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Upcoming events

    • April 24, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters: 

    Appalachia 
    Central PA
    Greater Philadelphia
    Long Island
    Maryland
    Mid NJ
    New York City
    Northern NJ
    Pittsburgh
     

    Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you for the rest of 2024! 

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    How can learning professionals move from the role of “order-taker” to “order-getter?” By cultivating a relationship-based strategic approach to consulting. Relationship-based consulting looks for ways to solve the learning needs of an organization through building trust and recommending learning solutions to fit their needs.  

    In this session you will:  

    • Identify critical organizational leaders with whom to develop business partnerships. 

    • Create a communication plan to establish and increase the organization’s utilization of learning opportunities.  

    • Develop a consultation process of ongoing conversations and collaboration to meet learning needs as they arise.  

     

    ATD Recertification Credits: 1.25

    ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Programs are pre-approved through the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model may be applied towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

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    Speaker Biographies:  

    Jennifer Kennedy | UPMC, Learning Consultant

    Jennifer is a Credentialed ATD Master Trainer, certified professional coach through Duquesne University, and holds an ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation. She leverages adult learning principles to provide meaningful and impactful learning solutions grounded in hands-on practice and learning theory. Her work involves partnering with organizations to improve team and interpersonal dynamics, consulting with organizations, delivering customized learning programs, and providing coaching engagements. 

    Jennifer’s passion in communication began as a volunteer in Ohio teaching English to Mexican migrant farm workers. She saw firsthand the power and change that education had on the lives of people. Through her work, the farm workers not only learned English, but were able to become a part of the local community. She has been an educator and trainer for over 20 years supporting the K-12, education technology, nonprofit, and health care industries. Jennifer’s mission is to support individuals in tapping into self-leadership through using their authentic and unique voice. In acknowledgement of her work, she was awarded the HR One award in 2022 from UPMC for exemplifying the UPMC values and Teacher of the Year award in 2010 for excellence in teaching. 

    She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Miami University of Ohio. She is also an outdoor educator and leader with Outdoor Afro.

    Sandra Marsh-McClain| UPMC, Senior Learning Specialist

    Sandra is a certified strategic human resources business partner (sHRBP) through the Human Capital Institute as well as a certified and experienced Development Dimensions International (DDI) facilitator. With a robust portfolio of in-person and virtual workshops and learning sessions, Sandra crafts diverse experiences aimed at empowering leaders and staff with the tools and motivation essential for their continual success.

    Her passion and expertise spans across a spectrum of critical areas, including workforce development, onboarding strategies, strategic planning, workshop design, mentoring and leader/staff development. With a foundation in adult learning theory, she specializes in course design and team development initiatives that drive sustainable growth and success.

    Sandra’s more than 20-year career includes roles within organizations focusing on positive change. She has held roles as a senior program manager in the workforce development non-profit sector as well as a staff development specialist in higher education. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management with a concentration in Organizational Learning, Development and Change Management from La Roche University, Pittsburgh, PA as well as a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

    • April 25, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
    Register

    Although L&D has always had the potential to change the lives of our learners, contribute to organizational strategies, and drive business impact, for years the Learning & Development (L&D) industry has been treated like order takers. Much akin to doctors taking advice from patients’ quick WebMD searches, stakeholders have been driving the agenda without the insight, education, experience, and often understanding of L&D necessary to have a qualified opinion.

    This stops now!

    The call-to-action for L&D is to secure a seat at the proverbial table and be recognized as strategic business partners.

    In this engaging and informative session, Dr. Keith Keating, Chief Learning Officer and author of the transformative book "The Trusted Learning Advisor," will explore the 3 key strategic approaches L&D leaders must adopt to ensure their place at the decision-making table.

    Attend the session and learn:

    • Three strategic approaches to ensure a seat at the decision-making table

    • Key core competencies and skills L&D practitioners need to build relationships with stakeholders

    • Best practices to evolve from being viewed as order takers into Trusted Learning Advisors


    ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model and may be applied towards initial eligibility and recertification for Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.

    ATD Certification Credits for this program: 1.00


    Speaker's Bio:

    Keith Keating | Chief Learning Officer


    Dr. Keith Keating serves as a Chief Learning Officer for BDO and Academic Director for the University of Pennsylvania's CLO doctoral program. He is the author of the award-winning L&D practitioner's guide, 'The Trusted Learning Advisor.' A respected industry author and sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Keating ardently champions lifelong learning as the pathway to seizing control of one’s career trajectory.  He is also an advocate for talent development and leverages his platform to emphasize human talent as the cornerstone of organizational success. He resides in Toronto.

    • April 30, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtually
    Register

    Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD!

    Get to know your ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter! This session is for new members and potential members as an introduction to our local chapter. 

    This session will be a comprehensive overview of what your membership includes, how can you get the most out of your membership, and a review of overall member benefits. We’ll go over the current Board of Directors and other volunteers, how we plan and schedule events, volunteer needs and options, along with networking opportunities and more. 

