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Boost Your Impact: Create Higher Engagement by Training "Outside the Box" Thru Experiential Learning

  • 13 Sep 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • SES, 4 Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540


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Boost Your Impact: 

Create Higher Engagement by Training "Outside the Box" thru Experiential Learning

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:30p - 8:30pm

SES, 4 Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540

Join us as Mid-NJ ATD presents a fun, engaging, challenging, and interactive program designed to help you create more engagement in your programs! 

What You Will Learn: 

  • How to make your training programs and workshops more engaging and effective
  • How to Increase ownership for organization change efforts
  • How to Increase impact and power of your leadership and soft skills training
  • Principles for facilitating debriefs "in the moment"
  • And much more!! 

Have fun, learn, grow, pick up real life training "hacks"  and "pro tips" to make your next class more engaging and successful !

For Our National ATD Members - A Primer on This Topic is Available here. 

Our Presenters: 

McLaughlin Consulting Services

Rich McLaughlin has been an observer and practitioner of innovation and employee engagement processes for over 20 years.  He has over 12,000 hours designing and facilitating leadership and interpersonal skills workshops, innovation explorations and problem-solving with teams to help them jump start their change and innovation efforts.  He has helped teams as small as 8 and departments as large as 100 learn how to blend external developments (to understand where customer needs are moving) with internal employee engagement processes (to show how to stimulate internal experiments and capitalize on those opportunities).  Rich also enjoys showing leaders how to engage employees in driving ongoing innovation in the organization.   He brings an experiential approach in his work with client teams. His client’s value the engaging way he works with their people whether facilitating a leadership workshop, working with a specific team, or challenging employees to be more accountable for the whole.  | 609-577-3072

Ken Blackwell brings over 23 years of experience as a certified coach and trainer to his signature practice of rescuing Accidental Leaders and Dysfunctional Teams. By enabling them to connect, communicate and collaborate more effectively, they form stronger, more resilient individual relationships, which in turn enables them to build stronger, more productive organizations.

As CEO of InKlaritas, a Princeton-based leadership and team development practice, Ken works with a diverse mix of US and international companies across a wide range of industries. Whether he is working with front-line supervisors or members of the C-Suite, Ken creates an open, inclusive environment that makes it safe for clients to tackle difficult issues that may be outside their comfort zone.  | 609-910-0960

Our Host: 

Douglas Clayton is the Senior Vice President, Talent Management and Learning & Development at SES, the world’s leading provider of satellite services.  Doug joined SES in 2001 and works primarily in SES’s Princeton, NJ location and spends several months per year in SES’s corporate headquarters in Luxembourg. 

His role includes leading SES’s global talent management function and providing guidance to SES’s HR team for the Americas, including talent acquisition, succession planning, compensation programs, union relations, and payroll and benefits systems.  Doug is the chairperson of the SES U.S. benefits committee, is a board member of SES Americom, and a board member of the Luxembourg – American Chamber of Commerce.  In addition to directing HR functions in the US and Luxembourg, Doug has directed HR functions in the UK, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

SES S.A. is a communications satellite owner and operator providing video and data connectivity worldwide to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, governments and institutions, with a mission to “connect, enable, and enrich”. SES operates more than 50 geostationary orbit satellites and 16 medium Earth orbit satellites. 

Experience answers to these questions, and more!

How much structure should you provide for a given exercise? 

How much "help" should facilitators provide while the group is working through their challenge?  

How to frame the exercise so it makes sense for participants in their environment?  

How difficult should you make a given challenge? 

Registration, Tuition, Deadlines

Tuition & Deadlines:

Early Bird (Before Sept. 6, 2018)
Mid NJ ATD Members: $25
NNJ ATD Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Regular (On or After Sept. 6, 2018)
Mid NJ ATD Members: $35
NNJ ATD Members: $35
Non-Members: $45



5:30pm - 6:15pm : Networking & Refreshments (* Light Dinner Refreshments served)

6:15pm - 6:30 pm: Mid NJ ATD Chapter Updates 

6:30pm - 6:45pm: The SES Story 

6:45pm - 8:15pm: Experiential Learning Approaches- Interactive Session

8:15pm - 8:30pm: Close


SES, 4 Research Way,  Princeton, NJ 08540, (609) 987-4000

Directions & Parking:

Take Route 1 to Forrestal Village/College Road East exit. Go east on College Road for approximately 1/4 mile, turn left onto Research Way.  Go to the 2nd building on the left, #4. Plenty of parking available! 


Contact Mid NJ ATD at

Contact us:

Mid New Jersey ATD
P.O. Box 8567
Princeton, NJ 08543

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