Events & Webcasts


Our informative and interactive events are designed to enhance your professional development. 

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Early Bird Registrations are valid through midnight on Friday before each event: 
$35 Chapter Members; $50 Non-members; $25 Members In-Transition; $20 Students 

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

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.


Free Webcast Option!

We are making updates in our Free Webcast offerings.  Watch for announcements.

 If you can't attend the meeting, we will stream it on our Facebook page within 1 to 5 days:!

 The meetings will also be recorded and archived on our ATD SCC YouTube Channel: 

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

Upcoming events

    • 14 May 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Norwalk Inn and Conference Center

    Monday, May 14, 2018 

    Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion Training to Transform Culture: 

    A Praxair Case Study

    With Guest Speakers:

    Vanessa Abrahams-John,

    Executive Director of Global

    Diversity and Inclusion, Praxair Inc.

    Nancy Urell, 

    President, Career Corner Associates

    Managerial training has become a key tenet to transforming Praxair's culture. Under Vanessa Abrahams-John’s leadership, Praxair has created a four-pronged strategy to embed and enhance Diversity and Inclusion in its core culture and values, one of which is enhancing managerial capabilities. Praxair has employed various training formats, content and audiences to embed diversity and inclusion with the corporate training programs. The “Managing Differences” program is now a key component of leadership training, and every manager is required take “Unconscious Bias” training  

    Praxair uses the Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders assessment in its training. Nancy Urell of Career Corner Associates, will share how Work of Leaders is used to support Praxair’s goals.   Everyone attending the May 14th meeting will receive a complimentary code to take the Work of Leaders profile after the meeting.   

    About the speakers: 
    Vanessa Abrahams-John, Executive Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Praxair, Inc., leads the development and execution of global strategies to enhance and leverage diversity at Praxair and foster an inclusive culture that drives innovation and business success.  Additionally, she is responsible for Talent Acquisition to promote best-in-class diversity and inclusion practices throughout global recruitment and hiring processes. 
    Abrahams-John joined Praxair in 2007 as Senior Legal Counsel.  Prior to that, she practiced corporate law in New York City and Delaware, and served as an adjunct professor at Pace University.  

    Abrahams-John earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and a law degree from the Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C. She  serves on the Executive Leadership Council and the New York City Bar Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.  In 2014, she was recognized as “Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year” by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of SHRM and, in 2017, was named one of the “Top 25 Black Women ” by the Network Journal. 
    Praxair, Inc., headquartered in Danbury, CT, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. 
    Nancy Urell is President of Career Corner Associates.  Nancy has partnered with Praxair to incorporate the Everything DiSC® assessments into their training and team development programs.  Nancy is a Past President and former board member of ATD Southern Connecticut and an authorized John Wiley Everything DiSC® partner. She is also an authorized partner for Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and the Director of Corporate Learning Services for the Manhattanville College School of Business.

    Glean some tips on diversity and inclusion from this real-life example! 


    Location: The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

    Date:  Monday, May 14th, 2018

    Time: 5:30 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, May 11th.

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

    with no prior online registration.

    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 

    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: 

    Jim Chordas, Sponsorship Director, at: and 860-573-0709, or 

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

Past events

24 Apr 2018 LEARNING CoP: VR and xAPI in Learning
19 Apr 2018 Strategic Thinking for You and Your Clients-Coaching CoP
16 Apr 2018 Change and Transformation: A LEGO Group Case Study
19 Mar 2018 A Look Ahead: The Now and the Next of Learning and Technology
26 Feb 2018 How HR and Marketing are Re-inventing Talent Management
08 Feb 2018 COACHING CoP: Coaching for REAL Transformation
31 Jan 2018 LEARNING CoP: Navigate Change with Lumina Spark
25 Jan 2018 Taking Agile Beyond IT: Delivering Value to Talent Development
05 Dec 2017 Joint ATD SCC and SOCT SHRM Holiday Networking Social
16 Nov 2017 COACHING CoP: Coaching Distuptors: Are We Ready for the Future?
15 Nov 2017 LEARNING CoP: Design Thinking for Learning and Development
13 Nov 2017 "Hot Topic" Round Table Discussions
16 Oct 2017 Leading Through Times of Change
28 Sep 2017 COACHING CoP: Coaching for Emotional Agility
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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