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Upcoming events

    • April 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Learning delivered right to your desk!

    ATD NNJ 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 are striving make the workplace a fair and equitable environment for all employees. Diversity and Inclusion programs have become a key strategy in today's corporate world. Our topic this month centers around Diversity and Inclusion and how to be above the benchmark.

    Topics will include:

    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Business Strategy
    • Building a Cohesive Diversity & Inclusion Plan
    • Acknowledging Challenges while Celebrating Triumphs and Victories


    Alethea M. Batts | Senior Vice President 

    Alethea M. Batts is the Senior Vice President of Learning and Development and Chief Diversity Officer at Lakeland Bank.

    In this role, she manages learning strategy and organizational development, including Succession Planning and Talent Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and initiatives, Leadership Development and Mentorship programs.

    Alethea has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Lakeland Bank, she spent most of her career as the New Jersey Area Director for Citibank and Senior Vice President and Consumer Market Executive for the Bank of America, leading and managing Retail Operations throughout New York and New Jersey.

    Alethea holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. She is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association for Retail Executive Management program at the University of Virginia. Alethea is deeply committed to community development. She is a Leadership New Jersey fellow, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a Princeton Alumni Schools Committee Volunteer, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Second Street Youth Center, Inc.

    She actively participates in the Music Ministry of Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, NJ. Alethea resides in Scotch Plains, NJ with her daughters, Alana and Mikaela.

    • May 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!

    Has your organization adapted or pivoted its learning and development strategy due to the pandemic? Many organizations have had to rethink and reevaluate their strategy for delivering learning and organizational development to address business and social challenges.

    Join us as we hear from a panel of three learning and development leaders representing different industries. They will discuss their journeys during this unprecedented time and the decisive measures they took and are still taking. They will share tools and resources that helped them create both short and long-term approaches which we can take back and apply as we develop and roll-out strategies for our organizations during this critical period of rapid change and uncertainty.

    This program is eligible for one credit hour(s) for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

    Speaker Bios:

    Lynn DiBonaventura (Director of Learning & Growth for CSL Behring)

    Lynn DiBonaventura is the Director of Learning & Growth for CSL Behring, where she has spent the past three years building a multi-disciplinary team specializing in sales training, leadership development, change management, and marketing operations.

    Prior to joining CSL Behring, Lynn spent 10 years as a global leader building Global Talent Development and Talent Acquisition functions for Keystone Foods and Teleflex. She also served Fortune 500 clients as head of her company, TGA Consulting.

    While at Teleflex, Lynn and her team received the Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Business Impact, the Bronze Award for Global Learning Strategy and the Innovation in Talent Development Award from the National Standards Associate of Ireland.

    Lynn graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Communications and received her Master's Certificate from Manchester University, England, in Global Communications.

    Regina Carr Tierney (System Director, Learning and Development at Main Line Health)


    Regina Carr Tierney, MEd, ACC is the System Director, Learning and Development at Main Line Health, where she expanded a traditional training function to include organizational learning (from executive board member to individual contributors), talent management, organizational development, performance management executive coaching, and an internal faculty program. She has 25 years experience as a learning and development leader dedicated to organizational learning, integration and practice. Her expertise includes large scale curriculum design and delivery, group process and facilitations, change management and diversity/inclusion.

    Regina is passionate about the impact of mindfulness and self-compassion in healthcare and daily life. She completed her MEd in Psychoeducational Process at Temple University and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation. Regina is currently pursuing her Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Certification.

    Justin Schakelman (Director of Learning & Leadership Development for Citadel Credit Union)

    Justin Schakelman is Director of Learning & Leadership Development for Citadel, at top-ranked federal credit union, and one of Greater Philadelphia's largest, locally owned financial institutions with more than $4B in assets. He takes an entrepreneurial approach to the toughest challenges and gets energy from big ideas.

    Justin's spent more than 20 years helping organizations of all sizes grow with innovative learning strategies and solutions. His work and commentary have been featured on CBS News, Fox Business News, ABC, CBS MoneyWatch, MarketWatch, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, The News Journal, as well as peer-reviewed academic publications.

