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
When: Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Location: Frischs 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: Frischs 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 Childrens 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.