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    • 20 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), 100 Village Blvd. Suite 200 Princeton, NJ 08540

    While some employees are disengaged due to fear of reprimand or their beliefs their input will be ignored, other employees are indecisive due to FOMO – Fear of Missing Out, but the results for teamwork are identical: lack of participation in discussion and decision making.  This session will explore the use of several psychological theories (i.e., Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Job Characteristics Model {Hackman and Oldham} and results of Google’s Project Aristotle) to develop methods that have been used to increase engagement of disengaged employees. 

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    From Analysis to Delivery is a story about a character named Max who struggles to unearth potential stories for training. Instructional designers and developers often feel overwhelmed by the prospect of writing a story for training, but Story Design is a methodology that they can use in lock step with the instructional design process to unearth the right story for their audience. Storytelling is not reserved for the creative few or the high-tech savvy. It's a competency that every talent developer should master at some level. Story Design provides the structure and tools to aid even the most insecure to design stories for training.

    In the session, participants walk through the story with Max as he questions stakeholders and subject matter experts. They watch his design efforts, his mistakes made along the way, and finally see the resulting course. The second half of the session is devoted to discovery, guided by the facilitator. Participants offer their expertise to help Max ask better questions that will pinpoint root problems and business outcomes. They help Max determine if training is the ideal solution.

    Once Max has completed the analysis of his audience and documents what they need to do, he can design instruction, beginning with a story. Participants witness the redesign and experience for themselves how the course is transformed by the Story Design model. Max's new course contains a compelling, simple story with real-to-life characters and strong, complex conflict that mirrors actual circumstances. The story is followed through with training examples that demonstrate how Max's story influences every aspect of the course.

    All along the way, participants are asked to offer their observations, ask questions and share personal discoveries. Participants learn a method of asking questions of stakeholders and SMEs that unearths important instructional design information. They use that information to create the basic story elements. They walk through the steps of forming those basic elements into a fully designed story. Lastly, they discover how to use the tools they already own to develop the story and fuse it with the instruction.

    Simplicity wins the day, because sometimes, in real life, we don't have the fancy tools and equipment to make the learning experience high tech. For those who do, Story Design will give them a solid foundation to implement gamification, micro learning, branching scenarios, virtual reality and a host of other delivery methods.

    The dialogue between participants and the facilitator is lively, fun and laser focused on the skills needed to implement Story Design. A handout is provided to reinforce Story Design skills so participants can implement its principles as soon as they get back to work.

    Application on the job

    • ·       Ask the right questions of stakeholders and subject matter experts to unearth stories.
    • ·       Design stories and training activities that connect concretely to learning objectives.
    • ·       Develop stories using tools you already own.

    About the Presenter:

    Rance is a master of discovering, designing and delivering the right story that will move audiences to learn and take action. A consultant, coach and frequent speaker in live and virtual sessions on story-writing, instructional design principles, leadership and communication, he connects stories to powerful learning and engagement.

    Named by Training Magazine as a 2016 Emerging Training Leader, Rance inspires talented developers, animators and artists to produce award-winning learning and communications solutions that measurably impact business outcomes. Rance is currently the president of the ATD Dallas Chapter.

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, 08540-6293

    Our program:

    This first official meeting for the Change Management Special Interest Group is being held at the Hyatt Regency 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton. We will meet at the Artisan Kitchen and Lounge on Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 6:30pm.

    Maureen Bossio, the SIG Leader, will kick-off the meeting with networking/introductions, followed by a discussion around what members would like to get out of being part of the group, how often the group should meet and identify topics for future discussions.

    Registration Information: 

    Registration is free for MidNJ ATD members and non-members can attend one SIG meeting as a free trial before joining the chapter.

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual (Link will be sent after registration)

    In today’s fast-paced world, a short simple message is essential but at times difficult to achieve. In this webinar, you will learn how to make your message simplified and understood, which means greater performance for your tasks and projects, a greater impact on your business objectives, and ultimately, greater personal success.

