November 2017 Issue
With Thanksgiving around the corner and the leaves swirling about, change is in the air. Students are back at school and traffic has increased. I’m moving back into my home after four months of house-sitting and staying with amazing hosts. All this transition has given me plenty of opportunity to practice staying present and grounded even amid the constant moving around the city.
In talking to our members, I know I’m not alone. Organizations are working on building new capabilities. Leaders are being asked to stretch and grow in new ways. Our region is growing, businesses are changing rapidly, and reports from the cutting edge would say that we’re heading towards another significant shift in how talent development professionals are learning to anticipate the needs of their learners and thinking of ways to design learning experiences.
This is also the season where think ahead to 2018 and beyond. We asked you to vote for our President Elect in 2018. We’re happy to announce that Marie Tjernlund is stepping into this role in January. We’re thrilled to have her bring her leadership, creativity, and passion for learning to the board!
Speaking of change, as a board, we’ve been focused on our strategy going forward. We’ve determined that to provide a valuable experience for our members, we will align our goals to three core principles.
1. Personal Engagement. We want to create a vibrant member network that empowers professionals to develop talent in the workplace. We do this through our program, our conference, our Special Interest Groups and our volunteer opportunities where you can develop your skills and connect with other professionals in the area.
2. Organizational Engagement. Build partnerships with organizations to increase impact in the region and deliver increased value to our members. In addition to cultivating partners who sponsor our larger events, we’re considering new ways to partner with organizations in the region. In December, we’ll be holding an “under the hood” event for our members to dive deep into how one of our local organizations built an amazing onboarding program.
3. Virtual Engagement. Remove barriers and increase the ease of engaging with the chapter by offering technology-enabled content and ways to engage virtually. We’re looking at ways to connect virtually so that you have more choices of content. Stay tuned for more announcements in this area.
We’re excited about the possibilities. If you have ideas and would like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you!
Janet Williams Hepler
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:
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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
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Director of Membership
Update Your Profile and Win!
To maximize your member engagement opportunities, it is crucial that ATDps has a solid foundation of information of who we serve. This allows us to create programming and networking events that meet the needs of our diverse membership in the Puget Sound area.
Please take and few minutes to update your profile between November 1 and November 30, 2017 and be eligible to win one of the following prizes:
• Best Selling Book – Learning in the Age of Immediacy by Brandon Carson
• $25 Starbucks Gift Card
|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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