All Chapter Events

All ATD-PHL program events align with the ATD Competency Model and Communities of Practice. Below is a listing of our upcoming events. Click the event name to view more details and to register online. 

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If a SIG event is cancelled, we will send an email to all registrants letting them know the event has been cancelled.  If the event is to be postponed, you will remain registered for the event.  If you can't make the postponed date, email and ATD-PHL will credit your registration fee to your account to be used at a future event in the same programming year.

Walk-in Registration at ALL ATD-PHL Chapter Events will be $10 more than the advertised online price. 

Upcoming events

    • February 01, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    ATD Lunch & Learn Webinar Series:

    What if Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training is Wrong?  

    Program Description:    

    Even though the DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in companies around the world, it regularly fails to produce a lasting impact. And while people are endlessly fascinated by their results, awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

    Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon and CEO of Take Flight Learning, will reveal how to utilize the DISC styles to get results. Based on more than 25 years of experience with personality assessments, he shares his reimagined approach to this age-old model.

    In this highly interactive and engaging session, attendees will discover how DISC training can be reinvented to make it more engaging and sticky. By reframing the styles to shift from meaningless letters to visual symbols, you will learn how to place the styles into long-term memory rather than having them be just a fleeting fascination. Merrick will demonstrate that DISC is not about graphs and reports, but rather about application. You will learn how to use DISC to adapt to the people around you to build stronger relationships and get results.

    Merrick has combined his team building background of creating and leading experiential training programs for Team Builders Plus since 1991 with his experience in teaching the DISC model to more than 25,000 people over the past 25 years. The result is a revolutionary new way to approach teaching people about the personality styles.


    In this session, you will:

    • Learn why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training in your organization
    • Gain insight about how to turn classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience
    • Discover why most DISC training is designed for short-term memory, not long-term retention and application 
    • Find out how to turn DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year  

    Attendees will learn how to reimagine DISC training by:

    • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
    • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
    • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
    • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
    •  Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles 

    Overall, participants will learn what to look for when offering or designing DISC training to be delivered in their organization. This will allow the power of the DISC styles to be infused into their organizational culture

    This session is designed for anyone who has a personality or knows someone who does!



    Merrick Rosenberg

    Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader on personality styles. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. Merrick is the author The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!.

    Merrick has led DISC training programs for more than 25,000 people and spoken to tens of thousands more on how to incorporate the personality styles in their work and lives. The DISC training program that Merrick designed, Taking Flight with DISC was recognized as the Best Personality Styles Training Program in the United States by Corporate Vision Magazine.

    Merrick specializes in team building and helping people utilize the DISC personality styles to build better relationships and create engaging work environments. As CEO of Take Flight Learning, he led his organization to be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Under his leadership, his company was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine. He received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University who selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. 

    In addition to speaking at conferences and events for companies, Merrick has spoken to groups, such as: TEDx, Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Project Management Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, Employer's Council, American Society for Quality, Vistage International, President's Club, Pharma Forum, and Young Associates.

    Publications regularly seek Merrick’s input, as he has been interviewed by: New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Huffington Post, Forbes, Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek, Inc., Parents and Glamour. Merrick is also a sought-after guest on radio and television shows. His articles have been featured in PopSugar,, Training magazine, T&D, Business News Daily, Young Upstarts, JollyBoss,, Sales & Marketing Management, MyCustomer and American Management Association Playbook

    He has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers at more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world. He has worked with small and large organizations in a variety of industries: AAA, Adidas, Alstom Power, Aramark, Bank of America, Blue, Cross Blue Shield, Campbell Soup Company, Colgate Palmolive Comcast, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, Nabisco, National Institute of Health, NBCUniversal, Nestle Purina, Novartis, PECO Energy, Pepsi, Philadelphia Eagles, Reliance Standard Life, Roche, Samaritan Hospice, Temple University, UnitedHealthcare, and Verizon.  Merrick has also worked with government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Interpol, Social Security Administration, US Forest Service, as well as the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

    Sponsored and Hosted by: Take Flight Learning

    Please read the ATD-PHL Professional Code of Conduct before registering for this event. You will be asked to agree to the terms before completing your registration.   

