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ASTD Chapter Newsletter
September 2012 Issue
 
President's Message

As we move into the fall months, we have a lot going on in ASTD Puget Sound. I hope you all are involved with us. We have our fabulous regional conference coming up on October 5th. We have several great speakers coming for this conference you won’t want to miss including, Sam Herring, CEO of Intrepid Learning, Tom Kuhlmann, VP, Community for Articulate,  and Cynthia Clay, President & CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions. 

Topics for this conference include: 

• Defining Your Personal Brand
• Mobile learning
• Digital Team Building
• Rapid mobile/video development
• Dry to Dynamite: Strategies to Enliven and Customize Online Learning|
• Experiential Learning: Your Brain is not a Bucket

Besides a fantastic conference, we have started recruiting for our 2013 ASTD board of directors. We have a few positions open and welcome all people in our industry to apply. Serving on the board is a tremendous opportunity for many.  Becoming a member of an organization’s board can be a meaningful way to explore how an individual’s experience and expertise can be applied in the nonprofit sector, and ultimately, how one’s experience and expertise can help advance a nonprofit organization’s impact. It also can be a rewarding, high impact way that for-profit colleagues can do community service while learning new skills that can enhance their own careers.

I hope to see you at the conference and hope you will consider sitting on our board of directors.

Keep Learning!

Darren Nerland, ASTDps President

 
Join us at our Upcoming ASTD Puget Sound Conference!

Are you ready to “Ignite Your Mojo?” Register now for the ASTD Puget Sound 2012 Workplace Learning Conference, Friday, October 5 – Renton, Washington
This one-day conference will feature an exciting line-up of speakers, with over 12 break-out sessions. 
The theme is "Ignite Your Mojo" and our goal is provide an energizing learning environment for Workplace Learning professionals to network, learn about some new leading edge tools, and re-connect with a passion for learning.
HOLD THE DATE and REGISTER NOW. Check out more information and updates on the full conference agenda at www.astdsps.org
 
Announcing a special event that is sure to sell out!
Thursday, Oct 4:Rapid E-Learning Workshop – Building Engaging and Interactive
E-Learning! Featuring Tom Kulhmann, VP Community for Articulate.
Join Tom Kuhlmann as he shares some practical tips on getting the most out of the resources you have to build engaging and interactive e-learning courses. Register to attend this workshop and the 2012 Conference for a high-impact two-days of fantastic learning!
To register and for more information, click here.


Volunteer Opportunity
Want to attend the upcoming Oct 4 and 5 events, give back to the Chapter, meet some great people and save money – all at the same time? Consider volunteering your time at these events!
If you would like to be considered, please send an e-mail to Sherry Johnson  Metz, VP Professional Development, mailto:prodev@astdps.org, to get more information and to complete a Volunteer Form.
 
Upcoming Chapter Meeting
September 2012 Chapter meeting
 

The intersection of Change Theory & Grief Process: The How and Why Behind Organizational & Behavior Change.


Organizational Development & Personal Development hinges on facilitating behavioral change. Yet, individuals may not be ready, willing or able to execute change. The theories of “The Stages of Change” developed by Prochaska and DiClemente and the “Stages of Grief” explored by Kubler-Ross provide key insights into human behavior that the workplace learning professional can utilize for greater results.  Using these theories, Carol Bowser will provide opportunities for participants to:
    •    Explore the Stages of Change on individuals and organizations

    •    Determine the impact of Stages of Grief on individual buy-in
    •    Identify motivational interviewing techniques for improved results
    •    Share your ideas and insights with trusted colleagues
    •    Walk away with tools to use for improved results  
About the Presenter:
As a professional trainer, mediator, and attorney Carol Bowser is an expert in workplace conflict. In 2002 Carol founded Conflict Management Strategies. She helps organizations increase productivity by improving workplace relationships.

Agenda
5:30-6:00 p.m. Registration, refreshments, networking
6:00-7:15 p.m. Announcements and presentation
7:15-7:30 p.m. Networking
Location
2100 Building
2100 – 24th Ave
Seattle, WA 98144
 

Next Month

The Intersection of Change Theory and Grief Process: The How and Why Behind Organizational and Behavior Change
Presented by Carol Bowser, Conflict Management Strategies
September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98144

Register Now! for September's Chapter Meeting

 
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight on June Jordan

by Kathy Englert

June Jordan attended her first ASTDps chapter meeting last September (the evening meeting on Mercer Island) and before it was over had met almost everyone there. How did she do it? She volunteered to be the bartender! Now that’s a good networking strategy! Since then she has jumped in and is now doing much more than serving drinks. June is one of the planners for our chapter’s upcoming “Ignite Your Mojo” Conference in early October and is super excited about the conference content. June says, “If you have not yet considered whether or not to attend, I suggest you do. Where else can you be part of all that mojo?”

