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  • 04/09/2019 10:50 AM | Gregory Simpson (Administrator)

    Welcome! We’ve launched this News section of our website as a way to keep you up-to-date on everything happening with ATD NYC.

    Here’s the latest update from ATD NYC.


    • Board and Chapter Volunteer Opportunities
    • ATD International Conference and Exposition
    • ATD NYC Gains Large Chapter Status
    • CPLP Study Group Interest?
    • Talent Development Book Club
    • Member Updates
    • Upcoming Events
    • Past Events
    • Previous Posts

    Board and Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

    Chapter is still searching for a President, President-elect, and VP Membership. You can learn more about these roles here: 2019 Board of Directors Information. If you are interested email contact@atdnyc.org or talk with any Board member. We know the President/President-Elect roles require a significant commitment and the Board is working to shorten the time frame from 3 years to 2. You would serve 6 months as President-Elect, a year as President, and then 6 months as Immediate Past President.  That change will require an update of our bylaws so be on the lookout for more information coming soon.  

    There are also several AVP and committee roles available.  If you are interested and want to learn more about these opportunities, visit the Volunteer section of our website or contact rosemary.okoiti@atdnyc.org.

    ATD International Conference and Exposition

    The ATD International Conference is being held in the Washington DC area on May 19-22. Oprah is scheduled to keynote. If you are interested in going or have already signed up, let us know. Once we have 5 attendees – we are at 3 right now – we can form a Chapter Team and that qualifies you for lower rates: $1325 for ATD members and $1625 for those that members of ATD NYC only. Those rates are over $300 less than the current regular registration fees which go up again on April 12. If you’re interested, email us at contact@atdnyc.org.  If you've already registered, you’ll qualify for a refund of any amount above the Chapter Team Rates.  Let us know.

    NYC Gains Large Chapter Status

    We learned that our Chapter will now be considered a Large Chapter and have access to more support through ATD.  ATD revised its chapter size criteria. Large Chapter status now requires a chapter to consistently maintain a membership average of 300 members or more.

    We were listed as a Medium-size Chapter under the previous criteria of consistently maintaining a membership average of 350 members or more.  We teetered on the edge of Medium and Large Chapter status for months. We were seeing an improvement in our membership numbers, reaching 377 in March, prior to the implementation of the new criteria. 

    CPLP Study Group Interest?

    One of our members is interested in participating in a CPLP Study group. If you are interested in helping form a study group, please email contact@atdnyc.org.

    Talent Development Book Club

    The Talent Development Book Club is beginning to discuss its 4th selection, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Finish reading chapters 1 and 2 by April 18th. Denis Sternberg of getAbstract has provided us with a summary of the book. You can find it and more information on our website.

    Member Updates

    We want to able to recognize the accomplishments of our ATD NYC Members.  Please email us at contact@atdnyc.org and share your updates with us!

    Margaret Clarkson (ATD NYC Past President) is speaking about Talent, Learning & Inclusion at Marsh, while learning from many others about their leadership development programs at the Conference Board Leadership Development Conference on April 9-10.

    Sy Islam, People Science SIG Co-Lead received the Scientist-Practitioner Presidential Recognition Award from Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) President Talya Bauer.

    Zachary Konopka, VP Programs, presented, “The Future of Professional Development is Adaptive Learning” at the 2019 ATD New England Area Conference.

    Rosemary Okoiti, VP Talent Management, recently earned her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.

    Upcoming Events

    Join ATD NYC member and ATD National Author, Jack Appleman on April 11th as he talks about Persuasive Writing for L&D and HR Professionals.

    Experience Virtual Reality at VR WORLD as part of a Special Interest Group social event. Note there is a fee for this event and we’ve reached capacity.  Keep checking back in case someone cancels.  If you aren’t able to register for this event, email gabrielle.bayme@atdnyc.org so we can evaluate the interest in scheduling another event.

    Past Events

    Visit the Knowledge Center (under Members tab; you WILL need to be logged in) to access the recordings and other information from our events.

    Previous Posts

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    ATD Awards the New York City Chapter (ATD NYC) Chapter of the Month Honor

    We welcome your feedback. Contact any Board Member or email contact@atdnyc.org.

  • 04/01/2019 8:00 AM | Gregory Simpson (Administrator)

    The New York City Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, was named an ATD Chapter of the Month (COM) for April 2019. The COM is national recognition for ATD local chapters that have demonstrated strength, growth, and innovation in managing their chapter.

    Elizabeth Beckham, chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee, which awards the Chapter of the Month, said, ‘‘This distinguished award recognizes the New York City Chapter for demonstrating unique approaches that provide value to their members, other ATD chapters, and professionals within the talent development industry. The New York City Chapter is a leader in providing development opportunities to their members and other ATD chapter leaders by sharing best practices and encouraging leaders to learn and grow from each other. We are honored to recognize the chapter with ATD’s Chapter of the Month award.”


    This award recognizes the New York City Chapter for its many accomplishments, including Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) achievement, Sharing Our Success (SOS) submission acceptance, and overall chapter strength, growth, and innovation.

    The Chapter was 100% CARE for 2018 and it had 9 SOS submissions approved!

    9 ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) Awards: The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.

    • Monthly ATD Facilitator Webinar Series
    • Knowledge Center for Members on Wild Apricot Chapter Website
    • People Science Special Interest Group establishment
    • Coaching Center of Excellence establishment
    • Board Meeting Templates (Position Status Report, Board Notes, and Meeting Minutes) 
    • Interview Guides for Board Roles (Position descriptions, Role-specific questions, Candidate Evaluation form)
    • Visual Newsletter (Infographics)
    • Incorporating “Member Since” to Nametags
    • Using Instagram to Promote Board Roles

    Special thanks to the 2018 and 2019 ATD NYC Board of Directors, our Extended Leadership Team, and, of course, our members for continually moving the Chapter forward.

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