May President's Letter

Sat, July 19, 2014 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Happy May! It’s a great month for us to remember our goals of 2014. There’s a lot of the year remaining to make a difference with our planning and our programs. ASTD International Conference and Expo (ICE) is being held in Washington DC, May 4-7th. We are learning about global training trends and gaining best-practice knowledge from a variety of companies and consultants. Learning from our fellow professionals is a great tool to help us with our day to day work decisions. Our San Diego Chapter Team will bring back highlights to share!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in May and June and sharing best practices.

ASTD San Diego Mentor-Protégé Program– Applications accepted through May 12th.

This is an award-winner program to help both mentors and proteges with skill development and relationship building. Download a flyer and apply for both mentor and protégé positions. This is a great way to learn about our ASTD San Diego community. I was a protégé and the experience has helped me through the years!


Performance Excellence and Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Nominations are now open!

If you have a training program, that show learning results, we want to hear from you. Nominate your program, or your client’s program for a PEAK Award. Nominations are being accepted through August 1st. Start early and reach out for any help or questions. Click here for all the PEAK information.


Thursday May 8, 2014 – Human Performance Alliance Happy Hour

Peer Support - Networking - Motivation - Commitment - Focus - Results

Join members and guests of San Diego leadership organizations for an informal evening of meaningful conversation, networking and masterminding. This event is for anyone with an interest in networking, workplace learning and improving human performance. 5:30-7:30pm at the Hyatt in La Jolla. Click here to learn more and register.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 – Chapter Happy Hour Mixer

On May 20th from 4-7pm, our chapter will be hosting a chapter BBQ to kick off summer! Join us at Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant for a relaxed evening of good food and great converstation with your fellow training and development professionals.

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 – Happy Hour Networking with Author Beverly Kaye

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a very special happy hour networking with author Beverly Kaye. Beverly is the author of the popular book Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em – Getting Good People To Stay and she is the CEO of Career Systems International. Beverly will be joining us for an informal networking to meet with our San Diego learning community. Details to be posted on our website soon.

Wednesday June 25, 2014 – Solutions Marketplace with SHRM and San Diego Sister Organizations

SAVE THE DATE! We will be having our 2nd annual vendor marketplace to pin point learning solution providers and discuss specific needs with the San Diego community consultants through one on one meetings. The event will be at the San Diego Air and Space Museum from 4-7pm. Sign up will be available soon!


We continue to strive to bring you as many beneficial opportunities as we can. A few items of note:

-        Did you know that using our chapter ChIP code of CH8024 - each time you purchase from ASTD National - helps support our chapter? You’ve probably seen the ChIP code listed on the website but you might not know that National will send a percentage of your sale back to our chapter. Each dollar that comes back to us helps provide local programs! Last year we raised almost $1000 from ChIP code revenue. Thank you for your support!

-        We have a meeting reciprocity rate to attend any of the ASTD LA and ASTD Orange County events for the member price. All 3 of our chapters are helping each other to reach across Southern California to share resources and provide various opportunities to learn!

Enjoy the pleasures of May and Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hard working mothers in our community! We look forward to seeing you soon,

Nancy McMonigal

2014 Chapter President

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