ATD Certification Credits

We are thrilled to announce that ATD-PHL chapter programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours. Pre-approved providers must offer high-quality programming that has been developed and delivered by subject matter experts.

This applies to the initial eligibility and recertification for the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.

The number of credits varies by program and the number of hours credited will appear on the event details page.



Not a paid member?

Annual membership is only $99.00!

That equates to the cost of attending 4 programs as a non-member. 

Upcoming events

    • July 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtually
    Register

    Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD!

    ATD-PHL New Member Onboarding

    • Tips and tricks for facilitating engaging virtual experiences

    Get to know your Greater Philadelphia Chapter! This session is for new members and existing members that would like to catch up on our chapter’s leadership and plans.

    What does your membership include? How can you make the most out of your membership? We’ll go over the current Board of Directors and other volunteers, how we plan and schedule events, volunteer and networking opportunities, and more. 

    Be prepared to offer your introduction, your professional needs, and expectations. Bring your questions and join other new members. 

    I look forward to meeting you over Zoom!

    Speaker Bio:

    Joe Bruno | VP, Membership: ATD Greater Philadelphia


    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 deliver 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 the business needs. He is a motivating and inspiring leader with strong values anchored in collaboration, inclusion, and accountability.


    • July 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
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    The focus of any organization’s approach to leadership development has an amazing influence over what’s expected of leaders. From what is built to when they are introduced as leaders to how development solutions are accessed, they each contribute to the culture of leadership. A key factor in a leader’s success is self-awareness – defined as slowing oneself down to speed oneself up. In this fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace we work in, developing self-awareness with intentional focus is what drives performance, inclusiveness, and growth.

    This interactive, two-part series will center on how proactively designing more self-awareness moments can raise expectations for leaders to drive the employee experience. Together, we’ll use the key learnings from, The Self-Aware Leader, to create practice best practices you can quickly implement in your work with immediate return. Part One focuses on understanding the key elements of the model in The Self-Aware Leader and Part Two is about the practical application in leadership development work.

    This learning experience is designed for anyone who works in HR, training, OD, culture, or people development and is very much focused on establishing a healthy leadership culture that balances what’s good for the individuals, the team, and the organization. All levels of professional experience are welcome.

    Participants who attend the first session will receive a copy of the Self-Aware Leader.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dan Gallagher | Managing Director, Exude Human Capital


    Dan Gallagher is an inclusive and transformative executive with success developing people, processes, and performance across multiple industries. His leadership brand is rooted in authentic relationships, engaging communications, and thoughtful change management that helps individuals, teams, and organizations grow.

    Dan joined Exude in 2020 and currently leads the growth strategy for our three practices: Human Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Leadership Development. In this role he also manages sales, marketing, and operations. Dan’s client work focuses on strategy, executive coaching, and inclusive leadership development.

    Prior to joining Exude, Dan worked at Comcast for 19 years.  At Comcast Cable, he led teams focused on learning and development, organizational change, and workforce of the future initiatives. At Comcast Spectacor, Dan worked in operations leading business transformation, including the launch of a new brand (Spectra), the standardization of back-office operations, and a new client experience strategy. Prior to that Dan worked in banking, higher education, and publishing.

    Dan is the author of The Self-Aware Leader: A Proven Model for Reinventing Yourself (ATD, 2012) and has donated all proceeds to City Year. Dan speaks on the topic of leadership often and has been an adjunct professor at Temple University and Saint Joseph’s University, both in Philadelphia, PA.

    • July 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.

    To meet company goals, organizations need capableleaders to guide the company. But due to unforeseen developments like “The Great Resignation” and pandemic-related financial pressures companies are facing, many organizations’ talent pipeline is not being developed because companies often address these challenges with cutbacks in training and development investments. This may provide short-term benefits, but often hinders sustained performance and growth.

    On the other hand, top performing companies, even with a limited budget, identify and nurture talent, have a formal talent review and planning process and actively manage a pool of successors for business-critical roles. This leads to weathering storms in the short term and positions these companies for long-term, sustained performance.

    Talent development professionals, as business partners, need to know how to develop and present a business case for Leadership Development.

    In this session, participants will:

    • Learn how to demonstrate the strategic and business value of implementing a leadership development program for minimal cost

    • Understand how to identify business needs and establish performance metrics to determine the ROI of the program

    • See how to partner with company leadership to uncover resources needed to develop a world class leadership program.  

    In short, this session will provide you with practical and effective ways to build and support “World-Class Leadership Development on a Shoestring Budget”.