    • February 07, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    Virtual Classroom: From Drab to FAB! 

    Program Description:     

    You’ve heard about live online training or virtual classroom, and maybe even participated in a few sessions of your own, but isn’t it usually a boring experience that most participants dread? 


    What really makes a virtual class engaging? What are the main ingredients to ensure successful learning occurs? 

    The basics of engaging an online learning audience are often overlooked by new virtual trainers, simply because they don’t yet know the secrets! The experience often leads to presenters lecturing, and participants tuning out. But there is hope!

    In this session, Kassy LaBorie will share her top three proven strategies for you to immediately implement in your next virtual training session. It’s time to turn your online training into something you cannot wait to deliver!


    Speaker: Kassie LaBorie


    Kassy LaBorie, is an independent consultant, speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She helps organizations, learning teams, and training professionals move to the virtual environment. 

    Kassy is the co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences since 2006.

    Kassy lives in Western New York with her 15-year-old son, fiancé, and 2 cats: a white one named Luna, and a black one named Speedy. Like most cats, they are plotting to take over the world, but are often distracted by food!

    Please read the ATD-PHL Professional Code of Conduct before registering for this event. You will be asked to agree to the terms before completing your registration.   

    • February 15, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar

    ATD Lunch & Learn Webinar Series:

    How to Love Managing Custom Learning Projects!

    Program Description:     

    Since it is so close to Valentine’s Day, we wanted to ask: Do you love managing your custom learning projects? We realize instructional design and project management models are often too generalized to provide the guidance needed to successfully deal with complex, custom learning projects. Well, Judge Learning Solutions can help! In this webinar we will look at:

    • Challenges of dealing with various types of sponsors, subject matter experts, and project resources
    • Techniques to improve project success, for both new and experienced project managers   


    Rob Van Hyfte, Delivery Director, Judge Learning Solutions

    Rob’s learning experience includes over 12 years as a delivery director, program manager, project manager, and instructional designer. Other educational experience consists of classroom teaching and designing and implementing corporate training programs. Before entering the education field, he spent several years in the software industry. Rob has designed and managed market segment projects for Grainger and worked on the eLearning that accompanied an enterprise-wide SAP implementation. Other projects include: heavy maintenance and electronic fundamentals courses for Metra, compliance and emergency preparedness training for Ameriprise Financial, advisor and wholesaler product eLearning for RiverSource Insurance, technician training for Everpure, and software training for Fifth Third Bank. Rob has also managed several projects for the BP and Tesoro Franchise Business Support and Franchise Training Programs. In addition, he designed and facilitated an instructor-led course for ARCO dealers, managed a complete Brand Refresh project for BP, managed a microlearning ILT project for Abbott, and designed/managed a 52-course eLearning project for the National Notary Association. Most recently Rob managed several blended learning projects for ACI Worldwide, which consisted of documentation, eLearning, and motion graphics. Rob has managed and/or designed 4 award-winning projects. 

    Sponsored and Hosted by: Judge Learning Solutions

    Please read the ATD-PHL Professional Code of Conduct before registering for this event. You will be asked to agree to the terms before completing your registration.   

    • February 20, 2018
    • N/A

    To become an ATD-PHL 2018 sponsor, please email


    • February 20, 2018
    • March 20, 2018
    • N/A

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    • March 02, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Saint-Gobain, 20 Moores Rd., Malvern, PA 19355
    • 57

    The Future of Talent Development 

    Program Description:  

    As we all know, things are changing rapidly in our field with technology, engagement, talent analytics and so many other areas.  We will take several of the trends from the January meeting on "The New World of Work: Talent and HR Predictions for 2018" with Josh Bersin and further discuss, share ideas and dig into each topic.  We will have the opportunity via roundtable discussions to share and learn best practices and ideas that we have tried or would like to try.  Please join us to learn more about where talent development is headed and how we can keep our skills and departments on the cutting edge.

