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  • 01 May 2014 10:41 AM | Gale Mote
    Be watching here for some of the great ideas coming from those Hawkeye ASTD members attending the conference in Washington DC.  Wish you could be here too!  We are happy to share and welcome your comments!
  • 14 Apr 2014 1:52 PM | Marcie Van Note

    We are looking for speakers for the June 4th  Non-profit Training Day willing to speak about leadership skills.  

    This is the third time Hawkeye ASTD has offered the Non-profit Training day to anyone who works for or volunteers at a non-profit.  This event supports our strategic goal to provide development opportunities for our communities.

    If you are interested please contacted Marcie Van Note at mlvannote@mchsi.com or 319-270-2004

     

  • 11 Apr 2014 6:12 AM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)
    We regret that we have needed to cancel this program. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming program.

    Thank you!
  • 05 Apr 2014 5:19 PM | Marcie Van Note

    Getting promoted (especially to a supervisory role) is exciting…and scary. With a promotion to leadership, supervision or management comes some unexpected challenges and changes to roles in your responsibilities, relationships, and perspectives.

    Perhaps you don’t really know what is expected of you. Perhaps you got promoted over your friends or peers, and aren’t sure how to make those relationships work. Perhaps you got the job…and others you know wanted it (badly).

    The reality is leadership is complex to start with, and when you add all of these concerns on top of it, it can be daunting. Given all of that – we know the rest of the story too. . .

    You want to do well . . . but you want to do more than survive, or stumble around trying to learn it all by trial and error. You want to be successful.

    You want to make a difference.

    Do you have the support, knowledge and skills you need to succeed?

    Are you getting the training you need?

    Sadly, according to careerbuilder.com more than 60% of new leaders don’t get any training at all. Even if your organization does provide some training, it often comes too late and lacks a focus on leadership skills that can help you become effective in communicating with, collaborating with, and coaching your reports.

    Get the Keys to Successful Leadership Results – Right from the Start

    This nationally recognized 2-day seminar is coming to Cedar Rapids, July 23rd and 24th.  To register and for more information: http://www.kevineikenberry.com/ai1ec_event/bud-to-boss-cedar-rapids-ia/?instance_id=868

  • 03 Apr 2014 1:48 PM | M. Susan Weinschenk

    Infoline: Creating an Internal Certificate Program by Sara Bushman

    This publication explains the difference between certification and a certificate program and provides the framework for building a certificate program. The benefits I received from the resource were definitely worth the cost. If you aren’t sure you want to spend the money, checkout the webcast first!

    Here are the key takeaways I received from this resource:

    • Tips to identify and define organizational needs
    • Ideas for the assessment format
    • Levels to include in the program structure
    • Sample evaluation questions for the pilot phase
    • Marketing ideas for the program

    T+D Magazine, February 2014

    I found two articles that provided inspiration for refocusing my efforts to improve the effectiveness of our training programs:

    1. Flipped Learning, the feature article, included ideas and examples for using technology to present instruction to learners prior to attending a classroom training. Delivering this ahead of time will shorten class time and allow for more focus on application.
    2. Step by Step, by Robert P. Hewes, provided an overview of a design plan that includes ways to improve the application of information and skills outside of the classroom.  Suggestions and examples to simplify post-training follow up were included.

  • 03 Apr 2014 10:51 AM | M. Susan Weinschenk

    In January I watched an archived version of the 2013 State of the Industry webcast and downloaded the report to learn about trends in our industry and to compare the training programs at my company to industry peers. The information I gathered will help me document our efficiency and successes as well as determine what we need to do differently to ensure we're providing training that will help us achieve our strategic goals.

    I also participated in a live webcast titled: Employee Development on a Shoestring: Developing Talent Outside the Classroom. In addition to the content supplied by the facilitator (which was great, by the way), I also picked up a ton of tips through the chat panel from other participants. There were a lot of tips shared on how to capture and store institutional knowledge for future references.

  • 07 Mar 2014 5:39 PM | Deleted user
    Are you planning on attending ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition May 5-7, 2014 in Washington DC?  If you are, we can save you $300!  Hawkeye ASTD has a chapter team attending the conference. When you go to register at the ASTD Store, select the “Conference Teams” option and click on Hawkeye Chapter from the drop-down menu.  It’s that easy.  If you have never attended this conference, this is an excellent year to make the commitment.
     
