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    • Wed, April 25, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
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    This presentation examines a few of the misguided aphorisms of learning and misconceptions about the brain from popular culture -especially those that seem to persist even after neuroscience shows evidence to the contrary. These are replaced by the cognitive and learning science supporting Bloom’s Taxonomy as the key to creating effecting learning and training experiences.

    There are a whole number of urban legends about learning and neuroscience that just refuse to die, e.g., Left Brain vs. Right Brain personality traits and learning, Learning must occur during certain periods of development, we only use 10% of our brain, perceptions about fixed learning styles, etc. We'll dive into some of these issues and discover fact from fiction. 

    Presenter Bio:

    James Bennett

    James Bennett has been a leader and innovator in education technology for almost two decades. He has published papers on education reform through technology, and has authored several college textbooks on media design. As a professional educator, he has managed teams of instructional designers for 36 colleges and served as a subject matter expert in learning for the corporate sector. He is also the lead national instructor on adaptive learning for the Association of Talent Development (ATD).

    His presentations at professional education conferences have included topics such as innovations in education technology and the cognitive neuroscience of learning. In the area of adaptive learning, James has participated in the single largest rollout of adaptive learning systems in education, developed and implemented a successful pilot for integrating adaptive and teacher-led instruction, and initiated the concept of multicourse learning path, and introduced them to two of the largest adaptive products on the market. In the adaptive learning courses implemented under his guidance, he has seen a documented increase of 20 percent in learner performance and mastery of competencies. 

    He has also written articles and a guide for educators that are considering adaptive technologies. James holds a bachelor of fine arts from Ball State University, a master of fine arts from the University of South Florida, and a number of professional development and technical certifications, including HTML, JavaScripting, and Online Tutoring, from the University of Oxford 

    Agenda: 7pm-8pm Webinar

    Costs: Members - Free; Guests - $25 

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Thu, April 26, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The New York Public Library 39th Street Building, 445 5th Avenue, Fifth Floor LEC, New York City, New York
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    The personality assessment industry is estimated at $2bn per year and the choice can be overwhelming. In order to simplify the decision in the face of so many alternatives, we deploy our trusty cognitive shortcuts and revert to the same small selection, making trade-offs between depth, validity, cost and ease of use. 

    In this session we invite you to step back and critically examine personality assessments through the lens of evaluative bias. Through a presentation of new research, discussion with other coaches and sharing practical experience, you’ll learn:

    • How evaluative bias in personality assessments affects the individual, as well as the culture of the organization. 
    • A new approach to assessing personality, built on research that validates the measure of adaptive and maladaptive behavior at both ends of the personality dimensions. 
    • The benefits of helping coaching clients examine how their personality traits emerge in different contexts. 

    Presenter Bio: 

    Sarah Tennyson

    Sarah Tennyson is a coach, facilitator and consultant specializing in the development of people and organizations. With formal training in organizational psychology, she runs an independent practice in New York City to provide high quality, personalized solutions to financial and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Tennyson LLC in 2015, Sarah was Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics where she led a global team of consultants. She brings 15 years of experience working with clients in over 20 countries.

    Sarah holds an MSc Occupational Psychology and a BSc (Hons) Psychology. She is accredited to use a number of personality psychometrics and is a Strategic Alliance Partner for Lumina Spark and the Lumina Learning suite of assessments. Regularly running along the river and around Central Park keeps Sarah’s mind and body in balance. When not on the move, she’s a keen reader and book club member and throws herself into all that city life offers including theatre, music, eating out and, most recently, trapeze classes. 


    5:30-6:00 pm - Registration & Networking
    6:00-7:30pm - Event 

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: April 25, 2018

    Free to chapter members. Non-members may audit one SIG free, then must join the chapter to continue.

    SIG Chair:

    Interim Chair: Angela Wright   angela.wright@atdnyc.org 
    • Wed, May 02, 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ADP Innovation Lab New York, 135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
    • 10

    Innovation is in our DNA at ADP. Within ADP’s Enterprise Learning organization, the team is laser focused on helping clients and ADP associates better leverage the company’s products and service tools through an accelerated, modern approach to learning. In this dynamic session, explore ADP’s Enterprise Learning organization’s never-ending quest to drive a modern learning organization and accelerate the company’s strategy. Just supporting the strategy will no longer suffice! High impact learning organizations play an active and strategic role in moving it forward.

    What is this session about?

    With a perfect back drop at ADP’s Innovation Lab in New York City, join Andrea Elkin, Vice President Learning, as she takes you on a journey through her team’s Just in time, Just Enough, Just for Me mission.

