Now is the time to invest in human potential and the capabilities of the workforce.
Join us for three events in one! Explore and customize your virtual experience with focused learning based on tracks from our popular Core 4 and OrgDev events, and the new Future of Work conference. Designed for talent development and HR/OD professionals and the people who lead them, you will learn new skills that will strengthen your organization so you are positioned to accelerate into the future.
Corporate Team, Groups of 5 or More By bringing a team of five or more you will save on your registration. The ATD Enterprise Solutions team can register your conference team and provide one invoice for easy payment. Contact us by completing our form or phone 855.404.2783.
ATD’s first virtual conference will take place June 1–5 and will include everything you would expect from a live conference and so much more.
With more than 100 hours of content, including live facilitated sessions and keynote addresses, you will get content from leading thinkers, experts, and visionaries in our field delivered straight to your home.
Be a part of ATD history as we come together to create a new learning experience and help create a world that works better in the process.
The ATD Virtual Conference will be very similar to an ATD live conference, minus the sore feet. There will be more than 100 hours of content, falling within 11 learning tracks, as well as opportunities to network, connect with ATD Staff, and download resources that you can view off-line.
ATD will recommend personalized learning journeys that include curated sessions based on your interests and focus. Or you can create your own learning pathway by reviewing our session listings and building your schedule on your own time.
Don’t worry if you can’t watch all 100+ hours of content within five days. Access to the content will be available for 90 days.
Visit here for all the details.
StandOut Teams: How to Build Strong Teams Through Strengths
Some things change, some things stay the same. We all know the global pandemic has changed many things in the world of work, not least of which is that many of us will have to do much of our work virtually. What has not changed, however, is that all this work will be done on teams. The greatest challenge for us now is how to build strong, productive, engaged, and resilient teams when we’re physically and psychologically disconnected.
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Thank you for planning to be a part of the ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition. After many weeks of carefully monitoring COVID-19 developments, including guidance from public health authorities and our partners in Denver, Colorado, it has become clear that ATD 2020, which had been scheduled for May 17-20, 2020, must be cancelled. A message from ATD’s CEO, Tony Bingham is available for review, and we recommend reading several new frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Regarding the ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition scheduled to start in nine weeks, May 17–20, we are continuing to work closely with our Denver partners and other experts to evaluate the impact of the outbreak on the event. Our staff, participants, exhibitors, sponsors, partners, chapter leaders, volunteers, and everyone who joins ATD to learn and network at our events and workshops are our highest priority. Members of the ATD National team meet daily to review new information and guidance from public health authorities. We will continue to monitor the situation and share the latest information available on our FAQs.
If there are 5 or more people from the area interested in attending, Central Mass ATD can help you get a 10% discount. You don't have to be from the same company or even the same city. Just contact us, we're keeping a list and we will help connect you with National for that 10% discount!
I want to save 10% on ICE registration!!
Most people associate a hackathon with the IT community or computer hacking, but the actual concept is to create innovative solutions to a problem. Any company or team can use the hackathon format to create innovative solutions to any problem.
Want to learn how you can apply this out-of-the-box practice to your organization? Check out this free hackathon e-book.
Want to participate in a real-life hackathon for a good cause? Join us for our first-ever hackathon event at TechKnowledge 2020, February 5–7 in San Jose, California.
We are pleased to inform you that the early bird rate for the all-new ATD TechKnowledge, which will be held February 5–7, 2020, in San Jose, California, has been extended until November 15!
Use our special code: 1201 and CMATD will get a rebate from National ATD!
Refresh Your Professional Thinking With Summer Business Reads
An internally renowned source of insightful and practical information on talent development and professional learning, ATD Press publishes the books you need to boost your skills. These recommended titles will help you:
Brush up on your business writing.
Deliver outstanding training experiences.
Tap into the power of human connection.
Craft the perfect message and captivate audiences.
Master e-learning design on your own.
The 2020 New England Area Conference Design Committee invites you to submit a proposal to facilitate a concurrent session at our upcoming conference. The theme and conference title for 2020 is:
20/20: Envision the Future of Talent Development
Techniques, Technologies, and Transformations for the Decade Ahead
As we enter a new decade of Talent Development, we want to go in with our eyes wide open for a clear vision of the future.
