December 2016 Issue
Member Pricing Announcement
Hello ATD Puget Sound Members,
Three years ago, the ATD Puget Sound (ATDps) Board developed a three-year strategic plan to develop member value, and to increase member engagement and member retention. We felt that in today’s ever changing culture where time is limited, we needed to reevaluate what members receive for joining the organization. To realize this vision, in November we launched a new website which will allow us to offer information such as job postings, newsletter information, and chapter meeting documents exclusively to members of ATDps. In addition, we recognized that we needed to host chapter meetings with topics that were relevant to you and that also support the ATD National competency model. We respect that your time is limited and booked far in advance, so we have made it a priority to have chapter meetings posted 6 months in advance. Lastly, we found through our data analysis and annual survey that our Talent Development members specialize in different areas within the industry. We made a concerted effort to bring back our Special Interest Groups and Geographic Interest Groups to address the diverse needs of our membership. We now have 6 SIGs/GIGs and are growing. After spending two years developing our infrastructure, the Board is at a point where we can offer more benefits with your ATDps membership.
It is with great excitement that we announce a change to ATD Puget Sound Membership benefits. Effective January 01, 2017, ATD Puget Sound Members will now receive:
Additionally, effective January 01, 2017, ATD Puget Sound member pricing will change. For members renewing after January 01, 2017, the renewal fee will increase by $10.00 going from $65.00 to $75.00. This is the first pricing increase in over 10 years.
Our pricing for new members will increase from $75.00 to $125.00 and include all the member benefits listed above.
In addition, we will change our pricing structure for non-member attendance to ATD Puget Sound events. We will increase our chapter meeting fee to $40 for non-members. We value non-members attendance at our events as we believe we are an inclusive and safe place to learn. We want to encourage all networking opportunities and diversity of thought.
We are excited to expand our offerings and bring this change in 2017. We are confident this positions the chapter to be a viable, engaging chapter focusing on the future of Talent Development Professionals in the Puget Sound region.
|Interest Group Events this Month|
Interested in joining a small group around various talent development interests? Join one of our six interest groups around topics like the CPLP certification, member networking, learning and technology, South Sound professionals, or learning in the purpose economy. Interest group and partner events on our calendar for December include:
We are currently looking for new leaders for the Informal Learning in the Purpose Economy Interest Group and CPLP2 Special Interest Groups. If you are interested in leading one of these groups starting in the new year please contact Azure Kraxberger-Unger at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Chapter Special Events |
ATD Puget Sound is experimenting with bringing more webinars exclusively to our members. This month, focusing on the key competencies of Training Delivery & Instructional Design, we've partnered with Portland, OR firm The Presentation Company to offer a free webinar:
Selling Ideas Through Visual Stories on Wednesday Dec 7 - 10:00 AM PST
Registration link & details here
Dynamic presenter Kevin Campbell will facilitate ATDps members' learning experience in this webinar. Check out what you'll learn and why along with speaker bio below:
Neuroscience tells us that two powerful tools — storytelling and visuals — capture attention and drive people to action. The best storytellers do this because they remember one important fact: People are 22 times more likely to remember a message or data if it’s wrapped in story. So why not present that way?
Join us as TPC's master trainer, Kevin Campbell, shares insights on how to turn dry facts and data into audience-grabbing visual stories. Campbell will demonstrate through real stories why storytelling is so effective in selling ideas and driving the business conversation forward.
In this webinar, you will learn:
Kevin Campbell is a master trainer for The Presentation Company, a business communications firm that specializes in innovative online and onsite presentation skills training. Kevin's career includes over 12 years’ experience in employee training and development, marketing, business communications and management. He has held positions as a Nike Global Trainer, facilitating workshops for employees throughout North and South America. Kevin also spent ten years in the entertainment industry where he honed and crafted story as an on-camera host for networks such as National Geographic, AMC, and A&E. Kevin has also spent time behind the camera developing pilots for Bravo and Comedy Central. With a diverse background in marketing, business and broadcasting, Kevin brings a fresh perspective to today's multimedia business presentations.
Save the Date! Allied Professionals Event February 1st
Weds. Feb 1st, 6-9:00 PM - Mt. Baker Community Club 2811 Mt Rainier Drive S. Seattle, WA 98144
As in previous years, this event will be an evening of in-depth talking and sharing for members of ICF, ATD, LWHRA and PNODN. It will examine the nexus of our fields – coaching, learning and development, human resources and OD consulting. As we all know, there is overlap here as we continue to have common goals and aspirations for ourselves and our workplaces. Our question is: how can we all work together better?
The theme of this year's event is: What is our value to the Business Side? We know we bring value, but when and how do C-Suite execs and others working in sales, finance, operations and other "business side" functions perceive us as making valuable contribution to the well-being of the company as a whole, regardless of whether we're working from inside the company or outside?
Along with stellar speakers and colleagues from our sister organizations, this event will feature new activities and angles to contemplate as well as good food and drink. So bring your New Year’s resolutions and enjoy some winter warmth!
