The events at a number of the local chapters have been made available to members of the ATD Eastern PA chapter. The list below contains some of the upcoming free events. Note: there are fees associated with the various SIG events.
Events at the ATD Greater Philadelphia chapter
Chapter Webinar “Virtual Mentoring in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from the Pandemic”
April 08, 2021
Mentoring conversations about career trajectories and development plans are pivoting to caring check-ins and discussions about how the current crisis is impacting people emotionally as well as professionally.
Chapter Webinar: “Changing/Pivoting Your L&D Strategy to Meet the Current Environment”
May 6, 2021
Has your organization adapted or pivoted its learning and development strategy due to the pandemic? Many organizations have had to rethink and reevaluate their strategy for delivering learning and organizational development to address business and social challenges.
Join us as we hear from a panel of three learning and development leaders representing different industries. They will discuss their journeys during this unprecedented time and the decisive measures they took and are still taking. They will share tools and resources that helped them create both short and long-term approaches which we can take back and apply as we develop and roll-out strategies for our organizations during this critical period of rapid change and uncertainty.
Events at the ATD Pittsburgh Chapter
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Discovering Your Winning Strategy
Three-part interactive workshop offered via Zoom
With growing demands to come up with a winning DEI strategy, T&D professionals need time to think, reflect, gather and vet resources, and collaborate with their learning community on real solutions for their particular organizational context.
Using an action learning approach, this workshop will give T&D professionals an opportunity to build their own context-specific plans to enhance their organization’s DEI by:
- understanding the existing inequities in the workplace by hearing the stories of those who have experienced them
- reflecting deeply on their role in making a change for the better
- imagining a better future in their workplace when racism, inequity and bias are eliminated
- brainstorming potential solutions with colleagues
- investigating how to implement solutions in their specific context
- developing concrete plans for implementation
- gaining a resource book of plans developed during workshop
Three sessions: 6 to 8 p.m. on February 9, March 9, April 13.
ATD members use registration code: affiliate
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February 9, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m.
Part 1: Agree on current state
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”—Desmond Tutu
Kickoff keynote: Marla Bradford, D&I Recruiting Leader at Duquesne University
Icebreaker activity facilitated by Cassandra Cooper, Manager of Diversity Learning, UPMC
Small group discussions and sharing
Panel session, moderated by Dana Whatley Smith,Manager, Learning & Development, Duquesne University
Kesi Howard, Leadership Coach | Facilitator | Strategist, Structured Strategies, LLC
Charmelle Jackson, Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation
Kheir Mugwaneza, Senior Project Manager, Immigrant Inclusion and Health Programs, Allegheny Health Network
Monica Ruiz-Caraballo, Executive Director at Casa San José
Closing Activity facilitated by Cassandra Cooper
March 9, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m.
Part 2: Imagine a better future
“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” —Oprah Winfrey
Session Kickoff keynote: Susan Baida, Director, UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion
Large group discussion, facilitated by Esther Jackson, National Advisor for Chapters at ATD
Small groups discussions to envision futures
Small groups come back together and report out
Large group discussion on closing the gap between current and future, facilitated by Esther Jackson
Session recap/reflection and organize for post-session team work, facilitated by Esther Jackson
April 13, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m.
Part 3: Make commitments to concrete actions
“Have a vision. Be demanding.” —Colin Powell
Session Kickoff keynote: TBA
Large Group reporting out on T&D solutions research
Facilitated discussion of solutions, facilitated by Sonia Layne-Gartside, Certified DEI Trainer and Change Manager
Small Groups form around specific solutions to draft action plans
Return to large group: Teams present plans and expert panel gives feedback.
Jamie Campbell, Asst Dean For Diversity and Multicultural Relations, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
Accountability discussion and wrap-up facilitated by Sonia Layne-Gartside
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