June decided to get involved with ASTDps after becoming the Training Manager at SanMar Corporation, a family-owned and award-winning Seattle-based supplier of 14 retail, private label, and mill brands of apparel and accessories. SanMar, which was founded as the result of a college project, has been in business since 1971. June loves working there and says SanMar is the “best kept secret in the Puget Sound area.”

Originally from Washington, D.C., June attended college in Greensboro, North Carolina and then moved to Peekskill, New York. But after about three years in New York, she decided it was time for a new adventure. The Pacific Northwest called to her. She had known someone in college from Seattle, and from then on thought of Seattle as a magical and far-away place. After researching the area by reading the Seattle Times for a couple of months, she made the move and has been here ever since, living for almost 20 years in the Woodridge neighborhood of Bellevue. She has also raised a family here. She and her husband have three children who are all following their dreams. June wanted to especially acknowledge her oldest child who is serving her country in the Navy and is currently stationed in Sasabo, Japan. She and her husband have also opened their home to four rescued cats: Nelson, Josephine, Quincy, and Maggie. She says the cats “are truly a part of our family.”

Volunteerism has always been important to June. She has been a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and has also volunteered with the City of Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program. June is thrilled to be offering volunteer services to ASTDps, an organization that she believes “provides an awesome network of like-minded individuals with the shared focus of training and development.”

Welcome June and thank you for helping make the “Ignite Your Mojo” conference a reality!


 
Volunteer Opportunities with Our ASTDps Chapter

Here are some intriguing positions for members who are interested in using their strengths, gaining new skills, and meeting new people.  Check them out yourself or forward these descriptions to someone you know who may be a fit.

Event Volunteers


We are looking for some event volunteers for the workshop on October 4th and the conference on October 5th.  Openings for all types of unglamorous duties are available!  Volunteers will receive reduced admission in appreciation.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Sherry Johnson Metz, VP Professional Development, prodev@astdps.org, to get more information and to complete a Volunteer Form.

ASTDps Technologies Support Specialist

 
The ASTDps Technologies Support Specialist is responsible for supporting various Internet-based technologies. Estimated hours are 1 hour per week / 4-6 hours per month.

Responsibilities include:

• Apply text and image updates to ASTDps Website (basic HTML and CMS skill)
• Modify and create new graphics as needed (Photoshop experience)
• Participate in design and usability strategies
• Support analytics and reporting

Skills required include:

• HTML/XML Editing (Dreamweaver or equivalent)
• Basic Graphic Design (Photoshop or equivalent)
• Basic Content Management System (CMS) experience
• Other web-based technologies support skill

Please contact Stephen “Magic” Johnson (technology@astdps.org) if you are interested in or have questions about this position.


Board Members


We are now accepting applications for the following Board Members for the 2013-2014 term:
 
Director of Programs.  This Board Member manages the volunteer committee responsible for organizing monthly chapter meetings. Tasks include: Overseeing a team of volunteers on the program and registration committees, working with committee members to recruit and communicate with potential speakers; reviewing and giving feedback on proposals; preparing speakers for presentation; event planning; participating in monthly board meetings; managing program budget.  Time commitment 10-20 hours/month for 2 years.  Questions? E-mail Karen Thornton, VP of Programs, ASTDps at programs@astdps.org.

Director of Membership Services.  This position is responsible for attracting and retaining new members and for managing the process of recruiting volunteers.  Tasks include overseeing the Ambassador (formerly Mentor) team, conducting an annual membership survey, recruiting and matching volunteers to needed positions, facilitating new member orientations, and organizing a membership drive.  Time commitment 15-25 hours per month.  For a complete job description, email Sally Templeton at memservices@astdps.org.

Director of Professional Development.  This Member of the Board plans and implements special professional development events outside of the monthly chapter meetings.  They may include a regional conference such as the one planned for this October.  Time commitment 20-35 hours per month.  For more information, contact Sherry Johnson Metz at prodev@astdps.org.

Director of Research and Learning Science.  This Board Member tracks trends, informs decisions, and connects research to practice and performance.  Responsibilitiies include overseeing the Research Manager, Creativity and Innovation SIG, the Workforce Development Liaison, writing Research Factoids, and conducting the annual membership survey.  Time commitment 12-20 hours per month.  For more information, contact Bev Parnell at research@astdps.org.

Finance Manager for 2013, moving to Director of Finance in 2014.  The Finance Director manages and reports on the finances of the Chapter.  In 2013, the Finance Manager will shadow and be mentored by the current Director of Finance and move onto the Board in 2014 as Director of Finance.  Tasks include preparing budgets, balancing bank statements, analyzing financial impact of proposals and preparing financial statements.  Time commitment 12-15 hours per month.  For more information, contact Jeane Daley at finance@astdps.org.

Applications for Board Member positions are available on our website under Volunteer Openings and are due October 1.  

If these opportunities don’t speak to you, but you are interested in becoming more involved in your ASTD chapter, please contact your mentor or V.P. of Membership Services Sally Templeton at memservices@astdps.org.
 
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