April President's Letter

Thu, April 25, 2013 10:30 AM | Grace Judson

Greetings from your ASTD San Diego chapter!

Did you attend the Articulate Storyline workshop earlier this month?

How about the Coaching in Organizations certificate program?

Or our Chapter meeting - which was sold out with a waiting list! - on the neuroscience of learning?

April was a very busy month for our chapter, and we're looking forward to some equally exciting programs going forwards into the summer and later this year.

First off, we have a tremendous opportunity for all our members at the Ultimate Marketplace event in June.  If you're one of our consulting or independent practitioner members, this is your opportunity to spend quality time, face-to-face, with attendees from our leading San Diego companies - people who have problems they want your help solving.  On the other hand, if you're an internal employee with challenges or questions you'd like to brainstorm, now's your chance to talk with experts in the field and get real, actionable answers.

The event is on Wednesday June 12th at SeaWorld.  If you'd like to be an exhibitor, download the application form (click here).  For attendees - SAVE THE DATE! Registration information will be coming soon.  (Or feel free to download the exhibitor flyer; it has details you'll find interesting.)

Our annual Your Turn to Learn Conference this year is on September 24th at the Hilton Doubletree in Mission Valley.  We're excited to report that our Keynote Speaker is Jim Smith Jr. of Jimpact!  And if you're interested in being a speaker, sponsor, or vendor at the conference, check out the links on the YTTL Info Page on our website.

Of course we also have our regular Chapter meeting this month - and our Human Performance Alliance networking meeting. 

Hope to see you at one of these events soon!

Upcoming Events

May 9th Human Performance Alliance Mastermind

Join members and guests of San Diego leadership organizations for an informal evening of conversation, networking, and masterminding. Click here to learn more and register.

May 29th Chapter Meeting: Let the Games Begin - Learning through Interactive Play

Learning through play is both natural and effective. It's how we learn much of what we know. And yet, opportunities to learn through play are rare in most business settings. Interactive games fill this need and provide an alternate way for learners to master key objectives and new skills.

On May 29th at 11:30 at the Handlery, Human Performance Improvement Consultant Barbara Greenstein joins Liz Herrick, Manager and Performance Consultant at CareFusion to discuss how games and play can be powerful tools for learning and development.
Click here to read more and register.

June 12th: Marketplace Event at SeaWorld

This exciting opportunity for substantive conversations between consulting experts and attendees with challenges and questions for those experts is truly a not-to-be-missed event. Vendors/exhibitors and internal employees can meet, get to know each other, and solve problems in a low-key environment focused on real solutions. Exhibitors: download the application form here. Attendees - save the date and stay tuned!

September 24th: Your Turn to Learn Conference

Call for Speakers: download the Speaker RFP and submit your application by May 17th to be one of just nine breakout-session presenters at our conference this year.

Call for Vendors & Sponsors: download the vendor/sponsor form and read all the details about opportunities to present your business to our conference attendees.

Volunteer of the Month: Jacqueline Sirota

If you attended the Articulate workshop, you know how much work went into putting it on and making it the seamlessly productive, worthwhile event that it was.

Jacqueline Sirota was the lead magician behind that event, and she's been putting in time and effort on other technology-related programs this year as well. We're delighted that Jacqueline has such a commitment to and passion for training and development technology. Thank you, Jacqueline, our April 2013 Volunteer of the Month!

ASTD-SD Banner Contest!

Yes, we announced this last month ... and it hasn't quite happened yet. You may have noticed that we've been pretty busy!

If you're interested in submitting your photo or graphic design for our website banner contest, stay tuned. More details will be forthcoming in the next month or so.

How can your ASTD San Diego chapter help you?

What one thing could we do as a chapter to support you in achieving your professional goals?

Your Board is always ready to talk with you and is eager for your suggestions.

Email me - or any of our Board - and let us know how you feel about your chapter. What's working, what's not, and what can we do to be the resource you need?

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