February President’s message


Please take a moment to read a message from ATD-PHL's 2016 President, Mary Conley:

Dear Members & Future Members,

Welcome to February! According to Punxsutawney Phil, we may get an early Spring! Though we are in the heart of Winter, February remains the shortest month of the year. Did you know that February has some unique attributes?

Here are a few:

  • Once every six years, February is the only month that has four, full seven-day weeks. 
  • February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August on leap years.
  • February ends on the same day of the week as October every year.  In leap years, it is the only month that begins and ends on the same weekday. 
  • We celebrate the birth of two Presidents as well as Black History Month. 
  • And February is an important month for sports fan when two NFL teams face each other in the Super Bowl on the first Sunday of February! 

Just like February’s unique attributes, ATD-PHL has a lot to offer to our members, including newly launched Chapter webinars. Our first one is being held on Thursday February 18th from 4-5pm; Learning Analytics: The Essential Measurement Tool to Drive Competitive Advantage. Click here for more information.

If you prefer to network in-person with other Learning professionals, join us on Tuesday, February 23rd at the Leadership & OD SIG from 8am-10am at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, where you’ll learn more about Capturing & Sharing Knowledge in your Organization. Click here for more information. 

Click here to read Mary's entire message.....

ATD-PHL Important Messages

Upcoming Chapter Events: 

February Chapter Webinar

Learning Analytics: The Essential Measurement Tool to Drive Competitive Advantage

Thursday, February 18, 2016

This webinar is for MEMBERS only!

L&D organizations are struggling to gather the key metrics to allow them to:

  • Improve their current programs and drive higher levels of quantified performance gains
  • Articulate the value of learning within the learning organization and to the highest levels of executive leadership

Progressive learning organizations are leveraging measurement and analytics to make real-time improvements in their learning programs as well as show their executive sponsors the application, results, and business value that their programs are delivering to the organization.

Join us and The Metrics That Matter practice of CEB (Corporate Executive Board) as they show us how to take a different approach toward learning analytics and how best in class corporate learning organizations leverage learning analytics to gain a competitive edge.

You’ll be exposed to: different models with scalable processes and systems for implementing learning analytics, how learning analytics is used for decision making and continuous improvement, and how learning analytics can be used to articulate value for the organization.

Click here for more information

March Chapter Event

Rewiring the Brain for Peak Performance

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dr. David Bach is a Harvard trained scientist and physician who is an expert on how people can enhance their day-to-day effectiveness.  As training leaders we can design cognitive activities to help people expand their productivity, creativity and memory. This session is just as much about our own personal growth as it is becoming more aware of how we can use science to help our learners get more done at work.

Speaker: Dr. David Bach

Dr. David Bach is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and Harvard-trained scientist and physician. After a decade-long quest to maximize his physical and mental performance, he founded The Platypus Institute. His goal with the Institute is to bring scientific rigor to the rapidly growing field of human performance optimization, while helping others embrace and benefit from his findings. Dr. Bach's high energy, sense of humor, and powerful insights immediately engage every audience. David shares stories of his life, his work, and his scientific research to help audience members create powerful change in their lives.

Click here for more information.  

We Want You! 

ATD-PHL invites you to submit your proposal to present at our ATD-PHL Regional L&D Conference!

Talent Wars: Learning Awakens 

May 4, 2016


4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, PA

Click here to learn more about submitting a speaker proposal!

Register Here! 


Upcoming Events

February 18, 2016 4:00 PM (EST) • Online - Link will be emailed to you
February 23, 2016 8:00 AM (EST) • Drexel University LeBow College of Business, Malvern, 2 West Liberty Blvd, 2nd Floor, Malvern, PA 19355
March 02, 2016 8:30 AM (EST) • New Horizons, 565 E Swedesford Road, Suite 100, Wayne, PA 19087

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