OUR STORY

Founded in 1964, the Capital Region ATD is part of the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners.

The Capital Region Chapter has approximately 170 members who work and live in the Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Our diverse membership includes training and development professionals employed in the public and private sectors as corporate trainers, New York State Agency trainers and independent consultants.



OUR APPROACH

The Capital Region ATD Chapter is dedicated to creating a workforce that is ready to tackle the future of our organizations. Creating a future ready workforce requires expertise and exceptional programming. CRATD provides members opportunities to learn the newest trends in talent development, grow their professional understanding of the industry, and network with industry leaders in the Capital Region.


CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

Your Capital Region ATD Chapter Board is a diverse collection of professionals in a variety of industries. Meet your chapter leadership group by reading their bios, or visiting their LinkedIn page (via the link provided).  Each of our leaders are the Chairperson of a committee within our CRATD community. Click here to find out more about our volunteer committee opportunities.


Tracy Morse, President

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

How to create a compelling presence when facilitating or presenting. 


What are you interested in that most people don't already know about?
I love to bake, Chocolate Cherry Cake is one of my favorites! 


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Cassandra Bixler, President Elect

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The importance of a solid Organizational Change Management (OCM) plan when implementing a new technology solution.


What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

People! As an unapologetic extrovert I know there is so much to be learned from speaking to those with different life experiences and cultural variances from my own.


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Candice Hunt, Immediate Past President

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Building high performing teams. 


What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Musical theater - both watching and performing onstage!


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Gregory Kwaczala, Vice President - Programming

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

How to leverage your social style to adapt to your environment, and forge more effective personal and professional relationships with your peers.  


What are you interested in that most people don't already know about?

Driving safety, many of us drive every day but we often forget it is a skill that needs to be practiced and that best practices for safe driving change over time.  Proper preparation and continued education on safe driving can save lives. 


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Anne Krug, Vice President - Membership

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

How to create learning solutions that are role based and engages the learner.


What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

I like to meal prep on Sundays to make the week go smoother. I prep enough meals to get me and my family through to Thursday.


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Lisa G, Vice President - Marketing & Communications


What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I could handle a 40-minute presentation on distance learning and learning management systems.


What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?

My interests professionally are teaching senior citizens how to use computers.

My interests personally are crafting (knitting, crocheting, quilting), dogs, and raising chickens. 




Misty Ferguson, Vice President - Finance

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Excel processes and formulas that simplify data formatting and analysis. 


What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?

I make and sell dog treats! 


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