Chapter Meetings

Join us for presentations delivered by expert speakers at our chapter meetings. Our topics are relevant and are tied into the ATD national competency model. Each meeting includes dinner, networking, and opportunities to meet our sponsors.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NJIT EnterpriseDevelopment Center, 211 Warren St, Newark, NJ 07103

    Chapter Sponsored Event

    Innovation + Entrepreneurship Summit:

    Where Learning Technologies and Your Career Meet

    NJIT Enterprise Development Center | 211 Warren Street | Newark, NJ 

    7:30 AM Networking & Breakfast |Keynote starts 8:30 AM

    About this Summit

    The Northern New Jersey Chapter is partnering with the New Jersey Institute of Technology Enterprise Development Center to bring you an exciting half-day professional development learning event. 

    Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics. Breakout session topics include:

    • Augmented Reality
      Learning and Training is changing.  New tools are available that makes training more immersive and instructive.  This breakout session explores what opportunities lie in front of the next generation of training.  How can trainers and organizations get involved, avoid costly dead ends and what are the hurdles to overcome. In this workshop, you will:     
      • Explore the opportunities to use augmented reality in training
      • Learn whether and how to get involved in augmented reality
      • Become aware of hurdles to overcome in order to get involved
    • The Importance and Perils of Social Capital in Innovation Ecosystems
      Innovation ecosystems, such as incubators and accelerators, offer their members a “critical mass” of social capital including potential collaborators, vendors, and customers.  Social capital is crucial to startup’s survival, but startups that do not engage an ecosystem’s social capital would be better off not being in the ecosystem at all.  Once the startup realizes revenue, achieving profit will require converting the tacit knowledge of social capital into explicit knowledge, such as standard operating procedures.  We illustrate these dynamics, and how the entrepreneur can navigate from startup inception to growth. 
      In this workshop, you will learn about: 

      • How to maximize the benefits to your venture of being in an incubator or regional cluster.
      • Behaviors that lead to successful entrepreneurship, and their sequencing.
      • Strategies with long-term positive impact on your venture.
    • Micro-learning
      Micro-learning: Training today’s employee- “teach them the way you reach them”-Using a “TV-commercial” communication model to accelerate learning.

      As a result of attending this workshop, you will 
      • Learn what is micro-learning and how and where to use it
      • Learn how micro-learning accelerates knowledge transfer
      • Learn how to maximize the benefits of micro-learning
      • Learn the best practices for design and development       

      • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

      Automation and AI: Reimagining Talent Acquisition

      Description: Worried that science fiction is really intersecting with real-life? Do you think robots may be really people? With advancements moving at a rapid pace to create efficiencies in how we attract and hire talent, the concern is that automation may soon be replacing you in key areas of your role. Join HireVue as we share and discuss the impact of Automation and Artificial Intelligence on Talent Management.  

      In this session, you will:

      • Gain insights on the evolution of talent acquisition
      • Learn some of the science behind Artificial Intelligence and its benefits
      • Discover how AI/Automation is transforming the talent management space, from sourcing to screening to hiring and beyond.

      ATD Competency Model

      This session complements the Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Integrated Talent Management, Business Skills, Industry Knowledge and Technology Literacy competencies. 

      About Our Presenters


      7:30  –  Check-in / Continental Breakfast/Networking
      8:15 – Introductions and Welcome
      8:30 – Keynote Speaker
      9:00  –  Breakout Sessions:

      • Session 1 – 9 am – 9:50 am
      • Session 2 – 10:00 am – 10:50 am
      • Session 3 – 11:00 am - 11:50

      11:50 – Networking/Adjournment

      Note: Free parking is available for those who register by September 19 in a secure parking garage adjacent to the NJIT EDC.


      NNJ-ATD Member - $40.00 (USD)
      NNJ-ATD Member Executive Package - $25(USD)
      NNJ-ATD Non-Member - $60.00 (USD)
      Non-Member but Member of Mid-NJ ATD or Morris County SHRM - $40.00 (USD)
        Students - $20.00 (USD)

      Event Contact

      For any questions about this event, please contact:
      Lavette Bobbitt at

      Sponsor This Event

      See your Sponsorship options here.

