Events & Webcasts


Our informative and interactive events are designed to enhance your professional development. 

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Online registration payments are handled by PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account to have your registration processed, just a valid major credit card.

The following payment methods are accepted at the door:

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  • cash

Early Bird Registrations are valid through midnight on Friday before each event: 
$35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; $25 Members In-Transition; $20 Students 

After midnight Friday, Regular Registrations and Walk-ins become:  
$45 Member; $65 Non-member $35 Members In-Transition;  $20 Students

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.


Free Webcast Option!

We are making updates in our Free Webcast offerings.  Watch for announcements.

 If you can't attend the meeting, we will stream it on our Facebook page within 1 to 5 days:!

 The meetings will also be recorded and archived on our ATD SCC YouTube Channel: 

 Note: Archived content is usually published to our ATD SCC YouTube channel within 3-5 days of the Event. 

Upcoming events

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Breakfast Meeting!  7:30AM to 9:45AM

    How HR and Marketing are Re-inventing 

    Talent Management

    With Guest Speaker Anna Tavis,

    NYU Professor and Senior Editor at

    HRPS People+Strategy Journal

    We will usher in the New Year by having our first breakfast meeting in recent memory.  So who better to kick off this new initiative than Anna A. Tavis, Ph.D, an expert on changes in the workplace? 

    An accomplished scholar, author, and speaker, Dr. Tavis has fascinating insights into the future of work.  In her most recent article published on LinkedIn, she writes, “Work is not just a paycheck; it’s part of who we intrinsically are.”  She notes that Marketing first figured out that “People don’t buy products, they buy better versions of themselves,” quoting User Onboard guru Samuel Hulick. Applying this concept to the workplace, she writes, “People do not join companies, they seek to become better versions of themselves.”  As a result, “the next generation of companies are focusing their employment brands on new employee experience above all else.” 

    For companies to be competitive, Talent Development professionals must develop and execute innovative and business-driven talent strategies focused on this “employee experience.” They must lead the way for companies to hire the best, develop the best, and keep them engaged. As Dr. Tavis states, “I am convinced that the future of the HR function will be decided at the critical intersections between data, technology, brand, and marketing.”

    Dr. Tavis will guide us as we explore these challenges and help us gain cutting-edge insights we can apply to any workplace.

    Key concepts that Dr. Tavis will address include: 

    • The closing gap between employees and consumers (the "inner" and "outer" lives of an organization).
    • The importance of Employee Experience and what we can learn from Customer Experience. 
    • How HR and Marketing are converging as a result; collaborating and adapting practices across traditional functional boundaries.

    Start your year and week in a thought-provoking way by joining this innovative ATD SCC breakfast meeting!

    Speaker Biography: 

    Anna A. Tavis, Ph.D is the Academic Director and Associate Professor of Human Capital Management at NYU, senior lecturer at Latin American Business School, Senior Fellow with The Conference Board, and an Executive Director for the Innovation Radar Network with Executive Networks. 

    She is a Senior Editor of People+Strategy Journal a publication of HRPS, SHRM’s Executive network. She is an author and keynote speaker, a former Board member of HRPS and an advisor to mature and start up organizations. Her latest article, “The Performance Management Revolution,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in October 2016 and made HBR’s 2018 Must Reads list. 

    Dr. Tavis has published extensively on issues of the changing workplace in the US, India, Latin America and Asia Pacific. She is also an executive consultant to mature and emerging organizations.  Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Tavis navigated a diverse global career in business, consulting and academia.

    In business, Dr. Tavis was Head of Motorola’s EMEA OD function based in the UK, Nokia’s Global Head of Talent Management based in Helsinki, Chief Learning Officer with United Technologies Corp based in Hartford, CT and Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development with AIG Investments based in NYC.  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she got her Doctorate from Princeton University and Executive MBA from the University of South Carolina.


    Date:  Thursday, January 25th, 2018

    Time: 7:30AM Networking/Registration/Continental Breakfast; 

    8:15AM Program

    Early-Bird Registrations through Tuesday, January 23rd, midnight:

    $28 Chapter Members; $40 Non-members;  

    $25 In-Transition; $20 Students

    After Tuesday, January 23rd  midnight, for Regular Registrations and Walk-ins:  

    $35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; $35 In-Transition; $20 Students

    (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. 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.)



    (Note:  New  address for Webcast access! NOTE CHANGES! )

    If you cannot attend the meeting in person, we will stream the meeting on our Facebook page the day after the meeting event at 8:15 AM (Eastern) :!

    The meetings will also be recorded and archived on the ATD SCC YouTube Channel 

    Note archived content is usually published to the ATC SCC YouTube channel within 3-5 days of the original meeting date.



