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We'd love to have you visit us on the second Thursday of each month. You will enjoy the lunch, a great lineup of speakers, and a pretty cool cast of members, if you must know!

*Beginning February 2017 we will meet every other 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Unless otherwise noted.

Bookmark this page so you can see who is coming each month. See you there.


  You are cordially invited to join our 35 year anniversary celebration of the

Association for Talent Development (ATD) North Louisiana chapter - formerly known as ASTD.


We are reaching out to past board and chapter members.  

Let us celebrate those who helped paved the way to our present.


This session is FREE and open to the community. Friday, October 27 from 11 AM to 12 Noon on the 3rd floor of the Noel Memorial Library, LSUS Campus.


 “Design Thinking: Essential Skills for Establishing a Creative Culture” 

Presented by Allen Garcie, MFA, Associate Professor of Digital Arts

Creating environments where collaboration can quickly lead to innovation are essential for any university. Three years ago, in an effort to further foster a creative culture amongst its students, the LSUS Digital Arts Program developed and integrated a Creative Problem Solving course into its core curriculum. Throughout the course, students are taught a number of design thinking fundamentals they can use to further generate more creative and innovative ideas. During this session, you’ll experience some of these creativity enhancing tools that Digital Arts students use in order to break out of established thinking patterns and increase their level of creativity. You'll definitely want to bring a writing utensil and notepad for this exciting, hands-on session!

(Note: This session is for ANYONE and is not limited to only those in a “creative” field. The skills learned in this session can be applied to all fields of expertise.)

BIO:   Allen Garcie is a Shreveport-based educator, trainer, graphic designer, and all-around creative thinker with over 20 years of combined professional and teaching experience in the field of design and other forms of digital media. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Louisiana State University Shreveport Digital Arts Program. He is also the Education Chair and a past president of the American Advertising Federation of Shreveport-Bossier. Most recently, Allen was named as the AAF District 10 Educator of the Year.

 In his career, he has received national recognition and several national awards, as well as multiple ADDY advertising awards, for his designs. He also maintains multiple industry-level Adobe and other certifications. 

He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Louisiana Tech University, master’s degrees in both education and graphic design from Northwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from LSU Shreveport.



ATD Healthcare Summit 2017

Gabriela Ammatuna

Healthcare Project Manager

Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD

1640 King Street | Alexandria, VA 22314 | USA

Phone: +1 703 683 7268 | Email:

About the ATD Healthcare Summit

The ATD Healthcare Summit will showcase talent development programs that can drive improved operational service excellence and a better patient experience. The Summit will feature some of the top subject matter experts in the field, as well as practical strategies on topics ranging from improving employee engagement to the use of new technologies in healthcare.

Specific topics include:

·         Embracing patient-centered care and innovation – best practices

·         Patient safety and risk assessment

·         Employee engagement

·         Coaching in healthcare

·         Movement from compliance to competency- based models to value-based care

·         Learning and emerging technologies (VR/AR/AI/ML)

·         Transformative leadership skills

·         Driving service excellence

 ATD’s 2nd annual Healthcare Summit at the Columbia Business School on Oct 23,24,. In addition to the two days program; there are two networking events. The first one taking place at the NYLO hotel on Sunday, Oct 22 at 6 pm. The second will be held at the Columbia Business School on Monday, Oct 23 at 6 pm. We would like to let you know that ATD is offering a 30% discount to other members that would like to attend this event. Here is the code to use HEALTHCARE30 for those interested to participate.




    Please download these forms and submit your favorite company or individual for our annual training awards! 

    DEADLINE 11/27/2017

    ATDBEST Nomination invite letter.doc 

    ATDNEO nomination form.doc 

    ATDTraining Support Award Form.doc

    ATDProfessional Trainer of the Year Form.doc

    ATDExcellence in Training application.doc

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