Pay It Forward!
Someone helped you in your career and professional development; now you have a chance to help others.
GCATD is powered by a strong team of volunteers who drive the daily administration of our Chapter. With your volunteer efforts, we can work together to build a thriving organization that serves as the go-to resource for all things related to talent development! You can give back in a variety of ways – serving on the Board, partnering with a Committee or leveraging your talents for unique needs that are identified throughout the year. If interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a list of existing committees who may be in search of volunteers, as well as insight into new and exciting roles:
New Volunteer Opportunities!
GCATD Board Positions Available - Respond by March 31st
Are you looking to give back to the talent development community? Interested in strengthening your leadership and project management skills? Excited about the opportunity to work with some of the best (and most fun!) people around? If so, look no further than our GCATD Board! We are looking to fill two positions for 2019: Director of Sponsorships, VP of Professional Development and President-Elect.
Director of Sponsorships (1 year term, Board appointed): This person will work directly with our VP of Strategic Partnerships and serve as lead for our Sponsorship efforts. They will help to identify, nurture and build relationships with sponsors for GCATD, chapter events, and the annual conference. Skills that prove valuable in this role include written/verbal communication skills and the ability to comfortably engage with current/potential sponsors. If interested in learning more, please contact Michele Miller or Pam Nintrup – VP of Strategic Partnerships.
VP of Professional Development (1 year interim term, Board appointed): This person will Chair the Professional Development Committee, responsible for identifying and planning all Chapter learning events such as monthly learning events, webinars and workshops. This includes the solicitation of facilitators and learning topics that are relevant to Chapter members and aligned with the core competencies of the talent development profession. Skills that prove valuable include the ability to lead a team while planning and executing events/projects in a fiscally responsible and timely manner. If interested in learning more, please contact Michele Miller – Past President.
President-Elect (3 year term, Chapter vote): Serves One year as President-Elect; One year as President; One year as Past President. This person will assist the GCATD President in chapter management duties, as they prepare to take on the President role. They will oversee the annual ATD CARE reporting requirements, assume duties of the president when she is absent from meetings and assists in short term/long term strategic planning for the Chapter. Additionally, this person will support succession planning by assisting with the recruitment and onboarding of new Board members. This person must be a current member of ATD and GCATD. Experience in a volunteer role with GCATD and/or past Board Leadership experience with a similar non-profit is preferred. If interested in learning more about this role contact Mary Tettenhorst at email@example.com.
If interested in officially submitting your name for consideration for either of the above roles, please contact Michele Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultant Directory Moderator
Are you interested in developing new and creative products to serve our membership? GCATD is looking for a volunteer to help develop a pathway (e.g., interactive member directory) that would allow for a two-way referral process that would allow members to connect with one another and to potential clients, and where clients can connect with ATD members with unique skills (e.g., consultants, speakers, coaches, etc.)
Looking for an informal way to give back to GCATD? Our GCATD Ambassadors support the efforts of our Membership Committee in a number of ways, such as: greeting new members at professional development events, assisting with membership call/email campaigns to welcome new members and connect with renewing members, and more.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Coordinator
GCATD hosts a number of informal learning groups known as SIGs (Special Interest Groups). Currently the list includes the Learning Leaders SIG, Coaching SIG, Consultants SIG and Organizational Development SIG. We are looking for a coordinator to work with the wonderful leaders of the SIGs to facilitate conversation on meeting best practices, while exploring how we can continue to build value for our members through these events.
Committee members partner with our VP of Membership to develop relevant strategies to support membership recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts. Efforts include leading our New Member Orientations, designing membership promotional materials and connecting with current/prospective members to discuss the value of membership.
Professional Development Committee
Committee members partner with our VP of Professional Development to design and coordinate a variety of learning events and professional development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of our chapter members. In addition to strategically planning topics and learning forums, this group will work to identify credible facilitators who create an engaging learning environment.
Committee members partner with our VP of Communications to develop strategies for creating and maintaining a professional image for GCATD, both internal and external of the Chapter. Plan and coordinate efforts related to communication such as the Chapter website, newsletter, announcements, etc. Efforts will include a variety of communication vehicles such as print, web and social media.
Fall Conference Committee
Each year, this group works to coordinate and market our most attended event throughout the year – our Annual Fall Conference. They work together to coordinate, market and execute this fun-filled day of professional development and networking. Duties include creating strategic outreaches to sponsors, vendors, speakers and attendees!