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  • 05 May 2015 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to all who attended: A Look at Popular Myths & Models in Training & Development

    Downloadable Presentation from Margaret Driscoll (presenter)

  • 16 Apr 2015 9:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Seven Things Every Leader Should Know About Virtual Teams with Lee Johnsen @remoteleaders


    Handout from the evening's session.

    A special collaboration between ATD Boston and ATD Central Mass.

  • 10 Mar 2015 8:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our March 10th learning event brought Sarah Scala, Sarah A. Scala Consulting toour group to share her experience and expertise with Mentoring programs (both formal and Informal). Sarah has deep experience as both a mentor and protégé (mentee) and shared several approaches she created during her tenure with organizations like Kohler and Aurora University. We discussed how to determine a Return on Investment for a mentoring program and why mentoring is one of the best ways to strengthen skills and develop future leaders. Mentoring programs can be very simple or complex and our group learned that there is no "one size fits all" method to designing and implementing a program in your organization. ATD Greater Boston thanks Sarah for her energetic and informative presentation.

    Check out this article for more information:
    http://clomedia.com/articles/view/improving_productivity_through_coaching_and_mentoring/2

    Handout:
    Learning Event 03/10/15 - Mentoring handout from Sarah Scala

  • 23 Oct 2014 9:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keeping your audience’s attention when standing in front of them is challenging enough. When they are “virtual”, it can often seem impossible!

    Our October Learning Event brought Angie Sokol, Principal Consultant at Advanced Management Services to share her tips and tricks for engagement when conducting webinars and online presentations. The program covered how to prepare, your ”on screen” presence, effective PowerPoint techniques, and ways to draw in audience participation.

    Most of us are utilizing virtual capabilities to some extent. Angie’s presentation provided great tips to ensure we will be engaging as possible.

    Program Presentation: Excellence in Virtual Communications.pdf

  • 18 Aug 2014 8:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our August Learning Event was designed and conducted differently from most traditional monthly events. We didn’t have a presenter. We were not focused on any particular topic. We didn’t meet at our usual location.

    We did, however, stay true to our program architecture and align with an ASTD competency – Personal Development. Our Summer Social and Networking Event allowed our attendees over two hours of unstructured, social networking opportunity to meet and build relationships with like-minded learning professionals from our area. 

    Our host, Chris Grasso of TMP Worldwide, provided a spectacular venue on the patio at their Waltham offices overlooking the picturesque Cambridge Reservoir. Sponsors Dr. Charles Tweedly of Pine Manor College and Dan Collier of TrainingPros kicked-off the evening’s festivities. Forty-four attendees,(many of whom were first-time participants), grew their professional networks while a beer and wine bar and sandwich/salad buffet helped to facilitate the mingling and conversations until nightfall brought the program to an end.





    Our August Learning Event was designed and conducted differently from most traditional monthly events. We didn’t have a presenter. We were not focused on any particular topic. We didn’t meet at our usual location.

    We did, however, stay true to our program architecture and align with an ASTD competency – Personal Development. Our Summer Social and Networking Event allowed our attendees over two hours of unstructured, social networking opportunity to meet and build relationships with like-minded learning professionals from our area.

    Our host, Chris Grasso of TMP Worldwide, provided a spectacular venue on the patio at their Waltham offices overlooking the picturesque Cambridge Reservoir. Sponsors Dr. Charles Tweedly of Pine Manor College and Dan Collier of TrainingPros kicked-off the evening’s festivities. Forty-four attendees,(many of whom were first-time participants), grew their professional networks while a beer and wine bar and sandwich/salad buffet helped to facilitate the mingling and conversations until nightfall brought the program to an end.

    Our August Learning Event was designed and conducted differently from most traditional monthly events. We didn’t have a presenter. We were not focused on any particular topic. We didn’t meet at our usual location.

    We did, however, stay true to our program architecture and align with an ASTD competency – Personal Development. Our Summer Social and Networking Event allowed our attendees over two hours of unstructured, social networking opportunity to meet and build relationships with like-minded learning professionals from our area.

    Our host, Chris Grasso of TMP Worldwide, provided a spectacular venue on the patio at their Waltham offices overlooking the picturesque Cambridge Reservoir. Sponsors Dr. Charles Tweedly of Pine Manor College and Dan Collier of TrainingPros kicked-off the evening’s festivities. Forty-four attendees,(many of whom were first-time participants), grew their professional networks while a beer and wine bar and sandwich/salad buffet helped to facilitate the mingling and conversations until nightfall brought the program to an end.

  • 21 Jul 2014 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many organizations elect to suspend their member events throughout the summer. This week, ATD of Greater Boston decided to test the notion that people are unavailable or less interested in meeting. To our pleasant surprise, we disproved the assumption and drew a full house of 45 attendees to participate in our ”Mixed Media in Training” learning event presented by James Ringrose, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Real Cool TV Productions. Video is becoming a major component in learning programs and James provided some research-based insights to explain why. In addition to different learning styles/preferences, personality type and generational difference are greatly impacting how we learn. Attention spans are shrinking, younger generations want rapid access to information and the pace of change is ever increasing. As learning professionals, we must consider a vast selection of medium to create and deliver desired performance. Video provides us with yet another arrow in our quiver.

    James’ presentation (PDF): http://tinyurl.com/opolkxo

  • 19 Jun 2014 6:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Like many of us, Melissa Milani and Tom Costello of PAREXEL lived in a world of reaction and response to their training “customers”. Until, they designed and implemented their “WOW” learning strategy. “WOW” is focused “outside-in, the clients’ first choice every time, the team feeling valued, challenged, producing their best work, AND designing learning that develops the right behaviors for the right people at the right time. Our second largest audience this year listened as Melissa and Tom brought us through the planning of their strategy, the metrics they developed, the obstacles they overcame and the change management practices they learned as they turned their Learning & Development ship in a new direction of pro-activity flawless execution. It is always a special treat at GBASTD, when we hear from others just like ourselves and learn from their successful blueprints. Thank you PAREXEL, for sharing your journey to WOW!

  • 08 Apr 2014 9:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Our April learning event showcased former CIO and president of local IT Leadership training company, Manager Mechanics LLC, Eric Bloom. A crowd of nearly 50 of our GBASTD members listened to Eric’s unique story and practice of “re-using intellectual property”. Eric shared his time-tested techniques for building off content you’ve developed for one purpose (i.e. a training class) to then create a webinar, eLearning module, podcast and perhaps a blog article. It became clear in Eric’s presentation that there is gold in the content we create and we should learn how to re-mine it before totally recreating it. Thank you Mr. Bloom for sharing a secret in maximizing value in the materials we create.
  • 11 Mar 2014 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Greater Boston ASTD Learning Event held March 11th at SG&H in Waltham broke attendance records with over 70 people in attendance!! Our meeting space was expanded to the double room and still, every seat was filled!
    Moderator Mark Simon led panel members, Edward Bell, Roger Shepard and Ted Henning in a discussion titled “Using Technology to Enhance Learning” where they described skills needed for training development success, experience with current tools, process, programs and overall technology trends being seen in today's learning environments.
    The engaged audience fed the conversation with questions and specific interests which the panel fielded with expert advice and perspective.
    The “panel discussion” format is one the chapter will certainly utilize again in the future!
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