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Upcoming workshops

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pyramid Club of Philadelphia - 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    • 65

    “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 L&D Philly's 2019 HR, Training, & Talent Networking Extravaganza!

    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! Okay - let's be clear - we did pack the room last year - so we got a bigger room!

    Join L&D Philly and our partner organizations as we kick start the fall with a night of excitement, elegance, and best of all - you and your peers!


    Registration and refreshments start at 6pm! 

    At 6:30, we'll kick off with some introductions and news, and then go into a fast-paced, but fun structured networking activity facilitated by local training guru, comedian, host of Meet the Author, Talent Booker for Counter Culture on PBS, and President of High-Five Consulting - Theresa Hummel-Krallinger. That means us introverts (John) can feel safe and successful and extroverts can feel - well they don't need to fear an event like this!

    Then, it's open networking time! Catch up with old friends/colleagues and meet some new ones! We'll bring the house down and close out the event with some great prizes, a few cool games, and a little comedy.


    You will need to bring a picture ID with you. Tell security you are going to the Pyramid Club and they will sign you in and point you to the correct elevator bank.

    Discounted parking (only $10 with validation at the Pyramid Club) available at both 1700 Market Street and the Sonesta Hotel garages. 

    The Pyramid Club is less then two blocks from Suburban Station!


    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Program Details:

    What can achieve a 23,900% increase in the attention span of a squirrel? An acorn!

    The goal of any communication is no longer simply to inform. In today’s short attention span world, information is the enemy. Facts and information simply no longer have value because they are no longer scarce. To be able to persuade, we need to do more than just show and tell. We need to connect, make it relevant, make it stick and take action. The ACORN Communication Strategy helps to do just that. Once the content is understood, we must make the communication of it more strategic so that we can meet our goals. Knowing the content is only the first step. Through this presentation, we will present the communication strategy as a toolbox to enhance any message. As a result of these tools participants will be able deliver their message more effectively to any audience in a variety of situations.


    Dr. Patricia Scott

    Dr. Patricia Scott will help you speak, lead and inspire and can enhance any presentation, conversation, negotiation, sales call or interview. Her specialty is teaching the tools and strategy to break through distraction. In today’s world with so much noise, she can help you get your message heard.

    Dr. Scott is an established expert and leader in the field of communication and has the experience and credentials to offer her clients a unique blend of time-tested strategies and real-world application. Her background includes:

    • More than 15 years of corporate leadership experience
    • National best-selling author of “Getting a Squirrel to Focus: Engage and Persuade Today’s Listeners” and “Getting a Squirrel to Focus: Don’t Just Inform, Transform Your Audience.”
    • Has been listed as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018 by Inc. Magazine
    • Has served as Lecturer in the Communication Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania since 2004
    • Has received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Communication
    • Lectures extensively for the Wharton MBA for Executives Program and the Wharton Executive Education Program at the Aresty Institute for Executive Education
    • Featured interview on Forbes.com
    • Has held an advisory board position for the Master of Arts program in Corporate Communication for Baruch College of the City University of New York since 2008.
    • Has been invited to address the Conference on Corporate Communication in Wroxton, England; New York and Hong Kong, four times. The conference is in association with Corporate Communication International at Baruch College, City University of New York
    • At her first academic conference, she was awarded “Best Paper of Conference” for her analysis of social, task and semantic networks of knowledge workers.
    • Featured instructor for Udemy and LeadX
    • Her scholarly research has been published in “Corporate Communications: An International Journal,” a peer reviewed journal published by Emerald publications
    • She has been asked to continue to serve on the program committee for the Conference on Corporate Communication since 2007.
    • Was selected to be the Master of Ceremonies for an event focusing on world peace at the United Nations in New York.
    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Program Details:

    Many people view team building with suspicion, if not outright hostility. But done well, team building can be amazingly effective. Learn the critical differences between “team building” and “team bonding,” the key elements of successful team building, and how to address the challenge of building virtual teams.
    • Understand how and why conventional team-building activities fail to achieve objectives.
    • Discover how a simple shift in perspective from "team building" to "team bonding" can positively impact design and improve ROI.
    • Apply best practices gleaned from contemporary research to ensure learning application on the job and increase learning retention.


    Dr. Michael Brenner

    When people work in harmony, great things happen®!

    Dr. Michael Brenner, president of Right Chord Leadership, LLC. is a professional musician for more than 30 years, and knows that "striking the right chord" means more than playing the right notes at the right time. It means connecting with the audience in a way that moves, inspires, and even transforms people.

    The same is true in business. When leaders strike the right chord with their teams, the results are unmistakable. Trust skyrockets. Engagement soars. Energy and enthusiasm permeate the culture. And everyone locks into a groove that fuels performance and success.