Check future newsletters, the ATDps website and keep and eye on your in-box for additional details as speakers and format firm up. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Director of Special Events
| Chapter Meetings 2017 |
The first 6 months of 2017 chapter meetings will be posted with in the next couple of weeks. As part of our changed member pricing, members get in FREE to all chapter meetings with pre-registration! We have some great offerings coming your way. If you do not see an offering you desire email programs@ATDpugetsound.org and let us know what topics you would like to see at your chapter meetings.
|Board Members 2017|
As the year draws to a close, we’re preparing to welcome our new board members for 2017. I want to thank the selection committee for thoughtfully reviewing the applications. I would like to introduce our new Board members and share a bit about them.
Brent Kobayashi, Director of Membership: Brent comes to the Board with deep experience as a talent management professional. He served on the Board of SHRM in Austin before moving to region and initiating our South Sound geographic interest group (GIG). The South Sound GIG brings great programming and networking opportunities to our members in the South Sound region of Puget Sound. As Director of Membership, Brent will be focused on supporting ATDps members and volunteers, increasing member engagement, as well as growing our membership. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/brentkobayashi)
Samantha Knorr, Director of Programs: Samantha works in talent acquisition where she puts her understanding of human behavior to work in finding the right talent for the organization to thrive. She has been volunteering on the speaker team for our Chapter most recently where she assists with securing, and managing, speakers for our monthly chapter meetings. In the Programs role, Samantha will be responsible for the planning and execution of various monthly and quarterly events for our Chapter. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthaknorr)
Sarah Reynolds, Director of Research: Sarah is a leader of learning, a training specialist with expertise in adult learning and instructional design. She is skilled and identify opportunities to connect and collaborate with professionals to create innovative learning. In the Research role, Sarah will be working to evolve our research and data analysis so the Board can stay tuned to the voices of our members as we make decisions for our chapter. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-nell-reynolds-6811ba5)
Bob Embrey, Director of Finance onboarding: Bob brings to our Chapter professional experience in operations, business development, and leadership within education, non-profit, and private sectors. He has a degree in accounting and in educational administration. In 2017, he will be on-boarding in the Finance role and will take on in full responsibility in January 2018. This year long Finance on-boarding process ensures that our chapter has healthy financial and contract management rigor, processes, and procedures to keep us financially sound. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobembrey)
I’m excited to have each one contribute their energy, ideas, and enthusiasm to serve our chapter to the board. Please welcome our new directors to the ATD Puget Sound Board.
Janet Williams Hepler
Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Workplace Learning Conference at Mercer Island Community Center, the conference survey results are in! We had 98 responses to the facilitator specific surveys and 44 responses to the overall conference survey (a 40% response rate).
80% or more of respondents answered with a 5, 6 or 7 (strongly agree) in regards to conference relevance, application and meeting attendee expectations – a mostly satisfied crowd!
86% of respondents indicated the networking time met expectations, 82% indicated it was a good value for the money, 55% indicated you heard about the conference from a colleague, and 66% of respondents indicated you had not been to an ATDps conference before.
We heard suggestions regarding location, food and beverage, conference length, session length, and session depth and descriptions. Thank you to all of you who took the time to share your feedback! Your comments help to inform future decisions and ensure our conference programming meets your needs.
One consistent piece of feedback from the Annual Survey and the WLC Survey is location. We hear you, and we want to know more! Look for a short pulse survey this month regarding your location preferences. Your responses will help the board make more informed decisions for 2017 and beyond.
Director of Research
| Member Spotlight |
Hello: Melissa Hasley (and Biju) from REI
Where are you from, and what brought you to the Puget Sound area?
I’m a Texan, born and raised in Dallas. Spent a couple of years in the South of France before my husband accepted a job at a company up in Bellevue. We’ve been here 8 years so far and I absolutely love the PNW.
What do you love most about the Talent Development industry?
I naturally gravitated to Talent Development from the HR Business Partner role. I have always had an interest in communication, specifically, how information is communicated to help people gain knowledge and become better or more informed with whatever they’re doing. I love the challenge of being given a topic and figuring out a way to communicate that so that people learn and are able to grow.
Why did you join ATD Puget Sound, and in what ways are you involved?
I was hesitant to join at first. In Dallas I had my PHR certification and tried attending SHRM local events, but I found that it was just a chance for salesmen or recruiters to gather information. That was very off putting to me, I just wanted a place to connect and learn. So as I got into the Talent Development industry, I was a little hesitant – thinking local ATD meetings would be similar. After a couple of years, I decided to attend a monthly meeting and see what it was like. I was pleasantly surprised. I love what ATD has done within the local group – the meetings and events are informative and you’re able to connect with great people always willing to talk and share information and experiences. I try to attend the monthly meeting whenever possible. Their one-off sessions, like the Hackathons, are incredibly informative.
Any fun or interesting facts you would be willing to share?
I’m currently sitting in a room with four dogs. Not at work, I’m working from home today. I don’t have kids, only dogs and tend to just gravitate to having dogs hang out at my house whenever I work from home. Currently it’s my brother’s dogs – he and I work at the same company. It’s like an unofficial doggie daycare around my house. I also have a very understanding husband…especially when the dogs bark every single time he comes home :)
What is a career or development goal you are working on?
I’ve never been one to strive for a title. When asked what my five-year goal is the answer is generally along the lines of just wanting to be happy in my work environment and feel valued. I’d be perfectly happy being a Talent Development Program Manager or Instructional Designer for the length of my career. Luckily ATD and the PS chapter provide great resources to keep me up to date with changes. (And I promise that was not a paid endorsement).
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