    Presenter's bio: 

    Ken Sher, President


     

    Ken Sher is President of Sher Coaching and developer of the “TRUST Success Model”. After nearly 25 years at Johnson & Johnson in various capacities, including positions of Sales Leadership, Marketing Leadership, Sales Training, J & J Sales Recruiting, and 3 different Learning & Development teams... one global organization... Ken is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience to improve individual and team performance by focusing on Executive Coaching and Career Management.

    • August 17, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.

    It is often standard practice to conduct exit interviews to gain information about why an employee is leaving your organization.  Many times, this information is too little too late and the opportunity to prevent unwanted turnover is lost.  Stay interviews are periodic discussions managers can have with their staff, that when done well, increase employee engagement and prevent unwanted turnover.

     The true reasons employees leave – and they're not what you expect!

      How to conduct a stay interview to build relationships and gain valuable insights

      How to convey openness and receive feedback so employees feel comfortable sharing

    Presenter's bio: 

    Denise Gatti, Consultant


     

    Ms. Gatti is a creative Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Leadership Development consultant who is passionate about maximizing talent and creating inclusive cultures as drivers for business success.

    As a leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, she reduced bias in HR processes and policies, facilitated training sessions, established vibrant and active Employee Resource Groups and coached Executives to drive culture change. Using a practical approach to connect DEI strategy to business goals, she led programs that showcased DEI strategy in action, increasing employee inclusion and engagement. She is currently Co-chair of the Tri-state Human Resource Management Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

    Ms. Gatti’s focus on DEI grew from a longstanding practice of integrating DEI into all training, talent management, and development programs. She designs and facilitates engaging development programs which have earned high regard among all levels of employees.  Using thought-proving discussions and relevant content she engages participants in virtual or in-person sessions. She has worked with a wide variety of clients and industries including healthcare, automotive, sales, government, and finance, as well as non-profit organizations and their boards.  The talent management and succession processshe designed fora national company resulted in a 20% increase in the diversity of their leadership pipeline, promotions of underrepresented talent to Director level, and a 0% turnover rate among high potential talent for 10 successive years.  

    Coaching clients consistently report her coaching as insightful, spot-on and key to accelerating their development.  Using her in-depth knowledge of effective leadership practices and validated assessment tools, she guides others to enhance their current performance and prepare for future leadership roles. 

    Ms. Gatti is honored to have presented as a keynote speaker at conferences and meetings for organizations.

    Ms. Gatti holds a Masters’ Degree from Drexel University, a Bachelor of Arts from TheCollege of New Jersey and completed graduate courses in Organizational Development at St. Joseph’s University.

    • September 15, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cranaleith Spiritual Center 13475 Proctor Road Philadelphia, PA 19116
    Register

    In the post-pandemic era, people are re-evaluating their relationship with their work and their workplace.  Many are discovering that it is no longer the priority for them that it once was before the pandemic. They feel let down by leadership within their organizations and are rethinking what’s important and how to reprioritize their work values.

    The “Great Resignation” is really being driven by a “Great Reprioritization.”  This realization has major implications for our economy, businesses, and the role of talent development. 

    In this session we will discuss how leaders should realign organizational culture and the way they lead in the post-pandemic workplace to address challenges of retaining talent, facilitating greater levels of collaboration, and creating a deeper sense of purpose and meaning for those they lead.


    Because this is an in-person meeting, food and beverages will be provided. 

    The meeting agenda is as follows:

    5:30 - 6:15 pm    Networking/Light Dinner

    6:15 - 6:30 pm    Chapter Announcements

    6:30 - 8:00 pm    Presentation

    Location:

    Cranaleith Spiritual Center

    13475 Proctor Road

    Philadelphia, PA 19116


    Directions once on the property:

    Upon entering the main entrance of Cranaleith, make an immediate right and follow the road leading to the Conference Center. Parking is available outside of the conference center building. Enter the conference center by the main door on the ground floor. Food will be available in the main dining room on the ground floor and the speaker portion of the evening will take place in the main conference room on the second floor.

    Speaker Bios:

    Stephen G. Hart | Consultant and Executive Coach



    Steve is an Executive Coach with The Professional Development Group, LLC, and is also co-founder, Chief Learning Officer, and Senior Consultant with the Agile HR Consortium, LLC.  In both organizations, Steve coaches inspiring leaders, develops high performing teams, and helps his clients to create great places to work.

    He is now serving his second term as the Chairman of the Board for the Cranaleith Spiritual Center in northeast Philadelphia.  In this role, he has helped to lead the organization through the challenges of the pandemic and is one of the architects and facilitators of the newly constituted Work and Spirit Series comprising of conversations and workshops designed to unleash the power of the human spirit in the workplace.

