“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”-Socrates
Change is an inevitable part of this spring season as we awake from our winter slumber and witness the beauty waking up around us. Spring is a great time to think about the personal and professional goals that you want to achieve this year and what it’s going to take to reach them. This season also reminds me that 2016 is a year of rebirth for ATD Chattanooga as we welcome new board and chapter members, offer a variety of new programs and build new partnerships in the community.
This past February we had a very successful networking event at The Egg and I and learned about the talents and needs of our members. We had fun with a purpose and the board is looking to plan future networking events to build on that energy and help our members make those important connections. April 11th we will be hosting a Gamification workshop and there are still spots available if you are interested. April 14th we will be going on a tour of Komatsu for our monthly learning event and join us May 12th as we welcome chapter member Steve Swink who will share his expertise in the field of training delivery tools. Also, don’t forget about the ATD International Conference and Exposition taking place May 22nd-25th in Denver, Colorado. Let us know if you are interested in joining our chapter team for this important event in the talent development field.
The 2016 board is excited to work with you this year and we plan to offer a variety of programs that meet your needs and provide an environment where you can grow professionally. In order to continue to build our chapter we do need your help and your feedback. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for the chapter, becoming a part of our board or would just like to let us know how we can help you reach your professional goals. Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your President and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
Leanne Sigrist Barron
ATD Chattanooga President 2016