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 Join us Thursday, June 16, 2016 6:00-8:00 PM   for a co-sponsored FREE event

ATD Long Island & Dale Carnegie Training   present         

       Kassy LaBorie and Tom Stone, authors of

(Published by ATD Press)

Whether it's an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone's mind. "....Will it be worth my time to attend or will it be an opportunity to check email instead?..." Online meeting technology is powerful and has made it easy to connect with people from anywhere in the world at any time, yet we often still struggle with getting everyone to interact.

Interaction is the answer to engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting.

Learn what you can do to avoid everyone asking for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event.

Fresh from their presentations at ATD's International Conference and Exposition 2016, Dale Carnegie professionals  and authors Kassy LaBorie and Tom Stone will lead us through a highly interactive in-person session about leading highly interactive virtual sessions!  Believe us, this will definitely be worth your time to attend.

About Our Presenters:     

Kassy LaBorie:  As Director of Virtual Training Services for Dale Carnegie Training, Kassy leads a consultancy that partners with organizations to help them develop successful online training strategies. Kassy recently published a book Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, Webinars. (ATD Press, 2015). Earlier at Dale Carnegie Training, Kassy also served as the Product Design Architect responsible for developing their Live Online Training experience. Prior to this, she was a Master Trainer for InSync Training, a Microsoft software trainer at ExecuTrain, and a Senior Trainer at WebEx where she helped create the WebEx University. A  frequent speaker at industry conferences, she has presented at Training Magazine events, CLO Symposiums, The Virtual Learning Show, and ATD TechKnowledge and ICE conferences.


Tom Stone is Director, Technology Based Learning at Dale Carnegie Training. He sets the product roadmap and strategy for their Live Online and other digital offerings, and also leads the new uses of technology in their traditional in-person ILT programs. Tom has been in the Learning and Development field for fifteen years, previously serving in a variety of roles including Senior Research Analyst at Taleo, and before that, Senior Instructional Designer, Manager of Instructional Design, and Product Design Architect at Element K. Tom is a popular industry speaker, writer, and evangelist, has spoken at over 100 regional, national, and international conferences on a wide range of topics, and is co-author of Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars (ATD Press, 2015).

Our Meeting Hosts:  
Dale Carnegie Training of Long Island     
290 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, New York 11788

After the Course is Over: Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Extend Learning into the Workplac

Networking and refreshments will precede the presentation.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Your ATD Long Island Board of Directors

Register Below:

Upcoming events


SAVE THESE DATES - Future ATD Long Island Meetings:

            • Thursday, September 15
            • Thursday, October 13
            • Thursday, November 10
            • Thursday, December 8



Lisa Privett-Wood– President

With over 30 years of experience in Learning and Human Resources working in the Hospitality industry, Lisa is currently with Hilton Worldwide as Senior Manager, Learning for
Global Operations.  Previously Lisa spent several years with Marriott International in various corporate-level training and human resources roles. Lisa was VP Programming for ATD LI in 2015.  She 
holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Larry Kravitz – VP Membership

Larry is Training Manager for Global Operations and Support at OpenLink Financial and has spent over 20 years in the learning and development area. He provides comprehensive learning support in training design and development for online and in-person events, has launched customer satisfaction programs, new hire program and led the selection and implementation of Openlink’s first learning management system. Larry graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a BA in English.

Hector Martinez – VP Finance and Past President 

Hector is an Instructional Design Manager at SiriusXM and has over 15 years of experience in course design, workshop facilitation, coaching, performance management, eLearning and learning management
systems.  Hector currently serves as our VP Finance and was chapter president in 2014. He is also an adjunct professor at New York Institute of Technology.
Hector has an M.A. in Organizational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Sy Islam, PhD – Past President

Sy is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Farmingdale State College.
He also conducts private consulting in the areas of training and development with specialties in training evaluation, training design, and facilitation. Sy is our most recent chapter president and was VP Membership in 2014.  He holds degrees from Hofstra University (PhD, Applied Organizational Psychology),
Fairleigh Dickinson University (MBA/MA, Human Resources Management/Industrial-Organizational Psychology) and Rutgers University – New Brunswick (BA, Economics).  



Please let us know about guest speakers and topics you would be interested in hearing from and about in the coming months.  If you have an interest yourself, then by all means we would love to hear from you!  Please submit your comments/proposals to lisaprivettwood@optimum.net.

All comments/proposals will be reviewed with our Board for consideration of an upcoming session. Presentations should be educational/developmental opportunities for our membership and topics should align with the ATD Competency Model which can be viewed at https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.















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