Year-End Reviews are SO BORING - How about a Year of Celebration?

09 Dec 2015 4:12 PM | Anonymous

December 2016


Year end Reviews are BORING – How about a Year of Celebration?


Your North Alabama Chapter for Talent Development has a lot to celebrate this year! We achieved a lot of great goals. Here are some of our accomplishments.



Corporate Sponsors – Huntsville Hospital Corporate University and Redstone Federal Credit Union became Corporate Sponsors this year. Those organizations sent numerous Employee Development Professionals to our luncheon workshops this year to sharpen their skills and stay abreast of the latest news and information in the Talent and Employee Development field.


Strategic Partners – This is a new group we engaged this year. Lane Fabby Leadership Solutions, Legacy Christian University, Flow Point Consulting, and STEEDS Consulting became Strategic Partners this year. Our Strategic Partners provide expert consultation, training to our members and/or financial support to the chapter.


Events – We hosted eight successful events facilitated by the most talented Corporate Trainers, Business Consultants, and Employee Development Leaders in the Huntsville area. We consistently received high feedback scores regarding these events and presenters. Topics ranged from Organizational Development Strategies for Huntsville City Schools, to Emotional Intelligence, to Gamification in the Workplace to Enhance Employee Engagement.



Membership – We maintained a strong level of membership and acquired new members and contacts, bringing vitality and new perspectives into our Chapter.


New Organization Name – ASTD went “bye-bye.” We are

 now the Association for Talent Development. We achieved all of our branding and marketing goals, updated our by-laws, and completed all of our legal requirements to change the chapter name. Visit for more information.



Communication – The chapter has a strong presence now on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. We created a new website that improves our communication to our members and chapter contacts, plus increases the efficiency and effectiveness of our chapter operations. Please visit our website to connect with us on social media and stay informed regarding Chapter News and Events.

As you can see our chapter has been busy making improvements and engaging our Talent Development friends in the Tennessee Valley. Lastly, I’d like to recognize our Board Members who did an outstanding job in achieving all these goals and making our chapter a great place to serve and volunteer.



VP of Finance – Walter Mintz
Secretary – Nancy Hodges
VP of Technology – Dale Lenahan
VP of Programs – Fred Beck
Director at Large – Angela Walker



Interested in becoming a Chapter Member? Board Member? Guest Speaker? Corporate Sponsor? Strategic Partner? Contact me at or call 256-698-6389. We made 2015 great! We plan on making 2016 better! Visit our website on a regular basis. We will post our 2016 schedule for events very soon. Enjoy your holiday and have a Merry Christmas.



Thank you for your support,



Roger Kitchen Jr.
Chapter President


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