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     February 2018   




Change Management Issue


Upcoming Events

Change Management Effectiveness:  What does it mean in today?

February 15, 5:30 networking and light meal at Employers Association of the North East (EANE) - 15 Midstate Drive, Auburn, MA 01501 

Servant Leadership: What's Old is New Again

March 1, 2018 at Central One Federal Credit Union starting at 7:30 am.  Free to members; $10 for non members.

 ATD New England Area Conference 2018: Unleash Organizational Performance, One Learner at a Time   

When?  March 22 & March 23rd 2018
Where? Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA

Early Bird registration?  Of course, open now!


There are still volunteer openings for the conference.  Work with the best and brightest Leaders in TD in New England!   Click the button and get signed up!



A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:


Note from the President

Enabling change is fundamental to our work as talent development professionals. Theory and practices around change management are ever evolving, and we are pleased to announce that Theresa Moulton, Editor-in-Chief of Change Management Review™, will join us on February 15 to provide an update on current views.

Meanwhile, in the field of leadership, old theories around servant leadership have resurfaced to drive current leadership practices. Attend our Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) on March 1 for a presentation and rich discussion on servant leadership guided by Wendi Braun, MS, CPLP, SRM_SCP.

We enjoy bringing you programs, whether they be events like this or our Leadership SIG. However, it takes many hands to make light that is why I ask you consider volunteering your time and expertise in becoming a board member or assisting on a committee. Please visit our volunteer page. You can help us continue to bring great programming to Central Mass.

See below for details and registration links for both events.

Lastly, please mark your calendars for the upcoming ATD New England Area Conference 2018: Unleash Organizational Performance, One Learner at a Time, March 22 and 23, at Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA

Thank you,

Dyan Madrey

President, CMATD


Join Us — Upcoming Learning, Networking Opportunities

Connect with your local ATD network by attending CMATD learning and networkingevents. Upcoming events:

Change ManagementEffectiveness: What does it mean today, featuring Theresa Moulton,Editor-in-Chief of Change Management Review™, February 15 

You’ve heard about changemanagement for quite a few years now and the discipline has been evolvingtremendously over the past five years. Associationshave been formed, certifications available, and organizations have embraced thehigh impact that effective change management has on project success.  Sowhat does that mean right now? How is change management showing up in L& D and Training work?  What can you do to leverage the power ofchange management in your day-to-day work. Join Theresa Moulton,Editor-in-Chief of Change Management Review™, for an exciting evening about what is hotin change management today and work with your colleagues to discuss and sharehow change management is showing up in other organizations.  Thisinformative session is sure to be full of high energy, great content, andinteractive discussion.  

Leadership Special InterestGroup: Servant Leadership: What’s Old Is New Again, featuring Wendi Braun, MS,CPLP, SRM_SCP, March 1

Servant leadership, often attributed to Robert Greenleaf in his 1970article The Servant as Leader,is a long- standing leadership model used in many organizations with success.Current advocates of servant leadership include Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey,and Peter Senge, among others. Servant Leadership is a philosophy that seeks toserve first, and from that service, leadership from the heart emerges.

At this CMATD Leadership Development SIG meeting we will:

  • learn about the Servant Leadership model including its 10 basic principles
  • discuss how is it different from other leadership models
  • identify the type of organization and culture where it might fit best


CMATD events are highlyinteractive, featuring both valuable information and tips from the presentersand discussions, networking, and shared learning with industry peers. Mark yourcalendars and plan to join us.

Thinking About Change: ViewsFrom ATD

Managing change is an ongoing challenge for organizations and talentdevelopment professionals, and theories and practice are evolving. On February15, Theresa Moulton, Editor-in-Chief of Change Management Review™ (link to:,will share the latest thinking and best practices on change and how they relateto our profession. In advance of that important event, take some time to surveythe change management landscape. Check out these articles from ATD:

·      Emotional Intelligence Is the Key to EffectiveChange Management (link to:

·      Serving as a Change Consultant: Not for theFaint of Heart (link to:

·      Improv in Change: Practice Readiness for WhenLuck Strikes (link to:

·      Positive Change Management Starts With Yourself (link to:

ATD New England Area Conference 2018: Unleash Organizational Performance, One Learner at aTime

Join over 300 training and developmentpractitioners on March 22 and 23, at The Radisson Hotel & Suites, Chelmsford, Mass., forthe 2018 ATD NewEngland Area Conference: Unleash Organizational Performance, One Learner at a Time.

