President's Letter - August Update

Tue, July 28, 2020 9:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hi ATD San Diego!

Last month I talked about the importance of chapter leadership and encouraged all of our volunteers to consider a leadership role in the chapter. This is an exciting opportunity to continue to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills. I encourage you to apply or speak to any of the current board members to learn more about these opportunities. Applications will be taken through August 7. Board members should have six months of volunteer experience with ATD San Diego. The board positions open for 2021 are:

  • President-elect
  • Secretary
  • Program Co-directors
  • Marketing Director
  • Membership Director

If you are interested in a board position but have not volunteered, please speak to any of the current board members so we can help you put a plan together. Job descriptions and the application are available on our website under Get Involved/Lead the Chapter.

We have several opportunities for you to focus on your continued development. Our programs teams are working on events for the remainder of this year and into next year. Our upcoming events for August include:

Webinar – Through the Looking Glass: A Conversation about Bias, Perception and Social Change

July 29

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Sponsor Event – Future Focus: Careers in Digital Marketing

July 30

4:00 PM

Webinar – From Ideas to Actions: Ten Strategies to Increase Belonging, Inclusion and Equity

August 5

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Virtual – Going Beyond Adult Learning Theory

August 11

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sponsor Event – Future Focus: Careers in IT Management

August 13

4:00 PM

ATD Professional Virtual Mixer

August 20

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Sponsor Event – Future Focus: Careers in Healthcare Technology and Analytics

August 27

4:00 PM

Coffee & Conversation – ATD Capability Model

August 28

9:00 – 10:00 AM

ATD is offering several certificate programs in August:

  • Training Certificate: August 4 – 6
  • Training Design and Delivery Certificate: August 17 – 21
  • ATD Expert Coach Program: August 24 – 27
Our partner, Alliant International University, is offering a 33-unit Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology degree on their four campuses, including Online, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Fresno. This improved program can be completed in one year, with two courses taken each 8-week term. Our on-ground, hybrid, and online formats allow working students to attend school while maintaining their work commitments. Through hands-on training our students are prepared for a variety of careers and are adept not only at influencing positive change and creating a more innovative, inclusive and healthy workplace but also at developing leaders, managing and motivating talent, and inspiring teams in organizations. Alliant is proud to partner with the ATD San Diego Chapter. Members of ATD San Diego are eligible for preferred pricing which includes a 10% tuition savings plus Application Fee Waiver. Alliant is accepting applications for Fall 2020. ATD San Diego members can apply via this Link. For more information or to schedule an Alliant information session for your organization, please contact

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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