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Note: Archived content is usually published to our ATD SCC YouTube channel within 3-5 days of the Event. 


Upcoming events

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

    Monday, November 5th, 2018 


    Simple Strategies to Ensure

    "Training Takes"

    Present by

    Steve Gardiner

    President, Gardiner Associates LLC

    5:45 PM - Norwalk Inn

    Ever worry if the training programs you develop and deliver stick?  Studies show that if lucky, maybe 30% is retained after a month!  According to a Bersin by Deloitte study, the typical employee in any given week only has 1% of their time available to devote to training.  In these days of heavy workload demands, it is essential that the skills taught in learning and development programs are applied on the job. 

    When time is precious, participants require easy, short skill reinforcement processes.

    Join us when Steve Gardiner, our chapter’s former Programming Co-Chair, shares his 35 years of experience with us in creating Learning and Development follow-up systems.   Steve will reveal ways to:  

    Ø  Create mental mantras to reinforce skill usage

    Ø  Coach "Jiminy Cricket" style

    Ø  Establish communal commitments

    Ø  Send 30 second, 2 question follow-up surveys

    Ø  Build credibility with your "boss"

    Ø  Buddy up for accountability

    Ø  Hold 2-minute review meetings

    Ø  Keep 48-hour commitments

    Ø  Stop offering workshop that are "one and done"

    Steve is President of Gardiner Associates,a management development company founded by his grandfather in 1928.  Steve’s commitment is to help clients strengthen their leaders and teams. The firm’s tradition of energy, enthusiasm, engagement and time-tested expertise is deployed in workshops, team effectiveness sessions, and executive coaching. Further, the company is proud of their association with Healthy Companies and being able to offer their distinctive leadership assessment, The Healthy Leader Profile.     

    Previously, Steve served for 14 years as Senior Director, Management and Organizational Development in a pharmaceutical firm. Before that, he was Director, Management Education and Development for International Paper/Champion International Corporation. Steve received his BA in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a MA in Conflict Resolution from Union Institute and University. He holds thirteen professional certifications from numerous institutions including Harvard, the Universities of Chicago, Michigan, and Virginia, and the Aspen Institute.


    Location: The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 

    99 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

    Date:  Monday, November 5th, 2018

    Time: 5:45 PM Networking/Registration; 6:15 PM Dinner and Program

    $35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; 

    $25 In-Transition; $20 Students

    Preferred Registration Deadline no later than Friday, November 2nd.

    There will be a $5 additional administrative charge for walk-ins 

    with no prior online registration and payment.

    No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

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

    Bring a Corporate Practitioner Guest!!!

    Members are welcome to bring one free guest per event, an internal Corporate HR practitioner only, if the guest has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past year. The chapter member can register his/her guest by selecting:  MEMBER’s Internal Corporate Practitioner Guest -SPECIAL OFFER  (Free once per year if member has not yet attended a regular speaker event free within the past 12 months.)



    (Note:  New  address for Webcast access! NOTE CHANGES! )

    If you cannot attend the meeting in person, we will stream the meeting on our Facebook page the day after the meeting event at 8:15 AM (Eastern) :!

    The meetings will also be recorded and archived on the ATD SCC YouTube Channel (Click on videos): 

    Note archived content is usually published to the ATD SCC YouTube channel within 3-5 days of the original meeting date.



    For more information, contact: 

    John Weidner, ATD SCC President at: or 203-762-0730.

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