    Moderator: Amy Dinning (Manager of Education & Development at Main Line Health)

    Amy Dinning is a Talent Development Leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels setting strategy, creating, promoting, and delivering learning, leadership and talent development solutions designed to support the organization's business plan and goals. She is passionate about creating an interactive and engaging environment that supports learning and growth. Amy is currently Manager of Education & Development at Main Line Health in Radnor PA.

    Amy has spoken at the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 ATD ICE Conference as well as conducted several webinars for ATD National. She is the creator and chief facilitator of a workshop she created, Jump Start Your Job Search, for the unemployed and underemployed. She also speaks to various professional associations and networking groups on a variety of topics. 

    • May 12, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Your Home Office

    Welcome to the Pennsylvania Executive Education Series sponsored by your ATD chapter.  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we'll be presenting a thought leader in executive education coming from our most prestigious academic institutions and organizations across the state. 

    Six Paths to Leadership

    Leaders come to their positions from many directions; some travel multiple leadership paths in their careers; others may choose one path early on; some change paths as they switch careers or as they become a first-time leader. Wherever you are in your leadership journey, the key insights offered in Six Paths to Leadership will help you navigate to your destination. Our six paths framework, based on ideas developed through from decades of professional work and supported with more recent conversations with dozens of leaders across sectors, geographies and contexts, makes a strong case that leadership is not "one size fits all" for either the person, or for the mode of entry into the role. There are important distinctions across the six leadership paths, and understanding them may provide value for both emerging and experienced leaders.

    By attending this session you will learn about the six paths: INSIDER (promoted), the OUTSIDER (hired), the REPRESENTATIVE (elected), the PROXY (appointed), the CREATOR (founder) and the LEGACY (family). By considering the lessons from these paths, you will help leaders to be more effective from the first steps on their own path and the twists and turns that follow. We will further explore how learning professionals can better support their stakeholders by applying a path lens to their leadership development efforts.


    Meredith Persily Lamel:

    Meredith Persily Lamel is a sought after leadership expert across the public and private sectors, supporting C-suite executives and elected members of Congress alike. 

    She is CEO of Aspire@Work, an executive coaching and leadership consultancy based in Washington, DC and also an Adjunct Professor at American University's School of Public Administration. She is regularly called upon by her clients to support the onboarding of executives into new roles, helping them to effectively lead a multi-generational workforce, and drive organizational change. 

    She has delivered leadership programs in 17 countries across five continents and in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Persily Lamel is an honors graduate from Brown University and earned an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

    She is a Professional Certifies Coach from the International Coach Federation. Her newly published book "Six Paths to Leadership: Lessons from Successful Executives, Politicians, Entrepreneurs, and More" can be found here and on Amazon.

    • May 20, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!

    Are you looking for ways to make your training more relevant and engaging? Have you ever thought that adding scenarios might improve your courses, but you weren't sure where to start? Do you want to use scenarios, but you're not sure how with limited time and resources? 

    This presentation introduces the why and how of scenario-based learning to help you get started.

    In this presentation, you'll learn: 

    • Why scenario-based learning works
    • A range of options for using scenarios in eLearning and classroom training
    • When scenario-based learning is a good choice
    • Tips for writing scenarios with 4 Cs
    This presentation was well received by the Online Network of Learning and Development Professionals, Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals, ATD-Rocky Mountain Chapter, and the Global Institute of Organization Development Network. 

    Speaker Bios:

    Christy Tucker

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    Christy Tucker is a learning experience design consultant with over fifteen years of experience helping people learn. She specializes in using scenario-based learning to engage audiences and promote skill transfer to real-world environments. She has created training for clients including the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), Cisco, FIRST, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Christy has been blogging about instructional design and eLearning for over ten years and is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.