    Note: If you were not able to attend the Jan. 18 meeting, this would be a great opportunity to find out the key takeaways from those who did attend. And for those of you who attended, this would be a great meeting to dive deeper into each of the predictions. 


    Amy Dining - Global Learning & Development Manager, ARRIS  

    Hosted & Sponsored by West Pharmaceutical Services


    Please read the ATD-PHL Professional Code of Conduct before registering for this event. You will be asked to agree to the terms before completing your registration.   

    • March 21, 2018
    • March 22, 2018
    • March 21 & 22 | Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

    Proud Partner of the 2018 Philly SHRM Symposium

    As a proud partner of the 2018 Philly SHRM Symposium we invite you to join 400+ HR and business professionals at the two-day event that gives you the chance to advance your career through both educational programs and personal connections!  The event will feature keynote speaker, Carey Lohrenz. As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can produce catastrophic results. Carey’s leadership keynote will challenge, inform and inspire your team to move to higher levels of performance in these difficult economic times. You will leave with clear, realistic takeaway items that can produce both short-term and life changing results. In addition, we are excited to announce our closing speaker, Nick Bayer. He is the Founder and CEO at Saxby’s Coffee. Nick has been named one of The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO’s. During the closing session, Nick will highlight the unique company culture of Saxby’s. Not only will you hear about the core values of Saxby’s and how they drive the success of the business, you will gain a better understanding of how and why leaders need to stay true to their core ideals.   

    This much anticipated event is full of surprises, giveaways, chances to connect with other HR and business professionals and takeaways you can apply to your job the very next day! Don’t miss your opportunity to join us as we engage, learn and connect!


    *Approved for 8 SHRM Credits! Pending HRCI Credits!

    This is your year. Grow your potential to have influence both professionally and personally. Don't wait, register now and save.

    2018 Philly SHRM Symposium
    March 21 & 22 | Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel


    Pre-Conference | Wednesday, March 21, 2018:
    4:30pm-8pm         Pre-Conference Session & Evening Social

    Main Conference | Thursday, March 22, 2018:
    7:45am-5pm    2017 Philly SHRM Main Conference

    Register with code PARTNER2018 for a $50 partner discount! Click here to register. 

    Click here if you're interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor.

