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Upcoming events

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dover Downs Conference Center

    Join the Delaware Chapter of SHRM as they Champion Diversity & Inclusion in the First State!  They are excited to host the 1st annual D & I Conference and Award Luncheon on Tuesday, July 11th at Dover Downs. The program will 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 provided for this event!


    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107

    This two day visual thinking training will be facilitated by some brilliant German friends and colleagues on a USA tour! They'll be teaching in various cities throughout their tour + have chosen to stop off in Philly! VISUALS for CHANGE facilitates a similar training about twice per year in NYC focusing on helping you find your style. This training will teach you the specific 'how-to' for the bikablo technique of visual facilitation, providing specific ways to draw + organize your paper. It's always good to learn from different styles!  We're super excited to host Frank + Carola in Philly! No prior drawing experience necessary. 



    (payment plans available, just ask!)

    hosted by VISUALS for CHANGE

    facilitated by bikablo akademie

    L&D Philly Members are eligible for up to a 5% discount. Please reach out to the Board - info@ldphilly.com to receive instructions on redeeming the discount

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Online - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/cd52c307095856f8d746f627e8486654

    3 Reasons to Use Data Analytics


    Make Sound Business Decisions

    Have you ever made an important business decision based on feelings versus fact? What was the end result?

    Regardless of the outcome, professionals who interpret and apply data make more effective business decisions compared to those who don’t. Data-centered organizations also exhibit higher productivity than those which are not data-centered.

    The informational webinar, “3 Reasons to Use Data Analytics to Make Sound Business Decisions” will provide the business rationale for using data analytics as a way to improve the quality of business decisions.

    Dr. Bay Arinze, Professor of Decision Sciences & MIS, LeBow College of Business, will share data analytics insights, use cases and best practices; and answer questions from the audience.

    What You Will Learn:

    · What data analytics is and how it can lead to improved organizational decision making

    · How learning data analytics can upskill your career

    · How to use data analytics to make sound, strategic business decisions

    · Features and benefits of the data analytics tool, Tableau


    Note - L&D Philly Members are eligible for a discount on Drexel University Goodwin School of Professional Studies class: Data Analytics.

    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Best Western Plus, King of Prussia - 127 S Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    So many of our leadership workshops are still fairly traditional (workbook exercises, assessments and .ppt slides). There are more engaging and experiential ways to go. Over the last 20 years, Rich McLaughlin and his colleagues have taken effective Outward Bound type challenges and adapted them for indoor use with corporate groups. They are challenging, engaging, kinesthetic and effective at helping launch conversations about the client’s culture and ways of working by providing an immediate “work cycle” to reflect on.

    Join experiential learning master Rich McLaughlin and master leadership trainer and coach Ken Blackwell for this hands on, interactive session. This workshop will demo a couple of their favorites and give attendees a chance to explore how to frame, execute and debrief these type of exercises for maximum effect.

    This session will allow participants to engage in:

    • Improv exercises for high engagement
    • Progressive exercises that reinforce improve principles of
      • “Yes …and”
      • “Be present…to serve the scene”
      • “Make my teammates look good”
    • A walkthrough of some simple experiential challenges 
    • And discuss uses, tweaking variables, framing, debriefing exercises

    Attendees will walk away with a free copy of Rich's Experiential Activity Book!

    Rich McLaughlin has been an observer and practitioner of innovation and employee engagement processes for over 20 years.  He has over 12,000 hours designing and facilitating leadership and interpersonal skills workshops, innovation explorations and problem-solving with teams to help them jump start their change and innovation efforts.  He has helped teams as small as 8 and departments as large as 100 learn how to blend external developments (to understand where customer needs are moving) with internal employee engagement processes (to show how to stimulate internal experiments and capitalize on those opportunities).  Rich also enjoys showing leaders how to engage employees in driving ongoing innovation in the organization.   He brings an experiential approach in his work with client teams. His client’s value the engaging way he works with their people whether facilitating a leadership workshop, working with a specific team, or challenging employees to be more accountable for the whole.

    Rich spent time learning about instructional design and change management at Accenture, helped Square D Company develop and implement their TQM programs and processes and developed the leadership curriculum and internal consulting practice at Baxter Healthcare during his time as an internal OD practitioner.  The last 8 years of his practice he has been following the intersection of Innovation and Design Thinking.

    Rich received his M.A. in Training and Development for Business from Ohio State University, and has been consulting faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s College of Business since 2000.  He is author of, Rules of Engagement: A Story About How Leaders Can More Effectively Engage Employees. And he co-authored The Experience-Based Learning Guide: Consulting Tools and Exercises that Facilitate team Performance and Learning Through Action.  He is also certified in Rummler-Brache process mapping methodology, MBTI, TMI, CCL’s 360 Benchmarks, the Hermann Brain Dominance Index and the Experience Innovation simulation.

    Ken Blackwell rescues Accidental Leaders - people who unexpectedly found themselves in a leadership position, or who wanted to be a leader but weren't prepared for the challenges.

    Using a simple 5 step process he helps them bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 1 Oct 2017
    • Harrisburg University - 326 Markest Street - Harrisbug PA 17101

    Pennsylvania Hackathon

    Code4PA mission is to promote and expand the network of Pennsylvania technical talent through innovation and technology collaborative events which utilize state and local data to generate ideas, designs, prototypes and apps to increase transparency and efficiency for the public engagement with government.

