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Member Spotlight: Meet Dani Olsen

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 9:10 AM | Kevin Smith (Administrator)

Member Spotlight

We would like to welcome all of our new members and thank all of our returning members from Q1 of 2018 – see our Q1 Member Report below. We are more than thrilled to announce a 7% increase in our Power Membership in the month of April. Thank you to everyone who renewed as a local and national member (and for locking in the great savings!). Don’t forget to claim your free State of the Industry Reportas a Power Member.

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 feature Dani Olsen. Dani is a frequent participant in ATD-MAC’s monthly sessions and has also steadily volunteered with the board. She is the Talent Development Administrator for Park Bank in Madison, and is doing amazing work to build leader development and staff engagement through her work.

Meet Dani Olsen

Hello, friends of ATD! I’m Dani Olsen, and I’ve been a member since May of 2013. I have been with Park Bank here in the Madison areas for eight and a half years now, with all but nine months of that time in the training function. In my current role, my projects include the development of a new training program for new associates; training Crucial Conversations; assisting with the facilitation of programs such as Sales training, Sales Management Training, and multiple management & leadership courses; coordinating training for new bank-wide systems, and, as they say in the infomercials, “much, much more!” 

As the sole dedicated trainer at the bank, having ATD has proven to be an important resource to my own development. The opportunity to improve my understanding of the role of L&D professionals in the workplace, expand my skillset as a facilitator of learning, and network with highly talented colleagues in the community has proven to be invaluable. 

My interest in coaching and helping others improve does not end with the workday. I help coach a U16 tournament softball team with my former college teammate. I also enjoy staying active however I can – softball and volleyball leagues, hiking and camping with my fiancé, and playing with our three dogs outside. Bring on spring! 


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