Apply by December 12th
Send in nominations for Workplace Learning and Performance Awards today!
On January 17th, during the Career Development Day your Central Iowa Chapter of ASTD will award companies and outstanding individuals with our Workplace Learning and Performance Awards for 2013. To review the categories and access the application please see the Professional Development page and WLP link found here. Send your completed applications to President@astdiowa.org, care of Jen Goemann.
Career Development Day – Jan 17: Concurrent Sessions are Set!
Use this link to view the great line-up of speakers for Career Development Day on January 17. Choose up to four concurrent sessions, hear two keynote presentations, visit with exhibitors, network with others, and enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch – all for just $99. Register now!
Promote Your Company at Career Development Day
ASTD’s Career Development Day is arguably one of the largest gatherings of highly engaged learning professionals in the Des Moines area. Take advantage of this marketing opportunity and be a sponsor or exhibitor on January 17, 2014.
Exhibitors pay just $250. This includes a booth, recognition as an exhibitor in the event program, your logo/company name on display at the event, and a free registration.
Sponsorships allow you to “host” a portion of the day, such as breakfast, lunch, or breaks. A limited number of sponsor opportunities are available starting at $1000. They include everything listed for an exhibitor PLUS time to address the group and promote your company during a general session, prominent recognition as a sponsor in the event program, prominent display of your logo/company name at the activity you are sponsoring, and an additional registration for the event – a total of two free registrations.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this marketing opportunity, contact Ro Crosbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Slate Approved for 2014
Thank you to all the members who voted, and approved the 2014 CI-ASTD Board of Directors. They move into their new roles beginning January 1, 2014.
President Elect - Alan Feirer
VP Electronic Media - Brooke Jeffus
VP Community Relations - Sarah Noll Wilson
VP Education - Sara Giesler & Bryan Martin
VP Operations - Dee Oviatt
VP Member Engagement - Tabby Hinderaker
Are You Interested in a Speaking Engagement?
The Strategic Partnerships committee has spent time over the past year and a half developing the ASTD-CI Speakers Bureau. Many of you have stepped up to volunteer as speakers, and we appreciate it.
What we really need now is to spread the word. Committee members from the last couple years have made contact with area professional groups and Chambers, but we need to keep up the informal contacts and reminders.
If you know Chamber or other civic organization leaders, won't you please let them know? We have a list of topics that local Chamber leaders helped develop, so the content is relevant, actionable, and free of sales pitches.
- We are pretty well stocked with speakers - though we still could use people who could offer expertise on these topics:
- Making Room for Training in Time and Budget
- Social Media - How it Can be Used to Train Employees
- Empower Yourself, and Your People – A Guide for Taking Risks and Working through Common Barriers to Success
Please email email@example.com if you can offer a 20-50 minute program on one of those three topics. Organizations we've served so far include the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Business Communications, and Chambers of Commerce in Altoona and Clive. If you know Chamber leaders, please let them know of this service. The full list of topics can be downloaded here.
Annual “Training Trends” Survey Results are In
Central Iowa ASTD and ATW Training & Consulting recently collaborated to conduct the annual “Training Trends” survey which is designed to provide insight into the state of our local learning and development industry. We will be presenting an in-depth look at the results and how they compare to years past during the November Networking Connections meeting. In the meantime, you may download a PDF version of the results here.
ATW Training Offers Advice on Building a Trusting Organization
According to a recent survey only 39 percent of employees trust their senior leadership. Yet trust goes hand-in-hand with issues such as employee retention, productivity and quality. Why isn’t more being done to build trust? Some believe that it’s too “touchy-feely”, yet others can’t find a way to measure it so they set it aside. Click here to learn more.
Have You Taken Crucial Conversations? Want a Quick Refresher?
This one-day course builds on the skills learned in Crucial Conversations and introduces a powerful set of new skills to resolve your most challenging accountability issues. It enables those who already have knowledge of crucial conversations skills to diagnose why someone keeps falling short of set expectations and then derive a plan that both motivates and enables the other person to successfully change his or her behaviors. Click here to learn more.
Group Dynamic Offers a Variety of Organizational Development Solutions
As you consider some of the current challenges in your organization, consider partnering with Group Dynamic to find the solution. Through consultation and/or training, you will be enabled to solve problems and maximize the potential of your organization through a wide range of leadership training, strategic planning, and coaching services. We can develop a custom program for you. Click here to learn more.