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From the desk of the VP for Professional Development (February 2021) 

John Carter, VP of Professional Development

Hello fellow Talent and Development professionals.

We got the new year off to a great start with a GCATD community hour. It was a simple, yet engaging way to connect and re-connect with fellow Talent Development professionals. We basically exchanged ideas on the things that keep us up at night (professionally!).

We received very positive feedback about this event and are considering making it a quarterly event.

As I’ve said in many previous newsletters, we aim to leverage our chapter’s offerings through collaboration with other ATD chapters. To that end, we are working on a ‘collaboration corner’, a sort of one-stop resource where members can see what other chapters (and other TD organizations) are doing and take advantage of their GCATD membership to attend events at other ATD chapters as if they were a member of that chapter (e.g. free or very low cost).

Stay tuned.

The other aspirational goal of the Professional Development Committee is to build a community of practice where chapter members may exchange ideas, share resources, and learn from each other’s expertise and experience.

A simple example is using our GCATD group on LinkedIn to share what other organizations are offering in the way of Talent Development. See my most recent post here.

But we aim for more, an ongoing conversation where chapter members can go, perhaps a Slack channel.

Stay tuned.

Links of interest:

We had an extended strategic planning meeting in January and see the greatest member interest centers on learning technology: the types and their uses. So that it was we’re going to focus on this year, but not exclusively.

Next month is a webinar on communication based on business application of the Five Love Languages. Details forthcoming this week.

The Professional Development Committee meets over Zoom every second Tuesday of the month and I invite anyone (my contact info below) to come see how the PD committee rolls. We have a lot of fun.

We on the Professional Development Committee aim to be responsive to the interests of the chapter membership. If you have any comments about the Professional Development Committee or would like to volunteer, please reach out to me: profdev@gcatd.org


John Carter

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