Member Spotlight

Each month we take a moment to recognize a Chapter Member and share a little bit about them.  We hope you find their stories engaging!

JULY 2022

Name:  Gale J. Mote

Position and Employer: Retired  (12/31/21) Trainer and Organizational Development Consultant

How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position? 31 Years

How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter?  I am not really sure but at least 25 years.

What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I appreciate the opportunity to pay it forward by sharing tips, tricks and techniques with other learning and development professionals. We make a living by what we get – we make a life by what we give.  Our chapter has so much amazing talent who help elevate those around them, inside and outside their organizations.  It helps all of us to fulfill ATD’s mission of creating a world that works better.

What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work? Well, over 30 years there have been many mentors and lots of guideposts along the way. “When performance is the problem, training may or may not be the solution.” – Dana Gaines Robinson This helped me to develop my needs assessment and performance consulting skills. “90/20/8 Rule” – Bob Pike This helped me to design my training sessions knowing that participants can listen with understanding for 90 minutes, listen with retention for 20 minutes and need involvement every 8 minutes. Dave Meier taught me that 30% of every session should be instructor led and 70 % is participant driven.

Who is currently one of your favorite speakers or authors, and why?  Britt Andreatta. I love her focus on brain-based learning and her “Wired to Resist” series of books are amazing. All of her work is based on solid research with practical, easy to apply solutions.

What are your hobbies or favorite things to do with your time? Spending time with my husband, Clint and our four cats who we lovingly refer to as “The Quads”. Much of my career was spent on the road so we are enjoying spending our days together – taking long walks, working on projects around the house, and spending time with friends and family.  We have a motorhome on order that is scheduled for delivery in November, 2022. Hopefully, in the spring of 2023, we’ll be “on the road again!”


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