    Bring your questions and meet other new members. We also encourage you to invite your colleagues and potential new members to join and see what they’re missing.

    Speaker Bio:

    Joe Bruno | Membership Volunteer

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    Joe is an experienced learning and development leader with a proven track record of delivering upskilling programs to a culturally and geographically diverse workforce that delivers results for the organization. He has a deep background in leadership development and talent management across a large multinational organization with diverse business units and learning needs. Joe is focused on organizational results by upskilling human capital to meet business needs. A motivating and inspiring leader with strong values anchored in collaboration, inclusion, and accountability. Joe has volunteered with ATD PHL for over three years, including two years as VP, Membership.

    Toni Thomas | VP of Membership

    Toni Thomas joins global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. as Regional Manager. She will be responsible for cultivating client relationships and growing the business in the Greater Philadelphia market space.

    Toni has extensive experience over her 20-year career in partnering with C-suite decision-makers to identify opportunities to address their most pressing challenges in HR. The solutions consisted of identifying areas for cost savings, talent management, and cross-functioning collaboration with their teams. 

    • May 14, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Judge Learning Solutions: 151 S. Warner Road, Suite 100 Wayne, PA 19087
    • 26
    Register

    High-potential employees are considered to have the ability to move to higher-level positions with greater responsibility quicker than other employees. They represent the future leaders within their organization. Most organizations have a process of identifying and developing them. But according to a recent poll, many organizations aren’t satisfied with their processes and believe there is a lot of room for improvement.

    Whether you are responsible for or involved in talent development in your organization or are just curious about how heads of talent development view high potentials, you will find this Leadership & OD SIG program very informative. Hear from those who have implemented high-potential programs in their organization, what they’ve experienced (i.e., what’s worked/not worked), what they still hope to achieve, and what advice would you give to those who are thinking of starting such a program.

    You’ll hear from:

    • AnaMaria Herrera – Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

    • Christopher Leady – Lead of Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems

    • Jenn Nyiri – Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal

    • Elyse Rubin – Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems

    Moderator: Justin Schakelman – Head of Talent Development for Citadel Federal Credit Union

    Agenda: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

    5:30 – 6:15 pm: Registration / Light Meal / Networking
    6:15 – 6:30 pm: Announcements
    6:30 – 8:00 pm: Welcome & Program

    This event is sponsored by:

    The Judge Group

    Speaker Bios:

    AnaMaria Herrera | Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

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    AnaMaria Herrera is the Director of Enterprise Learning for Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, and has over 20 years of experience in Learning and Organizational Development. She has a broad portfolio of expertise in system-wide leadership and staff development programs, customized training for specific departments and organizational development initiatives, succession planning, learning management systems (LMS), and digital learning content to support enterprise initiatives and strategy. 

    AnaMaria is passionate about coaching and supporting individuals in their professional and personal development and is steadfast in her commitment to continuous improvement in all that she does. 

    AnaMaria is a doctoral student in Organizational Development & Change at Fielding University. She has a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Development (MSHRD) from Drexel University and is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).

    Christopher Leady | Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems

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    Christopher Leady leads Global Talent Management for Axalta Coating Systems, which specializes in coatings in a wide variety of industrial applications, materials and sectors, including automotive paints. He has over 25 years’ experience in leading Global Talent Management, Leadership, Executive Assessment, Coaching, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Learning, Culture and Diversity.  His impact and accomplishments span across multiple Fortune 500 organizations and industries including financial services, consumer products, health care and chemical coatings. 

    Christopher has lectured as a keynote speaker on topics related to Global Learning Strategies, High Potential Talent Development, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Culture Transformation.  

    Christopher earned his M.S. degree in Organizational Dynamics, with a minor in leadership development, executive coaching and strategic human resource solutions, from the University of Pennsylvania, is certified in multiple psychometric instruments and executive coaching tools, as well as plays an active role across several volunteer boards.

    Jenn Nyiri | Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal

    Jenn Nyiri

    Jenn Nyiri serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Talent Management & Accelerated Development for Comcast NBCUniversal where she leads a team focused on the development of critical talent spanning early career through executive level succession preparation. Jenn joined Comcast NBCUniversal’s Integrated Talent Management team in 2013 to implement new, lead current and build future rotational programs that support the organization’s long-term talent strategy across Comcast and NBCU. Over the past 10 years, her role expanded to lead Talent Management for the Corporate and Cable Headquarters organizations, and most recently leading the Accelerated Development team to support critical successor development.

    Prior to joining Comcast NBCUniversal, Jenn spent close to a decade with Aramark Corporation. Her most recent role was leading Talent Management & Acquisition for their Sports, Leisure & Corrections group.

    Jenn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development & Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University. She is also a graduate of the Internal Coaching Intensive of the Columbia University’s Advanced Coaching Certification Program.

    Elyse Rubin | Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems

    Elyse Rubin

    Elyse Rubin is a Senior Talent Development and Learning Program Manager for Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software company that provides innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure. With over six years fostering a culture of learning, she has been instrumental in shaping the future of managerial development, women’s mentorship, and executive leadership programs. Elyse’s recent endeavors include crafting a comprehensive talent management strategy, overseeing performance review processes, and introducing a high-potential framework to drive organizational growth. 

