It’s a new year! Welcome 2021! If you are already part of our ATD Dallas community, we look forward to continuing to evolve from the lessons 2020 provided. If you’re considering being part of our community in 2021, consider no longer. Join us!
A brief Review of 2020
What a year 2020 was! After a smooth beginning, 2020 took a sharp turn in mid-March. Despite the jarring need for dramatic changes in our lives, our ATD Dallas volunteers (at all levels) connected, collaborated, created, and continued the work toward our chapter’s mission to Become the Talent Capital of the World.
We saw members lose and land other jobs, start new ventures, and participate in our first virtual Southwest Learning Summit, allowing ATD Dallas to make a contribution to City Square of over $5000. GREAT work by all of you!
We closed out the year by honoring our Volunteers of the Year and this year’s recipient of our Dee Dick Achievement Award (presented to a volunteer who has given of themselves time and again over a period of time – think years rather than months.
2021 – Demonstrating our Resilience!
Our theme for 2021 is Resilience. I am confident, the challenges we’ve experienced these past months will be the catalyst for some extraordinary things this coming year! Why such confidence on my part? One word. YOU.
I know many of you and I know you refuse to let a challenge get the best of you or those around you, in any area of your life. I also know from observation, conversation, and working together, you seldom waste learning situations (positive or otherwise) but instead use them as fuel to move forward.
2022 will be our chapter’s 75th Anniversary! We indeed stand on the shoulder of Talent Development giants. Jump in. You don’t want to miss this year’s lead up OR next year’s party!
As I close, thank you for giving me the chance to work with the individuals below, as your Board. My 18-year-old son, Andrew, would describe your 2021 Board as a group with “mad skills”.
Chief of Staff/National Liaison – Jacob Payne
Director – Susan Brookshire
Director – Chiwila Mumba-Black
MarComm – Fanchon Hennenberger
Membership – Cheryl Zobal
Partnerships/Sponsorships – Paul Dixon
Professional Development – David Carey
Programs – Lawrence Price
Past President – Rance Greene