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Our monthly chapter meetings/programs are usually held on the second Thursday of every month.  They feature presentations on a variety of topics in the field of Workplace Learning and Performance. 

If you are interested in presenting at one of our monthly programs, contact our Director of Programs at: or Click here to contact a chapter leader.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


    Webinar with our partner, Academy of Human Resource Development - Leadership Development Special Interest Group

    There is a rich practitioner and scholarly history concerning the topic of performance management.  Despite this rich history, debates remain concerning the usefulness of performance management and whether performance management is merely a new word for the longstanding practice of performance appraisal.  In fact, some scholars and practitioners are even calling for an end to performance management practices. 
    In this webinar, we discuss the current debate concerning performance management and performance appraisal.  We will also overview our recent research related to a review of the performance management literature (Brown, O’Kane, Mazumdar & McCracken, 2019).  This review of the literature included over 230 articles, from more than 40 journals, over an 11 year timeframe.  We overview the trends and findings of our review and conclude with a discussion of current gaps for future investigation.
    Brown, T. C., O’Kane, P., Mazumdar, B., & McCracken, M. (2019). Performance Management: A Scoping Review of the Literature and an Agenda for Future Research. Human Resource Development Review, 18(1), 47– 82.

    Speaker Bios:
    Travor C. Brown is is a Professor of Labour Relations and Human Resources with Memorial University. He has taught at Memorial University, the University of Toronto and University of Ulster. Since joining Memorial University, he has also served as the Associate Dean (Research) and the Director of the Master of Employment Relations program. Much of his research examines issues concerning goal setting and training effectiveness, with special focus on performance management and leadership development.  He is currently Associate Editor with Human Resource Development Quarterly.

    Paula O’Kane is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research interests sit within the areas of social media in HRM and strategic HRM. She has published articles in Human Resource Management Journal, Personnel Review and Human Resource Development International among others.

    Bishakha Mazumdar is Assistant Professor at Shannon School of Business in Cape Breton University. Her primary area of research is re-employment of retirees after retirement (popularly known as bridge employment), performance management and experiential learning. She completed her PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

    Martin McCracken is the Research Director at Ulster University Buiness School, UK. His research is focused mainly upon understanding the factors that influence “effective transfer of HRD interventions”, “public and voluntary sector change”, as well as “Human Resource Management Business Partnering”. Since 2010 he has acted as the Editor in Chief of Education and Training (now in its 61styear of publication). Martin has published his work in a number of journals including Work, Employment and Society,Human Resource Management Journal, The International Journal of Human Resource Management and The Journal of Rural Studies. 

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 25

    Client generation is the lifeblood of your business… but with so many marketing options, business owners often end up overwhelmed and paralyzed, or scattered and feeling ineffective, exhausted and discouraged.

    Ready for some good news? By doing LESS, your marketing can be MORE effective. Embrace the practice of simplifying, and you will get more clients AND keep your sanity intact!

    In this highly interactive class, you’ll discover the simplest, most effective way to  generate a steady stream of high-end clients without giving up your nights and weekends. The system you’ll learn has a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs quickly generate more clients and increase their income by 50-100%.

    – Learn the 6 key practices that will keep you out of the feast-or-famine cycle of client generation

    – Cut back time on marketing by 50-90%, while multiplying your results and getting your nights and weekends back

    – Create a customized plan that shows you exactly how to stop spinning your wheels and instead get high quality clients consistently!

    Visit Mary Cravets' website at

    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Iron Rooster - Canton Crossing 3721 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224
    • 5

    Conversation Topic – The Changed Role of L&D:  Evolve Now or Become Extinct!

    "We live in a completely interconnected and global world of omnipresent information and knowledge sharing via technology.  It's time to embrace these technological changes and apply them to the work you do, enabling the free flow of information and ideas.  Your role in L&D can become elevated and celebrated as you bring about change to the way your organization shares knowledge. You don't have to become extinct.  It is within your power to become irreplaceable."   - ATD Insights

    In this conversation, we will explore these questions, and more.

    • What is Knowledge Management?
    • How does Knowledge Management impact organizational performance?
    • What role should Learning & Development play  in an organization's Knowledge Management Strategy? 

    Conversation Facilitator:

    Lori Grego

    Director, Corporate Training, The Bozzuto Group

    President, ATD Maryland

    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TAP Sports Bar - MGM National Harbor, MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

    We are excited that the ATD International Conference and Expo is coming to our area! Join us at MGM National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) to connect with conference attendees from across the globe, network with ATD Maryland members and enjoy the Harbor activities!

    We will meet up at the TAP Sports Bar for happy hour/dinner. 

     Conference and non-conference attendees are welcome. If you work in the area, feel free to join us after work!

    *This is an informal networking event hosted by the ATD's Maryland chapter. We have a group reservation, but seating is limited, please register if you plan to join us.

    Note: There is complimentary, on-site garage parking at MGM National Harbor. Visit: for more options.

    • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 27

    Many companies struggle to create sustainability and stability in their organization because they have either young or new leaders. Senior leaders and CEOs have access to peer groups in order to gain wisdom and feedback from other leaders who can help guide their thinking and leadership growth.  Yet emerging leaders generally don’t have access to this kind of learning.  The science of the power of peers for increased performance is a key to building into the emerging leader population of any organization.

    BiosPrior to starting Impact Leadership Consulting LLC, David spent over 30 years in the insurance and employee benefits industry as a general agent, broker/consultant, and wellness compliance expert.  

    He has been part of several entrepreneurial endeavors including Bravo Wellness LLC where he was Vice President Business Development.  Bravo went from startup to first round funding in 5 years and he was instrumental in driving their explosive sales growth.

    David formed his company in 2015 and is a certified John Maxwell Team executive coach and High Performing Culture consultant. Bravo Wellness LLC was his first corporate client.

    He helps leaders adopt thought habits that empower them to achieve higher-reaching Strategic Visions, accelerate business growth and promote cultures of successful people while generating more time to meaningfully pursue personal values.

    He has trained leaders around the world including within foreign governments, business and medical leaders in Paraguay and has shared the stage with John C. Maxwell while in South America.  He has been married for 30 years and a father of five children living in the Pittsburgh region. David is a “recovering triathlete” and loves an active and healthy lifestyle.


    Dr. Kimberly Hambrick is a proven business consultant with close to 30 years of expertise as a leader for non-profit and for profit organizations. As an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, she is certified and equipped with the tools, resources, and experience to improve team productivity, performance, and profitability.

    Hambrick works with individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills, and personal growth to reach their greatest potential. She is also experienced in nurturing relationships, building winning partnerships, and facilitating business opportunities that align with mission and competencies; and extensive knowledge of program management at the Federal, State, and Local levels.

    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • Berrywine Plantations and Linganore Winecellars (Tasting Room), 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

    Join ATD Maryland and other local talent development professionals for an enjoyable  summer afternoon of networking and wine tasting, complete with a tour of the Liganore winery!

    Meet us at the Liganore Winery in Frederick, Maryland.

    Your registration includes the cost of the wine tasting and cheese paring.

    The complimentary winery tour begins at 2:00pm.

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