By Shari Saeger, VP Community Relations, ATD of Southeastern WI
On August 5, 2016, our very own Matt Meuleners volunteered his time as part of our chapter’s initiative to partner with, and extend talent development services to, community organizations. Matt provided presentation and storytelling training to United Way Loaned Executives in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. These Loaned Executives are a group of two dozen individuals employed by United Way during the four-month United Way campaign season. They act as liaisons between United Way and the organizations across southeast Wisconsin to whom they are assigned. In that capacity, the Loaned Executives speak to influence large groups of people in their interactions during the campaign season, so the principles from Matt’s training were directly applicable and appreciated by his audience.
Our Loaned Executive Training is a new volunteer program that came about this year, offering a way for SEWI-ATD members to give back to the local community. We are actively looking to expand offerings such as this. If your organization is interested in exploring a similar partnership, or if you would like to volunteer to help with our trainings and/or community relations, please contact Shari Saeger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"United Way is so grateful to have ATD’s support. You provided an opportunity for professional development that we could not otherwise provide – both to temporary staff and full-time staff members. Sincerely, we appreciate your commitment to your community and generosity in providing this experience pro-bono – not to mention your support during our Speakers Bureau Training!"
-Jeriah Ebling | United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County