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CHICAGOLAND: Student Ambassador Program - Bringing New Energy into the Talent Development Profession

SUMMARY: In 2016, the director of university relations focused on creating and developing relationships with colleges and universities that offer degree programs in talent development. Chicagoland began a student ambassador program to embody the goals of bringing new energy into the chapter and develop the next generation of talent development professionals. The program is strategically designed to provide meaningful learning experiences to students, the institutions they attend, and the chapter.

YEAR: 2017

SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN: Successful Partnership with United Way

SUMMARY: For the past five years, the Southeastern Wisconsin chapter has successfully partnered with the United Way of Milwaukee to provide volunteer opportunities as well as facilitation, training, and coaching development opportunities to dozens of ATD members. In 2016, 13 chapter members gave their time and talents to the program providing communications and presentation skills development to hundreds of area professionals. This is the chapters longest running and most successful annual partnership program.

YEAR: 2017

SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER: STRATEGIC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

SUMMARY: The chapter established and cultivated a relationship with Barry University, a local, private university that has strong Masters and PhD. programs in Organizational Learning and Leadership. Year after year, the chapter helps connect students with many opportunities and expose them to the field, a network of experts and mentors, and practical knowledge. The partnership with the university has grown over the years, and the university now hosts chapter events, acts as a monetary sponsor, supports community outreach panels, manages a mentorship program, and funnels its students to the chapter as volunteers and potential members of the chapter’s board of directors.

YEAR: 2016

NEBRASKA CHAPTER: ASTD Nebraska Mentoring Program

SUMMARY: The Nebraska chapter mentoring program is a structured, yet informal, voluntary program offered to members of ASTD Nebraska. Members have the opportunity to partner with another ASTD member with years of experience in training and development and are supported and guided through their mentor relationship by qualified program coordinators.

YEAR: 2008

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