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L & D Philadelphia partners with a variety of organizations in the community. This space allows us to share their upcoming events that may be of interest to our members.

Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2018
    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Drexel University - Gerri C. LeBow Hall - 3220 Market Street

    Drexel Dragons Professional Society (DDPS) – Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Continue to Achieve Your Personal Best. Register for complimentary access to Drexel Dragons Professional Meet Up on May 16. CONNECT. LEARN. DO! Receive learning gems about vision boarding, interview styles, and effective team building. 

    Information & registration at


    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Information & Registration at beacon4life.org

    "Strengthening your Digital Presence"

    Program Description:

    If you’re in transition, a strong presence can lead you to new opportunities. If you’re an established executive or business owner, it can deepen your available talent pool and connect you with new partners . If you're a solo-preneur, it can broaden your network and expand your resources. If you're a consultant, it can uncover potential clients.

    The bottom line is, it's good for the bottom line. And it doesn’t have to be complicated.

    In this interactive session, you’ll learn about establishing your personal digital presence, taking full advantage of the world’s largest business networking platform and a host of free tools to streamline your efforts.

    About Our Speaker: 

    Karl Smith most recently served as Senior Vice President for Member Value at Produce Marketing Association, where he led development and implementation of an integrated content strategy for the largest global trade association in the fresh produce & floral industries. His digital history reaches back to when MySpace and Friendster were brawling for dominance and includes building a massively profitable presence for a local media company and helping to launch two regional media startups. He’s presented from Johannesburg to Harrisburg for organizations ranging from the United States Air Force to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, as well as serving as an adjunct instructor for Monmouth and Rutgers universities.

    Event Details:

    Members - $32, Guests - $40

    Hot Buffet Breakfast will be served

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Information & Registration at gvfhra.org

    Program Description:

    For the first time in history, there are 5 Generations in today’s workforce. To achieve optimum success, HR Leaders must understand the different generations.

    Workforce planning and leadership development is imperative to any HR professional and organization’s success. This workshop shows leaders the impact a multi-generational workforce has on their business today and tomorrow as well as how to overcome the challenges of managing such a diverse group of employees.

    Often times HR Leaders are the emergency responders charged with resuscitating their workforce. Their executive team is calling code BLUE as they watch employees and profits dwindle away. This workshop will show HR Leaders how to breathe new life into their organization while simultaneously improving their bottom line.

    What will participates take away from this session:

    1-The Do's and Don'ts of Managing a Diverse Workforce

    2-Discuss the Challenges and Benefits of Managing A Multi-Generational Workforce

    3- Steps to Resuscitating Your Workforce


    Krishna Powell is a leading subject matter expert on Managing a Multi-Generational workforce and restoring sanity to the workplace. Krishna has worked extensively with leaders and their employees in universities, corporations and various job placement and career development programs. Over her 20-year career, she has traveled the world extensively managing the HR/Talent Management function in various Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States, France, China and Singapore.

    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Information & Registration at tdphl.org

    Lead the Way: 

    How to Transform Workplace Culture 

    and Conquer Low Engagement Rates

    Event Details:

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018


    MEA, 234 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA

    Program Description:

    Nearly 90% of workers interviewed admitted that they were not excited about their careers. Organizational leaders aren’t too far behind at 80%.

    Do you know why?

    The main reason is plain and simple: a lack of purpose and passion in the workplace. A rigid separation exists between one’s personal and professional life.

    Concerned leaders have employed a variety of techniques in attempts to motivate their team members. Such strategies have given us decent results, but not nearly the transformational change needed to maximize workplace performance. These approaches almost always operate from the outside in.

    Thankfully, there is a better way to transform workplace culture and conquer low engagement rates once and for all – a way that empowers leaders to inspire and invigorate their teams rather than trying to squeeze productivity out of them. It's starts with YOU.

    During this passionate and practical talk, International Speaker and Best-selling Author, Robb Holman, and will unveil some of his proven Inside Out Leadership principles to help you lead the way!

