ASTDBR DECEMBER 2011 EZINE
ASTDBR Secretary Position Open
The ASTDBR 2012 Board of Directors is accepting nominations to fill the position of Secretary. Eligible applicants must be an ASTDBR member in good standing and must be willing to also become a national member. A summary of the responsibilities are:
Participate in monthly (in-person or telephonic) board meetings
Record and distribute minutes of monthly board meetings
Maintain information relative to chapter functions such as board meeting minutes, bylaws, job descriptions, and other
Serve a term of one calendar year
Being an ASTDBR chapter leader has many benefits. Some are listed below:
The opportunity to flex your “leadership muscles”
Form strong bonds and lasting relationships with other board members
Learn new skills and information
Demonstrate to current or potential employers that you are a leader in your profession
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for Secretary, please email Leah Tate, President-Elect, at email@example.com.
ASTBR Members Promote Employee Learning Week!
Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results which is growing bigger and better each year thanks to your involvement! As we all know, training is more important now than ever before. The growing skills gap and the increased need to compete in today’s economy require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce. Employee Learning Week has been the perfect opportunity for organizations to get involved and highlight their commitment to learning and development.
Check out what some of our ASTDBR members did to promote employee learning awareness at their organizations!
Damona Banks, Pelican State Credit Union:
Pelican participated in ELW by sending out credit union related questions each day. All employees who answer correctly were entered into a daily prize drawing for VISA Gift Cards.
Lindsey Eason All, General Physics Corporation (GP):
At my workplace, I approached my local business unit director with ideas to promote Employee Learning Week within our office. That conversation led to contacting our corporate office and promoting Employee Learning Week globally within our company. Emails were sent to employees each day with learning and development information and resources:
o ASTD Employee Learning Week introduction
o New Employee Training Information and Expectations
o College Tuition Assistance Program Information
o Professional Development Hours Reminder
o On-line University Discounts
o Information on Internal On-line Learning Available to Employees
o Information on Self-study Library Available to Employees
o Information on Launch of New Company-wide LMS
January Program: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers
• Do you work nonstop without a break?
• Explain too much when asked for information
• Worry about offending others and back down too easily?
• Do you poll" your friends and colleagues before making a decision?
If so, chances are you have been bypassed for promotions and ignored when you expressed your ideas. Although you may not be aware of it, girlish behaviors such as these are sabotaging your career. Join us as Sandy Michelet leads a lively discussion of the book by Lois P. Frankel, "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office".
About the Presenter:
Sandy Michelet, SPHR
Director, HR Corporate Services
The Shaw Group
Sandy Michelet has a passion for performance and has one goal in life – “to make a difference”. She is HR Director with the Shaw Group and has enjoyed the “fast paced, never stop, take a breath to move to the next thing” culture for over six years. She leads a team of 20 and focuses on execution excellence – recognizing that the good ideas are easy to create – but executing well is the hard part!
In 2010 she earned her Senior in Professional Human Resources designation. She has a Masters Degree in Workforce Development from USM – and became interested in the program after completing the USM T&D Certificate Program.
Sandy rides a Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, sings in a band on the weekends and is a part time ballerina (only in her living room). She lives in Baton Rouge with her chocolate lab and her husband – but don’t tell Craig that he was listed second to the dog.
Thursday, January 26
Ralph and Kacoo’s Restaurant
6110 Bluebonnet Blvd., BR, LA
Networking/Registration: 11:30 am
Business Meeting/Program: 11:50 - 1:00 pm
Fees: $20 for members; $30 for guests. Preregistration is required. Walk-ins can not be accommodated. Click here to register for this event.
Consultants! Showcase your Services on the ASTDBR Consultant Directory
Showcase your services on the ASTDBR Consultant Directory, and help potential clients find you! The prices can’t be beat:
• $39 per year for ASTDBR members and National members
• $49 per year for ASTDBR members
• $99 per year for ASTD National members
• $149 per year for non-members
Compare those prices to a yellow pages listing, which can run more than $100 for a full month. And with the ASTD Consultant Directory, you are reaching exactly those people who are most likely to want to purchase your services.
Sound good? If so, just email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Your title.
• Company name.
• Email.• Photo (jpeg) if desired.
• 125 words (maximum) description of your services.
Available Training Positions
Members, are you looking for a new position? Employers, are you in need of experienced workplace learning professionals? Utilize our membership-only job bank to post jobs.
Current Positions Available:
Training Specialist, Business Operations – Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Quality Training Specialist, FastStart – Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Training Analyst – Turner Industries
Project Manager, Business Development – Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Managing Director – Talent Management - Amedysis
Organizational Development Specialist – Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA
Training and Development Administrator – Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union
IS Training Specialist – FMOL Health Systems
For more information, email email@example.com
We are looking for members who have the knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm to lead or participate in various chapter committees. ASTDBR, as a non-profit, is managed and supported by volunteers. Volunteering is a great opportunity for you to offer your ideas, expertise, and time to the Baton Rouge Chapter.
What will fit into your current professional lifestyle? Volunteer opportunities of all sizes exist! Whether you are able to commit a lot of time and effort or have only a little time to spare right now, your help is welcomed and appreciated. Get the most out of your membership by becoming involved working with other members and working with operations.
If you are interested, click here to find out more, or contact Damona Banks, firstname.lastname@example.org