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Eastern PA ATD August 2015 Board Meeting

08/17/2015 1:15 PM | Elaine Turner (Administrator)

Eastern PA ATD Chapter

Board Meeting Minutes

14 August 2015



Board Members:

Present:   (checked)

ü  Danny Carrion

o   Andy Cook

o   Erin DeStefanis

o   Kate Jendral

  • Rick Kerner

o   Lizabeth Kleintop

ü  Karen Lubrecht

o   Marilyn Marles

ü  Angela Merkle

ü  Mary Frances Mika

  • Pooja Rudra

ü  Peggy Salvatore

ü  Leslie Smith

ü  Suzanne Wagner

  • Joan Zachary
  • Joel Zingone

Others Present:


The meeting was opened with the recording started at 12:01 .

Action Item Status

  • o   ALC – a team has been registered and rooms reserved. Individual members of the team need to complete the second form. Completed? Members of the team need to file personal information. I know that most have done so. Some have not informed me of their completion. Danny didn’t get a confirmation and will attempt the registration again.
  • o   Budget. – Was approved with 11 of 13 votes cast and all in favor.  Both Angie and Leslie volunteered that they did not vote since they had just come onboard and did not feel versed sufficiently to make a decision. That completes the list.
  • o   Audit status. – Mary Frances. -  The audit is scheduled for the end of July.  The auditors requested the minutes from last year’s Board Meetings. – She did get the information she and the auditors need. They have had all of the materials for about a week, but did not respond to a request for status..
  • o   Reminder that we are all expected to be PowerMembers and that as Board members that is upgraded to Plus. With the Professional Plus membership you receive all Professional benefits plus access to premium Community of Practice content in all interest areas, an additional e-book, three more digital issues of TD at Work, and a full ATD research report.


VP and Director Reports

  • o   Chapter VP of Finance from Mary Frances Mika - Financial Report in Appendix A. Leslie moved to accept the report and Peggy seconded. All approved.
  • o   Chapter VP of Admin from Suzanne Wagner - Report in Appendix B. Peggy moved to accept the report and Karen seconded. All approved.
  • o   Chapter VP of Marketing - Danny Carrion requested that the group provide him with any marketing needs. He will create an updated brochure to provide to regional professional meetings. Peggy asked him to give her a call for help.
  • o   Chapter VP Membership and Volunteers – Angie Merkle and Leslie Smith are just getting started.  Angie is looking for the disconnect with between our records and PowerMemberships. They are looking for what people looking for/getting. Mary Frances uses the ATD Chapter checklist to know what to do. Karen requested that Board members document their responsibilities and the processes as they are performed through the year.
  • o   Chapter VP of Programs and Events from Erin DeStefanis - Report in Appendix C.
  • o   Chapter VP of Pocono GIG from Kate Jendral –  Kate is traveling today.
  • ·         Currently planning a networking event on 15 October 2015 to determine interests and build community. hors doeuvres would be provided by the Chapter with cash beverages. Her current plan is for quarterly meetings with a speaker.
  • ·         Revising the name to become consistent throughout our website and reflect the region. Currently leaning toward the NEPA GiG as it appears when you click on the GIG on the About Us link on our website.
  • o   Chapter VP of Reading GIG from Position not yet filled -
  • o   Director of Best Practices for Interals SIG from Joan Zachary – Joan is traveling today. But has submitted the report in Appendix D.
  • o   Director of Book Club from Joel Zingone.
  • o   Director of Consultants Forum SIG from Marilyn Marles – Marilyn is traveling today, but she has submitted the report in Appendix E.
  • o   Director of eLearning SIG from Karen Lubrecht. Karen submitted the report in Appendix F with the schedule for the meetings through April 2016.

New Items

o   ATD Chapter Leader Onboarding Webcast

Save The Date!
Tuesday, November 17, 2 p.m. ET

  • o   Orientation of new board members.
  • o   Karen will stay for Orientation of new board members at the end of the meeting. Suzanne will also stay.
  • o   For the sake of time and those who are not in attendance, discussion will continued in the online group.
  • o   Peggy welcomed Danny, Angie and Leslie to he Board. She expects wonderful things and loves the way things are blossoming.

For the good of the group

  • o   Reminder: Reach out to me with any issues you have with your responsibilities for the next month or so. I do my best to help you find a solution.
  • o   Date  and location of the next Board meeting

·         11 September 2015,  noon – 1 pm

·         online at:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/213387701

Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (646) 749-3122
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Meeting ID: 213-387-701

Meeting Adjourned at 12:39 pm

Minutes submitted by:  Karen Lubrecht

Appendix A: Financial Report for July from Mary Frances Mika


Beginning Balance - $12,500.12

Deposits -                  $      972.70

Checks -                     $   1,490.68

Ending Balance -      $11,982.14

Deposits - Atd National, membership dues

Checks - Courtyard by Marriot for June chapter event

                Karen L - for food for extended board meeting

                Wild Apricot


Beginning Balance - $13,730.26

Interest                      $             .90

Ending balance -       $13,731.16

Appendix B: Technology Report for July from Suzanne Wagner

Provided Aging Receivables and All Invoices Report

Appendix C: Programs and Events Report for July from Erin DeStefanis

Key Program Details


Emotional Intelligence@Work


October 28, 2015






Date:      October 28, 2015
Time:      5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 2220 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020


  • ·         Early Bird Members - $25.00 (USD) - Dinner is included. Must register prior to October 15th.
  • ·         Early Bird Non-Members - $40.00 (USD) - Dinner is included. Must register prior to October 15th.
  • ·         Members - $30.00 (USD) - Dinner is included.
  • ·         Non-Members - $50.00 (USD) - Dinner is included.
  • ·         Non-Members plus One-Year Membership: $75.00 (USD) Includes dinner and one-year chapter membership. Regularly $105.

