ATD-PHL March President’s Address

Message from the President

Warmest Regards,
Jaclyn Reimel

                March Chapter Event

More Great Days at Work - Employee Engagement: Why It Matters and How You Can Help

Program Description: 

What does it mean to have a great day at work and does it really matter?  If employees are contributing and getting paid, isn’t everything in appropriate balance?  This session will challenge the notion that merely contributing is enough.  If you truly want an organization to succeed, helping your employees have more “great days at work” is key.


As a leader in the area of Employee Engagement and authors of the book The Engagement Equation, BlessingWhite (represented by our speaker Scott Mason, Executive Director of Client Services for BlessingWhite, Inc) will define, discuss, and share research and best practices in employee engagement. 


Participants in this session will understand:

  • Key Drivers of Engagement
  • The Impact of Engagement
  • How to influence employee engagement
  • The Role HR, Learning, and Talent Development professionals play in influencing engagement 

About The Speaker:

Scott Mason has worked for over twenty years in the field of leadership development, talent development and corporate consulting. Scott is an Executive Director of Client Services for BlessingWhite, Inc., an international training and consulting firm specializing in leadership and employee development.   In this role Scott works with clients as a coach, facilitator, consultant and thought leader in personal and professional development, employee engagement and talent management. 



Wednesday, March 18, 2015 


Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia 

Introducing the NEW SIG Spotlight!  At the March event we will also be spotlighting the L&OD SIG and events!  We will have a SIG leader at the event to give a brief overview of the SIG and to network and answer and questions. 



The Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-PHL) was named an ATD Chapter of the Month (COM) for February 2015. The COM is national recognition for ATD local chapters that have demonstrated strength, growth, and innovation in managing their chapter.


Richard Fletcher, chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee, which awards the Chapter of the Month honor, said, ”This prestigious award recognizes ATD-PHL for demonstrating innovative and unique approaches in providing great value to their members and professionals in the community, including professional development, networking, and leading information about trends in the talent development industry. ATD-PHL is a leading example for serving members and other ATD chapter leaders with opportunities to learn and grow from each other. We are pleased to recognize the ATD-PHL chapter with ATD’s Chapter of the Month award,” Fletcher said.                                                               

The chapter is specifically being recognized for “Making Chapter Newsletters Come Alive: Engaging More People to Feel Informed and Connected.” As a large chapter, ATD-PHL has an increasing need to relay important, value-added information to our membership and potential members in a timely and appealing fashion. However, as with other chapters, we face increasing competition for people’s attention. As we thought about this challenge, we realized that a more “personal touch” that utilized video would be superior to traditional written newsletters. By leveraging the power and scope of YouTube, our President’s monthly address stands out and attracts the attention of our audience. Our 2014 president sought to adopt a warm, inviting tone that would replicate the experience of speaking with him one-on-one, and our 2015 president will continue to use this approach.

Tony Bingham, President and CEO of ATD, with ATD-PHL Board Members and Learning Technologies SIG Leaders


On Wednesday, November 19th, President and CEO of ATD, Tony Bingham, gave a dynamic presentation to ATD-PHL at our November Chapter Event at the Crowne Plaza, King of Prussia. ATD-PHL raffled off two ATD handbooks and 5 signed copies of Tony’s book, “The New Social Learning A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media”. What a great turn-out and an amazing event all around! Thank you again to Tony for sharing his knowledge and experience with us.

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2015 5:30 PM • Crowne Plaza King of Prussia, 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406
March 19, 2015 6:00 PM • Harrisburg University, Hussian School of Art, The Bourse, Suite 300, 111. S. Independence Mall East (5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106
March 28, 2015 9:00 AM • Montgomery County Community College, Parkhouse (PH) Room 124, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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