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Chapter/SIG Workshop: People Analytics In Action!

  • 03/19/2020
  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom delivered right to your desk!


  • ATD NYC Member in good standing.
  • ATD NYC Member in good standing.
  • Non-member of ATD NYC.
    You can have this event fee credited to your ATD NYC membership if you join within the next two weeks. Email contact@atdnyc.org to take advantage of this offer.
  • Non-member of ATD NYC.
    You can have this event fee credited to your ATD NYC membership if you join within the next two weeks. Email contact@atdnyc.org to take advantage of this offer.
  • Sponsor discount for Pfizer employees.
  • Sponsor discount for Pfizer employees.
  • Discount for members of ATD NYC's sister chapters (NNJ, MNJ, LI, EPA, PHL).
  • Discount for members of ATD NYC's sister chapters (NNJ, MNJ, LI, EPA, PHL).

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Chapter/SIG Workshop: People Analytics In Action!

UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS THIS SESSION IS NOW 100% VIRTUAL. The suggested log on time is 5:45 PM with the workshop starting promptly at 6:00 PM. 

People analytics, learning analytics, --heck any and all types of analytics are all the rage. Why is this such a hot trend? How do organizations use data analytics in a people and talent context? 

Find out at this exciting hand-on "meta" workshop where we will create data and then learn how to analyze it in real time. This is NOT a simulation! We will be collecting and using real member data to help us strategize ways to provide more value to ATD NYC members. 

Member registration is now open. Non-member registration opens on March 4.


This workshop places a particular focus on how to use technology to extract meaningful data, themes, and insight from information gathered as text (such as comment boxes on feedback forms and surveys), i.e. "Natural Language Processing." What does natural language processing have to do with HR? How do computers and machines understand the complexity of human language?

People Analytics SIG Co-Lead Sy Islam and Lyndon Llanes will help answer these questions and more in this live and interactive workshop that leverages your participation to build a data set and validate results. We'll be taking live data gathered from a short survey to help us make real changes to how ATD NYC strategically plans its content and design for YOU. We'll take your input from questions like "What type of sessions do you prefer?" and review the preliminary themes with topic modeling, bag of words analyses, etc. 

This workshop covers:

  • how machines translate words into data
  • the difference between unstructured and structured models of classification
  • the impact of stemming and cleaning data 
  • learn when natural language processing can and shouldn't be used
  • how to see preliminary results of data collection in real time
Note: We've invited members of our sister chapters to attend and will be able to parse out the data by chapter.


5:45 pm Log on time

6:00-8:00 pm Main Workshop


Attendance is virtual via Zoom. 


ATD NYC Members:  $0

Non-Members:          $15

Sponsor Employees: $0


Session start time

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations submitted more than 48 hours prior can be refunded. Email contact@atdnyc.org to cancel and request a refund


Gabrielle Bayme, Vice President, Special Interest Groups



Sy Islam, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, People Analytics SIG  |  sy.islam@atdnyc.org 

Sy has over 10 years of experience in a variety of corporate, academic, and applied settings. He completed his Bachelors in Economics from Rutgers University, his MBA in Human Resource Management and a Master’s of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University. Sy has served in management, consultant and research roles in a variety of organizations. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Farmingdale State College. In addition to his role as a professor, he is a co-founder and a Principal Consultant with Talent Metrics. In his role at Talent Metrics, he collaborates with organizations through consulting engagements in his areas of expertise (training and development, selection, survey design, performance management, and team building). He is a passionate advocate for the fields of I-O Psychology and training. He currently serves as the President of the Long Island Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. When he’s not teaching or consulting, Sy and his wife enjoy films, sports, and music. Follow him on Twitter (@IOSyIslam) and LinkedIn

Lyndon Llanes, MS, SHRM-SCP
Co-Chair, People Analytics SIG  | lyndon.llanes@atdnyc.org

Lyndon Llanes is a high performing, data-driven Industrial-Organizational Psychology professional with exponential scope in human capital management and strategy. He posses a comprehensive perspective of HR analytics, selection, organizational design, and talent management. He has been credited with: driving initiatives impacting 42,000+ employees; supporting Fortune 500 clients’ organizational objectives; and maximizing the use of technological resources to improve training, performance, and profit. Currently, Lyndon is an HR Consultant on Verizon’s Selection and Assessment Strategy Team. Here he utilitises data and science-based practices to: get talent into the right roles; manage talent/labor market research projects; and develop the team’s knowledge and capabilities around assessment data.Lyndon completed his bachelor’s in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Touro College. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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