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August 2024 ATD FW/MC Chapter Meeting - Facilitating Engagement through Intentional Instructional Design

  • 08/01/2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual (Zoom) & In-Person @ Diamond Oaks Country Club | 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North | Fort Worth, TX 76117


  • Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter Members
    Early Bird registration is available through the Friday before the meeting.
    Includes Dinner, Coffee, and Tea.
  • Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter Members
    Registration is available from the Saturday before the meeting to Monday before the meeting.
    Includes Dinner, Coffee, and Tea.
  • Non-Members
    Includes Dinner, Dessert and choice of beverages
  • Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter Members
  • Non-Members Guest Virtual registration


Come join us and celebrate our 50th Anniversary all year long!

ATD Fort Worth Mid-Cities Chapter Meeting & Presentation

Thursday, August 1, 2024 - 5:30 - 7:30

Location: Diamond Oaks Country Club | 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive North | Fort Worth, TX 76117 

In person registration Early Bird pricing ends Friday, July 26th

In person registration deadline: Monday, July 29th

Virtual Registrations: open through day of meeting

Facilitating Engagement through Intentional Instructional Design
Presented by: Amber O'Reilly, CPTD and Regan O'Hara

As a talent development professional, you are often tasked with creating engaging learning programs that impact your company. But how do you balance the stakeholders' requests, develop accurate content, and facilitate a psychologically safe and enjoyable class? Amber and Regan are here to walk you through a case study that includes exercising an iterative process to improve learner experience while utilizing technology and data to verify decisions.

By the end of the session, you will learn:

• Constructing an unbiased needs analysis with stakeholders.
• Outlining instructional design techniques while interweaving change management strategies.
• Selecting facilitation tactics to develop relationships and boost collaboration amongst learners.
• Summarize the evaluation model and make decisions with data.

About our Presenters

Amber O’Reilly has dedicated the past decade of her career to developing others in numerous organizations. She works with leaders to understand their culture and workflows of their teams and provides new learning opportunities through a collaborative effort. Amber has designed employee onboarding programs, leadership development initiatives, and client education series for the modern worker. Her focus is to enhance their career and learning experiences while effectively contributing to their company’s bottom line and ensuring a proper work-life balance. She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and also has certificates in Instructional Design, Change Management, and Executive Coaching with the Association of Talent Development (ATD). Amber is also a national and Dallas chapter member of ATD and SHRM. Personally, Amber is a wife and mother of two daughters and enjoying their simple farm life in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Regan O’Hara serves as the Facilitation Team Leader for the Learning and Development team at Higginbotham, with her emphasis in Virtual Facilitation of Adult Learning. She is an active member of the Association for Talent Development, both nationally and locally, reflecting her dedication to advancing talent development practices. Regan is a proud honors graduate of Texas A&M University, with her degree in Human Resource Development. Gig Em! Over the past year alone, Regan has orchestrated nearly 100 learning events, showcasing her versatility in hosting webinars, live seminars, instructor-led trainings, and various virtual learning experiences. She currently holds certificates for Virtual Facilitation awarded from ATD, and Conflict Resolution. Furthermore, Regan has shared her wealth of experience with fellow HRD professionals, contributing to manuscripts shared across the globe. With a focus on employee engagement, leadership development, and communication, Regan’s leadership style is marked by a blend of expertise and empathy. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she’s adapted to life in Dallas, TX where she currently resides. Outside of the office, Regan recently married her husband, Jordan, and they both enjoy spending as much time as they can with their Goldendoodle, Maxi. Regan has a genuine passion for helping others succeed and believes joy can be as simple as a cup of coffee in the morning!






  • TBD

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 pm - In Person Networking

5:45 pm - In Person Dinner is Served 

5:50 pm - 50th Anniversary Presenters & VIrtual Attendees Log In 

6:00 pm - Meeting Begins for Everyone

6:15 pm - Keynote Presentation Begins

7:15 pm - Final Announcements and Door Prizes

7:30 pm - Meeting Concludes

Buying something at the ATD Store? Enter our ChIP code CH7039 and a portion of the revenue goes back to our chapter!

For any general inquires please email: president@atdfortworth.org

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