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  • 18 Oct 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    I said it once and I'll say it again - you are only as good as the tools you in your toolbox. And let's face it - most of us do not possess an unlimited budget. So bring your favorite low-cost or free design, photo/video/audio editing, project management, or other tool with you to our next workshop on November 10th and share it with the crowd! And see what others' use to get the job done and done well, without breaking the bank! Details and information here on our website. Plus, get a tour of Harrisburg University's brand new Philadelphia campus at 16th and Spring Garden. And as a special bonus - learn about Padcaster - an all-in-one portable video studio that gives you production quality while only using your....iPad!!!!! #design #instructionaldesign #freeresources

  • 16 Oct 2018 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for low-cost or free resources for your instructional design, communication, employee engagement, or related projects? Join L&D Philly for a Open-Mic session on Saturday November 10th at Harrisburg University's beautiful new Philadelphia campus! Information and registration here on our website!

  • 9 Oct 2018 12:15 PM | Anonymous

    Don't miss our first October Monthly Workshop this coming Saturday, 10/13, from 9am to 12pm at Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies. Join a group of seasoned, experienced, and successful small business owners about being your own boss and making it work. Details & Registration here on our website.


  • 4 Oct 2018 9:16 PM | Anonymous

    When it comes to your career/business you fall into one of only a few categories. You either run your own business or you want to one day. Or...you currently have a job or you need on (or are looking for one while employed)

    Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, check out L&D Philly's one-two punch of TWO Monthly Workshops this October.

    On Saturday October 13th from 9am to 12pm at Drexel University it's "Be Your Own Boss -Expert Advice on Running a Successful Business". Listen, interact with, and ask questions of a panel of highly successful small business owners and consultants with 10,15,20,25 or more years of experience, including financial, tax, and marketing experts. If you run your own business, live as a consultant, or spend your days as a contractor - you not get a better opportunity to meet the pros!

    On Saturday October 20th, again from 9 to 12 at Drexel it's "Job Market 2019 - a State of the Union". Come and meet and learn from and get sage advice from a panel of seasoned talent acquisition leaders and career coaches about the current marketplace, recruiting trends, tools, resume tips, and notes on how to find the job you want, land the interview, and knock it out of the park!

    Information and registration here on our site!

  • 6 Sep 2018 8:37 AM | Anonymous

    It's supposed to be in the 90's again in Philly today but head into the low 70's by this weekend. So while Summer may be close to over, L&D Philly is just starting to heat up. We have a slate of great events this Fall. It all starts with our 2018 HR/Training/Talent Networking Extravaganza on the evening of September 11th at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. Then, we start a series of 4 great Saturday workshops on career management related topics - resume writing, starting your own business, job searching, and free/low-cost resources for designers. And, we have a great offering from our Professional Series Seminar with Joe Willmore focused on designing training that impacts employee performance on October 4th. Check out the full lineup here on our website, mark your calendars, tell a friend, and register today!



  • 30 Aug 2018 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    “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 - as we kick start the fall with a night of excitement, elegance, and best of all - freebies! 

    Information & registration here on our website!

  • 23 Aug 2018 11:39 AM | Anonymous

    When people ask why companies need a training department or team, what answer do you give? Can you articulate clearly and convincingly what role a trainer or instructional designer plays in an organization in 2018?

    Let's face it - in the business world, training can seem like a luxury to many. And as we all know, when times get tough, training usually suffers one of the first blows as staff gets cut. So before the next economic downturn happens or your organization suffers a setback, why not invest time in your own career development and learn how to answer that first question with confidence?

    If your job duties include words or phrases like “training,” “organizational,” “human resources,” or “performance,” you need to attend our October 4th Professional Series Seminar. Local expert Joe Willmore, fresh off a wave of global engagements with ATD, will guide participants through a one-day seminar on how to analyze and design for employee performance. Whether you’re new in the field or a grizzled veteran (or even if you lack grizzle), you’re sure to learn something surprising. With limited space available, register today to ensure your seat! Information & Registration here on our website.


  • 16 Aug 2018 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Yes, new research shows that 85% of all jobs get filled through networking. So if you're actively looking for a job, considering exploring new options, or just open to meeting new people and building your army of connections , join L&D Philly for our 2018 HR/Training/Talent Networking Extravaganza on September 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Pyramid Club of Philadelphia. Great people, great food, great food, and great games & giveaways. Don't miss your chance to land your next job! Information & Registration here on our website!

  • 19 Jul 2018 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Which one of these did you want to be when you grew up?: 

    • A instructional designer 
    • An OD practitioner 
    • A business consultant
    • An HR partner 


    We're going to guess option E - none of the above. A lot of people back their way into a job and a career. Our resumes may look neat and tidy, but our lives, and our careers, really are not. 


    If you find yourself at work wearing a hat that includes word or phrases like "training", "organizational", "human resources", "performance", and you don't have a formal background in instructional design or education, you belong at this event. Local expert Joe Willmore, fresh off of a wave of global engagements with ATD, will guide participants through a day long seminar on how to analyze and design for employee performance.

    Part one will focus on front-end analysis. With a very hands-on approach, you will learn to to identify and quantify business goals, assess performance, create objectives in measurable terms, and spot and fix performance gaps.

    Part two will zoom in specifically on performance gaps and understanding top performers. This more detailed, focus session will give you guided practice in using the tools and techniques experts use to diagnose, remedy, and measure employees' work on the job. In addition, you will learn that the fastest way to improve performance is to identify exemplars/top performers, and also how to observe, measure, and interact with them so that their success can be translated into a formula that works for others.


    Registration opening soon. In the meantime, check out the other great events coming this Fall!

  • 14 Jul 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Christine (Chris) Young & Julia Urbanchuk for a great session on Change Management. From basic, but essential change management models to heretic view points - aka, you can't "manage people through change" in a workplace, an awesome, fun, and interactive event for L&D Philly.


    Check out or fall events and don't miss our CLO panel on Wednesday July 25th

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