ALL CHAPTER EVENTS

All ATD-PHL program events align with the ATD Competency Model and Communities of Practice. Below is a listing of our upcoming events. Click the event name to view more details and to register online. 

For any questions regarding event registration please contact ATD-PHL at info@tdphl.org.  Click here to read out event cancellation policy.

If a SIG event is cancelled, we will send an email to all registrants letting them know the event has been cancelled. If the event is to be postponed, you will remain registered for the event.  If you can't make the postponed date, email info@tdphl.org and ATD-PHL will credit your registration fee to your account to be used at a future event in the same programming year.

Upcoming events

    • May 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
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    A consultant’s brand is what makes the consultant memorable. Our next event is a conversation about defining your consulting brand. 

    Building on our discussion last month, we will come together to discuss the topic of building a personal consulting brand.

    We’ll start the discussion by exploring these questions: What is a consulting brand?  What does that mean? Why do you need one? What does that even look like?

    Perhaps it is what marketing guru Seth Godin defines as “a Purple Cow.”

    “Cows, after you’ve seen them for a while, are boring. They may be perfect cows, attractive cows, cows with great personalities, cows lit by beautiful light, but they are still boring.

    A purple cow, though. Now that would be interesting.”—Seth Godin

    We look forward to continuing to build our C-SIG community with you.

    Speaker Bio: 


    Mike Lovell : Session leader 

    Jessica Regetta : Session Facilitator


    • May 25, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    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.

    The past two years have been a perfect storm that has resulted in a significant amount of stress and strain on so many individuals.  Concerns about how to keep ourselves and our loved ones, safe and healthy, has taken on a new meaning.  

    Even before these significant events, stress management, work-life balance, and mindfulness were gaining momentum as critical issues.  With the collapse of boundaries between work and home, it has now become more important than ever to recognize and understand the importance of mental health and acknowledge that leaders don’t lead employees – they lead human beings.  

    While challenges continue to mount, leaders and their teams still need to show up every day and do their jobs.  Under the normal stresses of everyday life, it can be hard to stay mentally healthy, but against the backdrop of these incredibly profound issues, it’s even harder.   

    While our leaders do not need to be mental health experts, they can play a part in normalizing the role mental well-being plays in supporting a healthy and productive workplace.  When an individual is mentally healthy, he or she can deal with the normal stresses of everyday life and can be productive at both work and at home.  

    In this webinar, we will discuss: 

    • The difference between mental health and mental illness

    • Why mental health matters in leadership

    • The role of the leader in mental health well being

    • Why mental health matters for employees at work

    • How leaders can be “ALL IN” (Aware, Listen, Learn,Inquire, Non-judgmental) on mental well-being

    Presenter's bio: 

    Leah Clark, Trainer, Coach, Researcher, and Author


     

    Leah Clark is an accomplished trainer, coach, researcher, and author with over 27 years of experience in leadership, marketing, strategy, and product development. She is an ICF accredited executive coach and Myers-Briggs practitioner.  Leah holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from Boston College.

    Leah’s client work spans several industries including consumer products, biopharmaceutical, insurance, financial services, and advertising.  Her clients benefit from her leadership knowledge combined with her creative approach to results-oriented action plans.  She combines a dual focus on exploring both the competence leaders need to express themselves combined with the connection they need to forge with the people they lead. 

    Please connect with Leah via her website https://leaderconnect.net/contact/.

    • May 26, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Judge Group For In-Person (151 S. Warner Road, Suite 100, Wayne, PA 19087) Virtual (Zoom link to be provided)
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    Servant Leadership is a term often used but not necessarily understood. It is a leadership style and philosophy where leaders interact with others – either in a management or fellow employee capacity – to achieve outcomes through engagement and influence rather than through power and control.

    Servant leaders seek to address the needs of others and to share power. This leadership style requires individuals to demonstrate characteristics such as empathy, listening, stewardship and commitment to the personal growth of others. Servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down with the leader at the bottom and the customers and employees at the top.

