New Volunteer – David Sample

I’d like to welcome a new volunteer in my ASTD Atlanta Marketing role – David Sample. David is joining the team as the Sponsor Relationship Development Chairperson.

David has over 12 years of experience in leading learning and development initiatives and mission critical talent development programs for a $4 Billion Dollar retail organization.  He specializes in project management, internal consulting, development of talent on-boarding programs, storewide communications, sales training, computer based training deployment and administration and learning system management.  He has successfully created best practices, standardized operational procedures and developed web-based information systems/tools that drive learning compliance while reducing administrative facilitate the growth and development of human capital.  He was responsible for talent on-boarding programs, storewide communications, specialized training programs, selling capabilities programs and computer based training administration/development.   He launched proprietary corporate branded talent on-boarding process to serve 42,000 Associates across 230 Locations. He also directed compliance, HR training processes, curriculum execution and comprehensive learning programs resulting in reduced turnover and increased associate productivity.

David’s areas of specialty include:

  • Project Management of complex business objectives across multifunctional business units
  • Consulting to match learning solutions to drive bottom-line business results
  • Designing and deployment of total workforce curriculum including on-boarding, technical training, sales training and change management
  • Developing total business learning solutions

David has a Bachelor’s degree in History.  He was a recognized recipient of top business performer and team contributor for over 14 winning business projects.

I still have two volunteer openings on my committee. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, contact me at leighanne.lankford@training-pros.com.

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