    Our Speaker:

    Rob Holman


    Mid-Atlantic Employers' Association (MEA), King of Prussia, PA



    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Information & Registration at beacon4life.org

    "Gender Smart Selling: 

    Insights to Smarter Sales Messaging to Men and to Women"

    Event Details:

    Sponsored By:

    The Women's Network

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Program Description:

    We all know men and women think differently. Been there, heard that.

    BUT, have you heard the actual physical science that has identified reasons why women and men think and react the way they do?

    Join us on June 12th at 6:00 pm for an eye-opening program. Four of your Beacon colleagues will bring you fresh insights about the workings of the male and female brains, how they perceive and process information, and what selling approaches make better sense for each gender.

    · Did you know that women’s brains have 10x the amount of white matter as do men’s?

    · Better yet, do you know why “white matter matters” when you’re designing a website?

    · How about how the male brain processes data?

    · Do you know the best way to lay out data for a man so it drives a purchase decision?

    Answers to these questions – and more – are part of our conversation on June 12th. And rest assured, it will be an interactive conversation, not us talking at you for 2 hours!

    You’ll also work with the people at your table on exercises that apply the concepts we’re presenting. By the time you go home, you’ll have hands-on practice with these new ideas for understanding and connecting with your target audience.

    AND IF YOU ARE IN TRANSITION – join us! Networking and interviewing are just different forms of selling. What you learn here could help you connect with your next interviewer more effectively.

    REGISTER NOW! We’ll be at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken. Their meeting area upstairs is awesome. We’ll have time for networking, good food and drink, and then we’ll move to the program itself.

    About Our Panel:

    Pat Schaeffer - Patricia Schaeffer is co-founder of Talent Strategy Partners, a leadership development firm that works with business executives to help them make sure they have people – especially women – ready to lead in the future. With over 30 years of experience, Pat has consulted as well as worked in corporate HR. She is a board member of Beacon, the premier business executive network in the mid-Atlantic region; a guest lecturer on organizational development topics at DeSales, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, and Temple universities; and a writer and blog contributor on the topic of creating cultures of innovation.

    Mark Samuel - Mark spent 18 years with Johnson & Johnson in sales, sales management and sales training/management development. He then moved on to run a sales training agency, HealthAnswers, for 17 years. He currently owns an ActionCOACH business coaching practice, helping businesses grow their profit, cash flow and team development. He has been a Beacon member for 4 ½ years.

    Barbara Taylor - Barbara has built a reputation for designing creative leadership development programs. Currently, she is a business partner of JanBara & Associates, a coaching and executive development firm specializing in accelerating the performance of people and organizations.

    Dave Palmer - Moving between the corporate and consulting worlds, Dave Palmer has earned millions for his employers and clients as a marketing leader and strategist. Currently, Dave leads the corporate re-branding and marketing evolution of a payment services provider to nano-, micro-, and small businesses.

    Among them, our speakers have over a century of business experience across an array of disciplines and industries. They’ve put together an educational and engaging program. You’ll take home a renewed appreciation of the male and female approaches to information as well as ideas on how to more smartly market to each gender.

    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Dover Downs Hotel and Casino - 1131 N. DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901

    Join us as we Champion Diversity & Inclusion in the First State! We are excited to host the 2nd annual D & I Conference and Award Luncheon on Tuesday, July 10th at Dover Downs. We desire to honor organizations that are spearheading the way and have implemented D & I programs in their companies. Come learn best practices in the D & I arena from leading organizations in Delaware, in our morning and afternoon workshops.

    SHRM and HRCI credits are pending for this event!

    In addition, your organization could be one of the honorees at this memorable event. Just complete the Nomination Form.

    The D & I Conference invites sponsors and exhibitors to also support our efforts.

    Attendee Pricing Link to Sponsor and Exhibitor Rates

    As an added bonus, register as a sponsor for the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Awards Luncheon and receive $200.00 off sponsorship at the Delaware State SHRM Conference to be held November 1st and 2nd at Dover Downs.

