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

Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days prior to the scheduled event.

Upcoming events

    • 11 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, 41 Seyon Street, Building 1, Suite 500, Waltham, MA 02453

    Rewire Your Brain & Body for Peak Performance

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    "Did you start the new year with new resolve to be a top performer AND take better care of yourself? On February 11th, join us for an evening with Dr. David Bach. 

    Dr. Bach is a Harvard-trained scientist and physician and has spent a decade working to maximize his physical and mental performance. He’s also founded The Platypus Institute with the goal of bringing scientific rigor to the rapidly growing field of human performance optimization. If you are looking to make some real changes this year, don’t miss this program!

    During this session, you will discover how to:

    • Radically transform your experience of life
    • Rewire your brain to maximize learning, memory and situational awareness
    • Enhance your effectiveness and productivity
    • Expand your energy capacity and stretch the limits of your physical abilities
    • Learn about the astonishing new technologies for human peak performance

    For this program, we encourage you to bring a friend for FREE! After you register, please continue to register your friend by entering the following information for your guest in the registration area at the bottom of the form:

    • Name
    • Email address 
    • Telephone number


    Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    41 Seyon Street, Building 1, Suite 500
    Waltham, MA 02453

    Sponsored by:

    Get Bridge

    Refund Policy:
    A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.
    • 15 Mar 2016
    • 17 May 2016
    • 3 sessions
    • Workbar: 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Ma 02139
    • 18

    2016 Train the Trainer Workshop Series

    Greater Boston ATD and UMass Donahue Institute are partnering to offer a Train the Trainer 3 day Workshop Series.  Each program will cover a different aspect of assessing, designing and delivering learning to adult learners. Below are the topics covered in each workshop:

    Essentials of Trainer Excellence – March 15, 2016

    • Adult Learning Theory
    • Background & History of Adult Learning
    • Adult Learning Principles, Styles & Modes
    • Trainer Roles & Techniques
    • A “Balanced” Environment”
    • Training Across Generations
    • Dealing with Challenges

    Practical Program Design for Success – April 12, 2016

    • A 6-step process for analyzing training needs
    • Learning objectives for the training session
    • Basic lesson plan(s) and / or guide to follow while training using the ROPES method
    • The impact of learner needs, styles, objectives and program development on the effectiveness of a presentation
    • Action Plan

    Facilitation & Presentation Techniques – May 17, 2016

    • Basic facilitation techniques
    • The Importance of “balanced environment”
    • Techniques that diffuse challenging situations
    • Practice session: techniques for handling challenges
    • A 6-step model for effective presentation to use back on the job
    • Key techniques for applying this model effectively
    • Effective tips and techniques for using technology effectively when presenting
    • Planning Practice Presentations for Session Three


    Christine (Chris) R. Gatti, M.Ed. joined the UMass Donahue Institute as its new Director of Organizational Development and Learning Solutions in 2010, bringing over 30 years experience in business, education, training, human resource and organizational development to this role. Her areas of expertise include: management and leadership development, team development, and trainer/facilitator development.

    Ms. Gatti founded and led a strategic training and consulting firm for 14 years, providing learning and consulting services in the areas of: Leadership Development, Team Development and Trainer Development through a network of highly experienced professional facilitators, consultants and coaches. Her firm was awarded two consecutive state-wide training contracts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was recognized as a successful “go-to” firm for its expertise.

    As an external consultant, she has worked for well-known international consulting and training organizations, including: Zenger-Miller, AchieveGlobal, Interaction Associates, DDI, and Advantage Performance Group. She served as a Master Trainer for these organizations, training hundreds of new and experienced trainers during her career. Her industry expertise includes banking and financial services, insurance, real estate and manufacturing and education. Ms. Gatti is also qualified to deliver a variety of assessment instruments including the DiSC®, the MBTI, and the 20/20® Insight 360-Feedback System.

    Ms. Gatti’s education credentials include a Master’s in Human Resource Education: Training and Organizational Development Program from Boston University, and a B.A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a concentration in Urban Education and Psychology.


    • WORKBAR, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, Ma


    • A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made within 14 business days of the workshop.

Past events

20 Jan 2016 01/20/16 - Writing Effective Learning Assessments Workshop
14 Jan 2016 A Sip of ATD — 01/14/16
10 Dec 2015 E-Learning Cook-Off v2.0 — Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2015
19 Nov 2015 11/19: Watch & Learn! EMC Shares Video Learning Expertise
22 Oct 2015 Thursday, October 22nd: Come Mingle with Social Learning (NEW DATE)
06 Oct 2015 Get Your Game On! Gamification Workshop: Oct 6th, 2015
18 Sep 2015 Friday, September 18th, Get Your Game On! - Gamification Lunch & Learn Webinar
10 Sep 2015 Blue Ocean Strategy - Sept 10th
13 Aug 2015 Thursday, August 13th, 2015: Summer Social & Networking
16 Jul 2015 Thursday, July 16th, 2015: Tech Fair: Mix, Mingle & Learn about Technology
09 Jun 2015 Tuesday, June 9th, 2015: Building Sponsorship & Gaining Support for Development in Your Organization
05 May 2015 Tuesday, May 5, 2015: A Look at Popular Myths & Models in Training and Development
16 Apr 2015 Thursday, April 16, 2015: Seven Things Every Leader Should Know About Virtual Teams Leaders with Lee Johnsen
10 Mar 2015 Tuesday, March 10, 2015: How to Design Impactful Mentoring Programs
13 Jan 2015 Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Holiday Social & Chapter Recognition Event
09 Dec 2014 Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - E-LEARNING COOK-OFF! - ATD Boston Event
20 Nov 2014 ATD Boston: Thursday, November 20: Technology in the Morning and Negotiation in the Afternoon
18 Nov 2014 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Member Spotlight Tech Talk / ATD Greater Boston Learning Event
14 Oct 2014 Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Maximizing Engagement in Virtual Communications
18 Sep 2014 Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Cultivate Your Networking at our Fall Event!
16 Sep 2014 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – Leadership Development Today – A Panel Discussion
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

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