    Key Takeaways, in this webinar you will learn:

    • Importance of Simple Explanation
    • 5 Simple Rules of Explanation
    • Apply These Rules Using mysimpleshow

    Hosted by Dana Gibilaro, Director of Customer Success at simpleshow

    Dana Gibilaro is the Director of Customer Success for mysimpleshow. mysimpleshow, created by the explanation experts™ at simpleshow, is the market leader, and only text to video communication tool on the market. Every day they help their clients explain, train and communicate complex topics through their intuitive, easy to use, do-it-yourself explainer engine.

    Dana has over 6 years of SaaS experience working with numerous Fortune 500 clients including, BMW, Dell, World Bank, P&G, Netflix, and Johnson & Johnson. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients and helping them explain their message in the most engaging and concise ways. As the mysimpleshow tool expert, she can take any complex topic, and create an accessible, beautiful explanation within minutes! As a top graduate from the University of Miami, School of Health Sciences she has an in-depth background on the science of learning.

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • SES - 4 Research Way, Princeton, NJ 08540

    Come join us on March 10, 2020 to hear panelists discuss what's in store for the future of our industry and how we can best apply it in our organizations.


    5:30 - 6:30 pm: Networking and Refreshments

    6:30 - 7:00 pm: Opening Remarks & Introductions

    7:00 - 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion

    8:00 - 8:30 pm: Closing and Networking

    (Refreshments will be served)

    Hosted by 

    Andrea Danon

    Andrea Danon has been in the human resources and training and development industry for more than two decades. Danon joined iCIMS in 2014 as is now the Senior Director of Talent Development. In her role, she oversees The iCIMS Development Academy, which offers all employees a variety of curricula, inclusive of boot camps, open enrollment instructor-led sessions, on-demand and eLearning training. During her time with the company, iCIMS has been named an ATD BEST award winner for two years in a row.

    Born and raised in Long Island, Danon attended SUNY Oneonta in upstate New York. She previously worked for the Walt Disney Company for just over six years, gaining experience in sales, training, college recruiting and management. After her time with Disney, Danon joined Deloitte & Touche for three years, eventually finding her way back to the entertainment world and spending just under 10 years working for the National Basketball Association in training and development.

    Danon is very passionate about what she and the talent development department at iCIMS have built in providing role, level and tenured-based training curriculums to all employees in the organization. She currently resides in Freehold, NJ, with her husband and twin girls. They love to get out and do day trips and explore new places as a family.

    David Howe

    David heads Global Leadership Development for Merck & Co., Inc. Over his previous 27 years with Merck, David has led global Talent Management, HR for US Pharmaceuticals, Americas Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain, and COE roles in talent management and organization development. Prior to Merck, David spent two years as a bench scientist in microbial genetics. David is Board Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County and lives in Yardley, PA with his wife, Allison and two sons.

    Nick Floro

    Nick Floro is a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 28 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and expertise to teach, inspire, and motivate. As a Learning Architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to large organizations to help teams understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support audiences reaching millions of learners.

    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • American Management Association, 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

    Six local chapters of the Association for Talent Development are hosting their first annual conference in Times Square, April of 2020. The chapters include Long Island, NYC, Mid New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania.

    ATD Forte is a one-day event that focuses on the foundational elements that every learning and talent development professional should comprehend. The four key topics are:

    • Learning Technologies
    • Talent Management
    • Leadership Development
    • Learning Design Innovation

    Who Should Attend?

    ATD Forte is an essential event for those who are new to the training field, accidental trainers, or experienced individuals simply looking to professionalize their skills. It's ideal for anyone working in the talent management, professional learning or organizational development space. This conference is focused on providing practical takeaways from the most seasoned learning leaders. See how learning innovation is transforming some of the largest organization in the world and how those lessons learned can be applied in your workplace.


    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Road East Princeton, New Jersey 08540

    The most progressive learning leaders are fueling innovation, not just productivity. They’re shaping business strategies, not just reacting to them. But shaking up the status-quo requires rebuilding some fundamental L&D strategies, and refocusing on agility, not just efficiency. And that starts with understanding how today’s workforce really learns and grows.

