ATD Bay Colonies Chapter

Calendar of Future & Past Events (6;/11-present)

Upcoming events

    • April 24, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 20

    Organizations are constantly exploring new options for video-based learning. Are you curious what other ATD Bay Colonies members are doing to leverage video in their learning programs? Maybe you have a story to share. Let’s learn from each other! Join us to learn about some new approaches, uses and tools for video-based learning. In this session, you’ll hear from several chapter members as they share their video tips, tricks and stories in a fast-paced structure of short presentations.


    Lauren Fain, Training Specialist, Amica Insurance

    Biteable is a quick and easy way for individuals to make a pro-quality informational video. Biteable has hundreds of animated, live-action or photo scenes in many different styles, or users have the option to use a pre-made video template created by one of their designers. The software allows users to add their own content, photos, colors and sounds to customize videos and edit it all on the simple drag-and-drop timeline. Again, Biteable is a great way for businesses to advertise, make presentations, invitations or introductions of new products and/or services.

    Lauren started her career with Amica in 2007. During her time at Amica, she has worked in the Corporate Communications department as well as Learning and Talent Development (LTD). Her experience includes:

    • Instructional Design
    • New Hire training
    • Customer Service training
    • Recruiting
    • Provided support for large company sponsorships in target markets
    • Has worked closely with the company’s public relations and social media teams to maximize visibility of sponsorship 

    Creating Video-based Micro-lessons with PowerPoint
    Mark Simon, Principle Training Specialist, HiMark Solutions

    Before you go spending big bucks on fancy eLearning tools just to get a magical Publish button, you really need to take a good look at PowerPoint. Yes, *PowerPoint.* The tool that used to put you to sleep faster than NyQuil is now a tool that can caffeinate even the most boring training lesson. Just wait to see what it can do with video....

    Mark Simon is a Principal Training Specialist at HiMark Solutions and has over 20 years of hands-on experience with design, development, and delivery of eLearning and instructor-led training.  Mark has also served as VP of Programs for ATD Greater Boston, as well as Adjunct Professor in the Instructional Design graduate program at UMass-Boston.

    Mark's clients have included Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Abbvie & Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, Biogen, Forrester Research, RSA, Genzyme, Honeywell, Black Duck Software, and more.

    Mark is a frequent contributor to a variety of professional publications and shares his experiences often at professional shows and conferences.  Mark makes frequent appearances at ATD and eLearning Guild conferences and events, and you may have read some of Mark’s articles in T+D and eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions magazines.

    Let’s Market Training with a Combination
    Cleon McClure, e-Learning Specialist, BD Interventional Surgery

    I was tired of the dull/boring openings to modules/ courses.  I looked to “marketing “ solutions to connect users emotional and to my themes or brands for the learning.  You’ll see Viddyoze, VideoMakerFX, Articulate REPLAY 360, and FlipSnack come together, grabbing your users attention to learn more…

    Creating videos with the templates provided in Viddyoze and VideoMakerFX is easy, good flexibility to added images, colors, etc.   You’ll see how combining shorter videos together in Articulate REPLAY 360, then adding a touch of super-charged music works wonders to increase users’ interest…

    An eBook… really?  Seems so yesterday’s technology.. FlipSnack provides that mobile reference that my users love to visit after completing the modules… PDF upload, added videos and other interactions.. a good “spacing tool” to share focused training..  

    • June 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
    • 48

    Leadership and Beer - A Love Story

    Even if you’re not a native RI’er, you’re probably familiar with the slogan “Hi Neighbor!”.  Bringing Narragansett Beer back home to RI was no small task, and took the vision, determination and team dynamics of many to accomplish this for Narragansett Brewery, as well as the other craft beer artisans that share space at The Guild RI. Come hear the leadership lessons learned through Narragansett Beers’ revitalization story and partnership with and development of The Guild. Take a tour of the brewery and see how they designed and led an environment that now serves a collection of craftsmen and artisans who come together to explore their passion.

    Key Takeaways Include:

    • Taking a calculated risk. Learn and move forward
    • Building a strong group of strategic partners around you
    • Leaving the start-up phase and building a company - it starts with people. Building a strong group of team members around you

    Will there be Beer – Lots!  Will there be Food – Yes!  Will there be You? – Only if you register!  Come join in on the fun!

    Event Leaders

    Mark Hellendrung, CEO

    Narragansett is led by Mark Hellendrung, a life-long Rhode Islander and beverage industry insider with more than 15 years’ experience spearheading the growth strategies for several leading beverage companies. Naturally drawn to things possessing genuine heritage and tradition, Mark sought out ‘Gansett, recognizing the potential for reenergizing the iconic New England brand and reestablishing its reputation as the region’s favorite beer. Hellendrung and a group of New England investors purchased Narragansett in 2005.

    Prior to Narragansett, Mark served as President of Nantucket Nectars beginning in 1994. Over eight years, Mark established operating and sales platforms that enabled the business to expand by more than $60M. In this role, he managed hundreds of distributors, five contract bottling facilities, and over 100 employees. Together with the ubiquitous founders, Tom and Tom, Mark negotiated an $80M sale of the company to Ocean Spray Cranberries. While at Ocean Spray, Mark continued to grow the brand and, in 2001, assisted in negotiations during the sale of the brand to Cadbury Schweppes/Snapple.

    Following Nantucket Nectars, Mark served from 2003 to 2004 as interim-President of Magic Hat Brewing Co., then a 50,000 barrel craft brewer in Burlington, VT. Under his leadership, Magic Hat significantly increased their operating margins and experienced more than 25% business expansion within the year.

    Mark originally began his career with KPMG. He received a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University and an M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley College. He currently serves on the boards of Blount Seafood, The Steel Yard, and the Aquidneck Island Land Trust.

    Jeremy Duffy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner: External Relations, Marketing & Retail Operations

    Jeremy leads retail operations, strategic development, marketing communications and external relations (brewer, community & government).

    Former Partner at Duffy & Shanley, a marketing communications firm in Providence, RI. Led business development and marketing efforts for 33-person marketing communications firm with annual billings of $31 million.

    Account Director for several beer launches including:  Narragansett Beer, led account team in the launch of Narragansett Beer in 2005. Handled positioning, market study, package design and marketing and PR strategy for launch.  Strela Beer, in 2012, led account team for the U.S. launch of Strela Beer from Cape Verde. Handled positioning, market study, packaging design, marketing strategy and distributor relations.  BrewGene, Agency lead and leadership team member for BrewGene, a beer discovery app for Android and iPhone. BrewGene is one of the leading apps in the beer segment and a Top 5 on iTunes.

    Jeremy is a graduation of Providence College. 

Past events

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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