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The Great Resignation Engagement

In the wake of The Great Resignation, effective recruitment and retention are vital.  Organizational leaders that engage their people, through inspiration and empowerment, attract committed people and provide them the means for a fulfilling career. In this session, we will discuss the root causes of engagement and how to foster an exceptional culture.

Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. | Networking & Dinner

6:15 – 6:25 p.m. | Welcome & Introductions

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Learning Session

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Learning Wrap-Up, Meeting Close, & Open Networking

About This Session:

Employee engagement has come to the forefront in the last decade or so as one of the defining characteristics of great organizations. We all know and appreciate the importance of employee engagement… but what about the opposite?

The opposite of employee engagement is usually identified as “disengagement.” If we take a deeper look at what underlies disengagement, however, we believe that its root more accurately lies in resignation.

The dictionary defines resignation as: an accepting, unresisting attitude, state; submission; acquiescence: To meet one’s fate with resignation.

This mental state, if allowed to persist, will result in what the dictionary gives as a second definition of resignation: a formal statement or document stating that one gives up an office, position, etc. Essentially, when people feel resigned, if they have a choice, they will resign!

The Great Resignation may be in the rearview mirror, but there are lessons to learn from it: Dislodging disengagement and displacing it with inspiration and empowerment is essential to attracting and retaining people that are committed to and capable of making an impact.

Join us for The Great Engagement on November 2, 2023! Our speaker, Kevin Davis, will present a simple but elegant formula for employee engagement with an aim to help you equip yourself to foster greater levels of aspiration and empowerment in the organizations you serve.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Davis is a passionate and engaging facilitator with a diverse background in consulting, nonprofit leadership, and global training. With his wealth of experience and authentic approach, Kevin guides individuals and teams to rediscover their core values, navigate challenges, and unlock their full potential.

Overall, Kevin’s expertise lies in engaging, coaching, and inspiring individuals and teams to reach their full potential by fostering meaningful conversations, providing guidance, and offering fresh perspectives. His authentic and caring approach, coupled with effective communication skills, make him a valuable asset for personal and professional growth.

About A2ATD:

The Ann Arbor Association for Talent Development (A2ATD) provides support, skills, and knowledge for talent development professionals in our community to be successful now and in the future. A2ATD events are open to the public with discounted rates for A2ATD professional members, student chapter members, and members of other local ATD chapters. Visit us at for more information.