    Please join us as we hear from 3 CEOs who understand and practice servant leadership:

    • Ed Herr (Herr Foods)
    • Vik Dewan (Philadelphia Zoo)
    • Justin Rosenberg (Honeygrow)

    Along with the CEO will be their VP of HR, who will participate in the Q&A portion of this program. The moderator will be Mark Spool.

    Note: this program will be a hybrid event … in-person for 35 members or virtual for members and non-members.

    Agenda: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

    5:30 – 6:15 pm: Registration / Meal / Networking
    6:15 – 6:30 pm: Announcements (virtual attendees are to connect via Zoom link)
    6:30 – 8:00 pm: Program

    This event is sponsored by Judge Learning Solutions

    The Judge Group

    Speaker Bio:

    Ed Herr | CEO of Herr Foods


    Ed Herr grew up working in his family’s snack food business.  The son of the Company’s founders – the late James S. and Miriam (Hershey) Herr – Ed learned the importance of hard work and valuing people at a very early age.  As Chairman and CEO of Herr Foods Incorporated, Ed is focusing his time on strategy, vision casting, and culture, and is committed to upholding the Herr Family tradition of offering customers the very best products and service in the industry.  

    The Herr’s culture is one that cultivates a spirit of collaboration and appreciation for every individual.  With over 1,500 employees throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Ed seeks to steadily grow the family business, while remaining true to the Company’s founding principles of honoring God and promoting service to others. An active supporter of his local community and beyond, Ed is passionate about giving back to people through service and philanthropy. 

    Vikram (Vik) H. Dewan | President and CEO of Philadelphia Zoo

    Vikram (Vik) H. Dewan joined Philadelphia Zoo in July 2006; he is the 14th President to lead the area’s most-visited ticketed cultural attraction. Along with being America's first zoo, Philadelphia Zoo is one of the region's foremost conservation organizations, and is home to nearly 1,700 animals, many rare and endangered.

    As President and CEO, Vik is responsible for institutional leadership and strategic direction for all programs, services, operations, and fundraising. During his tenure, the Zoo has opened several one-of-a-kind animal exhibits, launched new groundbreaking initiatives and instituted a comprehensive 10-year transformative site master plan. That plan includes the development of an extensive animal exploration and trail system, Zoo360, that invites animals to travel throughout the Zoo’s 42-acre campus, creating exciting and enriching experiences for the animals and guests alike.

    Prior to joining Philadelphia Zoo, Vik served as President of Wachovia Bank’s Philadelphia and Delaware region, operating nearly 100 branches with more than 1,000 employees.  He serves on the Board of Trustees for Vanguard Charitable. Vik holds an undergraduate from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Justin Rosenberg | CEO and Founder of Honeygrow


    Justin Rosenberg is Founder and CEO of honeygrow, a fast-casual stir-fry and salad concept founded in Philadelphia in 2012. With a mission to create a unique, spirited brand focused on simple, wholesome foods, Rosenberg has led the company's creation and growth, which currently has 26 units and growing. 

    After seven years in the finance and real estate industry, Rosenberg decided it was time to pursue his true passions of entrepreneurialism, cooking and creative brand-building. Influenced by his recent adoption of a plant-based diet and his love for design and music, he drew inspiration for a concept set to differentiate itself from the rest. To prepare himself for this new venture, Justin staged at various restaurants from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. to gain further experience in kitchen operations, cooking, and leadership. 

    In 2012, the first honeygrow location opened in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, and Rosenberg’s vision catapulted to the next level. Since that day, honeygrow would continue to expand its unit count and team, with sights set for becoming an enduring, sustainable organization. The company has expanded into the Boston, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC and the New York City metro areas. In 2020, Justin received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Greater Philadelphia region and in 2021, was distinguished as a member of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class.

    Mark Spool | Moderator

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    Mark Spool is president of Management Development Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development including executive coaching and 360-degree feedback. Mark has over 40 years’ experience, working both internally and externally.  

