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Subject Matter Experts (SME) offer many advantages for learning and development teams: they know your audience, your organization, and the subject! But those of us who have worked extensively with SME’s know that with all the good comes some difficulty as well.

In this interactive conversation, we’ll discuss:

  • four different “types” of SME’s

  • develop strategies for working with each type

  • how to effectively coach and manage relationships

You’ll leave with a plan for improving the outcomes achieved by your SME’s and a new weapon for improving your overall learning and development offerings.

Eric Atkins is a self-described learning and development (L&D) junkie. During his recovery from being a writing teacher (don’t worry, he won’t correct your grammar—unless you ask!), Eric discovered instructional design and hasn’t looked back. He worked as an instructional designer and learning technologist in the financial service industry before joining Brasfield & Gorrie in 2010, where he currently leads the Career Development Team.  

Eric is a former President of the Birmingham Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and is currently serving as the Chair of the Associated General Contractors of America’s Training, Education, and Development Steering Committee. He earned his Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) in January 2019.

monthly Meeting Location

The Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center is the regular monthly meeting location for ATD Birmingham. Arrive early for limited visitor parking or enjoy street parking at any time.

3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233 

Upcoming events

  • 04/29/2019 11:30 AM
    Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham

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Wednesday May 15, 2109
BirminghamATD will partner with The Exceptional Foundation for a Day of Service.  (15) participants needed.  Please contact Michael Glaze at 205-279-3454.

Our chapter needs volunteers for several areas including our Programs Committee and Operations.  Click here to request more information about getting involved.    


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