October President's Letter

Sun, October 05, 2014 8:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Congratulations to all of us in the training and development community! More and more job openings are coming to my attention as our field is steadily growing and becoming a key component of every thriving organization. We are sharing job openings at all of our events and we have a Job Bank on our site for our corporate members to post job listings for free. We have an arrangement with Jobing.com too – to help get the word out. ATD National also has a national job bank to help our community. If you know of an opening, please bring it to our attention so we can pass the word. We are all working together to drive the importance of talent development!

- Our October and November line up includes a number of networking events, some special chapter meetings and more National Certificate programs.

- We have added a Fireside chat this month with Dr. Anne Litwin on October 16th to discuss gender issues in the workplace. Thanks to Union Bank for sharing Dr. Litwin with our ATD community.

- Talent Development begins with excellence in programming. Our flagship program in November is our Performance Excellence and Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Awards. We will be unveiling our 2014 PEAK Winner at our chapter meeting lunch on November 19th. Our finalists will share best practices of their key T&D programs. You’ll gain insight into creating your own programs of excellence. This annual event is not to be missed!

Join the fun this fall to connect with your local community!

Nancy McMonigal
2014 Chapter President

Thursday October 9, 2014 – Human Performance Alliance Happy Hour
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm 5:30-7:30pm at the Hyatt in La Jolla – Michael’s Lounge
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.

Wednesday October 15, Chapter Meeting: Diversity Panel - Bolstering Innovation and Creativity through Diversity
TIME: 7:30am-9:30am at the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego
A panel discussion focusing on the topic of Bolstering Innovation and Creativity through Diversity will be moderated by Dr. Stephen Jones. Panelists include, Dennis Kennedy from the National Diversity Council, Lee Wills-Irvine from Qualcom, Tana Slomowitz from GloCo Leadership Consultancy, Regina Petty from Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Mervin Roxas from Easter Seals Dixon Center, Claude Koehl from Intercultural Service and Dr. Bernardo Ferdman from Alliant International Univ. Presented by the San Diego Collaboration, a Mega-Community of 13 HR Associations.  Membership in any affiliated HR or training organization in San Diego allows you to register at the affiliate rate.

Thursday October 16, 2014 – Fireside Chat with Dr. Anne Litwin: Women’s Dynamics in the Workplace: Understanding How Women Work Together and How to Lead Them
TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm 5:30-7:30pm at the Hyatt in La Jolla – Michael’s Lounge
Join author Dr. Anne Litwin for a discussion on gender issues in the workplace.  Anne provides insights on how to leverage diversity for business success with both men and women.  She is a consultant, coach, veteran trainer, and author of New Rules for Woman.

October 20-21, 2014 – Coaching Certificate Program from National ATD
Help others develop, take action, and make better decisions. Improve your clients' ability to set goals and achieve satisfying results by helping them identify and take advantage of their natural strengths. Participants will learn a model that outlines a coaching process they can use with individuals, teams, or an entire organization, and will practice foundational coaching competencies through role plays, group exercises, and case studies.
Remember to use the San Diego Chapter code: CH8024

November 13-14, 2014 – Project Management for Learning Professionals Certificate-San Diego Chapter Hosted Program!
Plan, organize, and control your workplace learning and performance projects. Monitor the costs these projects incur, while you establish a project scope, create schedules, manage resources, and celebrate accomplishments.

In this workshop, developed in partnership with Russell Martin & Associates, participants will learn how to better manage the critical project management role that helps us deliver learning and performance solutions in a way that supports business goals. The workshop provides concrete steps to improve project management skills and a method that is repeatable yet flexible.

PMI Certifications: Russell Martin & Associates is a Registered Education Provider through PMI. Through this program, you can receive up to 14 PDUs (professional development units) toward the Project Management Professional Certification. Check with the Project Management Institute for their requirements.
Remember to use the San Diego Chapter code: CH8024

Wednesday, November 19 – PEAK Awards (Performance Excellence and Applied Knowledge) Best Practices Presentations
TIME: 11:30am-1:30pm at the Handlery Hotel
Successful learning and performance initiatives deserve to be highlighted and shared in order to promote innovation and excellence within our organizations.  Each year we review and honor applicants that exemplify Performance Excellence and Applied Knowledge
Prepare to be WOWed at this special event to spotlight excellence in learning and development from local San Diego colleagues.  We will also announce the winner of the 2014 PEAK award.


- We are looking for your program success stories and possible locations for an upcoming chapter meeting. If you weren’t able to nominate a program for the PEAK Awards, you can still share your success with us. Let us know if you have a program to share and/or you have a location for a chapter event. We want to spotlight our chapter members!

- Our chapter raises money each time you use our chapter ChIP code of CH8024 when you purchase from ATD National. Whether it’s a book, a class, or a conference - you are helping to support the San Diego chapter with the ChIP code of CH8024. National will send a percentage of your sale back to our chapter - last year we raised almost $1000 from ChIP code revenue. Thank you for your continued support!

- As a local San Diego ATD member, you can attend any ATD LA and ATD Orange County event for the local member price! All 3 of the local ATD chapters are helping each other to reach across Southern California to share resources and provide various opportunities to learn!

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