    For more information, contact: 

    Jim Chordas, Sponsorship Director, at: and 860-573-0709, or 

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

    • 31 Jan 2018
    • 9:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT

    Learning Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting

    Navigate Change with Lumina Spark


    Donna Horrigan and Anna Samorukova

    January 31, 2018, 9:15 – 11:00 am


    Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk, CT

    Auditorium, Parking on Mott Ave.


    Our vision for the Learning CoP is to cover various topics in the Learning and Development space ranging from general approaches to learning and development, to emerging trends in design, delivery, and technologies.  

    “It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between we fear ...”

    Join us for an insightful session to better understand your behaviors with Lumina Spark, how they might impact your reaction to change and how we can navigate change at both personal and organizational levels.  Each attendee will experience Lumina Spark – a next-generation, empirically validated assessment.  Spark moves beyond type and looks at behavior traits developing agility, adaptability and collaboration without being labeled or boxed in.

    We will use this information to better understand change and our natural response to it.  How can Spark be applied to help individuals and organizations navigate change successfully? 

    Please register by January 20 as we want you to have enough time to complete the online assessment to get your very own Spark Portrait ($265 value) before the session.

    About your facilitators:    

    Donna Horrigan

    Donna Horrigan is a recognized expert in leadership, team and organizational effectiveness.  In her current role as VP, Client Solutions for Lumina Learning she serves clients in the Northeast.  For more than 20 years she has been helping companies achieve competitive advantage by improving team performance, employee engagement, and organizational excellence.  Donna is consistently seen as a trusted advisor to clients through her exceptional service, responsiveness, and learning and development expertise.  As a consultant Donna helps companies develop and retain their most precious asset: their people.

    Donna serves on the board of ATD Boston and Connecticut and is an active volunteer with the New York City chapter of HRPS.  When not being an evangelist for Lumina Learning she can be found in Suffield, CT cooking up a culinary treat or tending to her flower garden with husband, Craig, teenage daughter Caleigh, and beloved canine, Clara.

    Anna Samorukova

    Anna designs and delivers engaging, immersive, simulation- and game-based learning experiences with optimized use of technology and innovative approaches to maximize engagement and learning effectiveness.  Learning experiences that are aligned with organizational goals and are aimed to deliver organizational and personal impact and inspire people to reach the next level of their potential.  Anna applies developments in neuroscience, psychology and principles of game play, immersive activities and motivation to help organizations facilitate change.

    Anna is an adjunct faculty at NYU School of Professional Studies teaching in the Master of Science Human Resource Management and Development Program. 

    Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge, connect with colleagues and learn about timely topics in our industry!


    Note:  Chapter Members must login first for the system to recognize you as a member.

    Chapter Members: FREE  

    Non-Members:  $10 (Must register and pay online only.) 

    Anna Samorukova, Jeff Potocki, Chairpersons, Learning CoP 

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

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk CT - Main Library - Chess Room
    • 33

    Coaching Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting

    Coaching for REAL Transformation

    February 8 - 9:30 am -11:00 am

     New Location:

    Norwalk Public Library,  

    1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk CT

    Main Library - Chess Room


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

    Coaching for REAL Transformation - It’s a new year, let’s help our clients get unstuck and make meaningful changes in 2018!

    Using the Immunity to Change Model by Kegan and Lahey, you will learn how to dive into the underlying psychological systems that keep our clients in status quo. This model helps people develop a new mindset that can transcend the limits of their current thinking. 

    To practice the model, each of you will have the opportunity to explore your own immunity to change. We will take a look at behavioral blocks and cognitive structures that get in our own way, and with a clearer understanding of the model, be able to use it with our clients.

    • Examine “the single most powerful change you can make to improve your life
    • Identify your competing commitments
    • Learn how to tackle the assumptions holding you back
    • Make a clear plan to get your goal accomplished this year

    To get the most out of the session, come prepared to explore your “single most powerful change you can make to improve your life.”

    Please register by Thursday, February 1, 2018, to reserve your spot and ensure a seat!  If you are registered and unable to attend, please cancel via email to Denise or Karen. 

    Our Presenter: 

    Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD, a Coach and Leadership Consultant, is the founder and managing partner of Elle Partners, LLC. She has over 18 years experience guiding clients to reach their full potential in fast-paced environments. She has a reputation for being a highly perceptive and results-oriented coach where clients achieve their desired performance goals. Her clients range from new managers to C-suite leaders in Fortune 500 companies and global non-profit organizations.

    Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge, connect with colleagues and learn about timely topics in our industry!


    Note:  Chapter Members must login first for the system to recognize you as a member.

    Chapter Members: FREE  

    Non-Members:  $10 (Must register and pay online only.) 

    Karen Kirchner and Denise D'Agostino; 

    Co-Chairpersons, Coaching CoP 

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

Past events

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
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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