    Unique to Enterprise Learning is its status as a COE (Center of Expertise), operating as a standalone learning entity and very much aligned with the goals of each business unit. Learn more about ADP’s significant investment in learning and the steps being taken to modernize learning through people, process and technology.

    Why is it a big deal?

    Economist John Kenneth Balbraith said that “faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” Andrea and her team get it. To be relevant in tomorrow’s world, the choice is obvious. To continue the success of her organization and that of ADP, Andrea is moving quickly to be well positioned to support clients and associates at the moment of need with best in class technology and learning solutions.

    They want it now! Millennials touch their smartphones at least 45 times a day. It is the most connected generation. Ever. And that connectedness shows up in the workplace. Everything needs to be just in time, just enough and just for me learning. We need to meet them where they are, accelerating their learning through virtual reality and whatever that next “cool” thing is out there capturing their focus.

    With technology being part of who we are wherever we work or play, learning organizations must take a hard look at their operating principles to ensure they are positioned well to leverage the very latest in technology to move learning and the business forward.

    Attend this event to:

    • Explore the real impact that Enterprise Learning has in accelerating business strategy.
    • See real life examples of how a learning organization is modernizing learning.
    • Understand how to apply an agile learning methodology when what you are teaching is constantly changing.
    • Get a peek at some of Enterprise Learning’s learning programs and initiatives that are delivering on the promise of being a strategic learning organization driving real business results
    • Participate in a live Q&A with Andrea Elkin, gaining first hand insights from a proven leader in excellence and innovation.

    Do you want a sneak peek of ADP’s Innovation Lab? Innovation is the force that moves ADP forward. See how quickly things are changing.

    Host: ADP Innovation Lab


    6:15pm-6:45pm Networking
    6:45pm-7:45pm Presentation
    7:45pm-8:00pm Networking 

    Costs $65 for non members, $0 for members 

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: Tuesday, May 1 (12:00pm) 

    Presenter Bio:

    Andrea Elkin, VP, Enterprise Learning at ADP

    What’s love got to do with it? In the case of Andrea Elkin, VP, Enterprise Learning at ADP, it is everything. Andrea’s passion and love for excellence and innovation is what fuels her unyielding commitment to delivering a winning organization and driving modern learning for ADP. Her team’s winning aspiration, “the learning experiences we produce and the associates we developed will be fundamental reasons clients do business with ADP, ” is all about putting our clients and associates at the heart of what we do.

    How does she do it? Andrea and team are bringing that winning inspiration to life with the mission to create “Just in Time, Just Enough, Just for Me” learning that delivers business results.

    When she’s not driving a winning culture at ADP, she enjoys speaking at nationally recognized conferences focused on talent management, leadership and learning but always saves time for her family and passion for spinning and yoga.

    The best piece of advice she ever received is that to be successful you need to make at least one difficult phone call, everyday. You’re invited to follow her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaelkin/ to learn more about her professional experience, industry awards and other industry recognitions.

    • Wed, May 09, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Thu, May 10, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • John Sullivan's Irish Pub and Restaurant 210 West 35th street, New York, New York 10001 (Upstairs bar)

    Come join us for our second networking event of 2018!  While this will be a BYOD (buy your own drinks) event, the connections you make will be priceless.  

    ALL are welcome; members and non-members too!

    For any questions, please reach out to David Truzman, VP of Membership, at: david.truzman@atdnyc.org.

    • Thu, May 17, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD - Manhattan location, New York, NY
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    If positioned and scaled well, Action Learning has the power to change the status quo, drive change and organization development. During this full day workshop we will deeply explore how Action Learning Coaches can deliver results to clients and businesses in 5 key areas.

    1. Breakthrough, actionable strategy and solution development.
    2. Engaged leaders and self directed teams
    3. Organizational Development and Change
    4. Critical thinking and communication-skills training
    5. Agile communities of practice

    You will:

    • Experience the power of Action Learning first hand
    • Understand the theoretical foundations, and various methods for Action Learning
    • Know how to successfully create offerings that include Action Learning principles
    What is Action Learning?
    Professor Reginald Revans (1907-2003) is the originator of Action Learning. He undertook much of the early work in developing the method with the Coal Board in the UK. Today,Action Learning uses different applications that we will touch on in the workshop.

    In an Action Learning session following the WIAL method (World Institute of Action Learning), a group of 6-8 participants develop leadership skills by working together on solving a complex problem. Questions are the driving force of Action Learning, and empower participants to discover the root of problems and to unlock hidden knowledge.