Past events

January 18, 2018 January Chapter Event: THE NEW WORLD OF WORK
December 04, 2017 Employee Learning Week: Sip, Savor and Share!
November 20, 2017 Board Event: November Board Meeting
November 16, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
November 09, 2017 Lunch & Learn Webinar: Conflict Can Be Productive!
November 06, 2017 Partner Event: The Five Lens Development Platform
November 02, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
October 31, 2017 Lunch & Learn Webinar: Leadership Essentials
October 26, 2017 SIG Event: Learning and Development
October 25, 2017 Partner Event: Create a Culture of Leadership: Disruption!
October 21, 2017 Partner Event: Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
October 18, 2017 CANCELLED: October Chapter Event
October 10, 2017 Partner Event: PSPS Leadership Forum with Adam Grant
October 04, 2017 Partner Event: L&D Philadelphia Professional Series - Igniting the Inner Fire: Kirkpatrick Levels 3&4
September 28, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG (SOLD OUT)
September 25, 2017 Board Event: September Board Meeting
September 15, 2017 Partner Event: Mid New Jersey ATD
September 13, 2017 ATD-PHL 2017 Conference Sponsorship Payments
September 13, 2017 ATD-PHL Regional Conference for Professional Development 2017
August 15, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
July 24, 2017 Board Event: July Board Meeting
July 19, 2017 Summer Networking Event: Craft Beers and Connections
June 30, 2017 ATD-PHL 2017 Group Conference Registration Payments
June 29, 2017 SIG Event: June Learning & Development SIG
June 19, 2017 Board Event: June Board Meeting
June 12, 2017 June New and Prospective Member Meet up
June 06, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
May 24, 2017 Partner Event: Greater Philly Articulate Storyline User Group
May 23, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
May 18, 2017 Partner Event: Drexel LeBow’s annual Bridging Practice and Theory Summit
May 15, 2017 Board Event: May Board Meeting
May 10, 2017 CANCELED - Chapter Event (May): Breakthrough Technology – “Teamability”
April 27, 2017 SIG Event: April Learning & Development SIG - CANCELLED
April 26, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
April 22, 2017 Partner Event: Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
April 21, 2017 Partner Event: 2017 Millennial Leadership Summit
April 20, 2017 Partner Event: L&D Thought Leadership - Degreed Focus
April 10, 2017 Board Event: April Board Meeting
April 04, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
March 29, 2017 Partner Event: 2017 Philly SHRM Symposium
March 23, 2017 Learning & Development SIG Webinar
March 20, 2017 March ATD-PHL Board Meeting
March 15, 2017 March Chapter Event - Webinar
February 27, 2017 February ATD-PHL Board Meeting
February 15, 2017 Leadership & OD SIG
January 25, 2017 January Chapter Event - Joint Event with PSPS
January 23, 2017 January ATD-PHL Board Meeting
January 11, 2017 The Oz Principle Accountability Training Public Workshop
December 13, 2016 December ATD-PHL Board Meeting
December 10, 2016 ATD PHL 2016 Manual Payments
December 10, 2016 ATD-PHL 2015-2016 Sponsorship Payments
December 07, 2016 December Chapter Event
November 15, 2016 Leadership & Organizational Development SIG
November 14, 2016 November ATD-PHL Board Meeting
November 10, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
November 07, 2016 Career Management SIG
November 02, 2016 10th Annual PSPS Leadership Forum
October 20, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
October 14, 2016 Greater Valley Forge HR Association 2016 HR Summit
October 13, 2016 October Chapter Event
October 07, 2016 The National Speakers Association, Philadelphia Chapter (NSA-PHL) Event
October 07, 2016 October New and Prospective Member Breakfast
October 04, 2016 Career Management SIG
September 29, 2016 ATD-PHL Members Only Special Event
September 15, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
September 13, 2016 Career Management Partner Event
August 08, 2016 Career Management SIG
July 27, 2016 July Chapter Event
July 27, 2016 Gamification Apprentice Certification (Level 1)
July 21, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
June 28, 2016 Leadership & OD SIG
June 23, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
June 23, 2016 The Leadership Challenge Facilitator Training in King of Prussia
June 22, 2016 New and Prospective Members Orientation & Chapter Member "Meet-Up"
June 21, 2016 The Leadership Challenge Workshop in King of Prussia
June 15, 2016 Selling Ideas Through Visual Stories
June 15, 2016 Breakfast with Adobe
May 18, 2016 Joint Chapter Webinar
May 06, 2016 ATD-PHL Regional Conference 2016
May 04, 2016 ATD-PHL 2016 Conference Sponsorship Payments
April 21, 2016 Learning & Development SIG
April 19, 2016 Leadership & OD SIG
March 31, 2016 March Chapter Event
March 24, 2016 Train-the-Trainers Workshop, facilitated by Marian Gigliotti
March 22, 2016 2016 Philly SHRM Symposium
March 08, 2016 VitalSmart's Crucial Accountability Executive Briefing Event
March 07, 2016 Career Management SIG
March 04, 2016 March New and Prospective Member Breakfast
March 02, 2016 Training Certificate
February 23, 2016 Leadership & OD SIG