    Steve earned an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from LaSalle University, Philadelphia.  He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking which was then housed at the University of Delaware, and he earned his teaching certification for the UK at the University of Durham, England

    • September 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
    Register

    The focus of any organization’s approach to leadership development has an amazing influence over what’s expected of leaders. From what is built to when they are introduced as leaders to how development solutions are accessed, they each contribute to the culture of leadership. A key factor in a leader’s success is self-awareness – defined as slowing oneself down to speed oneself up. In this fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace we work in, developing self-awareness with intentional focus is what drives performance, inclusiveness, and growth.

    This interactive, two-part series will center on how proactively designing more self-awareness moments can raise expectations for leaders to drive the employee experience. Together, we’ll use the key learnings from, The Self-Aware Leader, to create practice best practices you can quickly implement in your work with immediate return. Part One focuses on understanding the key elements of the model in The Self-Aware Leader and Part Two is about the practical application in leadership development work.

    This learning experience is designed for anyone who works in HR, training, OD, culture, or people development and is very much focused on establishing a healthy leadership culture that balances what’s good for the individuals, the team, and the organization. All levels of professional experience are welcome.

    Participants who attend the first session will receive a copy of the Self-Aware Leader.

    Speaker Bio:

    Dan Gallagher | Managing Director, Exude Human Capital


    Dan Gallagher is an inclusive and transformative executive with success developing people, processes, and performance across multiple industries. His leadership brand is rooted in authentic relationships, engaging communications, and thoughtful change management that helps individuals, teams, and organizations grow.

    Dan joined Exude in 2020 and currently leads the growth strategy for our three practices: Human Resources, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Leadership Development. In this role he also manages sales, marketing, and operations. Dan’s client work focuses on strategy, executive coaching, and inclusive leadership development.

    Prior to joining Exude, Dan worked at Comcast for 19 years.  At Comcast Cable, he led teams focused on learning and development, organizational change, and workforce of the future initiatives. At Comcast Spectacor, Dan worked in operations leading business transformation, including the launch of a new brand (Spectra), the standardization of back-office operations, and a new client experience strategy. Prior to that Dan worked in banking, higher education, and publishing.

    Dan is the author of The Self-Aware Leader: A Proven Model for Reinventing Yourself (ATD, 2012) and has donated all proceeds to City Year. Dan speaks on the topic of leadership often and has been an adjunct professor at Temple University and Saint Joseph’s University, both in Philadelphia, PA.

    • September 21, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law at Scarpa Hall 299 North Spring Mill Rd. Villanova, PA 19085
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    As an employee, have you ever looked at a workplace process and said, “there’s got to be a better way”?

    As an employer, are you sure you’re benefiting from your staff’s best and most innovative ideas?

    In this session, we’ll explore intrapreneurship – a system that allows an employee to act as an entrepreneur within their organization. Intrapreneurs are self-motivated, proactive and action-oriented employees who take the initiative to pursue an innovative product or service. The success of many companies is due to their intrapreneurs and the systems that support them.

    Come join us to hear from leaders of well-respected companies about how the entrepreneurial mindset has been extended to their employees and how they cultivate a culture that supports their thinking and actions.

    We will have plenty of time for Q&A, as well as for you to network with your peers.

    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: Program

    This event is sponsored by Villanova University

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    Speaker Bios:

    Trevor Prichett | CEO of Yards Brewing Company

    Trevor Prichett

    Trevor Prichett is the CEO of Yards Brewing Company, a craft brewery based in Philadelphia, PA.  When Trevor joined Yards in 2009 the company had 12 employees and produced 9,000 barrels of beer annually.  The company now has over 150 employees, produces over 50,000 barrels annually, and operates a state-of-the-art production brewery and Taproom in downtown Philadelphia. 

    Previously, Trevor served as a Director and Business Development Manager at Netesi SpA, a Milan, Italy based telecommunications provider. He also co-founded and served in various business development roles at Globaltron Communications and Pointe Communications in Miami, Florida and Latin America.  Trevor holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University, an MBA from the Wharton School, and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    Chris P. Marr | President and CEO of CubeSmart

    Christopher P. Marr has been Chief Executive Officer of CubeSmart since January 1, 2014. Previously, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of the Company, having assumed the President and Chief Investment Officer roles in 2008 and, additionally, the Chief Operating Officer role in May 2012. Chris joined the Company in 2006, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until November 2008. 

    Prior to joining CubeSmart, Chris was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust, a publicly-traded office REIT, from August 2002 to June 2006. Prior to joining Brandywine Realty Trust, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc., a publicly traded self-storage REIT, from 1998 to 2002. 

    Chris currently serves on the CubeSmart Board of Trustees, and the Board of Directors of STAG Industrial, Inc., a publicly traded industrial REIT, and also as a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts’ Board of Governors. 

