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APRIL REGIONAL WEBINAR EVENT: “From Trainer to Trusted Consultant: Strategic Partnering for Learning Success”

  • 24 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Online



Regional Webinar Event | Wed, April 24, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:15  PM | Online


6:00 – 7:15 PM

From Trainer to Trusted Consultant: Strategic Partnering

for Learning Success

Jennifer Kennedy

Leadership Trainer, ACC ICF
Coach, and 
ATD Master Trainer

Sandra Marsh-McClain

Senior Learning Specialist, University
of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)


This Month's Sponsoring Chapter

About This Event

How can learning professionals move from the role of “order-taker” to “order-getter?” By cultivating a relationship-based strategic approach to consulting. Relationship-based consulting looks for ways to solve the learning needs of an organization through building trust and recommending learning solutions to fit their needs.

In this session you will:

  • Identify critical organizational leaders with whom to develop business partnerships.
  • Create a communication plan to establish and increase the organization’s utilization of learning opportunities.
  • Develop a consultation process of ongoing conversations and collaboration to meet learning needs as they arise.

Note: This session was presented at the 2023 ATD International Conference.

About Our Presenters


Leadership Trainer, 

ACC ICF Coach, and

ATD Master Trainer

Jennifer is a Credentialed ATD Master Trainer, certified professional coach through Duquesne University, and holds an ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation. She leverages adult learning principles to provide meaningful and impactful learning solutions grounded in hands-on practice and learning theory. Her work involves partnering with organizations to improve team and interpersonal dynamics, consulting with organizations, delivering customized learning programs, and providing coaching engagements. 

Jennifer’s passion in communication began as a volunteer in Ohio teaching English to Mexican migrant farm workers. She saw firsthand the power and change that education had on the lives of people. Through her work, the farm workers not only learned English, but were able to become a part of the local community. She has been an educator and trainer for over 20 years supporting the K-12, education technology, nonprofit, and health care industries. Jennifer’s mission is to support individuals in tapping into self-leadership through using their authentic and unique voice. In acknowledgement of her work, she was awarded the HR One award in 2022 from UPMC for exemplifying the UPMC values and Teacher of the Year award in 2010 for excellence in teaching. 

She holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Miami University of Ohio. She is also an outdoor educator and leader with Outdoor Afro.

    Sandra is a certified strategic human resources business partner (sHRBP) through the Human Capital Institute as well as a certified and experienced Development Dimensions International (DDI) facilitator. With a robust portfolio of in-person and virtual workshops and learning sessions, Sandra crafts diverse experiences aimed at empowering leaders and staff with the tools and motivation essential for their continual success.

    Her passion and expertise spans across a spectrum of critical areas, including workforce development, onboarding strategies, strategic planning, workshop design, mentoring and leader/staff development. With a foundation in adult learning theory, she specializes in course design and team development initiatives that drive sustainable growth and success.

    Sandra’s more than 20-year career includes roles within organizations focusing on positive change. She has held roles as a senior program manager in the workforce development non-profit sector as well as a staff development specialist in higher education. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management with a concentration in Organizational Learning, Development and Change Management from La Roche University, Pittsburgh, PA as well as a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.


    Senior Learning Specialist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)



    About the Regional Webinar Series 

    The ATD NNJ Chapter is proud to participate in the ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Series. This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters: 

       •  Appalachia •  Central PA  
      •  Greater Philadelphia •  Long Island  
      •  Maryland •  Mid NJ
      •  New York City
    •  Northern NJ  
      •  Pittsburgh

    Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you for the rest of 2024!  


    • MidNJ ATD Members – Member Benefit
    • Non MidNJ ATD Members – $20.00


      Webinar Registration

      • A link to attend the webinar will be included in your registration confirmation email.


      Online Event Recording Policy

      • By activating your webcam while attending this online event, you consent to be recorded. Your entry and webcam activation constitutes your consent to such recording for any purpose in connection with the event. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not activate your web camera during the event. 



      • For any questions about this event, please contact us at

      Contact us: 

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

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