June 2016 Newsletter

ATD SWFL Monthly Newsletter

June 2016   
Message from the President


Christine DavlinMay was a whirlwind, it came and went! A few of us were able to attend ATD ICE in Denver last week, what a great conference! The general sessions were informational and inspiring! The individual sessions were great and speaking from my perspective, always spark new ideas and areas to focus on.

Last month, Rebecca Yost, Coordinator, Faculty Development and Training at FSW gave us a great session on creating a good presentation. She explained how and why it is important to present information that is clear, understandable, and memorable. It provided simple design tips for creating presentations that anyone could use.

Erin Burnheimer, our VP of Membership, and HR Training Coordinator, has a field trip planned! We are breaking from our normal meeting time in June so that we may visit the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, for "A culture of learning- from on-boarding to leadership." The 2pm to 5pm agenda includes an appetizer buffet, networking, information regarding their onboarding program, panel discussion with members of their executive team, and an overview of their leadership program. All of this will be followed by a tour of the facility and hotel!

We strive to offer programs that meet your needs, and help to develop your skill set. We would appreciate any ideas you have for future presentations. If you 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

PS: Our CPLP Study group has begun. Please visit our website for more information! http://www.tdswfl.org/

June Learning Event Field Trip

April Event

Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee welcomes Southwest’s Florida’s Chapter of the Association for Talent Development on June 15th, 2016 from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.

During this session the chapter members will be introduced to the Seminole culture and how Seminole Gaming became the enterprise it is today. Edward, a tribal member, will talk more in depth about the Seminole culture and growth opportunities available for the Seminole tribe; he will be available for questions.

Executives from the Immokalee team will briefly introduce themselves and will open the panel discussion to answer any questions from the ATD Chapter. The executives have a long history of growth through the casino and hotel industry. The team will share their leadership experience and training values with the audience.

Following the panel discussion, Erin and her team will share an overview of the Seminole Casino Hotel leadership program which includes their leadership academy. They will talking about how they are using eLearning, follow ups, in-house messaging, and orientation to produce a well-trained and motivated work force.

Event Agenda:

  • 2:00 pm - Appetizer Buffet
  • 2:00 pm - Networking
  • 2:30 pm - On boarding Seminole Gaming Video
  • 3:00 pm - Break
  • 3:15 pm - Open Panel Discussion with executive leadership team **
  • 3:45 pm - Presentation of Leadership Programs
  • 4:15 - Tour of Facility Including Hotel


Create Your Own Talent Development Puzzle!

We all work in unique environments with different contexts. ATD has created a fun web application for members to design a Talent Development puzzle:http://puzzle.td.org/. Please create your puzzle and share it with us on Facebook or LinkedIn so we can learn from one another!

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Puzzle based on ATD's Building a Talent Development Structure Without Borders research report (Members Only).


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: June 7th | Time: 5:30 PM | Location: Starbucks Gulf Coast Town Center

Special Interest Group: Independent Training and Speaking Professionals

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.

Our next meeting will be a breakfast gathering on Friday, June 17th 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).

Click here to learn more about the Special Interest Group.

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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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