Welcome to the ATD Long Island Website!

 Join us Thursday, August 4th 2016 for our Summer Social FREE event.

The long warm days of summer are here, and with that comes the opportunity to network with your fellow Long Island Talent Development professionals in some new and exciting ways. Join us at our free summer social at a new location! This informal networking opportunity allows you to stay in touch with colleagues and enjoy the season without spending a fortune. 

  • Informally meet with other L&D professionals in Long Island
  • Make great new friends
  • Share your professional experiences
  • Discover best practices in the L&D profession
  • Gain insight on talent development challenges
  • Meet and learn more from members of ATD Long Island

Join us at our next event at:

Houlihan's - Republic Plaza, 923 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Bring your friends, enjoy the games on TV, and have a great time!

Light refreshments provided by ATD Long Island.

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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