    Join us to take a look into research on the anthropology of learning and careers from Degreed and Harvard Business Publishing. Together, we’ll uncover fresh insights and discuss novel ideas for keeping your people’s skills in sync with your business opportunities.

    Caroline Soares, Director of Learning Services

    Caroline Soares has been actively involved in Corporate Learning for the past 20 years bringing disruptive learning solutions to market. She’s passionate about the future of learning and currently leads Degreed’s Learning Services unit, which offers professional services on the Future of Learning, Curation, Data Insights, and Design Thinking to Degreed’s clients to push their strategic initiatives and businesses forward to drive business value, impact and ROI.

    Caroline joined Degreed almost 4 years ago from MIT where she helped to build the Office of Digital Learning and bring the first batch of MOOCs to market on edX (then a startup).

    Prior to MIT, Caroline was part of Harvard Business Publishing’s Corporate Learning team where she worked closely with Fortune 100 and 1000 clients to transform their practice of management. She led the content team and brought HarvardManage Mentor to global market including other blended solutions and a suite of immersive simulations. She’s collaborated closely with some incredible thought leaders -Professor Michael Porter, Professor Linda Hill, Tammy Erickson, Sanjay Sarma, John Belcher, and Noel Tichy to bring transformative learning solutions to global markets.

Past events

11 Feb 2020 Learning & Development in the Future of Work
05 Feb 2020 Technology SIG: Meeting February 2020
29 Jan 2020 Regional Webinar Series: Preparing Today's Workforce for Tomorrow
15 Jan 2020 Happy New Year Networking
08 Jan 2020 Technology SIG Meeting January 2020 (Virtual)
19 Dec 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG Group Meeting December 2019
12 Dec 2019 L&D Topics Roundtable - Mid New Jersey ATD and L&D Philadelphia
21 Nov 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG Group Meeting November 2019
21 Nov 2019 ATD North New Jersey: Executive Round Table
06 Nov 2019 Technology SIG Meeting November 2019 (Virtual)
04 Nov 2019 Networking Event - Mid New Jersey ATD
02 Oct 2019 ATD NYC Chapter Networking Event:Bryant Park October Fest
02 Oct 2019 Mid New Jersey ATD - 2019 Technology Showcase
04 Sep 2019 Technology SIG Meeting September 2019
20 Aug 2019 Facilitation & Experiential Learning SIG - August 20, 2019
13 Aug 2019 Joint Chapter Networking Event with Northern New Jersey ATD Chapter
07 Aug 2019 Tech SIG Meeting August 7, 2019
22 Jul 2019 Change Management SIG Kick-Off Meeting - July 2019
10 Jul 2019 Tech SIG Meeting July 2019
05 Jun 2019 June Technology SIG
21 May 2019 "Meetup" at ATD ICE 2019 in Washington DC!
07 May 2019 Trends of the Industry
01 May 2019 Technology SIG
09 Apr 2019 Networking Event - Mid New Jersey ATD
19 Feb 2019 C-Suite Secrets: Getting to "Yes"at Your Next Executive Level Presentation
10 Dec 2018 December Social
14 Nov 2018 Networking and Whitespace Event: Change Management in the Workplace, get help with YOUR current challenges!
13 Sep 2018 Boost Your Impact: Create Higher Engagement by Training "Outside the Box" Thru Experiential Learning
12 Sep 2018 Articulate Storyline 3 for Beginners
14 Aug 2018 Joint Chapter Networking Event
15 Jun 2018 Client/Supplier Relationships: Win-Win Strategies that Work!
16 May 2018 Articulate Storyline for Beginners
17 Apr 2018 Mid New Jersey ATD - 2018 Technology Showcase
06 Mar 2018 Trends of the Industry- Panel Discussion Event
23 Jan 2018 New Year Networking and Talk about Technology
02 Dec 2017 Mid New Jersey ATD - December Luncheon
14 Sep 2017 Mid New Jersey ATD Networking Event
