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Career Transition SIG: Part 5: Panel Discussion - Insights from Successfully Transitioned TD Professionals

  • 06/13/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual
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ATD Fort Worth/Mid-Cities
Career Transition SIG Part 5 (of 5)

This speaker series has been created for educators and military service members looking to transition into the dynamic field of Talent Development (aka...Learning & Development)

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Virtual -  Thursday, June 13, 2024
6:00 - 7:00 PM (Central Time)

Part 5 (of 5)

Insights from Successfully Transitioned TD professionals

Moderated by:  Matthew Phillips

Join our panel of seasoned professionals who have successfully transitioned from teaching and military careers to impactful roles in Learning and Development (L&D). Gain firsthand insights into their career journeys, challenges faced, and lessons learned along the way. Discover valuable strategies, skills, and resources to make a smooth transition into the dynamic field of L&D. Whether you're considering a career change or seeking inspiration for your professional growth, this panel discussion is a must-attend event for educators aspiring to thrive in new roles beyond the classroom.


 Jared Speight is a former classroom teacher; after fourteen years teaching social studies and language arts at the middle school, high school, and community college level, he transitioned to learning and development and is currently an instructional design specialist for Mayo Clinic's Revenue Cycle team. Jared graduated with a Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology from the American College of Education last summer and has been certified as a Truster Tester by the Department of Homeland Security for web accessibility. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two kids, Eddie and Jane. When Jared is not exploring nearby trails, playing Pokemon Go, or losing to a six-year-old in Uno, he can be found reading an assortment of books or completing a needlework project.

Portfolio: http://www.jaredspeight.com/

Joshua Roberts is a passionate Instructional System Specialist and recently retired Navy veteran with over 22 years of experience in leadership, training, and workforce development. His background as a Naval Aviator and Professional Development Instructor prepared him to coach others in public speaking, adult learning, and mindfulness techniques. Josh promotes a culture of continuous learning and effective instruction through innovative curriculum design and collaborative team development. 

From molding young minds in the chaos of classrooms to shaping the grease-stained hands of automotive professionals, Lillith Ferguson has journeyed from textbooks to torque wrenches. Seven years as a teacher sculpted her patience, while her last two years as an instructional designer for automotive technicians honed her knack for turning gears, both literal and figurative.

Portfolio: http://www.projectsbylillith.com/

About our Moderator: 

Matt Phillips brings over 15 years of expertise in education, instructional design, educational technology, and project management to the forefront of learning and development. His passion lies in crafting creative solutions and building high-quality products that invigorate and empower professionals across diverse industries. With a commitment to innovation and a keen eye for detail, Matt is dedicated to driving impactful change in the field of adult learning and beyond.

Meeting Agenda:

5:55 pm - Log In

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT - Speaker Presentation + Q&A

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