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Langhorne PA

    Join the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia and the Mid New Jersey Chapter of ATD for a combined event to close out a fantastic year of programming in 2019!

    Learn from a panel of regional experts in the areas of succession planning, executive coaching, team assessments, conversational intelligence, and more some key ideas and trends taking the talent landscape by storm.

    More details coming soon!

Past events

22 Aug 2019 August Monthly Workshop - 25 Things You Didn't Know Powerpoint Could Do
25 Jul 2019 2019 CLO Panel - L&D in an Age of Disruption - Sponsored by accel5
26 Jun 2019 Summer Happy Hour
19 May 2019 ATD International Conference & Expo - Kick-Off Happy Hour
10 Apr 2019 Driving Business Results with Every Interaction - Insights on Customer Service Training
9 Mar 2019 March 2019 Monthly Workshop - Getting More of What You Want Out of Life & Business
19 Feb 2019 Special Event - Brewery Tour & Networking
12 Feb 2019 Brews with some Views - February Networking Event in the City
12 Jan 2019 January Workshop - Linking Thinking & Self-Leadership to Value, Culture, and Performance
10 Nov 2018 Open Mic 2018 Edition - Free & Low Cost Resources - featuring Padcaster
8 Nov 2018 Meet the Author - Dave Bookbinder - "The New ROI" - in partnership with Meet the Author
13 Oct 2018 October Monthly Workshop #1 - In Partnership with ACP Philadelphia - Be Your Own Boss: Expert Advice on Running a Successful Business
11 Oct 2018 Meet the Author - Peter Demarest - Answering the Central Question - in partnership with MTA
22 Sep 2018 September Monthly Workshop - in Partnership with ACP Philadelphia - Mythbusters: The Real Truth Behind Resumes That Get Noticed
11 Sep 2018 2018 Philadelphia HR, Training, & Talent Networking Extravaganza! - Sponsored by TrainingPros
25 Jul 2018 Innovative Solutions to Today's L&D Challenges - A CLO Panel Discussion - brought to you by Drexel University Goodwin College of Professional Studies
14 Jul 2018 July 2018 Monthly Workshop - Change Management – New Perspectives and Tried and True Tools
9 Jun 2018 June 2018 Monthly Workshop in Partnership with ATD Philadelphia - Make Training a Want to (Not a Have to)
2 May 2018 Philly Tech Week 2018 Event #2 - Exploring the Possibilities of Real-Time Collaboration in a Virtual Landscape
28 Apr 2018 Philly Tech Week - Event #1 - Designing Experiential Learning for Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
14 Apr 2018 April Monthly Workshop - Unlocking Creative Solutions Through Design Thinking
3 Mar 2018 March Monthly Workshop - NOW VIRTUAL! - Micro-learning for the 1%
17 Feb 2018 February Monthly Workshop #2 - Tears of Laughter Method: Advanced Articulate Storyline (Variables, Triggers, and Conditions)
10 Feb 2018 February Monthly Workshop #1 - eLearning Design for Beginners
13 Jan 2018 January Monthly Workshop - Smash Your Sales Stereotypes!
2 Dec 2017 A New World - Bottom-Up vs Top-Down: Creating the Training Experience People Really Want
11 Nov 2017 November 2017 Monthly Workshop - Designing Experiential Learning for Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
8 Nov 2017 Fall Webinar Series - Captivate versus Storyline - A Comprehensive, Objective Review
25 Oct 2017 Fall Webinar Series - (The) Future of Learning Technology
4 Oct 2017 Fall Networking Event
16 Sep 2017 September 2017 Monthly Workshop - Prototyping Your Concepts: Turning Ideas into Reality
13 Sep 2017 Fall Webinar Series - Road Map to xAPI
1 Aug 2017 Mastering the Art of Strategic Selling - in Partnership with Drexel University's Goodwin School of Professional Studies
15 Jul 2017 July 2017 Monthly Workshop - Experiential Learning for High Engagement and Learning
17 Jun 2017 June 2017 Monthly Workshop - Cafeteria Style Learning for Adults
18 May 2017 Gamification for Talent Development - Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice and Engage
3 May 2017 May Workshop - Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast - Brain Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom
22 Apr 2017 April Workshop - Funny Fuel: Gas to Gain Glee in Your Work
25 Mar 2017 March Workshop - Hooked on a Feeling: Amplifying Your Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance
4 Feb 2017 February Workshop - The 6D's of Breakthrough Learning
21 Jan 2017 January Workshop - Mind Over (subject) Matter

Harrisburg University is a proud sponsor of L&D Philadelphia, offering Master’s degrees, certificate programs or individual courses in Instructional Design, Instructional Management, or Games and Simulations. Visit their website to discover more

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