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  • 17 Oct 2013 9:12 AM | Kathie Rotz (Administrator)

    As a trainer do you sell?  Do you teach how to sell?

     

    November's guest presenter, Teri Fairchild, will be speaking on Sales Training.  I've been thinking a lot about this topic.  It is not a common topic in my training business, however; it is mandatory for me to do.  I have learned that I am always selling myself and my passions.  But am I successful at it?

     

    I am looking forward to hearing Teri speak.  Teri sells well!!  I can always use more reminders and tips.  What sales tips and tricks do you use in your training world?

  • 09 Oct 2013 2:10 PM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)
    Special Program Notes: Registration for this program closes October 11. It is being held at a special time from 9-11 AM. Kevin Eikenberry will be presenting "Thinking Strategically About Training and Learning"from the Cedar Rapids site.
  • 09 Oct 2013 2:01 PM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)
    To promote our "Remarkable Leadership" Professional Development Day seminar, we are hosting a contest on our Hawkeye ASTD Facebook page. Please check it out and consider posting about it on your Facebook page.


  • 24 Sep 2013 2:45 PM | Kathie Rotz (Administrator)

    What is Employee Learning Week?

    Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.

     

    When is it?

    December 2-6, 2013

     

    Where is it?

    Employee Learning Week events can happen anywhere! Hold events in your office or plan a special off-site program.

     

    Why participate?

    Training is more important now than ever before. The growing skills gap and increased need to compete in today's economy require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce.

     

    Who can participate?

    All organizations are encouraged to recognize Employee Learning Week by rededicating themselves to employee learning.

     

    Tell us what you're doing to promote Employee Learning Week and we'll feature you as an official ASTD "Champion of Learning” in our monthly newsletter.

  • 17 Sep 2013 2:02 PM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)
    Check out the ASTD webcasts, podcasts and more that can support your career growth at: http://www.astd.org/Events/Career-Week.aspx?cm_mmc=DFP-_-email-_-marketing-_-tj-2013.16.08.-CareerWeek-DFP-housead 
  • 25 Jul 2013 9:02 AM | Kathie Rotz (Administrator)

    If you or someone you know would make a good addition to our Chapter Board, please complete our nomination process for the position that fits your strength (or theirs)! The following positions are up for election in 2014:

     

    • ·         VP-Programs
    • ·         VP-Development
    • ·         VP–Administration
    • ·         VP-Technology
    •       VP-Communication (filling second year of this term)
    • ·         President-Elect

     

    The Chapter Leadership Positions and Nomination Form can be accessed through links on the Members Only page. Reminder, you’ll need to log in as a member to see this page. Please contact the current Board member to learn more about their duties and insights about their position (contact information is on the website under Leadership Team). 

     

    Email the completed nomination form to Susan Weinschenk  by August 31, 2013.  Online voting will occur in September. New Board members will begin onboarding in late October and will participate in our 2014 Strategic Planning Meeting in late November.

     

    With your help, we’ll have another successful year!

  • 16 Jul 2013 3:16 PM | Kathie Rotz (Administrator)
     

    School supplies are in the stores!  It's that time to restock our supplies.  It seems like I can never find markers under $4 unless it's "Back to School" season. 

     

    What supplies to you purchase to stock your training shelves?  Are you picky?  Do you prefer certain brands?

     

    Please share here on the blog.

  • 08 Jul 2013 12:21 AM | Melanie Hoffner (Administrator)

    If you are a leader, want to become a leader, or know others interested in developing leadership skils and competencies, please read this letter from Kevin Eikenberry about his October Professional Development Day seminar. We hope you and your colleagues will join us in Cedar Rapids on October 17.

    Would you please help us promote this exciting day to your networks? If you have any questions about this event or helping with promotion, please contact Marcie Van Note, VP Development. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

  • 27 Jun 2013 1:58 PM | Marcie Van Note

    On June 13 Joan McIntosh presented a full day of training on Graphic and Meeting Facilitation.  Participants had a great time and learned many valuable tools.  My best take away was learning how to draw "star people" and that our minds work in images, not words.

    What was your biggest take-away?

    Marcie

    VP Development

     

  • 27 Jun 2013 1:55 PM | Marcie Van Note

    Anyone interested in joining the CPLP Study Group starting July 9th?

    The schedule is below. 

    If you have questions please contact mlvannote@mchsi.com or call 319-270-2004.

     

    Time: 5:45-8:00

    Location: Various

    Day of Week: Tuesday- Thursday

    Date

    Topic

    Facilitator

    July 9

    Welcome, Introductions, AOE 1 Designing Learning – Part 1 (15%)

    July 11

    AOE 1 Designing Learning -Part 2 (15%)

    July 16

    AOE 2 Delivering Training – Part 1 (15%)

    July 18

    AOE 2 Delivering Training – Part 2 (15%)

    July 23

    AOE 3 Improving Human Performance - Part 1 (15%)

    July 25

    AOE 3 Improving Human Performance - Part 2 (15%)

    July30 

    AOE 4 Measuring and Evaluating – Part 1 (12%)

    Aug 1

    AOE 4 Measuring and Evaluating – Part 2 (12%)

    Aug 6

    AOE 5 Facilitating Organizational Change (12%)

    Aug 13

    AOE 6 Managing the Learning Function (9%)

    Aug 20

    AOE 7 Coaching (8%)

    Aug 27

    AOE 8 Managing Organizational Knowledge (8%)

    Sept  3

    AOE 9 Career Planning & Talent Management (5%)

    Sept 10

    Review

     

     

    Study Group Cost: No Charge to Hawkeye ASTD members

    Exam Registration Deadline: August 5, 2013

    Exam Testing: September 14 - October 5

    Work Product submission: February 21, 2014

    Materials: http://store.astd.org/Default.aspx?tabid=167&ProductId=7871

    Our CHIP code is CH6101 please use it when ordering your materials.   Our chapter receives funds from National ASTD when our chapter purchases any materials through them.   The code must accompany the purchase or we will miss out on this opportunity.

    ASTD Learning System - $449.00 National ASTD Member, $595.00 non-member

    ASTD Learning System Flash Cards - $75.00 National ASTD Member, $99.00 non-member

    ASTD Learning System Companion Study Tool (CD-ROM) - $39.95 National ASTD Member, $59.95 non-member

     

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