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November President's Letter

Tue, October 30, 2018 12:09 AM | Anonymous

Hi ATD San Diego,

As the holidays are fast approaching, we are also building forward momentum with chapter meetings, workshops and other events. We had a great turnout for our October chapter meeting at Alliant International University (a big thank you to Alliant for hosting us). I want to thank our speaker Jeff Toister for an informative, interactive and fun session. I want to give a big shout out to our Co-programs Director, Chelsea Logan and her team for making it such a success. Our next chapter meeting will be in December during Employee Learning Week, December 3 – 7.

Bridget Randall, our other Co-programs Director, has been working on planning a workshop for November 14, “Thereby Hangs a Tale: Creating Compelling Stories.” We all tell stories, through our conversations with our clients and customers, facilitating our learning programs, and in developing eLearning solutions. Story telling is a key skill we can all develop. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about how you can create your own impactful stories.

As we gain momentum in providing more programs to our members, our Programs Directors are looking for a few members who could be part of a pool of events volunteers. Not everyone will be needed for every event. By having several volunteers willing and able, we can best plan and know we have the resources needed to execute a great event. You can contact me directly, or feel free to reach out to Chelsea and Bridget directly.

We have been fortunate to find meeting space by partnering with some of the local universities, like Alliant. We would also like to know if there are any members who work at companies who would be willing to host an occasional event. This is a great opportunity to share what you do with the chapter and expose more people you work with to ATD. Typically, we are looking for a central location, free parking, enough room for 30 – 40 people, and both formal and informal venues could be considered based on the event. You can contact me with any ideas/interest. 

Our call for leaders to join our board of directors for 2019 is coming to an end on November 2. If you have been considering joining us, now is the time to complete and submit your application. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me, or any of our current board members. Click here for a list of our current chapter leader contact information.

I hope to see you soon at an upcoming event. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out at

Best Regards,

Mary Jane Riccardi

Chapter President

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