In my mind, September is the longest month of the year. The first day of Fall is in September, and the anticipation of slightly cooler weather seems to go on forever since we don't usually experience a change until October. It also makes me realize we are three quarters of the way through 2015, which makes me reflect on the goals of the year, and how much still needs to be accomplished!
Last month, Julie Sanders, Leadership Development Specialist for Lee Memorial Health System, gave a great presentation. She shared how with less than one week to plan, you can still put together an informative and interactive learning workshop using tools from the internet such as YouTube and Google. There were a lot of solid take-aways from this session!
This month we are borrowing talent from a neighboring chapter, Suncoast ATD! Shawn Overcast, a Managing Consultant for Metrics That Matter, will be presenting "Making Training Evaluation and Workforce Analytics Easy." More and more organization stakeholders are asking for measurements of the effectiveness of training and we are fortunate to welcome a top expert in the field. I hope you will join us to learn about connecting people processes to business impact.
As you know, our theme for 2015 is "The Year of the Member." We are proud of our chapter and its accomplishments, and plan to continue to thrive for another 25 years! If you have been thinking about getting more involved, stay tuned for a special event that will be held this month that will give you the opportunity to learn more about our chapter and how to get involved.
We look forward to seeing you this month!
ATD Southwest Florida Chapter celebrating its 25th year!