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Nominations and Elections 

Valued members, friends, and associates of the Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development:

I am Skip Eller, your Tulsa ATD Chapter President-Elect for 2015.  As we prepare to begin our 66th year, thank you for your support and interest in ATD Tulsa!  I am proud to report that our 65th year has been a very successful one! 

In case you haven’t heard, The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is now the Association for Talent Development (ATD) with a global reach.  In keeping with this change, the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter has changed our name as well.  We are now, officially, the “Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development” or simply “ATD Tulsa.”  We are proud to be the premiere professional resource for all training, talent, and organizational development specialists in Tulsa and throughout Northeastern Oklahoma. 

We have a strong Board of Directors under the leadership of our current President, Steve Laswell.  We continue to host fun, informative meetings that are tied to our core competencies and strive to be the one monthly professional gathering you don’t want to miss!  In addition to our programs, we host great networking opportunities and special programs such as a Training Design Basics workshop facilitated by our own Dr. Chris Woodard and a presentation from Tulsa’s own Jim Stovall. 

We have a big year ahead and are looking for talented professionals to help us build on our great tradition of service to the talent development community.  This year, multiple individuals may be nominated for positions, instead of one slate.  To that end, nominations are now open for our 2015 Board of Directors for the following positions: 

  • President-Elect 2016
  • Vice President of Administration (Secretary)             
  • Vice President of Finance (Treasurer)                           
  • Vice President of Programming                                        
  • Vice President of Digital Media                                         
  • Vice President of Marketing / Communications                
  • Vice President of Membership                                         
  • Vice President of Accommodations                                
  • Vice President of Special Interest Groups
  • At-Large Director (Awards and Recognition, etc.)

If you are interested in joining our great Board of Directors, I hope you will self-nominate or nominate a fellow ATD member by completing the nomination form and returning it to me by Tuesday, September 30th. 

To qualify, nominees must be members in good standing: 

  • Must have an interest or responsibility in training, human resource development, workplace learning and performance, or adult learning
  • Annual membership dues to the chapter must be current

With exception for the President and President-elect, Board Members serve a one-year term and may serve up to three consecutive terms in their position. The president-elect will serve a three year term: one as President-elect, one as President, and one as Past President. 

Board meetings are usually held once per month, either in person or via webinar or teleconference a minimum of nine times throughout the year. 

Elections will be at our regular chapter meeting on November 14, 2014. If you have specific questions regarding the responsibilities of each position, please refer to the chapter’s Bylaws on the chapter website.

Again, I hope you will consider self-nominating or nominating one of your talent development professional colleagues. If you have any additional questions, please contact me at skip.eller@cn-bus.com or 918-384-7894.

Best wishes for continued success in 2014. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!

Skip Eller, 2015 President-Elect

Next Monthly Meeting

October ATD Tulsa Monthly Meeting

Your ATD Tulsa Board voted to cancel the October program and encourge all members to attend the ATD Oklahoma State Conference in Norman.

The ATD Oklahoma State Conference

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Moore Norman Technology Center

The Central Oklahoma Chapter of ATD is proud to bring Hal Adler as the keynote speaker of the Boost 2014 Conference. Prior to founding Leadership LandingTM, Hal was President of Great Place to Work® Institute, the global research and consulting firm best known for creating the gold standard in workplace recognition; the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. Hal joined the Institute in 2004 as a consultant, and in 2006 was asked to be President of the company.

At the opening keynote Hal will discuss what it takes to be a Great Place To Work and why Talent Development is a key ingredient. Hal will also close the conference with a discussion on Bravery and how why and when talent development professionals need to be brave.

Tulsa chapter members receive the member discount by using the code word Tulsa.

To register, follow this link: http://www.astdokc.org/page-1859374

November ATD Tulsa Monthly Meeting

Friday, November 14.

New meeting location at Lexus of Tulsa

Details to be posted soon. 

The Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development


P.O. Box 33351 Tulsa, OK 74153-3351

Tulsa Chapter ChIP Code 7015

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