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American Society of Training and Development
Southwest Florida Chapter Monthly Newsletter

November 2013 


Ken Bodenhamer 2011


ASTD of SWFL Wants You!



It's that time of year when we at ASTD of SWFL start planning for 2014.  During this process we take pause to reflect over our past year's successes and areas of development. 


As we prepare to focus on making 2014 a year that is even better than 2013, we need help from you, our members.


First, we need members to volunteer.  What is a volunteer exactly?  So, I looked up the word volunteer on and this is what I found:


Volunteer; Noun

- A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.

 - A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.


Yes, we are looking for members to volunteer.  We want you!  Currently our board is made of volunteers who are passionate about the training and development profession.  Volunteers who want to provide programs and events that bring value, and that are cutting edge. 


We need members to volunteer who will bring a new dimension, and a fresh perspective at what ASTD of SWFL has to offer.  We want you!  We want you to serve on our board.   We want you to join a committee.  We want your voice to tell us what it is ASTD of SWFL needs to do to remain sustainable, cutting edge, and a valued organization in the community. 


So, if you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at  It is never too late to volunteer and do your part by giving back to your community.



Stay connected, and I hope to see you at our November chapter meeting.


 Your ASTD SWFL President,

Ken Bodenhamer

Newsletter Contents
Special Announcement
October Chapter Meeting Recap
Upcoming Events
Employment Opportunities
November Chapter 2013 Meeting
Personal Development Opportunities
2013 Meeting Dates
Special Announcement
2013 Employee Learning Week Panel
Join us at the 2nd Annual Training & Development Panel discussion. 
Hear from some of the area's leading trainers and developers. They will discuss how they use training to be better business partners in their industries.  Learn from them what has worked and what hasn't.
Hold, Wednesday, December 11th, for the event.  
More details to come.

Master Class- Ignite Event

Congratulations to all of our Ignite presenters!  

Thank you for sharing your skills and learning with us all.  

 Our presenters included


Brian Moffitt- Nine Steps to Speech Success - 

Helping trainers transition into becoming motivational or keynote speakers.


Jeff Graddy- Want to Deliver Better Presentations? 

Pretend it's a Blind Date! 

Excellent tips for improving presentation skills.


 Linea Cicinelli- Reinforcing Training - The Age Old Dilemma - 

How to ensure your training has long-term impact.


Kathy Choquette- Bridge the Communication Gap in a 

Multi-Generational Audience- 

Finding ways to deal with mulit-generational needs in our audiences.


Bill Moskal- 10 Training Demandments to build Exceptional Teamwork Learn the ten training "How-to's" for team training.


Lorna Kibbey- Disaster Preparedness for Trainers! 

Preventing and mitigating disasters in training sessions


Charlie Carpenter- E-Learning Basics- 

From start to finish, here's how it's done.

October Chapter Meeting Recap
Board member, Charlie Carpenter, kicked off our celebration of a trending presentation style, which comprises 20 slides at 20 seconds each.   
Charlie presented the process and tools necessary to transform your live training sessions into online e-learning courses.  It's as simple as: 
  1. How to Convert Live Courses to Online  
  2. Organize All Course Materials
  3. Storyboard Flow Your Course
  4. Chunk Manageable Learning Objects
  5. Create the Online Outline to Manage the Transition to eLearning
  6. Build Program in PowerPoint or a like program
  7. Create Interactive Quizzes
  8. Determine How to Do the "Exercises" from the Live Course
  9. Plan, Script, and Shoot Course Videos
  10. Plan, Setup, and Shoot Photography
  11. Create Exercises and Interactive Activities
  12. Create Course Final Exam 
  13. Organize, Update and Create Supporting  Materials
  14. Create Download Page
  15. Publish Course Objects 
  16. Logically Organize
  17. Create SCORM Package
  18. Upload and Test Course on the SCORM Cloud
  19. Correct Issues and Edit Manifest
  20. Make Course Available in Learning Management System (LMS)
Did you get all of that?  Don't worry if you need more information.

(Must be a chapter member to access link.  Not a member, Join Now!)
A special thanks to the donors of Harry Chapin Food Bank.  

Caring for others is caring for yourself!


Meeting members were able to provide $180 worth of food.



Upcoming Events


Monthly Chapter Meeting

Where: Keiser University

When: Wednesday , November 13th

          11:30am to 1pm 


Coffee Social 

Join us to socialize, discuss the most recent chapter meeting, or ASTD's CPLP certification.


Where: Books-A-Million, off Colonial Blvd. in Ft Myers

When: Wednesday, November 20th     



Employment Opportunities

Organization Effectiveness Specialist 
A few general responsibilities include: Ensure a systematic process of knowledge transfer is in place at all applicable levels of the organization in order to ensure learned skills are consistently applied globally.  Implement standardized, rigorous processes to ensure a consistent deployment of newly acquired skills, tools, processes and methodologies.  Build the internal competence of the organization to maximize the financial impact of people investment


Director/VP Sr. Business Partner
This position supports corporate strategic plans from a human resources perspective for the assigned business units, participating in the development of human resources strategies, and deploying those strategies, initiatives and processes.  


 Sales Trainer
 A dynamic and fast growing innovative company called TheHomeMag which specializes in home improvement advertising is seeking an energetic, assertive Sales Trainer to travel within the U.S. supporting/mentoring/training 15 + sales Account Executives.
Charlie CarpenterThank you for reading and enjoying this month's newsletter.  Our chapter is vibrant and growing.  Attend a meeting and you will find it to be value adding.



Charlie Carpenter
ASTD SWFL - VP of Communications & Technology 

November 13, 2013
Chapter Meeting

ASTD Competency Model 



Do you find yourself wishing for resources to help you work smarter, not harder?  

Wishing you had a professional network to help you diversify your partnerships and experiences?  
Looking for ways to stand out above the crowd in interviews, facilitations, and consultations? 
Maybe you are wondering, what is ASTD and can it really provide me professional value?   


Join us to learn from our chapter's Region Representative and leave understanding the 2014 National ASTD membership benefits, tools, and events.   ASTD's Competency Model and our certification, CPLP will also be discussed. 







You can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door.  We can only accept credit cards online.

Local ASTD Member:
$15 with lunch, $10 without lunch
GUESTS or Non Local ASTD Member: $20 (with or without lunch)
Student with ID Non Local ASTD Member: $10 (with or without lunch),
Student with ID Local ASTD Member: $5 (with or without lunch) 


Lunch is from Jason's Deli   When you register please choose the type of lunch that you would like to have from our menu listing; you may also opt out of lunch. 

Ice Cold Water will be provided for everyone.


Personal Development Opportunities
Trying to keep up with what's trending in 
Training & Development?  
Take the opportunity to keep up in your own time. These articles, among many others, are available from the National ASTD site.  
(You must be a National Member to access.  Not a national member? Click Here to Join)


Save the Dates 

2013 Monthly Chapter Meetings


November 13

December 11 (Dinner)


 Keiser University

9100 Forum Corporate Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33905

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Harry Chapin Food Bank

Our Chapter donates to the Harry Chapin Food Bank at every Monthly Meeting.  We can't do it without You!

The mission of the Harry Chapin Food Bank is "to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination." 


Every dollar donated allows the Food Bank to distribute $6 worth of food!


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