ATD-LA News

  • 01/24/2016 10:20 AM | Anthony Lewis

    Chapter Leadership 2016


    TOGETHER. SHAPING THE FUTURE.


    The Association for Talent Development, Los Angeles Chapter, is excited to welcome its new board of directors. As a team of volunteers that give their time and expertise, they will partner with members and though-leaders to provide solutions and guidance. Please reach out to congratulate the new board members and introduce yourself to them at the next chapter event.  Learn More

    Chapter President

    Anthony Lewis


    Anthony Lewis has volunteered at ATD-LA for more than ten years. Many will recall his work with the mentoring program. As the Sr. Mgr. of Organizational Effectiveness & Talent Management at Yamaha Corporation of America, he leads the corporate functions with comprehensive change management, succession planning, leadership development and workforce planning strategies. View our profile on LinkedIn


    Treasurer 

    Katrina Baker


    Katrina Baker, author of LMS Success and The LMS Selection Checklist, is a learning technology mentor for chapter members. In the past, she led the Director of Technology position. Going forward she will be leading the financial responsibilities for the chapter. This includes budget, accounting, membership and records management. View our profile on LinkedIn


    Director of Membership

    Steve Antonie


    Steve Antonie volunteered as the ATD-LA Manager of the Mentoring Program and Academic Outreach. He will continue managing the mentoring program in addition, as Director of Membership. As the Talent Management Analyst at Cetera Financial Group, he manages recruiting, learning, professional development and performance management programs to optimize employee and organizational effectiveness. View our profile on LinkedIn


    Director of Chapter Meetings

    Ben Sieke


    Ben Sieke volunteered as the ATD-LA Manager of Sponsorship before accepting this role at Director of Chapter Meetings. He is a highly-motivated professional and an experienced facilitator with skills that adapt to diverse audiences. He leads the management and coordination of chapter meetings and social mixers. View our profile on LinkedIn


    Director of Events/Workshops 

    Taleen Mena


    Taleen volunteered as the ATD-LA Manager of Events before accepting this role as the Director of Events. She is a results-driven professional with a solid career track in sales organizations, healthcare and leading talent development initiatives. In this role, she will lead the management and coordination of the learning events, workshops and conferences. View our profile on LinkedIn


    Director of Special Interest Groups

    Janie Honeycutt


    Janie has volunteered as the ATD-LA Director of Special Interest Groups over the past years. She will continue this role going forward. Janie has a wealth of knowledge as she plays a vital role in the bottomline success for the organizations that she serves. Her expertise includes change management, performance coaching and workshop facilitation. View our profile on LinkedIn 

     

     

    Secretary

    Vacant, join the team

     

    The ATD-LA Chapter Secretary provides administrative and communication support to the chapter members and board of directors by recording meeting minutes, writing chapter correspondence, and ensuring communication of chapter proceedings and records. Click here to apply  

  • 01/14/2016 8:50 AM | Anthony Lewis

    My name is Abdulaziz (Aziz) Alshgeri and I am PhD candidate at Wayne State University. I am currently conducting a research study to explore how needs assessment is applied as a precursor to change initiative and to what extent leaders utilize it in change management processes.

    I am currently seeking professionals to participate in this study. If you are: 

    • In a leadership position (CEO, CFO, VP levels, etc.)
    • Business owner
    • Anyone who is involved in recommending and/or implementing organizational change strategies (manager, consultant, change agent, etc.

    Please share your experiences and practices by clicking or copying and pasting this link in your browser bar to take the survey:
     
    https://waynestate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8w7W3RpDGWHkDgp

    The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes. Please kindly complete the survey by February 29, 2016. 

    Once you complete the survey, you will have an option to enter a random drawing to win one of four prize, which include a ($200, $150, $100, or $50) VISA gift cards. Your information will be confidential and will not be used to track your specific responses.  Please share this research invitation to whom you think may be appropriate for this study.

