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    • 10 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    My recent attendance at a conference in Miami in late June, 2021 has caused me to reflect on the purported value of the pandemic-caused increase in virtual work. Conference attendees included hundreds of colleagues who customarily meet in-person semi-annually, but had not met in-person since June, 2019. While we all agreed on the benefits of the increase in virtual meetings and work-from-home policies (i.e., increased efficiency; improved work-life balance; and decreased negative interpersonal interactions), and we acknowledged that most of our companies would retain some form of virtual meetings and work-from-home, I came away from the conference wondering whether a massive change to permanent virtual work would be beneficial or detrimental. I had the realization that our interpersonal interactions were much warmer than previously, and each person treated each other person (even new acquaintances) as long-lost best friends. Offers to collaborate seemed to be more numerous and sincere, being based on shared interests, which were discussed more freely and openly than at previous conferences. It remains to be seen whether employees will remain highly appreciative of physical presence or will revert to taking physical presence for granted, and the ways in which employee satisfaction and efficiency will change.

    Shani D. Carter

    Shani D. Carter, Ph.D. is a Professor of Business and the Director of Accreditation, and has been at Wagner College since the fall 2015.  She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations (Personnel/Human Resource Studies, Labor Economics, and Research Methods) from Cornell University, a M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations (Personnel/Human Resource Studies and Labor Economics) from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Dr. Carter teaches courses in: Human Resource Management; Organizational Behavior; Leadership; and Thesis / Practicum. Dr. Carter has published more than 40 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on Human Resources and Assessment of Student Learning. Dr. Carter has traveled extensively for business and leisure to many globally important cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and she enjoys sharing her love of international travel with her students.

    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    You asked and we responded!  Networking event - For new members, members, and future members, let's talk about all things talent & learning development.  There's so much happening these days, we can't wait to connect and reconnect.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!


    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    ATD Mid New Jersey is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.

    The current pandemic COVID 19 gripping our world has demonstrated that ‘business as usual’ has to be reinvented. This is no more evident than in the aviation industry. The industry stalled in 2020. To date (IATA May 2021) overall, industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers were 62.7% lower than pre-pandemic May 2019. Many thousands of flight crew were stood down, furloughed or made redundant.  

    With the success of vaccination roll-outs, in some countries, positive signs are emerging month on month. The challenge ahead is how to respond with agility to the dynamic operational demand, as we navigate through to a new post pandemic aviation landscape. Flight and cabin crews on the ground for over 12 months need to be mobilised as soon as business returns. Traditional training approaches are no longer fit for purpose.  

    Catherine Baird, former SVP Crew Training Emirates Airline and Glenn Bull, CEO, Skilitics will be sharing a new approach to training leveraging learning from the health industry.

    Glenn Bull

    CEO, Skilitics Group

    With a background in software development and learning psychology, Glenn has been at the forefront of training innovation for 25 years. As a globally recognised speaker on learning analytics, adaptive learning and innovation, he has been a vocal advocate of the shift of training toward digitisation through blended strategies in the health and aviation sectors.

    In his current role, Glenn spearheads the analysis of training processes, systems and content to form comprehensive digitisation plans designed to propel organisations ahead with a data driven roadmap.  His background in business brings an unwavering focus on creating strategies that deliver authentic results with measurable impact.

    Dr. Catherine Baird

    SVP, Cabin Crew Training, Emirates

    An accomplished people and culture leader with over 30 years experience, predominantly in the education and aviation sectors. Catherine has worked in complex and dynamic operational roles within large, multicultural, global organisations. Her career has taken her across the globe including Australia, the UK, Germany and, most recently, the Gulf region.  

    A transformational leader pushing the boundaries of learning and development to support the workplace of the future.  With strong commercial and business acumen, Catherine is adept at translating vision and strategy into actionable learning outcomes that win the hearts and minds of frontline teams to create exceptional customer experiences.

    Catherine is a passionate advocate for inclusion, diversity and cultivating workplaces where people can thrive through continuous learning and development.

    • 31 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Red Oak Grille, NJ National Golf Club 579 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

    The Northern New Jersey chapter of ATD, in collaboration with the Mid New Jersey chapter, invites you to join us for our joint "in person" networking event on Tuesday, August 31, 2021!

    This event will be held at the beautiful Red Oak Grille overlooking the scenic New Jersey National Golf Club course where we will enjoy the outdoor covered patio, rain or shine.

    The menu for this event includes:

    • A house salad
    • A pasta side dish
    • A chicken entrée
    • Soft drinks, seltzer, coffee, and tea
    • A cash bar will be available

    Please don’t miss this opportunity to spend time socializing with colleagues and friends while networking with other professionals in our industry. The future of talent development is dynamic, so let's connect, learn, and grow together!

    We look forward to seeing you on August 31st!

    Due to vendor policy, payment in full must be made seven days prior to this event. Walk-ins are highly discouraged.

    Event Safeguards

    Because NNJ ATD cares about your health and well being, we've adopted the following COVID-19 provisions:

    We follow New Jersey CDC COVID-19 guidelines that are in effect on the date of the event.

    Per current guidelines,* masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated.

    We respectfully request that those who are not vaccinated please wear a mask.

    Anyone – vaccinated or not vaccinated – who feels more comfortable wearing a mask, is more than welcome to do so.

    * As of July 25, 2021

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom