August 2017 Issue
One of my favorite interview questions is to ask someone to describe themselves, then to tell me why they chose the words they did. The responses tell me how people think about themselves, and how comfortable they are with creativity in the moment. It is also an opportunity for them to share their brand—the things they are known for. I’ve been thinking about our chapter, what is special about it, and what words I use to describe what I love about our chapter. Here are the words and descriptions I associate with ATD Puget Sound.
Innovative: We’ve hosted a variety of programs with different methods to foster learning—from presentations and coaching to speed learning and design thinking. These programs bring forward a variety of innovative solutions to learning challenges.
Curious: Our chapter members are hungry to learn from each other: what technologies they are experimenting with, what challenges they face, what solutions they are pursuing and what successes they have realized.
Generous: Whether they are serving on the board, at an event, or contributing to a special project, our volunteers generously give their time and talent to serve the chapter.
Collaborative: I can count on our board and our members to co-create solutions to better serve our members and engage our community. We collaborate to identify key trends facing our profession, and in fact your next opportunity to do that will be at our Leaders in Talent Development Event on August 17th. Reserve your space here.
Committed: Our members demonstrate a keen focus on making a difference in the organizations they serve—whether they are working internally or as consultants. Reserve your place at the Workplace Learning Conference, on October 5th to learn about developing agility in individuals and organizations from an amazing group of speakers and facilitators.
I also know that I’m only one voice. I’d love to hear from you. How would you describe ATD Puget Sound? Please take 3-5 minutes to share the top adjectives you use to describe our chapter in our Pulse Survey here. What will we do with them? We’re working on onboarding and promotional materials that represent ATDps to Talent Development professionals in Puget Sound. We want to be sure we capture our chapter brand and value from the most important people: our members. Please take a moment to share your thoughts.
Engage, Connect, Learn!
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
Leaders in Talent Development
August 15, 2017 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Register now for ATD Puget Sound’s Annual Leaders in Talent Development Event: Tuesday August 15, 2017, 5:30-8:30pm @1312 East Union Street in Seattle 98122.
This event is free to members and is the highlight of the summer! Highlights include networking, best practice sharing, and a panel discussion from leaders in our industry. This event is a perfect place for discussing industry trends with thought leaders, learning from others on pressing topics, and appreciating your colleagues in this amazing Talent Development space.
This year’s panelists include:
We hope to see you there! Registration is now open and this events fills fast; the last three years it was standing room only. We encourage you to secure your spot now! (Please note there will be no chapter meeting in August.)
Are you looking for an opportunity to help make a difference and grow our Chapter? We have new opportunities for you to volunteer this month. Follow the links for each role to find additional information. Please reach out to Brent Kobayashi, Membership Director, or one of our Board members, if you have questions or would like to learn more.
ATD Cascadia 2017 Annual Conference
ATD-Cascadia invites ATDps members to their Annual Conference November 9th in Portland. As a benefit of membership with ATDps, use the code ATDPS and register at the Cascadia Member rate.
|Interest Groups: Connect with local learning professionals|
ATDps - Seattle Networking Interest Group -1st Birthday Edition!!
A year ago, this small but mighty networking group began and now it's time to celebrate our first birthday! Join us as we celebrate with door prizes and goodies, whether you're a regular attendee or it's your first time! Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us in Fremont on the first Thursday of each month to network, exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.
Register here for this special edition so we can ensure we have enough space for everyone. During the summer months, the group can be found near the patio. During the winter months, we're usually located inside in the farthest right corner. If you can't find us, ask the staff -- they'll send you in the right direction! For more information, email the event host, Holly Walker.
Are you interested in joining a small group around specific talent development topics and interests?
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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