    Register and subscribe for up to date information at:


    • 4 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Drexel University - LeBow College of Business, 3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - Room TBD

    L&D Philadelphia is please to announced this workshop with none other than Jim & Wendy Kirkpatrick from the ground-breaking Kirkpatrick family. Jim & Wendy continue to pioneer research and application in the training evaluation & performance space taking up the mantel laid down by Jim's father, the late and world-renown Donald Kirkpatrick

    Training is still "on trial," charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organization. Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom.

    Attend this hands-on Kirkpatrick workshop to learn tactics for building programs and initiatives that enhance on-the-job performance and impact the bottom line. The information and activities included in this workshop focus on specific tactics at Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4. You will learn ideas that all professionals can implement in their own organizations.

    Whether you are new to learning and development or an industry veteran, this workshop will teach you the newest and most powerful ways to implement the four levels, directly from the creators of the Kirkpatrick Model.

    Performance Objectives

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    Define the true desired result for any program or initiative.

    Determine specific tactics to influence on-the-job behavior for a program or initiative.

    Integrate elements that enhance on-the-job behavior and bottom-line results into a program planning process.

    Follow-up: Free online resources guide; virtual badge that you can use to advertise your new credential as a workshop participant

    We will be hosting a Fall Networking event after the workshop at Landmark Bar&Grill on Market and 33rd Street. You can register for both events to save money on the networking event.

    Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick is the Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. He is a thought leader in training evaluation and the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model. 

    Using his 15 years of experience in the corporate world, including eight years as a training manager, Jim trains and consults for corporate, government, military and humanitarian organizations around the world. He is passionate about assisting learning professionals in redefining themselves as strategic business partners to become a viable force in the workplace.

    Jim delivers lively keynote addresses and conducts workshops on topics including maximizing business results, creating powerful training and evaluation strategies, building and leveraging business partnerships and increasing the transfer of learning to on-the-job behaviors.

    Jim co-authored three books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Model. He also has written three books with his wife, Wendy, including Training on Trial. Jim and Wendy also served as the subject matter experts for the United States Office of Personnel Management’s Training Evaluation Field Guide: Demonstrating the Value of Training at Every Level.

    • 4 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Landmark Americana Bar & Grill - 3333 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Join us for our Fall Networking events. 

    Meet other great training professionals from the Greater Philadelphia area.

    Appetizers will be served.

    Get a chance to win some great prizes and also, if you can't make it out to our Professional Series event, get a chance to meet the great Jim Kirkpatrick.

    • 5 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 6 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dover Downs, Dover DE

    Delaware SHRM State Conference Committee and its affiliates invite you to attend the 17th Annual 2017 Delaware State SHRM Conference on October 5th and 6th, 2017 at Dover Downs in Dover, DE.

    For more details & registration, visit: https://deshrm.site-ym.com/mpage/2017DESHRMConf

    The annual conference provides engaging educational sessions and networking opportunities in a professional setting with Human Resource professionals in the tri-state area.

    Registration includes:

    A full two day conference

    Two Keynote speakers and concurrent sessions

    The opportunity to earn SHRM Professional Development Credits in addition to HR Certification Institute recertification credits.

    Lunch on both days, Awards and Scholarship luncheons.

    Expanded Sponsorship and Exhibitor Hall

    Thursday Networking and Cocktail Event

    Refreshment Breaks

    Complimentary WiFi

    Group rate for hotel stay at Dover Downs Hotel

    Call Dover Downs Hotel Reservations at 800.711.5882

    Reference Group Code GSHR17

    Daily rate is $119.00 plus tax/fee (valid 10/4 & 10/5)

    Book by September 12th to be guaranteed group rate

    Guests will receive a 20% Topper Discount and $25.00 in Free Slot Play (first-time Capital Club members eligible)


    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Crystal Team Room, Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Sq Philadelphia PA 19107

    LD Philly members can register as Alliance Partnership attendees to receive a discounted rate! 

    To register visit: http://www.peopleandstrategy.org/2017lf


    Building a Culture of Originality, Generosity and Resilience

    "One of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers!"

    Adam Grant is Wharton's top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers, Fast Company's 100 most creative people in business, the world's 40 best business professors under 40, Fortune's "40 Under 40," HR's most influential international thinkers, and one of Malcolm Gladwell's favorite thinkers.

    Join us at the 11th annual PSPS Leadership Forum on October 10th to hear Adam’s in-depth discussion based on more than a decade of his research and consulting, Adam will address these questions:

    • How can leaders overcome fear and doubt to build cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback?

    • Why do late entrants typically beat first movers, friendly managers end up being the least supportive, devil’s advocates often backfire, but contrarian opinions retain value even when they’re wrong?

    • Why are the values that help organizations prosper early on the same ones that thwart their growth later?

    • What are the key strategies for building a culture of productive generosity?

    • What does it take to develop productive interactions, and how can leaders, managers and employees use this understanding to build richer networks, more innovative teams and more rewarding service relationships?

    • How can organizations improve practices around selection and hiring, recognition and rewards to boost revenue, efficiency and satisfaction?

    Grant is the author of two New York Times best-selling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller and one of Amazon's best books of February 2016. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal-as well as one of Oprah's Riveting Reads and Harvard Business Review's ideas that shaped management. Grant's third book, Option B with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, debuts in April (2017) on facing adversity and building resilience.

    Grant's studies have been highlighted in best-selling books such as Quiet by Susan Cain, Drive and To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.

    To register visit: http://www.peopleandstrategy.org/2017lf

    LD Philly members can register as alliance partnership attendees means and receive a discounted rate. Specifically, the rate is $170 if registered on or before July 14th and then $200 after the early bird.


“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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