    The faculty advisor for this project is Dr. Ingrid Guerra Lopez and can be reached via email: ingrid.guerra-lopez@wayne.edu. If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact me at azizsh@wayne.edu or aalshgeriphd@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,

    Aziz Alshgeri​

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    Aziz Alshgeri

    PhD Candidate (Performance Improvement) - Wayne State University
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Wayne State University
    Vice President of Finance - International Society for Performance Improvement, Michigan - ISPI-MI
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/azizalshgeri
    Email: aziz.alshgeri@gmail.com
    Cell: (419) 320-5658
  • 01/13/2016 9:04 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Bad leaders don’t just squander productivity and engagement. Employee health is also on the line. ANALYSIS BY KENNETH M. NOWACK 

    Toxic_Leaders_Talent_Management_Magazine_Nowack_January_2016.pdf

  • 12/03/2015 4:10 PM | Anthony Lewis

    The ATD-LA Board of Directors would like to proudly announce its annual awards, and encourage the membership to congratulate the recipients.

    The President’s Award has been given to Soraya Deen for her efforts in leading the orchestration of chapter meetings, updating the delivery format, delivering interesting icebreakers and partnering with a wide range of speakers and new venues.

    The prestigious Frank Rabwin Memorial Leadership Award has been given to Monish Subherwal for his efforts in launching and leading the first CPLP Study Group for the entire chapter.

    The Terrence Wing Torch Award has been given to Jo Lynn Feinstein for her efforts in delivering several of the CPLP Study Group virtual classes.

    The Terrence Wing Torch Award has been given to Sue Sorensen for her efforts in delivering several of the CPLP Study Group virtual classes.

    As a former ATD-LA member, we would like to recognize Shari Hanlon/Ward for her efforts in delivering several of the CPLP Study Group virtual classes.

    The Special Division Leader of the Year award has been given to Vince Budrovich. He has been a SIG leader for more than a decade which has brought new topics and supported our affiliate partnerships.  

    The Volunteer of the Year award has been given to Steve Antonie for his efforts in leading the mentoring program. His leadership helped increase participation.

    Volunteering for a nonprofit professional organization has its benefits, and working with a talented team is a huge reward. For a full description of the award qualifications, please click here: http://atdla.org/page-1819288

    We will mail the award certificates in December 2015. We ask that the recipients kindly send us a selfie when it arrives, so that we can display the picture at the website. Send to: office@atdla.org

    Thank you,

    Anthony Lewis

    ATD LA President 2016

    Association for Talent Development - Los Angeles Chapter

  • 11/08/2015 5:41 PM | Anthony Lewis

    The ATD LA team would like to thank our volunteers for launching the CPLP Study Group. This was the first CPLP offer at ATD LA, and we’re very proud of the entire team.

    Their dedication and expertise ensured that the participants learned about the ATD competencies that prepared them to take the CPLP exam. We wish them lots of success as they move forward in the CPLP certification process. If you would like to know about CPLP click here

    Study Group Leaders

    • Monish Sucherwal, Shari Hanson, Jo Lynn Feinstein and Sue Sorensen

    Participants/Attendees

    • Larry Colker, Carlo Carmona, Richard MaldonadoJenny Chambers and Todd Witham
  • 11/08/2015 2:25 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Leadership Day with Co-Author, Leena Rinne was Fantastic! 

    On November 7, 2015, ATD-LA’s Leadership Involvement Day received excellent feedback from the participants. Members and new comers met the ATD LA Board 32016 as they shared news and information about the chapter.

    At the event, FranklinCovey’s Leena Rinne, co-author of one of the bestselling books, The Five Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, explained how talent development professionals can apply these fascinating techniques. Several books were signed and participants spent time to meet the author. Stellar presentation! 

    FrankinCovey sponsored Leena's trip exclusively for ATD LA Leadership Day. The Board thanks them for their generosity and expertise. Truly a exceptional partnership. 

    Please contact Laura at FranklinCovey if you're interested in learning more about this workshop, or want to bring it to your business - you will be impressed. 