    Mark’s breadth of consulting experience includes companies in finance, manufacturing, food & beverage, retail, and oil & chemical, as well as family-owned businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.  Mark has also held management positions in ARCO Chemical Company, Payless ShoeSource and Marathon Oil Company.

    Mark has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University.  He is the lead judge for the HR Department of the Year and the CEO of the Year Awards, is a Baldrige certified examiner for the Delaware Quality Award, and has been an instructor at Penn State, Immaculata and Villanova Universities.  He was recently nominated for HR Consultant of the Year.

    • June 08, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Your Home Office
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    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. 

    Communication across the globe is rapidly evolving especially in the growing cross-cultural exchange of ideas that lead to innovation. By attending this session, you will further develop a mindset and practical techniques for effectively navigating cultural contexts and for framing the messaging used in cross-cultural conversations and digital exchanges. Through an interactive simulation, contemporary case studies, and engaging activities, you will gain valuable cultural tactics, advanced rhetorical strategies, and storytelling techniques that will provide you the keys to success for building better understanding and maximizing interactions in any shared professional intercultural space.

    About our Speakers:

    Prof. Dan Bullock
    Language and Communications Specialist


    Prof. Dan Bullock is a language and communications specialist/trainer at the United Nations Secretariat, training diplomats and global UN staff. He also serves as faculty teaching business communication and public relations within the award-winning Public Relations and Corporate Communications Master's program within the Division of Programs in Business at New York University’s School of Professional Studies. Previously, Dan was the director of corporate communications at a leading NYC public relations firm, and his corporate clients have included TD Bank and Pfizer. He contributes to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Quartz, Yahoo! News, The Wall Street JournalBusiness Insider, TheListTV, and SmartBrief, where he writes about the intersection of global business communication, intercultural communication, and professional development. Dan is the co-author of How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere (Career Press 2021).

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbullock1 

    Prof. Raúl Sánchez
    Clinical Assistant Professor and the Corporate Program Coordinator at New York University’s School of Professional Studies

    Prof. Raúl Sánchez is an award-winning clinical assistant professor and the corporate program coordinator at New York University’s School of professional Studies. He has designed and delivered corporate trainings for Deloitte and the United Nations, as well as been a writing consultant for Barnes & Noble Press and PBS. Raul was awarded the NYU School of Professional Studies Teaching Excellence Award and specializes in Linguistics and business communication. He contributes to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Quartz, The Wall Street JournalTheListTV, Business Insider, Business.com, HuffPost, open-Democracy, and Thrive Global, where he writes about the intersection of global business communication, leadership, and intercultural communication. Raúl is the co-author of How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere (Career Press 2021).

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raul-h-sanchez
    • June 14, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
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    Welcome to the Consultancy SIG at ATD Greater Philadelphia! 

    Utilizing a less structured format, this group explores the issues and topics most relevant to both independent and internal consultants.

    We also offer the opportunity to bring the issues and questions to the group-- where we can share solutions, and collaborate on possible fixes to common (and not so common) problems together.

    Speaker Bio: 


    Mike Lovell : Session leader 

    Jessica Regetta : Session Facilitator


    • June 22, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Judge Group For In-Person (151 S. Warner Road, Suite 100, Wayne, PA 19087) Virtual (Zoom link to be provided)
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    For the past couple of years there have been articles written on the lack of effectiveness of diversity training. Some of the reasons for this include treating such training as an event (a “check-the-box” approach), lack of integrating training with other systems (e.g., recruitment, onboarding, engagement, etc.) to support the goals, and thinking of ‘training’ rather than ‘learning’.  As a result, time, money and effort are poured into a much-needed initiative with little results to show for it.

    Come join us to hear from talent development leaders about how they approached DE&I “training” in a strategic, comprehensive, and integrated way. We will begin by hearing from Adrina Walker (Executive Director of Engagement Programs for Estée Lauder) about the commitment, support and involvement of senior leaders in their company. Then we will hear from Karen Basile (Chief Learning Officer for Johnson Controls) on their L&D strategy to make marked and measurable differences in DE&I initiatives.

