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Skill Development on a Shoestring: How to Grow Your Talent Outside the Classroom! with Author HALELLY AZULAY

  • Mon, March 04, 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)
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Monday Morning Speaker: Halelly Azulay

Skill Development on a Shoestring:  How to Grow Your Talent Outside the Classroom!



With tight budgets and the need to keep up our skills, we are challenged to find ways to address our development needs. While most people think of classroom and online training as the first place to look, these development methods can be costly and complex. In addition to budgetary restrictions, training may simply not be the best way to address many learning needs. In this highly interactive and dynamic session, we will explore multiple non-training ideas for developing your skills and competencies on a tight budget and outside the classroom.

We will consider the pros and cons of various non-training development methods, consider the requirements and specifications of three unusual development ideas, and begin to create a strategy for implementing new development methods right away to boost your career success

Learning Objectives:

  • ·         Identify and assess various skill development methods that can be applied outside the classroom and on a tight budget.

  • ·         Analyze three specific examples of non-training development methods.

  •      Develop a strategy for incorporating new development methods into your job search.


Halelly Azulay

Halelly Azulay is a consultant, facilitator, speaker and author with over 20 years of professional experience in workplace learning and communication
in corporate, government, regulatory, nonprofit and academic organizations. She is the author of Employee Development on a Shoestring (ASTD 2012), a book providing managers and supervisors hands-on tools and techniques for developing employees outside the classroom.

Halelly is the president of
TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company specializing in leadership, communication skills, teambuilding, facilitation, coaching, and emotional intelligence with all organizational levels including C-level leaders, frontline managers and individual contributors.

Halelly works with organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Naval Research, FINRA (formerly NASD), and the University of Maryland among others. She's Past President of the Board of the Metro DC chapter of ASTD where she served in various Board leadership roles from 2005 to 2010 and has been selected to serve on the 2013 ASTD Leaders Conference Planning Advisory Committee (ALC PAC). Halelly was a judge for the 2009 and 2010 Apollo Awards for excellence in employee development and is a sought after speaker at conferences and meetings for various organizations such as ASTD International Conference (2012, 2013), GMAC, GAMA International, the Human Resource Leadership Forum, The National-Louis University Women’s Leadership conference, Mid-Atlantic Facilitators’ Network, the International Coaches Federation, The Training Officers' Conference, ASTD Leadership Conference, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine’s Management Conference.

Halelly is a contributing author to numerous books such as The Insider’s Guide to Supervising Government Employees, The Pfeiffer Annual: Training, The Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting, and The Trainer's Warehouse Book of Games, as well as articles and blogs. She blogs at

Halelly earned a B.A. (cum laude) and an M.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland with a focus on training and development and intercultural/organizational communication. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key Honor Society. Halelly holds professional certifications in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Apter Motivational Style Profile (AMSP), the Index of Emotional Intelligence, Development Dimensions, Inc. (DDI) training, Conner Partners’ Change Management methodology, and PDI’s Profilor 360° Assessment. She has completed coursework toward a Human Performance Improvement (HPI) certification and ICF Coaching Certification. 

CONTACT Halelly:


Twitter: @HalellyAzulay


 Author of Employee Development on a Shoestring

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Plan to join us after the meeting for networking.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING directions.
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Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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