Back by Popular Demand!
Want to work on your facilitation skills and receive immediate, constructive and caring feedback? OR - Do you want to see great new and experimental content AND learn how to provide constructive and caring feedback?
The Open Mic for Learning Professionals Special Interest Group is perfect for you!
Did you miss the wildly successful Open Mic SIG hosted by Rich Products in February? You're in luck! We are doing it again!
This time the event is being hosted by Curbell and is FREE for ATD Members. Lite Fare and Drinks will be provided. Register today!!
Map/Directions to Curbell
7 Cobham Drive,
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Talk, share, grow, and recharge at ATD Buffalo Niagara's monthly networking Coffee & Connections event.
This casual setting is a place to share best practices, explore ideas, develop and refine your work, and brainstorm solutions for challenges you're facing.
Building our talent development community one cup at a time!
During this Employee Learning week Event, Brett Spusta from Instructure will share the philosophy of why understanding what drives your employees matters. Attend and you will learn:
About the Presenter
Brett Spusta is passionate about employee development and engagement. After completing an MBA in Sustainable Innovation in Vermont, Brett headed west to join Instructure and help organizations better understand how to enable and engage their employees.
During his time at Instructure, he has been excited to witness the shift from compliance and onboarding focused training programs to a holistic Employee Development Strategy. Brett enjoys working with companies to modernize their talent management strategy and improve communication between managers and employees through career conversations, performance feedback, and effective training.
Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting
Thinking about starting your own consulting business? Need advice before taking the leap? The new gig economy has fueled the fire of going solo. Join Elaine Biech and Halelly Azulay, two successful TD entrepreneurs and authors, for a provocative webinar about what it takes to go solo and thrive. Based on our 50+ years of combined experience, you’ll gain valuable tips, tools, and activities to help you decide if you’re ready to strike out on your own.
About the speakers
Elaine Biech is a consultant, trainer, and author of The Washington Post #1 best seller, The Art and Science of Training. She has four decades of experience and published more than 80 books including two classics in the consulting industry: The Business of Consulting and The Consultant’s Quick Start Guide. Her company, ebb associates inc, started as a custom-designed training business and now helps large global companies work through large scale change. Elaine is a dedicated lifelong learner who believes that excellence isn’t optional and has had the privilege of helping hundreds of trainers become consultants. The recipient of numerous professional awards, Elaine is a consummate training professional who has been instrumental in leading the talent development profession during most of her career.
Halelly Azulay is a consultant, trainer, and leadership development strategist at TalentGrow. She brings 25+ years of experience in training and development including 13 years as a training consulting business owner. Halelly is the author of two books, Employee Development on a Shoestring and Strength to Strength. She has contributed to numerous training books such as ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development, The ASTD Handbook, and The Art and Science of Training. She offers actionable leadership insights on her blog and her leadership podcast, the TalentGrow Show, where she has interviewed such legends as Daniel Pink, Dr. Beverly Kaye, Elliott Masie, and many more. Halelly is a sought-after volunteer leader and mentor in the talent development industry.
As part of Employee Learning Week - Join us for a fun social learning event at Painting with a Twist! We will learn how to create an amazing piece of artwork, learn about our instructors learning journey, and have fun together!
How to join us for the event:
Please share with your friends, family, co-workers!
**The November 2020 Coffee Connections event is taking place on the 3rd Friday instead of the 4th Friday to accommodate the Thanksgiving Holiday (and Black Friday, of course!).
**The December 2020 Coffee Connections event will take place on the 3rd Friday instead of the 4th Friday to accommodate the Christmas Holiday (and the sugar plumbs dancing in your heads). Cheers!
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