    For more information, read Christy’s blog at

Past events

April 21, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “New Member Onboarding”
April 14, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Aligning Your Talent Development Function with Dynamic Business Needs"
April 08, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic”
March 24, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Your Virtual Presence: How to Authentically Engage and Connect in any Situation"
March 11, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “The Evolving Role of the Learning Leader”
March 10, 2021 ATD Pennsylvania Executive Education Series: "The Leader's Brain"
February 24, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Professional Development for Instructional Designers"
February 11, 2021 L&OD SIG Event - "Lessons on Employee Experience from the Hospitality Industry”
February 10, 2021 ATD Pennsylvania Executive Education Series: "The Culture Puzzle, Harnessing the Forces That Drive Your Organization’s Success"
February 04, 2021 Complimentary Chapter Webinar "Optimizing the Virtual Learner Experience”
January 27, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "The Role & Use of Assessments in Learning & Development"
January 13, 2021 ATD Pennsylvania Executive Education Series: Build and Maintain the Innovative Culture
December 02, 2020 ATD-PHL Chapter Virtual Networking Event
November 25, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: “It’s Time for Online Blended Training!”
November 06, 2020 Consulting Forum SIG: "Consulting In Today's Environment"
October 28, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "How to Show Evidence of Learning Impact"
October 06, 2020 POSTPONED: Delaware GIG: "Thrive During Unprecedented Change: Techniques That Build Resilience in Self and Others"
September 30, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: “Instilling Self-Accountability in Yourself and Others”
September 22, 2020 L&OD SIG: "CEO's Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development"
September 15, 2020 Chapter Webinar: “Upskilling and Mobilizing Internal Talent”
September 03, 2020 Chapter Webinar: “Using Data-Driven Analytics to Skill Your Workforce”
August 26, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "Unleash The Power on Your Team!"
August 06, 2020 Chapter Webinar: "Organization Agility: The New Competitive Advantage”
July 29, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "Master Your Digital Body Language"
July 23, 2020 Chapter Webinar: "The Digital Mindset of Leadership”
July 10, 2020 Chapter Webinar: "Unconscious Bias: Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential."
June 30, 2020 Chapter Webinar: "L&D’s Role in Creating a Better Return-to-Work Environment”
June 24, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "Harnessing Community and Connection in Online Environments for Impact"
June 16, 2020 Chapter Webinar: “A Look Ahead: The Now and the Next of Learning and Technology”
June 03, 2020 Chapter Webinar: “Designing Great Digital Programs: Blending the Art of Teaching and the Science of Learning"
May 29, 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Solving the Management Puzzle for Today
May 27, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "Smart Choices for Digital Delivery: VILT, Asynchronous e-Learning & Beyond"
May 22, 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Feedback at the Core: Optimizing Performance Management Processes for Growth
May 15, 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: Group Coaching, Creating Connection Through Conversation
May 14, 2020 Chapter Webinar: “Creating a Coaching Culture so that L&D Initiatives Stick”
May 08, 2020 ATD Forte Executive Webinar Series: A Discussion: COVID-19 and its Impact on Learning and Performance Management
April 29, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: "Sales Enablement: Improving Sales Performance through Great Training"
April 01, 2020 Postponed: Leadership & OD SIG: "Developing High Potentials"
January 29, 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Preparing Today's Workforce for Tomorrow
December 06, 2019 Chapter Webinar: The Master Communicator’s Secret Weapon
December 03, 2019 L & OD SIG: L&D Strategy: Helping Achieve Your Organization’s Goals
October 28, 2019 L&OD SIG: "CEOs' Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development"
October 22, 2019 Chapter Event: Engaging Learners vs. Educating Learners: Not Mutually Exclusive
October 10, 2019 People Analytics SIG Webinar: Leveraging People Analytics and Leading Growth to Drive Performance