    Presenter Bio:

    Mies de Koning

    Mies de Koning (actionlearningnewyork.com) is a Certified Action Learning Coach and a trained Action Researcher. He is part of the team that won the "2017 best implementation award" at the Global Conference of the World Institute for Action Learning in Shanghai. Mies is an expert in Social and Organizational Learning Methodologies. Fascinated by personal leadership theory and group dynamics,Mies started his career as a group therapist in Child Psychiatry. As a Program Director in Higher Education at Avans University, he led curriculum development and staff for the Bachelor in Socio-Educational work for 10 years.


    1. Introduction to Action Learning: There is no learning without action
    2. Total Action Learning Demonstration
    3. Theory and Various Methods
    4. Applications in Contemporary Talent Development
    5. Positioning and Scaling Action Learning

    Cost: $250 for members, $350 for non-members. Please check out our offerings for membership on our chapter homepage.

    Registration deadline: May 14, 2018

    CCoE Director: Angela Wright angela.wright@atdnyc.org

    • Tue, May 22, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The New York Public Library 445 5th Avenue, 5th Floor, room: LEC (ENTRANCE ON 39TH STREET) New York 10016
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    Do you understand your ethical and professional responsibility as coaches, and as sponsors of coaching? Join us for a panel discussion where we will explore the concept of Duty of Care and navigating the complexities around mental health issues in coaching.

    It has been estimated that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. has suffered from mental illness within the last 12 months. Further, in a study conducted by the Congressional Research Service dated January 2018, the prevalence of mental illness amongst the U.S. adult population was estimated at between 26.2% and 32.4%. 

    Research in the field of coaching has found that between 25% and 50% of clients presenting for coaching meet criteria for clinical mental health, and that the incidence of personality and mood disorders is 10-15% and 20% respectively. Importantly, for those undertaking executive coaching, studies suggest that the levels of distress within executive populations are more than double those found the general population. 

    This raises a number of important questions relating to our ethical and professional responsibilities as coaches, and as sponsors of coaching, including:

    • Do you understand the nature of your Duty of Care as a coach?
    • How do you reflect on the limitations of your competence, and the boundaries of your role as coach?
    • Are you alert to the possibility that coaching, in certain circumstances, may cause psychological harm?
    • What ongoing education and training do you undertake in relation to the identification and assessment of mental health issues?
    • How do you recognize the red flags indicating a need for therapy or that coaching is not the appropriate intervention? 
    • What is your strategy for dealing with, and referring, in such situations, and how do you identify your personal point of referral? 
    • How do you manage such issues when coaching within an organization, which raises complex issues surrounding confidentiality?
    • As a sponsor of coaching, how do these issues affect you? How do you handle situations where there is a potential mental health issue?
    Join ATD NYC’s Coaching SIG for a panel discussion where we will explore our professional responsibility as it relates to these critical issues. 

    Presenter Bios:

    Charles (Chuck) Schaeffer
    Chuck is a New York-based licensed psychologist and career advisor who has spent the last 12 years helping individuals, couples, professionals, and organizations tap into their strengths in order to overcome challenges and thrive in the face of insomnia, stress, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health difficulties. Dr. Schaeffer has created and led mental health training programs to improve professional’s clinical competencies at organizations including the Seleni Institute, Estee Lauder, JP Morgan Chase, Postpartum Support International, New York University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Motherhood Center of New York. He currently serves as clinical consultant & supervisor to organizations including the Seleni Institute, Huddle, New York University, and the Motherhood Center of NY.

    Kalzien Van Vliet

    Klazien is a human capital professional with an MA in Social and Organizational Psychology from Leiden University in The Netherlands and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational and Executive Coaching from NYU, currently working as Organizational Development Consultant at Macquarie. In this role Klazien manages the executive and skill-based coaching portfolio across the Americas region. She also develops and delivers bespoke learning solutions to address business needs and leads the psychometric assessment interpretation training and support in the organization. Klazien is a member of ATD NYC and ICF and co-chair of the ATD NYC’s Coaching SIG. 

    Angela Wright

    Angela has over 20 years global professional experience including more than 10 years experience as a consultant, facilitator, researcher, coach and coach supervisor. Prior to her full-time consulting career, Angela practiced as an attorney, where she specialized in disputes around professional responsibility, breach of duty of care, conflicts of interest and ethical issues. She was also part of the writing team responsible for drafting the world’s first ISO (International Organization for Standards) aligned Guideline for the training of coaches and the provision of coaching services. As a previous Board member, Angela currently serves as the Director of the Coaching Center of Excellence and Co-Chair of Coaching Supervision Programs at ATD NYC.

