Creating a Powerful On-boarding Experience with Brent Robertson, Partner, Fathom

  • 15 Oct 2018
  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851


  • (Free once per year if member has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past 12 months.)

Registration is closed

So why come out and hear Brent? 

I would start with knowing the cost of not having a powerful On-Boarding Program: è The total cost of turnover per employee typically ranges from 100-300% of the individual’s salary. Yikes! Now, look at just one a statistic about companies that take measures to prevent new hires from jumping ship: è 69% of employees who undergo effective On-Boarding are more likely to stay with an employer for at least 3 years, and 58% are more likely to stay on for more than 3 years.  -- John Weidner

Monday, October 15th, 2018 

5:45 PM at the Norwalk Inn

Creating a Powerful On-Boarding Experience

With Innovative Thinker, Brent Robertson,

Partner at Fathom, a Future Design Firm



and ... David Urbanik, COO of Halloran Sage,

will also join us to share his experiences

There is no denying the power of first impressions – however, when it comes to how we on-board new employees, we often miss huge opportunities to create an initial impression that sets them up for success right from the start, and long into the future. In this open discussion, Brent Robertson of Future Design Firm, Fathom, will be sharing his experience helping organizations create singular and powerful on-boarding experiences where new employees not only become integrated and productive faster, but are inspired to grow and develop their value over time. 

Attendees will leave this discussion with:

  • A multi-dimensional lens to think through when designing on-boarding experiences
  • Key things to include that will allow you to deliver a powerful experience
  • Applicable ideas from real-world client examples.

Come with your challenges and questions, leave with a new frame to take action.

Speaker Bio:

Brent Robertson is a partner at Fathom, a Future Design firm located in West Hartford, CT. Working with leadership teams at some of the region’s most valuable organizations, Brent champions an approach to strategic planning, employee engagement, leadership succession, and market differentiation that prioritizes people and relationships.

In addition to his client work, Brent is an advocate for the maker culture and is engaged with the Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, serving as a strategic advisor to the organizations that support them. With a bias toward provoking new ways of seeing the world and taking action to change it, Brent speaks at events around the country and is regularly featured in regional and national publications.

Brent has oriented his life around helping people create conditions for their success. He is frequently invited to lecture on the topic of leadership at universities and uses his recent personal transformation experience—going from overweight and out of shape middle-ager to ultra-distance trail/road marathoner and triathlete in under three years—as a place from which to mentor others through personal and professional change.


Location: The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 

99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

Date:  Monday, October 15th, 2018

Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration; 6:15 PM Dinner and Program

$35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; 

$25 In-Transition; $20 Students

Preferred Registration Deadline no later than Friday, October 12th.

There will be a $5 additional administrative charge for walk-ins 

with no prior online registration and payment.

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

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

Bring a Corporate Practitioner Guest!!!

Members are welcome to bring one free guest per event, an internal Corporate HR practitioner only, if the guest has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting:  MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner Guest -SPECIAL OFFER  (Free once per year if member has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past 12 months.)



For more information, contact: 

John Weidner, ATD SCC President at: and 203-762-0730.



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