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  • 19 Jun 2013 3:31 PM | Kathie Rotz

    During June's program Pam Mumm did a great job leading the leadership learning event.  As a learner I had monumental moments!  Then over the weekend I digested how Pam facilitated and taught the class.  As a trainer I was able to label and define her approach.  Pam presented in a way that used herself as an example and allowed me to figure out where my leadership skills need to grow - self revelation!  I feel like I received double value for my investment!


    What trainer tips do you learn when you attend sessions and watch others in action?  Please share your learning experiences here!

  • 06 Jun 2013 12:49 PM | Melanie Hoffner

    I apologize for the error in the registration setup for this call. Registration is now working so please register for this brief call to learn more about the CPLP from your Hawkeye ASTD colleagues who are in the process of earning, or have earned certification.

    Thank you!
    Melanie Hoffner
    VP Technology
  • 25 May 2013 3:33 PM | Marcie Van Note
    Don't forget your Hawkeye ASTD is presenting a day of training for those who work or volunteer for a non-profit on Wednesday May 29th.  For more information, call 319-270-2004 or
  • 18 May 2013 8:39 AM | Melanie Hoffner

    Get a complimentary copy of the Kindle edition of Trish Uhl's ebook "Mastering the CPLP: How to Successfully Prepare for - and Pass! - the CPLP Knowledge Exam." It will be available for FREE download on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 12:00am - 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. (2:00am -1:59am Central time).

    Uhl notes that complimentary copies can only be made available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY and are limited to regions of the world where Kindle content is available.

    Download your FREE copy of the Kindle version of "Mastery" during the time specified above:

    Read, enjoy - and put it to good use in your CPLP study prep!

    Melanie Hoffner

  • 05 May 2013 9:00 PM | Marcie Van Note
    You still have time to register for the webinar on May 9th from noon until 1:30 to learn everything you wanted to know about CPLP.   Trish Uhl owner of Owl’s Ledge will be leading the webinar.  Trish helped write the questions for the first CPLP test and travels the world coaching people on CPLP and preparing them for the test.

    Join us for part or all of the webinar.  This is a no cost  webinar.  Register at,


  • 19 Apr 2013 7:33 AM | Kathie Rotz

    "April showers bring May flowers."

    "What you do today will affect your business in 90 days."

    "80% plan, 20% do."


    There are many times that I need to remind myself that all of the planning and challenges are worth it.  A completed project, increase in sales, May flowers are so worth all of the work!


    What is the purpose of preparing and planning?  The biggest benefit that I receive is the opportunity to dump all of my thoughts (brain dump) on paper and organize these ideas in a way that will produce an efficient and successful project.  It always amazes me how scattered my thoughts are but by taking the time to complete a plan  it shows me obvious gaps.  The process also eases my anxieties as I often worry that I am forgetting something.  When I brain dump I know that all of my thoughts are captured on paper and nothing is still floating around in my mind in the "forgotten zone"! 


    And the best part - when the plan is done all I have to do is follow the plan.  It's like following a recipe - step by step.  I no longer have to think and analyze and reprioritize and rethink.   


    So, what does this have to do with training?  You tell us!  How do you plan your training projects?  How do you teach others how to plan?  What tools do you use to keep planning consistent in your department?  What benefits have you learned by planning?


    Please share your tips and tricks in this month's blog!  And take this challenge - give yourself 30 minutes today to think and plan.  Be amazed at how much quicker doing the job will be!

  • 18 Apr 2013 10:02 AM | Marcie Van Note

    Don't forget that May 29th Hawkeye ASTD in partnership with the Nonprofit Network will be providing training for anyone who works and volunteers at a nonprofit.  While the training is at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, we welcome and encourage participation from other areas.  The cost for the day is $25.00 which include top notch training, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.   Please, help us spread the word. Click here for a printable flyer.

    Non-Profit Training Day | May 29, 2013 | 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    Mount Mercy University, Donnelly Hall -- Cedar Rapids, IA

    Cost: $25/person (includes continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack)

    Payment Options: Register online at regardless of payment option. Pay one of three ways:(1) Online with PayPal at time of registration; (2) Send a Check to: ASTD Hawkeye Chapter, PO Box 10847, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410-0847; or (3) Bring a check with you to the event. To request one invoice for multiple registrations, e-mail Melanie Hoffner, VP of Technology at

    Who Should Attend: Dedicated professionals seeking training and development for the non profit sector, including: Staff Members, Executive Directors, Board Members, Volunteers.

    Contact Marcie Van Note,, (319) 270-2004.

    Register online today on the ASTD Hawkeye Chapter Web site:

  • 14 Apr 2013 10:51 AM | Marcie Van Note

    Have you ever wondered what CPLP was about?  Ever wondered why I would become CPLP certified?  Ever wonder if there was any way of defraying some of the costs associated with becoming CPLP certified?    As an employer, ever wonder what the value is to having your team CPLP certified?

    These questions and so many more will be answered in a webinar on May 9th from noon until 1:30.   Trish Uhl owner of Owl’s Ledge will be leading the webinar.  Trish helped write the questions for the first CPLP test and travels the world coaching people on CPLP and preparing them for the test.

    Join us for part or all of the webinar.  This is a no cost  webinar.  Register at,


    Join us on June 10th at noon to chat with our very own Hawkeye ASTD members who are CPLP certified and those that have taken the test and are work on phase 2 of their certification.  These “rock stars” will be available to answer questions and talk about why they made the choice to seek CPLP certification.  


    Questions?  Please contact Marcie Van Note at or 319-270-2004.


    Save the dates and join us!

  • 23 Mar 2013 9:46 AM | Marcie Van Note

    Registration is open for the 2nd Nonprofit Day Training.  One of the Chapter's strategic goals is to promote ASTD in our communities.  We will be doing this by providing a day of training for anyone who works for or volunteers at a nonprofit for only $25.00 on May 29th!   Spread the word. Click here for a printable flyer.

    June 13---Graphic Facilitation and Meeting Facilitation presented by Joan McIntosh in Dubuque. A little about the session:

    Have you recently seen someone bring their meetings alive by using colorful charts in creative ways and thought … “I want to do that!”  What if you could support your client’s innovation needs by bringing professional and practical tools and techniques?  Is this that moment you’ve been waiting for to refresh your personal design and flipchart skills?

    Please help us promote this event, too. Click here for a printable flyer.

    October 17th--Kevin Eikenberry author of Remarkable Leadership presents a full day on leadership keys!

    Mark your calendars and check back often for more details!

  • ICE

    21 Mar 2013 11:56 AM | Kathie Rotz
    If you attend the International Conference & Expo (ICE) in Dallas, TX May 18 - 22, 2013 please share here the highlights!

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