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Let’s harness the “back to school” vibe that’s in the air and focus on your own professional development. In this session with Megan Torrance, you’ll have the opportunity to create a personalized professional development plan focusing on the WHAT, WHO, and HOW you will grow in the next 3, 6, 9 months. (And you can use this technique with your team and others in your organization, too!) 

WHAT: Align your learning and development goals with the key outcomes you need to produce. This ensures that they’re action-oriented, measurable, and that someone other than you also cares about them. We’ll dissect these goals into components that can be addressed via formal learning, network building, experiences, etc. 

WHO: How can you leverage your network to help you meet your goals? We’ll explore strong and weak network ties and how each of these can be strategically leveraged – and how you can give back to your network in return. 

HOW: You can’t boil the ocean (at least not all at once). Using the QualityMinds Agile Learning approach, you’ll make a plan for a first learning sprint to get you started. Perhaps you’ll even find a peer coach for the process right here at A2ATD!


  • Align learning needs with key professional (or personal!) outcomes.
  • Leverage strong and weak network links strategically to achieve outcomes.
  • Build an Agile plan for your own development.
  • Consider ways to use this approach with your colleagues, team members and others in your organization.
  • Connect with other A2ATD members and local professionals.


  • 5:30 – 6:15 PM | Dinner & Networking
  • 6:15 – 6:25 PM | Welcome & Introductions
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Presentation
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM | Q&A and Wrap-Up

About the Presenter:
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, and has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works so they devote considerable time to sharing professional development.

Megan is also the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers, and Making Sense of xAPI.