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Greater Cincinnati Chapter of The American Society for Training and Development is an association of professionals dedicated to providing leadership in workplace learning and performance and to offering our members professional growth opportunities that position them on the cutting edge of the industry.

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GCASTD Special Interest Forums

What are they?

  • GCASTD Member Benefits
  • Free monthly professional development opportunities for members with similar interests to discuss specialty areas of interest.
  • More chances to network with peers
  • Small group meetings whose direction, mission, and framework are dependent upon its members.

Consultants Forum Meeting

Participants: External and internal consultants who share experiences, wisdom, challenges, and business.

Topic: Branding & Identity.

Many of us are one or just a few person consultancies and understand that we are our business. How do we sell ourselves? How do we create a business identity?

This month's guest presenter is Tony Neary, a creative, talented individual who has experience creating packaging, branding, and identity advertising for products such as Prilosec, Luv’s, Brawny, Post-It Notes, and many others. To learn more, read what "Inc." magazine has to say about Tony and the creative process in this article .

If you are interested in publishing your work, creating games and products to sell, or creating a brand identity for your training materials and your personal company, you will benefit from talking with Tony Neary.

I hope you will be able to join us this Friday!

When: Friday, Mar 30, 2007 (8:00 am – 9:30am)

Location: Bronte Bistro & Café – Inside Joseph Beth Bookstore (Rookwood Pavilion – Madison Road)

Contact: Chai Voris at [email protected] to be included on the e-mail distribution list.

Training Managers Forum Meeting

Participants: Training managers/directors or anyone who can influence strategy, direction, perception or adoption of training in one's organization.

When: Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Location: Frisch’s Restaurant in Norwood. Map

Topic: Book Discussion: The World is Flat (Continued from previous meeting)

When: Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.

Location: Frisch’s Restaurant in Norwood.

Topic: Book Discussion: Leadership On the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading, by Ronald A Heifetz (Harvard Business School Press, 2002).

This book is an eye-opening look at true leadership and change management that makes a difference.

If you plan to attend, RSVP to Deb Tees at [email protected] All attendees will be assigned a section of the book to read. At the meeting, each attendee will provide a brief synopsis of his or her section and describe how the principles apply to the field of workplace learning and development.

Contact: Deb Tees at [email protected] to be included on the e-mail distribution list.

eLearning Forum (eLF) Meeting

Participants: Members who are interested in eLearning to better understand, acquire/develop, implement, and support learning technologies within an organization.

When: Friday, February 16, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Location: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center: Room D2.46 Directions to the hospital. Room Location

Topic: Panel Discussion: Informal Learning

Panelists: Michelle Lentz, Sandy Fritz, and Gary Wise

Michelle, Sandy, and Gary attended the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in January, and they have agreed to share their experiences regarding Informal Learning, a primary theme of the conference. Hear what they learned, ask questions, and share your own experiences with informal learning concepts, practices, and tools.

Contact: Fred Tacon or Sharon Sapienz at [email protected] to be included on the e-mail distribution list.

GCASTD Job Search Forum

Participants: Members who are looking for their next employment opportunity or just want to keep apprised of local job postings in our industry. (This is an e-mail distribution list only.)

Contact: Tracy Sterling at [email protected] to be included on the e-mail distribution list.

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Fall Conference 2006

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DeVry University

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