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

    We hope to see you there.

    Note: this program will be a hybrid event … in-person for 35 members or virtual for members and non-members.

    Agenda: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

    5:30 – 6:15 pm: Registration / Light Meal / Networking
    6:15 – 6:30 pm: Announcements (virtual attendees are to connect via Zoom link)
    6:30 – 8:00 pm: Program

    This event is sponsored by The Judge Group

    The Judge Group

    Speaker Bios:

    Karen Clay Basile| VP Global Learning and Development and Culture for Johnson Controls International

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    Karen Clay Basile has been with Johnson Controls International for almost 8 years and has been helping to transform the organization through learning, talent, and organization culture leadership roles. Karen became the first Chief Learning Officer of Johnson Controls after leading an 18-month redesign and integration of the learning function.  Her role is inclusive of Leadership and Core skills development, functional and product training for 97,000 employees, channel partners and customers. She is also responsible for the organization engagement survey and culture.

    As the VP of Global Learning and Development at Johnson Controls, she led the global learning function for both corporate and the smart buildings business. The vision of the “One JCI Learning” function is to create a learning culture that enables our colleagues and partners to continually learn, develop and grow. The award-winning learning team designs, develops and delivers highly effective product training, designs enterprise-wide development programs, innovates with new learning technologies and enables the growth for leaders at Johnson Controls.  

    Prior to Johnson Controls, Karen held Talent, HR and Learning leadership roles at General Electric, VWR, Cigna, Wawa, and various tech and venture-backed companies over the last 25 years. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women, i4cp Chief Learning Officer board, Association for Talent Development (ATD), and Learning and Development Philadelphia. Karen holds a B.S. in Marketing and International Business from Penn State and an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania.

    Adrina Walker| Executive Director, Engagement Program Lead for The Estée Lauder Companies

    Adrina Walker currently serves as Executive Director, Engagement Program Leadwithin the recently formed Equity and Engagement Center of Excellence (COE) for The Estee Lauder Companies. 

    In this role, Adrina is responsible for influencing the initiatives, programs and communications globally related to employee engagement to drive equity across The Estee Lauder Companies Enterprise. A significant part of Adrina’s day focuses on promoting and developing programs to enhance employees’ understanding on inclusion issues, community building, belonging, and connectivity. Adrina also collaborates with other Global Talent teams to implement engaging and equitable recruitment, hiring, onboarding and retention practices. 

    Additionally, Adrina serves as Co-Chair of The Estee Lauder Companies’ Women’s Leadership Network and provides strategic oversight and leadership of WLN events. In her prior role, Adrina was Director, Global Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), supporting Global Brand Supply Chain, Product Development, and Corporate Innovation.

    Adrina has over 15 years of diverse business and HR experience. She has an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Training from Liberty University and holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership/Behavior & Communications from Rider University. 

    Deborah Williams| Principal, Bright Light Consulting Services

    Deborah Williams began her learning and development career in instructional design with an international provider of organizational training solutions for Fortune 500 companies. During her career at M&T Bank (formerly Wilmington Trust) in Wilmington DE, she directed consumer banking training and led staff education initiatives for the entire company. She was promoted to Vice President, while leading the company’s customer service, learning and development, and quality assurance teams within the contact center.

    Deborah has been involved with the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter as the leader of the Delaware Geographic Interest Group.  She currently serves as VP of Programs to ensure the chapter offers a wide array of quality programs.  

    She served on the Executive Committee for the board of the YWCA Delaware and is on the advisory board for Project New Start, a non-profit organization that assists individuals in their transition from correctional institutions to achieving long-term success in the workplace.

    Deborah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and completed the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, a three-year executive development program. In 2018 she became a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). 

    • July 20, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtually
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    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 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Learning Delivered Right to your Desk!
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    Welcome to the Consultancy SIG at ATD Greater Philadelphia! 

    Utilizing a less structured format, this group explores the issues and topics most relevant to both independent and internal consultants.

