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ATD-MAC 2019 Programming: A Whole New Approach and a Focus On You

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:08 AM | Kevin Smith

ATD-MAC 2019 Programming: A Whole New Approach and a Focus On You
By Andrea Meade

2019 has rolled into focus, and we’re already into February.  Does anyone else feel like the years are flying by faster and faster? I’ve started to look back at the last month and wonder where all my time went – has anyone else done that? I know I spend so much of my time at work, or at home with my family, and that when I finally feel like I have a moment to myself – for personal time, development/learning time or to just binge watch something on Netflix, I end up doing other projects I’ve put off.  The house needs to be clean, the blog has to be written, the kids need help with their homework, the dog needs a walk. It never ends.  Where is the time for you?  When will you be able to spend time focusing on you? Developing you? Helping you become a better you?

That’s why we’re so excited about the 2019 ATD-MAC Program schedule. It’s ALL. ABOUT. YOU.

This year we are working on a theme of “Focus on You.” And while we can’t offer massages or TV time, we can offer you time to better yourself both personally and professionally

How are we doing that you might ask? ATD-MAC’s 2019 Programming is varying the types of programs we offer and really attempting totailor offerings to be for anyone in the training and development, human resources, or truly business field. 

We are offering a new exciting program each month that we hope will engage you in a way that you’ll come join us and help us keep the conversation going ever further using our social media channels.  

We are ramping up innovating program offers like pod casts, videos, Facebook events, LinkedIn discussionsand so many more options. We’re going to try some things at different times of days to engage those who can’t get away for the end of workday events we offer.

We are using a new variety of venues too, hoping to get the group all over the city. 

We are releasing our entire 2019 calendar of events at once to allow you to plan ahead and hold your calendars. I’m really hoping that even if one month doesn’t sound exciting to you, you’ll see other month’s events that look exciting! I’m also excited, that even if you can’t make that month’s event, you can still engage in the conversations using our social media channels.  

Trust me, no one understands better how busy we all get – so let’s make it easier for us to focus on you!

What will be doing this year? Take a look at our calendar below. Interested in learning more about a particular event? Let us know by connecting via email or through social media. Reminder, members will save on events, including our free summer savings events (June, July and August are free for members <- that pays for itself in membership!).

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Andrea Meade is the Co-VP Professional Development for ATD-MAC. Andrea has been working in the talent development field for over 10 years. She currently works as a training specialist for Shopbop (a subsidiary of Amazon) supporting their customer contact centers world-wide.  She also recently undertook the development of their customer service quality assurance program. Andrea has previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In 2014, she obtained her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance from ATD. 

ATD-MAC is proud to have a blog that features local ATD-MAC members as authors and contributors. We’d like you to know that the views and opinions expressed in this article or by any author/contributor in publications outside of this article do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of ATD or ATD-MAC.
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