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those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world.

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Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Zoom

    The Pittsburgh Chapter of ATD is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 7 ATD chapters is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content usually on the last Wednesday of each month. We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2023.

    Clear Communication—To Get
    What You Ask For and Need

    ATD Capability Model Alignment

    Building Personal Capability: Communication

    Developing Professional Capability: Coaching

    Impacting Organizational Capability: Consulting and Business Partnering

    Host Chapter: Greater Philadelphia

    About the Program

    This session will help you develop clear communication strategies for asking for what you need. You will be given the vocabulary to better understand the various types of requests and how they are best relayed to colleagues. For example, upgrading “soft asks”, which can create confusion and end up with a missed deadline, to clear and actionable requests. Beyond language coaching, you will learn a practical framework for holding yourself and others accountable for improving performance at the individual and team level. In addition, you’ll receive a tool for handling breakdowns in accountability. Following the session, you will be equipped to transform your teams’ conversations—to help you do your job, and do it well.

    Together we will: 

    • Unlock the tools to ask for what you need and deal with breakdowns in accountability
    • Learn to recognize the differences between a “soft ask” and a “clear request” and between a “hedge” and a “clear agreement.”
    • Engage in valuable conversations around communication, accountability, and productivity

    About the Speaker

    Lori ZukinLori Zukin, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of Zukin Leadership. As an executive, team coach, and consultant, Lori empowers her clients to do what they love, and love what they do. She supports clients across a broad range of sectors from the NFL to Under Armour and Baker Tilly to Slalom Consulting.

    A faculty member at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, Lori draws on her days as an executive at Booz Allen Hamilton—leading a team, building the business, and developing others—to relate to leaders’ needs and support breakthrough moments.

Use the ChIP Code! 

Simply enter the Pittsburgh Chapter's  ChIP code (CH3019) on the ATD Store on-line checkout screen or mention it to the ATD Customer Care Operator when you call

1.800.628.2783 or 703.683.8100.

A certain percentage of money will come back to support our local chapter.  


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