September 2015

Message from the President

Warmest Regards,
Jaclyn Reimel

ATD-PHL Important Messages

October Chapter Event

The Best Training Is No Training

Why do we train, and why do we train so much?  We know better. We train to compensate for bad documentation. We train to teach workarounds to bad processes. We train to fix culture and morale problems. We train multiple times to ensure that everyone “gets it.”  What about the old adage, “less is more?”  In this session you will learn why, in many cases, training should be the LAST resort, not the first. During this talk, we will look at several key principles that can reduce the need for training, while significantly improving performance. This isn’t the end of training by any means, but rather a major rethinking of its role in professional growth and performance.

Speaker: Marc Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Event Details:
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia


New and Prospective Members Orientation
& Chapter Member "Meet-Up"

Whether you have been a member of ATD-PHL for years, are a new member of the chapter, or are considering joining, this is the event for you to attend!

For the first time, ATD-PHL is hosting a free meet-up for all members and any non-members interested in joining the chapter.  This is a great chance to come and network with Board and Committee Members as well as get to know your fellow ATD-PHL Chapter Members. 

Interested Members: Have you been thinking about joining ATD-PHL?  Wondering about the benefits of membership?  Interested in the benefits of ATD national membership? Come meet VP of Membership, Diane Seader Wednesday, October 14th at this great event.  It is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a member of ATD-PHL who would like more information. You will learn more about ATD-PHL and how you can take advantage of the latest exceptional “members only” benefits from networking within our chapter.  Get answers to questions about membership levels, volunteering and other member benefits.  

Stop in at Frankford Hall on Wednesday, October 14th and chat with Diane and other Board, committee and Chapter Members.  

Frankford Hall
1210 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125


Employee Learning Week 

They’ve worked all year long to implement workforce development initiatives to improve skills and organizational results. From that small team project to the all company initiative, these Talent Development professionals have crushed it this year and now you have a chance to recognize them for it!

From now until October 31st you’ll have chance to nominate organizations for their outstanding efforts in the field of workforce development. On Wednesday, December 9th 2015 in support of Employee Learning Week (ELW) well honor the nominees and celebrate with cocktails, networking and awards at the DoubleTree in Center City.

We hope youll take this opportunity to recognize your peers for their contributions to their organizations and join us in December to celebrate! Simply click here to fill out the ballot and send it back to by Friday, October 30, 2015. See you at the DoubleTree!

Event Details:
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
DoubleTree, Center City

Upcoming Events

October 05, 2015 8:30 AM • New Horizons, 565 E Swedesford Road, Suite 100, Wayne, PA 19087
October 07, 2015 5:30 PM • Crowne Plaza King of Prussia, 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406
October 13, 2015 5:30 PM • Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd. Wilmington, DE

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