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Audio series where CNY ATD hosts conversations with the leaders and practitioners behind talent development efforts in CNY organizations. Through these short interviews you will learn more about what various organizations and individuals are doing to develop and grow the knowledge, skills and abilities of their work force.
Walk away with a few ideas you could implement yourself.

August 2019 Chat

In this second in the Talent Chat series, Mark Britz, CNY ATD Emerging Chair, sits down with Melanie Brunet Relyea, Director, Training and Performance Management at Oneida Nation Enterprises, LLC to discuss how they're approaching talent development specifically in the areas of new hire orientation and leadership across casinos, convenience stores, golf courses, food services and their other entities. It’s a massive undertaking but Melanie’s small but mighty team is up for the challenge, taking an internal consultant approach and working in concert with managers and VPs to make learning a key part of the growth at Oneida Nation Enterprises


You'll learn where and how talent development is deployed, the importance of full organization support and the various challenges in supporting a rapidly growing enterprise.


Melanie Brunet Relyea
Director, Training and Performance Management

Melanie strategically consults and aligns with business partners across all enterprises of the Oneida Nation, providing a world class educational experience that ensures the personal and professional development of employees and the growth and success of each business enterprise served.

Past Chats

April 2019 Chat

In this inaugural episode Mark Britz, CNY ATD Emerging Chair, sits down with Allyson Roote, Director of Learning and Organizational Development at The Bonadio Group, a public accounting and business consulting firm, to discuss how they're approaching the development needs of their workforce in ways that both help engagement and impact as well as their plans for the future.


You'll learn how Bonadio is moving beyond industry compliance and regulatory training only, tying learning to their culture, and the emergence of Bonadio University.


Allyson Roote
Director of Learning and Organizational Development

Allyson is responsible for working hand-in-hand with all levels of the firm to develop a robust and dynamic learning strategy. She ensures that the learning solutions drive performance and focus on a holistic approach to development. Allyson has a passion for motivating people and helping them reach their potential. 

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Syracuse, NY 13217-6343


Central New York Chapter of
Association for Talent Development (ATD)

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