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Learn what's going on with the ATD Hawkeye Chapter.

  • 11 Jul 2012 12:13 PM | Sheila Schmidt

    August 10 - Site Locations - Social Learning (Real Time Learning) 11:30 - 1:00

    September 7 - All Chapter in Manchester - Succession Planning 9:00 - 11:00

    October 11 & 12 - Professional Development Seminars - TBD

    November 9 - All Chapter in Manchester - Training for Innovation 9:00 - 11:00

    December - Employee Development Week - No meeting

  • 06 Jul 2012 3:46 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    Thank you to those who participated in this important voting process. All of the amendments were approved. If you would like to review them, please click on the link on the Members Only page.

    I look forward to connecting with you at a future program or event!Melanie Hoffner, President

  • 15 Jun 2012 4:10 PM | Marcie Van Note

    It's time to start thinking about preparing for the CPLP!

    The testing window starts on November 9th and runs through December 8th.   Registration deadline is November 2nd.

    Hawkeye ASTD would like to offer it's members a no charge study group  facilitated by those who have been part of a study group in the past.  The study group will meet one day a week for 14-15 weeks starting the second week of August (the week of August 12th). 

    Please respond if you are interested in participating, what day of the week works best, where you you will be participating (Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo) by July 1.

    Once we know this information we will firm up the dates, times and locations for the study group.

    Materials can be ordered at

    Please remember to use our Chapter ChIPs Code: CH6101

    If you have any questions please contact me at 319-270-2004.

    Happy studying!

    Marcie Van Note


  • 07 Jun 2012 1:41 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    There are so many learning and development conferences, seminars, and certification programs offered each year. It can be a challenge to research them and then narrow down the options to those that meet both your development needs and your budget.

    Please post a comment to highlight your experience with a conference and whether you recommend participating, or a question you have for your colleagues who might have attended a specific program you are considering. 

    Thanks in adance for sharing!

    Melanie Hoffner

  • 07 Jun 2012 11:17 AM | Gale Mote

    On July 13, I will be facilitating a discussion around measuring and evaluating training for our monthly program meeting. As trainers, we have a huge responsiblity to ensure that what we teach in the classroom is implemented successfully when our participants return to work.  The respect that leadership, our peers and customers have for us as learning and workplace professionals is determined, in large part, by our ability to affect positive change.  We all know how difficult that can be!

    I'd love to engage in a discussion around your challenges, best practices and nagging questions regarding measuring and evaluating training. Please participate by posting how you evaluate the effectiveness of your training and workplace performance interventions?  How do you measure success? Do you have a best practice to share?  What answers do you need to help improve the return on investment of your training efforts?

    I look forward to our conversation.

    Gale Mote, CPLP, VP Administration-Hawkeye ASTD

  • 06 Jun 2012 11:02 AM | Sheila Schmidt

    While Employee Learning Week isn't until December the Hawkeye ASTD Chapter is interested in any plans you have for your organization.  If you are willing to share, please do so here.  Also, what are your thoughts in having a local event - would your company have interest in participating?  In helping plan the event?

    Let us know.  Regards, Sheila Schmidt, VP of Programming

  • 23 May 2012 3:32 PM | Anonymous
    Greetings Hawkeye Chapter Members.  Did you know that you can seek help with training questions, share best practices, or get ideas for your new project 24/7? 

    An internet forums (or message board) is an online discussions site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.  You could think of it like a chat room, but the messages stay up when you leave the page, and everyone doesn't have to be online at the same time.

    We have a forum on this website especially for our members!  To make a post, or respond to a new post, you will have to sign in.  But anyone can browse the forum any time.

    Why not stop by today and join in the conversation?
  • 10 May 2012 3:36 PM | Anonymous
    BVS Performance Systems is looking for a Learning and Development Producer/Writer.  Check out our chapter job board for more information.
  • 17 Nov 2011 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Employee Learning Week is December 5-9, 2011.  What are your ideas for encouraging or celebrating learning at your work place or in your community during this week?

    Here are some ideas we shared at the November All-Chapter Meeting.

    Click "Add Comment" to add your idea(s) to share with your colleagues. If you post by Thanksgiving, your name will be entered into a drawing for a training or development resource book.

  • 01 Nov 2011 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Our chapter has had an exciting year and it is quickly coming to a close.  Please spend a few minutes on this survey to share your thoughts on what went well in 2011 and how we can improve in 2012. 

    Members should log in to the website and click on the link found on the home page of the Member's Only section.

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