January 2018 Issue
And here we are – in 2018! I don’t know about you, but I love that fresh-start and clean-slate feeling that comes with ringing in the New Year. There is something so fresh about January… the air outside is crisp and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is generally behind us. We find ourselves looking ahead.
And with that air of newness comes some changes to our ATD Puget Sound Board. We are starting this year with some fresh faces – ones you have likely seen serving in other capacities within the chapter. Please join me in welcoming Marie Tjernlund as President Elect, Stephanie Tham as Director of Finance, Andrew Herkert as Director of Marketing & Communication and Renin Oliver as Director of Conference & Partnerships. These fine folks join Janet Williams Hepler, Past President; Brent Kobayashi, Director of Membership; and Samantha Knorr, Director of Programs to make up your ATDps Board of Directors. This group is a powerhouse of talented strategic thinkers, dreamers and doers. I could not be more excited for what this year will hold thanks to the work of our board and the involvement of members like you!
You are going to see some fresh changes this year! In our 2017 Annual Survey, you told us that you are particularly interested in technology literacy, industry knowledge skill building and evaluating learning impact. We are grateful for the feedback and opportunity to develop programs that will better meet your professional development needs. Accordingly, we will begin this year with a new 3-year strategic plan that sets our focus on engagement on three fronts – personal, virtual and organizational. Look for new chapter meeting topics, fresh professional development opportunities and, different ways to connect with our amazing network of Talent Development professionals.
Just like January brings a fresh newness to the year; a group of energized and passionate individuals, some quality feedback from you, and a focus on our 3 year plan, is bringing renewal to ATD Puget Sound.
How will you engage, learn, develop and grow with us in 2018?
I look forward to serving you in the year to come!
ATDps Seattle Chapter Meeting - Exploring Cognitive Diversity and Navigating Cultural Differences
January 16, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority and strategic initiative for many talent management functions. Ernst & Young has explored a unique approach to helping their professionals navigate cognitive diversity by offering learning programs and coaching focused on exploring different global mindsets that impact cross-cultural interactions. This approach has strengthened their ability to work with global teams, both internally and with the clients they serve.
The learning objectives:
ATDps South Sound Chapter Meeting - Instructional Design
January 17, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Invista PerformanceSolutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Building 19, Suite 207 Lakewood, WA 98499
ATD Compentency Focus: instructional Design
Instructional Design: Design and develop informal and formal learning solutions using a variety of methods
A special thank you to Don Sosnowski, Executive Director of Invista Performance Solutions, for the generous gift of their offices on the campus of Clover Park Technical College. While we encourage you to become a member of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter, membership is not required to attend our special interest group meetings.
You don’t want to miss this session that will kick off our year with gusto! Share and invite your friends and colleagues to join us.
Employee Learning Week: Under the Hood at SightLife - Gamification at Work
For Employee Learning Week, we offered a “Members Only” peek of SightLife’s new employee Compliance training revamp. We called it “Under the Hood” which took place at SightLife’s offices. Attendees got a chance to learn how a three-day PowerPoint lecture series for new-hire orientation was revitalized by gamifying the experience.
The attendees learned:
The feedback from the attendees was phenomenal:
Thanks you to SightLife, Miranda Greenberg and Marci Morford for leading the maiden voyage of “Under the Hood”. We look forward to more engaging programs in 2018.
Sarah Nell Reynolds
Director of Research
Get involved in the ATD Puget Sound Chapter by volunteering, its a great way to build your network while supporting the local learning community! We have just a few opening left, check out the roles here.
Director of Membership
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