with Dana Henry
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Virtual event - link in registration email
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Leading organizational change requires many skills. Some of the more well-known skills are: Having a business case for change; Aligning Key Stakeholders; Communicating a compelling vision, and sustaining the change. However, one often overlooked skill set to successfully lead and implement change is to proactively overcome barriers to change. As a leader you must recognize that barriers to change can either be obstacles or objections. Obstacles to change are systemic organizational issues (policies, processes, etc.) that can prevent the change from being realized. Objections are personal issues that individuals raise about why they feel the change won’t work. Both types of barriers can halt change but require very different skills to overcome and sustain change. This session first introduces participants to a process to categorize barriers to change into these two groupings: Obstacles or Objections. Participants then learn how to apply two tools: The Prevention Checklist to overcome objections, and the Systemic Analyzer to remove obstacles.
Dana Henry has over 25 years of experience focused on the design, development, and implementation of competency-based leadership development systems and custom learning solutions. She has led strategic planning and prioritization with senior leaders, developed change management skill in middle managers, and built organizational bench strength through the development of emerging leaders. Prior to joining UMDI, Ms. Henry was leading the MassMutual enterprise wide Learning & Development function that supported the company's mission of ensuring a workforce that is more engaged and talented than their competitors. This position impacted the on-going development of all employees in MassMutual by providing learning and development resources programs at the executive, manager, and employee levels. Ms. Henry has presented on diverse organizational development topics at conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe and consulted across a wide variety of industries and organizations, including BOSE, Eli Lilly, Lucent, ABB, Cisco Systems, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, the CIA, the State of Florida, the State of Alaska, and the United Nations.
Ms. Henry received her masters of business administration in management information systems and a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds numerous professional certifications in management and team assessment techniques.
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with Dr. Celeste Malone
Thursday, March 18, 2021
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Microaggressions are brief exchanges that send denigrating messages to individuals of socially marginalized groups. These messages are often unconscious and may be delivered in the form of subtle snubs, dismissive looks, gestures, or tones. Experiencing microaggressions can have a deleterious impact on emotional health, including depressive symptoms, negative affect, and lowered self-esteem. Microaggressions that occur in educational settings or work settings may particularly affect individuals’ self-worth and beliefs about their competency. As such, talent development professionals need to be able to identify microaggressions, understand how microaggressions impact recipients, and engage in corrective action when microaggressions occur. The objectives of this session are to (1) increase individuals’ knowledge of microaggressions and their impact and (2) provide guidance on appropriate ways to respond to microaggressions.
Celeste Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her MS in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University, her PhD in school psychology from Temple University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Malone received her master’s in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, Dr. Malone addresses development of multicultural competence through education and training, diversification of the profession of school psychology, and the relationship between culturally responsive practice and PK-12 student outcomes. Dr. Malone serves on the National Association of School Psychologists Board of Directors as the 2021 - 2022 President-Elect and previously served as the strategic liaison for the social justice strategic goal. Dr. Malone is also an elected member of the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Join us for a very special joint networking event between ATD Greater Boston and Metro DC that is all about forging new connections based on opportunities to help one another.
Asking for help can be daunting. We worry that we’re being a bother or asking for too much, but did you know that helping others is scientifically proven to make people happier? Tonight we will challenge you to provide others with the opportunity to be a little bit happier by asking for help and offering it in return. Come prepared with a simple request that you can make and an open mind about the skills you have to offer. You will use these conversations to build new relationships across both chapters – you never know who can help!
We encourage you to work around concrete requests such as, “I’d like to do an informational interview with someone at a biotech company.” or “I’d like some feedback on my LinkedIn profile.” or “I’m looking for beta readers for a book I’m writing.” Pick something that showcases what is new and exciting for you right now and will help people get to know you.
We may not be able to hand out business cards, but we can still trade LinkedIn urls. Learn how to customize yours here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/topics/6042/6054/87
with Phylise Banner
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Technology adaptability is being willing to try your hand at any and all technology, without fear of failure. It’s being willing to embrace exploration with a mindset that supports questions of all shapes and sizes. After all, we learn by doing. And anything that holds us back from doing (like fear of breaking something) is just not part of an adaptive mindset.
In the wake of this pandemic, some of us are pushing our technology adaptability to the limits while others are pushing back against the bells and whistles of apps and platforms.
Join us to ideate a future where technology adaptability is fostered across our organizations, and the concept of personal digital nativity is leveraged to shape the L&D landscape across generations.
Together, we will explore:
About the Speaker
A pioneer in learning experience design, Phylise Banner has more than 25 years of vision, action, and leadership experience in transformational learning and development approaches. She is currently serving as a lecturer in the Information Design and Technology program, and directing the Faculty Academy at SUNY Polytechnic. She is an Adobe Education Leader, Certified Learning Environment Architect (CLEA), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and STC Fellow. She is also the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar.
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