Greater Philadelphia Chapter

ATD-PHL Members Only Special Event

  • September 29, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Philadelphia Zoo, Shelly Administration Building, 3400 W Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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ATD-PHL Members Only Special Event

*Space is limited!

Program Description:

Attention ATD-PHL Members ... we are holding a first in a series of Members Only Special Events.  We want to provide a special and interesting meeting just for members as part of thanking you for belonging to our organization.

The first Members Only Special Event will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo on September 29, at 7:30am

The meeting will consist of two parts:

  1. Courtney Johnson, Director of Human Resources, will discuss the Philadelphia Zoo’s Strategic Plan with a specific focus on how integrating change management into organizational culture has helped maximize business strategies and results. Courtney will share success stories and learning moments over the life of the current Strategic Plan, along with what’s ahead in the Zoo’s next chapter.
  2. The Philadelphia Zoo will have Marina Haynes, Curator of Primates, Small Mammals and KidZooU, discuss training techniques commonly utilized in the zoo field to work most effectively with animals. While training animals is not the same as training people, best practices like positive reinforcement ring true in both settings and this presentation will be a unique perspective on how consistency and building trust contribute to an effective learning environment. With the help of Zoo staff, Marina will demonstrate learning techniques through animal demonstrations in the interactive KidZooU.


7:30-8:00 am - Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 am - Presentation by Courtney Johnson on the Philadelphia Zoo’s Strategic Plan

8:30 - 9:15 am – Presentation and training demonstration provided by Marina Haynes in KidZooU

9:15-9:30 am - Q&A


Philadelphia Zoo, Shelly Administration Building (3400 W Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Parking:  Complimentary parking will be available in the Tiger Parking Lot on 34th Street. To access the Shelly Administration Building, please use the small flight of stairs at the edge of the lot. A Zoo representative will be present to buzz you through the gate.

Limited Capacity:

Space for this meeting is limited to 40 people, and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Also, this meeting is for members only.*Important Update: This event is SOLD OUT. There is an option to be added to the waitlist if there are no spaces available. If you are currently registered for this event and can no longer attend, please email so that we can offer your space to another attendee.


This meeting is free.  However, we encourage you to make a donation to the Zoo if you wish:

Read our ATD-PHL’s Refund & Event Onsite Policy for Chapter Events.

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