    5.30-6.00pm Registration & Networking

    Cost: Event is FREE to ATD NYC Members.  Guest may audit on SIG meeting for free and must become members to attend future events.

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: Deadline is May 21st 

    SIG Co-Chairs: 
    Molly Sawaya    molly.sawaya@us.qbe.com
    Kalzien Van Vliet    klazien.vanvliet@macquarie.com

    • Wed, May 30, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
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    In this webinar we'll examine how to evaluate learning programs, specifically exploring the link between designing learning content and the eventual impact on workplace performance. 

    How do you show the value of learning? There’s no easy, single answer because learning is complex and every organizational context is different. But some constants remain. And most agree it is about more than attendance in class or completion rates. 

    This webinar will put learning evaluation under the spotlight, and explore what it really means to show the value of learning. Few in the professional development field have spent as much time as Dr Will Thalheimer exploring what makes learning effective. In this webinar we'll also our focus on evaluation – how do we know that learning has taken place and transferred into performance?

    This new multi-level approach to evaluation is a method that ranges from knowledge building, through task competence to effective performance. We'll examine how to evaluate learning programs and explore some new, deep thinking about the links (& those lacking) between designing learning content or experiences, the eventual impact on workplace performance and what objective methods we're using to assess impact.

    In this webinar we'll discover:

    * The issue of evaluation: the difficulties and dangers
    * What real performance looks like
    * Why knowing is only the beginning of performance
    * Task competence, decision making and other key factors
    * Super-charging your smiley sheets
    * When should we be ready to certify someone as having learned anything? 

    Presenter Bio:

    Will Thalheimer is a learning expert, researcher, instructional designer, business strategist, speaker, and writer. Dr. Thalheimer has worked in the learning-and-performance field since 1985.

    He was the project manager for the first commercially-viable computer-based leadership simulation, The Complete Manager. He led the Strategic Management Group’s product line, Leading for Business Results, increasing revenues fourfold. He has trained managers to be leaders at numerous Fortune 500 companies, teaching such topics as leadership, persuasion, conflict resolution, and business strategy. He has led change management efforts and workshops.

    In 1998, Dr. Thalheimer founded Work-Learning Research to bridge the gap between research and practice, to compile research on learning, and disseminate research findings to help chief learning officers, instructional designers, trainers, e-learning developers, performance consultants, and learning executives build more effective learning-and-performance interventions and environments.

    His clients have included giant multinationals, e-learning companies, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning. Short list: Walgreens, UNUM, Microsoft, MIT, Pfizer, Allen Interactions, Type A Learning Agency, eInstruction, Monitor Group, ADP, Questionmark, Midi Compliance Solutions, Facility Einstein, Defense Intelligence Agency, The eLearning Guild, Rockwell, Raytheon, Boeing, Kodak, AGFA, AMD, PPG, Nabisco, Ericsson, Abbott, Novartis, SMG, and the U.S. Postal Service. His research and writings have led the field in providing practical research-based recommendations through his online publications (www.work-learning.com/catalog), published articles, and his industry-leading blog (www.willatworklearning.com).

    Dr. Thalheimer speaks regularly at national and international conferences. His conference presentations always receive numerous evaluation-sheet comments like the following: “This was one of the best presentations I attended—solid information delivered in a style that helped me learn.”

    Will holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Drexel University, and a PhD in Educational Psychology: Human Learning and Cognition from Columbia University. Agenda *6pm-7pm Webinar 

    Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar

    Costs: Member - Free; Guests - $25

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Tue, June 05, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WeWork, 135 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
    • 12

    Senior leaders and talent development professionals overwhelmingly agree that innovation is a top priority and essential for success. Yet very few are satisfied with the level of innovation happening in their organizations.

    ATD (National)’s research on the role of training to build innovative organizations shows that innovative organizations share these traits: an innovative and committed executive team, being good at implementing change, being effective at cross functional teamwork, and having a published innovation strategy. And while our research shows a direct link between innovation and organizational success, the reverse is not always true: successful organizations are not necessarily innovative.

    As the demand for training on teamwork, communication skills, leadership, and change management continues, programs on innovative thinking or managing innovative teams are in the least demand and rarely offered to staff. So how can an organization change its approach to think and operate more innovatively? How can the talent development function play a key role in driving innovative thinking and practices?

