March 2016 - President's Message

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:18 AM | Deleted user

Dear Members, 


Do you ever wonder how to maximize your ATD membership? Being part of this thriving talent development community offers a lot of perks and ways to get involved. How do we engage thee? Let us count the ways… 


9 Ways to Get Engaged with ATD in 2016


1. Come to a Chapter Event – We have incredible programming that is designed around member requests and ATD Competency Model. We strive to offer a wide array of programs to meet all of your learning needs. We also offer some great networking opportunities throughout the year to help you connect with other learning professionals. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s coming up. 


2. Volunteer – Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to get really engaged with ATD at the local and national level. You will form deeper relationships with fellow members and volunteers and even have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills with other ATD volunteers from all over the country. Volunteering helps you learn new skills and expand upon those you already have. Visit our Volunteer page for more information about how you can get involved. 


3. Study for your CPLP with our Virtual Study Group – Are you ready to get your Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from ATD? Join the joint ATD-RMC and ATD Piedmont Chapter Virtual Study group to help you prepare and get support to succeed in achieving this rigorous certification. There is a spring and fall session each year. Get more information on the CPLP and the CPLP Study Group here. 


4. Come to a Membership Event – Over the course of the year we will be hosting periodic member events where prospective members, new members, and longtime members can come to connect in a smaller setting with other members, the board, and volunteers to learn more about our chapter, our members, and opportunities to get involved. For more information, contact membership@atdrmc.org. 


5. Attend a Virtual Program – Virtual programs are a great way to engage in professional development right from your desk! Join us for our lunchtime virtual programs on various engaging topics that complement our monthly programming. Virtual programs are free to members and present a great way to engage with the chapter. For more information on virtual programs, visit our Virtual Programs page. 


6. Get Involved with the Social Learning Program – We are launching a social learning platform that will give all members access to join an ATD-RMC social learning network where members can create a profile of professional development interests and connect with other members and member groups around common learning interests. We are piloting it now with a small group and will be launching it to the membership in the next couple of months. Look for your invitation or contact president@atdrmc.org for more information. 


7. Check Us Out on Social Media – Follow ATD-RMC on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for updates on programming, developments in the field, and to connect with your fellow ATD-RMC members. We’d love to hear from you on social media, too! 


8. ICE With ATD-RMC – ATD’s International Conference & Expo will be in Denver May 22-25. Join us for a pre-conference networking event in May to connect with other Denver-area ATD members and learn more about what to expect at the conference. Drop by the local chapter table at the conference to chat with local chapter leaders, learn more about ATD-RMC, and score some swag and attend local networking events during the conference. Connect with ATD-RMC after the conference at chapter events and on the social learning platform to share takeaways with your fellow members. 


9. Participate in Chapter Event Surveys, the Annual Survey or Contact the Board – ATD-RMC is an organization by the members for the members, so we want to hear from you! The more feedback you give us, the more we know how to meet the needs of the members. Please consider participating in program surveys after you attend chapter events, lending your voice to the membership survey in August, or reach out directly to president@atdrmc.org with any thoughts or opinions. 


10. Become a Power Member to Get the Most from ATD – Power Members are members who are both local and national members. These members get the benefit of attending the wide array of ATD virtual and in-person courses, certification programs, and conferences at a greatly discounted rate. There are also informative monthly periodicals, whitepapers, research, and job postings only available to Power Members. Visit ATD’s Power Member webpage for more information on the benefits of local + national membership.


Robin Doss 2016
President, ATD-RMC

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