Never have I had the privilege of being so close to so many who are driven to learn. It's in our talent development blood to tenaciously pursue new knowledge and new skills, most often for the benefit of others.
A few people who've inspired me to continue to learn this month are Mary Anderek, interim CLO of Parkland Hospital, who received her Master's in April. Congratulations, Mary! Rich Cordrey, who is juggling work, studying for the CPLP and welcoming a brand new little girl into his life! Can't wait to hear about the test results, Rich! And Clark Quinn, who I had the privilege of hanging out with at Learning Solutions Conference. He's still defending truth for learning! (I'm holding his latest book in this picture.)
There's also never been in a time in history when learning something new was more possible. We are flooded with content! Sometimes too flooded. And keeping track of everything we learn is near-impossible…until now.
You've been hearing about Degreed for several months. I announced our partnership with them in August of last year, during our annual conference (Southwest Learning Summit). Volunteers have been testing it out and curating content that compliments our live events. They've been test-driving Harvard ManageMentor and GetAbstract.
And now it's your turn.
Your ATD Dallas Degreed account has been activated, using the email you registered with for the chapter. Now you can access and receive credit for:
ATD Dallas events
All learning counts!
Log in using the email address associated with your ATD Dallas account and the password: ATDDallasUserD3gre33! (I know…it's long…but you can change it quite easily once you're in). I recommend enrolling in the Introduction to Degreed pathway to make the most of your ATD Dallas Degreed experience. Then sign up to join the party at FOGO de Chao with ATD Dallas board members and representatives from Degreed, Harvard and GetAbstract on May 14.
Let's get some ATD Dallas live events checked off in your Degreed account. I met Tom McGehee, founder of Wave Changer, earlier this year. Tom is absolutely dedicated to solving business problems through collaboration. I highly recommend his Management SIG session on May 3, Collaborating Across Business Lines. Make every effort to go in-person. If you happen to miss it, you'll receive access to the recording through…you guessed it…your Degreed account!
Also keep an eye out for our Career Development meeting toward the end of May. My good friends, Laurie Barnett and Jed Gifford (pictured below) will be there to greet you!
If you're new to ATD Dallas and you'd like to talk with someone about how to make the most of your membership, contact us! We'd love to hear what your goals are and get you plugged in. To dive in and start exercising your skills in some exciting ways, complete the volunteer form. Our board will make sure you are contacted.
Making all learning count!
ATD Dallas, President
May 1, 2019