Being an emotionally intelligent leader is key to effective leadership. Learn how to use emotional intelligence to build trust and rapport within your team to foster positive change for your organization. Learn best practices to overcome obstacles and challenges that hinder your team’s success and efficiency.


Following this program, you will be able to: 

  • ·         Identify the 7 core emotions and how to use them to inform your actions.
  • ·         Begin to use your Emotional Guidance System effectively by raising your self-awareness.
  • ·         Understand how to build the 5 competencies of Emotional Intelligence.
  • ·         Make better decisions in building trust with other people and teams.
  • ·         Create more joy and happiness for yourself and others.

About the Presenter  


Shawn Kent Hayashi is the best-selling author of Conversations That Get Results and Inspire Collaboration, Conversations for Creating Star Performers, and Conversations for Change™. She is also a high performing teams consultant, executive coach, and founder of The Professional Development Group LLC. A global expert in developing star performers and high-performing teams, Shawn facilitates growth in leadership ability, emotional intelligence, communication skills, as well as building stronger relationships and teams. She guides leaders to achieve positive, lasting changes in behavior—for themselves, their people and their teams.




Key Program Details


ATD Eastern PA Chapter-Special Breakfast Event-By invitation only


November 12, 2015











Date:      November 12, 2015
Time:      8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 2220 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Fee:  Free; a continental breakfast is included; space is limited

Are you interested in joining the ATD Eastern Chapter but need buy in from your manager or director? Join the ATD Eastern Chapter’s Board of Directors with your manager to learn about the benefits of membership and gain the support for your professional development and future success.

 Managers and directors in attendance will learn how membership will resolve and address current organizational challenges and obstacles.

Key Program Details


ATD Eastern PA Chapter-Holiday Celebration


December 8, 2015






Date:      December 8, 2015
Time:      5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 2220 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020


  • ·         Early Bird Members - $25.00 (USD) - Dinner is included. Must register prior to October 15th.
  • ·         Early Bird Non-Members - $40.00 (USD) - Dinner is included. Must register prior to October 15th.
  • ·         Members - $30.00 (USD) - Dinner is included.
  • ·         Non-Members - $50.00 (USD) - Dinner is included.
  • ·         Non-Members plus One-Year Membership: $75.00 (USD) Includes dinner and one-year chapter membership. Regularly $105.

Join your ATD Eastern Chapter colleagues for a year end celebration! Learn about the success of your chapter and your peers while taking time to celebrate your own!


The celebration will begin with an overview of chapter success presented by the President.

Following this short presentation, attendees will learn about new and upcoming ATD on both the local and national level.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share their success while networking with peers.

Appendix D: Best Practices for Internals Report for July from Joan Zachary.

The last meeting of the Best Practices for Internals SIG was held at B. Braun, with thirteen people in attendance.  The topic was “Making Compliance Training Fun” – and it produced a lot of great discussion!  By the way, we are looking for hosts and topics for 2016.

Joan Zachary, President-Elect

Association for Talent Development, Eastern PA chapter

Appendix E: Consultants Forum Report for July from Marilyn Marles

We had a very small group Friday morning at Kutztown University to discuss assessments, facilitated by Vince Fazio.

As usual, we had a most useful and enlightening discussion. 

         Attendees included Vince Fazio, Diane Dudley, Linda Friscia Oppe’ and Marilyn Marles.

Meeting topics and facilitators are set through the end of 2015 but are subject to last minute changes; all meetings will be at St Johns UCC, Kutztown

August 28 :              no meeting, but interested bicyclers meet on August 28 @8:30 for a group trail ride. 

September 25:      Mining the Gold - using experiential learning; debriefing exercises to make the most of potential learning 

                                     Facilitator: Marilyn Marles

October 30:            Consultants’ Horror Stories - what went wrong, how did you recover, what did you learn?

                                    Facilitator: Diane Dudley

November 20        (note date, not the last Friday): Topic TBD

                                    Facilitator: Joe Farkas

December 19         (note date, not the last Friday): Life: Balance & Celebration

                                    Facilitator: Linda Friscia Oppe’ with cookies by Linda Mills 



Appendix F: eLearning SIG Report for July from Karen Lubrecht

The group for July’s meeting was small. 8 registered in addition to our three panelists and me. Due to the posting of the recording, those who were unable to attend synchronously have the opportunity to enjoy it at their convenience. Martha Harris, Angela R Merkle and Cindy Sheetz presented on Active Learning.

Our next meeting will be held online on 19 October 2015 at 7 pm. I will be presenting The 5 “S”s of Synchronous Sessions. Peggy Salvatore will help facilitate this session.

We will begin next year with Pooja Rudra presenting eLearning in Circles: An Evaluation of Reading Circles as a Teaching/Learning Method on 18 January 2016.

Peggy Salvatore will present on working with SMEs on 18 April 2016. The final title is still being refined. Her second book on the topic is due for release.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen E. Lubrecht

Director of the eLearning SIG

ATD Eastern PA Chapter
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