Ms. Marlo Thomas-Calloway, SHRM-CP
Greetings from your SEVA ATD Chapter President,
It is my privilege to serve as the chapter President of the SEVA ATD Chapter. I must say that I have truly been groomed for this position since joining the board almost 10 years ago and holding various positions leading up to the honor of this current position. Along the way my mentors Dr. David Boisselle, Dr. Kathy Cabler, Kathryn Haugan, and Peggy Layne, have been a true source of encouragement and why I’ve chosen to take on this role.
I’m excited to build meaningful relationships with our membership. I am even more excited to work on the chapter’s Board of Directors with a phenomenal team of talent and development professionals that are enthusiastic and dedicated to moving the chapter forward. While we know that we still have room to improve, to energize members, and to increase the number of active members; please know that we are fully committed to making your cost of membership a true return of investment.
The Board of Directors hold a strategy meeting each November to plan for next year's initiatives. We work to incorporate your survey results within that strategy. This year the board began to get right at working on developing new initiatives we call them, “Get F.I.T.T. Reshaping the Future of Talent Development".
Our monthly professional development meetings will continue to be free for all current members. We have developed relevant programming in a workshop style format to try and tie into your re-certification credits for CPLP, SHRM and HRCI. We offer Special Interest Groups, or SIGs to provide you with content, offerings, and resources focused on key talent development areas that are consistent with your needs. One such SIG that will return to the chapter is the Certified Professional in Talent Development. Yes, we are returning to our roots of promoting the value in becoming a CPLP. Our popular Book Club will continue to give you a different way to virtually connect with our members. We are getting more social on social media. We know that there are many of you who would like to assist at our various events so; we are tapping into your request through our new VP of Talent Management. We will continue to offer you networking events so you have an opportunity to meet other talent development professionals. We will engage a new consultant’s page and SIG tailored to the professional with a high level of competencies in speaking to organizations’ directors, managers, and key stake holders.
As a board, we are committed to finding new and different ways to support you and your professional needs. So, don’t be surprised if you see a virtual meetings, podcasts, videos or special interactive road trips. Yes, you will see SEVA ATD out and about in the local community and making new pathways of connections. Lastly, we know that we can’t do all these great things without finding ways to be more fiscally sound.
We look forward to having a productive and collaborative year and it is our hope that you will join us, invite other professionals, consider being a future conference or workshop presenter at our programs and events. We hope you will find that SEVA ATD is a place to serve others, grow together and become a pathway to your talent development success. Come and see us soon, we would hate for you to miss out on the great content specifically tailored to you.
Wishing you all the best,
Ms. Marlo Thomas-Calloway, SHRM-CP/PHR
SEVA ATD Chapter President