President's Welcome Message

Welcome and welcome back!
Our main theme this year will be TRANSFORMATION; defined as “a complete or major change in someone or something’s appearance, form, etc.”

It started on May 6 when ASTD President and CEO Tony Bingham announced the rebranding of the association. The training and development field has changed and grown dramatically since ASTD was founded 71 years ago. Now the rebranded Association for Talent Development (ATD) has taken the next step in reflecting and supporting the global nature, tremendous diversity, influence and impact of this profession.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter is transforming as well. Not only we will become ATD, we will be changing our chapter name to better reflect the region we serve. Soon every member will have an opportunity to review our bylaws and approve our new name.
We’re preparing to recognize our 60th anniversary in 2015. Whether you’re a new, current or past member, we will be honoring our past and celebrating our future.

One thing that remains the same in this sea of change is our vision to be the “go to” organization for workplace learning and performance and our mission to provide relevant professional growth opportunities remains constant. In order to maintain the quality of our programs we’ve increased the price from $20 for members/$30 for non-members to $25 for members/$35 for non-members. We are offering a September/October/Novemberbundle for $60 and our membership dues remain the same at $65 for new members, $55 for renewals and $25 for students. If you are in transition, we have special, discounted rates for membership and events. Please contact any board member.

I hope you’ll join us on our journey of transformation. Do you have suggestions about other ways in which we might transform to serve you better? Please send your ideas to or speak to any board member. We’d love to hear from you and I hope to see you at a program in the near future.

All the best,

Patrice Hannotte

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Thank you for a successful 2014!

2014 was a very productive and successful year for our 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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