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ATD SWFL Monthly Newsletter

January 2018   

Lunch and Learn Event - State of the Industry Overview

Did you know that organizations, on average, spent $1,273 per employee in 2016 on direct learning expenditures? 

f you’d like to know more about the talent development industry, including critical benchmarking information, please join us for a review of the 2017 State of the Industry Report.


Jennifer Dow, CPLP® will lead a discussion of key findings from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2017 State of the Industry Report.

Jennifer has been a member of ATD since 2005 and was President of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter in 2008. She’s served on National ATD committees since 2010, including National Advisor for Chapters for the Sunshine Area, supporting all of the chapters in Florida and Puerto Rico. Jennifer is a freelance Instructional Designer and an independent consultant, developing training programs worldwide.

Please join us in learning important facts about our industry. We will answer lots of questions – like these:

  • How many formal learning hours were used per employee, on average, in 2016?
  • What were the top three content areas for learning in 2016?
  • What was the prime mechanism for training delivery?
  • What percent of learning expenditures were outsourced?

You’ll also learn what is planned for The Southwest Florida Chapter in 2018.

If you are serious about Talent Development, or your role within the industry, don’t miss this session!


ICYMI - Mentoring in the Workplace

Thank you to everyone who joined us as we celebrated Employee Learning Week with a panel discussion on Mentoring in the Workplace.  Representatives with varied backgrounds spoke on how mentoring is impacting the workplace in different arenas and industries.

Read more on our website, including highlights from each of the panelists:

  • Lori Kleiman from HR Topics - Speaker, Author, and Facilitator
  • Anthony Wright Jr., MSN, RN from Lee Health - Resident Development Specialist
  • Joe Nugent from Holiday Inn - Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Jennifer Ciesinski from Cloudbeds Learning & Development, Cloudbeds
Message from the President

Lorna Kibbey
“The future depends on what we do in the present.”- Gandi

Our chapter’s work in 2018 is for you, the leader, the trainer, the consultant, the coach. I frequently hear Talent Development (TD) professionals say they want greater influence on how their organization invests in TD. At some point in the conversation someone typically says, “we’re just not a priority” and my brain switches into curiosity mode. Why don’t organizations make TD a priority?

Many of us work in complex and quickly evolving industries. Organizations rely on us, the TD expert, to keep them informed about effective practices and help them avoid missteps. Influence is rarely given, rather something earned through the dialogue we lead.

ATD’s mission is to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace. Let us help you lead that dialogue.

Invest in your tomorrow, today, by benchmarking your organization’s TD practices against ATD’s annual State of the Industry Report during our January session.

I want to hear from you: How do you influence your organization’s TD investments?

Email, Call, Connect. Rebecca.Ruding@leehealth.com or 239-343-6225

Stop Teaching and Start Learning by Dr. Geri McArdle

n the March 2017 issue of TD Magazine, Stop Teaching and Start Learning,one organization’s learning strategy should stop all performance practitioners in their tracks! The article describes how Hilti, a multinational manufacturing company, headquartered in Schaan, Liechtenstein, has successfully adopted a new learning strategy. The strategy  discusses how this company created a learning design process that engages all 27,000 team members, located in 120 countries, to take responsibility for their own learning and professional development. 


In recent years, the company has experienced significant staff changes. Younger generations are joining the team and the predominantly male workforce is shifting as more women are finding career opportunities throughout the company. Finally, the percentage of staff that has “grown up” at Hilti is decreasing yearly.

These changes created a challenging environment for the administration. It responded by creating a learning environment that offered every employee an opportunity  to learn as needed through an effective combination of experiences, exchanges, and education.

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 January 11, 2018 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.

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 atdswfl@gmail.com.

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ATD Webcasts

4 Keys to Enhancing Your Healthcare Culture
January 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 
Connecting Compliance to Business Strategy
January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
What’s Exciting About TechKnowledge 2018?
January 11, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 
A Blueprint to Retaining Your Top Talent
January 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
Improve Employee Performance by Driving a Culture of Next-Gen Learning
January 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
Performance Consulting: What It Is and How to Get Started
January 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 
Discover LearnNow: Using Improv in Facilitation
January 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
Leveraging Learning to Help Employees “Stick” to Your Organization
January 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 
Why Mentoring Matters
January 24, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
Managing Your Career After Age 40
January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST 
10 Tips for the ATD BEST Awards Application
January 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST 
Forecasting Success: A look at Digital Learning Trends for 2018 and Beyond
January 30, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 
ATD Research: 2017 State of the Industry
February 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST 
Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Healthcare Presentations
February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST 
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