May President's Letter

Sun, May 08, 2016 12:52 PM | Anonymous

Hello ATD San Diego,

I am so happy to be your new ATD President! Being on the board has been an exciting and rewarding opportunity. Often times you’ll hear our board members say, “ATD is the gift that keeps on giving.” I must say that I agree. I have benefited greatly from being a board member. It’s a wonderful opportunity for professional development and networking. If you are considering joining our board of directors, the way to start is by volunteering. If you’re interested in what volunteer positions are available, please contact Enrique Martinez at

Last month we had an amazing chapter event called Leadership Development Strategies. There was a panel of seasoned leadership development practitioners discussing the techniques and tools that brought them success. I want to thank the panelists for their time and for sharing. They made it a wonderful event.

May offers up two local events. This week you can join the Learning Technology SIG on Wednesday (May 4) tolearn how to choose and how to use a Learning Management System (LMS). The speaker will be Troy Gorostiza, the founder of Knowledge Stream.

We'd also love to see you on May 26 at our May Chapter Meeting at the San Diego PIRCH showroom. To meet the challenge of teaching and cultivating a common mind-set throughout a rapidly growing and nationally-dispersed organization, PIRCH created a “University of Joy”, where Ambassador of Joy, Mark Tomaszewicz guides the training and development of all new employees. Mark will discuss how he and PIRCH are deploying this amazing employee-customer experience campaign, and how talent development is part and a parcel of creating a joyful corporate culture.

Lastly I'd like to remind everyone that the ATD International Conference and Expo (ICE) is being held in Denver, May 22-25. You can gain new contacts, fresh ideas on how to apply current and future trends to your own job, and an invigorated passion for talent development. Mention our CHIP code CH8024 and our chapter will get a portion of the revenue from the event.

See you at the next event!

Annette Weinstein

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