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Calendar of events 2019-2020

Upcoming events

    • January 21, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • FM Global - Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 47

    Mindfulness & Technology

    Join us for a unique event where you will participate in a session with Éowyn Ahlstrom, a teacher at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, who will join us remotely and help us  explore what mindfulness is and how it can be applied to help support you in your relationship with technology. The program will include a brief overview of current research findings around technology use, habitual behavior and mindfulness. There will also be a guided mindfulness practice and a brief time for small group discussion.

    About the Instructor

    Éowyn Ahlstrom, M.Ed., a teacher at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, has many years of experience leading programs in mindfulness, and has been among the pioneers in bringing the highly experiential Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program into the online environment via video conference. She received her master's degree from the American College of Education, where she studied health and wellness education. Additionally, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and holds the highest registry mark obtainable for yoga teachers from the Yoga Alliance. Éowyn serves on the board of directors of a meditation retreat center, Spirit Fire Retreat Center in Leyden, MA, as well as a holistic health center, the Listening Wellness Center, in Barre, MA.

    • February 27, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Online only webinar
    • 52

    Trends in Online Learning: A Look Ahead for Training Professionals

    In this interactive online session with virtual learning expert Cindy Huggett, you’ll learn what’s new in online learning and the latest trends impacting it. And you’ll learn how to prepare yourself and your organization for what’s coming down the road. We will examine several interesting developments, including the implications of mobile devices for live online learning, the move towards microlearning, and the explosion of video in live online classes. We’ll also give you opportunity to compare your online learning initiatives to modern learner expectations.

    You will leave this session with tangible ideas that can be immediately applied to help keep you “in the know” and ready for virtual training in 2020 and beyond!

    About the Instructor

    Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is a consultant, speaker, designer, facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She’s written four books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide for Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014) and Virtual Training Basics (1st ed. 2010, 2nd ed. 2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Find out more about Cindy on her website: www.cindyhuggett.com

    • March 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • March 27, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike Norwood, MA 02062

    We are thrilled to be announcing our 10th year of the ATD New England Area Conference 

    20/20: Envision the Future of Talent Development
    Techniques, Technologies, and Transformations for the Decade Ahead

    As we enter a new decade of Talent Development, we want to go in with our eyes wide open for a clear vision of the future.  This year our conference will focus on:

    • How will your organization approach talent development and when to invest in upgrades and modifications along with the infrastructure to support it? 
    • What resources will you have and constraints do you face? 
    • How do you assess an organization’s requirements capacity to evolve how it meets learning needs? 
    • How do you overcome preconceived notions of training and ensure that your talent development program delivers the desired learning outcomes? 
    • How do you create an organizational portfolio for talent development?

    The 2020 New England Area Conference will be held:

    Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel
    1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
    Norwood, MA 02062

Past events

December 09, 2019 Charity and Cheer! Trivia Night at Chelo's on the Waterfront
November 20, 2019 Let's Talk About: Inclusion
October 30, 2019 Design Thinking: A Deep Dive
September 24, 2019 Conversation with Elliott ... Future of Learning
June 06, 2019 Old Time Bowling
May 20, 2019 Multigenerational Learning
April 24, 2019 The Learnies - VR/AR Cookoff
March 28, 2019 2019 ATD New England Area Conference
January 08, 2019 Future Visions of L&D with VR, AR and AI
December 13, 2018 Charity and Cheer! Trivia Night at the Rhode Island Yacht Club
November 15, 2018 Uncovering Unconscious Biases in Learning
October 29, 2018 Design Thinking: Innovation and Design Workshop
September 11, 2018 Learning the Tools of Graphic Facilitation
June 06, 2018 Learning and Libation
April 24, 2018 Video Test Flight
March 22, 2018 2018 ATD New England Area Conference
February 27, 2018 Immersive Learning Technology with VR/AR
February 23, 2018 Virtual Session: Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE
January 30, 2018 Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE
December 07, 2017 Charity and Cheer with Judith Bowman of Protocol Consultants
November 14, 2017 Performance Consulting - Don't Just Take Up Space!
October 17, 2017 Exploration into Active Learning
September 20, 2017 Be a Star Facilitator – Engagement through Active Learning
June 09, 2017 Giving Back with DownCity Design
May 12, 2017 Board Meeting
May 09, 2017 Tool and Resource Potluck: Sharing member knowledge
April 14, 2017 Board Meeting
April 12, 2017 Experience the Classroom of the Future
March 30, 2017 2017 ATD New England Area Conference
March 24, 2017 RESCHEDULED DATE: Unleashing a Can-do Learning Culture
March 10, 2017 Board Meeting
February 21, 2017 The Art of Facilitation
February 10, 2017 Board Meeting
January 19, 2017 GAME ON Strategies for Keeping Projects on Track
January 13, 2017 Board Meeting
December 09, 2016 Board Meeting
December 08, 2016 Charity and Cheer!
November 10, 2016 Board Meeting
November 09, 2016 Shifting Mindsets from Trainer to Business Partner
October 18, 2016 Navigating your L&D Career: Perspectives from the Top
October 14, 2016 Board Meeting
September 15, 2016 The Future of Learning Professionals
September 09, 2016 Board Meeting
June 02, 2016 Making Training Stick: Ensuring Transfer
May 04, 2016 Learning Gamification Cook-Off
March 31, 2016 2016 ATD New England Area Conference: Charting the Future of Learning
March 03, 2016 Video for Learning Lab
January 28, 2016 Project Management for Trainers
December 08, 2015 Holiday Cocktail Party in Celebration of Employee Learning Week
November 12, 2015 Performance Consulting and Learning Evaluation
October 13, 2015 Cancelled: Moving from Trainer to Performance Consultant
September 10, 2015 Exploring Today's Learning Trends
May 26, 2015 e-Learning Cook-off! (Free event with advance registration!)
April 16, 2015 Off-Site and On the Mark: Virtual Teams, Real Results
March 26, 2015 ATD New England Area Conf. March 26-27, 2015
March 04, 2015 The March 4th Meeting has been CANCELLED.
December 02, 2014 ATD Holiday Cocktail Party in Celebration of Employee Learning Week
November 05, 2014 Hear David Vance on November 5, 2014
October 06, 2014 2014 ATD Best Award Winner - October 6th
June 12, 2014 New England Area Conference
May 30, 2014 May 30th - Why Her Graphics are Better than Your Graphics
April 22, 2014 April 22nd - Bill Treasurer
January 30, 2014 Ken Philips - Level 4 Evaluations
November 14, 2013 Josh Bersin - November 14th!
October 17, 2013 A Dialogue wth Linda Landry of Nuance Communications: A 2013 ASTD BEST Award Winner
June 13, 2013 Social Media for Trainers
May 17, 2013 The Evolving 21st Century Classroom
April 25, 2013 SAVE THE DATE: ASTD New England Area Conf. April 25-26
March 06, 2013 As a special treat - this next meeting is FREE! JOINT MEETING WITH SRIHRC - Breaking Up With the Performance Review: Secrets to Train Managers on its Replacement
January 18, 2013 The Webinar Manifesto
October 05, 2012 Success in Learning & Development: What Do You Need to Know and Do?
June 13, 2012 Megatrends: Transforming Our World
April 19, 2012 ASTD New England Area Conference
January 27, 2012 Educational Technology: Expanding the Classroom to Facilitate Anywhere / Anytime Learning
December 09, 2011 Just in Time: Innovative Learning to Go! It's Easier than You Think!
September 27, 2011 September 2011 Meeting: Innovations in Learning

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