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      • 25 Oct 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Novartis, 1 Health Plaza, East Hanover, NJ 07936

      Chapter Meeting

      Bridging the Gap between Talent and Career Development
      5:30 PM Networking | Kickoff 6:15 PM

      About this Event

      Recent trends in the world of work are placing extraordinary demands on the ability for organizations to quickly evolve.  Talent is at the heart of this evolution and is widely recognized as the key differentiation.  While identifying and preparing high potentials is critical, development programs need to focus on more than just leadership.  From entry level to senior management, making career development and mobility an integrated part of your process is the key to driving the most value from your pipeline development efforts.  Come out and gain insights from professionals at Right Management on how to be an advocate and strategic partner in creating a career culture in the various organizations and businesses that you support. 

      This session will provide you:

      • Research-based perspectives, key data points and facts on talent and career development
      • A Compelling value proposition for making career development a priority at all levels
      • Best practices, approaches and solutions on what other companies are currently doing in the space and what's working for them
      • Practical tools on Personal Branding to advance your career and coach others.   

      ATD Competency Model

      This session complements the Integrated Talent Management, Change Management and Performance Improvement competencies. 

      About Our Presenters

      Natallia Semendziayeva
      Vice President, Business Development
      Right Management  

      Natallia Semendziayeva is Vice President of Business Development and Consultant at Right Management.

      In her role at Right Management, Natallia leads business development initiatives to ensure outstanding client satisfaction and results. Natallia is responsible for enabling high-value client solutions by aligning Right Management’s capabilities to help her clients attain new levels of success with respect to their career transition, leadership development and talent management objectives.

      Natallia partners with organizations across industries as a trusted advisor, working to identify, develop and implement strategic solutions. She specializes in linking organizational Talent Strategy to overall Business Strategy by focusing on all areas of the employee life cycle, helping her clients to exceed their talent goals and win in the changing world of work.

      Natallia also leads and facilitates HR Leadership and Talent Management focused Hot Topics events. Some of her recent discussion topics include: Motivation At Work, Happiness In The Workplace, and Talent Management Hot Topics.



      Steve Towers
      VP Principal Consultant, Talent Management
      Right Management

      Steve Towers is Vice President, Principal Consultant with Right Management’s Talent Management practice. He also heads the Leadership Development Community of Practice for North America. Consulting Experience Senior talent management leader and coach with extensive cross-industry experience and a proven track record in the design, delivery and management of organizational effectiveness and talent management programs to meet the strategic change needs of Fortune 500 companies. 

      Areas of expertise include: 

      • Talent Management Strategy and Succession 
      • Leadership Assessment and Development 
      • Team Development & Executive Alignment 
      • Organizational Change Management 

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      5:30  –  Check-in /Networking and Light Snack
      6:15 – Introductions and Welcome
      6:30 – Program 
      8:00 - Wrap-up 


      NNJ-ATD Member - $45.00 (USD)
      NNJ-ATD Member Executive Package - FREE
      NNJ-ATD Non-Member - $60.00 (USD)
      Non-Member but Member of Mid-NJ ATD or Morris County SHRM - $45.00 (USD)

      Event Contact

      For any questions about this event, please contact:
      Lavette Bobbitt at

      Sponsor This Event

      See your Sponsorship options here.

      Join our communities!