Presented by Axiom Learning Solutions, theconference will focus on today’s learner, with an eye on identifying how todrive performance and ensuring learning and development impacts organizationalgrowth. Listen, learn, interact, and take notes.

  • Thursday, March 22 - Evening Networking Event
  • Friday, March 23 - Full Day Conference & Expo

Register now (early birdrates) 

ATD Webcasts

Create Informal, Competency-Based Learning in Only1 Day!

Thursday, February 22, 20181:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Cheryl Lasse, Managing Partner, SkillDirector
Making of a Mindful Leader
Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Rashim Mogha, Senior Director, ProductManagement,Oracle
5 Ways toTell If Independent Consulting Is For You--And 5 Indicators That It's Not!
Friday, March 2, 2018 1:00pm -2:00pm EST
KateWorkman, Elevate Online and KrisTaylor,Evergreen Leadership
10 Strategies for Building Resilience
Monday, March 5, 2018 1:00pm -2:00pm EST
Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP, Inspiration Nurse

Become a Sponsor

CMATDis the region’s premier professional organization focused on workplace learningand development. Corporate sponsors make possible vital networking andprofessional development opportunities and help advance innovation and bestpractices in the field. Become a corporate sponsor today. 

Be a CMATD Volunteer

Apply to be a Volunteer! 

Don't just go to a CMATD event, be a part of it! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network with industry colleagues and expand your skill set. All you have to do is fill out the application and choose your area of interest. Whether you can help for one hour per event on the registration table or you would like to take on a bigger role, we look forward to you joining our team.

Otherways you can be heard and help

CMATD Blog: Guest Authors Wanted

The CMATD Blog is a great way to share knowledge, insights, best practices and lessons learned around workplace learning and development. Is there a topic you’d like to address? CMATD members and sponsors are invited to contribute.

Guest posts will be featured on the CMATD Blog and in our email newsletter. Submissions should focus on issues of interest to learning and development professionals, with a goal of contributing to our community of practitioners and generating dialog, reflection and new ways of thinking.

Add your voice to our blog. Email Scott Rolph to learn more.

Thanks to CMATD Location Sponsors 

CMATD events are held in convenient Central-Massachusetts locations, thanks to our sponsors. Three new sponsors have joined CMATD this fall: AXIOM Learning Solutions, LLC, Clark University, and EANE (the Employers Association of the North East).

CMATD evening events will be held at either Clark University or EANE (see each event listing for location and address). The morning Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) events will continue to be held at the Central One Federal Credit Union. Sponsor Axiom Learning Solutions, LLC, meanwhile, hosts CMATD Board meetings.

Many thanks to AXIOM Learning Solutions, LLC, Clark University, EANE, and Central One Federal Credit Union for their sponsorship! Links to all our generous sponsors can be found in the column to the left.

Help Build Our Online Community

Read an interesting article on learning or talent development? Want to pose a question for discussion among industry colleagues? Post on Twitter using #cmatd to engage our association members and others. We also welcome aspiring authors for the newsletter - send along submissions for consideration.

Also, expand your network by connecting with us on LinkedIn.  We have a new official page - check it out!



Power Membership

Join CMATD today!

Once you have joined our chapter, or if you are a current chapter member, visit the ATD store to become an ATD member. Enter the Central Mass ATD ChIP code of 1201 to receive the special ATD annual Power Member rate, complete the Power Member membership application, or call ATD Customer Care at 1-800-628-2783 and mention our chapter’s ChIP* code. (1201)

Please note that the Power Member discount of $30 is only applicable to one year, individual membership rates. To learn more about Power Member membership, download ATD’s Power Membership brochure today!


*ChIP is a revenue-sharing program that offers chapters an opportunity to earn revenue when certain ATD products and services are purchased online or by phone using a chapter's unique ChIP code.




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Mission Statement

CMATD is a chartered local chapter of the Association Talent Development.  As such, it is a professional organization dedicated to the growth and development of its members in a supportive learning environment in the hope of contributing to their business success.

We strive to provide quality professional development programs in the workplace learning and performance development disciplines.  We also deliberately foster opportunities for networking among professionals, collaboration with businesses and organizations and the exchange of best practices solutions and information. 

We are in service to our membership, our program attendees, our strategic alliances, other Human Resource Development professional organizations, and sponsoring organizations.

The Board of Directors

Dyan Madrey – President

Open – President Elect

David Hofstetter – Past President

Ryan Rosiello– Director, Programming and SIGs

Dan Twombley – Director, Finance

Scott Rolph - Director, Communications

David Prince – Director, Marketing

David Hofstetter– Director, Membership

Carol Miller – Director, Volunteers

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