Check out our upcoming chapter events. Event descriptions and registration information is listed below.

Upcoming ATD Events

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy

    Unconscious Bias with Scott Fossler

    Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply engrained, universal, and able to influence behavior. This session will help you understand what unconscious bias is, and help you become more aware of your natural, unconscious biases. You will learn the root causes of unconscious bias, understand the business implications of unconscious bias, identify ways to foster positive relationships with members on your team (and others within the organization) who see and act differently, and learn how to nurture an environment where individuals are comfortable bringing their whole self to work every day.

    Energy, passion and humor are words that best describe Scott, as he brings over 25 years of experience in leadership development, change management and organizational design to the work he does for clients and organizations. Scott is a Senior Consultant on the Employee & Leadership Development team at GuideWell/Florida Blue. His BA in Speech Communications and his MBA were earned at Texas A&M University. His professional certifications include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Change Style Indicator, Crucial Conversations, Zodiak, Leading at the Speed of Trust, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other FranklinCovey titles. Scott is also a certified facilitator and feedback provider for the Korn Ferry competency model and 360 Leadership Assessment instrument. Scott lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida and is passionate about snowboarding, physical fitness, reading, cooking and music.

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Webster University, 10417 Centurion Parkway North

    Tax Information and Strategies with BDO's Jessica Handley

    Tax Day is April 17th every year! 

    Has your work status changed recently? Did you become an independent consultant in 2018? Did you start your own LLC? Are you now freelancing?

    IRS Registered Agent, Jessica Handley, will provide a presentation to the ATD NEFL chapter regarding this year’s tax deadline. Please email any questions in advance so she can address them during the program. Email:

    Questions so far:

    • Dos and don’ts of contracting
    • What are essential items to track after launching a LLC?
    • Any good tools or apps to use for tracking expenses if I work as a freelancer?
    • Are the ATD NEFL events deductible?
    • Can I deduct my home, internet and cell phone if I have a home business?
    • Should I become unemployed, what deductions can be made for job searching or interviewing?
    • Is my mileage to my office a deduction?
    About the Speaker 
    Jessica Handley is a senior tax associate with BDO USA, located here in Jacksonville. She has been with BDO (formerly The LBA Group) for over 11 years. Most recently she received her credentials to become a registered agent with the IRS. In addition to being a client manager over many individual tax returns, she also works extensively with small and large corporations. Jessica received her accounting degree from the University of North Florida. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three beautiful children and family. 

    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    • Washington, DC

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Las Vegas, Nevada

    DevLearn Conference & Expo, the leading conference and expo focused on learning technologies, is where the entire industry gathers to share and learn about innovative thinking and emerging technologies, explore the possibilities they present, and define how they can drive innovation within our industry … our organizations … and our learning. It is the place where you can meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and ideas for learning. Join the community of industry pioneers that is defining the future of training and performance! DevLearn 2019 Conference & Expo will be held October 23 – 25 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.


   PO Box 551202
    Jacksonville, FL


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