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ROC ATD currently is using this blog to provide news and other information to ROC ATD members and others visiting this website. For information on our upcoming programs, please visit the events calendar.

  • Sun, January 29, 2012 10:23 AM | Deleted user

    2012 New England Area ASTD Conference: Innovations in Learning

    April 19 – 20, 2012 at [location under negotiations – to be held at a Conference Center west of Boston, within 20 miles of the intersection of I-90 and I-495]

    The 2012 Conference – Innovations in Learning

    ASTD is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and development professionals. The second annual New England Area Conference once again brings together that audience in an exciting opportunity to meet, share experiences and explore the latest innovations in workplace learning and development. This year’s theme is "Innovation in Learning" – encompassing innovation wherever learning and personal development takes place, from the classroom to the blogosphere.

    2012 ASTD New England Area Conference - Call for Presenters.doc

  • Sat, December 03, 2011 5:29 PM | Deleted user

    Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. ELW is a perfect opportunity for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to learning and development.

    New Horizons of Syracuse and Rochester is proud to participate in this event!

    "We elected to participate in this program because it fits perfectly with our Mission Statement:  To equip people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel in their personal and professional lives," said Linus Dirnberger, General Manager.  "We are committed to learning and development, not only for our customers, but for our internal staff as well."

    Demonstrate employee learning in your organization and SAVE!  Mentored Learning classes for desktop applications scheduled during December are 50% off the regular price.

    For a list of eligible classes and more information, visit:|-6|5|1&digest=020iSXgYsSHWAOGflK9P/A&sysid=1

  • Sat, December 03, 2011 5:20 PM | Deleted user
    STC Rochester Chapter December Meeting
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Our speaker will be:
    Hannah Morgan
    Career Strategist and founder of

    Hannah is an energetic, compassionate conveyer of no-nonsense career advice. Hannah shares information on the latest career management and job search trends and techniques on her blog, Career Sherpa, and is a featured blogger on other nationally-recognized sites. Her expertise and insight comes from 10+ years supporting and guiding dislocated workers from a broad range of industries and occupations. Hannah has been a career consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison and a trainer/adviser in workforce development. Hannah was recognized by as one of the top 11 job search bloggers to watch in 2011.

    "Your Career: New Year, New Focus"

    What will your New Year's resolution be this year? Is this the year you will focus on your satisfaction at work? One recent survey by Mercer found that almost 1/3 of employees are seriously considering leaving their current job, and an additional 1/4 are not engaged in their work. Whether you are planning on staying in a job you love or leaving one you hate, make this the year you dedicate to your career.

    In this presentation, we will explore and discuss:

    * 5 Easy ways to increase your personal online reputation *  
    * How to build "it" before you need "it" *
    * The Best Career Insurance policy ever*

    As a Career Consultant, Hannah draws upon her experience in Human Resources, Outplacement Services and Workforce Development to guide those new to job search through the process and towards their goals. Visit her site to learn more

    Wednesday December 7, 2011
    5:30-8:15 pm


    Joey's Pasta House
    1789 Penfield Road,
    Penfield, NY14526
    (585) 586-2426


    Members: $20
    Guests and nonmembers: $25


    Please register on EventBrite ( by 5:00, Monday, Dec. 6, 2011.
    For questions, contact or


    5:30 Networking
    6:00 Dinner
    7:00 Presentation


    Salad: House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, served with Bread & Butter
    Hors d'oeuvres: Artichoke French
    Pasta: Angel Hair Pasta with choice of Alfredo Sauce or Vodka Sauce
    Entree: Chicken Marsala
    Side Dish: Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
    Dessert: Homemade Cannolis & Cream Puffs
    Drinks: Coffee, tea,

    A cash bar will be available.

    REGISTER NOW so you can watch the drawing for our Philips 19" flat-screen LCD TV with Crystal clear technology, HD TV 720p, Incredible Surround/DolbyDigital Sound...with connection via HDMI x2 with Easy-link or TV PC-in. The estimated value of this prize is $230.00. In order to be eligible, please renew your membership or join as a member of Rochester STC by Dec. 6th. Only those renewing or joining are eligible to win! You must either be present at this meeting, pick up the prize, or pay shipping to your location if you are the winner.
    To renew your membership or to join Rochester STC, go to
    We look forward to seeing you!
  • Sun, November 20, 2011 12:09 PM | Deleted user

    Panelists discuss learning and development opportunities and approaches for managing talent in times of change

    • Michael Francesconi, AXA Equitable
    • Emily Harris, SRC, Inc.
    • Charlene Bozzi, Welch Allyn, Inc.

    December 7, 2011

    (continental breakfast included)

    The Palace Theatre
    Events Room (2nd Floor), 2384 James St, Syracuse

    Visit the CNY ASTD website for more information:

  • Sun, November 20, 2011 11:55 AM | Deleted user

    December 8, 2011, Noon to 2pm
    Chef's Restaurant
    291 Seneca Street
    Buffalo, NY 14204

    On December 8, join us for our annual luncheon at Chef's restaurant to celebrate Employee Learning Week!

    Featuring Bob Mosher, Global Chief Learning Strategy and Evangelism LearningGuide Solutions on "Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?"

