May - President's Message

Monday, May 19, 2014 11:52 AM | Anonymous member

Summer is just around the corner, and we hope this finds you invigorated and growing!

The biggest news is that ASTD is changing its name and brand!  We are now ATD - the Association for Talent Development.  You can read more about the thinking behind the change at www.astdnews.org. This means a name/brand change for not only the national chapter, but your local chapter too.  We are developing our plan, but watch as you’ll see more with our website, newsletters, and more.  Yvonne Bogard is coordinating these efforts which includes legal and financial concerns, communication branding, marketing, domain names, email addresses, change of addresses, registration with the state and more. Thank you for your support as we all work towards making the new name as recognizable as the old.

Your chapter is healthy and growing. As of the writing of this newsletter, we have $23,916 in the bank, which covers a year of expenses, as part of our Chapter Operating Requirements (CORE).  We currently have 217 members.

As part of your membership, remember you are now a member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce by our chapter’s membership to the Chamber.  Sue Fody, VP of Volunteer Engagement, has attended a couple Chamber classes, and highly recommends them.  To take advantage of this benefit, go to the links and information on our web site.

We continue to have a great year of programs.  Lou Russell gave pointers on project management for trainers, which were great for the novice and experienced program manager alike.  I’m especially excited about our June speaker, Timothy LaMacchio, “Collaborating with Frontline Managers to Improve Business Results”.  Anybody who develops, designs or delivers training to frontline managers needs to join us on June 19th at the Regis South Campus.  Details are on our site. 

With summer vacations, we’ve decided to not have an event in July, and on August 21st we partner with the National Speakers Forum and the International Coaching Federation for a fun networking event at The Living Room on Broadway.  Watch for details in future newsletters.

Thank you for your continued support and contribution to our community. Your participation, thoughts and energy keep us strong and help us thrive.  I encourage you to make the most of your membership by joining us at meetings, and volunteering.  Volunteering is a great way to expand your skills and knowledge, and helps you get and stay connected to the Denver learning community.

We are here to serve you. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.  You can email me at rmagnotta@astdrmc.org.

Thank you,

Becky

2014 RMC President

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