December Monthly Program: Evening of Fun & Volunteer Appreciation

joinPlease join us at a special chapter event on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5:45 pm at Latitude 30. In addition to a fun evening of networking, food and team trivia – we will recognize our ASTD NEFL chapter members who have served as active volunteers on a committee or special project for at least three months during the past year.

Volunteers will receive free registration for this event! If you are one of these volunteers, register using the option called “Volunteer” and use the code provided to you by the Vice President coordinating your team. If you were not given the code, please email

Invite your colleagues, friends and significant other for a fun and casual evening! They will need to sign up as ASTD NEFL website guest before registering.

2013 Career Management SIG Program Planning Session

Are you a chapter member who….

  • has had your employment impacted and wants to continue in the Training and Development field?
  • is transitioning into the Training and Development field?
  • is already in the Training and Development field and wants to enter a different aspect of the T&D field?
  • seeks to manage your career internally and externally of your organization?

Are you committed to moving forward with your own professional growth and career development in 2013? Interested in moving your career in a new direction in 2013?

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. If they can’t find them, then they make them.” George Bernard Shaw

Please join us for an interactive dialogue to discuss meaningful and engaging program ideas for 2013 and to identify potential local subject matter experts for our programs. We will review ideas gathered from ASTD members in 2012 and discuss ways to keep our programs fresh, current, and relevant. Also, we will be raffling off a hot, new business book! Light refreshments will be provided.

Session objective:

  • Plan meaningful and engaging Career Management programs for 2013
  • Connect with other members to enhance your career

Facilitators for the evening:

  • Lynn Higgison, 2013, VP of Career Management SIG
  • Marilyn Feldstein, 2012, VP of Career Management SIG

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The Areas of Expertise, as defined by the ASTD Competency Model, include nine critical factors needed to be a successful workplace learning professional. This month s CM-SIG program supports two of the Areas of Expertise entitled “Career Planning & Talent Management and Improving Human Performance”

Event Details:

Date of the Event:
Thursday, November 29, 2012

6:00 to 6:15 p.m. Networking
6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Interactive dialogue and 2013 planning session

Fees & Requirements:
No cost, but must be a member of NE Florida ASTD chapter to attend

The University of Phoenix
4500 Salisbury Road, 32216
(Please check the sign by the elevator for room location)

Contact for More Information:
Lynn Higgison: 904-244-9161
Marilyn Feldstein: 904-443-0059

ADA Notice:
The Northeast Florida ASTD chapter strives to make all of our programs accessible to people with disabilities or special needs as defined under the ADA. If you require special assistance or accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact us at, at least two weeks prior the planned program so that we may discuss your specific needs.

Getting the Most out of Linked In’s Social Networking

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Whether you are interested in expanding your network, increasing your training and development knowledge, looking for a new position, or exploring ways to increase your business, LinkedIn is
one of the most valuable networking tools available to professionals today.

The ASTD November Program will offer an opportunity to get a free professional profile picture and learn about the many features of LinkedIn as a networking and informational tool. Whether you are brand new to LinkedIn or an experienced user, we have the presentation for you. Cindy Wasserbauer, an experienced LinkedIn user, trainer, and networker, will share her knowledge, tips and success stories.

June Monthly Program – Evening of Comedy/Volunteer Appreciation

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Event Description:

Networking, Fun, Food and Entertainment! That is what is in store when you join us for the June ASTD NEFL chapter event, held Thursday evening, June 16, at the Holiday Inn 9A & Baymeadows. This replaces the usual chapter lunch program for the month of June.

As part of our festivities for the evening, we will recognize our ASTD NEFL chapter members who have served as volunteers on a committee or special project for at least three months during the past year. To thank these volunteers, they get free registration for this event! If you are one of these volunteers, you should have received an email informing you how to register for this special evening.

March Monthly Program

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Presenters: A Panel to Showcase Award-Winning Programs, Teams & Trainers

Event Description:

At our March ASTD chapter event, you will hear from award-winning professionals who were recently selected for the Excellence in Employee Development Awards. These local professionals will share with us what they do within their organizations to promote workplace learning and how they document the results. This is a great opportunity to learn from your own colleagues about their best practices, their challenges, and what they do, that sets them apart.

At this ASTD chapter event, you will:

  • Learn best practices from teams and individuals who impact their workplaces.
  • Hear how local companies document positive results.
  • Ask questions about the specific award-winning programs.
  • Take away practical tips for classroom training, eLearning, and blended learning.
  • Gain new insights into program design, leadership development, coaching and mentoring, measuring and evaluating.
  • Network with other professionals and exchange ideas.
  • Be inspired to do what it takes to earn a 2011 Employee Excellence Award!

February Monthly Program – Empowering Genius for Professionals

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for Professionals

Presenter: Matthew Barrett

Event Description:
Do you want to have a genius working for you? Genius isn’t a person, but a state of mind that we can inspire in others. Tap into the greatest resource in your company, and you will:

  • Delegate more, worry less.
  • Stimulate creativity by the way you give instructions.
  • Reduce the learning curve for new employees.
  • Get your customers to help out–and pay you for it!

Matthew Barrett, The Brain Trainer, will show you how managers frequently discourage the traits they want in their employees. He will provide specific examples of how to improve employee relations using brain science, a unique approach offering a proven method to multiply results.