"Do one thing every day that scares you," a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. As we enter 2016, we reflect on 2015 and look forward to what lies ahead. Most of us like the idea of a fresh start and each year make resolutions. For many, they are hard to keep. When I think of the quote, I feel it encourages us to step outside of our routine. To do something we may talk about, but never take action on. It requires effort. Taking risks may result in failure, but those lessons can lead to greater success.
The ATD Board of SWFL is welcoming some new energy this year. I am very pleased with the team that has agreed to get or stay involved, and look forward to our accomplishments in 2016! Of course, that includes our members; and as we often say, we are open to and welcome any thoughts you may have. A chapter should support the needs of its members, and we are always seeking ways to provide tools that will help YOU grow. Many do not think of their local ATD chapter as a resource, but it is - you are not alone.
Start off your year right and join us at our January meeting, where we will review the past year and share the value of involvement in our chapter. Many of us will share the impact they have found, and will communicate that value via "storytelling," a technique used in training. Come meet our new board and network with local developers of talent. Come and hear what topics are slated for the next few months!
I am pleased to serve as president for the third year, and as previously expressed, I can't thank the board enough for their support and dedication. I look forward to what we will accomplish in the year ahead!
Wishing you all a very healthy, happy and prosperous 2016!
Story-Telling: Telling Your Story with Impact
Are you telling your story with impact to participants and stakeholders? Join us at the first meeting of the New Year and learn executing training through storytelling tips and tricks as we share the story of ATD and our local chapter.
Our chapter board members for 2016 include Christine Davlin, President, Kathy Choquette, Treasurer, Teresa Hiatt, VP Public Relations, Lorna Kibbey, VP Programs, Liz Linares, Secretary, Melissa Rizzuto, VP Technology, Erin Burnheimer, VP Membership, Rebecca Ruding and Vern Schellenger, Directors at Large. This year's board represents a variety of talents and areas of professional focus that promises to make the local chapter an even more vital resource for the area's training and development professionals.
Christine Davlin, President, relates, "I am really looking forward to working with Southwest Florida's education and training professionals. The local chapter resources are the best-kept secret of our area and I am excited that we will have the chance to share best practices, professional development, and networking opportunities with a whole new audience this year."
The Board has created a focus for 2016 on growing membership; creating community awareness and partnerships; and providing programming as it relates to the ATD core competencies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The ATD Competency Model consists of
10 Areas of Expertise &
6 Foundational Competencies.