About the SIGs
ASTD NY has a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that provide members the opportunity to connect with other learning professionals around certain interests and activities. SIGs allow members to explore the hot topics of our profession in more depth. Descriptions and contact information is provided below for all of our active SIGs. You may also look for meetings listed in the Events section of this site.
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The mission of the ASTD NY Metro Chapter's Career Development SIG is to facilitate active career exploration and preparation for all those interested in a career in professional training and development or a related field. The group strives to encourage career development through experiential learning and participant engagement that will lead to sustainable professional and personal development and growth. Through collaboration and partnership with the chapter's executive leadership, its members, and its stakeholders, the group is committed to serving our diverse community with sound knowledge and supportive enthusiasm for professional and personal development.
Co-Chair: Susan Mozian
Co-Chair: Sona Joshi
The Coaching SIG has been a very successful interest group within ASTD NY for several years. This SIG is for those who coach individuals and teams as part of workplace learning and development. We welcome professionals with all levels of experience who are interested in building knowledge and expertise in the coaching profession.
Co-Chair: Terri McHugh
Co-Chair: Scott Walsh
Columbia Teachers College Higher Education
The Columbia Teachers College Higher Education SIG is a group created by Columbia Teachers College graduate students. This group brings together Columbia Teachers College students, students from other universities, professionals in practice, industry experts, and Columbia Teachers College alumni interested in the field of learning and development to collaborate, network, and share best practices. Our focus is on learning, organizational development, and higher education. All chapter members are welcome - please join us!
Co-Chair: Amy Lakusiewicz
Co-Chair: Jody Barto
The eLearning SIG is where chapter members come together to learn about and share the latest thinking in leveraging technology to enable learning and performance. The eLearning SIG provides a safe haven to explore ideas and technology in an open, sharing environment. Meetings are held both in person and virtually to provide members the opportunity to gain proficiency and experience in various technologies and tools. We welcome members with all levels of expertise in eLearning and believe that we learn best when we learn together.
Co-Chair: Enid Crystal
Co-Chair: Andrew Sellon
NYU Higher Education
The NYU Higher Education SIG is a group created by NYU graduate students. This group brings together NYU students, students from other universities, professionals in practice, industry experts, and NYU alumni interested in the field of learning and development to collaborate, network, and share best practices. Our focus is on learning, organizational development, and higher education. All chapter members are welcome - please join us!
Co-Chair: Allison Schieli
Co-Chair: Shalini Shroff
Performance Support/Informal Learning
The mission of this SIG is to develop chapter membership understanding of Performance Support and Informal Learning. This SIG strives to provide interactive hands-on learning experiences for participants, provide opportunities to brainstorm PS & IL solutions for job related learning and performance needs, and take a meeting "curriculum" approach that will build upon one another.
Co-Chair: Hal Christensen
Co-Chair: Gail Gross
The Training Directors' SIG is designed for the leaders of training groups within organizations or small business who come together to learn and share best practices about the management of internal learning and performance operations. First-time attendees require pre-screening. If you are interested in joining this very distinct group of learning leaders, contact the SIG Chair directly.
Chair: Margaret Clarkson
Westchester Geographic Interest Group (GIG)
The Westchester Geographic Interest Group is an outreach of the ASTD NY Metro Chapter for those leaders working within Learning and Development, Talent Management, and Human Resources at corporations and businesses in Westchester County and surrounding areas. The group strives to meet quarterly in Westchester to meet the needs of its local members by building a collaborative network of learning leaders and sharing cutting edge best practices.
Co-Chair: David Gilman
Co-Chair: Kathy Meany