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Member Spotlight: Meet Tammy Stafford

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:08 AM | Kevin Smith (Administrator)

Member Spotlight

We would like to welcome all of our new members and thank all of our returning members from Q4 of 2017 – see our Q4 Member Report below. We are excited to see you all at the ATD-MAC Annual Membership Meeting on January 25 from 2:00-4:00. Register today and hear all the things we’re planning for you in 2018. ATD-MAC is all about adding value to its members as we grow the profession together.

Part of growing the profession together is having a chance to connect and brainstorm with professionals who are influencing the development field. Member Spotlight is one way that we introduce you to top influencers in the Madison learning community. In this quarter’s spotlight, we are honored to be able to feature Tamela (Tammy) Stafford. Tammy is a frequent participant in ATD-MAC’s monthly sessions and has shared her experience and expertise in leading the learning function forward. She is the Learning & Development Director for the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.

Meet Tammy Stafford

I am excited to be a new member of ATD since October 2017. My position at Employee Trust Funds as Learning & Development Director began in July 2017. My overall 25 years of experience as a Customer Service Representative, Employment Specialist and Quality Assurance Trainer Team Lead has provided an eclectic background. I returned to school after 14 years to receive my associates, bachelor’s and a Masters in Adult Education and Counseling. My education and experience has helped me to design and deliver a variety of training programs conflict resolution, team communication, job preparation and customer service. I also spend time teaching human services and sociology courses at Upper Iowa University. My family is my greatest joy and I am very fortunate to have two younger brothers and their families and my two sons, Jake and Josh. My sons were recently married to amazing women, so I now have some girls in my family!

 In the last five years at my previous position I developed an onboarding program for new case managers for the W-2 and FSET programs for Wisconsin. My new position as Learning & Development Director is exciting because I am developing a new learning & development process which will track our training projects and bridge resources our business areas will be able to share. One of my favorite projects is a new onboarding program for our employees, contractors and consultants. This program will help our new employees to learn more about our agency and start them out on the right foot at ETF.

As a life-long learner I have enjoyed the presentations and networking opportunities ATD has provided and look forward more opportunities in 2018.


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