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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.

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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.  Click the name of the individual or their picture to visit their full Linkedin page. 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.

Schyler Houck

CRATD President

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

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and type differences.

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

Neuroscience.  I find it fascinating how the various chemical compounds in our bodies and synapses work to affect behavior and decision making.

Candice Hunt

Vice 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!

Lisa Ryan

Vice President of Finance

Immediate Past President

 

Deanna Copper

Vice President of Programs

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

How Adults Learn

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

Onboarding

Barbara Davis

Vice President of Marketing

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

The Benefits of Mentoring

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

Swimming and Water Safety

Robert Frederick

Vice President of Memberships

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

Better Questions Create Better Answers Every Time

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

Hiking the White Mountains (NH) and staying overnight at the the 8 mountain top huts

Tracy Morse

Vice President of Communications

Kelly Richards

Vice President of Special Events

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

History of Lake George

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

Historic Architecture and Design

Jon Sajan

Member At-Large

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

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

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

Computer Technology

Melissa Nunez

Member At-Large

 

Brian Tranmontano

Member At-Large

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

How to Communicate so that You Are Heard

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

Reading and writing fiction and non-fiction. It is a chance to understand a different experience and how others perceive the world.