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  • 8 Apr 2018 2:52 PM | Anonymous

    I wish I could say "Spring is in the Air". Mother Nature, though, seems like she doesn't want to stop her annual three to four month fling with Old Man Winter. Yet even as a chill lingers in the air a lot of great events run by our Partner Organizations will heat things up in the coming weeks. That includes:

    • Mid New Jersey ATD - Annual Technology Showcase on April 17th
      • 1pm to 6pm in North Brunswick NJ @ DeVry University
      • Sessions include Augmented Reality, Adaptive Learning, Integrating Mobile and more!
    • Also on April 17, the Leadership & OD SIG from ATD Philadelphia will host it's quarterly meeting - with this quarter's topic of "Talent Development's Role in Creating a 'Best Place to Work' Organization"
    • April 20th, the Philadelphia chapter of NSA will host "Fix Your Business Presentation Description" a in Plymouth Meeting
    • April 25th - Adobe will be holding it's east coast session of it's annual e-Learning conference in Washington DC.
    • Jump Start Your Job Search will hold it's spring event on April 28th in Wayne PA
    • Philly SHRM, Greater Valley Forge SHRM, and Delaware SHRM all have great events coming up from "Linking a Strong Organizational Culture to Strategic Outcomes" to "Painless Surveys: From Asking the Questions to Attacking the Issues".
    • Visuals for Change will host one of it's annual two-day visual design workshops on May 21st and 22nd.
    • Theresa Hummel-Krallinger's Meet the Author Series continues on the 2nd Thursday of each month with a special second session in May.
    Check out these events and more under our "Partner Events" section at ldphilly.com
  • 5 Apr 2018 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Are you a founding member of L&D Philly that signed up when we launched this platform 16 months ago and since then let your membership lapse? Or are you a causal attendee of events that's not sure about the ROI of your membership?

    Well - instead of gushing on an on about the quality of our programs and the many perks of membership - let's give you some cold hard facts:


    • 15 - That's the number of published authors and leaders (through ATD press, Wiley, or other top publishers) we've had facilitate monthly workshops or or Professional Series Seminars in the past 2.5 years, in addition to local experts on topics such as storytelling, using humor in training, emotional intelligence, experiential training, and more!
    • $100s of dollars in a year. That's how much your membership can save you! From discounts on our monthly workshops and Professional Series Seminars, to discounted rates for events (some exclusive) with our partner organization. In fact, in three of our first four monthly workshops this year, discounted opportunities or giveaways were available at each single event worth at least $25. And in case you were wondering who some of our partner organizations are - here's a list:
      • ATD Chapters - Philadelphia, Mid-New Jersey, Eastern PA, Central PA
      • SHRM CHapters - Philadelphia, Delaware, Greater Valley Forge
      • PSPS
      • Philadelphia Chapters of:
        • National Speakers' Assocation
        • Society for Technical Communication
        • Association of Career Professionals
      • Philadelphia Area New Media Assoc. (Panma) 
      • Visuals for Change
      • The Millennial Summit
      • Philadelphia Articulate Storyline User Group
      • Jump Start Your Career
    • $1,000s of dollars you could save over multiple years. That's right - L&D Philly members get discounts on (and exclusive) access to non-accredited courses, workshops, forums, and events from both Drexel University's Goodwin College of Professional Studies as well as Harrisburg University and discounts on technical training classes from locally based Brookwood Media Arts.

    We could drone on and one about more reasons to join/renew today. But we figure, hit them in the wallet and see what happens!
  • 29 Mar 2018 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    If you’re looking to refresh your strategies for supporting L&D, design thinking may provide just the infusion of energy that you need. Design thinking is what we DO as designers and strategists; and there are practices honed in the design thinking movement that can reenergize your creativity and enable you to craft novel solutions.

    In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, you’ll get a chance to play with the tools and techniques of design thinking and experience how they can invigorate your work. You’ll see how design thinking is more than a toolkit, though – it’s a mindset that can transform how you design and facilitate, and it’s an approach that improves the quality of your outputs. The workshop will help you to rediscover the joy of design.

    Through this workshop, you’ll be able to:

    • Transform your approach to assessment with empathizing
    • Generate and play with ideas to produce unique recommendations
    • Use rapid prototyping and iterating to hone your solutions
    • More deeply integrate design thinking into your standard processes

    Join locally based, but internationally recognize Catherine Lombardozzi - Founder of Learning 4 Learning Professionals as she leads the group down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City - better training!


  • 25 Mar 2018 4:30 PM | Anonymous

    John admits that as personalities go, calling him a "planner" would hit the nail in the head. His colleagues call him the project manager of project managers. His girlfriend calls him skippy, but that's not important here.



