“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” - Louis L’Amour
As the end of the year rapidly approaches and I happily (and sadly!) turn over my position of ASTD-Lincoln President to Kevin Mattran, I look back on the accomplishments, struggles, and the non-stop learning opportunities that were made available in 2011. In November the ASTD-Lincoln Chapter celebrated its 35 anniversary and yes, there was cake! A HUGE thank you to all the past presidents, board members, and committee members who have helped grow the field of training and provided high quality monthly programs and special events.
December 5 – 9, 2011 has been designated by ASTD National as Employee Learning Week (ELW). This is an opportunity for organizations to showcase employee learning and organizational development. A proclamation was signed by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, stating December 5 – 9 to be Employee Learning Week in the State of Nebraska. This was submitted as a dual proclamation by the Lincoln and Nebraska (Omaha) Chapters of ASTD.
The annual awards ballots have been tallied and will be presented at the December learning event. You do not want to miss out on the holiday event at Hillcrest Country Club…networking, socializing, and a wonderful presentation on enjoying the holiday season. We are also collecting monetary donations for Foodnet, Inc. Our goal is to raise at least $500 for those less fortunate within our community.
And although I will remain on the Board of Directors in 2012 as Past-President, it may appear my work here is done. However, it is just the beginning of many new adventures! I will now be in an advisory role for the current Board members, will continue to attend learning events, and will always promote the Chapter and the field of workplace learning and development.
Happy holidays and cheers to the New Year! And now, heeeerrrreee’s Kevin!