Thank you for being members and supporters of the Central Mass. Chapter of the Association of Talent and Development. It is with great pleasure that I serve as your president. We have had a busy start to the New Year.
I have always believed that those of us responsible for the development of others must too be provided opportunities for self-development. It is critical that we as professionals keep relevant with new models and concepts in order to provide innovative programs and strategic support to our clients, customers and organizations.
That is why I was so happy to see many of you at the NEATD Conference in Chelmsford on March 30-31. Please read the CMATD Blog article below by David Hofstetter, who provides a recap of the conference, and I look forward to seeing at an upcoming CMATD event.
It’s hard to believe that we have another regional conference in the books. Each year this conference gets better and better. This year was no exception. If you were there, thank you. If you missed it, here is what you missed.
This year’s conference theme was DisrupTD. The theme came from the thought that the workplace is changing at light speed and so is talent development. As learning and development professionals, we need to deliver results despite the disruptive changes happening around us. The 2017 New England Area Conference aimed to offer opportunities to gain knowledge, strategies and solutions needed to effectively meet these new challenges. Read more
CMATD Blog: Guest Authors Wanted
The new CMATD Blog is a great way to share knowledge, insights, best practices and lessons learned around workplace learning and development. Is there a topic you’d like to address? CMATD members and sponsors are invited to contribute.
Guest posts will be featured on the CMATD Blog and in our email newsletter. Submissions should focus on issues of interest to learning and development professionals, with a goal of contributing to our community of practitioners and generating dialog, reflection and new ways of thinking.
Add your voice to our blog. Email Scott Rolph to learn more.
Workforce 2020: Teaming up with Millennial Leaders
By 2020 Millennials will make up over 40% of the global workforce and over 90% expect to stay in their jobs less than 3 years. This generation has a drastically different view on what they expect from their employment experience. The sheer volume of Millennials combined with the increasing retirement of baby boomers means that employers will be facing a leadership gap.
Employers who understand the unique competencies and perspectives that Millennials bring to the workforce will excel at attracting, retaining and developing top talent.
Join the CMATD Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) for a discussion around engaging and retaining this new workforce generation. Facilitated by Linda StJohn of LSJ Leadership Coaching, the discussion will cover challenges and practical strategies.
CMATD is the region’s premier professional organization focused on workplace learning and development. Corporate sponsors make possible vital networking and professional development opportunities and help advance innovation and best practices in the field. Become a corporate sponsor today.
Help Build Our Online Community
Read an interesting article on learning or talent development? Want to pose a question for discussion among industry colleagues? Post on Twitter using #cmatd to engage our association members and others. We also welcome aspiring authors for the newsletter - send along submissions for consideration.
Also, expand your network by connecting with us on LinkedIn.
Don't just go to a CMATD event, be a part of it! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network with industry colleagues and expand your skill set. All you have to do is fill out the application and choose your area of interest. Whether you can help for one hour per event on the registration table or you would like to take on a bigger role, we look forward to you joining our team.
Once you have joined our chapter, or if you are a current chapter member, visit the ATD store to become an ATD member. Enter the Central Mass ATD ChIP code of 1201 to receive the special ATD annual Power Member rate, complete the Power Member membership application, or call ATD Customer Care at 1-800-628-2783 and mention our chapter’s ChIP* code. (1201)
Please note that the Power Member discount of $30 is only applicable to one year, individual membership rates. To learn more about Power Member membership, download ATD’s Power Membership brochure today!
*ChIP is a revenue-sharing program that offers chapters an opportunity to earn revenue when certain ATD products and services are purchased online or by phone using a chapter's unique ChIP code.
Don’t forget to check the website www.tdcentralmass.org for new job postings. If you would like to post an opening and support the chapter, please check here.
CMATD is a chartered local chapter of the Association Talent Development. As such, it is a professional organization dedicated to the growth and development of its members in a supportive learning environment in the hope of contributing to their business success.
We strive to provide quality professional development programs in the workplace learning and performance development disciplines. We also deliberately foster opportunities for networking among professionals, collaboration with businesses and organizations and the exchange of best practices solutions and information.
We are in service to our membership, our program attendees, our strategic alliances, other Human Resource Development professional organizations, and sponsoring organizations.
The Board of Directors
Dyan Madrey – President
Open – President Elect
David Hofstetter – Past President
Ryan Rosiello– Director, Programming and SIGs
Dan Twombley – Director, Finance
Scott Rolph - Director, Communications
David Prince – Director, Marketing
David Hofstetter– Director, Membership
Carol Miller – Director, Volunteers
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