Volunteers are the essence of a strong, well-run chapter!
ATD Buffalo is successful because of our many amazing volunteers. For many years, volunteers have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Buffalo Chapter by graciously contributing their time, talents, and resources.
Volunteering provides greater networking opportunities, deeper relationships with members, and a chance for professional development.
Make the most of your membership and volunteer with the Programs Committee!
This committee is responsible for the planning, execution and evaluation of monthly programs, workshops, networking events and book club.
Join us for our monthly committee call for the 2017-2018 programs year!
We will be discussing the upcoming programs as well creating teams to help at events.
Note: this will be a virtual web meeting. Instructions to access will be sent via email once registration is complete.
The TD Buffalo Niagara Board of Directors meet monthly throughout the year to discuss chapter business. Meeting minutes are posted on the Chapter’s website.
For the first time ever, there are five different generations in the workforce. Each generation has their own style of communicating and varying expectations for workplace interactions. Regardless of industry, location, or company size, ineffective communications can obstruct information, hinder collaboration, and negatively impact employee satisfaction. In this highly interactive, high-energy keynote, Jan Spence will use her vast knowledge helping companies and individuals take their teamwork, listening, and communication skills to the next level by sharing tips on how to set established protocols and clear processes of communication, thus increasing employee engagement and overall productivity. By the end of the session, participants will have the necessary tools they can implement immediately to successfully navigate the varying and unique needs of a multi-generational workforce.
After this session, participants will:
1. Implement tools and techniques to create synergy amongst the different generations when communicating.
2. Create more productive interactions in the workforce to increase overall engagement levels.
3. Learn how to apply Jan’s “ARC method” to be more succinct and minimize wasted time.
ATD Areas of Expertise
About the Speaker
Jan Horton Spence is an international speaker, consultant, trainer and business coach. With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, the Georgia native has used her vast knowledge in sales, marketing, communications, finances, and business operations to help numerous clients including Pillsbury, Walmart, and Frito-Lay.
Jan and her husband, Mitch, launched the second FiltaFry franchise in the US in 2003. As CEO, Jan built such a successful operation that they were awarded the “2005 Franchisee of the Year” by the International Franchise Association. Meeting their four-year plan, they sold the business in 2007 at 300% ROI. Since then, Jan has circled the globe as a trainer, consultant, and speaker for franchisees, organizations, and companies.
Having been interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine and the Big Dog Morning Show in Jesup, Ga, Jan is known as a unique individual who can lead, organize, and motivate to make a difference in the lives of those she influences. As a member of the National Speakers Association, Jan combines her business experience with her desire to see people live out their God-given purpose through teaching goal-setting, sales, priorities, and financial freedom. Known for her highly interactive, entertaining, and inspirational style, she recently taught in Panama, Romania, Switzerland, and Uganda.
Jan serves on the boards of Meeting Professionals International – North Florida and Compass Finances God’s Way – Florida. She serves on committees with the local Association of Talent Development chapter and is active in her home church of Beach United Methodist in Jacksonville, Florida. She and her husband of seventeen years enjoy traveling the world when not at home attending Jaguars football games and cultural events.
6 Benefits of Teamwork in the Workplace
Workplace Communication: Importance, Strategies & Examples
5 Benefits of Collaboration in the Workplace
Share a cup of coffee, tea or a breakfast smoothie with your peers the last Friday of every month. 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.
Coffee & Connections is free to ATD Buffalo members and non-members! Just plan to BYOC (Buy Your Own Coffee). Let's build our talent community one cup at a time!
Nick Ryberg focuses on the importance of assessment tools in the selection and hiring processes. He provides the “business case” for integrating assessment tools into your organization and the importance of scientifically valid measurement tools in driving business performance. Key points covered include:
Innovation and learning are inseparable. By definition, learning is acquiring the ability to do something new. And similarly, by definition, innovation is the creation and commercialization of something new and different. Learning and innovation are so closely related, they can’t be separated. You can’t have one without the other. Innovative organizations are learning organizations. It’s that simple. This session explores practical application of neuroscience principles to the accelerate learning, enhance memory, and drive breakthrough creativity and innovation. Apply these principles to see learning in your organization skyrocket!
ATD Area of Expertise
Kim Ruyle is President of Inventive Talent Consulting, a Florida-based firm that provides strategic talent management consulting for leading global organizations. He is an Associate in Korn Ferry’s Global Network. Kim has thirty years of experience in HR, OD, and general management. Kim has presented at more than 100 national and international conferences, published dozens of articles and book chapters, served on numerous expert panels and editorial boards, and authored or co-authored five books on talent management. Kim’s academic credentials include three master’s degrees, a PhD, and an Executive Certificate in Applied NeuroLeadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute and Pepperdine University.
True Experts and the Law of Respect
Finding Authentic High Potential Talent in the Crowd
It's All In Your Head: Why Neuroscience is the Key to Talent Development
ATD Buffalo Chapter Code (CHip) 2043
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