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Encore Presentation! Stay on Top of Your Game on A Shoestring Budget ~ with Deadra Welcome

  • Mon, September 11, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Pre-Recorded On YouTube!
  • 90


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Stay on Top of Your Game on A Shoestring Budget

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Whether you are currently working or in transition, you have to be at the top of your game to be successful! You have to continuously grow, in order to be the best job candidate. In your job search, you are only as good as your knowledge, skills, and experience. Take charge of your professional development by creating a comprehensive four-part plan and learn over 20 no-cost ways to continue to be the best in your profession with little or no budget. Don't get left behind your competition.

Workplace Application:

After participating in this workshop, attendees will learn practical ways to achieve continual learning and show up as their best to prospective employers by answering four questions.

Learning Outcomes:

In this workshop, participants will learn.

  • Why it’s important and beneficial to be a continual learner
  • How has learning changed in the new normal
  • How to use a simple four-step process for approaching professional and career development
  • At least 20 no-cost or low-cost developmental activities
  • How to use a template to create an actionable development plan


Author, Founder, and CEO of Concerning Learning LLC, Deadra Welcome has had a life-long passion for learning. Knowing she had a desire to help others achieve their best, Deadra attended Howard University in preparation for a career that would enable her to serve others. She attended Howard University and later in 2010, she earned her Certified Professional in Talent Development credential from the Association for Talent Development. This was followed by her Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Evaluation Certification from Kirkpatrick Partners. Along with this, she received the Certified Professional in Training Management designation from Training Industry. In 2018, she earned the title of Certified MBTI Practitioner from the Myers-Briggs Foundation.

In 2011, Deadra founded her training consulting business, Concerning Learning, LLC, where she utilizes her decades of experience by creating actionable and sustainable learning experiences for executives, managers, teams, and individuals in government agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Her passion for helping others learn, led Deadra open the Extraordinary Learning Academy in 2017 to train and coach other workplace learning professionals to improve their capacity to design, develop, and deliver instructionally-sound learning experiences and improve their effectiveness to manage their learning departments.

As an author, she shares her extensive knowledge of the principles of adult learning with her book titled, Don't Get Left Behind, an interactive journal that empowers readers to take charge of their own development. Outside of this, Deadra is a regular and sought-after contributor for organizations such as the Association for Talent Development, Training Industry, Management Concepts, Graduate School USA, and Training Officer’s Consortium.

In her quest for a fulfilling career, Deadra joined the Federal Aviation Administration in 1991 where she designed, delivered, and managed training programs in the Airways Facilities Office, Corporate Learning Services, and the Office of Security and Hazardous Materials. By 2007, she had transitioned to the position of Senior Program Manager for the US Department of Energy's Office of Learning and Workforce Development, before serving as the US Census Bureau's Chief of Current Surveys Training Branch to lead a team of Training Specialists in creating training that impacted the missions of many federal agencies. Lastly, in 2016, Deadra had joined the US Department of Transportation, where she worked in the Office of the Chief Information Officer as its Training Program Manager.

While working in the federal government for 27 years, Deadra created and implemented comprehensive mentoring, training evaluation, on-boarding, knowledge management, as well as employee and manager development programs, for thousands of employees. Whether the topic is business, human resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), or leadership development, Deadra's goal has always been to help individuals and teams achieve excellence for the optimal levels of organizational performance.

Her career journey continues to inspire others to “learn something new each day” which she models and encourages others to show up as their best by joining her learning revolution!


This is an encore presentation that has been pre-recorded. Join Us on YouTube!