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    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Pyramid Club of Philadelphia - 1735 Market Street, 19103
    • 55

    Event Description

    “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 The Philadelphia 2018 HR, Training, & Talent Networking Extravaganza on September 11, 2018!

    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!

    Join L&D Philly and our partner organizations - ATD Philadelphia, ATD Mid-New Jersey, Philly SHRM, Greater Valley Forge HRA, Delaware SHRM, Beacon, The Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy, the Philadelphia Chapters of: The Society of Technical Communication, the National Speakers' Association, the Association of Career Professionals, the Philadelphia Area New Media Association, Visuals for Change, the Center for Millennial Engagement, and others as we kick start the fall with a night of excitement, elegance, and best of all - freebies!


    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, and host of Meet the Author - Theresa Hummel-Krallinger.

    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 our Basket Raffle - where you could win a business or L&D starter library, tickets to Meet the Author, a free DISC assessment, a free resume consultation, free career coaching sessions, a free professional headshot, or other great prizes!


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

    Those with severe dietary restrictions can contact us at info@ldphilly.com


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    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Temple Ambler Campus - Learning Center - Room 209

    A lot of what is written about resumes on the Internet is good advice, but a lot of it is outdated, confusing, or just plain wrong. On September 22, learn from the wisdom and insights of someone who’s trained hundreds of professionals and graduate students to become more competitive in today’s employment marketplace – Kim Neubauer.

    In this hands-on workshop, Kim will discuss ways to get your resume noticed. You will hear what employers really care about and why they might pass over a resume. Expect to receive peer feedback on the current version of your resume and leave with renewed confidence.

    Please Note: You must bring copies of your (printed) resume with you.

    Don't miss out! Join the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia in conjunction with the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Career Professionals for this timely and well designed chance to add that extra level of polish to your resume!

    Kim Neubauer designs and facilitates learning solutions that raise the bar on service excellence, develop leaders, improve job performance, and foster more productive job searches. Her ability to focus on business objectives, establish a safe learning climate, deliver effective feedback, and ask good questions has empowered others with new insights and perspectives, confidence, and better results in their lives and work.

    Kim is known for helping clients appreciate and leverage cultural and personality differences. In addition to being certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, her extensive global experience contributes to increased productivity and openness when working with diverse populations.

    Her specialties include: customer service, team building, training of trainers, diversity, inclusion, supervisory training, MBTI, Peace Corps, career transitions, and leadership development.

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pyramid Club 1735 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Join L&D Philly and our partner - Theresa Hummel-Krallinger - for her monthly Meet the Author series this October. This month, Theresa features local business & training leader Peter Demarest to chat about his latest book - "Answering the Central Question".


    Breakthrough: “A significant shift in thinking that removes barriers, reveals possibilities, and leads to unprecedented results.”

    When was the last time you experienced a breakthrough?

    George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their thinking cannot change anything.”

    In other words, breakthrough results require breakthrough thinking.

    Our featured author for this evening, Peter Demarest, is the author of Answering The Central Question. He is a leading pioneer in the science and application of neuro-axiology (brain science + value science) and the co-founding president of Axiogenics, LLC.

    Endorsing Peter’s book, Stephen R. Covey (of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People fame) wrote: “Every once in a while, a book comes along that fundamentally shifts our perspective of what life, love, and leadership are all about – it’s ALL about adding value! Based in the groundbreaking science of applied neuro-axiology, this book reveals the how-to principles for … creating a truly extraordinary life.”

    If you want to create an extraordinary life or breakthrough results in any aspect of your life or work, there are three things you need to do:

    • Learn the basic principles of value dynamics
    • Adopt a “valuegenic” mindset
    • Develop the skills of Cognitive Self-Leadership

    Touching on the science, but focusing on actionable principles and practices, Peter’s first goal for this evening is that attendees will experience “a significant shift in thinking that removes barriers, reveals possibilities, and leads to unprecedented results.” His second goal is to provide attendees with a set of three simple, but powerful, practices that they can put to immediate work in their daily life to help them produce those unprecedented results.

    Whether you are looking to improve some aspect of own life or are an executive leader seeking to take your entire organization to new levels of performance, this promises to be an evening of extraordinary value.


    To register for the event: Click Here

    Event Details:

    • Light Appetizers Served
    • Discounted Parking available at 1700 Market or the Sonesta Hotel
    • You must bring photo ID to enter the Mellon building
    • Tell security you are going to the Pyramid Club and they'll direct you
    • Business Casual attire required
    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Join the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Career Professionals (ACP) for the first of two great workshops in October.

