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  • 24 Sep 2012 5:18 PM | Marcie Van Note

    There is only a couple weeks until the Hawkeye ASTD Professional Development Days. Please register now to ensure a spot.   Space is limited so, please make registration a priority.

    October 11th - Dick Handshaw presents e-Learning Starts with Instructional Design

    October 12th - Dr. Bob Nelson, "The Guru of Thank You" presents a day long long seminar.

    Please Register NOW!!!



  • 29 Aug 2012 1:34 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    We heard from a number of members who shared that the 2011 Membership Survey was too long and required too many answers. The 2012 Membership Survey has only FIVE (5) important questions. Your survey responses provide critical information to the Board as they create the chapter's Strategic Plan and goals for the upcoming year. The Membership Survey is one important tool for you to use to communicate YOUR likes, dislikes, ideas and needs.


    Thank you in advance for completing this survey when you receive the link in September. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


    Tami Flockhart

    VP Membership

  • 29 Aug 2012 1:05 PM | Melanie Hoffner


    A number of chapter members are considering whether to join national ASTD and I thought it might be helpful to hear from current national ASTD members about what products or services you value, use, or enjoy. 

    The first four thngs that come to mind for me are: free webcasts, free white papers, the international professional network, and communities of practice. The cost of my membership is returned many times over as I take advantage of these resources.

    Thanks in advance for sharing!

    Melanie Hoffner, President

  • 29 Aug 2012 12:37 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    Have you considered nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the six Board positions that are up for election?








    The position descriptions are posted here on the website for your review. They are located on the Members Only page with a link to Chapter Leadership Positions document. Remember, you need to log in to see the Members Only page.


    Please contact the current Board member to learn more about their duties and insights about their position.  (ou can find contact information on the website under Leadership Team.  


    Which position are you considering?  We are excited to have you involved in a board leaadership role on our team! 


    Please email Kathie Rotz  your nomination of yourself or another member by August 31, 2012.  Online voting will occur in September. New Board members will begin by participating in the 2013 Strategic Planning Meeting on

    November 29.  We are looking forward to another successful year!


    Kathie Rotz

    Hawkeye Chapter President Elect

  • 24 Aug 2012 9:13 PM | Marcie Van Note

    The CPLP study group met Thursday, August 23 with 7 members in attendance.  Several members are planning to take the test in December and a few are increasing their knowledge by attending the group.

    We meet every Thursday at 5:45 until 8:00. 

    We would like to have others join. It's not too late!

    For more information contact Marcie Van Note at or call 319-270-2004.



  • 24 Aug 2012 9:10 PM | Marcie Van Note

    It's not to late to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration for the October Professional Development Days.  

    Register by September 14th to save!

  • 12 Aug 2012 10:53 AM | Marcie Van Note

    The CPLP Study group will have its first session on Thursday, August 23rd, it's not too late to join.  There are groups in Dubuque, Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.  The first two sessions will be facilitated by Gale Mote, it will be educational, interactive and FUN!!!   Come join, at no cost as a Hawkeye ASTD member. 


    For more information contact


  • 28 Jul 2012 9:50 AM | Anonymous
    Our third promotional networking event was held July 24 at Becks Sports Bar in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Check out the photo of Gale and Marcie at the display table. The benefit for those attending is to connect with other workplace learning professionals in your area.

    Please watch the website for future opportunities close to you.

  • 27 Jul 2012 1:16 PM | Melanie Hoffner
    Have you ever wished Hawkeye ASTD had a membership level that included_____ (fill in the blank)? Your wish might come true!

    The Board recently created a Membership Levels Task Force charged with exploring membership levels of other ASTD chapters and professional organizations, assessing the needs and interests of our members, and recommending membership levels to be offered by Hawkeye ASTD in 2013. 

    We would love your input and assistance as a member of this task force. Tasks include helping with the research and the creation of the recommended membership levels. The amount of time needed will vary by the number of people involved. Whether you have an hour a month for several months, or only an hour, we welcome your help. 

    Email Melanie Hoffner, President, if you have suggestions, questions, or are already excited to volunteer and contribute to the success of this project, and the growth of Hawkeye ASTD! Thank you.
  • 24 Jul 2012 12:58 PM | Sheila Schmidt

    I hope everyone is staying cool in this terrible heat.  Our chapter is looking for a facilitator, or possibly co/team of facilitators, to prestent at our November Program.  This is a great opportunity to get more involved with the chapter and share your knowledge with others.  If you would like to dicuss this with me, please contact me at either sheilas81@mchsi. or 319-721-3501.

    Thank you!


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