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  • 16 Jul 2013 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    School supplies are in the stores!  It's that time to restock our supplies.  It seems like I can never find markers under $4 unless it's "Back to School" season. 


    What supplies to you purchase to stock your training shelves?  Are you picky?  Do you prefer certain brands?


    Please share here on the blog.

  • 08 Jul 2013 12:21 AM | Melanie Hoffner

    If you are a leader, want to become a leader, or know others interested in developing leadership skils and competencies, please read this letter from Kevin Eikenberry about his October Professional Development Day seminar. We hope you and your colleagues will join us in Cedar Rapids on October 17.

    Would you please help us promote this exciting day to your networks? If you have any questions about this event or helping with promotion, please contact Marcie Van Note, VP Development. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

  • 27 Jun 2013 1:58 PM | Marcie Van Note

    On June 13 Joan McIntosh presented a full day of training on Graphic and Meeting Facilitation.  Participants had a great time and learned many valuable tools.  My best take away was learning how to draw "star people" and that our minds work in images, not words.

    What was your biggest take-away?


    VP Development


  • 27 Jun 2013 1:55 PM | Marcie Van Note

    Anyone interested in joining the CPLP Study Group starting July 9th?

    The schedule is below. 

    If you have questions please contact or call 319-270-2004.


    Time: 5:45-8:00

    Location: Various

    Day of Week: Tuesday- Thursday




    July 9

    Welcome, Introductions, AOE 1 Designing Learning – Part 1 (15%)

    July 11

    AOE 1 Designing Learning -Part 2 (15%)

    July 16

    AOE 2 Delivering Training – Part 1 (15%)

    July 18

    AOE 2 Delivering Training – Part 2 (15%)

    July 23

    AOE 3 Improving Human Performance - Part 1 (15%)

    July 25

    AOE 3 Improving Human Performance - Part 2 (15%)


    AOE 4 Measuring and Evaluating – Part 1 (12%)

    Aug 1

    AOE 4 Measuring and Evaluating – Part 2 (12%)

    Aug 6

    AOE 5 Facilitating Organizational Change (12%)

    Aug 13

    AOE 6 Managing the Learning Function (9%)

    Aug 20

    AOE 7 Coaching (8%)

    Aug 27

    AOE 8 Managing Organizational Knowledge (8%)

    Sept  3

    AOE 9 Career Planning & Talent Management (5%)

    Sept 10




    Study Group Cost: No Charge to Hawkeye ASTD members

    Exam Registration Deadline: August 5, 2013

    Exam Testing: September 14 - October 5

    Work Product submission: February 21, 2014


    Our CHIP code is CH6101 please use it when ordering your materials.   Our chapter receives funds from National ASTD when our chapter purchases any materials through them.   The code must accompany the purchase or we will miss out on this opportunity.

    ASTD Learning System - $449.00 National ASTD Member, $595.00 non-member

    ASTD Learning System Flash Cards - $75.00 National ASTD Member, $99.00 non-member

    ASTD Learning System Companion Study Tool (CD-ROM) - $39.95 National ASTD Member, $59.95 non-member


  • 19 Jun 2013 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    "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!

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