    In this session you will hear about organizations that have made innovation a top priority, are embracing it as part of their talent development strategy, and are driving more innovation through organizational culture, change management, and teamwork. 

    About our presenter: 

    Tony Bingham, President and CEO, ATD

    Tony Bingham is the President and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of more than 140, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

    Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.

    5:30pm-6:00pm Networking
    6:00pm-7:30pm Presentation
    7:30pm-8:00pm Networking 


    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $65
    Non-Member Students with I.D.: $20

    Please Note: You must register by June 4, 2018, due to strict security requirements. No walk-ins will be accepted. If you have not received a confirmation email from ATD NYC by c/o/b June 4, 2018
     you have not registered for the session and will not be allowed to attend the event. 
    • Wed, June 06, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, June 08, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Breather - SOHO, 594 Broadway - 11 floor, Suite 1106, New York, NY 10012

    Research suggests an exponential rise in Team Coaching - Are you ready to step up to meet this growing demand? 

    Join coaching pioneer and global thought leader Professor David Clutterbuck for a 3 Day Master Class on the Fundamentals of Team Coaching. As Co-Founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at three universities and author of over 70 books, David is at the forefront of team coach training. His book, Coaching the Team at Work stimulated the global movement for evidence-based team coaching nearly a decade ago. He is currently the lead editor of the team producing the first Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching. This is first time his Master Class will be offered in the U.S. 

    20.5 ICF CCE Units apply to this Program

    Team coaching is rapidly gaining traction as a powerful tool for helping leadership teams improve performance. It has wider application however, for all kinds of teams, at all levels in an organization. Most large organizations have invested in coaching individuals. Increasingly, however, it is recognized that the performance issues of both organizations and individuals are systemic. As the bridge between individual and organizational learning, teams are the most practical unit to integrate individual and systemic perspectives, to manage the complexity of co-working, and to respond to the shifting needs of organizations. While it is not surprising that team coaching has emerged as a growing practice, experience in the field suggests that coaches are adapting approaches to meet this demand with mixed success. To step up into this considerably more complex and arguably more demanding arena, team coaches need to have a good understanding not only of coaching basics, but of team dynamics and team psychology, of collective decision making, of systems theory and a variety of other relevant topics.

    Who should attend? 

    This program is aimed at people with a solid foundation of experience and expertise in one to one coaching who want to add team coaching to their portfolio. It aims to ensure that they are competent and confident in extending coaching approaches to helping teams become more effective.

    Learning objectives 

    Participants will: 

    • Understand the key differences between one-to-one and team coaching, in terms of purpose, function and required skills & knowledge 
    • Have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to undertake straightforward team coaching assignments 
    • Have confidence to experiment with various tools and approaches 
    • Have greater clarity around how to continue to develop their competence in this challenging role

    Program Outline 

    Day 1Fundamentals 

    • Introduction to the concept: a historical and theoretical perspective 
    • The purpose of team coaching 
    • How teams evolve 
    • Models of team learning 
    • What helps and hinders team efficacy? The leader follower relationship. 
    • What do we mean by high performing team? •    Differences between individual coaching and team coaching. Identifying team strengths and weaknesses 
    • Key steps in the team coaching process – contracting, scoping, developing the team’s capacity to coach itself 
    Day 2: Techniques and approaches 
    • Team coaching session dialogue: contracting, goal setting, defining the issue, context, redefinition, seeking individual and collective mindshift, alternative ways forward, decisions, re-contracting 
    • Competencies of a team coach 
    • Behaviors of teams and team members. How to recognize and analyze team dysfunction 
    • Principles of group dynamics 
    • Team identity 
    • Establishing and working with team purpose 
    • Surfacing and managing conflicting agendas. Techniques for managing team conflict 
    • Communication and networking 
    • Techniques to clarify and build alignment with team goals 
    • Managing team motivation, temporal issues, creativity 
    Day 3: Developing a team coaching practice 
    • Raising the quality of team decision-making 
    • Improving team processes 
    • Aligning individual and collective development within a Team Development Plan 
    • Ethical issues in team coaching 
    • Developing your team coaching brand and offering 
    • Managing disengagement of the coaching relationship

    Presenter Bio:
    David Clutterbuck

    David Clutterbuck is one of the original pioneers of coaching and mentoring. Author or co-author of 70 books, he is Co-Founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, for which he is now Special Ambassador. His book, Coaching the team at work stimulated the global movement for evidence-based team coaching nearly a decade ago. He is visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at three universities and is currently lead editor of the team producing the first Handbook of Team Coaching. David lives in the UK (when not flying round the world) and takes on a new learning challenge every year — from sky-diving to stand-up comedy!