    Some research suggests that up to 80 percent of learning in the workplace occurs on an informal basis. Even with this being the case, most corporations spend more than 80 percent of their training budget and effort on formal training. This presentation will address the issues and methodologies surrounding understanding and effectively delivering informal learning, including e-communities (forums and synchronous environments), electronic performance support systems (EPSS). See how some emerging and nontraditional methods are stepping up to fill this much needed training opportunity.

    For more information:


  • Mon, November 14, 2011 8:48 PM | Suzanne Choma

    To recognize ELW (Employee Learning Week - December 5-9, 2011) GV ASTD is looking for your input and wisdom!

    We will be sharing the tips you provide with our membership in a series or emails to be distributed via email and to start discussions on our GV ASTD LinkedIn group.

    Submission Criteria

    Provide a tip in 100 words or less.

    Your tip must address one of these foundational areas of learning and performance competencies:

    Business/Management: Analyzing Needs and Proposing Solutions; Applying Business Skills; Driving Results; Planning and Implementing Assignments; Thinking Strategically

    Personal: Demonstrating adaptability; modeling personal development

    Interpersonal: Building trust; communicating effectively; influencing stakeholders; leveraging diversity; networking and partnering

    Please submit your name, title and company name, headshot, LinkedIn profile URL.

    Email your submission to by Sunday November 27, 2011

  • Sun, November 13, 2011 10:46 AM | Deleted user

    STC Rochester Chapter 2011-2012
    November Member Meeting
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    5:30 to 8:30 pm

    Towpath Cafe in the Box Factory
    6 North Main Street
    Fairport, NY 14450


    Communications guru Tom Proietti will be presenting on Personal Branding


    Most of us leave branding to our marketing staffs or to the blizzard of brands in the corporate world. Actually, we, ourselves, are personal brands. Most of us don't realize that and those who do grossly underestimate the value and importance of our own brand. This workshop will assist you in identifying and developing your personal brand. You just may be the next Oprah or Lady Gaga and not even know it.

    About Tom Proietti

    Tom Proietti is Professor of Communication at Monroe Community College and former Chair of the Communication Department there. He has also recently been named Visiting Scholar in New Media at St. John Fisher College.

    Tom is a former newspaper, radio and TV journalist, and an advertising and cable TV executive who spend nearly five years with Time Warner Communications/Greater Rochester Cablevision as Vice President of Marketing and Programming.

    He was the founder of the Communication/Journalism programs at St. John Fisher College where he taught for 12 years (1968- 1980). His recent appointment at Fisher caps his career with an exclamation point.

    He is a graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communcation at Syracuse University where he received his Master of Science degree in radio/TV/film. Tom has also been a long-time advocate for media literacy.

    Entree coices: Chicken Pot Pie, Vegetarian Quiche with broccoli/cheddar cheese, Quiche with shrimp
    Sides: salad and rolls
    Desert choices: Carrot Cake and NY cheesecake
    Drinks: coffee and tea provided, open bar available

    Members: $14.00
    Non-members: $18.00

    Reservations appreciated, walk-ins welcome. Register at:

    Towpath Cafe is located in the Village of Fairport on Main Street (Rt. 250) in the Box Factory beside the canal. Parking is available at the Box Factory parking lot just off of Lift Bridge Lane (across the street from Mulconry's). Avoid the reserved parking spaces in the Box Factory lot. You can also park in the Public Parking lot across from the Box Factory (near the Ice Rink). The Towpath is located inside the Box Factory, overlooking the Fairport Canal Bridge and the Erie Canal.

  • Sun, October 30, 2011 10:45 AM | Deleted user

    What is the CNY ASTD PechaKucha?

    A unique learning event to be held November 18, 2011
    7:30-10am (continental breakfast included)
    DoubleTree Hotel Syracuse
    6301 Route 298, East Syracuse

    This opportunity is for CNY ASTD members to showcase a sample of their knowledge, talents and skills in a brief presentation. And, an opportunity to learn from your local peers based on topics you choose.
    The event is also an unconference. So rather than a top-down decision on who will present, speakers submit a proposal and submissions are voted on - this helps better align the presentations to the interests of our learning and performance community.

  • Tue, October 25, 2011 9:40 PM | Suzanne Choma

    Accenture Academy offers a suite of innovative academies designed to improve the performance of critical workforces in key business functions. Our core academies, including supply chain, finance, sustainability and workforce measurement, provide immediate access to curriculums tailored to timely performance needs. We also develop customized academies for clients, and have delivered solutions in areas such as HR, sales and change management. In FY12, we will deliver new core academies for analytics and operations performance.

    The Academy Live (Live Interactive Virtual Education) team seeks an experienced Instructional Designer with strong Articulate and interpersonal skills to develop engaging webinar and elearning courses. This is a 6-7 month contract with potential for an indefinite extension. The target rate for this position is based on experience, expertise, education, and portfolio.  The location is virtual, although CST or EST is preferred.   For additional information about the qualifications and how to submit your credentials, download the position description.

  • Sun, October 16, 2011 11:43 AM | Deleted user

    The date for the Hudson-Mohawk ASTD Chapter's Annual Conference has been set!

    The 17th Annual Workplace Learning and Performance Conference, will be on Tuesday - April 10, 2012. They will again be hosting this event at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany.  If you would like to share your knowledge & expertise, please consider filling out their Call for Presenters form which can be found at their website.  Deadline to submit is December 12, 2011.
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