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  • 07 Jun 2012 11:17 AM | Gale Mote

    On July 13, I will be facilitating a discussion around measuring and evaluating training for our monthly program meeting. As trainers, we have a huge responsiblity to ensure that what we teach in the classroom is implemented successfully when our participants return to work.  The respect that leadership, our peers and customers have for us as learning and workplace professionals is determined, in large part, by our ability to affect positive change.  We all know how difficult that can be!

    I'd love to engage in a discussion around your challenges, best practices and nagging questions regarding measuring and evaluating training. Please participate by posting how you evaluate the effectiveness of your training and workplace performance interventions?  How do you measure success? Do you have a best practice to share?  What answers do you need to help improve the return on investment of your training efforts?

    I look forward to our conversation.

    Gale Mote, CPLP, VP Administration-Hawkeye ASTD

  • 06 Jun 2012 11:02 AM | Deleted user

    While Employee Learning Week isn't until December the Hawkeye ASTD Chapter is interested in any plans you have for your organization.  If you are willing to share, please do so here.  Also, what are your thoughts in having a local event - would your company have interest in participating?  In helping plan the event?

    Let us know.  Regards, Sheila Schmidt, VP of Programming

  • 23 May 2012 3:32 PM | Deleted user
    Greetings Hawkeye Chapter Members.  Did you know that you can seek help with training questions, share best practices, or get ideas for your new project 24/7? 

    An internet forums (or message board) is an online discussions site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.  You could think of it like a chat room, but the messages stay up when you leave the page, and everyone doesn't have to be online at the same time.

    We have a forum on this website especially for our members!  To make a post, or respond to a new post, you will have to sign in.  But anyone can browse the forum any time.

    Why not stop by today and join in the conversation?
  • 10 May 2012 3:36 PM | Deleted user
    BVS Performance Systems is looking for a Learning and Development Producer/Writer.  Check out our chapter job board for more information.
  • 17 Nov 2011 9:20 AM | Deleted user
     

    Employee Learning Week is December 5-9, 2011.  What are your ideas for encouraging or celebrating learning at your work place or in your community during this week?

    Here are some ideas we shared at the November All-Chapter Meeting.

    Click "Add Comment" to add your idea(s) to share with your colleagues. If you post by Thanksgiving, your name will be entered into a drawing for a training or development resource book.

  • 01 Nov 2011 10:41 AM | Deleted user

    Our chapter has had an exciting year and it is quickly coming to a close.  Please spend a few minutes on this survey to share your thoughts on what went well in 2011 and how we can improve in 2012. 

    Members should log in to the website and click on the link found on the home page of the Member's Only section.

  • 25 Oct 2011 5:06 PM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)

    Thanks to everyone who voted in this election and congratulations to our newly elected board members:

    President-Elect: Kathie Rotz

    VP Administration: Gale Mote

    VP Development: Marcie Van Note

    VP Programming: Sheila Schmidt

    VP Technology: Kathleen Tupker

    They join the following board members who have terms through 2012:

    President: Melanie Hoffner

    VP Communications: Joanne Koopman

    VP Membership: Tami Flockhart

    Sincere thanks to these members for committing to serve and lead the chapter in a board role.

  • 17 Jul 2011 2:12 PM | Gale Mote

    We are excited to be offering our second CPLP study group beginning the first week in August,2011.  This study group will prepare participants for the testing window - November 12- December 10, 2011.  The deadline for registering for the exam is November 4, 2011.

    There are many reasons why you should consider becoming certified:

    • More and more organizations are requiring the CPLP certification when hiring trainers, training managers and learning professionals.
    • Invest in developing your training competencies to add even more value to your organizations.
    • Build your confidence as a professional in the workplace learning and development field - stand out as one of the very best.

    If you would like to learn more about the certification, check out the following link:

    http://www.astd.org/content/ASTDcertification/ 

    If you are interested in participating in the study group, please respond with the following information:

    1) Where are you located? (We need to see how much interest there is at each site location.)

    2) What night of the week works best for you?  Please provide your top two choices.  The study groups are held from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm weekly for sixteen weeks.

    3) Would you also be willing to facilitate a study group session, acting as the leader? (We have the CPLP Leader's Guide to share with those who volunteer to help lead a session.)

    There is no cost for Hawkeye ASTD members. There will be a fee for non-members to participate.

    Even if you do not plan to take the exam, you will find participating in the study group to be invaluable as we share best practices in the areas of expertise covered in the exam including designing learning, delivering training, measurement and evaluation, managing the learning function, improving human performance, facilitating organizational change, career and talent management, coaching and managing organizational knowledge.

    I look forward to your enthusiastic participation!

    Gale, President, Hawkeye ASTD 2011

  • 09 Mar 2011 8:30 AM | Deleted user

    On behalf of the 2011 Board of Directors, we would like to welcome you to the new and improved Hawkeye Chapter ASTD Website!

    You may notice in addition to a more user-friendly layout, there are now more opportunities to interact with the chapter through (blogs like this one) and an enhanced calendar including the ability to RSVP right from the website.

    Coming soon we will have discussion boards where you can collaborate with fellow chapter members.

    Is there something else you want to see on this site?  Leave a comment or send me an email and let me know!

    -Kathleen Tupker
    VP of Technology

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