May 2017 Issue
Perhaps I’m dating myself here, but I can remember life without high-speed internet. I remember a conversation with my boss about how much would change with high-speed internet. Discussions in the company were focused on delivering “software as a service”. I admit that I was a little skeptical. Amazon was an online bookstore, and online purchasing was not secure. High speed internet was priced for programmers who worked at home.
My how times have changed!
I don’t care about my television, but when the internet goes down, my household gets a little panicky. My smartphone has become “mission control.”
This connectivity and speed created a “flat world” where working globally is something I take for granted. I’m routinely in local and online classes with people from around the world.
How do talent development professionals increase their impact across the globe? How do we stay in tune with the continued globalization of organizations?
On May 19th, we’ll be delving into questions like this at our Learn-a-Palooza conference. This is an opportunity to step away from our daily responsibilities, learn from each other, and explore ideas that will help us bridge where we are today to the future. I hope to see you there, register here!
Janet Williams Hepler
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Learn-a-palooza 3.0 is only 2 weeks away!
Explore this year's theme of Expanding our Reach from Local to Global while we hack our job descriptions and envision the future of Learning and Development
We know there is tremendous talent right here in our own backyard - Learn-a-palooza returns for the third year in a row -- bringing together SMEs from orgs big and small and showcasing local rock stars of L&D and beyond.
We'll kick off with a keynote by Learning Futurist Myra Travin, speaking on Who Are We Now? From Instructional Designers to Learning Environment Designers in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Followed by speed learning rounds and a lunchtime chat with Learn-a-palooza creator Darren Nerland (check out his companion site Learnapalooza.net for even more on speakers and agenda) and cultural explorer Jolene Jang.
Expanding on Myra's talk and teasing out pain points or other themes from the Speed Learning rounds, we'll close out the afternoon with a mini-hackathon. Stick around after all that for some relaxed networking over drinks and appetizers.
Some of the Speed Learning rounds this year include:
There's still time to register - but hurry, this event has sold out the past 2 years in a row. We look forward to seeing chapter members and friends of ATD alike on Friday May 19th at City University for this fun and informative day-long professional development event. (includes lunch and post-event networking social)
ATD Puget Sound thanks partner and Premier Sponsor City University Seattle for hosting LAP 3.0.
Thanks to Caveo Learning for treating attendees to happy hour after the event.
Additional sponsorship provided by SumTotal/SkillSoft.
This chapter meeting on Tuesday May 16th will focus on the Coaching competency of ATD's competency model. ATD defines coaching as a systematic process to improve others’ ability to set goals, take action, and maximize strengths. The best coaching encourages the coachee to tap their own creativity and resourcefulness in finding ways to experiment and grow.
This session will provide examples of how coaching has been used in organization as part of learning programs, and as an intervention for cultural change. We’ll review the elements of a great coaching conversation. Participants will also have a chance to practice some coaching skills that they can bring back to the workplace. Register here.
Develop Your Leadership Skills through Volunteering
Taking on a leadership volunteer role within an association can develop leadership skills that transfer to the business world in a meaningful way.
“People grow and become leaders by making a commitment to a cause, and having personal responsibility and accountability.” (The Single Best Way To Develop Leadership Skills by Alice Korngold, www.Fastcompany.com)
“Successful leaders must be able to communicate, motivate, and work toward a shared goal in an environment of mutual respect and shared planning with a diverse group of people. Volunteering offers an excellent opportunity to develop these interpersonal skills.” (Developing Leadership Skills Through Skill-Based Volunteering by Rob Denton and Anthony Notle, 2/13/2013)
Take the leap and make a difference in ATDps and yourself. Volunteer today!
For detailed descriptions, please visit our volunteer section or reach out to me or any of our board members.
Director of Membership
Did you know:
I found this out via ATD Blogs. They have a variety of topics such as:
As a Training Professional I read a variety of articles/studies to help me understand my role as well as my professional work and performance. I also share what I’ve found with colleagues and co-workers.
Give it a try today to see what you can learn via ATD, where the learning never ends.
Director of Research
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WORKPLACE LEARNING CONFERENCE- SAVE THE DATE!
ATDps annual Workplace Learning Conference (WLC) will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Registration and more information to be announced next month. Our call for RFPs will be released soon. We hope you will mark Thursday, October 5, 2017 for a day to grow, network and get energized about the talent development industry. Follow us on LinkedIn for updates on RFP calls, speakers, sessions, etc. #WLC2017 #ATDps
Interested in joining a small group around various talent development interests? Join one of our three interest groups around topics like networking, learning and technology, or South Sound professionals. Interest group and partner events on our calendar for May include:
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