A Seat at the Table
Storytelling. If we ask 10 Talent Development or HR professionals what “storytelling” is, what kind of responses do we anticipate? Do we describe it in terms of elements and formats or in terms of sharing or engaging through emotion? Is it about the presentation or the message? Is it about the facts or the people? Is it a little bit of all of these?
When I think about good storytelling, I think about what I learn about the people (or characters). The nuances of who they are, what helps them thrive, and their aspirations are of most interest to me. I believe this is why I find my time serving on our ATD Chattanooga board so captivating. I am surrounded by fascinating Chapter members with their own unique perspectives and talents. I have so many opportunities to learn a new “story” every single time I meet a new member!
I look forward to these moments when I get to sit with our members, either virtually or physically, and learn their story and how we may best serve you. From discussing your thoughts about future or past programs, to gaining an understanding on how each of you wants to get involved in our Chapter, it’s always a pleasure.
The story of our Chapter’s success and impact in our community cannot be told without our members and definitely not without our volunteers. Because of that, I make an ongoing invitation to each of you to chat about all the opportunities ATD Chattanooga has to offer in your professional development and for those in your organization. I would love to hear your story and share how ATD Chattanooga can support you this year and beyond.
Whether virtually or in person, there is always a seat available at the table for you!
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