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
La Rae Heyl
Position and Employer:
Development and Training Lead - Aegon Asset Management
How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position?
Over 3 years
How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter?
What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter?
I enjoy the connections the most. The monthly meetings where I get to learn something new. I like knowing I can launch my ideas, get feedback, and collaborate my new ideas back to my business.
What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work?
“Make it stick” was some of the best advice I received. This advice reminds me that while I am training, creating curriculum or engaging with others I need to stay focused on what I really want my audience to learn, always looking for the end in mind.
What is your favorite part of the learning and development field?
I love to learn. I learn through others, reading, listening to webinars, etc. The L&D field allows me to add new skills to my toolbox every day.
What are your hobbies or favorite things to do with your time?
I love my family. My greatest joy is cooking together, football, and special vacations or trips.