    Why not Spend the Night? Come the Night before and beat the traffic!

    *Special Group Rate of $119.00

    *Call VIP Reservations at 800-711-5882 and reference Group Code GSHR718

    *Reserve room by June 19th to receive special rate.

    Information  & Registration at:


    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Information & Registration at peopleandstrategy.org

    Program Description:

    Join us at the PSPS Summer Networking Meeting! Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues in a casual atmosphere!

    Event Details:

    Date: July 17, 2018

    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

    Location: Conshohocken Brewing Company - Bridgeport Brewpub - 3 DeKalb Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405

    Pricing: PSPS Members - Free, Potential Members - $55

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Information & Registration at deshrm.org

    Join the DE SHRM Chapter on August 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm for a dinner presentation by David Horning on "Transforming your Mission." Approved for 1.24 SHRM & HRCI Certification Credits!

    Program Description:

    According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 1/3 of Americans report being engaged by their work, a problem that’s holding back innovation and growth. According to Harvard behavioral researcher David Perkins, 90% of our thinking errors are errors of perception. Part TED Talk and part Saturday Night Live, discover why people do what they do, and learn to use perception to transform problems into opportunities, conflicts into relationships, and work into a meaningful mission to engage you and your team.

    Because of the low engagement rate of employees and the relative complacency of modern business culture, this presentation is meant to use humor and audience engagement to disrupt the plague of skillset over mindset when it comes to work. With simple psychological shifts based on perspective, professionals can transform routine, unfulfilling work into an engaging mission that serves themselves, their teams, their organizations and their workplace cultures, and their communities. Not only does this shift boost morale, but it improves performance and leads to long term gains in revenue, goal achievement, and productivity.

    Learning Objectives:

    Transform problems into opportunities with an awareness of how perspective influences action

    • Create a self-assessment system for personal accountability by learning to ask the Power Questions and take action
    • Develop a meaningful personal and organizational mission centered around service
    • Learn skills to shift your perspective of others to build relationships out of conflicts
    • Boost morale, creativity, and community using the "Yes, and..." principle of improvisation

    About Our Speaker: 

    Originally from Akron, Ohio, in 2012, David Horning moved to New York City to study sketch comedy writing and improvisation. After developing 2 web series' and performing around the city, he produced "Laundry Day," a sketch comedy show featured at Carolines on Broadway in Times Square, which was selected as part of the 2014 New York Comedy Festival. Inspired by the power of laughter, David now uses fun characters, comedy sketches, and his trusty slideshows to entertain, educate, and inspire so that others may use the power of their thoughts to build a foundation for their lives.

    Our passion is located at the intersection of our interests and talents, it fills a need, and is centered around giving to others. This revelation inspired me to return to the Northeast Ohio area in the fall of 2014. As an avid researcher of the practical impact of human behavior, self-development, leadership, management, and positive psychology, I saw an opportunity to use what I had learned to deliver a more meaningful message than just comedy. Seeing a need for perspective in the world, I decided to fuse motivational speaking and comedy together, and I have spoken for businesses, professional organizations, service clubs, college students and faculty, and convention audiences around the country. Being able to inspire laughter, empowerment, and growth inspires me to wake up each morning with one mission in mind: to inspire others to do the same.

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Information & Registration at deshrm.org

    October 11, 2 018

    7:30 am Breakfast Meeting

    Christiana Hilton

    Economic Trending

    Dawn Green

    SHRM and HRCI Certification Credits are Pending

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pyramid Club of Philadelphia

    Join L&D Philadelphia & the Meet the Author Series run by local training guru Theresa Hummel-Krallinger for her monthly "Meet the Author" at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. This month, Rick Brandon, CEO of Brandon Partners and founder of the Organizational Savvy workshops & clinics will join us for a discussion and a meet & greet. 

