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OCTOBER REGIONAL WEBINAR EVENT: Learning and Development in a Post-Covid World

  • 27 Oct 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OCTOBER REGIONAL WEBINAR EVENT: Learning and Development in a Post-Covid World

About This Event

The Covid-19 pandemic upended the way we work overnight. Many organizations quickly transformed to working in a virtual environment and are now transitioning back to the office or hybrid environments. Work continued and so has the learning & development (L&D) function. Comprised of a panel of professionals with a vast amount of L&D experience, this session will focus on how L&D has changed and adapted to address the needs of employees and organizations in the current working environment.

Panelists will share best practices and highlights from their experiences and will cover topics such as:

  • Ideas on how to embrace and leverage the transformation of Learning & Development
  • Continuing challenges and how they’re being addressed
  • Areas of opportunity

About Our Presenters


Leadership Advisory Services Consultant, Spencer Stuart

Gowri is a consultant in Spencer Stuart’s Leadership Advisory Services practice in New York. Her work focuses on leadership assessments, leadership development and executive coaching. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Gowri spent over 20 years at PwC in London and New York, beginning with advising Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies on workforce effectiveness and organizational change across a variety of sectors including financial services, technology and healthcare. Following this, she spent a decade as a learning strategist in PwC’s internal Learning & Development function. Most recently, Gowri served as the firm’s Leadership Development Strategy Leader where she led all leadership and professional skills development across the enterprise. Gowri has lived and worked in London, Paris, New York and Bangalore. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Management and French from the University of Bath, is a UK Chartered Accountant, an alum of the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is certified as an Executive Coach through the International Coach Federation. In addition to her corporate work, Gowri devotes time to coaching global social impact women leaders, teaching English in Asia and serving on the Foundation Board of her alma mater.


Global Director, Learning & Development, Chainalysis

Allie is a leader within the learning and development space who brings a decade of experience to the ATD NYC Chapter. Over the past several years, she has helped to lead, build and facilitate programs on leadership development, enterprise-wide professional skill development and best-in-class onboarding at companies across a variety of hyper-growth tech organizations. Just a few months ago, Allie joined Chainalysis – an industry-disrupter in the cryptocurrency market, to run and scale their first ever internal Learning & Development function. Allie is insanely passionate about helping people unlock their potential at high-performing, innovative and purposeful organizations. She is excited to contribute to the conversation and learn from her peers on the panel!


Director, Learning & Development, Meta

Ian is a Director of Learning and Development and has been with Meta for 7+ years. His team of Learning and Development Business Partners support all pillars of Tech with org, team, and leader development at the Director+ level. He’s a MacGyver for people problems, and has a knack for building systems to support teams and leaders. Prior to Meta, he worked in non profits, the NYC Department of Education, ad tech startups, and as an executive coach. He holds a BA in Studio Art from The University of the South, an MA in Art Education from Columbia’s Teachers College and his MBA from Quantic. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.


Director of Early Career Development, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Sandy Stevenson is the Director of Early Career Development at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a leading global corporate insurance carrier with more than 4,250 employees worldwide. Sandy has been with AGCS for over 20 years, wearing many hats during her tenure, including Legal Analyst in the General Counsel’s Office and Chief of Staff of North America Claims before taking on her new role as part of the Global HR Learning and Development team in March of this year. Sandy is passionate about helping others grow personally and professionally and in her current role she will be doing just that. She will be designing and leading a new and innovative program to create a pipeline of next generation of insurance professionals, both as technical experts and potential future leaders.

About Our Moderator


Career Coach & Training Consultant, Northstar Workforce Solutions

Marina understands that the path to navigating the workplace is not always clear. That’s why she’s passionate about providing people with the tools and resources they need to enhance their skills and navigate career opportunities (or obstacles). Whether she’s acting as a Career Coach, HR Consultant, or University Lecturer, supporting the development of others is always at the forefront of her mind. Marina holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Marina has also held a series of corporate management and consulting positions in companies such as PwC, Pfizer, and the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Along with coaching and consulting she holds lecturer positions at Columbia and Northwestern Universities.

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

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