Each month, SEWI-ATD turns the spotlight on an active member who has been visible in the chapter by attending events and participating in other ATD functions. We are proud to acknowledge the important work of our members, provide additional career exposure within the Talent Development community, and help you to get to know a colleague just a little bit better! If you are interested in nominating another member for the spotlight, contact Laura Chartier at LChartier749@gmail.com or Meica Hatters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member since July, 2013
This month, we are pleased to feature
I am bilingual in Spanish and English. During my junior year in college, I switched majors from Art to Spanish and transferred from UW-Oshkosh to UW-Stevens Point, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature and certification to teach grades 9-12. Spanish came easily to me and I wanted to learn as much as I could about the language and its many cultures. I studied abroad twice in Mexico, and taught English as a Second Language near the border in Texas after graduation, before returning to Wisconsin. I'm always learning and love variety. Some of my favorite subjects are anthropology, language, art, and music. Working with ceramics is one of my hobbies.
How did you get started in the Talent Development field?
While in grad school, I worked for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and was mentored by the VP of Organizational and Leadership Development, which gave me a good feel for the department’s role in the organization. I eventually made a career transition to become part of the team, where I worked with SMEs to develop clinical and non-clinical eLearning modules in Articulate Storyline 2, and designed a curriculum and course outlines for a forty-hour training on Lean methodology for leaders. I later transitioned into a similar role at ProHealth Care as a Learning and Development Specialist, with a focus on instructor-led training for leaders, where I designed courses, facilitated and co-facilitated, and helped convert classes to VILT using Adobe Connect.
What do you wish people knew about your role or the field you are in?
What do you get out of being an SEWI-ATD member?
Can you recommend to our members, a resource that you love?
Who or what inspires you?
Finally, if Hollywood made a movie of your life, what would it be called, and who would you like to see play the lead role as you?