17 Aug 2017 Northern New Jersey and Mid New Jersey ATD - Joint Chapter Networking Event
04 Apr 2017 An Evening with Andrea Proccacino - Vice President & Chief Learning Officer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP)
30 Jan 2017 New Year / New Relationships
18 Nov 2016 Pricing Your Services Webinar
26 Oct 2016 The Essentials of Story: Using the Power of Storytelling to Engage, Enrich, and Influence Others
24 Aug 2016 Northern New Jersey ATD & Mid New Jersey ATD Joint Chapter Event
07 Jun 2016 Trends in Management & Leadership Development
07 Apr 2016 NNJ ATD Sponsored Event: Mastering Storytelling for Maximum Impact.
24 Mar 2016 2016 Kick Off Meeting
15 Oct 2015 What is YOUR pressing Talent Development Challenge?
26 Aug 2015 Northern New Jersey ATD & Mid New Jersey ATD Joint Networking Event
19 Mar 2015 Networking Meeting and Elections
17 Feb 2015 Lunch and Learn: Mobile Learning
26 Aug 2014 Mid NJ and NNJ Joint Networking Event
10 Jun 2014 Wisdom for Balance, Resilience, Leadership & Change
13 May 2014 The Human Touch: When Emails and Texts Aren't Enough
09 Apr 2014 New Learning Technologies for 2014
04 Mar 2014 Walking the Talk
16 Nov 2013 Adobe Captivate 7.0 - The Basics
12 Nov 2013 Gallup’s Approach to Organizational Success using the Clifton StrengthsFinder
16 Sep 2013 LinkedIn learning executive presents case study: How LinkedIn developed their internal learning platform for informal learning, formal learning, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
08 May 2013 (Webinar) Rethinking Learning Design for the 21st Century: A Whack on the Side of the Head
23 Apr 2013 7th Annual Technology Showcase - From Mobile Learning to Gamification
13 Mar 2013 Building an Accountable Organization: “ No Excuses”
05 Mar 2013 Life Sciences SIG Meeting, "A Culture of Compliance—Learning & Development’s Role in Leading the Charge"
05 Dec 2012 How to Be a Productivity Rock Star
17 Oct 2012 The Business of You! Balance Your Life, Reduce Your Stress & Double Your Productivity
19 Sep 2012 What Everyone Must Know about Learning 2.0
13 Sep 2012 Adobe Captivate 6.0 - The Basics
20 Jun 2012 Accelerating Performance Through a Clear and Effective Mobile Strategy
29 May 2012 Social Media as a Communication and Learning Asset: Life Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting
16 May 2012 Influence With Impact: Proven Guidelines to Gain Others’ Commitment and Support
19 Apr 2012 Change Management -T&D’s Role in Moving from Strategy to Successful Execution
22 Mar 2012 Nuts & Bolts of Talent Management with Global Best Practices
09 Feb 2012 Going Global: Taking Your Training to Tahiti (or Tel Aviv)
27 Jan 2012 Managing the Learning Function, Life Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG) Kickoff Meeting
07 Dec 2011 Mid NJ ASTD Learning Awards and Holiday Gala
16 Nov 2011 6th Annual Technology Showcase - Technology Touchdown
11 Oct 2011 Webinar-The Fallacy of ROI Calculations
27 Sep 2011 Become an Authentic Leader - Inspire Results
09 Jun 2011 Tips to Becoming an E-Learning Pro
08 Jun 2011 Joint Meeting with ASTD-Philly: How to Cultivate Shared Practice Communities
08 Jun 2011 Sales Coaching for Business Impact Certificate Program
07 Jun 2011 2nd Annual Sales L&D Best Practices Showcase-Developing 21st Century Sales Leaders
18 May 2011 Webinar-Facilitating Organizational Change
13 Apr 2011 Don Kirkpatrick-His Final Tour-Four Levels of Evaluation - Meet a Legend!
24 Mar 2011 VideoCharisma: Discover Your On-Camera Star Quality!
24 Feb 2011 Elminated, Now What?
20 Jan 2011 Informal Learning, Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?
31 Dec 2000 Presenter Proposal Form

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

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