President's Letter - May Update

Fri, May 08, 2020 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hi ATD San Diego!

I hope this letter finds you well. In this month’s letter, I would like to focus on the several very exciting programs we have coming up in May and continuing into the summer.

Virtual mixers are scheduled every other week on Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00. We will continue with these at least through June. It is a great way to ask questions, find resources and assistance, but most important stay connected. Please join us! Registration is available on our website.

We are continuing to add virtual chapter, partner and ATD national events on our calendar. Looks like there could be something for everyone.

May 6

June 3

July 8


5:30 – 7:00 PM

Virtual Discussion – Learning Through Crisis

  • Part I: The Beginning: Workplace Emergency Response to Crisis
  • Part II: Culture in the Times of Crisis
  • Part III: A Sage Forum to Share
  • Part IV: The Aftermath

May 11

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Webinar – Lunch & Learn: Classroom to Virtual: Bringing Social to Distance

May 14

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Sponsor Event: CSML Virtual Conference Keynote – Fundamental Leadership Qualities in Times of Uncertainty

May 22

9:00 – 10:00

Coffee & Conversation: Value of ATD Membership

May 26 – June 30

2:30 – 4:30 PM

ATD Project Management for Learning Processionals Certificate

May 27 – June 12

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ATD Master Instructional Designer Program

May 28 – June 25

7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

ATD Articulate Storyline Certificate

May 28 – July 9

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

ATD Instructional Design Certificate

May 28 – July 2

1:00 – 3:00 PM

ATD Consulting Skills Certificate

The 21st year of our Mentor/Protégé program is scheduled to kick-off on Saturday, May 30 with the critically important matching event. We know how important this program is for so many of our members to help them in their L&D careers. Applications are due May 16. Details are here on the website.

This is a great time to join our chapter. Through June 30, new members can join ATD San Diego at a 20% discount off regular pricing. This includes all of our membership options: individual, corporate, teacher, student, senior and military. If your membership is due for renewal in this same timeframe, we welcome you to renew at the discounted price. 

To take advantage of this discount, join or renew your membership and enter the promo code ATDNEW20 during checkout. You may also join or renew through the national website It is a great time to become a Power Member. We hope this helps in your efforts to network and to continue your learning journey.

As our chapter adjusts to providing you new and relevant virtual learning and networking opportunities we are finding we are in need of more volunteers. For example our Technology Director Tom is looking for someone to post graphics, registration and hyperlinks for events and send email confirmations to registrants. Please think about how you could use your skills and talents in our chapter. You can show your interest by going to

I think it could still take several months before we can get back to meeting in person. We will adjust as the situation warrants.

Take care and stay healthy!

Mary Jane Riccardi

Chapter President

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