    The keynote speakers are: Arianna Huffington, President of the Huffington Post Media Group. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.  General Stan McChrystal – former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military's most sensitive forces. He is also the author of the bestselling leadership book, My Share of the Task: A Memoir. Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What's Your Red Rubber Ball?! and The Red Rubber Ball at Work. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Carroll's "job" to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals -- from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren -- to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal grow.
     
    There are numerous conference tracks including career development, training design and delivery, human capital, leadership development, global human resource development, workforce development, learning technologies, learning and measurement, government and sales enablement.  You won’t be disappointed in the depth and breadth of practical ideas you will take away and immediately implement in your work.
     
    In addition, you will have the opportunity to engage with the world’s leading training and development organizations such as DDI, the Center for Creative Leadership, Citrix – Go to Training, the American Management Association and many, many more.
     
    Washington DC in the spring time couldn’t be more beautiful.  Register now!
  • 06 Mar 2014 4:33 PM | Deleted user
    What is a "Power Member?" When ASTD members join both their local chapter and national ASTD, they choose to be change makers in their own backyard and knowledge leaders in the training and development profession. Joint membership offers learning professionals a unique opportunity to connect with local, national, and international professionals. Joint members can learn about trends in the field, and gain access to research, principles, practices, and templates they can apply directly to impacting organizational results, their community, and advancing their career.
     
    Two Levels of Membership:
    ASTD offers two levels of membership, Professional and Professional Plus. All members with an active national membership on March 31, 2014, will be upgraded to the top tier of membership, Professional Plus, at no additional cost. ASTD will continue to offer discounted membership rates to chapter members.
     
    Power Member Rates:
    • Professional - $179 thru March 31, 2014 / $199 April 1, 2014
    • Professional Plus - $179 thru March 31, 2014 / $319 April 1, 2014
     
    Click here to access additional information and applications!
  • 21 Feb 2014 7:29 AM | Marcie Van Note

    June 4th non-profit training day.  If you work for or volunteer at a non-profit, this is a day for you.  For the third year in a row, Hawkeye ASTD will provide top-notch training.

    July 23rd and 24th  Kevin Eikenberry will be here to present two days of Bud to Boss.

    On Friday the 25th Kevin will provide a seminar for chapter members on Thinking Strategically about Training and Learning.

    August 13th brings Train the Trainer, more information to follow.

    Please mark your calendars!

    If you have any questions or would like to help plan these events, please contact Marcie Van Note at mlvannote@mchsi.com of 319-270-2004.

    Marcie

     

     

  • 29 Oct 2013 6:44 PM | Marcie Van Note

    On October 17thKevin Eikenberry presented a very motivational and inspiring all day seminar on Remarkable Leadership, also the title of his book.  I thought I would share a few of the thoughts that I walked away with in hopes that others would add to the list.

    • Leadership is complex…..let that soak in for a minute.  Kevin discussed some work his group did with NASA and asking a rocket scientist which was more complex---rocket science or leadership.  The rocket scientist responded simply, leadership. 
    •  We manage things and lead people
    • Leadership is, complex, action (leadership is a verb, it is something we do), a responsibility (it’s a focus on others) and an opportunity
    •  Leadership is not, management, a job title, a power grab or a birth right
    •  Remarkable leaders are continual learners; you have to invest in yourself.  Continual learners are curious, they ask lots of questions, learn from their experiences and reflect on them, they work outside of their comfort zone
    • Remarkable leaders champion change
    • The ABC’s of coaching---accountability, belief (if you don’t believe in someone you shouldn’t be coaching them) and conversation (a coach shouldn’t tell you what to do)

    As I sit here reflecting on the day I could just go on and on.  I walked away reflecting on new ways of looking at things, learning new things to try and reinforcing some of the things I already knew.


    From the feedback, questions and responses received I know the day was a success.  Four companies have been in contact to ask for Kevin’s contact information.  His message was powerful enough they want to bring him in-house, to invest in continual learning.


    Please add your take-aways from the day!


    Check out our facebook page for pictures from the day……it was a good one.  While you are there....like our facebook page to see what else is going on in the chapter.

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