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October Career Development SIG: The Ins and Outs of Instructional Design

  • 30 Oct 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online: Zoom


  • Free to ATD Dallas members.

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ATD Dallas October Career Development SIG

Hosted by Laurie Barnett & Jeff Persaile

October 30, 2023/6:30pm-8:00pm CST

Facilitator: Laurie Barnett


Our panel of ISD experts will discuss what they do from day to day, what they needed to know to get into ISD and what skills they rely on, “secrets” they wish they had known sooner, suggestions for others hoping to transition to ISD. Among other things, they’ll also talk about what it’s like working with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and stakeholders, how to handle obstacles, and how to recommend changing the direction of a curriculum or course.

Bring your own questions to add to the conversation!


  • Emily Whitmer, MA, CPTD, is a doer, a dreamer, and a true believer in the potential of people and the power of learning. She has spent her training career working in various cultures, languages, and business sectors, including international development, non-profits, higher education, and is currently in the corporate sector at Southwest Airlines. Emily's focus in ISD has been primarily in the digital space, designing virtual events/ platforms, eLearning, and digital ecosystems that enhance workflow performance. For the past eight years, Emily has led creative teams in the Learning & Development space.
  • Karen Clem is the Sr. Director of Enterprise Talent Development within the People & Culture team at Schoox as well as the Vice President of Professional Development at Dallas ATD. Karen has a passion for developing individuals to reach their fullest potential in each organization she serves. She has over 15 years in Talent Development as a leader, instructional designer, facilitator, and strategist to implement effective solutions to help move the needle in performance and employee experience.
  • Jeff Persaile, CPTD/CPLP, is a versatile, enthusiastic, and skilled L&D leader. His experience includes roles as Facilitator, Instructional Designer, Instructional Design Manager, Learning Management System (LMS) Manager, New Hire Training Program Manager and independent Consultant working in a variety of industries for small organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Jeff considers himself an “accidental” trainer because he didn’t take a conventional career path into our profession. He has been an active member of ATD Dallas for nearly 35 years and served as president in 2011. Jeff currently runs his own training consulting business improving the performance of people and organizations.


Online: Zoom


  • Member registration: Free!
  • Non-Member Guest registration: $10


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