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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) and 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 been a member of ATD since 2006 and an active member of the Metro DC Chapter since 2010. Deadra 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)

Most recent contribution, 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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