Central Iowa ASTD                                   

eLearning Special Interest Group (SIG) Survey

A group of CI-ASTD chapter members are starting an eLearning Special Interest Group (SIG). Please take a few minutes to click here and provide us with your insight so we may capture what is important (hot) in your organization/work at this time. The survey will close on May 5, 2014.

ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition!

Time is running out!  Click here to get more information and sign up for the ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition!  Training and development individuals will meet in Washington DC from May 4-7 to network, learn, and discuss ideas!  Do not miss out on this amazing experience!  When registering, please use the Chapter/ChIP Code: CH6013.

Are You Interested in a Speaking Engagement?

The Community Relations 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 click here to email Sarah Noll Wilson 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.


Upcoming events

25 Apr 2014 11:30 AM • Nationwide Insurance - 1100 Locust - Rooms W266/268
16 May 2014 9:00 AM • Nationwide/Allied Insurance, 1100 Locust Street, Des Moines
03 Jun 2014 3:30 PM • Merit Resources, 4410 114th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
05 Aug 2014 3:30 PM • Merit Resources, 4410 114th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322

Support our Sponsors

Click here to learn more about opportunities at Group Dynamic

Click here to learn more about learning opportunities at ATW

Click here to learn more about opportunities at Poertner Consulting Group




Renewing your ASTD National Membership, registering for an ASTD National event, or making a purchase from the ASTD National store, did you know our ASTD National ChIP code is CH6013?  Every time the code is used, it contributes to the financial health of our chapter by giving back a portion of the purchase price to our chapter.  To visit the ASTD National store, click here.

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