July 2017 Issue
Have you ever had someone listen to you closely and then offer thoughts or questions that build your understanding of yourself and the world you find yourself in? As someone who regularly spends time with coaches, I get to experience this quite a bit. I find that listening deeply and reflecting on what I hear helps me get comfortable with the discomfort of rapid, continuous change.
In “The Disruption of Digital Learning”, Josh Bersin notes: “In only one generation, we have gone from traditional corporate universities to e-learning, blended learning, talent-driven learning, and then continuous learning. Tools like Google, YouTube, and others have totally changed the learning landscape—our job now is simply to deliver learning to where people are.”
Our ATD community is filled with people who care deeply about lifelong learning and about creating learning experiences that engage employees. The ways we accomplish this work are varied and continuously evolving. We have members working in diverse businesses and areas of talent development. Learning from each other is part of what makes membership so valuable. Engaging with others through networking and events brings opportunities to learn about new strategies for training, onboarding, developing leaders, coaching skills, leveraging technology to build new capabilities in organizations.
So how are you navigating the changing landscape of talent development? How do you develop yourself and your career? Get engaged with the chapter. Check out our events to find opportunities for learning and networking. Interested in learning by doing? Check out our volunteer opportunities.
Janet Williams Hepler
|Chapter Special Events|
Workplace Learning Conference - save the date!
Join us in October for the annual ATD Puget Sound Workplace Learning Conference, more details coming soon!
Self Development For Leaders
July 18, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
@ Mercer Island Community and Events Center
Whether you are responsible for developing individuals or teams, building programs or focusing on your own leadership skills, this session is for YOU. This month’s speaker will review 8 key tips to ensure you are on a path to leadership or that you are continuing to hone your leadership skills.
In her role as Director / Talent for Nordstrom, Amelia Ransom is responsible for strategies and initiatives which improve how the company attracts and retains employees, both in the early stages of career and beyond. She is also responsible for enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion programs.
Amelia has held numerous management positions at the department, store and corporate levels. Amelia served as divisional VP of Diversity Affairs where she supported the company’s commitment to diversity through its efforts in the areas of recruitment, employment, promotion, diversity education and community relations. Amelia has served on local and national non-profit boards, including Seattle Goodwill, Junior Achievement of Western Washington, The National Hispana Leadership Institute, Seattle Central College Foundation, and Strive DC.
What is Member Engagement?
During the ATDps Board Retreat in June, we discussed and brainstormed the question What is member engagement? After a vigorous discussion, we concluded that member engagement was driven by participation. Participating by:
We asked ourselves, what prohibits members from participating? Again, after a vigorous discussion, we concluded:
We are taking action in various ways to reach out to members and talent development professionals in the Greater Seattle area to share our participation opportunities and diversify our offerings to appeal to a larger population. In the upcoming months, we will be providing information sessions so members and non-members can learn about ATDps and the various ways to get engaged.
How can you help? As an ATDps member, we encourage all of you to reach out to your fellow talent development professionals and share what ATDps is all about. If they are interested and want more information have them reach out to me directly or any of our board members.
Here are the current volunteer participation opportunities:
For more detailed information, visit the ATDps website -> About -> Volunteer with ATD -> Volunteer Opportunities or click HERE.
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