President's Letter - May Update

Mon, May 03, 2021 8:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

 Hi ATD San Diego, 

It's May and we have lots of exciting things to talk about. 

Last month we recognized National Volunteer Week. Why? Because our chapter only exists because of volunteers. I want to personally thank each and every one of you who volunteers your time and talent to make our chapter great.  

If you’re not currently involved, and you have a few hours available during the month, please check the Volunteer Opportunities posted on our website. Volunteering is a great way to share your skills and talents and a great way to new ones. If you don’t see something that fits your interests, please ping me on LinkedIn, if you’d like to chat about an idea that you have on how you would like to support our chapter. 

So what are we up to these days? Well one collaboration that we are really excited about is the newly formed Young Professionals Special Interest Group (SIG). Our chapter has partnered with the Orange County and Los Angeles chapters to connect talent development professionals who are 35 years old and under. Last week they gathered for their second virtual event and plan to calendar another in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the next opportunity to connect with them. 

Speaking of events, on August 29th, the annual ATD International Conference & Exposition hosted by ATD National starts in Salt Lake City. Are you planning to attend? There are options to attend both in person and online. If you plan to register for either option, please email office@tdsandiego.org before submitting your payment. Why? Because if 5 or more members from our chapter register we will receive a discounted registration cost. This is always a robust program and a highlight of the year for talent development professionals. 

How can you connect us this month? This week the membership committee will host a lunch and learn “Discover the Benefits of Membership” at noon on Wednesday May 5th. This is a casual way to learn more about ATD San Diego and how to maximize your membership benefits. Did you know that one of the benefits of your membership is attendance at most events for free? That’s right, you can attend most chapter meetings, Professional mixers and more at no cost above your annual membership dues. We think that’s a great value. 

On Wednesday the 12th we’ll host our chapter meeting where we will discuss Building Trust in Remote Teams. Join us to hear from positive psychology expert doctor Tina Hallis on how to optimize connection, cooperation and collaboration. 

If you enjoy meeting other members in a relaxed and highly interactive way, register for our next Virtual Mixer on Thursday the 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sit back with a beverage from home, introduce yourself, mingle and make new friends. 

Remember to follow us on LinkedIn for reminders of upcoming events. Please note that if you are a member of the San Diego ATD LinkedIn group we will be sunsetting that group soon. So make sure you're connected with us here.

I look forward to connecting with you. 

All my Best, 

 


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