ATD Bay Colonies Chapter

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

Upcoming events

    • January 30, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 34

    Over the last 15 years L&D professionals have been told to focus on big data and learning analytics and that doing so earns a seat at the table. What has transpired from this has been an effort to collect a lot of data and generate a lot of reports. The unintended consequences of this are low response rates and miniscule use of the data to improve performance. This session will present a fresh approach to shift the mindset from measurement and reporting to performance improvement. While there will always be a debate whether executives value ROI or statistics, there is never a question that executives care deeply about performance and when it is low they want the business to improve it.

    After attending this session, you'll be able to:

    • Understand how Net Promoter System can be fused into the measurement process.
    • Learn how a simpler process can allow you to act on your data and see improvements.
    • Glean insight to shift the conversation from proving your value to improving business performance.


    Jeffrey Berk, COO, Performitiv

    Performitiv is a performance improvement technology company. As COO Jeffrey is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Prior to Performitiv, Jeffrey was the COO of KnowledgeAdvisors and led the creation of day to day operations. Recently Jeffrey was COO of dscout, a mobile market research company where he cultivated core financial, business strategy, procurement and sales functions. Jeffrey is an adjunct professor of operations at Loyola University and has authored 3 books on analytics and process improvement.

    • February 27, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 50

    Mixed Reality: After the Magic is Gone…

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
    - Arthur C. Clarke

    By this point you’ve probably experienced some form of augmented reality, virtual reality, or mixed reality, and chances are you were wowed. The initial experience may have seemed like magic. For many we’re still in that honeymoon phase, we’re head-over-heels in love with this technology. But what happens after the magic is gone? The next phase is critical. How do weapply these technologies in a way that makes sense for our business? How do we add real value to justify the investment? 

    In this presentation you will:

    • Learn the key differences between virtual and augmented reality
    • Get hands on experience with each
    • Discuss value-adding applications for the training industry

    Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided.


    Brian J. Boyle, Founder, CrossTrainer®

    Brian is a training designer/technologist and founder of CrossTrainer®, B. Boyle Design, Inc., and is co-founder of CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality. With nearly 20 years of experience in professional design and 13 years in business primarily servicing the training industry, Brian brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience with a wide range of training technologies. In recent years he has focused most of his efforts on helping clients transition from traditional eLearning to mobile responsive eLearning, and most recently he has launched a handful of mixed reality products for use by trainers and marketers.

    • March 22, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 23, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA 01824

    ATD New England Area Conference 2018

    Presented by AXIOM Learning Solutions

    Unleashing Organizational Performance, One Learner at a Time

    This year’s conference is sure to inform you, motivate you and excite you to action and change! Join over 300 practitioners at the ATD New England Area Conference 2018. Learn from colleagues and leaders in training and development.

    Listen, learn, interact and take notes to be proactive, as we focus on today’s learner, identify how to drive performance, and ensure learning and development impacts organizational growth.

    • Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Evening Networking Event
    • Friday, March 23, 2018 - Full Day Conference & Expo


    • April 24, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Northwoods, 1301 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
    • 50

    More details coming soon!

    • June 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
    • 51

    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

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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