June President's Letter

Sun, July 20, 2014 8:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It’s hard to believe we are entering June and the official start of summer. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we express our concern and support for any of you that experienced a loss during our May fires. Reach out to us if there is any support we can provide.

What’s in a name?
Most of you have heard that the organization name is changing to the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The new name was announced at our Annual conference on May 9th by our president, Tony Bingham. The motivation behind the new name, new branding, and new logo is to elevate our world of T&D to the strategic level within an organization. The most successful companies are developing people as a top line priority – integrated into their business strategy. We all know that people/talent development is one of the most important roles for a company. We are more then trainers – our role has a direct effect on overall business outcomes. The T&D function is now being referred to as Talent Development within multiple Fortune 500 companies and the Chief Talent Officer is becoming the new name for the HR Director (check out this new trend on LinkedIn). The ASTD Mission and Values stay the same – to drive performance improvement through developing knowledge and skills which ultimately creates a better world. For more information, join our chapter conversation on Linkedin view the ATD National website: astd.org.

The ASTD chapters have 1 year to implement the new change so we are establishing a special committee to help with our own change management. This is a great opportunity to gain first hand experience with implementing our brand change. Contact me to get involved!

For a productive way to kick-off your summer, we hope to see you at our upcoming June events.
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