    Her academic journey, marked by a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University, is further complemented by her impending graduation from Leadership Chester County. Beyond her professional pursuits, Elyse’s passion for music and nature shines through. A skilled harpist, she shares her gift with Chester County Hospital oncology patients and the greater community, and her love for the outdoors is evident in her enthusiasm for hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping.

    Justin Schakelman Ed.D., SPHR | Head of Talent Development for Citadel

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    Justin Schakelman Ed.D., SPHR, is Head of Talent Development for Citadel, one of the nation’s largest credit unions, and one of Greater Philadelphia’s largest, locally owned financial institutions with more than $5.7 billion in assets. He takes an entrepreneurial approach to the toughest challenges and gets energy from big, innovative ideas. He’s spent 25 years helping organizations of all sizes grow with new strategies and solutions. Justin’s work and commentary have been featured on CBS News, ABC, CBS MoneyWatch, FOX Business, MarketWatch, NPR, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, HR Grapevine, The News Journal, as well as peer-reviewed academic publications.

    • May 15, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters: 

    Appalachia 
    Central PA
    Greater Philadelphia
    Long Island
    Maryland
    Mid NJ
    New York City
    Northern NJ
    Pittsburgh
     

    Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you for the rest of 2024! 

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    The "Communication Across Differences" workshop is a transformative session designed to enhance communication skills in diverse settings. Throughout this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will embark on a journey of exploration and discovery, gaining valuable insights into the complexities of communication across various dimensions of diversity. This dynamic session takes participants on a journey of self-discovery and skill development, laying the foundation for more effective and empathetic communication across differences by addressing the following areas:

    • Exploring Diversity Dimensions

    • Understanding Bias in Communication

    • Addressing Barriers to Communication

    • Enhancing Awareness and Understanding

    • Strategies for Conflict Management

    • Empowerment and Action Planning


    ATD Recertification Credits: 1.25

    ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Programs are pre-approved through the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model may be applied towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

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    Speaker Biography:  

    Tynisha Coleman  | CEO and Founder at Exalt Consulting

    Tynisha Coleman, ACC is Founder and CEO of Exalt Consulting, is not just a leader—she's a catalyst for transformation. Passionate about fostering inclusion, conflict management, and performance excellence, Tynisha is on a mission to unleash the full potential of leaders through her coaching and development expertise.

    Tynisha brings her executive, diversity, and inclusion background to leverage solutions that increase a leader’s ability to communicate more effectively, a vital tool in navigating today’s business complexities. She is solutions-focused and believes “problems can be solved through thoughtful decisions and tough conversations.”

    As a higher education executive at Rutgers University, she has experience working in government and non-profits in community economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and sustainability. 

    Tynisha is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and an Accelerating Coaching Excellence Enhanced Practitioner. She also holds a Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance certification from Rutgers University and an Inclusive and Ethical Leadership certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. Tynisha has a master’s degree in city and regional planning and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies, both from Rutgers University. And she received a certificate from the Leadership Academy at Rutgers.

    • June 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters: 

    Appalachia 
    Central PA
    Greater Philadelphia
    Long Island
    Maryland
    Mid NJ
    New York City
    Northern NJ
    Pittsburgh
     

    Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you for the rest of 2024! 

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    As talent development professionals we are tasked with supporting our employees as they look to grow in their careers either through their leaders or through our help. This program will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on some of the building blocks of what motivates people to do their work and then focuses on tools and methods to create action. The foundation for the program is the CliftonStrengths where employees and leaders should leverage their existing talents to ensure their success. You don’t need to complete the assessment to participate.

    The overview of the program is:

    1. Overview of Performance, Motivation and Development

    2. Tools and Methods to help

      1. Describe why fostering clarity on Expectations is important

      2. Recognize Activities that High Performing Managers can complete and ways to motivate and appreciate Direct Reports

      3. Utilize Personal Behaviors that enhance individual development 


    ATD Recertification Credits: 1.25

    ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Programs are pre-approved through the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model may be applied towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

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    Speaker Biography:  

    Heather Kay | Wonder Woman of Strengths

    Heather Kay has been an HR professional for over 20 years focusing on how to elevate others as they achieve success others through learning & development and talent management programs. She has worked in numerous industries such as security, healthcare, insurance, and education.

    Heather is a Gallup certified Strengths-based Coach which is where she spends most of her time coaching and facilitating workshops for teams and organizations. Her official title is the “Wonder Woman of Strengths.” She is also certified in Ken Blanchard’s SL2 program, A Situational Approach to Leadership, administers and delivers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and facilitates a Team Effectiveness Survey and Action Planning session.  

    Heather received her BA from Lehigh University, an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina and a certificate in Training and Organizational Dynamics from Temple University. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two children. She is also a huge University of Wisconsin fan as her husband graduated from there, her daughter is currently there (’25) and her son will attend in the fall (’28).


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