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  January 2016 Newsletter


President's Message

"Do one thing every day that scares you," a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. As we enter 2016, we reflect on 2015 and look forward to what lies ahead. Most of us like the idea of a fresh start, and each year we make resolutions.  Read more....


Chattanooga 2.0 -- by Jim Ray

As everyone who has any vested interest in Chattanooga knows there are many great reasons to work, live, and build a business here. What many may not be aware of is the critical issues surrounding the preparation of the future workforce within the Hamilton county area... What members of organizations such as ATD must be involved at every level to ensure that Chattanooga has a workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fill the more than 10,000 jobs that are projected to arrive in the next few years and start to fill the gap of the more than 15,000 Hamilton county jobs that currently cannot be filled by Hamilton county residents due to the lack of training, skills, and education.  Read more...


Are You Building the Right Culture? -- by Terry Massey

Over the last few years, I've learned the best way to help clients improve their business performance for the long term is to determine their baseline culture and measure the toxicity within that culture.  From there we can determine the route to sustainable growth... So how can you ensure that you build the right culture in your organization?  Read more...


3 Reasons Why You Need to Work on Your To-Do List -- by AIM

Being a good boss requires a lot of juggling and great balance, which is why one characteristic of being a great leader is being well organized.  The same, however, goes for any person in the office. More often than not, we are required to take on a number of different tasks throughout the day, and as such, if we want to succeed, we need to take certain steps in order to help us find the time to complete all these tasks efficiently and perfectly.  Read more...


3 Tips for Developing a Great To-Do List -- by AIM

Most jobs require us to multi-task in one form or another, which is why working on our day-to-day tasks requires a lot of careful planning and organization if want to execute our projects and tasks efficiently and successfully. That’s where the all mighty to-do list comes in. Now that you know why they are so important, here are three tips on how you can go about making your to-do lists a success.  Read more...


Applying Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory of Motivation to Workplace Learning -- by Bob Lucas

Creative trainers that apply brain based learning research to design, develop and deliver their content recognize that there is more to sharing information with adults, than just being a subject matter expert. As a facilitator of knowledge, you must also be a student of human nature and understand what motivates learners and how they best gain, retain, recall and use what they learn.  Read more...


Juggling Elephants: Getting the Most Important Things Done

Learning event at UTC.  Read more...


2016 Atlanta Conference and Exposition Call for Speakers

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD is again pleased to be hosting its annual professional development and networking event, the Atlanta Conference and Exposition (ACE).  This year, ACE will be held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia hotel on Monday, July 25.  We will also host post-conference workshops on Tuesday, July 26 for even more in-depth development opportunities.  But now... it's time to hear from those of you who wish to share your knowledge, ability and expertise with your learning professional colleagues.  The Call for Speakers is now open and will remain so until March 15. Read more...


Update Your Profile

When was the last time you updated your profile on the ATD website?  Please use this opportunity to review your profile for accuracy.  Read more...


2015 Recorded Events

We started  new initiative in 2015, and we hope you found it to be helpful.  We started video recording most of our learning events and posting them within the Member's Only section of the ATD Chattanooga website.  Did you miss any event in 2015?  Check out the recording now!  Read more...


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