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Message from our GCATD Past President, Kristie Schoonover

Happy New Year! For many of us the year starts with resolutions or goals. If you’re like me, some of those goals, like the 30 day yoga challenge, didn’t last longer than mid-January. Other goals are more lasting. Recently we had dedicated time to set our 2022 goals at work and I was grateful for the recent GCATD SIG I had attended because it prepared me with ideas on how to accomplish my goals. Between the SIGs, Learning Events, Discussion Board, Volunteering, Networking Events, and more, my involvement with GCATD over the past few years has helped me to face multiple challenges and accomplish professional goals. If you’re curious about how GCATD can support your professional development goals, reach out to one of our board members to learn more.

As a Board we want to continue to be the “go to” resource for best, emerging and relevant talent development practices for connecting workplace leaders. In early January we held a retreat to review the needs of the chapter. In 2022 we want to ensure we have a succession plan for all board positions, build a dashboard to track key metrics, review the technology we are using, ensure we have a clear value proposition, and have a strong membership base. As we go throughout the year we may ask for your support or expertise to help us achieve our goals. We know we can be strongest as a chapter when we combine our collective strengths.

I’ll close out with a reminder to make time for your personal development. So many of our goals focus on developing others or developing tools for our companies and teams while our personal goals get pushed to the bottom of the list. In 2022, I challenge you to hold space for that personal development.

Chapter Recognized by ATD for Participating in Employee Learning Week (ELW) in 2021

Your Greater Cincinnati Chapter was recently recognized by ATD as a "Champion of Learning" for successful implementation of ELW during the week of Dec. 6-10, 2021. If you recall, we had a great Chapter networking event at The Pub in Rookwood on Dec. 9. Thanks to everyone that participated. To see the certificate of recognition, click here.

GCATD on Covid-19

COVID-19 public health related issues are still a serious and continuously evolving situation, and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Talent Development will continue to follow the directives and requirements from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The GCATD s responding with the health and safety of its community, volunteers, and membership in mind. Because of the rapid spread of omicron and other variants of COVID-19, the GCATD is following the CDC recommendations in requiring optional mask wearing in public indoor settings in geographic areas of substantial or high transmission If you are unvaccinated, we suggest you continue to wear a mask in indoor settings. We will continue to monitor this situation and update our website with any changes.

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