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Upcoming events

    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online Zoom Webinar

    Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:30 pm

    Virtual Event

    Successes and Failures of

    Talent Planning at Regeneron

    Presented by:

    Plan a new approach to an evolving workforce.

    The changing workplace demands a shortened hiring cycle without sacrificing quality. To address these changing demands, Regeneron has developed, and is testing a talent planning process to modernize its hiring practices. This proactive approach identifies needs earlier, to determine if a given talent need can be satisfied by current employee upskilling or if an external professional is best.

    In this webinar, Lily and Michelle will provide an in-depth look at this process, showing how organization leaders can come together to rethink how work is done and how to prepare for the future of work.

    Join us for this timely discussion, discover the experiences and lessons learned from Regeneron’s process for matching the right people to the right position. Participants will learn to:

    • Review why the traditional way to manage talent needs updating
    • Devise a strategy to upskill HR and business leaders’ people planning methods
    • Encourage leaders to rethink organization structure based on the new ways of working


    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day of the event.

    Date: Monday, April 20, 2020

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3 pm

    No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

    Speaker Bios: 

    Lily Maissen joined Regeneron in 2018 to lead its newly created People Planning & Analytics function. In this role, Lily provides the tools and analytic insights most relevant to anticipating and meeting Regeneron’s evolving workforce needs.

    Prior to joining Regeneron, Lily spent six years at PepsiCo, where she was recruited to build its global talent analytics function and later lead the design and implementation of its global talent review and succession processes. From 2010 to 2013, Lily was a consultant at Mercer, where she managed a wide-range of strategic talent management projects for large national and international organizations.

    Lily received her PhD and MPhil in Management and Organizational Behavior from Columbia Business School, MA in Clinical Psychology from University at Albany, and BA in Psychology with Distinction from Cornell University.

    Michelle Weitzman-Garcia is currently the Executive Director of OD Consulting at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. In this role, she builds the capability of organizations, teams, and individuals. Prior to taking on this newly created role, she was the Executive Director of Learning and Organizational development where she had responsibility for employer branding, culture, pre-hire assessments, talent management, leadership development, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion. Before joining Regeneron in 2014, Michelle was an independent consultant focusing on talent management, executive coaching, and individual assessment work. 

    Michelle was the Managing Director of Lominger Consulting where she supported clients and employees in both the US and South America. Michelle worked on competency modeling efforts, succession planning audits, 360° feedback implementations, and high potential identification and development. She also helped build the Lominger business in South America. 

    Michelle also worked for Sirota Consulting, where she managed two of the company’s largest accounts. Michelle has also worked at Aon Consulting working on competency models and staffing. 

    Michelle also worked at American Express, where she was responsible for all hiring systems for the non-exempt populations; and IBM where she profiled jobs and served as an internal survey expert.

    Michelle received both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. She has a BA in Psychology from Boston College. 


    For more information, contact: Ross Tartell, Sponsorship Chair at: or 917-544-4016.

    • 18 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online Zoom Webinar

    Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30 pm

    Virtual Event

    Getting Unstuck – Best Practices for Managing Multiple Generations

    Presented by:

    Timothy Seats


    Coaching 2 Inspire, LLC

    Multiple generations exist in the workplace and most can’t decide if that is good or bad. Regardless of where you stand, it’s a reality that can’t be ignored. From casual dress to the rise of contractor employees, the makeup of the workforce will dictate how businesses run. Prepare yourself for the current and the future workplace with this interactive workshop that focuses on communication, overcoming differences, and presents case studies for practical ways on managing multiple generations.

    Walk away from this session with these key takeaways: 

    • Description of the current multi-generational workforce and what it means for you
    • Identification of what the various generations want from organizations
    • Communication tools to engage individuals in any generation
    • Team-building techniques to remove barriers that may exist within your group


    Location: Online Zoom Webinar

    The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the day of the event.

    Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Participant Registration: $15

    Preferred Registration: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pm

    No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Tim has 30 years total combined business and HR experience in leadership roles in both Fortune 500 companies such as Sara Lee Corporation and Campbell’s Soup Company and in the wine and spirits industry with global companies such as Jägermeister. His experience and accomplishments in these progressive companies has included the design of many global talent acquisition and development initiatives, emerging leadership and sales development programs, global cultural transformation projects, and diversity and inclusion communication workshops.

    Tim is currently the Principal of Coaching 2 Inspire Group, LLC. His practice supports organizations in Leadership Development, Coaching for Success, and Managing Multi-Generational Teams. He is a certified Executive Coach, and an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University Jack Welch School of Business - Graduate HR Management Program. He holds multiple certifications in MBTI, DDI Leadership modules, Predictive Index, Caliper Profile, Communication Styles, and is a Master Trainer for certification in EQi 2.0/360 Feedback Coaching Assessments for Emotional Intelligence. Tim holds a B.S. in Management & Marketing from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and a M.S. in Communications from Southern Connecticut State University.


    For more information, contact: Ross Tartell, Sponsorship Chair at: or 917-544-4016.

