President's Message

February 20, 2022 7:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Nikki Palmer-Quade

On behalf of the board of directors, we are so glad you are part of our chapter! Our top priority is you and the value of your membership. With your input, we have identified 3 strategic pillars to which we will anchor our 2022 efforts.

1) Talent Development (TD) Upskilling

The Professional learning events are the top rated aspect of SEWI-ATD membership. For 2022, we will deliver a balanced offering of in-person and virtual events, along with advanced notice of what’s coming.  Leveraging ATD’s Capability model, we mapped out a year of monthly professional development focus areas. In addition to helping us guide programming, these themes help drive newsletter and website content. We will continue our focus on examining TD topics from the lens of equity and inclusion as well as attracting speakers from underrepresented groups. Check out our upcoming events and invite a friend!

2) Professional Belonging & Community

You enjoy connecting with other members, and who can blame you? You asked for more social events, and ways to get onboarded and engaged in this community of professionals. Look for the launch of Member Orientation – which will be a fun way to learn about the chapter while meeting your fellow members. Whether you’re one of our long-term members, a brand new member, or even a curious prospective member, you’re all welcome! The first session is being held as a virtual coffee hour Wednesday, March 23rd and is being facilitated by our own Nathan Sheets, VP of Membership and Tami Martin, VP of Digital Experience.

3) Opportunity to Lead

The sustainability of a vibrant chapter requires your involvement. Where can you plug in? This is a place where you can stretch yourself and learn while making friends. Bonus - you build a strong resume,  expand your professional network, and support your fellow members.  We know you are amazing, and we want our chapter to benefit from your teachable spirit, hidden talents, or rockstar status, whatever the case may be.

You can contribute and lead in a variety of ways based on your interests and capacity. Options include coordinating programs, building community relationships, welcoming members, designing graphics, promoting events, or supporting the chapter’s website and technology. I encourage you to connect with me (on LinkedIn or drop me a note) or any of my fellow board members to explore ways to contribute or to share your ideas, suggestions, insights or concerns.

Looking forward to our year ahead together!

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Phone: 608-204-9815

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Seth Trickel
Heather L. Dyer, CAE

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Cottage Grove, WI 53527
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