Champions of Learning for Employee Learning Week

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Employee Learning Week (ELW) was celebrated this year from December 2 – 6, 2013.  Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results. ELW is promoted by ASTD nationally and in local chapters.  You can read more about Employee Learning Week here: All About Employee Learning Week … Continue reading

Plan Your 2012 Conference Calendar

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Once again, it’s time to see where the “big” conferences will be this year. Get out your yearly planner and your employee development plans and start scheduling! ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge In Las Vegas, Nevada, January 25 – 27, 2012, ASTD will welcome more than 1,200 people who focus their daily attention on the design and … Continue reading

Training as a Marketing Tool

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Not many companies have learned how to use their training efforts as a marketing tool. Some companies use it to generate additional income, but training for employees? Well now that has changed. I absolutely love that Farmers Insurance thinks training is important enough to the success of the business to use it for marketing: Please … Continue reading

Did You Miss ACE?

See Who You Can Meet at ACE

On August 16th – well over 300 Workplace Learning Professionals descended on the Waverly Renaissance Hotel in order to network and hear national level speakers. Nationally and locally recognized learning innovators presented talks ranging from e-learning to leadership to communication.  In addition to great speakers, attendees visited with ACE 2011 sponsoring vendors (including TrainingPros) about … Continue reading

New Volunteer – Samta Chowdhary

I’d like to welcome a new volunteer in my ASTD Atlanta Marketing role – Samta Chowdhary. Sampta is joining the team as the Marketing Project Coordinator. Samta has over 15 years of experience in design, corporate learning, strategic planning, and project management. She has developed instructional solutions for multicultural audience and has worked with clients … Continue reading

Social Media for Trainers

Monday night, I attended two back-to-back meetings on the topic “Social Media for Trainers”. I was delighted with everything I learned. Here’s a quick summary of the meetings: Learning Leaders only meeting: The early meeting at 3:30 was for Learning Leaders only. During this meeting, a panel discussed what is involved with getting Social Media … Continue reading

Learning Tips

In honor of Employee Learning Week, I’ve compiled a list of learning tips from many, many different sources. None of these are original thoughts. Please feel free to pass these tips on to your employees in honor of Employee Learning Week. The best ways to learn something is to teach it to someone else. Put … Continue reading

Employee Learning Week – An Update

As promised, I reached out to clients and colleagues alike to offer my help for Employee Learning Week. I was very, very happy at the number of companies that are interested in acknowledging this week. As one VP put it – “We’re really busy and we don’t have time for anything else on our calendar….but … Continue reading

ASTD Leadership Conference 2010

I frequently get asked the question, “Why do you do so much volunteer work for ASTD?” There are many answers to that question. First, my two sets of customers (clients and consultants) are both served by the professional development available through ASTD. I therefore believe that by volunteering for the organization I’m serving my customer … Continue reading

New Volunteer – Margaret Phiri

Margaret generously answered my call for a new volunteer to do graphics work. Margaret is launching her own graphics company and is happy to donate some free time in exchange for exposure in our local ASTD Chapter. Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, Margaret has been a proud resident of Atlanta for the past decade. Over … Continue reading