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American Society of Training and Development
Southwest Florida Chapter Monthly Newsletter

December 2013 


Ken Bodenhamer 2011

That's All Folks!


This is it! My farewell letter.  


These last two years as your chapter president have been truly rewarding and amazing!  I have made new contacts, found great mentors, and established life long friendships.  How lucky can I get!  Oh!  And, how I have grown professionally astonishes me - Lorna, thank you for believing in me and mentoring me.  Lorna Kibbey, you are truly a gift!


Thank you to all the board members who have given of their time.  Your efforts, talents, and passion prove that even right here in Southwest Florida we can have a high performing chapter.  


Thank you to all of the members who got connected with the chapter.  Your active participation and commitment made us thrive.


And finally, thank you Christine Davlin, your energy, dedication, and spirit inspire me.  You will be an amazing President!  I look forward to serving the chapter under your direction and know that I will grow and learn in ways I can't even imagine.  ASTD of SWFL is lucky to have you!


The End!

Stay connected and I hope to see you at our December celebration. 

 Your friend,

Ken Bodenhamer

Newsletter Contents
November Chapter Meeting Recap
Upcoming Events
Training on the Go!
Employment Opportunities
December Chapter Meeting
Personal Development Opportunities
2013 Meeting Dates
November Meeting Recap

Jen Tomarchio, a National Adviser to Chapters in Florida, presented at the November meeting. She focused on the new and improved benefits of the joint local and national memberships in ASTD.  She also gave us all some insight into the updated competency model for the internationally recognized Certified Professional in Learning and Performance, CPLP.  More details will be released soon so stay in touch with your local Southwest Florida Chapter of ASTD.

Here is what we learned:

National membership in 2014 offers us 2 levels of membership based on your business and development needs.  


New benefits this year includes:


- Free InfoLine 

- Free ASTD eBook(s)

- Free ASTD Research Reports (Professional Plus)

- Free Premium Community of Practice Content


Benefits that are still yours: 


- Monthly T+D Magazine

- Watch & Learn Webcasts

- State of the Industry Report

- Whitepapers

- Career Resources

- Discounts on publications, conferences, education programs, and the CPLP Credential.


 Updates to the CPLP Certification! 


Upcoming Events


Monthly Chapter Meeting

Where: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport (Alico Road exit on I-75)

When: Wednesday , December 11th

Time: 5pm-7:30pm 


Coffee Social 

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


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

When: Wednesday, December 18th     



Training on the Go!
Our free ASTD Trainer's Toolkit App offers 20 original classroom training and virtual training activities to energize, motivate, and help learners retain content. It includes access to dozens of articles and book chapters so you can stay up-to-date on trends and best practices. New activities are added frequently and include:
  • topical openings        
  • energizers
  • ways to form groups
  • closings.
The ASTD Trainer's Toolkit App also enables you to create and store your own unique activities. Additionally, an in-activity timer helps keep you on schedule
Download this and other ASTD Apps in your App Store
Employment Opportunities

Provides effective, ongoing training opportunities and support to the organization. Performs a variety of duties including the creation of training content and materials, the facilitation of various training programs, and the evaluation of training programs.


Supports the HR Business Partner in collaborating with the business to drive improved performance by delivering a world class HR service. The incumbent will work closely with the HR BP, business leadership, and the other COEs to provide guidance, input and outcomes that are aligned with the overall business objectives. 

Drives and supports integrated organization development programs. The programs are targeted to create a sustainable competitive advantage by managing organization development projects key to achieving specific strategic goals.   
This role reports to the local HR lead. This individual supports the implementation of local, division and corporate HR initiatives that support the business objectives.  

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 

December 11, 2013
Evening Networking Meeting


ELW Banner 2013  

The Southwest Florida Chapter of ASTD holds its annual Networking and Panel Discussion Evening Event on December 11th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

This meeting will focus on businesses that believe in the importance and benefits of training and investing in their workforce.  It is important that we emphasize the significance of a well trained and informed staff, and ultimately how it affects the bottom line of any business or organization.


Our guest panel includes:

Michael Cilla


Michael Cilla, Program Manager at Global HR Research



Dr Bill Dr. William Moskel, Organization Development and Leadership Coach 



Todd Thomas

Todd Thomas, Sr., Manager of Technical Training at Sony Customer Experience Center 





Please join us for an evening gathering where networking will be as important as the meeting! The informal meeting portion will include a distinguished panel from local businesses that will discuss their learning processes, with time for questions & answers. 



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Wednesday December 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Join us at this FREE event to Celebrate Employee Learning Week.

There will be appetizers, networking, discussion,  
and a cash bar.

Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
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 webcasts, articles, and podcasts are available from the National ASTD site along many others.  

(You must be a National Member to access.  Not a national member?
Join Here)

Save the Dates 

2013 Monthly Chapter Meetings


December 11 (Evening Networking)


 Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport  

9931 Interstate Commerce Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33913

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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." 


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