Summer Social!

Everyone had a great time at this year's summer social. Check out some pictures.


June Program: Assessing the Assessments

It was exciting to learn about employee assessment tools at the ATD Niagara Frontier’s June session “Assessing the Assessments”. The experienced panel members helped to distinguish the difference between many of the tools that are available in today’s market.

I left the meeting with a new understanding of how these tools can be valuable in many areas of business including employee hiring, retention and development. It was also interesting to hear how the different tools are used for targeted areas of interest like Personality & Core Competencies, Critical Thinking, Behavioral Styles, Values, Cultural awareness and Leadership.

Thank you to Rita Markle, Amy Pearl, Patti Kinz and Frank Ciccia for sharing your knowledge and expertise.

- Bernie Walsh

May Program: Six Sources of Influence

"I recently had the opportunity to attend the ATD Niagara Frontier's session on "10x Your Influence: Create Sustainable Change with Six Sources of Influence" led by Vital Smarts. This engaging session introduced participants to a simple yet effective model to increase our influence. I feel that I can bring the practical exercises and tools back to my organization and would recommend this to leaders, HR and OD practitioners, and anyone looking to increase their capacity to influence in their personal and professional lives."

Alison Wilcox
Lead Development Specialist
Delaware North Companies


What do you get out of attending NFASTD programs?

This is my first year attending ASTD Niagara Frontier programs, and it has been a breath of fresh air.  Not knowing what to expect when I get there, and then leaving equipped with tools to do better programming has been quite empowering for, and a confidence booster.  I feel like I have grown, and at the same time increased my abilities and knowledge about professional development training.  Thanks ASTD Niagara Frontier!

Ottilie M. Woodruff, M.S. Ed.
Professional Staff Development Director
Senior Academic Advisor/Student Financial Services
Educational Opportunity Program 

Upcoming events

September 2014: 

Leaving ADDIE for SAM

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Canisius Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst NY 14226

Join Richard Sites, co-author of Leaving ADDIE for SAM: An Agile Model for the Best Learning Experiences, for our first program of the 2014-2015 year. Published in 2012, this approach to training development has been a hot topic and game changer for many organizations. The book introduces two new concepts--SAM, the Successive Approximation Model, and the Savvy Start. Together, they incorporate contemporary design and development processes that reduce the complexity of instructional design and development, yielding more energetic and effective learning experiences. This program is a must for all learning professionals who have a desire to start creating better, faster training products today. 

Click the link to: Register for Leaving ADDIE for SAM

Canisius Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst, NY 14226 
Canisius Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst, NY 14226 
Canisius Center for Professional Development, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst, NY 14226 

Click here for registration instructions


2012-13 Annual Report

Our NFASTD Annual Report for 2012-13 is now available to members. Click on the following link: 2012-13 Annual Report - Member Only Access

Job Postings Available

NFASTD members can access Job Postings by going to the "Members" tab at the top of this page. You must log in with your username and password in order to see the "Members" tab.

Event Photos

Check out photos of our events by going to Event Photos. More photos will be added on a regular basis.



Thank you NFATD for a successful 2014!

2014 was a very productive and successful year for the NFATD chapter. A big thank you goes out to chapter leadership, as well as our active membership, for all the hard work they did to make 2014 a year filled with opportunities for educational growth and professional development! Building on this strong foundation, we're excited about what lies ahead for 2015.   


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