Upcoming events

    • September 13, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Clark University - 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA

    Bob Faw, the author of “Energize: Ignite Passion and Performance with User Friendly Brain Tools” will share a number of tried and true tips for “positive priming” learner’s brains. We use priming to help people be more open to learning, and it even affects their confidence in putting the ideas into action. Our learners are being primed by all related experiences in their life in ways that can help or hinder their learning. We might as well do it on purpose and in their best interest.

    There will be high audience interaction, with sharing ideas, and teaching each other. There will also be a dynamic blend of improvisational comedy and storytelling to engage people and help lessons stick.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Improve ability to prime people in the direction we need for better learning.

    2. Understand negative priming we may be doing, and how to replace it with priming that has more positive effects.

    3. Gain specific tools and activities to prime people towards a positive learning outcome.

    Who will benefit:

    Internal ATD professionals seeking to better “sell” training to management. Also, this is for active trainers who want their learners to be more motivated and apply more of the learned skills at work. And for those that want more enjoyment in training.

    Follow up resources provided:

    Bob Faw will give away a few copies of his book. Attendees will also be given access to videos, articles and free e-books created by him. If applicable, Bob Faw will also send the collective ideas gathered during the workshop to the participants and ATD, if it desires.

    Special Thanks to our location sponsor: 

    • September 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • FM Global Learning Center, 1175 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062

    Join CMATD, Bay Colony and Greater Boston for an exciting program

    Be a Star Facilitator – Engagement through Active Learning

    What does being a star facilitator look like? Imagine an active learning environment where the group is engaged, collaborating and applying their new knowledge to further develop their skills. Active learning directly involves students in the learning process while fostering creativity and critical thinking.

    Immerse yourself in the state-of-the-art active learning classrooms at the new FM Global Learning Center where you’ll learn strategies for achieving student engagement through active learning. 

    The evening will begin with networking over cocktails and heavy appetizers. You’ll then receive a tour of FM Global’s active learning classroom space where you’ll discover strategies for engaging learners and experience the latest active learning technology. Geoff Wolliner will then captivate us with an entertaining and insightful session on overcoming boring training!

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    After attending this session you’ll:

    • Identify strategies for creating an active learning environment
    • Discover the latest technology that fosters creativity and critical thinking
    • Recognize strategies to engage your learners like never before

    Featured Speaker: Geoff Wolliner

    As a longtime stand-up comedian and SME in presentation skills, facilitation, sales, recruiting and association development, Geoff used this experience to create the framework of his company, Winning Wit, whose mission is "We Write. You Deliver. They Love It.". Unlike many other communications consultants who try to turn you into them, Geoff uses his experience on stage to help you become a more dynamic you.

    Recognized by Kentucky Bride Magazine, WTOP Radio, Brides and Weddings of Northern Virginia and several other outlets as a leader in comedic speechwriting and coaching, Geoff has worked with CEO's, law firms, entrepreneurs, private groups and individuals across every industry to help them successfully tell their stories to the world and make their content exciting.

    Having worked as the National Chapter Manager for ATD, he has a deep understanding of the L&D landscape and a passion for helping professionals in this industry thrive. Most of all, Geoff operates on one core principle:

    Your success is his success.

    • October 05, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury
    • 25

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    Leading Virtual Teams

    Leading in a digital environment presents business critical opportunities, as well as a myriad of challenges: geographies, gender, generations, cultures, interruptions, noise, languages, time zones, technologies, and just straight up personality differences. It can be hard to know which behaviors lead to the most productive outcomes, and therefore how to best train and prepare your leaders. Bring your challenges as you work through our evidence-based model of Creating Community, Directing Digitally, and Engaging Electronically. Incorporate best practices for managing global, distributed teams. Maximize virtual presence and rapport to get the results you need.


    Ms. Stefanie Heiter is the managing partner of the Bridging Distance LLC, a digital workplace solutions firm helping companies maximize the productivity of a global, distributed workforce. She is among the nation’s leading thinkers in the human side of virtual work. She provides expertise in such areas as leadership and team development for those located in the same place and virtually. Her efforts enable people to create productive relationships across distance, while pulling them out of the email and meeting insanity, giving them back valuable time and focus.

    As a pioneer, Stefanie’s research and consulting experience in dispersed, international work began 20 years ago, keeping her at the cutting-edge of this emerging field. Her clients include Sanofi, Microsoft, Walgreens, Baker Hughes, and Lockheed Martin, in addition to numerous others of varying size and industry. She enhances their ability to thrive in the digital workplace by enhancing performance at the intersection of technology and relationship building. Stefanie has authored numerous published articles in the area of virtual leadership, teams and communications, and is a frequent speaker. She is currently finishing a book on Electronic Body Language. Over the years, she led the company in researching and creating a series of evidence-based models in Organizational Fitness, The Virtual Leader™, Virtual Team Fitness™, Electronic Body Language™, Telecommuter Fitness, Meeting-itis, Virtual Work Essentials, and Cross-Cultural Communications 3.0. These serve as the foundation for assessments, workshops, and consulting processes.

    When not at her client office locations, Stefanie works remotely from her home in Townsend, Massachusetts, but remains closely connected to her partners, distributors, clients and associates through technology.




