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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.
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ATD Hawkeye Chapter Member Spotlight
Name: Anna Ronnebaum
Position and Employer: Training and Development Manager for Penn Center Inc and Chatham Oaks
How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position? With the organization for 3.5 years, in this position for 8 months.
How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter? Almost one year.
What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? I am the only person within Penn Center and Chatham Oaks who holds this type of position; I enjoy the camaraderie and knowing I have someone to ask questions of or bounce ideas.
What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work? Keep it relevant and answer that “What's in it for me?” question everyone sitting in your training will be asking.
What is your favorite part of the learning and development field? I love getting to watch the "I get it" moment; seeing people develop their skills and be able to practically apply them with our clients is so rewarding.
What are your greatest strengths? The majority of the work I do is with new hires. I feel one of my strengths is an ability to create a warm, welcoming environment for them in the anxiety of starting in a new position and often their first job within mental health care.
Who is currently one of your favorite speakers or authors, and why? Brendan Burchard, always. He focuses on starting where you are, recognizing your strengths, and [he] gives you the tools to build up in areas you are less successful in. He reminds me no matter how small I start, what matters is that I start something. I use his advice to help my personal and professional life. Check out his podcast called The Brendon Show.