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Register Now - Special Master Class!
How to Make Networking an Art not an Accident
with Vern Schellenger

November Master Class

SPECIAL MASTER CLASS - November 8, 2017

When faced with an opportunity to attend a Networking event, do you…..

contacts count logo- Immediately break out in hives at the thought of engaging with strangers.
- Become excited and RSVP, “Yes, count me in!”
- Stay home and caulk the bathroom tub.

As social beings, everything we do depends on our relationships with others. Yet many times, we struggle to truly connect and form real relationships. When done properly, the art and practice of networking can help:

- Enhance our lives
- Increase our capacity to solve problems
- Help us perform better
- Advance our careers

Don’t miss this special Master Class presented by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Association for Talent Development and featuring Vern Schellenger, Principal Consultant with Contacts Count.

REGISTER ONLNE

Program Cost of $99 Includes:

  • Continental breakfast buffet
  • Program materials
  • Practical, actionable tools and strategies to improve your networking skills
  • A copy of the book Make Your Contacts Count by Lynne Waymon & Anne Baber (co-founders of Contacts Count)
  • Invitation to Contacts Counts News, a worldwide electronic newsletter
  • This program has been pre-approved for 3 hours of HRCI and SHRM credits.
 


 
Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Talent Development Community Needs Your Talent and Passion!

Our chapter has volunteer opportunities available.  If you have the skills, or an interest in developing your skills in the following areas, please let us know: 

  • Ensure our TD community is informed about local events and job openings, resources, and members’ expertise though Website Maintenance. This person works closely with our Communications and Membership teams to maintain our website’s content and ensure it is user friendly.  You will have access to a deep support network to build or advance your skills.
  • Our programs are the heart of how we serve our members.  If you enjoy seeing the fruits of your labor on a regular basis, please join our Programming team!  This opportunity assists in identifying speakers, coordinating logistics, providing speaker support and managing program feedback. 
  • Want to experience several different aspects of ATD?  A great way to learn about our Board before deciding where to become more involved is through the Secretary role. This role manages our Board meeting notes and supports the administrative function. 
  • Strengthen your networking and customer relations skills with our Membership team!  From regularly evaluating member engagement to speaking with organizations and schools about the value of ATD, the possibilities for this role are expansive.

If you are interested in a specific role or simply want to learn more in general, please contact Rebecca Ruding at 239-343-6225 or Rebecca.Ruding@leehealth.org

 
 
Message from the President

Lorna Kibbey
Hello from Chicago! This is the fun part of our profession – traveling to new venues and working with new audiences – hoping to make a difference. New things are exciting and I'm looking forward to taking the stage tomorrow – and I'm very much looking forward to new things being planned for our Chapter in coming months!  2018 – bring it on!

Our SW FL Board met on Halloween for a strategic planning session. It was quite productive! As I prepare to hand off the Presidency to our President-elect, Rebecca Ruding, I felt great pride in watching Rebecca lead the planning meeting and in watching the Board work together as a team. Your Board is strong, passionate, and dedicated to our Mission. Rebecca has been working the entire year to prepare for her Presidency and she is ready. Go Rebecca!

The process was made easier in that we were armed with valuable input and opinions that came directly from you – our members. We have been doing a member survey, as you likely know, collecting data through personal contact with members. We go in to 2018 with a clear picture of what our members value and what they need. Thanks to all who participated!

I hope to see you at an upcoming event. Remember, the December 6 event will be a celebration of Employee Learning Week, Mentoring, and 2017! Come on out and join us – our December event is free to members!

This is a great time to be in our profession – and a great time to be in ATD. If you would like to consider a position on the Board – or helping on a committee, please talk with any of the Board members.

Thank you for all you do for and in this profession – wherever you are!

Your SW FL ATD President,
Lorna Kibbey


 
Renew Your Membership! - Pricing Changes Coming in 2018

As we look forward to 2018, we want to share some exciting changes that are under way for ATD's membership offering, including adjustments in member dues for next year. Check outwww.td.org/2018 for more information. I hope you will consider renewing your membership now to lock in your 2017 membership rates for an additional one to three years.

 
 

SAVE THE DATE - DECEMBER 6, 2017 - FREE LEARNING!

Save the Date

In Honor of Employee Learning Week, Our Gift To You: Free Learning!