    Do you have Organizational Savvy? Let's face it, success in business depends on our attitudes about power and politics. Dr. Brandon helps people confronts naiveté about the hidden dynamics found in every organization and provides practical political skills for building organizational impact with integrity. His work can help anyone navigate organizational politics and power, achieve strategic influence, recognition, and credit, sell their ideas and positively impact the enterprise, ensure their career satisfaction and growth, build role credibility for their entire team, and prevent and protect you from being passed over, underestimated, marginalized, or sabotaged.

    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Information & Registration at - millennialengagement.org

    "Millennialize-It Forum"

    Program Description:

    Harnessing the Power of Your Millennial Workforce

    The "Millennial-ize It Forum" is a half-day professional development event for business leaders who manage Diversity & Inclusion, Membership Engagement, Human Resources, and Recruiting initiatives for their organizations.

    The Forum helps organizations identify ways to strengthen their workforce engagement strategy while focusing on the key needs of today's millennial professionals. With topics like "Managing Millennials", "Reducing the Multigenerational Madness", and "Onboarding Pitfalls", we create a safe place to tackle tough organizational challenges that are significantly impacting your company's competitive advantage.

    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dover Downs Conference Center - 1131 N Dupont Hwy Dover, Delaware 19901

    The annual DE SHRM State HR Conference is an opportunity for HR professionals from all over the state to learn, share, network and grow. The conference committee has put together a great lineup of speakers, sessions, and activities. SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute Credits are pending. Register today.

    Information & Registration at:


    • 8 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pyramid Club of Philadelphia

    Join L&D Philadelphia & the Meet the Author Series run by local training guru Theresa Hummel-Krallinger for her monthly "Meet the Author" at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. This month, David Bookbiner, will join us for a discussion & meet & greet on his book - the NEW ROI (Return on Individuals). More information to come soon!

    Ask anyone from the CEO to the shipping clerk about the organization's most valuable asset, and you'll get the same answer: "The people!" However, when it comes to the valuation of that organization, especially in terms of intangible assets, items like patents and trademarks wind up seeming to be more valuable. How can that be? Simple: They're more quantifiable.

    In The NEW ROI: Return on Individuals, David delves into placing a more quantifiable value on the human capital asset - the most valuable asset in every organization. Additionally, he explores universal ways to promote even greater workforce value including creating difference makers, increasing employee success, improving happiness, reducing toxic employees, generating innovation by building trust, embracing and improving corporate culture, and much more.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • Information & Registration at peopleandstrategy.org

    Save the Date for our Q4 Program!

    Program Description:

    Topic: AI/Cognitive Computing: What is it? How will it affect me? How to ready the workforce for it?

    Event Details:

    Presenting & Moderating: Susan Steele, Global Chief HR Advisor, IBM

    Confirmed Panel; more to come!

