October 2017 Issue
Fall is here, bringing crisp air, some welcome (or not welcome) rain, busier schedules, “back to school” feeling of anticipation. One thing I remember from the beginning of the school year, was my excitement over choosing classes. When I look at the lineup for our Workplace Learning Conference, I feel that same anticipation along with a feeling of wanting to attend them all. Our Conference Team is bringing some amazing keynote speakers and an exciting lineup of sessions. Check the list here, and if you haven’t done so yet, register here.
I'm also anticipating is the programs and events for our chapter in 2018. Our organization is for our members and fueled by our members who volunteer. We’re thinking about ways that we can better serve our members. To do that well, we need hear from you. Please take 10 minutes of your time to share your thoughts and feedback with us via the annual membership survey (Click here to start). Your feedback helps us hone our programs and events to inspire your personal and professional development.
I hope to see you at the Conference and hear from you on the survey!
Janet Williams Hepler
|Chapter Special Events|
Join your colleagues for the ATD Puget Sound's Workplace Learning Conference October 5th
Starting off the day will be Catherine Bachy who brings over a decade of experience of working with leadership teams and individuals to help navigate change and move forward with clear, doable plans. She speaks on leadership embodiment and presence in a quickly changing world.
Our closing keynote for the conference will be Paul Meshanko. Paul is a professional speaker, with over twenty years of experience focusing on leadership development and organizational culture change. He speaks on Managing the Rapids of Change by going “behind the curtains” of how our brains respond to new situations and challenges while incorporating research from neuroscience, psychology and anthropology. Paul is also offering a special program our members-only lunch session.
There is something for everyone at this year's Workplace Learning Conference! We’ve designed this conference for people at all levels who are passionate about developing talent in organizations. Whether you're a recent grad, new to your role, or a seasoned Talent Development practitioner or leader -- we've got something for you.
Selected Topics Include:
We will have more than 15 different sessions to explore strategies for developing personal, team and organizational agility in a rapidly changing workplace.
Don’t miss the annual Workplace Learning Conference, October 5, 2017
Learning Content Curation: Successes & Lessons Learned
November 14, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Mercer Island Community & Event Center
As companies struggle to create the right learning content at the speed the market needs it, learning content curation is growing more and more popular. This interactive session will explore how to leverage curation as a learning organization and how to drive crowd-sourced curation to optimize a culture of learning and teaching. In addition to industry best practices, Jami will walk through Slalom’s curation approach (including the launch of Workday Learning), successes, and lessons learned.
You’ll leave the session with:
This program will focus on the Instructional Design ATD competency.
Engage through volunteering – current openings:
For more detailed information, visit the ATDps website -> About -> Volunteer with ATD -> Volunteer Opportunities or click HERE.
ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter.
The purpose of ENGAGE! is to share information about the ATD Puget Sound Chapter and highlight ways members and potential members can engage with the chapter in order to meet their own personal and professional goals.
· About ATDps – a brief background on ATDps and the membership
· Membership – who joins ATDps, types of memberships and what’s included
· Member Value – why join ATDps
· Events – what are the various ATDps events throughout the year
· Communications – how ATDps communicates to the membership
· Partnerships – learn how you or your organization can partner with ATDps
· Volunteering – overview of the various volunteering opportunities
Upcoming ENGAGE! Dates
For more information, please contact the Director of Membership, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Membership
ATD Puget Sound is always trying to improve our game and it is time to release our annual Member Survey . Through this survey, we will be able to better quantify our programming, pricing strategies, and membership value. Armed with these results, we will work to improve resources, education, and programming for years to come.
The results from the Member Survey will educate and inform the board and administration for many years. I urge you, through Member Survey participation, to influence the direction of our chapter for years to come. The more feedback we receive, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing services and develop new ones to meet emerging needs
By completing the survey, you can opt in to be entered into a drawing for an annual membership to ATD Puget Sound – we will draw two winners.
We — the ATD Puget Sound Chapter Board of Directors — ask each of our members to take the Member Survey by October 9 and to take a step forward in making our chapter the best in the nation. Let your voice be heard! Click here to respond now.
Sarah Nell Reynolds
Director of Research
|Interest Groups: Connect with local learning professionals|
Interested in joining a small group around specific talent development topics and interests?
Join one of our four interest groups around topics like networking, learning and technology, or South Sound professionals. Interest group and partner events on our calendar for September include:
Power Membership offers members twice the support, twice the resources, and twice the networking than just one membership.
ATD membership provides the tools you need for success. Chapter membership applies those tools to your organization and community. Together you are a Power Member!
Learn more about Power Member benefits here.
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