Not since the Baby Boomer Generation has society seen such a large population within one generation, but the Millennials deliver in this area. They also have innovative ideas and are excited to leave their mark in society and bring positive changes to our work place. I think that the usage of social media for our companies is one exciting and enriching shift we have seen within the last 8-10 years.
The Association for Talent Development is an organization that embraces change and is consistently current, if not avant-garde in many facets, and your chapter should reflect this as well. However, our dedication to social media isn't where it should be as a chapter of ATD. We have a Facebook and LinkedIn page, a Twitter account, and we are working on revamping our YouTube channel.
One of my commitments and goals this year is to organically increase our social media presence. Our Twitter account, @atdrmc, has 538 followers while our Facebook page has 92 likes, and our LinkedIn page has more than 520 members. It's our job to post and Tweet exciting content a lot more often, but that's only half the battle. We need YOU! We need your thoughts, your questions, your pictures, your excitement from our programs and events to post too! We will be utilizing our social media channels more this year, so please join us on those platforms.
Going forward, we will introduce live Tweeting during our monthly programs. We'll be reminding you of our Twitter handle and giving you special hashtags to use during the event. If you are a Twitter novice, it's a great way to learn how to use Twitter and to get exposure for you or your company. Plus, Twitter is an excellent way to read cutting edge training news too.
As our chapter members evolve, this chapter is committed to evolving too. I look forward to seeing more of you on social media!
Follow us on Twitter.
Like us on Facebook.
Join us on LinkedIn.
Don't forget to join our monthly webinars too! They are free to RMC members and only $10 for non-members. This month we have "The Webinar Guru" Corena Bahr on April 1st from 12pm-1pm MT. Ms. Bahr will motivate you to "Think Outside the Virtual Training Box: Best Practices for Engagement."
Join us on April 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm for "Coaching Skills for Managers & Leaders" with Adam Reynolds.
As I close my President's Message this month, I want to thank you for consistently attending our events, for bringing your colleagues, and rejoining our amazing chapter each year. We wouldn't have a chapter if it weren't for such wonderful members! Keep giving us your feedback--we're listening. You, our members, have a voice and help steer this journey.
Very Truly Yours,
Michele Padilla, M.A.
2015 ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter President
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