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Volunteer Spotlight - Gregory Simpson

09/12/2021 9:30 PM | Rosemary Okoiti

1. What three words describe you and why?

Nurturing: I believe in the amazing potential each of us possesses. I’m always considering what more I can do to support people’s growth and development.

Loyal: I’m dedicated to the people and ideas in which I believe.

Sincere: Authenticity is key.

2. What is/was your volunteer role?

I was the Chapter President in 2018 and Acting President in 2019 and 2020. I am currently the Immediate Past President and serve as an advisor to the 2021 Board. My role as a chapter leader also allowed me to pursue volunteer roles on a national level. Currently, I’m also serving a 2-year term on the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) where we work with chapters to share their best practices and select the Chapter of the Month.

3. What do you/did you love about volunteering for ATD NYC? How has the experience changed you?

You’ll find that each Board Member pursued their role because they believed they could make a positive impact on the Chapter. I’m no different. I saw opportunities (member experience and member engagement) to improve the Chapter and enjoyed being able to test ideas in a supportive environment. While not every idea was successful, I feel I was able to have an overall positive impact on the Chapter. My experience was a confidence-builder. I’m much more open to failing than before because I see how much you can learn from it.

4. What career development opportunities are you exploring in the next one year?

I love the work I do (employee experience and employee engagement) and I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the limited scope and timeframes that are inherent in consulting engagements. My goal is to move back into a corporate role where I can lead a company's employee experience initiatives.

 5. What advice would you give to a Chapter member who is considering volunteering today? 

ATD NYC is an amazing organization that offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. And, if you don't see an opportunity posted, we are open to creating one. Volunteering is a great way to practice and hone your skills in a safe, welcoming environment that encourages experimentation.

6. What is the best way to get in touch with you and/or your social media links, website, email address?

LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson

Website: AgentInEngagement.com


ATD New York City chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the local chapter of the Association for Talent Development - the leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals in the world.

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ATD NYC Chapter

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New York, NY  10024-3444

Telephone: 212.479.7397

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