    Katie Webb | Director, US Innovation for Aflac 

    Katie Webb

    Katie Webb is a results-driven strategic innovator who has crafted a successful career in problem finding, creating charter and purpose, and being a disruptor. Her diverse career background spans sales, marketing, business strategy, customer experience, and technology. She is passionate about bringing people together who believe there is a better way and giving them the freedom, support, and leadership to drive meaningful change. She is a big believer in building systems and relationships to achieve success.

    Katie has been with Aflac for nine years, where she currently serves as the Director of U.S. Innovation and leads the U.S. Value Creation initiative. In 2019 she spearheaded the creation and operationalization of the Aflac Innovation Lab, Hatch, which has shown continued growth and investment over the last three years.

    Kevin Nolan | Founder of Nolan Painting


    Kevin Nolan started Nolan Painting in 1979 while a student at Villanova. Nolan Painting has grown into the largest privately owned, residential painting business in America. Kevin also cofounded Nolan Consulting Group (NCG) in 2004. NCG helps other painting contractors throughout the United States run profitable, values driven businesses.

    Kevin has been National Vice President of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America and is a past Chairman of the Board of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce.

    In 2021, Nolan Painting was recognized by “Civic 50” as one of Philadelphia's 50 most community minded companies. Nolan Painting was also recognized nationally with a Bronze Medal, as “The Best in the Business” by Inc. Magazine in the construction industry. Nolan Painting has been recognized as a “Top Place to Work“ by the Philadelphia Inquirer for the past 7 years.

    Kevin graduated from Villanova in 1981. As a point of interest, he has run a marathon in all 50 states and completed an Ironman.

    Moderator:

    MarySheila McDonald (Director of the Scarpa Center of Law and Entrepreneurship at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law)

    MarySheila McDonald

    MarySheila E. McDonald joined Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law as the inaugural John F. Scarpa Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship in June 2021.  

    In this newly created role, MarySheila is expanding the practice and study of entrepreneurship at the Law School and University. She has developed curricula addressing strategic issues facing entrepreneurs and their lawyers and is taking a leading role in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering. MarySheila’s focus in the Scarpa Center continues to build on Villanova Law’s innovative “Where Law Meets Business” philosophy. 

    MarySheila is an award-winning lawyer-teacher with a significant record of curricular development, program creation and a deep knowledge of experiential learning. Prior to joining Villanova, she served as the Dean of the School of Business for La Salle University.  MarySheila received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and earned her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.

    • September 28, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register

    The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.

    Companies and organizations make significant efforts and spend lots of money to increase their brand awareness. However, branding is not limited to market positions or external communication. Inside companies exist tens to thousands of personal brands usually untapped and underutilized. 

    Employees have a personal brand whether they know it or not. For employees, your personal brand exceeds far beyond your job title and speaks to all things that make you unique. For employers, leveraging the personal brand of your employees creates a more inclusive, intentional, diverse, and innovative working environment.

    During this webinar, you will learn: 

    • Identify a personal brand

    • Apply elements of personal branding to the workplace

    • Understand the benefits of developing a personal branding for work

    • Build your Personal Brand Canvas

    Presenter's bio: 

    Baron Wright, Founder


     

    Baron Wright is the founder of BaronArts Inc and experiential learning, brand strategist, and personal development coach. With over a decade of creative and transformational work experience, Baron uses innovative and art-inspired techniques to achieve breakthrough results with his clients. Baron has supported CEOs, non-profit organizations, recording artists, small business owners, celebrities, social justice advocates, and stay-at-home moms. 

    He founded BaronArts to create a welcoming space for people of all walks of life to feel and be seen, live in their possibility, and inspire others to do the same. His programs bring people together to heal, celebrate their stories, access joy and abundance, and share their unique gifts with the world. He is also an award-winning multi-disciplined artist and motivational speaker. As a consultant, he’s delivered top-tier results-driven and team performance programs to participants across the U.S and abroad.


    • October 19, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtually
    Register

    Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD!

    ATD-PHL New Member Onboarding

    • Tips and tricks for facilitating engaging virtual experiences

    Get to know your Greater Philadelphia Chapter! This session is for new members and existing members that would like to catch up on our chapter’s leadership and plans.

    What does your membership include? How can you make the most out of your membership? We’ll go over the current Board of Directors and other volunteers, how we plan and schedule events, volunteer and networking opportunities, and more. 

    Be prepared to offer your introduction, your professional needs, and expectations. Bring your questions and join other new members. 

    I look forward to meeting you over Zoom!

    Speaker Bio:

    Joe Bruno | VP, Membership: ATD Greater Philadelphia