This year we are looking for presenters to address:
Sessions should be highly interactive, thought provoking, and provide creative ideas that can shape and advance the learning and performance of individuals, leaders, teams and organizations.
Ideally, they will include follow-up resources for participants to support adoption of concepts and tools, as well as actions that can be put to work right away. For more information and to access the online application visit: https://atdnewengland.com/presenters
Completed applications need to be submitted by Friday, August 16, 2019.
CMATD is excited to share details of our August event. We realize the summer can be a tough time to join in person so we are offering a virtual program with our very own superstar, Katy Tynan, Director of Technology. Katie is the bestselling author of practical guides to leadership and career development, and an internationally recognized expert on how work is evolving. More on her bio here.
There are no straight lines in career development these days. What used to be a ladder now looks more like a jungle gym. Should you focus on the management track, or pursue specialized skills and knowledge? What are the most valuable skills in today’s job market? How do you stay on top of your game, and avoid becoming obsolete? In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to take the lead in your personal professional development, and how to build on your strengths to develop a plan for your career journey!
Understand the new model of career growth (lattice vs. ladder).
Identify different types of career growth opportunities.
Create strategies to navigate your career journey successfully.
Have you set summer career reading goals? Our board has set some fantastic reading goals to learn new concepts or techniques or perhaps brush up on skills learned years ago. Such is the case of Directors of Finance and Communications, they plan to reread chapters from “The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning” by Roy V. H. Pollock, Andy Jefferson, and Calhoun W. Wick. Stay tuned to and chime in on our LinkedIn Page and Group* for more sharing and discussions of our summer reading.
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ATD New England is seeking speaker proposals for the 2020 conference. As we enter a new decade of Talent Development, we want to go in with our eyes wide open for a clear vision of the future. The deadline is Friday, August 16, 2019. For details can be found here. This year they are looking for presenters to address:
Sessions should be highly interactive, thought provoking, and provide creative ideas that can shape and advance the learning and performance of individuals, leaders, teams and organizations. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
The ATD New England Area Conference will take place on Friday, March 27th from 8 am to 5 pm. There will be a networking reception the evening before on Thursday, March 26th.
The reception and conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood in Norwood, Massachusetts.
We are seeking a total of 16 presentations/workshops each delivered one time during the event.
Attendees will select one of four concurrent presentations to attend during each of four time slots. The ATD NEAC grows each year with increasing numbers of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. This year, 300 attendees are expected from throughout the region (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). Speaking at our event is a way to be a significant contributor to ATD, and to our profession.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Thank you to Lou Cimini
Central Mass ATD was pleased to welcome Lou Cimini on June 11th at the beautiful campus of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. We learned about Leveraging Coaching to Manage Explosive Growth and Change from Lou, who shared from his experiences as the VP of HR for The Americas for Samsonite Corporation in Mansfield. It was a lively evening with a great group of life long learners.
Thank you, too, to our Gold Sponsor for the June program: Integrity Solutions. We appreciate your support of Central Mass ATD.
Save the date of October 22 for an evening with Sarah Scala
Sarah Scala will join Central Mass ATD on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6pm. She will facilitate an interactive workshop focusing on the next level of leadership and people development - keeping one's self strong in mind through optimism, resilience, and grit. Through group and partner discussions, we will explore ways to strengthen or teach others optimism, resilience, and grit.
Watch for registration to open soon!
When you join our local CMATD chapter and ATD National, you are choosing to be a knowledge leader in the talent development profession AND a learning leader in your own backyard.
Joint membership offers learning professionals a unique opportunity to connect with local, national, and international professionals. Stay on top of the latest learning trends, and gain access to research and templates that can help in advancing your career! For more information please visit our website.
ATD Master Performance Consultant Program, 12/02/19 - 12/05/19, Boston (Burlington), MA
ATD Master Performance Consultant Program, 12/02/19 - 12/05/19, Boston (Burlington), MA
Visit the ATD Educational Website to learn more about these courses. Make sure to use the Central Mass Chapter Chip code CH1201 which gives our local chapter credit when you register for programs.