    Thinking of starting your own business? Maybe you’re contemplating starting your own consulting gig or toying with the idea of living life as a contractor. Whether you’re wondering what it would be like to run your own business or have already started down that path, join us for a fun, engaging, and truthful discussion on what it takes to be your own boss. Our panel will include individuals who are currently making it on their own as well as financial and marketing experts who can help make the journey a little easier.

    No matter what your dream, fulfilling it takes hard work and dedication.  Let us help get you a little closer to achieving it!

    Facilitator - Ken Blackwell - CEO of InKlaritas


    • Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana - CEO of Millennial Ventures
    • Judy West - CEO of English That Works
    • Liz Nover - ID Specialist & Contractor to the Stars
    • John Shimp - Private Wealth Advisor and Managing Director - RidgePoint Financial
    • Ed Hunter - CEO - Life in Progress Coaching
    • Dale Power - Marketing & Social Media Strategist
    • Lesley Katz - CEO - Leveraging Financial Knowledge

    That’s why we’re going to ask a panel of local experts who started and built successful businesses to offer you advice and answer your questions. Between our panelists there's over 100 years of small business knowledge and experience.


                                  Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana- CEO of Millennial Ventures

    Dr. Brandi Baldwin-rana is a Leadership Psychologist and serial entrepreneur. She leads the executive team at Millennial Ventures Holdings, sharing her philosophy on millennial engagement, leadership development, and a concept that she calls "career freedom". Dr. Brandi is tapped by organizations like Comcast, Discover, and the Federal Government to provide her unconventional insights on creating inclusive workplaces, attracting and retaining millennial talent, teaching HR leaders to think like business leaders. She has been highlighted in the Philadelphia Business Journal's "People on the Move" campaign, and was appointed to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's Millennial Advisory Commission in 2017.

    Judy West - CEO & Founder - English That Works Inc.

    Judy West created English That Works, Inc. in 1997 to address the corporate communication skill needs of professionals with international backgrounds. She designs and delivers training and customized coaching that increase the visibility, credibility, and effectiveness of high-potential performers in major global pharmaceutical and financial services companies. She is a frequent invited presenter for professional affinity groups and is a former co-leader of ATD's Trainers Edge SIG.

    Liz Nover - ID Specialist & Contractor to the Stars

    Liz Nover is a lifelong educator who made the transition to workplace learning. This was a subtle career shift in her opinion, but it was difficult to convince prospective employers that she had the skills and mindset they required. Starting from a return to school, involvement in professional associations, and a graduate student internship at age 51, she assumed progressively more responsible contract roles in Instructional Design, and has gradually built her credibility in the field. Liz will share the highlights of her path, and the challenges and joys (yes, there are some!) of consulting.

    John Shimp - Private Wealth Advisor and Managing Director - RidgePoint Financial

    John J. Shimp, CFP®, CRPC®, APMA®, CDFA™, CLTC, CFS is a Private Wealth Advisor and Managing Partner of RidgePoint Financial Partners™, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He began his career over 16 years ago as an employee advisor, promoted to district manager and since 2007 an independent franchisee of Ameriprise. His business was built organically and he now helps lead a branded team of ten financial advisors and eight support staff. They collectively manage and/or advise nearly $1B of client assets. He is Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association, active volunteer for various organizations, St. Joseph St. Robert School Advisory Board (Current Chairman), Boy Scouts of America, Cub Pack 318 Committee Chair, and spent over 21 years on the board of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (Former Vice Chair). A Philadelphia native and proud alum of St. Joseph’s University, Shimp now resides in Bucks County with his wife, Carolyn, and two children, Connor and Kelsey.

    Ed Hunter - CEO - Life in Progress Coaching

    Ed is an experienced Executive and Career coach. He works with clients privately and confidentially to reach their most important goals in areas such as: Career change & career growth; Job search, including resumes, interviewing, networking, recruiters, etc.; Beginning a new role or job challenge; Building leadership skills; Improving self-awareness; Navigating stress, including difficult work relationships; Managing work/life balance; He believes in coaching and training the whole person. In each session, he is am fully present and deeply intuitive, but is also grounded in the real world. He believes you can accomplish your dreams... if you are willing to pay the realistic price it takes to get there.

    Dale Power - Marketing & Social Media Strategist

    Dale works best with business owners who provide excellent products or services to their clients and who find their markets getting very competitive OR who who want to grow and realize they need to widen their presence in their marketplace.They want to build solid marketing programs. They are collaborative, smart, driven, love to achieve success, learners, and .....have a sense of humor. She works with them starting on brand and plan then execution so they can BE FIRST.