    Susan Gunn, Executive Director, People Advisory Services, E&Y

Past events

12 Jun 2018 Partner Event - ATD Philadelphia - CEO's Perspective and Expectations of Talent Development
12 Jun 2018 Partner Event - ATD Mid-New Jersey - Client/Supplier Relationships: Win-Win Strategies that Work!
6 Jun 2018 Partner Event - NSA Philadelphia - Speaking with a Twist
21 May 2018 Partner Event - Visuals for Change - Draw it OUT!
21 May 2018 Partner Event - Delaware SHRM - Delaware Employer Summit - Improving Workforce Health & Health Benefits Value
18 May 2018 Partner Event - NSA Philadelphia - Corral Your Ca$h Cow!
16 May 2018 Partner Event - ATD Mid-New Jersey Articulate Storyline Workshop
15 May 2018 Partner Event - Greater Valley Forge HRA - Painless Surveys: From Asking the Questions to Attacking the Issues
11 May 2018 Partner Event - ACP Philadelphia - May Workshop
8 May 2018 Partner Event - Philly SHRM - Linking a Strong Organizational Culture to Strategic Outcomes
4 May 2018 Partner Event - Greater Valley Forge HRA- 17th Annual PA State Legislative & Legal Conference
28 Apr 2018 Partner Event - Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
27 Apr 2018 Partner Event - People Power Summit - Philadelphia
25 Apr 2018 Partner Event - STC Philadelphia Metro Chapter - Lunch N'Learn Webinar - Slack for Technical Writers & Editors
25 Apr 2018 2018 Adobe eLearning Conference
20 Apr 2018 Partner Event - NSA Philadelphia - Fix Your Business Presentation Description
17 Apr 2018 Partner Event - ATD Philadelphia - Leadership & OD SIG - Talent Development's Role in Creating a "Best Place to Work" Organization
17 Apr 2018 Partner Event - Mid NJ ATD - Technology Showcase
14 Apr 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
7 Apr 2018 CONDUIT 2018 - The STC-PMC Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference & Workshop
23 Mar 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Mastering the Art of Strategic Selling - The Complete Guide to Guess Free Selling
21 Mar 2018 Partner Event - Philly SHRM - 2018 Symposium
20 Mar 2018 Partner Event - GVF HRA - Code Blue: How to Resuscitate Your Multigenerational Workforce
15 Mar 2018 ATD Philadelphia - March Chapter Event
9 Mar 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Practical Project Management for the Working Professional
9 Mar 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Tableau Essentials
6 Mar 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
1 Mar 2018 Partner Event - GVF HRA - The Potential Trouble Zone: How to Manage the Intersection of ADA/FLMA
27 Feb 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Mastering the Art of Strategic Selling - The Fundamentals of Guess Free Selling
20 Feb 2018 Partner Event - GVF HRA - The Art and Science of Hiring the Right Person
19 Feb 2018 Partner Event - Monthly "Meet the Author" Series with Theresa Hummel-Krallinger
5 Feb 2018 Partner Event - Greater Valley Forge HRA - Career Management & HR Transition Group
3 Feb 2018 Partner Event - Present Like a Pro! - How to Develop and Deliver Amazingly Effective Presentations
30 Jan 2018 Partner Event - Harrisburg University - Agile Lean Product Development
27 Jan 2018 Partner Event - Drexel University - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
24 Jan 2018 Partner Event - Harrisburg University - Agile Scrum 101
18 Jan 2018 Partner Event - PSPS - 2018 Q1 Program w/ Josh Bersin from Bersin by Deloitte
19 Dec 2017 Partner Event - 14th Annual PADLA Conference & Expo
14 Nov 2017 Partner Event - Greater Philly Articulate Storyline User Group - November Workshop
8 Nov 2017 Partner Event - PSPS Q4 Program - "The WaWa Way" with Howard Stoeckel
21 Oct 2017 Partner Event - Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
18 Oct 2017 Partner Event - STC-PMC - Creating Professional Quality Screencasts on a Shoestring Budget
10 Oct 2017 Partner Event - PSPS - 2017 Leadership Forum
5 Oct 2017 Partner Event - 2017 Delaware SHRM State Conference
29 Sep 2017 Partner Event - Code4PA - Pennsylvania Hackathon
20 Sep 2017 Partner Event - Society for Technical Communication - Managing the MarComm/TechComm Showdown
14 Sep 2017 Partner Event - ATD Mid New Jersey Chapter - "Building a Climate & Culture for Innovation"
13 Sep 2017 Partner Event - ATD Philadelphia - 2017 Regional Conference
12 Jul 2017 Partner Event - 3 in 30 Series - 3 Reasons to Use Data Analytics for Strategic Decision Making - Drexel University - Goodwin School of Professional Studies
11 Jul 2017 Partner Event - Basic Visual Facilitation Training
11 Jul 2017 Partner Event - Delaware SHRM - Diversity and Inclusion Conference
7 Jun 2017 3 in 30: Strategies to be Marketable, Employable, and Relevant
24 May 2017 Philly Articulate Storyline User Group
22 Apr 2017 Partner Event- Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
21 Apr 2017 Partner Event - Millennial Leadership Summit
29 Mar 2017 Parnter Event - 2017 Philly SHRM Symposium
15 Feb 2017 Partner Event- Articulate 360 Demo

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