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ATD Long Island Chapter Special Announcement:

A Message from ATD-LI President, Stephanie Burke

Dear Members and Friends of ATD-LI,

We all now have a heightened sense of awareness regarding the need for containment of the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  ATD-LI began plans last week to convert already planned in-person meetings to virtual internet based activities to protect our members, student organizations, presenters and all attendees from potential health risks. We now have the following Webinars scheduled for the upcoming weeks. (For more details and to register please visit our website at www.ATDLI.com).

Monday, March 23, 2020 (5:30 pm)

Webinar: Finding Visual Metaphors at the Museum

Paola Campus will share her insights into incorporating visual metaphors and imagery into your E-Learning and presentations.

About the Presenter:

Paola Campos is a Learning Experience Designer at PM Pediatrics and an experienced Instructional Design consultant at Paola Campus Instructional Design Services.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Regional Webinar Series: Evaluating AI Tools for Hiring and Talent Development

This session will present some of the basics around AI tools and present a systematic approach to evaluating their efficacy and usage in organizations.

During this session, attendees will learn how to evaluate potential AI tools, assess vendor’s claims regarding an AI tool and how to conduct a validity study of a pre-hire assessment

About the Presenter:

As co-founder and Principal Consultant with Talent Metrics, Sy Islam collaborates with organizations through consulting engagements in his areas of expertise (training and development, selection, survey design, performance management, and team building). He is also currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Farmingdale State College. Sy is a passionate advocate for the fields of I-O Psychology and training when he’s not teaching or consulting.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm)

Webinar: Launch your Learning Career Advice Panel

Talent development is a growing field. Many students and working professionals are hoping to enter the field but need some guidance. This career panel is designed to help professionals at all levels learn how to navigate a career in learning! Bring your questions and ideas to this virtual panel hosted by the ATD Long Island Student Special Interest Group (SIG) at Hofstra University!

About the Panelists:

Stephanie Cusumano, an Organizational Development Coordinator at Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

Sarah Sprott, Human Resources Manager at the Hemsley Charitable Trust.

Myia Williams, PhD is a Research Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Northwell Health.

Moderator:  James Wolfe, leads a team as a Graduate Assistant in the Course and Teacher Ratings department at Hofstra University, while preparing to graduate with his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in May 2020.

The ATD Forte Regional Conference has been postponed until August 28, 2020.

We continue to work on additional virtual programming events so visit our website often for more updates.

It can be difficult to remain calm and stay focused during this time of uncertainty. It is normal to experience anxiety and fear as the situation continues to escalate. I have returned to practicing meditation to help me deal with these feelings. Following your breath and focusing inward helps to mitigate stress. (Try the free app Insight Timer or Calm.) Exercise, eat well and avoid excessive use of alcohol. Use a gratitude journal. Focus on what you can do and follow the precautions that are being prescribed by the experts who are studying the situation to protect your health and your loved ones. Look out for those near you who may be alone or at high risk.  Together we will get through this by supporting each other as a community and be stronger for it.

If you have any questions please contact me at atdlimembership@gmail.com

Warm regards,


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