June's President Message

Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:06 PM | Anonymous member

School may be out, but the Learning goes on!


We are nearly half way through 2014. It's a great time to assess where you are to your goals and your development as learning professionals. Whether through our monthly meetings, newsletters, blogs, books - there are lots of resources at your finger tips.


Speaking of resources, I encourage you to become part of the MOOC (Massive Open On-line Courses) movement. These courses are FREE and you can find topics from "Inspiring Leadership and Emotional Intelligence" to "Organizational Analysis" and much more. The courses are taught by professors at major universities such as Stanford, Virginia Tech, Case Western Reserve and Brown. The largest vendor is www.coursera.org. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Your chapter is healthy and growing. As of the writing of this newsletter, we have $24,712 in the bank, which covers a year of expenses, as part of our Chapter Operating Requirements (CORE). We currently have 226 members. Welcome to our 17 new members.


I hope to see many of you at our next meeting on June 19th at the Regis South Campus Timothy LaMacchio's topic is "Collaborating with Frontline Managers to Improve Business Results". Anybody who develops, designs or delivers training to frontline managers needs to join us. Details are on our site.


As I mentioned last month, we've decided to not have an event in July because of summer vacations. On August 21st we will partner with the National Speakers Forum and the International Coaching Federation for a fun networking event at The Living Room on Broadway. This is a great opportunity to network with speaking, coaching and learning professionals.


We will start up in September with Carol Clark covering the hot topic of gamification, and Ken Phillips talking about evaluating your training.


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  


Thank you,

Becky Magnotta

2014 ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter President


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