• 30 Nov 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD) This includes STUDENT Members of ATD SF East Bay.
  • Please show student ID at registration upon arrival.
  • Requires registration code.
  • Special subsidized rate for transitioners.

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Join Us for Networking, Snacks and a Meeting Titled


and Learning & Development

Lessons from Fearless HR  
and some surprising places for the 

Learning and Development Community

We have a very special meeting for you this month. David D. Forman, the author of FEARLESS HR, will explain how to remake HR and LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT to build something new. 

Fearless HR is a best-selling, bold new book that examines the HR profession and provides a path forward for a function that has been often questioned and criticized.  The story of Fearless HR is about overcoming past perceptions, seizing opportunities and driving business results.  The book synthesizes over 100 research studies and provides 45 practical tools for streamlined implementation of HR's and L&D's future roles.   

  • Learn how L&D can solve the biggest problems facing business today... And some of the answers come from surprising places
  • Five specific tools that will enhance L&D's contribution to the organization (and greatly enhance its perceived value to the company leaders)


  • HR and L&D must confront the past before realizing the future
  • HR and L&D professionals must think and act like business leaders
  • HR’s and L&D's new purpose is to drive business results, PERIOD
  • A cohesive purpose can lead to a cycle of value

Forman contends that HR and L&D must first confront the past before moving forward. Without addressing negative historical perceptions head-on, they will continue to be ingrained into corporate memory.  Furthermore, Forman believes that HR and L&D have suffered from unclear responsibilities and "fuzziness" of purpose."  He argues for a much stronger alignment to the business so that the business's scorecard is HR's scorecard. 

Come hear the story of Fearless HR, and then Forman-with 25 years of experience in the training industry-will make the connections to the learning and development community.  Five specific tools will be presented that enhance Learning and Development's contributions to the organization. 

    You're invited. Join us! Bring a friend!


    About the Presenters:

    David Forman

    David C Forman is the author of Fearless HR, the President of Sage Learning Systems and former Chief Learning Officer of The Human Capital Institute.  The courses he has developed and taught for HCI have been taken by thousands of HR professionals all over the world.  In 2002, David worked with SHRM to create materials to support the GPHR certification program.  

    Prior to these experiences, David spent 25 years in the training industry, working with large global organizations to improve the knowledge, skills and performance of their people. Major clients include FedEx, IBM, DuPont, Microsoft, SAP, American Express, PwC, Ford, Prudential, Apple, Scripps Healthcare, Allstate Insurance and the University of Farmers.  In 1984, David had the unique opportunity to work with Apple on the release of the Macintosh; and several years later to help IBM streamline and cross-train over 22,000 manufacturing employees.

    David has written more than 40 articles on talent management, analytics, strategic human resources, learning systems, high-performance cultures and leadership. He has also spoken at many national and global talent and leadership conferences, both in his role of hosting HCI’s conferences for many years but also as a key note speaker.


    The Registration Process

    Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

    • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the "Register" button (above left), register, then click "Pay Online" 
    • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Click on the "Register" button and fill out the online registration form. When complete, a "Pay Online" button will appear. You are registered and should receive an email confirmation. It is not necessary to click "Pay Online" if you intend to pay at the door. 
    • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us with food orders and room set-up. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds.

    Pricing (Includes Snacks & Beverages)

    • Non-members: $25
    • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo (ATD SF East Bay) Chapter Members: Just $15 (with online registration)
    • Discounted Rate for Members of Other Chapters: $20
    • Student Rate: $15 with online registration 
      (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

    Typical Agenda

    • 6:00 pm Networking, Registration, hors d'ouvres & beverages 
    • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
    • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

    Professional opportunities are usually 

    mentioned during the meeting


    UC Berkeley Extension - Golden Bear Center

    1995 University Ave., 2nd Floor in a classroom

    Berkeley, CA 94704


    Directions: Yahoo Maps

    From I-80

    • Take University Avenue East
    • Go 1995 University Ave. (on the left side of the street)


    • City Street Parking
      • Free after 6:00
    • City Parking Lot
      • Behind the 2000 block of University Avenue, The Berkeley Way Parking Lot is located on Berkeley Way at Henry (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street).   This parking lot uses Cale Park EZ pay station machines for payment. These machines require a minimum 12 minute purchase of $0.30 for all credit card (only) transactions. 
    • More nearby parking lots & garages

    Public Transportation

    • BART: Nearest station: Downtown Berkeley
    • AC TRANSIT - Closest major intersection: University Ave. and Shattuck Avenue 

    Directions: Yahoo Maps

    Pic of UC Berkeley Extension Campus on University Avenue in Berkeley California

    Prospective Speakers

    Interested in speaking at one of our Monthly Chapter Meetings? We'd love to hear from you. Please check out our PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS page for more information.

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