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  • 03 Jan 2013 4:11 PM | Anonymous

    What benefits have you found being a National ASTD member?

  • 02 Jan 2013 3:30 PM | Anonymous
    The start of a new year is a great time to take a moment and get more organized! I wanted to share with you a few tips that I have found helpful when trying to manage my time better.
    • Use a planner to track appointments and tasks. It can be a paper-based notebook, a computer software program, or an electronic handheld device.
    • Create at least one hour of uninterrupted time per day to tackle projects and action items.

    • Allocate twice as much time for a task as you think it will take. This accommodates for interruptions and stopping to get more information.

    • Break large projects down into small, sequential steps. Schedule these steps into your day with your planner.

    Do you have any great tips to share?

  • 31 Dec 2012 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    What books have impacted you in the past?  Learning happens everywhere including what we read.  Below is my list of favorites.  Please participate in our blog post and post your favorites, too.  I need more ideas of good reading in 2013!


    The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

                QBQ by John G. Miller

                Thinking for a Change by John C. Maxwell

                Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

                Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick by Sharon Bowman

    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg  (This content will be used during our January program.  Don’t miss it!)

  • 28 Dec 2012 11:34 AM | Melanie Hoffner

    (Click here if you are looking for the ASTD ICE Team Blog. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

    For your planning convenience, here is a chart of the 2013 programs. Please note that the All-Chapter sessions will be rotating at our regular site meeting cities. Also, Sheila is seeking facilitators for the topics in blue. If you are interested in facilitating a program, contact Sheila.   

    Date Program Type Time Topic
    January 11 Site 11:30 - 1:00 Your Chapter, Your Membership, Your Success
    February 8 Site 11:30 - 1:00 Being a Strategic Partner 
    March 8 All Chapter - Cedar Rapids 9:00 - 11:00 Rockwell Tour
    April 12  am Sites 7:30 - 9:00 ROI for Training       Joint meeting with local SHRM Chapters
    May  10 Site TBD Trainers Forum
    June 14 All Chapter - Dubuque 9:00 - 11:00 Leadership Training
    July 12 Site 11:30 - 1:00 Systems Thinking
    August 9 Site 11:30 - 1:00 Making Tough Topics Fun 
    September 13 All Chapter - Waterloo/CF 9:00 - 11:00 Sales Training
    October 11 Site 11:30 - 1:00 Key Board Shortcuts
    November 8 All Chapter - Iowa City 9:00 - 11:00 Managing the Training Function
    December No meeting   Employee Learning Week 
  • 28 Dec 2012 11:03 AM | Melanie Hoffner
    Thanks to everyone who contributed to a successful 2012 for Hawkeye ASTD! We invite you to review the 2012 Annual Report which includes progress on the strategic goals and action steps, the financial summary and more. There are also links to the report on the Members Only page and on the bottom of the About Us page.

    Please post any comments and/or contact me with any questions about this report. 

  • 27 Dec 2012 2:54 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    Happy holidays! 

    Chapter services has worked with national ASTD to compile a brief satisfaction survey to provide chapters with data about the level of engagement of chapter-only members vs. joint chapter and national members. The survey will be open January 1, 2013 – February 15, 2013. Please add a task to your calendar to complete this survey.

    Survey Link:

    To thank you for participating in the survey, ASTD is offering you a free Infoline download: Using Public Resources to Enhance Learning

  • 27 Dec 2012 1:18 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    Two CPLP study groups will be held in 2013, one starting the end of February and the other starting around the first of June. If you are interested in participating, or have any questions, contact Marcie Van Note.

    Testing Window

    Eligible Testers

    Registration Deadline

    Testing Dates


    All Candidates

    February 11

    3/16 – 4/6


    All Candidates

    April 8

    5/18 -6/8


    All Candidates

    August 5

    9/14 – 10/5


    Re-testers Only

    November 4


  • 26 Dec 2012 1:57 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    Hawkeye ASTD is now using social media to engage and recruit chapter members, communicate chapter events and promote our chapter. Core communications will now be shared via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Click on the "Connect on Social Media" page on the left for details. 

  • 18 Dec 2012 9:13 PM | Gale Mote

    Hawkeye ASTD wants to congratulate Meg Dindinger and Susan Weinschenk for successfully passing the written examination for the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification. A big Standing Ovation!  Ladies - you rock!

    Both participated in our Hawkeye ASTD virtual study group. Special thanks to Marcie Van Note for coordinating the sessions and to all of the facilitators for their passion, dedication and willingness to share their knowledge and experience.

    To complete the certification process, both Susan and Meg will be submitting a work product to ASTD.  We wish them the very best of success as they demonstrate their expertise in workplace performance, learning and development.

    If you are interested in learning more about the CPLP certification, please post your questions here.  We'd love to see more and more of our members certified!


  • 18 Dec 2012 8:54 PM | Gale Mote

    One of the benefits of being a National ASTD member is being able to access leading edge research on our profession.

    ASTD's 2012 State of the Industry Report was just released. It is available as a free PDF to ASTD members.  The cost is $499 to non-members.

    Using the report is an excellent way to benchmark your workplace learning and development efforts against the best in the industry.

    The report covers content, delivery methods, direct expenditures on learning and development, learning and development staffing and much more. As an example, some of the statistics include:

    The average direct expenditure on learning and development per employee was $1,182.00.

    The number of annual learning hours per employee was 30.5.

    If you are not a national ASTD member, I encourage you to consider joining.  As a Hawkeye ASTD member, you may join for a reduced rate of $179.00 per year.  The resources available to you, such as this report, provide a positive return on your investment!

    If you have are a National ASTD member and would like to comment on the benefits you receive from being a joint member, let's hear from you here!

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