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ATD SWFL Monthly Newsletter

July 2016   
Message from the President

Christine DavlinGreetings!

Happy Independence Day! July always reminds me that we are now halfway through the year, only 23 more weeks till Christmas (okay, I was just trying to give you something "cooler" to think of...)!

Last month, Erin Burnheimer, our VP of Membership, from the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, hosted our monthly meeting; "A culture of learning- from on-boarding to leadership." The program broke from our normal monthly meeting format with a field trip and different time frame. It was very informative and included a panel discussion with members of their executive team. The meeting was followed by a tour of the facility and hotel. Check out more pictures on our web site!

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This month, on July 20, we are offering the opportunity to talk about topics in your talent development job that challenges you. From time to time, I believe that we all wish we had an audience of professionals that we could discuss what we face in our roles. Let's be honest, most people just don't understand what we do! We invite you to submit your topic, preferably when you register, so we can facilitate these live discussions. This is your chance to throw anything out there!

We also have created a niche with our SIG meetings, led by Lorna Kibbey. The next meeting will be held on July 18th.

Additional information for both meetings can be found on our website http://tdswfl.org. If you have any ideas for future presentations, or are interested in hosting or facilitating a program, please contact Lorna, our VP of Programs at Lkibbey@lkibbey.com.

On behalf of the entire board, we hope to see you in the near future!

Warm regards,

Christine Davlin

Member Choice - Various Topics July 20th

Learning Event

Would you love to have the opportunity to talk about topics in your training/speaking job that really challenge you? This is your opportunity!

Members and guests will randomly select four topics for discussion during our luncheon meeting. You are invited to submit your topic either when you register - or when you arrive at the meeting. We will facilitate four discussions - each ten minutes in length - on topics of your choosing.

Examples of topics include: "Fitting 8 hours of content into a 3-hour program" and "Engaging people who don't want to be there." If you like, you can even volunteer to facilitate your own topic!


CPLP Update by Rebecca Ruding

Rebecca RudingLooking for a way to quickly prove your value when applying for new positions? Consider the Certification of Performance and Learning Professional (CPLP).

With only 1,484 certifications worldwide, the CPLP promotes your Talent Development expertise and experience in the field, instantly bringing credibility to your personal brand. Interested in learning more? Join us at our monthly study group even if you're just interested in learning more about CPLP.

Contact Rebecca Ruding for more information.

2016 Testing Schedule | New Learning System | Preparing for the CPLP



CPLP Study Group: Email Rebecca Ruding for details at Reba422@gmail.com.

Date: July 11th | Time: 5:30 PM | Location: Starbucks Gulf Coast Town Center

Special Interest Group Update: Independent Training and Speaking Professionals

Last month six professionals attended this growing group. As usual, there was a lot to discuss! We found ourselves focusing on two primary subjects: whether to establish a niche and burnout - intertwined with generational differences, diversity, and job expectations!

Our next meeting will be a breakfast gathering on Monday, July 18th at 8:00 AM at Panera Bread at Gulf Coast Town Center, 9970 University Plaza Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913 .

If you’d like to join us, you are welcome. Click here to RSVP online. There is no cost for the event (other than what you decide to buy for breakfast).

This SIG (Special Interest Group) is for training and speaking professionals who are independents – including anyone who:

  • Runs their own business.
  • Considers themselves an entrepreneur.
  • Operates as a consultant.
  • Is thinking about going out on their own.
  • Works happily with an organization but is thinking of an independent project (writing a book for example).
  • Just wants to have some good discussion on related topics.

Click here to learn more about the Special Interest Group.

Employment Opportunities
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Are you looking for a new position in the talent development field?

We will begin sending monthly job opening emails to SWFL Chapter members in 2016. If you are interested in receiving these emails and are not yet a member of our chapter, please consider joining. More information can be found on the Membership page of our web site and you may also contact Erin Burnheimer, VP Membership at erinburnheimer@gmail.com.

If your organization is looking for new talent, please consider sharing your job openings with us so we can include them in our monthly job opening emails. Please send relevant information to Melissa Rizzuto, VP Technology at melrizzuto@gmail.com.

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