    We also offer the opportunity to bring the issues and questions to the group-- where we can share solutions, and collaborate on possible fixes to common (and not so common) problems together.

    Speaker Bio: 


    Mike Lovell : Session leader 

    Jessica Regetta : Session Facilitator


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

    Christopher P. Marr | CEO 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 | Innovator

    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.

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


Past events

May 17, 2022 Chapter Webinar: “Present with Confidence, Clarity and Credibility”
May 04, 2022 ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter: New Member Onboarding
April 27, 2022 ATD Regional webinar: “The Future of Talent Development”
April 26, 2022 Virtual Meeting for Consultants: "Bring your own Challenge/idea/tool"
April 21, 2022 Chapter Webinar: “Lessons Learned from Sports Leadership”
April 13, 2022 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Developing Adaptive and Vibrant Workplaces through Mindfulness Practice"
March 30, 2022 ATD Regional Webinar: “Training the Citizen Developer for Organizational Success”
March 22, 2022 SIG Webinar: Consulting SIG(Consulting Special Interest Group)
March 10, 2022 Do Your Leaders Make Courage Contagious?: How to Overcome Fear, Doubt, Insecurity, and Risk-Averse Traps that Drive Breakout Growth
February 23, 2022 ATD Regional webinar:“Inclusion Mindset – Designing Accessible Learning Programs”
February 09, 2022 PA ATD Executive Education Series 2022: Building Leadership Competence
February 02, 2022 Chapter Webinar: “Negotiation in the Age of Collaboration: Skills Training in the Global Context”
January 26, 2022 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "How to Create Peer Coaching in Your Organization"
January 20, 2022 Tech Talk: Learning & Development Technologies SIG:
January 19, 2022 ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter: New Member Onboarding
January 13, 2022 Chapter Webinar: “Neuroscience Hacks for Talent Development Professionals”
January 12, 2022 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Embracing Uncertainty: Making Decisions in a Rapidly Changing World"
January 11, 2022 Consulting SIG: Build your personal learning path to consulting success
December 15, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "ATD Regional Webinar Series: Stress Less and Achieve More with Self-Care"
December 09, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Greater Philadelphia Chapter Virtual Networking Social”
November 17, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Inclusive Leaders: A Conscious Look at Unconscious Bias"
November 17, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “High Potential versus High Performer Programs – Don’t Make Leaders Out of Masters”
November 10, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Transformation in Times of Crisis: Reinventing Your Talent Strategy"
October 28, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Corporate Culture Under Pressure: How Leaders Can Respond to Build a Better Organization”
October 27, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Learning Organization Maturity Model"
October 14, 2021 DE GIG Webinar: The World Turned Upside Down: Now what?
October 13, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "What Will Be Essential for Your Leadership in the Years Ahead?"
October 06, 2021 SIG Webinar: Consulting SIG Kickoff Meeting
September 29, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Control Your Attention, Control Your Life!"
September 23, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “What You Need to Know About The State of Skills in 2021 Report”
September 08, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "The Power of Propinquity: Considerations for Leaders and Supervisors "
August 25, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Learning to Pivot, Pivot to Learning"
August 11, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Succession Planning: Are you ready?"
July 28, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Becoming a Smarter Learner: Understanding the 70-20-10 Rule"
July 22, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Results through Relationships™ Workshop”
July 14, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "A Dynamic Decision-Making Framework for Human Behavior"
June 30, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Re-Engage Employees Through Manager Empowerment"
June 10, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Infographics: Using Engaging Visuals to Communicate Quickly and Clearly”
June 09, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Upskilling Your Workforce After COVID-19"
May 26, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Think out of the box with Jimbo Clark"
May 20, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Scenario-Based Learning”
May 12, 2021 Pennsylvania ATD Executive Education Series: "Six Paths to Leadership"
May 06, 2021 Chapter Webinar: “Changing/Pivoting Your L&D Strategy to Meet the Current Environment”
April 28, 2021 ATD Regional Webinar Series: "Addressing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Going Beyond the Benchmark"
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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