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  • 20 Oct 2015 1:20 PM | Sayeedul Islam (Administrator)

    Here's our recap of the September 2015 ATD LI meeting! Enjoy! 


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  • 15 Apr 2015 12:52 PM | Anonymous

    Click on the link to access the blog: ATD Long Island Meeting March 18th 2015.pdf

  • 01 Apr 2015 7:12 PM | Anonymous


    Click the following link to access the blog post for the February ATD Long Island Meeting: ATD Long Island Meeting February 24th 2015 PDF.pdf


  • 10 Feb 2015 11:39 AM | Sayeedul Islam (Administrator)

    ATD Long Island Meeting January 21st 2015

    The Games Trainers Play: Learning and Play in Training and Development

    By Ryan Rosiello 

    At the first meeting of 2015, ATD LI president Dr. Sy Islam facilitated a workshop about the effective use of games in training and e-learning.  During this session, attendees played several games and reviewed them through a guided group discussion.


    Most of the attendees thought the topic for this session was interesting, engaging, and organized.  Additionally, all respondents thought Dr. Islam was very knowledgeable about the topic. 


    The attendees generally thought the session was relevant and that they would apply the topic back on the job.  However, there were a few respondents who were neutral on the relevance of the topic and their likelihood of applying it back on the job.

       

    Most of the respondents felt the networking time at the beginning of the event was useful. They were also likely or very likely to recommend ATDLI to others. 


    The ratings indicate that attendees enjoyed having the session at Panera Bread.  The majority of respondents gave good or excellent ratings for the staff, the quality of the room and food, and the venue in general.   

    Other Comments:

    • 1.       The presenter was very welcoming and engaging.  It was my first event and I will be back to another.
    • 2.       Great location!
    • 3.       Other topics should include building consulting business and the green revolution (environment)

    Please join us for our next meeting on February 24th at the TEC Resource Center.  Marc Miller will be facilitating a workshop on "Developing Talent along the Introvert-Extrovert Continuum." We hope to see you there!


  • 20 Mar 2014 10:22 AM | Sayeedul Islam (Administrator)
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    Welcome back to the ASTD Long Island blog! We had a great event last month hosted by Lisa Cummins at CA Technologies. Her husband, Dennis Cummins was our presenter for the month. Dennis began speaking and training professionally in 2005. He serves as an International Lead Trainer for Peak Potentials and Success Resources. He coaches professional speakers and trainers on how to exponentially increase their sales and effectiveness.


    Dennis’s presentation was entitled “Creating and Delivering Training and Programs That Entertain, Educate and Excite”. He gave advice on how to deliver a training that was physically, mentally, and spiritually engaging. He also advised that trainers spend time discussing the role of context in the ability of learners to learn.

    We began a new system of collecting feedback with this meeting. We used a Google form to deliver an electronic survey. We welcome any feedback about this system that you might have. Please let us know how you feel about using an internet-based event evaluation system in the comments below.

    Overall, feedback about the event was very positive. Charts summarizing the responses are below. What I really wanted to focus on from these results is that our members really see the value of ASTD Long Island as an event where learning and networking can happen. Our recommendation rate is quite high and I hope that everyone brings a colleague, a friend, or a boss to one of our meetings to see the value of ASTD Long Island

    How well organized was the presentation?

    Very organized


    67%

    Organized


    33%

    Neither organized nor disorganized


    0%

    Disorganized


    0%

    Very disorganized


    0%

    How engaging was the presentation?

    Very engaging


    67%

    Engaging


    22%

    Neither engaging nor unengaging


    0%

    Unengaging


    11%

    Very unengaging


    0%


    How relevant was the presentation to your work?

    Very relevant


    33%

    Relevant


    33%

    Neither relevant nor irrelevant


    11%

    Irrelevant


    0%

    Very irrelevant


    22%



    How interested were you in the topic?

    Very interested


    33%

    Interested


    56%

    Neither interested nor uninterested


    0%

    Uninterested


    0%

    Very uninterested


    11%



    How knowledgeable was the presenter in the topic area?

    Very knowledgeable


    44%

    Knowledgeable


    33%

    Neither knowledgeable nor not knowledgeable


    11%

    Not knowledgeable


    0%

    Not very knowledgeable at all


    11%


    How likely is it that you will use what you learned from the presentation in your own work?

    Very likely


    22%

    Likely


    44%

    Neither likely nor unlikely


    11%

    Unlikely


    0%

    Very unlikely


    22%



    How likely is it that you will recommend ASTD-Long Island to a friend?

    Very likely


    78%

    Likely


    22%

    Neither likely nor unlikely


    0%

    Unlikely


    0%

    Very unlikely


    0%


    How useful was the networking session at the beginning of the event?

