President's Note: Serve, Lead, and Grow

May 17, 2021 9:00 AM | Colin Hahn (Administrator)

As talent professionals, you and I know that on-the-job experience is a powerful development tool. That’s why I invite you to consider joining our chapter’s Board of Directors. Serving on the SEWI-ATD board is a way to gain leadership and business experience to advance your career, and make a positive contribution to our professional community at the same time.

I can personally vouch for the value of board service. My skills as a leader have grown because of this work, and I can point to specific improvements that my manager noticed in my last performance review that came from my volunteer work with the chapter. I’ve also gained more senior-level skills like managing budgets and understanding the key business drivers because of the P&L responsibilities in my roles. And, I’ve had a ton of fun in strengthening my relationships with my network and seeing the impact of our work on the local community.

If you are interested in learning more about board membership, reach out to me or our President-Elect, Nikki Palmer-Quade, and let’s have a virtual coffee! We have several roles up for election, including our Membership VP and VP of Marketing and Communications. We also have non-board roles such as Assistant VP roles in Professional Development, so there are ways to get involved even if you’re not sure if you’re ready for a board-level commitment.


Colin J. Hahn
SEWI-ATD President

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