August 2018 Issue
When I first learned of and joined ATDps, I was new in my career and the sole person in a one-person training department. I desperately wanted to be mentored and to find “my people”. You know, the ones you can nerd out with about the latest brain science research, new storyboarding tools and ice breaker ideas? Yeah, those people ;-) Sometimes I just want to pinch myself because I can hardly believe all the awesomeness that can be found in this community. And there really is something for everyone; those who are solo in their org, or part of large teams, those new in role to those well-seasoned in Learning and Development; the whole gamut. I am so inspired by the people involved in ATDps and I am continually learning and growing as a result.
As you know, we have been focusing as a Board on our programs and outreach on engagement, specifically engagement in three areas: personal, virtual and organizational. Last month, we launched the first of our monthly virtual chapter meetings. These meetings are an opportunity for you to connect with this community from anywhere, no commute required! This month we will be recapping our learnings from ICE, ATD’s national conference and exposition. You don’t want to miss it - Register here!
And if you are interested in innovation and honing your competitive edge, you will want to be at our Workplace Learning Conference on Thursday, October 4th. We have a really exciting line up of speakers and learning opportunities to help you remain competitive in this rapidly growing and changing business world. Early bird registration opens this month here – I can’t wait to see you there!
Our ambassador team, led by our Ambassador Manager Samantha Thomson-Daly, is working hard at reaching out to new and current members to ensure we all know our resources within the chapter to connect with “our people” so our learning and growing continues. We always have opportunities to get involved too, so if you want to engage more with this vibrant community, please reach out to anyone on our board. We would love to hear from you!
ATDps Virtual Chapter Meeting - "Breaking the ICE": Innovations & Inspirations from the 2018 ATD International Conference & Expo
August 22, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Virtual
This program was originally scheduled for June. It has been re-scheduled for August 22nd. If you haven't registered, we invite you to join us.
Not able to attend the recent 2018 ATD International Conference and Exposition that featured keynotes from President Obama and Marcus Buckingham? You can still glean the benefits! You are invited to a virtual ATDps Chapter Meeting in which we will bring together highlights from the conference from chapter members who attended. Hosted by Chapter President, Erin Clarke and President-Elect, Marie Tjernlund, you’ll hear highlights about current innovations, inspirations and tools for workplace learning professionals.
HEY! Those of you who DID attend ICE – do you have a favorite session and tips to tell us about? Use this form and submit your request to be part of this unique event and come share a 3 to 5 minute overview of your insights with our virtual audience.
This fast-paced 90 minute online meeting will feature open Q&A and an opportunity for networking.
|Special Annual Event|
Annual Leaders in Talent Development
August 14, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:00 PM | 10 Degrees, 1312 E Union Street, Seattle
This is an evening event with limited registrations available.
You are invited to the ATD Puget Sound Chapter “Leaders in Talent Development” event on Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at 10 Degrees in Seattle. This event is free to members and is a highlight of the summer.
Come explore what it means to be a leader in the Talent Development industry as you join us for an interesting and engaging networking and learning event hosted by the ATD Puget Sound chapter board of directors.
At this special event, you will have the opportunity to:
This event is a perfect occasion for those of you who want to explore leadership trends with thought leaders, learn from others on how to build leadership qualities, and get acquainted with other learning & development enthusiasts.
This event is free to ATDps chapter members. Non-members can attend for $40. Space is limited! We encourage you to secure your spot now. Light appetizers will be provided.
|Workplace Learning Conference|
Workplace Learning Conference - October 4th
We’re excited to offer you a great Workplace Learning Conference coming up on October 4th at the Lynnwood Convention Center!
This year’s theme is Innovation for Success: Building Your Competitive Edge, with particular focus on:
We have 16 facilitators who will be leading engaging and relevant sessions to help attendees learn and share from each other.
Check our website as we continue to post more information and mark your calendar!
L&D for the L&D Professional
Inherent to our role as L&D professionals is to take care of others, show up for others and lead others. We are the creators of experiences for our customers. How often do we assume the role of a learner and customer? Are we like doctors who often say they make terrible patients?
How can we turn the tables and be consumers of L&D? Do we take time for ourselves (and our teams) to take a class, learn a new skill and apply it to our everyday lives? A boss once told me that 10% of your work week should be on time for you/your team to step back and assess/brainstorm/learn. Ask yourself a few questions:
We at ATD hope the answers to these questions prompt you to remember to continue your learning. Some ideas (besides formal classroom training):
What are ways you continue to grow and learn? Send them my way!
Sarah Nell Reynolds
Director of Research
|Volunteer of the Month|
August 2018 ATDps Volunteer of the Month - Lynne Putz
Lynne Putz is our chapter’s Newsletter Editor and month after month pulls together our updates and announcements to create a communication channel that is instrumental in getting the word out to you, our members.
When Lynne started volunteering with us, she had recently made a career change and shared that she wanted to find something that would enable her to give back to the learning and development community. She has been serving in this role since October 2016. Lynne is seamlessly able to work with a variety of volunteers and board members and is an excellent collaborator. In her almost two years as newsletter editor, she has helped to create processes and procedures for what was once a hectic swirl of email exchanges. This ensures all the appropriate information is clearly and consistently communicated to our community. If you have ever talked with Lynne, you are well aware that Lynne is tenacious, an explorer of new ideas and inspirational. She is an absolute asset to our community.
Lynne, we are grateful for you and your service of this chapter!
|Join an Interest Group: Connect with Local Learning Professionals|
Join one of our interest groups to network with your local talent development colleagues. Interest group and partner events on our calendar for this month include:
Summary: Being a ‘training team of one’ can be a challenge – the Small Training Team SIG is designed to be a place where individuals who find themselves on a small training team (less than 5 people) can come together to share best practices and brainstorm ideas. We’ll share challenges and discuss possible solutions based on others’ experiences - Hack-a-Thon or Action Learning style.
Where: PCC Community Markets corporate office space at 3131 Elliott Ave, Seattle 98121 (North downtown/Lower Queen Anne border on the waterfront by the Sculpture Park)
Points of Contact: Eileen Barnes, Instructional Designer @ AeroTEC and Melissa Hasley, Training Manager at PCC Community Markets
When: Tuesday, August 28 @ 4:30 - 6:30 PM then once per quarter | Small Training Team Interest Group
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