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 Nathan Sheets at email@example.com.
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Title: Learning & Development Manager
Company: Landmark Credit Union
This month, we are pleased to feature
Tell us a little about yourself.My name is Tiffany Cannon and I am newer to the Talent Development department. I have been in Customer Service since I was 15 years old and just fell in love ultimately with serving the people. The beginning of last year I made the move to our Talent Development team as I wanted a change from the front end to more of the back end of the organization. I use the word “back end” very loosely as since I moved over, I realized just how much the Talent Development team is still on the front end just for the associates opposed to the members. Our Talent Development team hugely impacts the training experience for all of our associates.
What attracted you to the field of Talent Development?
Prior to joining the Talent Development team, I was a manager in our call center. Our Learning & Development specialist had to step away for months due to some changes we were making in the organization. During this time, the managers rotated the training. During this time, I absolutely fell in love with being the "teacher". I enjoyed sharing my knowledge and experiences while taking phone calls. I enjoyed seeing the new hires start their first day and leave very confident in the material taught to them. Most rewarding is running into the associates and hearing how well they are doing and how they are LOVING their position.
What prompted you to join SEWI-ATD?Our entire Talent Development team joined the chapter as a way of continuing to develop ourselves.
In what ways have you been involved with the chapter?
I am very new to the chapter but have joined multiple workshops and enjoyed every workshop so far.
What is about the chapter that you enjoy most?
What I enjoy the most is meeting new people from different organizations and hearing their experiences within their organization.
What piece of advice would you offer to people coming into talent development?I would offer that although we are apart of the talent development team and so used to developing others, we cannot forget about continuously developing ourselves. Being apart of this chapter helps with this. Do not forget about your own development and how important that is.
What do you do for fun?
Most might not think this is fun, but I enjoy working out in my free time and then right after going to try a new food place because I loveeeeee food!
Favorite Blog or Podcast?
I enjoy music, so not really a Blog/Podcast person.