Our Vision: Be the preferred provider of resources and opportunities to create a world that works better.
The ATD Hawkeye Chapter supports the learning community throughout Eastern Iowa by providing educational resources, networking opportunities, and other support to professionals in our field.
Membership in the ATD Hawkeye Chapter is a convenient way to access general meetings, peer professionals, conferences, professional development events and educational publications locally in your field. Power Membership combines local, ATD Hawkeye Chapter membership, with National ATD membership. Through Power Membership you receive access to ATD’s industry leading content, career-advancing educational programs, and publications from the field’s leading authors and thought leaders.
You may join the ATD Hawkeye Chapter at any time. All you have to do is go to our Application for Membership page and complete the membership registration process.
ATD Hawkeye Chapter Member Spotlight
Name: Dani Lind
Position and Employer: Inside Sales Specialist at Cobham Mission Systems
How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position? I have been with Cobham almost 4 years and in my current role since February 2019.
How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I have been a member of Hawkeye ATD off and on for more than 15 years.
What is a typical workday like for you? I work for a company that manufactures products for the space and aeronautics industry. I am part of the sales team, and I manage accounts for government purchasing and worldwide distributors.
What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I love the friendships and support I have enjoyed for so many years. I love the continuous opportunities to learn and grow my skills for training and leadership.
Name a professional challenge you have experienced, and share how ATD Hawkeye has helped you overcome it. Promoting new ideas to leadership can be difficult. ATD has given me opportunities to brainstorm my approach with experienced negotiators in our chapter and step up my presentation of ROI to get the "yes" I was looking for.
What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work? Taking time to refresh my skills has always paid off. Making time for our own professional development should always be remembered.
What is your favorite part of the learning and development field? I enjoy coaching others and seeing their ah-ha moments and successes.
What are your greatest strengths, and what are your current development goals? Process improvement and learning resources are my favorite part of training and development. I can come up with loads of ideas and encourage others to do the same. In my current (and future) roles I believe these strengths will serve any organization as we implement technology and try to gain efficiencies.
Who is currently one of your favorite speakers or authors, and why? Simon Sinek has some really great ideas that are easy to apply. There are short and longer messages for leaders and those who wish to be good leaders.
What are your hobbies or favorite things to do with your time? When I'm not working or doing homework, I enjoy family time, playing with our puppy, and lots of social activities with friends.