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Trainers Forum-Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Area

  • 10 Apr 2015
  • 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Nordstrom Direct, 7700 18th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.


  • Hawkeye ASTD members attend at no charge. (Members must log in to the website to register without incurring the $10 guest fee.)
  • Cost for non-members, including guests, is 0

Registration is closed

Trainers Forum Program Description

Join area Talent Development professionals to network, share and gain practical insights to apply in your training and development work.

Through a Knowledge Cafe, we will connect and share Favorite Icebreakers/Openers, Challenges/Suggestions to Help, and Training Technology Tips & Tools. 

"You Can Lead a Horse to Water... What if You Could Make Them Thirsty?" Melanie Hoffner, Certified Brain-Based Trainer and People Development Specialist with Brain Bonanza LLC, will facilitate a program filled with strategies you can use to engage even those "hostage" participants.

You can also enjoy a continental breakfast, door prizes, and a Book Sale of donated new and used books (scroll down for details)!


Registration and Informal Networking: 8:45-9:00 AM

Meeting: 9:00-11:00

Registration Fee 
This special event is open and free to anyone who works in the Talent Development area. 


Nordstrom Direct, 7700 18th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. 

NOTE: Use the main entrance by the flag pole (the 2nddriveway) buzz to enter, and sign in at the main desk. If you would like a tour of the facility after the program, contact Sophia Dennis before the meeting.

Site Coordinator: Sophia Dennis, Nordstrom Direct, sophia.m.dennis@nordstrom.com

Book Sale

You are invited to participate in our Book Sale fundraiser by donating books or shopping with us. Please note that we are only able to accept cash and checks. 

Here are a few of the titles that will be available: 

ROI in Action Casebook by Phillips and Phillips

Mastering Mobile Learning by Chad Udell and Gary Woodill

Foundations of Human Resource Development by Richard Swanson and Elwood Holton III

The Value of Learning by Phillips and Phillips

Managing Generation X by Bruce Tulgan

Leaders Open Doors by Bill Treasurer (New)

1501 Ways to Reward Employees by Bob Nelson (New)

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do (10th Anniversary Edition) by Mark Miller (New)

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott (New

Ubuntu! An Inspiring Story about an African Tradition of Teamwork and Collaboration by Bob Nelson (2 copies, new, signed by author)

Registration and Informal Networking: 7:45-8:00 AM

Meeting: 8:00-9:30

ATD Hawkeye Chapter
P.O. Box 10847
 Rapids, IA 52410-0847


Phone: 319-244-8482

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