Greetings ATD FWMC Members and Guests!
We are only 20 days away from the CULTIVATE Conference! What are you most excited about? Which sessions are you looking forward to? Networking has started on Whova, so take advantage of your early access to connect with speakers and other attendees. Our speaker selection includes 3 Keynote Speakers: Tim Creasey, Professor Frances Frei, and Andre Young. You get to attend virtual live sessions by 16 Speakers. We have also invited 5 DEI leaders for a panel discussion on current DEI trends. Thanks to our sponsors Prosci and ALPHA-LOGOS for their partnership.
We started the month with our September Chapter meeting. It also marked the end of the Summer Mentorship Program. We had the opportunity to learn from our Mentees as they presented their final projects. Ann Hartlieb presented her project in person while Georgina A Boamponsem, PhD and Liza Davis joined us from New Zealand and Greece respectively. The program turned out to be a resounding success, thanks to everyone that contributed.
I am happy to announce that we recently filled two key board positions. Blanche Allen, MS Allen is our new VP of Marketing, and Zohra Samji is our new VP of Communications. Their terms begin immediately and extend through 2023. It is election season and there are other open board positions available. If you are curious about learning about the board or volunteer roles, please contact our President-Elect - Lara Azcona, or C. Jeremy Jameson for more details.
We will not be hosting any SIG events in September to allow us to focus on the Cultivate Conference. If you have not yet registered, please take advantage of our membership rates and discounts. We hope to see you there!
Four new members, @Kate Barlow, JoDee Lantz, Meredith Lynch, and Aida Rojas, joined our chapter in August. Welcome to your Chapter, we are so glad you joined!
You may have already heard the news circulating that the ALC Chapter Leaders Conference has been pushed back to November 3 - 4. It will also no longer be an in-person event. ALC is going virtual! This came as a surprise because we were planning to send a team of five board members to the conference originally scheduled to take place in Virginia. We respect the decision by the organization and will make further announcements soon.
On behalf of our dedicated board, thank you for your continued support and willingness to adapt with us! Please reach out anytime with questions or ideas to make our chapter even greater.
Let's make September one to remember!
Samuel Apata (President, ATD Fort Worth Mid-Cities)
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Volunteers: Planning has already begun. Come be a part of the fun! To receive the meeting schedule and virtual meeting link, email Lara Azcona, our President Elect email@example.com.
Bonus Happy Hours
Thursday, September 22nd: In Person @ Wildwood 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Why did we win?
First, your chapter achieved CARE for 2022! Second, your chapter had submitted two Sharing Our Success (SOS) best practices: “Hybrid Virtual/In-Person Chapter” and “Risk Assessment.” The Chapter Recognition Committee was impressed with these submission because chapters are really looking for ways to plan safe hybrid programming and this submission is a great example of how to do so. This submission is definitely a best practice. Nice work!
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Recognition letter from Tony Bingham ATD President and CEO
2022 Open Board Positions
Welcome 2022 Board of Directors
VP of Hospitality: Open
If you are interested in an open board position, please contact President-Elect Lara Azcona at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.