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Upcoming events

    • 03 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT, McManus Conference Room, Ground Floor

    Coaching Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting

    Creative Ways to Grow your Business

    May 3 - 9:30 am -11:00 am


    Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT

    McManus conference room, Ground Floor


    Our group's mission is to share best practices and explore trends and new approaches in the field of coaching within an organizational setting.

    As a coach, you’re a "pro" at helping others to meet their goals, but do you struggle with finding clients, maximizing your network or using social media to build your brand? If the answer is yes, help is on the way!

    Join us to learn:

    • how to embrace the sales process instead of avoiding it.

    • innovative ways to develop business, including cultivating partnerships and referral sources.

    • best ways to utilize your network to unearth opportunities.

    • how to build your brand and use social media to attract clients.


    Rich Kuepper, President, L.E.A.D. USA

    Rich’s positive energy has led to his success in selling unique, highly engaging, experiential programs to some of the world’s top companies. Rich will share the fearless approach and techniques that have helped him to grow his business over the last 20 years.

    Sandra Long, Post Road Consulting, author of LinkedIn for Personal Branding

    Sandra is an expert in personal branding, sales and networking using LinkedIn. She will cover the importance of educating, speaking and writing as well as tapping into your social media networks to grow your business.

    Come with your questions and be prepared to share your own lessons learned on this important topic.

    Register to reserve your spot by May 1st!

    Chapter Members: FREE  

    Non-Members:  $10

    Karen Kirchner and Denise D'Agostino 

    Co-Chairpersons, Coaching CoP 

    These events are sponsored by ATD Southern Connecticut Chapter (ASTDSCC) and are open to all interested practitioners.  There is no cost for participation in the Coaching Communities of Practice for members of this chapter.

    • 15 May 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

    May 15th, 2017

    Come Learn, Be Engaged, Be Entertained!

    The Power of Visual Leadership

    With Guest Speaker:

    Todd Cherches

    CEO and Co-Founder of BigBlueGumball

    BigBlueGumball is a NYC-based professional development firm dedicated to helping organizations and their people turn ideas into actions…and actions into results.  How do they do it? By leveraging their patented learning methodology whose mission can best be described by these three key words: Educate, Engage, and Excite!TM   And at the foundation of what  they do is something they call VisuaLeadership.®

    VisuaLeadership® is the art and science of applying visual thinking and visual communication tools, tips, and techniques to manage and lead yourself – and your people – to new heights.  So, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then leveraging the power of visuals will enable and empower you to become a more innovative and effective thinker, communicator, and leader.

    In this fun, fast-paced and interactive dinner workshop, you will explore the following to enhance your effectiveness:

    ·         Visual imagery

    ·         Metaphor/Analogy

    ·         Visual storytelling

    Todd is engaging, entertaining, and enlightening!  


    About Todd Cherches:

    Todd is the CEO & Co-Founder of BigBlueGumball, a New York City-based firm offering management and leadership consulting, training, and executive coaching.  In addition to running his business, Todd is an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Professional Studies teaching the popular HR graduate course entitled, "Leadership & Teambuilding” and was recently awarded a prestigious 2016 NYU "Teaching Excellence Award." He is also a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia University and a popular blogger on the topic of “leadership + learning.”

    Over the course of his career, Todd has trained and coached thousands of business professionals at hundreds of organizations in a wide variety of industries worldwide. Key clients have included 1010data, American Express, Bayer Healthcare, Execu-Search, GlaxoSmithKline, Knewton, Liquidnet, NYCEDC, Penguin Random House, Pepsico, Polaris, StructureTone, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, among many others.

    Todd graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Arts degree in organizational and interpersonal communication from the State University of New York at Albany’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Organizational Development Network (ODN), the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  


    Date:  Monday, May 15th, 2017

    Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration; 

    6:15 PM Dinner and Program

    Early Bird Registrations through Friday, May 12th, midnight:  $37 Chapter Members; $50 Guests;       $25 Members In-Transition; $20 Students

    Regular Registrations and Walk-ins:  Member $45; Members In-Transition $35; Non-member $60

    Reservation Deadline: Friday, May 12th, 2017

    No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

    Meeting Location: Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

    The Norwalk Inn will provide special diet accommodations upon request or advise the chapter administrator.



