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From Kalenga

Have you ever planned a party and found yourself getting anxious over whether people will enjoy it? Will they like the appetizers? Will my music put them in a 'partying' mood? Will they be happy they came? Well, here at the ATD Golden Gate chapter, we want to make sure our events are meeting the needs of the community (i.e. you). To help us plan events that meet your needs, please take a minute (really - that's all) to answer our question about what you'd like to see on offer.

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Kalenga Stern, President, ATD Golden Gate Chapter

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MONDAY, February 12th ~ 5:30 - 7 pm ~ Could you use an immersive learning technology 'support group'? Have you embraced new tech or are you considering it? Come and learn, share, ask, and get answers. Let's get into this together!

**While SIGs are a free benefit for chapter members only, nonmembers can request a free trial for the first month. You may request a one-time invitation from the SIG leader at [email protected].

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Next Chapter Orientation

- All Welcome

THURSDAY, March 21st, 5:30 -7pm ~

New Members, ‘Old’ Members, NonMembers: join us at this interactive, no-fee event to help you explore what ATD Golden Gate Chapter membership can be for you, see where you can most benefit to get the most out of your membership, meet other chapter members, leaders and new colleagues.

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It's Back! Our Very Popular Instructional Design Workshop - Three Half Days

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, April 15, 17 & 19th, 9am to 12:30pm ~ For many years, this constantly updated professional development workshop has received rave reviews. Master Trainer, Kris Schaeffer gives generously of her time so that participants all get extra one-to-one time and can work on real training as they learn or update this foundational skillset. Want your team working like well-oiled gears? Check our special pricing for groups of 3.

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Current Chapter Volunteer Opportunities

This chapter runs on volunteers, and as the year begins we have even more opportunities for members to fill. For the chapter, it keeps the wheels turning. For you, volunteering is a way to build on your knowledge or skills, your resume, or your network within the L&D community here in the Bay Area - and be a vital part of a supportive group of like-minded professionals. Do want to expand your leadership experience? We are looking to fill the positions below now! We'd love to hear from you today!

- Coordinate the California Young Professionals SIG for the chapter  Are you a young professional in the L&D community who is looking to build your network and help other young professionals find resources to advance their career? The ATD Golden Gate representative for the YP group might be perfect for you (learn more here) and get in touch to discuss.


- Coordinate the CPTD Study group information for the chapter – This role is all about coordinating certification study for our members. Help others in the chapter take part in the 13-chapter study group programs that are run each year. You will run the virtual information session and serve as our chapter guide for others to get enrolled in the online study group series run by the Rocky Mountain Chapter. More information about the process here.

VP of Finance** - Do you like detail? keeping track? working with numbers? Are you interested in learning how to manage a financial spreadsheet to review and guide the chapter financially? Whatever your level, we'll help you out! ** You don't have to be an L&D professional to fill this role! (Could be someone you know?)

VP of Programming - For the person who loves bringing people together (in person or virtually) to network and learn from each other. You can gain leadership experience along the way as you help connect our community with valuable learning experiences.

VP of Marketing - For the person who loves sharing stories, accomplishments, and events on your social media page, help us market the chapter's benefits via our own current and future social media to get the right word out in the right way.

If you are interested in exploring any of these roles, please reach out today to: [email protected]

HLD SIG will resume March 19. Further details will be posted soon.

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