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Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT, Seminar Room, 3rd Floor
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    Coaching Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting

    Coaching for Emotional Agility

    September 28  – 9:30am - 11:00am

    Register early:  Space limited to 20 attendees!


    Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT

    Seminar Room, 3rd Floor


    Our group's mission is to share best practices and explore trends and new approaches in the field of coaching within an organizational setting.

    We are excited to welcome you back from the summer for our Coaching COP kick-off on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The feedback from our survey indicated that the Neuroscience of Change and Emotional Agility were both top priorities for you, so we’ve found a speaker who is an expert in both! 

    Audrey Sloofman, President & Founder of Create Exceptional Leaders, has extensive knowledge and experience with global organizations.  She will deliver an insightful and interactive session focused on: 

      Exploring the neuroscience of emotional intelligence and agility

      Enabling clients to get unstuck

      Understanding key levers that coaches can use to help clients make lasting change.

    Please note that due to library renovations, we are meeting in the third floor conference room of the library.

    Due to the room size, the first 20 respondents will be welcome. Please register by Friday, September 22, 2017 to reserve your spot and ensure you have a seat!  We appreciate your understanding.  A waitlist will be available once the first 20 seats are filled.  If you are registered and unable to attend, please cancel via email to Denise or Karen below, so that we can offer your seat to someone on the waitlist!

    Don’t miss this chance to expand your knowledge, connect with colleagues and learn about timely topics in our industry!

    Chapter Members: FREE  

    Non-Members:  $10

    Speaker Bio:

    Audrey Sloofman, MSOD

    With over two decades of Organizational Development and Learning & Development experience, Audrey and her colleagues have trained and coached thousands of managers, leaders and staff around the globe. As a VP and Director in two rapidly growing organizations, Audrey works strategically, operationally, and collaboratively with her executive partners, peer and reporting teams. She hires, trains and manages expanding teams helping these organizations effectively accommodate the new demands to the business. With her Master’s degree in Organization Development Audrey focuses on Leadership and Teams, with special attention on women in the work environment.

    As adjunct faculty, she has taught leadership classes and coached executives at University of Missouri and Mercy college. In addition, Audrey has a Certificate in Applied Research and Application from the Applied Neuroscience Institute in California. She brings her neuroscience knowledge and insights to enhance her clients’ successes. She is also trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy and as a Master Hypnotherapist.

    Ms. Sloofman, has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences, where she has taught master classes in leadership and coaching. Twice she has been awarded the Manchester’s Who’s Who in Business and Management. She has appeared on The Today Show and numerous local and national TV and radio shows and has served as a board member of ASTD (now known as The Association for Talent Development).

    Karen Kirchner and Denise D'Agostino; 

    Co-Chairpersons, Coaching CoP 

    These events are sponsored by ATD Southern Connecticut Chapter (ASTDSCC) and are open to all interested practitioners.  There is no cost for participation in the Coaching Communities of Practice for members of this chapter.

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Leading through Times of Change

    With guest speaker, 

    Kim Goodwin

    Organizational Development Director, Boehringer Ingelheim

    If you think the pace of change today is fast, hold onto your seat belts!  It is likely to only increase!  With that reality, we need then to equip our leaders with tools necessary to steer their organizations through these times of constant change.   Our speaker, Kim Goodwin, Organizational Development Director at Boehringer Ingelheim, will outline the emotional stages of dealing with change.  She will next map the communications approach to those stages in order to explore how best to help individuals move through their individual journeys.  Kim will round out the conversation by describing the leadership behaviors that are necessary to enable successful change.

    This session will provide you with:

    ·         insight into the emotions along the change journey

    ·         communications strategies related to each stage of change

    ·         leadership behaviors that foster a trusting environment conducive to change 

    About Kim Goodwin:

    As an Organizational Development Director at Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company, Kim Goodwin uses her deep expertise in organizational development, change management, talent development and communications to help people effectively perform their roles as they interact across the organization.  

    Previously, she led a full-service Global Information Systems training capability, building a communications and change management team for Diageo, a leading premium drinks company.  One key project was advancing the people change agenda for a global IT transformation program. In addition, she has consulted for a large investment bank where she developed an HR system/process/team approach for an energy utility designed to ensure adoption of a workforce planning strategic initiative.

    A former board member of ATD SCC, Kim was instrumental in updating of our website and the success of other special projects.  Certified as a SHRM-CP, Kim holds an M.S. in Organizational Behavior Studies from the University of Hartford and B.S. in Industrial Marketing and Technical Communications from Clarkson University.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to deal more successfully with unprecedented change!


    Date:  Monday, October 16th, 2017

    Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration; 

    6:15 PM Dinner and Program

    Early Bird Registrations through Friday, October 13th:  $35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members;   $25 Members In-Transition; $20 Students

    After Friday, midnight, October 13th, for Regular Registrations and Walk-ins:  $45 Member; $65 Non-member $35 Members In-Transition;  $20 Students

    Reservation Deadline: Friday, October 13th, 2017

    No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

    Meeting Location: Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

    The Norwalk Inn will provide special diet accommodations upon request or advise the chapter administrator.



    (Note:  New  address for Webcast access!)

