Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent our Eastern PA Chapter once again at this year's ASTD Leader's Conference (ALC). This year marks the fourth consecutive year that your past-president (and our current National Advisor for Chapters) Rick Kerner and I co-facilitated one of the break-out sessions. This year marked a high-point for ALC in that approximately 350 chapter leaders from around the country came together to share our success stories, network, learn from each other, and bring back to our chapters new and exciting ideas to help keep YOU at the forefront of our minds.
The session Rick and I did this year was on creating an Amazing Member Experience, and many creative ideas were generated during the 90 minute session! We must have hit upon an important topic, as every seat at every table was taken (including a few along the perimeter)! We'll be bringing these ideas (as well as the ideas the rest of our Eastern PA team has) to you as we ready ourselves for 2014.
ALC is an amazing opportunity to connect with other folks across the country who work in the same fields we do (internals, consultants, academia, or currently in transition) and face many of the same challenges we do (uncertain economic times, reduced staff, reduced budgets, accelerated deadlines). Just as being a part of the Eastern PA chapter connects you to others who work in our field, ALC enables us (your chapter leadership) to connect with others who help create great chapter experiences for their members.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, and stay tuned for even more great things from your Eastern PA Chapter!