ATD Recognizes Us(!) In Its "Sharing Our Success" Program

05/13/2019 2:22 PM | Paul Venderley

The Orange County Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) was recognized for its submission to the ATD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ATD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.

Elizabeth Beckham, Chair of ATD’s Chapter Recognition Committee said, "This recognition honors the OC Chapter’s best practice that demonstrates its commitment to managing a successful organization as well as advancing the talent development profession at the local level. We are honored to recognize the chapter with ATD's SOS recognition."

The Training and Technology team was rebooted in 2017 with the goal of providing our members an opportunity to develop eLearning content that served a non-profit organization in the greater Orange County community.  We immediately found a partner in OneOC — Orange County’s non-profit resource center.

The project: to replace a regular webinar software demonstration with an online tutorial, providing OneOC’s clients with the just-in-time ability to recruit volunteers for upcoming events, and freeing OneOC staff to do other much-needed tasks.

Members interacted with a real client, created storyboards, and developed eLearning modules using prevalent eLearning authorware. In addition, they developed skills as a remote team, working in small groups in between the periodic SIG meetings.

This effort provided members with the opportunity to enhance their technological skills and add a project to their resume with a complete work sample hiring managers can review, while providing a much-needed business solution for one of the leading nonprofit organizations in Orange County.

ATD-Orange County's Chapter Vision is to: "Be the space in which to practice and perfect your talent development skills and build your professional network in Orange County."  We're proud to have the Training and Technology SIG as one of many communities of practice in which our members can take their skills to the next level!

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