    REGISTRATION: Registration will take place through the external organizer, The Coaching Zone at http://www.teamcoachingzone.com/team-coaching-foundations

    ATD NYC Members get $250 discount with code: atdnyc

    This event has been organized by the Coaching Center of Excellence. 

    Contact: angela.wright@atdnyc.org

    • Wed, June 13, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Wed, June 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webcast from your desktop
    Registration is closed


    Each year organizations implement learning and HR solutions -- but with minimal performance change. Why this failure to have an impact? Often it is for two reasons: Organizations do not understand that performance change requires the active involvement of management and that it usually requires implementing multiple -- not just single -- solutions.

    The strategic process designed to maximize the performance of people and organizations is called Performance Consulting. Making that improvement happen is the role of a Performance Consultant.

    But  what does a Performance Consultant actually do? How is this different from more traditional L&D roles? What benefits do Performance Consultants bring to the learning function and the organization? 

    Dana Robinson

    In her June 20 webcast, Dana Robinson will bring her extensive performance consulting experience to Performance Support SIG to answer those questions. By participating you will be able to:

    >> Describe what a Performance Consultant does and why it is such an extremely important strategic function within any organization.
    • >> Apply the performance consulting mental model in helping clients identify and deliver needed changes.

    • >> Ask the right questions when responding to a solution request.


    Dana Robinson has long been recognized as a major thought leader in the areas of performance consulting and strategic partnering. Dana founded and led her consulting firm, Partners in Change, for almost 30 years. During that time she partnered with hundreds of HR and L&D functions as they transitioned from a tactical to a strategic focus. She is also the co-author of seven books (including the highly acclaimed “Performance Consulting: Moving Beyond Training”) and has received numerous awards.  She currently is partnered with Handshaw, leading their performance consulting service line.

    • Wed, June 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
    • 88
    Registration is closed

    There seems to be a pervasive belief from learning & development professionals that you can’t truly measure the impact of soft skills training, yet we see organizations live and die as a result of the poor quality of decisions, service, leadership and other “soft” behaviors.

    The hard skills of technical, product, IT or manufacturing training appear to be more straightforward and easy to measure using tangible data and business results. However, content such as leadership, communication, diversity and team-building appear to be less tangible and difficult to measure – but in reality, they should not be any different. What’s different is the questions you ask and the expectations for behavioral application. Measuring the ROI of soft skills is doable!

    In an article on LinkedIn, Jack & Patti Phillips put it this way:

    “Soft skills programs should perform just like any other learning program. If the learning is designed to be applied, it should be applied in the work environment with an action, activity, or behavior change. If it is designed to drive business impact, then it should drive business impact which is a consequence of that activity. From the impact, the ROI can be calculated.”

    At the end of the day, soft skills are what help us achieve success. Soft skills help us to build strong, agile and innovative organizations.

    As a result of this webinar, participants in this webinar will be able to:

    • Identify the overall process for measuring ROI
    • Have a clear insight on how to isolate the impact of soft skills training

    About our presenter: 

    Dr. Maureen Orey, CPLP

    Dr. Maureen Orey, CPLP, is the Founder/President of the Workplace Learning & Performance Group (WLP Group), a boutique training & consulting firm based in San Diego, CA. Her mission is simple. To help individuals and organizations to be more resilient. She and her team do this through high impact consulting and facilitation to develop quality leaders, who improve communication, leverage diversity and implement solid processes to get measurable results.

    In 2017, Dr. Orey received the Dissertation of the Year award and was recognized by ATD for her doctoral study on the Career Benefits and ROI of Volunteer Leadership. She holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, loves to travel and is the proud mother of three fabulous individuals. 

    Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar

    Costs: Members - free; Guests - $25

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Wed, July 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Tue, July 31, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
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    Most organizations create microlearning assets to support learners when they are applying what they have learned and to act as quick reminders on mobile devices when learners are on-the-go.

    Unfortunately, our learners frequently don’t adopt this. No matter how well designed, unused microlearning is not worth the investment.

    But what if we can maximize the investment that we make in these short learning bursts while also increasing the effectiveness of our virtual training solutions? The key: focus on supporting all moments of learning need with microlearning, instead of just on-demand informal situations.

    Join us to experience and approach for crafting and delivering engaging microlearning and incorporating it into virtual classroom design. You will view examples, analyze what does and doesn’t work, and create a strategy for ensuring your microlearning content gets used over and over again.

