ATD Dallas March Chapter Meeting
Our friends at Amazon have informed us that due to travel and visitor restrictions with their company, they will be unable to host us in March. They look forward to hosting us at a future event. Though this live event is cancelled, there will be a virtual chapter meeting in March. See the event post entitled, "The Power of Virtual: Engaging your audience when you can't be there in person".
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Amazon's Approach to Excellence in Talent & Development
Speaker: James Wallace - Instructional Designer/Ops Talent
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
Dallas Chapter Meeting: Amazon’s Approach to Excellence in Talent Development
Join us for an exciting presentation at Amazon’s largest Fulfillment Center! This is your opportunity to learn some of the business insights behind Amazon’s success. Topics include:
- Learn about Amazon’s history and how that has shaped Amazon 25 years later
- Explore that culture is engrained in every employee throughout every training from DAY 1
- Understand how Talent and Development plays a part in Amazon’s overall success
Welcome to FTW6-Amazon’s Largest Fulfillment Center
- Review the design and layout of the building and how training supports the operations team in creating ongoing success
James D. Wallace, IV Instructional Designer | Ops Talent – Development
With 30 years in training and development in three different industries, James designs and develops training systems for Worldwide Operations in his third role after four years at Amazon with a global reach of over 350,000 of the 920,000 employees. Starting at Amazon as the first engineer in the smart home start-up business unit, James wrote SOPs and Standard Work documents, scripted the first face-to-face Amazon employee interaction with a customer, and presented to Jeff Bezos three times in his first year. In his second role, James led the design of the training department for the world largest fulfillment center in Coppell, Texas, where he earned Best in Class for training over 4,000 employees in under six months. When not thinking of ways to create dynamic, engaging training materials for Amazon – James is an award-winning novelist, a James Beard award-winning culinary arts and sommelier speaker, volunteer mentor and public speaker at American Corporate Partners; and, never least, spending quality time with his two-year-old, Coralyn Aurelia; one-year-old, James David V; and YA genre novelist and SOX internal auditor wife, Jennifer. James earned a M.Sc. from Medical College of Wisconsin in Physiology with an emphasis in biochemical nutrition, an MBA in Finance focused on derivative markets from Marquette University, and a summa cum laude BS in Mammalian Physiology and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.
Amazon Fulfillment Center
2601 W. Bethel Road
Coppell, TX 75019
5:30pm: Sign in/Networking/Light dinner to be provided
6:00pm: Event begins
7:00pm: Q & A/ Closing remarks/ Tour of facility
7:30pm: Event ends
Member registration: Free!
Limited to 45 members (ID will be required upon entering the building)
No walk-ins accepted
No refunds for no-shows or cancellations less than 48 hours before the event
This event is an ATD Dallas Chapter members-only event. Click here to join!