    Lesley Katz - CEO - Leveraging Financial Knowledge

    Lesley F Katz, CPA, is the founder and owner of Leveraging Financial Knowledge, LLC.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics at Ursinus College, before earning her Post Baccalaureate degree in Accounting from ASU West, and Certificate in Financial Planning from Temple University.  With over 20 years of experience in industry and public practice, Lesley is driven to empower others to take control of their own lives with Financial-LifeSkills™.  Lesley supports the community through participation in the Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce, PEO - a women’s philanthropic educational organization, and performing with three community orchestra’s in the area as a violinist. 

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Maybe you feel comfortable with your current position. And maybe...just maybe...you feel like you career couldn’t possibly be going any better.

    Stop. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment.

    Even in the midst of a great career, unexpected things happen. That’s why the best time to think about finding a new job is when you already have one. Don’t wait for the economy to tank again to think about your current trajectory and where you want to go. Proactive work today can set you up for success, even if it’s years down the line!

    Join the Learning & Development professionals of Greater Philadelphia and an all-star panel of locally-based recruiters on October 20th  for an in-depth look at the current job market. Hear from individuals who interact with candidates every day about the trends going on right now. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about professional profiles, interviewing tips, hiring practices, and much more!


    Cathy Sands - Manager of Talent Acquisition - Performance Development Group

    Cathy is the Manager of TA at Performance Development Group (known to us training people as PDG). A consulting, instructional design, and training firm with global reach, PDG partners closely with contractors to bolster staff in developing and delivering custom design, world class learning solutions for their clients. As head of TA, Cathy oversees recruitment for both internal positions as well as leading the company's efforts and attracting and retaining it's large cadre of consultants that help support specific projects.

    Thomas Thornton - Director - Talent Acquisition - Comcast

    Tom currently serves as a Director of Talent Acquisition for Comcast Business, the multi-billion dollar wing of Comcast that provides the best internet, video, and voice services to hundreds of thousands of companies across the country. Previous to Comcast, Tom held positions as a recruiter for several other organizations such as Burlington Stores and Tri-Worth Solutions in addition, serving as account manager for CareerBuilder. Tom is a proud graduate of both Ohio State University as well as Temple University.

    Matthew Brown - Global Talent Manager - TE Connectivity

    Matt currently serves as the global leader of Talent Acquisition for TE Connectivity, a $13 billion dollar global technology and manfacturing leader. Formerly, Matt served as a Talent Acquisition Manager fro Aramark's Facilities and Healthcare Sector, recruiting senior level field positions across HR, Sales, Marketing, and Finance. A graduate of Penn State, Matthew is an avid athlete and proud father.

    • 8 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pyramid Club 1735 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Join L&D Philly and our partner - Theresa Hummel-Krallinger - for her monthly Meet the Author series this November. This month, Theresa features  Dave Bookbinder tand his new book - "The New ROI - Return on Individuals".

    More information & registration link to come!

    Event Details:

    • Light Appetizers Served
    • Discounted Parking available at 1700 Market or the Sonesta Hotel
    • You must bring photo ID to enter the Mellon building
    • Tell security you are going to the Pyramid Club and they'll direct you.
    • Business Casual attire required
    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • TBD

    Moment of Truth: Not all business professionals get access to unlimited budgets. Okay, no one really does. Somewhere, sometime, we all end up searching for a tool or resource to help us get the job done. Not all tools, though, bring the same value. And every job requires a different tool or toolkit. So where can we find the best free or low-cost resources to help us achieve our goals? Well, we could spend countless hours searching on the internet. Or posting in vein on LinkedIn. But wouldn't it be awesome to find things from our peers - to hear and see what others use when their budgets run dry?

    Join the Learning & Development professionals for this one of a kind event in November. Open mic time! Bring your favorite tool(s) and get 5-7 minutes to talk about it in front of your peers, showcasing how it works and how it helps you claim "mission accomplished". Topics include:

    • Project Management Tools
    • Timelines
    • e-Learning Development Tools
    • Other development tools
    • Audio/Video editing
    • Text to speech tools
    • Stock - Photos, Video, Sound, etc - 
    • Budget & project tracking
    • Other ideas?

    Everyone who registers and wants to demo a product - please contact us at info@ldphilly.com We'll provide you with a rubric to follow so you stay within your allotted time and provide the most value to your peers as you demonstrate your wares. 

Past events

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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