    In addition to experiencing virtual classroom exercises delivered via microlearning, you will leave this session with techniques to help you:

    • Move away from “guides and slides” and adopt the microlearning approach to virtual classroom design
    • Make your organization's virtual classroom lessons and microlearning more valuable, immediately
    • Apply six strategies to help you support virtual learning through connected microlearning resources 

    Presenter Bio:

    Jennifer Hofmann

    Jennifer Hofmann, mastermind behind virtual classroom best practices and blended learning pioneer, is Founder and President of InSync Training. Her entirely virtual consulting firm specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Under Jennifer’s expert leadership, Inc. 500|5000 named InSync training the 10th Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. in 2013, the 20th Fastest Growing Education Company in 2014, and to their Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Forbes Most Powerful Women Issue, The NativeAdVantage, and Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses have all recognized her entrepreneurial drive. 

    Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar

    Costs: Members - free; Guests - $25

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Wed, August 08, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Wed, August 29, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
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    Join ATD facilitator, and former ATD national board member and Puget Sound Chapter president, Lisa Downs, as she supports you in being able to:

    • Create a career development goal
    • Apply tips to help you drive your career to the next level
    • Develop a career action plan that’s relevant to your career situation
    You’ll be introduced to the Top 10 Essentials for Effective Career Management, and will receive templates and tools, including a Career Roadmap that you can implement immediately. As talent development professionals, we often neglect our own career development because we’re focused on helping others reach their goals and aspirations. 

    Let this be the time that you focus on yourself and move forward on your career goals! 

    Presenter Bio: 

    Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., ACC, CPLP

    Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., ACC (Associate Certified Coach), CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) is a leadership development consultant, facilitator, and coach, specializing in helping technical professionals and executives work at their best and achieve their desired business results. Lisa began her career in education in 1996, and has worked in corporate learning and development since 2003. 

    Lisa’s previous corporate roles have included working in learning and leadership development with the technology company EMC, The Boeing Company, PEMCO Mutual Insurance, and T-Mobile USA. She also has six years of experience working in the accounting industry, supporting CPAs with their learning and executive leadership development.

    While a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Board of Directors, Lisa served as the Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters Committee in 2013-2014. She is also a past Chair of the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee and a past President of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter.

    She facilitates, and led the design and development of, ATD’s Expert Coach™ Program. Lisa also developed and facilitates ATD’s Essentials of Identifying and Developing Your High Potentials series, and facilitates both their online and in-person versions of the Coaching Certificate and Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate courses. 

    Lisa is the author of Time Management Training (with a new edition released in 2016), Listening Skills Training, and Negotiation Skills Training in the ATD Workshop Series, as well as the TD at Work Managing Learning Programs. She is based in the Seattle, WA area. 

    Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar

    Costs: Members - free; Guests - $25

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Tue, September 04, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • WeWork, TBA, New York, New York
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    Learning continues to change as learners and technology evolve. But how do we know what is real, what is exaggeration, and what could actually benefit readiness and productivity in the workplace?

    In this ATD NYC Chapter Event, you'll explore how learning professionals can tell the difference between helpful innovation and hype. You'll discover workplace trends for video segments, machine learning, performance support, voice-based coaching, chat bots, stretch assignments, virtual and augmented media, deep engagement, simulation, and gamification.

    In addition, you'll explore the hype---looking at the evidence for the ups and downs of learning changes and innovations in the workplace setting. Finally, Elliott will challenge you to add the power of the arts and storytelling to your learning offerings.

    About our Presenter:

    Elliott Masie

    Elliott Masie is the Host and Facilitator of the Learning Conference each fall. He is a provocative, engaging and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.

    He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 230 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including Amazon, Walmart, American Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, General Motors and Fidelity Investments.

    He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ASTD/MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data.

    Elliott's professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

    Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College, as a member of FIRST Robotics Board of Directors and the CIA University Board of Visitors. He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

    Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty-five years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 2,100,000 professionals around the world.

    5:30pm-6:00pm Networking
    6:00pm-7:30pm Presentation
    7:30pm-8:00pm Networking 

    Cost: Members - FREE

    Please Note: You must register by September 3, 2018, due to strict security requirements. No walk-ins will be accepted. If you have not received a confirmation email from ATD NYC by c/o/b September 3, 2018
     you have not registered for the session and will not be allowed to attend the event. 
    • Wed, September 12, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Wed, October 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Thu, October 11, 2018
    • Sat, October 13, 2018
    • Crystal City, VA

    This annual conference is exclusively for ATD chapter leaders! Current and incoming board members are invited to attend to network with fellow chapter leaders and share best practices for running an ATD chapter.

