Greetings ATD FWMC Members and Guests,
It's the most wonderful time of the year...
We hope you are getting ready for the magic of the holidays. For us, it is also a time of reflection. Let's recap some key moments that defined our Chapter this year.
In January, we reduced the cost of attending our virtual chapter meetings to $10 for non-members. This ensured that we continued to provide quality programs at a low cost. In February, we relaunched our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as monthly virtual meetings with four unique tracks each focused on specific skill areas: Career Development, Instructional Design, Leadership, and Learning Technologies.
Between February and April, we partnered with ATD Greater Atlanta for an Exchange Program. This unique opportunity gave members of both chapters a chance to visit network and learn from each other. Among other great presentations this year, our February speaker, Prof. Gisele Marcus presented on The Power of “Belonging” and Why It is Important to You. Also in February, our Instructional Design SIG broke the record for the most registrations for a SIG. In June, with the help of Sandy E. Robinson, MA, SPHR, ATD Fort Worth Mid-Cities Chapter launched a 6-week virtual Summer Mentoring Experience for professionals to learn about talent development and the training field.
ATD Fort Worth Mid-Cities was named ATD's Chapter of the Month for July: https://lnkd.in/djB4w4Ts. In August, we gathered for a fun evening at our Hawaiian-themed Summer Party curated by Vera Wallace. It was a well-attended event that gave us an opportunity to network and relax.
After months of meeting and planning, we hosted the CULTIVATE 22 virtual conference! It was a unique learning conference that generated many positive reviews. The conference could not have been made possible without our volunteers. We look forward to CULTIVATE 2023!
In November, we returned to our Diamond Oaks Golf Club location. We were fortunate to elect 12 board members! Our 2023 President is Lara Azcona. Lara has been key to our successes and I am confident she will lead the Chapter to greater heights. I would like to thank the 2022 board and wish the 2023 board much success. I will remain active in the chapter as Past-President. Among other things, my focus next year will be on running the SIGs.
We welcomed four new chapter members in November: Demetrice Birmingham, Tori Coward, Brandon Jordan, and Mathew Phillips. Welcome to your Chapter!
To celebrate it all, we have our December 2022 ATD FW/MC Chapter Holiday Party tonight! It promises to be a night of fun, clue-finding, and mystery-solving. Registration is now closed but you can connect with us anytime. Please visit https://lnkd.in/gPp8sTPV.
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.
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ANNOUNCEMENT! 2023 Board Members
Welcome 2023 Board of Directors
President: Lara Azcona
There are many opportunities to volunteer including voting and non-voting positions on the board, meeting greeters, conference volunteers and more. Interested in volunteering? Reach out to Lara our current president (mailto:email@example.com) or Danielle our incoming president (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
* Newly elected board member
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!
Congratulations again on your accomplishment!
Recognition letter from Tony Bingham ATD President and CEO
Friends of ATD Fort Worth Chapter