October 02, 2019 Consulting Forum SIG: Building Your Brand and Promoting Your Value
September 24, 2019 ATD-PHL Chapter Member Only Event: Unleashing and Using the Power of Data
September 11, 2019 Chapter Webinar: Developing a Leadership Development Program-Second Session
August 28, 2019 People Analytics SIG: Real-Time Feedback and Panel Discussion
July 16, 2019 Chapter Event: Summer Hangout & Networking
June 18, 2019 Chapter Special SIG Kick-Off Event: Consulting Forum
June 11, 2019 Chapter Webinar: How to Evaluate Immersive Technologies to Super Charge Your Training
May 30, 2019 Webinar: How to Use Your Strengths to Be More Successful
May 15, 2019 Special SIG Kickoff Chapter Event: People Analytics and the Digital Leader
May 09, 2019 The X Factor: A Panel Discussion on Successful Leadership Development Programs
April 26, 2019 Webinar: Front-Line Learning: Engaging People Through Success Stories
April 23, 2019 Leadership & OD SIG Event: "Successful Culture Integration during an M&A: Creating a Win-Win Mindset"
April 04, 2019 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Talent Transformation Journey
March 14, 2019 Career Makeover: Get Polished! Get Noticed! Get Hired!
February 28, 2019 Leadership & OD SIG Event: "Business Priorities Driven Through Human Engagement: Round-table Discussion"
January 23, 2019 Webinar: Developing a Leadership Development Program
January 16, 2019 Special Joint Event: Business Priorities Driven Through Human Engagement: Applying the 4 Disciplines of Execution
December 11, 2018 Leadership & OD SIG Event: "How to Leverage or Shift a Strong Organization Culture"
November 28, 2018 Employee Learning Week: Triumphs (and Tribulations) in Talent Development for 2018
November 07, 2018 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals
November 02, 2018 ATD-PHL 2018 Group Membership Payments
October 23, 2018 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
October 10, 2018 October Chapter Event
September 27, 2018 Lunch & Learn Webinar: What is AI for Learning: Embedding Artificial Intelligence in your Learning Ecosystem
September 13, 2018 ATD-PHL Regional Conference for Professional Development 2018
July 25, 2018 Summer Soiree Networking: Craft Beers and Connections
June 27, 2018 Lunch & Learn Webinar: Gamification for Talent Development - Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to entice, engage, and encourage learners
June 26, 2018 June Chapter Event
June 12, 2018 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
June 09, 2018 June 2018 Monthly Workshop In Partnership with L&D Philly - Make Training A Want To (Not A Have To)
June 05, 2018 SIG Event: Learning & Development SIG
May 17, 2018 May Chapter Event
May 01, 2018 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
April 17, 2018 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
April 05, 2018 SIG Event: Learning & Development SIG
March 28, 2018 ATD-PHL Virtual Meetup
March 15, 2018 March Chapter Event
March 02, 2018 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
February 15, 2018 Lunch & Learn Webinar: How to Love Managing Custom Learning Projects!
February 07, 2018 SIG Webinar Event: Learning and Development
February 01, 2018 Lunch & Learn Webinar: What If Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training Is Wrong?
January 18, 2018 January Chapter Event: THE NEW WORLD OF WORK
December 04, 2017 Employee Learning Week: Sip, Savor and Share!
November 16, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
November 09, 2017 Lunch & Learn Webinar: Conflict Can Be Productive!
November 02, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
October 31, 2017 Lunch & Learn Webinar: Leadership Essentials
October 26, 2017 SIG Event: Learning and Development
October 18, 2017 CANCELLED: October Chapter Event
September 28, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG (SOLD OUT)
September 13, 2017 ATD-PHL Regional Conference for Professional Development 2017
August 15, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
July 19, 2017 Summer Networking Event: Craft Beers and Connections
June 30, 2017 ATD-PHL 2017 Group Conference Registration Payments
June 29, 2017 SIG Event: June Learning & Development SIG
June 12, 2017 June New and Prospective Member Meet up
June 06, 2017 SIG Event: Career & Professional Development SIG
May 23, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
May 10, 2017 CANCELED - Chapter Event (May): Breakthrough Technology – “Teamability”
April 27, 2017 SIG Event: April Learning & Development SIG - CANCELLED
April 26, 2017 SIG Event: Leadership & OD SIG
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