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    Management Concepts

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    Housing Authority of Baltimore City

    Association for Government Accountants DC

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  • “Bringing passion, energy, and expertise to learning and development in order to inspire people and organizations to achieve their best.”

    Meet our President/CEO, Deadra Welcome. She has over 20 years of experience as a learning strategist, business partner, program manager, facilitator, and professional specialist. Deadra is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM), and Certified Performance Consultant. As a Master Trainer, she holds certificates in instructional design/development, performance consulting, and blended learning as well as holds a Bronze-Level Kirkpatrick Partners Certification. Deadra utilizes her skills to implement and execute innovative solutions to achieve optimal levels or organizational performance.

    She has trained thousands of people in corporations, non-profit entities, and government agencies on business, human resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and leadership development topics to achieve improved organizational and individual performance. Deadra is also the author of Don’t Get Left Behind and founder of the Extraordinary Learning Academy, where she trains other trainers to design, develop, and deliver inspiring, engaging, and actionable learning experiences.

    Deadra has been a member of ATD since 2006 and an active member of the Metro DC Chapter since 2010. She served as the chapter’s first VP of Learning in 2016, and has served on the Advisory Committee as well as the Director of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Director of Professional Development, and Mentoring Partnership Program Manager for the Metro DC Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).  Deadra has expanded her volunteer work and contributions to support National ATD initiatives. She was selected to serve as a member of the ATD Leaders Conference Program Advisory Committee for two consecutive years (2015 & 2016).

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Association of Talent Development (ATD)

Maximize Learning to Increase Performance

5 Ways to Make Talent Development Extraordinary at Your Agency

Needs Assessments Design and Execution for Success research report

A Proper Introduction, TD Magazine, August 2017 edition.

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ATD-TV June 2017 Episode

Discussing the Pros of Using a Blended Learning Approach

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10 Lessons I Learned My First Year in eLearning

Sharing experiences with Tim Slade about the importance of instructional design.

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2016 Helping You Grow DC Conference

Learning is Essential to Being a Superachiever

A podcast with Christina Eanes, a life-long superachiever and author of Quit Bleeping Around.

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