Hi ATD San Diego,
It is hard to believe we are almost at the end of 2018. I will have been in the role of chapter president for six months by the end of the year. The chapter has a great board of directors who are dedicated to providing leadership to our chapter and its members. Our December chapter meeting will feature ATD San Diego member and past president, Catherine Mattice. The topic of sexual harassment prevention is a very important topic for organizations and we as talent development professionals are often tasked with providing the necessary training to our organizations. Catherine is an expert in her field, providing programs on harassment and bullying. I hope to see you there.
In 2019 we will be holding our first chapter meeting in January. We will review the state of the chapter, our plans for 2019, and celebrate our members and volunteers. Details are currently being worked out and will be announced on our website and via social media shortly.
On December 8, the board will be participating in a 2019 planning and budgeting event. One idea we had for 2019 is to highlight a few members via video who have had success utilizing their ATD San Diego membership. This could be in the form of key partnerships, new jobs, idea generation, etc. If you are interested in sharing your story please let me know so we can plan the details.
Also, going into 2019, we have the opportunity to connect our systems with the ATD National store so members can easily join both ATD as well as our chapter at the same time. Many chapters have already completed this process and have had great success in new members joining their chapter. To accomplish this, we need to have addresses in our system. This is not something we have required in the past. I am asking everyone to review your profile on our website and add/update not only your address, but also any other fields. Especially phone numbers and email addresses that may have changed over time.
I hope to see you soon at the December chapter meeting. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Jane Riccardi