ATD SWFL Newsletter
September 2015 Newsletter

ATD SWFL Monthly Newsletter

September 2015   
Message from the President

Christine DavlinIn 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!

Warm regards,

Christine Davlin
ATD Southwest Florida Chapter celebrating its 25th year!

September Learning Event: Making Training Evaluation and Workforce Analytics Easy

SHawn OvercastMore and more organization stakeholders are asking for measurements of the effectiveness of training, presented in a way that meaningful decisions can be made in a timely fashion. Join the September 16, 2015 ATD Southwest Florida lunch meeting with Shawn Overcast, a leader in workforce and talent analytics, and learn about how to connect people processes to business impact.

Meeting participants will:

  • Engage in learning evaluation discussions across industries Review sample business impact survey questions
  • Share expert tips on how to present evaluation information to clients and stakeholders
  • View the latest in automated technology for learning evaluation

We are fortunate to welcome a top expert in the field of Training Measurement and Evaluation to our September meeting. In addition to her full time job helping companies design and implement evaluation strategies, Shawn Overcast is a member and avid supporter of the Suncoast ATD Chapter and is excited about coming here to bring news of the exciting trends and resources in this challenging field. We hope everyone will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.



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Lee Memorial Health System ( Fort Myers)
Leadership Development Specialist

This role will identify leadership development needs and issues, and enhance and/or design programs to address them: Design and launch of leadership development programs: designing multi-level LD programs that support LMHS business strategy and development needs for front line leadership, mid-level operational leaders and high potential leaders across all System entities.

The District School Board of Collier County (Naples)
Manager Career Development and Training

The selected candidate will be responsible for analyzing, developing and implementing training and development that support immediate and strategic organizational needs and goals.

Cricket Wireless (Fort Myers)
Sr. HR Generalist

Under the direction of the company management, the Senior HR Generalist will develop, implement and oversee high quality human resource processes, systems, products and services to the company.

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Wednesday, September 2 - Leadership and Development: Tools for High Performance

Thursday, September 3 - Utilizing Learning Data for Proactive Compliance Reporting

Thursday, September 10 - Turning Sales Managers into Great Coaches

Tuesday, September 15 - Design Learning Experiences You Can Deliver, Manage, and Measure

Monday, September 21 - How to Get Started in Talent Development

Wednesday, September 23 - Is CPLP Right for You?

Wednesday, September 23 - Stand Out: Networking

Friday, September 25 - Appreciation in the Workplace: What it Does and Doesn't Do for Your Organization

Wednesday, September 30 - Creating a Culture of Accountability in Healthcare

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