In honor of Employee Learning Week - an awareness campaign spotlighting the critical role talent development plays in helping companies achieve strategic results - The Association of Talent Development’s Southwest Florida Chapter invites you to a holiday learning and networking event. 

Join young professionals and seasoned leaders as we discuss trends and best practices in Mentorship programs.  When done right, these programs can help attract and retain exceptional talent right here in Lee County.

WHAT: December Learning Event

WHEN: December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers, Florida 33913 
Hotel Phone: 239-561-1550 

WHO:
-
Young Professionals
- Experienced Talent Development Executives
- HR or Training Leaders
- Anyone dedicated to workforce engagement and development

HOW:            
The event is free but attendees must register in advance at www.atdswfl.org.

A cash bar will be available

For more information, contact V. Lowden, VP Chapter Communications and Public Relations at atdswfl@gmail.com

 
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

October Learning Event: Keeping the Talent You Have
Insight and tips to retain top talent and draw in the next generation 

Presented By Aimee Black, SHRM-CP, PHR

Attracting and retaining top talent has always been a concern.  New generations entering the workforce; shifts in the economy; the social and political landscape; have driven this challenge to new levels over the last few years.  To remain competitive, organizations must begin to harness the talent they have in order to prepare for skills gaps and position themselves for sustainable future growth.  

Today’s workforce demands a different approach to employee retention. The adoption of new strategies is crucial if companies want to produce more satisfied workers and win exceptional new talent. 

A multi-faceted approach will undoubtedly yield the best results for companies ready to tackle these concerns comprehensively.  Providing “flexibility without losing accountability” is one way organizations can differentiate themselves to their employees (Glazer, 2016).  Additional methods discussed at October’s session included:

  • Mentoring in the form of leaders developing other leaders
  • Robust onboarding programs with feedback mechanisms throughout the first year
  • Career progression
  • Customized perks for high performers (based on their unique motivations) 

Today’s complex work environments also require enhanced communication:

  • Regular Q&A sessions or town hall events
  • Consistent coaching and feedback
  • Outreach to future employees at college events or even high schools
  • The use of social media to attract like-minded candidates

Indeed, the first step for improving engagement and retention is communication. Dialog supports rapport, and rapport is where better employee engagement begins.



 
 
Special Interest Group Update: Independent Training and Speaking Professionals

Our ATD Special Interest Group (SIG) for independents is going strong – and getting stronger. In SW Florida, this SIG is known as Seriously Independent Gurus. This is a great forum for discussing your ideas, issues, and thoughts on how to do business as an independent here in SW Florida. If you would enjoy discussing a wide array of topics with a wide array of professionals, please join us. All who attend agree that we very much enjoy the richness of our discussions and appreciate the support provided to one another.

We meet monthly with our next meeting being on November 13th at 8 AM at First Watch in Gulf Cosat Town Center. There is no cost for attending other than what you choose to spend on breakfast! All are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Lorna Kibbey at LKibbey@LKibbey.com.

This SIG (Special Interest Group) is for training and speaking professionals who are independents. Click here to learn more about the Special Interest Group.

 
 
 
Employment Opportunities
 
ATD Competency Model

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

We send monthly job opening emails to SWFL Chapter members. 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.

Power Membership

The ATD Competency Model consists of
10 Areas of Expertise &
6 Foundational Competencies.


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ATD Competency Model

 
 

ATD Webcasts

ACE THE INTERVIEW
November 09, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

THE MISSING LINK: MEASURING THE IMPACT OF SALES ENABLEMENT ON SALES PERFORMANCE
November 14, 2017 

6 WAYS TO DELIVER MORE ENGAGING TRAINING
November 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

IS THE ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONAL IN TALENT DEVELOPMENT (APTD) RIGHT FOR ME?
November 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

ADOBE CAPTIVATE PRIME LMS - KNOW YOUR MODERN LEARNER
November 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. 

REDESIGNING HEALTHCARE TURNING EXCUSES INTO RESULTS
November 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
November 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

NEW YEAR, NEW LEARNING: TOP 3 PREDICTIONS FOR L&D TRENDS IN 2018
November 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

MANAGEMENT & LEARNING WILL CHANGE FOREVER (AND YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW AND WHY)
December 01, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

THE FUTURE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: BLENDED LEARNING CAMPAIGNS
December 04, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

DISRUPT YOURSELF
December 07, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. 

 

 
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