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    Past events

    14 Jun 2018 Leadership Trends Roundtable
    15 Mar 2018 The ART of Business Planning: Strategic and Creative Solutions
    15 Feb 2018 Preparing for the Next Step in Your Career
    18 Jan 2018 It’s Time to Tune up Your Career
    08 Dec 2017 Employee Learning Week - Design Inspiration: It’s Everywhere!
    07 Dec 2017 Eat, Drink and Meet: Year-end Networking Event
    07 Dec 2017 Employee Learning Week - Getting Internal Buy-in for eLearning
    06 Dec 2017 Closed: Employee Learning Week - Being Strategic:How to be strategic and get credit for it
    05 Dec 2017 Employee Learning Week - Undeniably Successful Training
    04 Dec 2017 Employee Learning Week - Leading SME's to Water
    19 Sep 2017 Transformational Shifts in Learning & Development
    17 Aug 2017 Joint Chapter Networking Event
    29 Jun 2017 Executive Breakfast: 21st Century Learning
    18 May 2017 Building Better Relationships in Global Organizations
    20 Apr 2017 Speed Networking Event
    16 Mar 2017 Early Career Experience: How BD Develops Global, Customer-Focused Leaders
    16 Feb 2017 SIG: Best Practices Sharing on Millennials
    19 Jan 2017 Should I Certify? Which Credential Should I Choose?
    09 Dec 2016 Virtual Member Orientation!
    07 Dec 2016 Employee Learning Week - Short-notice L&D Projects Webinar
    06 Dec 2016 Employee Learning Week - Needs Assessment Webinar
    05 Dec 2016 Employee Learning Week - Predictive Analytics Webinar
    17 Nov 2016 Executive Roundtable
    20 Sep 2016 Sizzling Strategies To Gain Executive Support
    24 Aug 2016 Joint Chapter Networking Event
    19 Jul 2016 SIG: Best Practices Sharing
    15 Jun 2016 Executive Breakfast: Jeff Fernandez - Small Steps to Big Wins: How Microlearning Transforms Organizations
    13 Jun 2016 Recap from ATD International Conference & Expo
    19 Apr 2016 SIG: Best Practices Sharing
    07 Apr 2016 Mastering Storytelling for Maximum Impact
    09 Mar 2016 25 Icebreakers to Drive Audience Interaction
    20 Jan 2016 Taking The Guess Out Of Assess
    07 Dec 2015 Employee Learning Week Webinar Series
    16 Nov 2015 Executive Advisory Council Roundtable
    26 Aug 2015 Northern New Jersey ATD & Mid New Jersey ATD Joint Networking Event
    11 Aug 2015 Learning Technology Community: E Learning Technology Overview & Trends
    21 Jul 2015 Technology SIG: Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC)
    11 Jun 2015 Join Us for Coaching for Organizational Performance & Leadership Development
    08 May 2015 Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
    26 Mar 2015 Knock-Out Networking Featuring Michael Goldberg
    09 Mar 2015 Book Club SIG: Leaving ADDIE for SAM By Michael Allen
    26 Feb 2015 Learning Strategy That Stands the Test of Time
    11 Dec 2014 Canceled: Annual Holiday Event with Value This - Heirloom Discovery Radio Show
    20 Nov 2014 Executive Advisory Council’s Annual Cracker Barrel Event – Hosted by BASF
    13 Oct 2014 Technology SIG: Mobile Learning - Platforms, Content and Usability
    16 Sep 2014 Hopping On Board With Big Data (Chapter Meeting)
    26 Aug 2014 Northern New Jersey ASTD & Mid New Jersey ASTD Joint Networking Event
    24 Jul 2014 Gamification Learning Technology Series Part 2
    07 Jul 2014 Technology SIG: - Gamifying the Learning Experience
    19 Jun 2014 Executive Breakfast: David Rock Breakthroughs in Designing Learning Initiatives
    28 May 2014 NNJ ASTD Reception / Open House
    19 May 2014 Canceled- Book Club SIG: David Rock's - Your Brain at Work
    29 Apr 2014 Consulting SIG: Improving Customer Relationships – Effective Ways to Understand Your Customers
    24 Apr 2014 Workshop: The Entrepreneurial Mindset: How to be an Effective Internal Consultant
    12 Mar 2014 1st Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
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    12 Dec 2013 Chapter Meeting - THE NEW TALENT LEADER
    21 Nov 2013 Chapter Meeting: Executive Advisory Council Cracker Barrel - 4 Programs in One!
    30 Oct 2013 Chapter Meeting: Does Your Organization Support, Ignore or Obstruct Project Management
    24 Sep 2013 Chapter Meeting FDU: The Human Element Story

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