January 15, 2015 - This January, John Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of Avalon Foster Group, took over as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD). For many who belong to the learning and development community, the organization might also be recognized as the Association for Training and Development or ASTD before their rebranding in 2014.
As President, John intends to deepen the relationship between the ATD National and the Maryland Chapter to expose more resources to the chapter’s members. With the help of fellow Board Members and volunteers, the chapter will continue improving the overall experience for chapter members through relevant and cutting-edge programs, and by offering more collaborative events for information sharing and networking. In his President’s Message on the ATD Maryland website, John is quoted as saying—
April 28, 2015 - John Fitzpatrick joins the one and only Stone Payton on Learning Insights Radio for a conversation on the latest trends in the learning and development industry. Learning Insights Radio provides case studies, lessons learned, and leading-edge business practices from learning leaders across the country. Stone is constantly meeting and learning from innovative, passionate, driven people—inspiring individuals from all walks of life who have chosen to live into their dreams…and serve others who wish to do the same. Listen to the Show!
February 14, 2013 - Greg Ciminera, Senior Consultant / Project Leader with Avalon Foster Group, provided special event planning insights and management tips to over 400 business owners and leaders in the greater Gettysburg area including Maryland for the upcoming 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg. The seminars, held Feb. 12-13, were coordinated by the Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) to plan and manage the special ceremonies, reenactments, grand openings, and additional events that are expected to draw high visitation during a 10-day period beginning at the end of June and lasting through July 7.
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Avalon Foster Group, LLC, for a partnership that will market and deliver learning technology solutions and consulting to the private sector.