Past events

26 Mar 2020 CANCELED: NEXT COACHING CoP Meeting: How to Achieve Accountability Without Tightening the Reins presented by Brad Scheller, Founder/Leadership Coach, PivotPoint Leaders
16 Mar 2020 Getting Unstuck – Best Practices for Managing Multiple Generations presented by Timothy Seats, Principal, Coaching to Inspire
24 Feb 2020 Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential Workshop with Special Guest Speaker: Daniel Martin, Delivery Consultant, FranklinCovey
27 Jan 2020 The Multi-Generational Workforce! What Do Millennials Want? Myths and Opportunities
12 Dec 2019 Next Community of Practice Meeting (CoP): How Can You Succeed if You Don’t Know Who You Are? Coaching through the Lens of Identity: A Growth Adventure for Coaches and Clients. Presented by Larry Ackerman
02 Dec 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! EMPOWERING LEADERS OF DISTINCTION with Special Guest Speaker: Karen Hinds, FOUNDER/CEO, Workplace Success Group LLC-refunds made via PayPal
18 Nov 2019 Talent Management in a Turbulent World With the Distinguished, Award-Winning Rhodes Scholar: Roopa Unnikrishnan, Head of Strategy, Harman International
21 Oct 2019 Leadership Development Lessons Learned: Adapting Ideas to Your Environment. Presented by: Dean Tozolli, Senior Learning & Development Consultant, Western CT Health Network
09 Oct 2019 Networking Night!
03 Oct 2019 NEXT CoP MEETING: Building Trust Among Teams: A DISC Approach - Presented by Denise D'Agostino. CEC, Co-Founder, Her New Standard, LLC,
18 Sep 2019 ATD Learning Technology Conference - Sept 18, 2019
17 Jun 2019 TQ – The Most Critical New Job Skill - Build competitive advantage by infusing technology know-how in your organization with Guest Speaker, Mike Song
20 May 2019 Women's Leadership Development: How to Move the Needle! Brought to you by: Her New Standard, LLC - The Playbook for Women Leaders (Formerly Moxie Leaders) - Denise D’Agostino, CEC and Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD
16 May 2019 Coaching CoP: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace - Changing a Destructive Dynamic between Two Valued Employees - Presented by Michelle Brody, Ph.D.
22 Apr 2019 HOW GARTNER DEVELOPS THEIR PEOPLE ~ Driving Business Success with a New, High Impact Approach to Human Capital Development, Planning and the Performance Management Cycle
25 Mar 2019 Talent Strategy in a High Growth Company with Bob Sawicki, SVP, Head of Talent, Global Atlantic Financial Group
21 Mar 2019 POSTPONED! GIG PROGRAM (Hartford): Using EQ to Support Change & Growth-Presented by the Bolder Co.
07 Mar 2019 Coaching CoP: The Business of Coaching: How to Transform from "Soft Touch" to Game Changing
01 Mar 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium - Full-Day Event
12 Feb 2019 Webinar: Designing eLearning for Maximum Motivation
14 Jan 2019 Leading from Your Best Self-Develop Executive Poise, Presence, and Influence to Maximize Your Potential
13 Dec 2018 COACHING CoP: Delivering Presentations that Wow and Win!
03 Dec 2018 HOLIDAY NETWORKING PARTY - Celebrate the Holidays with us Italian Style
05 Nov 2018 FROM WORKSHOP TO WORKPLACE: Simple Strategies to Ensure "Training Takes"
15 Oct 2018 Creating a Powerful On-boarding Experience with Brent Robertson, Partner, Fathom
04 Oct 2018 Coaching Secrets: How to be an Exceptional Coach-Coaching CoP
17 Sep 2018 Coaching...the "Go To" Capability in a Digital Era
11 Jun 2018 Locking in the Future of Your Company – Aligning Succession Planning with the Business Strategy
07 Jun 2018 Cutting Edge Approaches to Team Coaching-Effectively Coaching through the Life Cycle of Team Development-Coaching CoP
14 May 2018 Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion Training to Transform Culture: A Praxair Case Study
24 Apr 2018 LEARNING CoP: VR and xAPI in Learning
19 Apr 2018 Strategic Thinking for You and Your Clients-Coaching CoP
16 Apr 2018 Change and Transformation: A LEGO Group Case Study
19 Mar 2018 A Look Ahead: The Now and the Next of Learning and Technology
26 Feb 2018 How HR and Marketing are Re-inventing Talent Management
08 Feb 2018 COACHING CoP: Coaching for REAL Transformation
31 Jan 2018 LEARNING CoP: Navigate Change with Lumina Spark
25 Jan 2018 Taking Agile Beyond IT: Delivering Value to Talent Development
05 Dec 2017 Joint ATD SCC and SOCT SHRM Holiday Networking Social
16 Nov 2017 COACHING CoP: Coaching Distuptors: Are We Ready for the Future?
15 Nov 2017 LEARNING CoP: Design Thinking for Learning and Development
13 Nov 2017 "Hot Topic" Round Table Discussions
16 Oct 2017 Leading Through Times of Change
28 Sep 2017 COACHING CoP: Coaching for Emotional Agility
18 Sep 2017 Amazing Things Can Happen when You Stop Knowing What You Are Talking About
26 Jun 2017 NEW LEARNING CoP: Adaptive Learning: Principles and Application in L&D
19 Jun 2017 Learning in the Age of Immediacy: Five Factors Transforming Training with Guest Speaker: Brandon Carson, Learning Strategist, HOME DEPOT, Director of Learning
15 May 2017 The Power of Visual Leadership
03 May 2017 Creative Ways to Grow your Business
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
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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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