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!
Name: Melissa Huber
Position and Employer: Training Instructional Designer at Frontier Co-op
How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position? I have been with Frontier for fourteen years and in my current position for two years.
How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter? Going on two years.
What is a typical workday like for you? Every week I present and organize the new hire orientation process on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Throughout the rest of the week I work directly with Operations and Quality at all four of our facilities to build training curriculums, assessments, new hire training programs, and reports on training compliance. I also dip my toes into employee development with my manager to help employees find their passion and create reachable career goals through job shadowing, additional schooling, or trainings that will get them prepared for their next steps.
What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I really enjoy the monthly trainings and meetings that we have. There is such a wonderful variety of topics that allow me to grow professionally and allow me to provide direction and help to others throughout my organization.
Name a professional challenge you have experienced, and share how ATD Hawkeye has helped you overcome it. ATD has helped me transition into my current role by providing specific trainings, such as the Train the Trainer event, that taught me how to create training curriculums using adult learning principles.
What is your favorite part of the learning and development field? I LOVE to watch people grow! My favorite part of learning and development is to be able to watch people develop the ability and confidence to be successful in their role.
What are your hobbies or favorite things to do with your time? I really enjoy motorcycle riding with my husband, gardening, kayaking, walking, going to my kids sports events, and in the winter I usually focus on furthering my education.
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