    Very useful


    11%

    Useful


    89%

    Neither useful nor not useful


    0%

    Not useful


    0%

    Useless


    0%


    As always we asked for feedback about the ASTD Competencies that you want highlighted in future events. The top two choices were Learning Technologies and Training Delivery. If there are any other topics that you might want please feel free to comment below. We hope our upcoming meeting, a presentation by Rick Lepsinger from OnPoint Consulting about “Leading Virtual Teams” meets both the learning technology and training delivery competencies that our members really seem to want.

    In addition to our upcoming meeting please check out some new job postings located here. We’d love to see more members submit job postings, RFPs, and potential consulting opportunities. Please feel free to reach out to Linda Berke at linda@taylorperformance.com or Sy Islam at IOSyIslam@gmail.com

    We look forward to seeing you at our next meet on March 26th! Be sure to pre-register here!

  • 08 Mar 2014 4:15 PM | Anonymous
    Virtual teams are becoming more common in today's workplace. Colleagues on a given team are often be separated by time-zones or across continents thanks to advances in technology. Effective leadership is critical where these communication challenges are a factor. ASTD Long Island's next event, scheduled for March 26th is intended to help enhance the performance of virtual leaders and provide information for those whose job it is to develop virtual leaders.

    Our guest speaker, Rick Lepsinger will cover:
    • The Virtual Challenge
    • The RAMP Model (Relationships, Accountability, Motivation and Purpose and Process):
    • Characteristics of Effective Virtual Leaders
    • What Good Looks Like: Characteristics of Top Performing Virtual Teams
    • No Trust, No Team: Building Trust Remotely (Relationships)
    • Enhancing the Level of Accountability Among Remote Team Members (Accountability)
    • Enhancing Communication and Managing Effective V-Meetings (Purpose and Process)
    • Best Practices for Leading From a Distance

    ASTD:LI events offer terrific learning and networking opportunities for training and development professionals. You gain additional benefits as a member, and joining the chapter can be done easily online. Follow our chapter discussions on Twitter via #astdli, or reach any member of the Board of Directors here.

  • 01 Feb 2014 5:05 PM | Sayeedul Islam (Administrator)

    One of the ASTD LI board’s new initiatives is to conduct evaluations of our meetings. In addition to evaluating each meeting we’re looking to post the results of these evaluations on our ASTD LI blog. After looking at the survey results we can say that our first ASTD event of 2014 was an unqualified success! On January 15th, David Kelly lead an engaging session on Social Media and Social Learning for learning professionals. Take a look at the feedback about his session.  Check out ASTD LI’s President Hector Martinez’s blog recap about the event here and you can find David’s materials from his presentation here  Survey says...

     

     

    In addition to having a great session, we also evaluated the needs of our organization by surveying ASTD LI members about which ASTD competencies they most wanted to learn about during our meetings.  Check out the TOP TEN list below...







    As always, we’re looking for feedback on what ASTD Long Island members are looking for from our meetings. Don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the board about topics of interest, event ideas, etc. through our Contact us page. We’re looking to make our chapter the best in the country. The only way to do that is to address the learning needs of our learning professionals!

     

    Sincerely,

    Sy Islam

    VP of Membership

    e-mail: IOSyIslam@gmail.com

    Twitter: @IOSyIslam

  • 27 Jan 2014 9:56 PM | Anonymous
    You've been there: training courses that failed to engage you, failed to feel relevant, and failed to keep you awake. If you want to help your organization avoid these pitfalls, you owe it to yourself to check out ASTD Long Island's newest scheduled event, headed your way on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

    Our guest speaker, Dennis Cummins will cover:

    • Creating a powerful and engaging introduction
    • Setting up the rules of engagement to ensure participation
    • Uncovering the WHY
    • Creating experiential learning opportunities
    • The power of being “Authentic”
    • How to apply these principles across any learning platform
    ASTD:LI events offer terrific learning and networking opportunities for training and development professionals. You gain additional benefits as a member, and joining the chapter can be done easily online. Follow our chapter discussions on Twitter via #astdli, or reach any member of the Board of Directors here.
  • 16 Jan 2014 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    Last night, the ASTD:LI Chapter had the pleasure of hearing David Kelly discuss all things Social Media.  

    I was intrigued by the idea that social media has been around for centuries, by the very nature of human interaction and instruction.  It is only now that technology has evolved to the point where it's no longer a barrier for learning to occur instantaneously across wide geographic boundaries.  David also discussed the organizational components necessary for social technology to take hold and succeed in the workplace, such as champions, managers, and senior level engagement.

    Would love to hear what others thought of our session and how they see the lessons implemented in their own workplace.  

    Please drop us a comment below!

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