President's Message

To our valued Northern New Jersey talent development community,

As 2022 is under way, we find ourselves continuing to navigate workplace transformation.

From “the great resignation” to ever-changing plans for returning to the workplace, the talent development profession continues to be at the center of the conversation, adapting to meet shifting needs while delivering consistent value to our organizations and – most importantly – to our people.

Whatever your role in talent development, people are at the heart of it. From coaching to consulting, from instructional design to technology, and from learning strategy to leadership and beyond – enabling and empowering people is what drives us. We chase those “light bulb moments” and find ways to make a difference.

Even as we focus our work on others, as talent development professionals working through times of transformation and meeting a myriad of challenges, we also need our own opportunities to connect, energize and restore.

Northern New Jersey ATD has a strong tradition of community, and our focus in 2022 is on supporting our members by focusing on the heart of that community – working together to provide those much-needed opportunities throughout the coming year.

Our commitment to you includes:

• Engaging experiences, including networking and opportunities to interact and share, with dedicated support for career transition

• Valuable content, localized and relevant for professional development

• A community of like-minded professionals to share ideas and foster growth, including leadership and volunteer opportunities in our organization

Whether you are looking to grow on your current path or explore a new one, we invite you to join us in 2022, as we focus on networking, interaction, and engagement.

From our Chapter Events and our Career Transition SIG to Regional Webinars that bring together ATD members and guests from across NJ, NY and PA – we offer a variety of meaningful content and connections.

Our chapter is led by a strong team of Board members and volunteers from across Northern New Jersey, with a variety of roles and expertise. They are the consistent force that keeps us moving forward together with the combined energy and wisdom of past Presidents and long-time members as well as new volunteers and leaders.

While the pandemic still has us gathering in virtual spaces for the time being, we are excited to provide networking and interaction as part of our programs throughout the coming year. When your comfort and our local public health guidelines indicate it’s time to return to gathering in person, we will be eager to do so.

Meanwhile, we invite you to join the conversation! Watch your email for our newsletters, event registration details, and other updates. Join our Northern NJ ATD group on LinkedIn to stay connected to the conversation there, too. Explore the NNJ ATD Chapter website for details about joining or renewing your membership, volunteer opportunities, updates to our event calendar, job postings, and more.

Wishing you all the best for a healthy and safe year ahead, and one full of rich opportunities to connect and grow with our community of learning professionals.


Christine Grazio

President, Northern New Jersey ATD

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