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Past events

24 Apr 2017 The Evolving Relationship between Learning, Development, Innovation, & Change
27 Mar 2017 The Case for Continuous Learning - Enablers and Mindsets
09 Mar 2017 Coaching CoP: Approaches to Coaching from Beginning to End
13 Feb 2017 A Digital Mind: An Open Dialogue on Personal and Organizational Transformation in a Digital Era
23 Jan 2017 Think You Know 360° Feedback? Think Again!
17 Oct 2016 Going Behind the Curtain: Integrated Talent Management at PepsiCo - Allan Church - SVP Global Talent Assessment & Development, PepsiCo
19 Sep 2016 The Future of Performance Management - A “Fireside Chat” with Deloitte’s Erica Bank
13 Jun 2016 4th Annual Networking Spectacular and ATD SCC's Got Talent Contest!
16 May 2016 A Panel Discussion with CHROs on: Aligning the Talent Strategy with the Business Strategy
18 Apr 2016 Experience the North Pole Like You Never Have Before - Led by Polar Adventurer, Matt McFadyen
21 Mar 2016 "A Case Study: Using Customized Experiential Simulations to Develop Business Acumen at CA Technologies"
25 Jan 2016 Cracking The Millennial Code: 5 Keys to Understanding and Preparing the Next Generation for Leadership - January 25th, 2016
19 Oct 2015 5 Ways to Cultivate Breakthrough Ideas and Solutions - October 19, 2015
21 Sep 2015 Panel Discussion: Leveraging Coaching for Talent Development and Business Impact
24 Jul 2015 Test Event Number Two
08 Jun 2015 Annual ATD SCC's Got Talent
13 Apr 2015 Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization! How to Identify the Complexity We Create and Do Something about It
23 Mar 2015 The Science and Practice of Mindfulness
23 Feb 2015 A Story of Transformation: Performance Management at AIG
26 Jan 2015 Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization! How to Identify the Complexity We Create and Do Something about It
21 Jan 2015 Coaching Community of Practice Meeting: Selling Coaching to Organizations
20 Jan 2015 Human Capital Analytics Community of Practice Meeting
28 Oct 2014 Coaching Community of Practice Kick-off
20 Oct 2014 Social, Mobile, and Gamification: More than Just “Check the Box”
22 Sep 2014 Learning and Performance through Peer Coaching
09 Jun 2014 Annual ASTD SCC's Got Talent!
19 May 2014 Annual Learning Leaders Panel: Today's Landscape in Leadership Development - Trends That Matter!
28 Apr 2014 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: the Role of L&D
31 Mar 2014 Mobilize Your Learning: Learning Solutions for a Multi-Device World
24 Feb 2014 Leadership Through Technology: The Fastest Way to Get Things Done
27 Jan 2014 Crack the Code to Building Trust! Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results
09 Dec 2013 Employee Learning Week Celebration: Hot Topic Round Table Discussions
18 Nov 2013 Free Networking Event!
28 Oct 2013 Simulation-Based Training: A Sun Products Case Study
23 Sep 2013 Data-Driven Talent Insight
10 Jun 2013 ASTD SCC's Got Talent! Networking Spectacular
20 May 2013 Annual Learning Leader Panel - Cultural Transformation
22 Apr 2013 Leading the 2020 Workplace: How to Prepare NOW
18 Mar 2013 A Case Study: Bringing Together Informal Learning, Collaboration, and Knowledge Sharing
25 Feb 2013 Boosting Engagement: Helping Leaders Win at Work
28 Jan 2013 Using LinkedIn To Deepen Business Relationships!
03 Dec 2012 Hot Topics Round Table - Employee Learning Week
22 Oct 2012 Panel on Coaching Trends - October 22, 2012
24 Sep 2012 Connecting to a Multigenerational Workforce
18 Jun 2012 June Networking Forum "It's Not Just About YOU"
21 May 2012 Learning Leader Panel
23 Apr 2012 Gaining Your Leadership Edge: How Avon Is Building Strategic Thinking in Their Future Leaders
19 Mar 2012 Leadership Development With Impact! Leverage The Investment to Drive Results
27 Feb 2012 "The Heart of Development: Sustainable Organizational Performance Through Employee Development"
23 Jan 2012 What It Really Takes to Be a Successful Manager
05 Dec 2011 Employee Learning Week - Hot Topics Round Table
24 Oct 2011 The Impact of Culture on the Organization
26 Sep 2011 Employee Retention and Engagement
25 Jul 2011 SIG Online Meeting



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