A "Note" from Your ASTD-Los Angeles President

08/20/2012 3:36 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

Dear Members and Fans of ASTD-LA:


Last week, I was walking out of my office in Century City when I heard some familiar tunes. Turned out that classic performer Eddie Money was rocking out on this random Tuesday afternoon.


I heard the classic hit "Two Tickets to Paradise." As I waited for a couple of other hits, Eddie played some amazing, fresh sounding instrumentals on sax.  I still wanted to hear those greatest hits, but I was pleasantly surprised by this fresh music. (Be sure you read through to the end for your own chance to win Two Tickets.) 


ASTD-LA is bringing a mix of our greatest hits...
PLUS some great new offerings.  
All this from a line-up of true training Rock-Stars! Read on!


The show begins with a real chart topper. This Thursday's August meeting on 5 Principles for Achieving Excellence in the Workplace will be a big hit. If you are on the fence, jump off it and come to a great show! Buy your tickets online now!


The workshop curtains open on Friday, September 7, as Deb Newman brings back one our classics,  Train the Trainer. This 5-week hit-packed workshop always brings down the house. I have attended this amazing workshop and can tell you those "Top-10 hit" lessons keep playing in my head!


On Saturday, September 8, ASTD-LA debuts a special Mini-Conference on the  Art and Skill of Facilitation led by our own Jeanne Hartley. Along with Jeanne, there are so many all-star performers that you will have to  read the line-up yourself. As a tremendous value to our members, we are offering incredible seats at great prices. Don't miss it!


Big Muse Creativity/Leadership Workshop Live!

On Thursday, September 27, we have a real rock star back on the ASTD-LA stage. Peter Himmelman, our April chapter meeting presenter, is singing a different tune these days. He uses songwriting as a way of increasing our innovative thinking, team building and leadership skills. Check out this music video at the right, for a preview of this exciting event. You may even spot one your colleagues. It is unlike any training event you will ever attend.


From one star to another, ASTD-LA welcomes a nationally recognized expert in Virtual Training, Cynthia Clay! At the ASTD National Conference, Cynthia played to a packed house. She is so popular that she actually was called back for an encore. (The fire marshals ask that you do not bring lighters to her  LA Event on October 19 in Culver City.)


In addition, look for some very special guests. Rumor has it that our own Tom Henschel will bring Advanced Presentation Skills to a show. He ALWAYS sells out. Ellen Krause will provide a FREE show on  Improvisational Theater Techniques. And of course, we will continue to provide the smash hits at more intimate venues with our Special Divisions.  


Buy your tickets now to an amazing line-up of shows that your Board is bringing to a venue near you. For every paid event you sign-up for by Friday August 24, you will be entered into a raffle for "Two Tickets" to our year end musical. Our musically themed Holiday Party is Thursday, December 13. Good Luck!


We look forward to seeing you!


Sean Bloch
2012 ASTD-LA President

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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