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  • 6 Sep 2018 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's supposed to be in the 90's again in Philly today but head into the low 70's by this weekend. So while Summer may be close to over, L&D Philly is just starting to heat up. We have a slate of great events this Fall. It all starts with our 2018 HR/Training/Talent Networking Extravaganza on the evening of September 11th at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. Then, we start a series of 4 great Saturday workshops on career management related topics - resume writing, starting your own business, job searching, and free/low-cost resources for designers. And, we have a great offering from our Professional Series Seminar with Joe Willmore focused on designing training that impacts employee performance on October 4th. Check out the full lineup here on our website, mark your calendars, tell a friend, and register today!

  • 30 Aug 2018 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Say do you remember dancing in September?” sang Earth Wind & Fire on their 1971 hit song “September.” Well, we may not be dancing (although you never know with this crew) but we’re certainly going to have a fantastic time at The Philadelphia 2018 HR, Training, & Talent Networking Extravaganza on September 11, 2018!

     Featuring fun activities, plenty of food, raffles, prizes, and a discounted cash bar – plus amazing views from the beautiful Pyramid Club in Center City – this is one party you won’t want to miss. Register now as we expect a packed room for this one! Join L&D Philly and our partner organizations - as we kick start the fall with a night of excitement, elegance, and best of all - freebies! 

    Information & registration here on our website!

  • 23 Aug 2018 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When people ask why companies need a training department or team, what answer do you give? Can you articulate clearly and convincingly what role a trainer or instructional designer plays in an organization in 2018?

    Let's face it - in the business world, training can seem like a luxury to many. And as we all know, when times get tough, training usually suffers one of the first blows as staff gets cut. So before the next economic downturn happens or your organization suffers a setback, why not invest time in your own career development and learn how to answer that first question with confidence?

    If your job duties include words or phrases like “training,” “organizational,” “human resources,” or “performance,” you need to attend our October 4th Professional Series Seminar. Local expert Joe Willmore, fresh off a wave of global engagements with ATD, will guide participants through a one-day seminar on how to analyze and design for employee performance. Whether you’re new in the field or a grizzled veteran (or even if you lack grizzle), you’re sure to learn something surprising. With limited space available, register today to ensure your seat! Information & Registration here on our website.

  • 16 Aug 2018 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Yes, new research shows that 85% of all jobs get filled through networking. So if you're actively looking for a job, considering exploring new options, or just open to meeting new people and building your army of connections , join L&D Philly for our 2018 HR/Training/Talent Networking Extravaganza on September 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. Great people, great food, great food, and great games & giveaways. Don't miss your chance to land your next job! Information & Registration here on our website!

  • 19 Jul 2018 9:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Which one of these did you want to be when you grew up?: 

    • A instructional designer 
    • An OD practitioner 
    • A business consultant
    • An HR partner 

    We're going to guess option E - none of the above. A lot of people back their way into a job and a career. Our resumes may look neat and tidy, but our lives, and our careers, really are not. 

    If you find yourself at work wearing a hat that includes word or phrases like "training", "organizational", "human resources", "performance", and you don't have a formal background in instructional design or education, you belong at this event. Local expert Joe Willmore, fresh off of a wave of global engagements with ATD, will guide participants through a day long seminar on how to analyze and design for employee performance.

    Part one will focus on front-end analysis. With a very hands-on approach, you will learn to to identify and quantify business goals, assess performance, create objectives in measurable terms, and spot and fix performance gaps.

    Part two will zoom in specifically on performance gaps and understanding top performers. This more detailed, focus session will give you guided practice in using the tools and techniques experts use to diagnose, remedy, and measure employees' work on the job. In addition, you will learn that the fastest way to improve performance is to identify exemplars/top performers, and also how to observe, measure, and interact with them so that their success can be translated into a formula that works for others.

    Registration opening soon. In the meantime, check out the other great events coming this Fall!

  • 14 Jul 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to Christine (Chris) Young & Julia Urbanchuk for a great session on Change Management. From basic, but essential change management models to heretic view points - aka, you can't "manage people through change" in a workplace, an awesome, fun, and interactive event for L&D Philly.

    Check out or fall events and don't miss our CLO panel on Wednesday July 25th

  • 12 Jul 2018 9:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Only 10 seats are left! Register before it is too late for an engaging panel with:

    • Emma Engel, Chief Learning Officer, Unisys University
    • Jim Williams, Senior Director of Training, Carpenter Technology
    • Karen Clay Basile, Chief Learning Officer, Johnson Controls
    • Susan Gunn, Exec. Director, People Advisory Services, EY

    Information & registration here on our site!

  • 5 Jul 2018 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Change is everywhere and constant. It’s not going away anytime soon, so we’d better get good at dealing with it.

    Change Management is often reduced to a method or process, but it’s more than that. It’s about people. Join us for an interactive session to explore how to think about change, how people really experience it, and how you can immediately apply practical change tools, resources and principles.

    This program has been designed especially for you by two seasoned OD consultants with deep experience in transformational and evolutional change efforts in pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare services and technology industries.

    Come learn tried and true concepts, insights, and tools, and gain a new perspective on change management. Learn from local experts Christine Young and Julia Urbanchak along side your local L&D colleagues. And enjoy the scenic beauty of Temple University's Ambler campus as well. Breakfast & coffee provided. Registration and information here on our site!

  • 28 Jun 2018 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The "War for Talent" is still on. Do you remember that phrase from 5-10 years ago? It describe how businesses were engaged in an multi-front campaign to attract and retain the best employees. Well, that war continues today. From an L&D perspective, companies still struggle to find innovative ways to overcome this and many other challenges in today's workplace. Join L&D Philly and Beacon for a Chief Learning Officer panel sponsored by Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies on July 25th at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. Details and registration here on our site. Join the CLOs of Unisys, Carpenter Technology, Johnson Controls, and EY as they discuss how they and their organizations work towards overcoming obstacles in today's  L&D space. Hurry - we're down to our last 25 spots! Secure your seat today.

  • 23 Jun 2018 4:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS) ( has announced their 2018 Leadership Forum. Join HR leaders from across the Greater Philadelphia area on October 3rd for the annual event. This year's speaker is best-selling author and thought leader Daniel Pink.  

    L&D Philly members can save $60 off of registration by using us as a Partner Organization reference during checkout.

    For more information about the event and to register, visit the PSPS website. Hope to see you there!

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