February 18, 2016 February Chapter Webinar
February 01, 2016 Career Management SIG
January 26, 2016 January Chapter Event
December 10, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
December 09, 2015 December Chapter Event
December 07, 2015 Career Management SIG
December 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
December 01, 2015 ATD PHL 2014-15 Manual Payments
November 17, 2015 Leadership & OD SIG
November 14, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
November 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
November 02, 2015 Training Certificate
October 21, 2015 Designing Learning Certificate
October 14, 2015 New and Prospective Members Orientation & Chapter Member "Meet-Up"
October 07, 2015 October Chapter Event
October 05, 2015 ATD Master Trainer™ Program
October 01, 2015 PSPS Leadership Forum
September 19, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
September 17, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
September 15, 2015 Leadership & OD SIG
September 09, 2015 September Chapter Event - POSTPONED
September 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
August 20, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
August 15, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
August 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
August 03, 2015 Career Management SIG - Postponed from 1/5/15
July 16, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG - CANCELLED
July 15, 2015 July Chapter Event
June 20, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
June 19, 2015 June New and Prospective Member Breakfast
June 17, 2015 Leadership & OD SIG
June 15, 2015 Career Management SIG
June 10, 2015 June Chapter Event
June 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
May 06, 2015 ATD-PHL 2015 Conference Sponsorship Payments
May 06, 2015 ATD-PHL Regional Conference 2015
May 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
April 23, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
April 18, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG - Postponed from 1/24/15
April 08, 2015 April Chapter Event
April 07, 2015 Leadership & OD SIG
April 06, 2015 Career Management SIG
April 01, 2015 2015 Philly SHRM Symposium
March 31, 2015 D.E.L. Awareness GIG
March 28, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
March 20, 2015 March New and Prospective Member Breakfast
March 19, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
March 18, 2015 March Chapter Event
March 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
March 02, 2015 Career Management SIG
February 21, 2015 Trainers' Edge SIG
February 19, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
February 19, 2015 Leadership & OD SIG
February 11, 2015 February Chapter Event
February 04, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
February 02, 2015 Career Management SIG - CANCELLED
January 22, 2015 Learning Technologies SIG
January 21, 2015 Join us and event Partner PSPS for Five Workplace Predictions for the Next Five Years Leading Into 2020 with Jeanne Meister!
December 13, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
December 10, 2014 December Holiday Party
December 03, 2014 Career Management SIG
November 22, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
November 19, 2014 November Chapter Event
November 11, 2014 Leadership & OD SIG
November 10, 2014 Career Management SIG
October 28, 2014 D.E.L. Awareness GIG
October 25, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
October 16, 2014 Learning Technologies SIG (formerly eLearning SIG)
October 15, 2014 October Chapter Event
October 08, 2014 Career Management SIG
September 30, 2014 Leadership & OD SIG
September 27, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
September 18, 2014 eLearning SIG
September 10, 2014 September Members Only Chapter Event
August 23, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
July 26, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
July 23, 2014 Career Management SIG
July 17, 2014 eLearning SIG
July 16, 2014 July Monthly Chapter Event
June 28, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
June 23, 2014 Career Management SIG
June 19, 2014 eLearning SIG
June 17, 2014 Leadership & OD SIG
June 11, 2014 June Monthly Chapter Event
June 10, 2014 D. E. L. Awareness SIG
May 21, 2014 2014 Regional Conference
May 21, 2014 ASTD PHL 2015 Conference Sponsorship Payments
May 17, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
May 07, 2014 Career Management SIG
April 29, 2014 Leadership & OD SIG
April 26, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
April 24, 2014 eLearning SIG
April 16, 2014 Career Management SIG
April 08, 2014 April Monthly Chapter Event
April 08, 2014 D. E. L. Awareness SIG - Postponed Date
March 22, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
March 20, 2014 eLearning SIG
March 19, 2014 Career Management SIG
March 12, 2014 March Monthly Chapter Event
March 04, 2014 D. E. L. Awareness SIG
February 22, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG
February 19, 2014 Career Management SIG
February 12, 2014 February Monthly Chapter Event
January 29, 2014 Career Management SIG - Postponed Date
January 25, 2014 Trainer's Edge SIG

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