This page shows upcoming events for ASTD of Greater Boston.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to add an event to our calendar.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger 41 Seyon Street Building 1 Suite 500 Waltham, MA

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

    Leadership Development Today – A Panel Discussion

    As organizations are rebounding and emerging from the economic downturn, the focus on learning and development is renewed. A major component in L & D strategy AND budget is allocated to developing a pipeline of effective and talented leaders. However, leadership development may not be in the “sweet spot” for every talent development professional.

    Greater Boston ASTD is hosting a panel of local leadership development experts to share their experience and perspectives on the world of leadership development today. This moderated dialogue will introduce the latest trends and insights on programs and practices.

    Our Panel:

    • Our Moderator - Jim Kimberly, President, Sapphire Consulting

      Jim Kimberly founded Sapphire Consulting after more than 25 years
      in the behavioral healthcare industry, with leadership roles in business development, M & A, marketing and OD Consulting. Jim’s advanced certification in emotional intelligence, executive assessment and coaching has helped create dynamic talent management solutions for a diverse client base. Jim is a skilled speaker, trainer, consultant and facilitator.

    • Naznine Tilak, VP of Talent Development, State Street Bank

      Naznine Tilak is a Human Resources and Talent Development professional with diverse experience in financial services and information technology industries. She is the Vice President of Talent Development at State Street.
      Training Magazine awarded Naznine with the ‘2014 Emerging Training Leader’ award for demonstrating stellar growth in leadership skills and business acumen.
    • Edith Onderick-Harvey, President, Factor in Talent

      Edith Onderick-Harvey, president of Factor In Talent, is a highly sought after partner for executives, teams and organizations. Her passion is helping clients strategically think about human capital, develop, engage and retain the best people, design effective organizations and achieve results. She is also the author of the upcoming book Getting Real: Strategies for Leadership in Today’s Resource-Constrained, Time-Strapped, Multi-Tasking World of Work.
    • Maurice Rondeau, Learning & Development Leader, Textron

      Maurice (Moe) Rondeau has a diverse twenty year background in global learning and organizational development including an expatriate assignment in the United Kingdom. His multi-industry experience provides him with a solid understanding of the challenges that business leaders face in engaging and retaining talent. Moe holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication, is a Six Sigma Green Belt and holds numerous certifications in learning & organizational development tool kits. He is currently pursuing his Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) qualification from the American Society for Training & Development.
    • Marianne Scaffidi, Director of Learning & Development and Brand Culture, Swarovski

      Crystal Marianne Scaffidi has extensive experience working with all organizational levels creating, promoting, and delivering training solutions designed to support business strategy. She is passionate about creating an interactive and engaging business environment that supports learning. Marianne worked at several organizations designing and delivering successful programs in Leadership Development, Sales Capability, Team Effectiveness, Change Management, Performance Management, as well as many other topics.


    Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger

    41 Seyon Street, Building 1, Suite 500, Waltham, MA

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Innovara, Inc. Consulting Firm, 105 Middle Street; Hadley, MA 01035

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 

    An Invitation from the Central Mass Chapter of ASTD/ATD

    Cultivate Your Networking at our Fall Event!

    Join us on September 18th for a fall kick-off to the new Central Mass ASTD/ATD season being hosted in a new Western Massachusetts location! Help us celebrate the New England fall theme with apples, ciders and an interactive Networking event that will offer an opportunity to meet and mingle with many new members and professional contacts from across the state. Enjoy an evening of interactive activities, including “Speed Networking”, “CMASTD/CMATD Bingo” and taste-testing of some seasonal treats!

    Sponsored by Innovara, Inc., a global business and management development company that works with clients around the world to improve their sales, marketing, and management performance. Innovara provides highly customized training, medical thought leadership, and business development and strategy services for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

    Regional ASTD member – $25.00 (USD) Registration code required.

    Regional chapter members can attend our events at our member rate by entering a special discount code. Contact us at for the code.

    Register Now

    (Note: You will be redirected to the central Mass ASTD site for registration of the event)

    Innovara, Inc. Consulting Firm
    105 Middle Street; Hadley, MA 01035
    Phone: 413-387-6188

Past events

12 Aug 2014 August 12, 2014 – Summer Social and Networking
15 Jul 2014 July 15, 2014 – Mixed Media in Training - a Briefing for Training Professionals
13 May 2014 May 13, 2014 – GBASTD Member Spotlight Event
08 Apr 2014 April 8, 2014 Build Your Content Once, Use it Again and Again and Again
11 Mar 2014 March 11, 2014 Learning Technology Panel Discussion
11 Feb 2014 February 11, 2014 Meeting
14 Jan 2014 January 14, 2014 Meeting
10 Dec 2013 December 10, 2013 Meeting
12 Nov 2013 November 12, 2013 Meeting
08 Oct 2013 October 8, 2013 Meeting
10 Sep 2013 September 10, 2013 Meeting
20 Aug 2013 A Summer Evening of Networking with GBASTD
04 Jun 2013 June 11, 2013 Meeting
14 May 2013 May 14, 2013 Meeting
12 Mar 2013 March 12, 2013 Meeting
12 Feb 2013 Accelerating Change and Continuous Improvement: Leading the Way
08 Jan 2013 January 2013 Meeting: The 2013 Super Bowl of Networking Event
11 Dec 2012 December 2012 Meeting: Context and Problem-Based Learning
13 Nov 2012 November 2012 Meeting: Mentoring Circles
09 Oct 2012 October 2012 Meeting: Pin Drop Principle & Creating More Engaging e-Learning
11 Sep 2012 September 2012 Meeting: Tips & Tools for Back to School
12 Jul 2012 National Certificate Program - Blended Learning
26 Jun 2012 June 2012 Meeting: Social Event at Turner Hill Country Club
15 May 2012 May 2012 Meeting: The Strategic Value of Learning in the Global War for Talent
20 Apr 2012 New England Area ASTD Conference
20 Mar 2012 CANCELLED March 2012 Meeting: Member Sharing Night
22 Feb 2012 Project Management for Trainers ASTD Certificate Program
21 Feb 2012 February 2012 Meeting: Emotional Intelligence for Decision Making & Designing eLearning Storyboards
17 Jan 2012 January 2012 Meeting: Superpowers of Learning & State of the Industry
13 Dec 2011 eLearning Hands-on Workshop
15 Nov 2011 November 2011 Meeting: A Speed Networking Extravaganza
14 Nov 2011 Multimedia for Instructional Designers Certificate Program (2 Day)
26 Oct 2011 Training Certificate Program (3 Day)
18 Oct 2011 October Meeting: Developing a Mobile Learning Strategy
20 Sep 2011 September Meeting: Humor in Training and Presentations
28 Jun 2011 Multi-chapter Networking Event
17 May 2011 May Meeting: LMS System Panel
28 Apr 2011 ASTD New England Regional Conference Sponsored by Citrix Online's GoToTraining
Greater Boston Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development 


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