    Make plans to join us in Arlington, Virginia, for another great event as we share best practices and network with ATD's top chapter leaders!

    • Wed, November 14, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

    • Wed, November 28, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!
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    How do you build a coaching organization that engages all generations—including Millennials and Generation Z—towards full potential and business success? Such efforts require a systems approach where you capture the “perfect storm” of ideas in our field in a mindful way. You need to utilize the three building blocks of mindset, dialogue, and infrastructure to create a coaching culture and then incorporate concrete measures to gain credibility and demonstrate results. Through real company examples and access to several job aids, you will learn the following through this dynamic webinar:

    • How a coaching culture increases engagement and meets the needs of different generations
    • Ways to gain organizational support and manage resistance
    • Tips for measuring coaching organizations
    • Coaching tools for influencing individual, group, and total organizational results 

    Your presenter:

    Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Bianco-Mathis 

    Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis — Professor and Director, School of Business, Marymount University and Managing Partner, Strategic Performance Group — has held leadership positions at major organizations and presently is helping several companies develop coaching organizations. Her publications include Building a Coaching Organization, Organizational Coaching: Building Relationships and Programs that Drive Results, and Everyday Coaching (just published). She teaches several courses and conducts webinars for ATD and other associations in the world of organizational diagnosis and change, leadership, performance, and coaching. 

    Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar

    Costs: Members - free; Guests - $25

    Registration Deadline and Requirements: None

    Contact: Zachary Konopka  zachary.konopka@skilitics.com

    • Wed, December 12, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Meeting agenda is under development.

    Board meetings and their associated meeting minutes are accessible to members. If you want attend, we only ask that you notify us two days prior to the scheduled meeting so that we can add you to the list we submit to building security.  Reach out to any Board member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

Past events

Wed, April 18, 2018 CANCELLED - Career Development SIG: Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile: What ATD Members Need to Know
Thu, April 12, 2018 People Science SIG: Generation Z - Planning for the Next Wave of Employees
Wed, April 11, 2018 Coaching Center of Excellence Joint ICF-ATD NYC Webinar: Becoming a Systemic Coach - A Practical Perspective
Wed, April 11, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting - April
Wed, April 04, 2018 Chapter Event: The Journey Towards Innovative Talent Development w/ New York Presbyterian
Thu, March 29, 2018 Chapter Webinar: The 10 HUGE Mistakes Made When Preparing for L&D Disruption (Future of Work)
Wed, March 21, 2018 eLearning SIG: How Virtual and Augmented Reality are Disrupting Learning
Tue, March 20, 2018 RESCHEDULED Monthly Chapter Event: The Modernization of L&D
Thu, March 15, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting - March
Thu, March 08, 2018 Coaching Center of Excellence: The PERILs of Team Coaching - Team Performance and Dysfunction
Thu, March 01, 2018 Coaching SIG: The Unparalelled Power of Questions - The Action Learning Coach Experience, TAKE 2
Wed, February 28, 2018 Chapter Webinar: Subject Matter Experts - Moment of Need Video & Support
Wed, February 28, 2018 ATD NYC Promoted Event: SERVANT LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
Thu, February 22, 2018 ATD NYC Networking Event February 2018
Wed, February 21, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting - February
Tue, February 20, 2018 Career Development SIG: How to Build Resilience During Transition and Change
Thu, February 15, 2018 Coaching SIG: The Unparalelled Power of Questions - The Action Learning Coach Experience
Tue, February 13, 2018 Performance Support SIG: Aligning Learning to Performance, Essential Tools & Techniques
Tue, February 13, 2018 Chapter Webinar: Performance Support SIG -- Aligning Learning to Performance, Essential Tools & Techniques
Tue, February 06, 2018 Chapter Event: Accelerating Priority Skill Development, by Toni Handler & Gail Forkosh of Avanade
Thu, February 01, 2018 Chapter Webinar: Sticky Learning- Ensuring Transfer, Hosted by Jean Marrapodi, CEO AppleStar Productions
Sat, January 20, 2018 2018 Board of Directors Retreat
Wed, January 17, 2018 eLearning SIG: 2018 Kickoff Session - "eLearning: The Road Ahead..."
Tue, January 16, 2018 Chapter Event: The New World of Work: Josh Bersin's Predictions for 2018

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Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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