August President's Letter

Fri, August 01, 2014 8:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

August is already upon us and it’s often called the “dog days of summer”. In San Diego, our warmest months are Sept and Oct but this year we have already had a lot of warm weather! We hope you are staying cool and enjoying dogs at a BBQ or at a Padres game! Looking towards the fall, we are planning a number of great activities, programs, and workshops. Here are some highlights:

ASTD Name Change to ATD

ASTD is changing its name to the Association for Talent Development (ATD). As a local chapter of ASTD, we are too! Our programming, networking and services will not change – just our name and branding.

ASTD has been the chosen acronym for our association since 1943. The American Society of Training Directors was established by 15 men in the Petrolium industry during WWII. In 1964, they changed the “Training Directors” part to “Training and Development”. Did you know that the San Diego chapter was one of the first local chapters established in 1947? We will be transitioning to the new name of ATD, as the Association for Talent Development, to champion a new era of how learning is established within organizations. Watch for a separate President’s letter to come this month that will unveil our new colors and discuss the transition. Please see the home page of our website with the announcement and some slides.

We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events and you can connect with your fellow members. We can also be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and the astdsandiego.org website.

Nancy McMonigal

2014 Chapter President

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