From the desk of the VP for Professional Development …
Friends, we recently hosted an excellent learning event at Rockwood Tower led by Danny James of Instructure. Danny facilitated a fascinating and practical session to help us understand motivation in order to foster honest career self-assessment and equip leaders to help their folks discover their career ‘Everest’ and map out a career development plan.
Danny’s subject matter expertise, easy-going delivery, and interactive approach to engaging the 20 members and guests reflected the highest professional standards of the chapter and we’re grateful for the contribution he made to our professional development program.
We had one of our sponsors, Sharp Leadership, in attendance as well. Laurel Sharp brought two college interns with her and we greatly appreciate engaging these young adults with the chapter’s activities. Laurel presented a gift basket of leadership books and a leadership seminar (valued at $2500) to Mr. Laurence Hanson, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Leadership. Molly DeJesus won the other door prize, a $25 Visa gift card … it pays to come to our events!
We have a learning event planned for every month for the rest of the year, except September because we want to encourage everyone to mark September 27 on their calendars as the chapter holds its annual conference, this year the theme is the Power of Possibilities.
Register by July 31 and get the early bird discount.
If you have any comments about the Professional Development Committee or would like to volunteer, please reach out to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes and see you at the conference,
On Thursday, June 20th GCATD help a networking happy hour to introduce potential members and current members to the volunteer opportunities offered by the board and introduce them to each other!
Marvin DeJean provided a wonderful description of his experience since joining GCATD. He highlighted the learning and networking opportunities and his ability to build a professional network of fellow members.
Our board members shared updates about upcoming learning events and educational opportunities offered by Association for Talent Development, our national chapter.
Updates were shared about the annual Power of Possibilities Conference taking place on September 27th. This year’s conference will feature topics such as using AI and interactivity for learning experiences, developing leaders coaching skills, and adding creativity to the hiring process.
Our board members were onsite to answer any questions about ways to volunteer, how to join the chapter, and what role they play in making GCATD a resource for learning and development professionals!