    Date/Time:  Thursday October 5 – 7:30 a.m. networking, 8:00-9:00 a.m. facilitated discussion,



    Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury




    $10 nonmember

    $ 0 member



    If you have any questions please contact Sandra Kearney at Sandrak [at] or Linda StJohn at Linda [at]



    Bronze Sponsor:  Central One Federal Credit Union

    • October 12, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • EANE (Employers Association of the North East) - 15 Midstate Drive | Auburn, MA 01501

    By now, we’ve all heard of the significant benefits coaching has in the workplace. From increasing employee engagement and retention to improving overall organizational performance, effective coaching is essential in today’s workforce. However, managers continue to lack the skills, mindset and time to be effective coaches.

    In this workshop, we will review the necessary skills and tools to help managers successfully coach others. We will discuss how to create a positive coaching environment, as well as various coaching methods managers can utilize with individuals and teams. We will also explore how to shift from a “management” to a coaching mindset that fosters a motivated and productive team, that is constantly learning, improving and achieving results.

    CMATD welcomes Emmy Monticelli as she shares her thoughts on coaching leaders.

    Special Thanks to our location sponsor: 

    • October 23, 2017
    • October 24, 2017
    • Columbia Business School in New York.

    The ATD Healthcare Summit will nourish healthcare professionals on how to drive operational service excellence to patient experience through talent development programs to improve patient safety, employee engagement, and achieve a competitive healthcare market advantage.

    Specific topics include:

    • Embracing patient-centered care and innovation
    • Patient Safety and Risk Assessment
    • How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement
    • Coaching in Healthcare
    • Movement from compliance to competency- based models to value-based care
    • Bridging the gap between clinical and nonclinical learning through intraprofessional education
    • Learning and Emerging Technologies VR/AR/AI/ML
    • Modern Management Tools – Talent Management Performance & ROI
    • Transformative leadership skills
    • Driving Service Excellence
    More Info here

    And don't forget our CHiP code if you register: 1201 

    • November 09, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury
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    Date/Time:  Thursday November 9 – 7:30 a.m. networking, 8:00-9:00 a.m. facilitated discussion,



    Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury




    $10 nonmember

    $ 0 member



    If you have any questions please contact Sandra Kearney at Sandrak [at] or Linda StJohn at Linda [at]



    Bronze Sponsor:  Central One Federal Credit Union

    • November 29, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • December 01, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Boston (Burlington)-25 Burlington Mall Rd 2nd Floor Boston (Burlington), MA 01803

    ATD - Training Certificate Program

    Be sure to use CHIP Code 1201 when you register!

    More details can be found here.

    Gain a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training.

    The ATD Training Certificate content is practical and grounded in the real world, not just academic theory. This program focuses on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training, and what to do if training is not the right solution. With input from ATD’s Competency Study, we identified the competencies required by the most successful practitioners. The Training Certificate Program is aligned with the Training Delivery Area of Expertise in the ATD Competency Model.

    Learner feedback indicates high value in the following areas:  student engagement, expert facilitation, and applicable tools and techniques. 

    Why You Should Attend:

    • Learn the basics of adult learning theory and instructional design methodology.
    • Gain a foundation in conducting a needs assessment, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives.
    • Learn and apply effective training techniques for managing participants, engaging a variety of learning styles, creating an effective positive learning environment, and managing classroom challenges.
    • Develop engaging training solutions that are learner-centered.
    What to Expect:
    • Pre-Work: Complete a self-assessment and read an industry article titled, "Do's and Don'ts for the New Trainer."
    • Homework: You may find it necessary to do some preparation for your skills practice outside of the classroom.
    • Supplemental Resources: This program includes tools and templates to help you apply what you learned on the job.

    • December 05, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • December 08, 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Microtek - Boston (Burlington) - 25 Burlington Mall Rd 2nd Floor Boston (Burlington), MA 01803

    ATD Master Trainer Program

    Please be sure to use CHiP Code 1201 when you register for this program

    This unique assessment-based program has expert facilitators working closely with you to help you master all aspects of training delivery. With this program, you’ll identify areas where you excel, and where you have opportunities for growth. You’ll benefit from collaborative and concrete training, and then be invited to assess your skills and knowledge.

    Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Trainer.  Become part of this exclusive group today.

    Be properly prepared as the role of the trainer evolves and more is demanded of your talent and time. The ATD Master Trainer Program is a unique assessment-based offering that covers the entire process of delivering training, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. Grounded in theory and focused on practice and application, this program will develop your professional capacity in this area of expertise.

    In this program, you will:

    1. Engage in an online learning community. 
    2. Engage in a 4-day face-to-face course to develop and demonstrate your mastery of delivering training.
    3. Choose an elective (a second course) to meet a unique learning need and complete your learning experience.

    Program Benefits

    • connection to a cohort of learning professionals
    • a complete learning prioritization inventory tracking your professional growth in delivering training
    • access to the ATD comprehensive guide to delivering training 
    • industry-recognized certificate—ATD Master Trainer™
    • experience with 3-4 practice deliveries
    • a video of your final training delivery with individualized feedback and analysis
    • a robust participant guide, with tools, resources, and templates to use back on the job

    The ATD Master Trainer Program is offered by the ATD Certification Institute.

    • December 07, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury
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    Date/Time:  Thursday December 7 – 7:30 a.m. networking, 8:00-9:00 a.m. facilitated discussion,



    Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury




    $10 nonmember

    $ 0 member



    If you have any questions please contact Sandra Kearney at Sandrak [at] or Linda StJohn at Linda [at]



    Bronze Sponsor:  Central One Federal Credit Union

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