Welcome to our new discussion forum - introduce yourself and get to know your fellow ATD Las Vegas members!
I'll start - I'm Britne, your new VP of Technology for the 2018-2019 term. I moved to Las Vegas from Akron, Ohio in the summer of 2016 for a position at what was then SolarCity, now Tesla. I'm currently a Sr. Learning Experience Designer (and I love that job title!) on the Tesla Academy global learning team. I'm a total nerd who got into the training field as a web designing librarian and never looked back. I'm more than happy to help with your elearning and other learning technology challenges, just ask!
Good Morning ATD - I am Judy Iannacchino! I am currently the manager of Learning and Development at Allegiant Travel. I have been involved in ATD in one way or another since I began my career in Learning and Development 15 years ago! We can't wait to hear what you all are up to!
Hi - I'm Kim Leahy, your VP of Membership for 2018-19. This year marks my 30th year in workforce learning & development! I have served in many capacities within this profession - started as a facilitator in '88, then learned design & development and managing learning. This lead to my first Training Manager job in 1996 at a large credit union in So California. From there, I migrated to Las Vegas in 2004, worked for a year as a consultant, then found Nevada State Bank for the next 8 years. After that chapter ended, I found myself at Zappos supporting the Tech. Leadership initiatives, then onto my current role as Global Training Manager here at Diamond Resorts. I love people and supporting organizational development initiatives. It's fun to serve on this board and I look forward to meeting you!!
My name is Lori-Petrites-Love. I’ve been working at MSA Engineering Consultants for 19 years, and training as part of my job for 10. My official title is Director of Finance & Administration and I wear many different hats. I enjoy the training knowledge that I learn from this chapter.
I’m very glad to be an ATD member.
I started my career as a teacher who was always wondering if syllabi had to be followed to the dot for each and every class despite having individuals in different levels of learning, with different interests, concerns, and study skills. So I started using techniques such as music, drama, movies, & field trips to engage every single student in my class. While it would always pay off in a rewarding manner, it also got me in disagreement with the heads or deans. They wanted me to only follow the syllabi just like every other instructor.
So I became interested in educational technology and idealistically thought if I became an instructional designer, I’d be in ‘control’ and would design the most effective courses. I did my master’s in instructional technology and started work, but it was by far different from my idealistic vision. Again, the top management would dictate the ‘standard’ format_ in a template_ to design courses for the entire organization. Upon my objection, I was told, consistency and quantity is the project scope. Being an outlaw, I still added some snippets of design principles whenever I could.
Now here I am, doing my PhD, and hoping that I could help organizations consider a different outlook toward training through my research. ~ Elham
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