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[POSTPONED] SIG Event: The ATD Learning Lab

  • 07/22/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom


  • 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.

SIG Event: The ATD Learning Lab

A safe space where talent professionals can practice and take risks. A place to try out new and innovative tools and techniques for helping people learn and grow. Some of these experiments may be a hit. Some may completely bomb. But that’s okay. We can learn just as much from the failures as from the successes. This is a no-judgement zone for learning and innovation.

Registration is now open for members.

Non-member registration will open on July 7th.

What to Expect

Every Learning Lab will feature 2-3 individuals from among those who register who will lead/facilitate a stand-alone hands-on “experiment” followed by feedback from the audience of learners, which will consist of the rest of the group. Learning Labs are preceded and followed by optional networking events where attendees can debrief and network further.

Learning Lab criteria

  • Interactive and hands-on, involving participants.
  • Something you have not tried before (approach, new way of looking at the same thing, challenge yourself and stretch outside of your comfort zone!).
  • Adds value for you and the others attending.
  • Be a hands-on experiment, not a sales pitch.
What is in it for those who try their ideas out?
  • A safe space to try out new techniques, models, and strategies for learning and developing others
  • A testing ground that can simulate a client environment
  • Real-time feedback from a community of peers


    6:00-6:15 pm Ice Breaker
    6:15-7:15 pm Learning Lab (activities & feedback sessions) presented by Mark Spool and Tim FitzPatrick on part of their "Instilling Self-Accountability In Yourself and Others" course
    7:15-7:30 pm Wrap Up & Networking


    ATD NYC Members:  $0

    Non-Members:          $15


    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


    Will be sent upon registration. 


    Gabrielle Bayme, Co-VP of SIGs | gabrielle.bayme@atdnyc.org

    Kate Gerasimova, Co-Lead Learning Innovation SIG | kate.gerasimova@atdnyc.org 


      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 holds 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 and Villanova Universities. He was recently nominated for HR Consultant of the Year.

      Tim FitzPatrick 

      is a Senior Advisor at Velocity Advisory Group that coaches leaders on how to build cultures where employees can do their best work. Tim is passionate about making academic research accessible to senior leaders who want to improve themselves and their teams. He is a critical thinker in change management, growth mindset, and workplace assessments. Tim learned his master’s degree in Management & Leadership from Immaculata University.

      Tim is a sought-after speaker who inspires. He is active in the Philadelphia talent and development community and lives in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Most of his free time is spent getting outside with his family and corralling his young daughter.

      This program is pre-approved for continuing education credits!

      ATD New York City Chapter programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

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      Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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