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Volunteer Recognition Week April 19-23, 2021

ATD Birmingham appreciates all the volunteers that help drive the success of our chapter and the organization. 

Our 2021 Theme

ATD Birmingham's 2021 theme is STRENGTH.

At the start of 2020, we were moving forward with 2020 vision. By March, much of what we had envisioned didn't seem so clear. But, we found the strength to pivot and continue the mission of ATD. Can you relate to having to find the strength to move forward in 2020?

During 2020, we've all been challenge to do things we never imagined we would have to do in our our personal and professional lives.

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Member Spotlight

GRACE SMITHERMAN

Title: 
Management and Professional Development Facilitator at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Years in Talent Development: 9

Favorite Book: Make It Stick by by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel

Why did you choose a career in talent development?
My passion for people and the desire to see them grow. There is nothing I enjoy more than facilitating a class and watching a learner connect with a topic based on the dialogue with their peers.

Keep Learning 

Our March meeting was Core Strengths®: Results through Relationship IntelligenceHere are a few articles about relationship intelligence and emotional intelligence you may find helpful.

Relationship Intelligence and the New Decade of Work
By CoreStrengths

The 2020s are setting up to be defined by collaboration. If we’re going to work better, people have to learn to prevent conflict, or at least manage it. The best results come from resilient relationships.

Together
By CoreStrengths

Help your teams build trust, resilience, and use their strengths to solve the unforeseen challenges ahead. Because there’s one thing we’re certain of – when relationships work, there isn’t a problem we can’t solve.

Why Leaders Need to Choose Connection Through Crisis
By Allyson McElwain

“I’m overwhelmed.” “Things just feel so heavy.” “I don’t know where to start.” Raise your hand if you’ve heard or made similar comments. Between 2020’s global health pandemic and racial...

5 Steps for Building Trust in the Workplace
By Betsy Allen Manning

Trust is the foundation for building strong teams, creating a positive work culture, and producing results. You most likely experienced a workplace where people were unreliable, inadequate,...



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Each month, we will publish a new challenge. Each challenge will give you an opportunity to try new skills, find inspiration, and/or build your portfolio.

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Community and connection are so important now. Greater Birmingham ATD  has a network of local talent development  professionals with a wealth of knowledge.  Membership in  our chapter gives you access to our network and programs and activities that connect us and strengthen our skills.  Explore our site to learn more about our chapter. 

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