  • 10/24/2015 4:58 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Hello Board, Volunteers and Members, 

    This message serves as your official notice.

    Please join me in congratulating our newest Board Members. According to the bylaws, terms begin January 2016, however many of our candidates have already been leading assignments and projects within their discipline. 

    The formal ballot process has closed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. There were a total of 30 votes received in favor of these results: 

    • Director of Chapter Meetings, Ben Sieke 
    • Director of Membership, Steve Antonie 
    • Director of Learning Workshops/Events, Taleen Mena

    I’m so excited to be working with a terrific team as we have great things in store for 2016. We will introduce our team to members at Leadership Involvement Day, November 7, 2015. Please register if you haven’t done so yet: http://www.atdla.org/event-1903043 

    Please contact the office if you have any questions. Have a nice weekend. 

  • 10/22/2015 9:40 AM | Anthony Lewis

    On 10/21/2015, a quorum was held to nominate Katrina Baker for the vacant Treasurer position. For the record, all Board votes have been clearly tabulated and the quorum was closed on 10/22/2015. Thank you all for the quick-turnaround. 

    1.     Katrin = Yes

    2.     Janie = Yes

    3.     Anthony = Yes

    4.     Soraya = Yes

    5.     Katrina = Nominee

    Congratulations, Katrina is the Chapter Treasurer, effective 10/22/2015. The Director of Technology position, that Katrina held in the past will not be backfilled until further notice or if anyone has an interest in that role they should contact me.

    No action it required on your part. A copy of this decision and voting will be posted at the chapter notes section. This email serves as your official notification. Please contact me if you have any questions.

    Have a nice week.

    Anthony Lewis, Phone: 323-229-7722

    Email: lewis.anthony@me.com   President Elect 2015

  • 10/21/2015 9:54 AM | Anthony Lewis

    The chapter partnered with Resources Unlimited to offer members a comprehensive two-day DISC Certification train the trainer course held in September 2015. Hosted by Jeanette, Training Manager at Logix Credit Union, we had several excited participants. You could be the next host of a future certification course, and get a special deal as the venue host, click here if interested. Checkout those smiling facing in the graduation photo below.

    Happy participants shared: " Excellent workshop.  I took this session as a "tune up" for DiSC , as I had not used it in a few years.  Judy's session far surpassed the session I took 10 years ago or so!  Thank you so much."

    "Thanks Jeanette for sending the pic and for hosting the workshop. Meaningful class, awesome group of women, and flawless facilitator!"

    "Exceptionally well-done session.  Judy has tremendous insights regarding the assessment and usability of EverythingDiSC, as did the participants. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more wonderful experiences brought out by ATD!!"

    "Loved the workshop! Very enlightening."

  • 09/19/2015 7:37 AM | Anthony Lewis

    Special Renewal Offer and My Leave of Absence

    This month, my team and I would like to extend a special invitation to our former members to discover ATD-LA’s new event formats at a discounted rate. All lapsed members will receive an email with instructions to redeem this discounted rate.

    This year, we implemented many changes for our chapter, such as:

    • Updated chapter website
    • Short "TEDTalk" style chapter meeting
    • More networking time
    • Certification programs, such as DISC (09 24/25)
    • Monthly themes for events

    Increased membership numbers and the feedback we received showed us that our members like and appreciate these changes. We’d love to invite our former members back to experience our new event formats for themselves.

    On a personal note, September will be my last full month in my role as President. My husband and I welcome our first baby who will make his big entrance in early November. We’re very excited.

    I will start my ATD maternity leave in mid-October. Anthony Lewis, our 2015 President Elect, will take over chapter leadership a bit earlier than anticipated. Anthony and I have partnered in our efforts to lead the chapter and to implement change for the past year. I’m very glad to leave the chapter in his capable hands. I look forward to continuing my work with ATD-LA in 2016 in my role as Past President.

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
office@atdla.org
562-908-3020
Chapter Code: CH8028

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