President's Monthly Message - November 2020

  • November has been epic!  Besides the presidential election, we, the United States of America, have achieved the first-ever commercial space launch that has carried humans into space via the SpaceX/Nasa partnership to the International Space Station!  Human space transportation is here!  

    While back on earth we are still contending with the COVID aftermath and reported second wave spikes, we have great news of the COVID-19 vaccine ready for public launch pending Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval!  Mark this month as a “I remember when…….” moment – a historical marker of inspiration reflecting the “can do” American spirit! 

    Likewise, talent development (TD) and educational professions have been challenged to convert in-person training events, meetings, conferences, etc. to online delivery modes.  We have coped with the nuances of technical connectivity and we’re learning new platforms to deliver learning activities in an online virtual world. Nevertheless, that same “can do” American spirit is alive within our ATD Southwest Florida (ATD-SWFL) Chapter.

    We have settled the contention that online/virtual events are not going away and that we, as TD professionals, must adapt to the new normal in delivering online/virtual learning activities.  So, buckle-up your seat beats and position your face mask for launching your best virtual TD professional life with the ATD-SWFL Chapter! 

    We are launching a Learning Week/Holiday Jamboree of epic proportions on November 30, 2020 (beginning with an online scavenger hunt) to engage our chapter members and draw in others who are interested in learning the art of virtual connection using innovative online practices.  We hope to demonstrate how easy and fun it is for TD professionals to create energetic and upbeat virtual events that attract and retain participant interests to engage in meaningful online learning activities.   

    The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Here in Southwest Florida, we are committed to create a community that works better for you (our vision) and empower TD professionals to operate at their full potential in developing workplace talent by using the ATD Capability Model (our mission). 

    Becoming a member of ATD-SWFL Chapter means current and aspiring talent development professionals can connect with like-minded colleagues to build their network and find opportunities to give back to the community.

    The professionalism of our group fills a gap for those in corporate environments, small business, or those transitioning to self-employed status. Also, the themes of readiness, resilience, and resourcefulness is reflected in the way our chapter supports talent development professionals to meet the present-day challenge of everything turned online/virtual.  Here you can learn, teach, and grow your best online/virtual life as a talent development professional. 

    So, come and join us for a week of epic learning and fun at the Learning Week/Holiday Jamboree Event between December 7 – 11 2020, and take advantage of the Holiday Scavenger Hunt beginning November 30, 2020.

    I look forward to your participation in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt (beginning November 30th) and at our Holiday Jamboree, December 9th 5:30pm – 7:00pm Eastern Time. 

    Click below to sign up for free!

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Together, We Create a Southwest Florida Community that Works better with You! 

I look forward to seeing you online for the Jamboree!

In the meantime, stay well, stay positive, and be ready, resilient, and resourceful! Together, we can do great things! 

LauraAnn Migliore-Nolan, Ph.D.

ATD – Southwest Florida President

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