    If you cannot attend the meeting in person, you can view the meeting live from the Norwalk Inn on our Facebook page:! 

    Going forward, we will be making some updates in our offering for Free Webcasts.  Watch for announcements.

Past events

18 Sep 2017 Amazing Things Can Happen when You Stop Knowing What You Are Talking About
26 Jun 2017 NEW LEARNING CoP: Adaptive Learning: Principles and Application in L&D
19 Jun 2017 Learning in the Age of Immediacy: Five Factors Transforming Training with Guest Speaker: Brandon Carson, Learning Strategist, HOME DEPOT, Director of Learning
15 May 2017 The Power of Visual Leadership
03 May 2017 Creative Ways to Grow your Business
24 Apr 2017 The Evolving Relationship between Learning, Development, Innovation, & Change
27 Mar 2017 The Case for Continuous Learning - Enablers and Mindsets
09 Mar 2017 Coaching CoP: Approaches to Coaching from Beginning to End
13 Feb 2017 A Digital Mind: An Open Dialogue on Personal and Organizational Transformation in a Digital Era
23 Jan 2017 Think You Know 360° Feedback? Think Again!
17 Oct 2016 Going Behind the Curtain: Integrated Talent Management at PepsiCo - Allan Church - SVP Global Talent Assessment & Development, PepsiCo
19 Sep 2016 The Future of Performance Management - A “Fireside Chat” with Deloitte’s Erica Bank
13 Jun 2016 4th Annual Networking Spectacular and ATD SCC's Got Talent Contest!
16 May 2016 A Panel Discussion with CHROs on: Aligning the Talent Strategy with the Business Strategy
18 Apr 2016 Experience the North Pole Like You Never Have Before - Led by Polar Adventurer, Matt McFadyen
21 Mar 2016 "A Case Study: Using Customized Experiential Simulations to Develop Business Acumen at CA Technologies"
25 Jan 2016 Cracking The Millennial Code: 5 Keys to Understanding and Preparing the Next Generation for Leadership - January 25th, 2016
19 Oct 2015 5 Ways to Cultivate Breakthrough Ideas and Solutions - October 19, 2015
21 Sep 2015 Panel Discussion: Leveraging Coaching for Talent Development and Business Impact
24 Jul 2015 Test Event Number Two
08 Jun 2015 Annual ATD SCC's Got Talent
13 Apr 2015 Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization! How to Identify the Complexity We Create and Do Something about It
23 Mar 2015 The Science and Practice of Mindfulness
23 Feb 2015 A Story of Transformation: Performance Management at AIG
26 Jan 2015 Yes, You Can Simplify Your Organization! How to Identify the Complexity We Create and Do Something about It
21 Jan 2015 Coaching Community of Practice Meeting: Selling Coaching to Organizations
20 Jan 2015 Human Capital Analytics Community of Practice Meeting
28 Oct 2014 Coaching Community of Practice Kick-off
20 Oct 2014 Social, Mobile, and Gamification: More than Just “Check the Box”
22 Sep 2014 Learning and Performance through Peer Coaching
09 Jun 2014 Annual ASTD SCC's Got Talent!
19 May 2014 Annual Learning Leaders Panel: Today's Landscape in Leadership Development - Trends That Matter!
28 Apr 2014 Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: the Role of L&D
31 Mar 2014 Mobilize Your Learning: Learning Solutions for a Multi-Device World
24 Feb 2014 Leadership Through Technology: The Fastest Way to Get Things Done
27 Jan 2014 Crack the Code to Building Trust! Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results
09 Dec 2013 Employee Learning Week Celebration: Hot Topic Round Table Discussions
18 Nov 2013 Free Networking Event!
28 Oct 2013 Simulation-Based Training: A Sun Products Case Study
23 Sep 2013 Data-Driven Talent Insight
10 Jun 2013 ASTD SCC's Got Talent! Networking Spectacular
20 May 2013 Annual Learning Leader Panel - Cultural Transformation
22 Apr 2013 Leading the 2020 Workplace: How to Prepare NOW
18 Mar 2013 A Case Study: Bringing Together Informal Learning, Collaboration, and Knowledge Sharing
25 Feb 2013 Boosting Engagement: Helping Leaders Win at Work
28 Jan 2013 Using LinkedIn To Deepen Business Relationships!
03 Dec 2012 Hot Topics Round Table - Employee Learning Week
22 Oct 2012 Panel on Coaching Trends - October 22, 2012
24 Sep 2012 Connecting to a Multigenerational Workforce
18 Jun 2012 June Networking Forum "It's Not Just About YOU"
21 May 2012 Learning Leader Panel
23 Apr 2012 Gaining Your Leadership Edge: How Avon Is Building Strategic Thinking in Their Future Leaders
19 Mar 2012 Leadership Development With Impact! Leverage The Investment to Drive Results
27 Feb 2012 "The Heart of Development: Sustainable Organizational Performance Through Employee Development"
23 Jan 2012 What It Really Takes to Be a Successful Manager
05 Dec 2011 Employee Learning Week - Hot Topics Round Table
24 Oct 2011 The Impact of Culture on the Organization
26 Sep 2011 Employee Retention and Engagement
25 Jul 2011 SIG Online Meeting



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