June President's Letter

Fri, June 10, 2016 9:06 PM | Anonymous member

Hello ATD San Diego!

A chapter event at an appliance store? I never would have thought that we would have an event at an appliance store and an even bigger surprise to me is that it was one of my favorite events! Our May chapter event was at PIRCH, an amazing store in UTC. Mark Tomaszewicz guides the training and development of all new employees. He shared how they are creating a joyful corporate culture that directly ties to their learning and employee engagement. A big thank you to Mark Tomaszewicz and Jill Birse for providing us with a wonderful venue. Did you know that if you were a chapter member, you could have attended this event for free?

There are several benefits to being a chapter member.

Special Interest Groups:  Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide members the opportunity to connect with other learning professionals around certain interests and activities. SIGs allow members to explore the hot topics of our profession in more depth. 

Communications: Stay on top of what’s happening with ATD through social media, the website and email.

Free Chapter Events: Covers a variety of topics to help you with your professional development. Our next event is on Thursday, June 23; Using Social Media to Enhance Learning.

Free Networking Events: Every month we have a Human Performance Alliance (HPA) event to give you an opportunity to network with your colleagues. Our next event is on Thursday, June 30 in La Jolla.

Workshops – At a discounted rate: You can attend workshops on a wide variety of topics. Coaching, e-learning, and instructional design are some of the many topics you’ll find.

Please visit our website to learn more about the chapter benefits and to sign up.

The ATD San Diego PEAK Awards committee is busy this month generating interest in the prestigious Performance Excellence in Applied Knowledge (PEAK) Award. Performance awards promote innovation and excellence within the San Diego Talent and Development community by highlighting outstanding learning and performance initiatives. Many of us join ATD San Diego to share best practices and learn from others and the PEAK performance awards program is a terrific opportunity to do just that. This could be your year to be recognized or to recognize one of your client’s programs. Click here to apply: We would love to hear about your best practices!

Are you interested in being on the board of directors? We have several positions that will be open in January. Elections are coming soon. Being on the board gives you opportunities to use and enhance your leadership experience and skills. Board members build a strong network of colleagues, and a circle of lasting friendships. Open positions include: Marketing, Programs, and Secretary. If you’re interested, please email me at president@tdsandiego.org. Feel free to reach out to any of the current board members to ask them about their positions.

See you at the next event!

Annette Weinstein 

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