    The rest of 2018 will deliver a boatload of great programming on top of what we already delivered in just three short months. Now that's news you can use.


    Topics include:


    A whole series of events around career management in the Fall:

    • Blowout Networking Event!
    • Resume & Profile Writing
    • The Job Search & Interview Process
    • Starting/Running Your Own Business - learn from the pros
    • Free/Lost Cost Resources

    Workshops on:
    • Design Thinking
    • VR/AR Development
    • Real-time Collaboration
    • Change Management

    A CLO Roundtable!

    Professional Series Events:
    • Storyline Bootcamp
    • Employee Engagement - Techniques & Strategies
    • Needs Analysis & Project Fundamentals
    And great partner events with:
    • ATD
    • Beacon
    • Association of Career (Management) Professionals
    • Meet the Author
    So stay tuned and be on the look out as we add events to the website. And as always, if you have questions, suggestions, ideas, or feedback - email us at info@ldphilly.com
  • 21 Mar 2018 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Ready to Learn Storyline?

    Join us for a for a full day "Boot Camp" of training in Storyline 360!

    We will begin at the introductory level and continue through the use of layers and triggers. At the conclusion of this class, you will walk away with a complete training module with full content, graphics, audio narration, Knowledge Checks and an assessment. This would be an ideal means of building your portfolio and being better prepared for your next workplace or contractor interview.

    If you are ready to increase your skills and become a more qualified elearning designer and developer, then this one day course is for you. It’s time to make an investment in yourself! 

    Lunch & continental breakfast included
    Exercise files to be provided on the day of the event

    You must be able to download a free trial of Storyline or have it installed on your computer for the workshop.

    Please note - Storyline only runs on PC machines 

    (If you've previously downloaded a free trial of Storyline on your laptop, contact us and we may be able to have Articulate work with you to start a fresh trial!)

  • 12 Mar 2018 11:06 AM | Anonymous

    No, we're not talking about the band. As much as John loves them, the analogy here deals with rolling stones, literally. The well known saying goes "a rolling stone gathers no moss". In modern parlance, that means if you want to get somewhere, you need to move. Idleness, they say, and progress exist as enemies. But how true does that statement prove to be in the end? Sure, if you sit still too long, the world will pass you by and you may not even notice it. But, every stone needs to slow down at times. Every stone needs to enjoy its "stonehood" at various times. Right? Founding and running a professional development group takes courage. And time. And commitment. But alas poor Urich, it also takes patience. And the ability to recognize when to slow certain rocks down and when to speed other ones up. So don't fret the times when you need to recharge. You can't fill up a bucket from an empty well. And rocks without mold on them tend to be dry. And brittle. And boring. And it's a lot harder to climb a rock that's moving, so when trying to lift others up - you got to remember to slow down. And in the end, the rolling stones do provide a good analogy - you can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you get what you need.

  • 3 Mar 2018 11:39 PM | Anonymous

    So....who says the gods are crazy? We decided to take our March monthly workshop completely virtual as a result of the latest round of Mother Nature's fury. Not sure what it was like in the Northern & Western burbs this morning, but it was pretty dry and clear in the city near John. But too late to drag people back to a spot for a meeting, we pressed forward with our virtual format. But divine providence stepped stepped up. Not only did everyone get to sleep in a little later, we heard from our partners at Drexel later in the day that their servers were out till early afternoon. Sometimes...you get the bear.

  • 22 Feb 2018 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    It's official. L&D Philly will be hosting two great workshops as part of Philly Tech Week 2018!


    Join your fellow L&D professionals and everyone else celebrating all things Tech along with the team from award-winning VR/AR company Tipping Point Media as they lead two great sessions on developing and use Virtual and Augmented realities.


    Details about both workshops, registration, and more are posted on our events page. Don't miss out and don't forget to mark your calendars now for Saturday April 28 from 9am to 12pm and Wednesday May 2nd from 6 to 830pm.


    See you there!



  • 2 Apr 2017 10:05 PM | Anonymous

    Our April podcast is now available for live-streaming or download. Listen in as host John Luczkowski interviews and laughs along with our April workshop leader Theresa Hummel-Krallinger. Members can download or live stream the podcast straight from our website. Just log in using your membership credentials and go to the Podcasts page under Member Resources to listen or download for later!

  • 11 Mar 2017 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    On Saturday March 25th, Dr. Michael Brenner will facilitate our monthly workshop on the topic of emotional intelligence and how EQ can assist L&D professionals as they seek to build better solutions for their clients/business partners. As a preview, our March podcast features a lively discussion with Mike on the topics of Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Culture, Resiliency and more. Download or Listen and register for the March workshop today!



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