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January 2, 2014 NEWS



Happy 2014!


We have two events in early January, the Gala and the January Meeting; a location change; an election; and approval of Bylaw changes.



Election of 2014 President

As we described in the last message of 2013, your Board of Directors has taken steps to fill the vacant office of 2014 President following the resignation of Vera Pell.


In accordance with the current ASTD NEOK Bylaws, Article III, Section A, your Board of Directors nominated Steve Laswell and Larry Straining for election as 2014 President. The election will take place at the January meeting.


Please follow this link to read more about each nominee.


Steve Laswell Larry Straining




Proposed Bylaw Changes


As you know, a committee has worked throughout 2013 to completely update the ASTD NEOK Bylaws.


We invited members, current board members and incoming board members to participate in the process to review, write and discuss the Bylaws and offer input. This year-long process has been detailed and exhaustive. Our ASTD National Chapter Relations Manager also reviewed the proposed Bylaws and provided input along the way.



Notice was sent to current members pursuant to the current ASTD NEOK Bylaws for review and approval at the January chapter meeting.



Here is a link to the proposed Bylaws.



If you have any questions about the proposed Bylaws, please send them to the Bylaws committee as listed below.



Respectfully submitted,

Chris Woodard, 2013 President (cawoodard@aep.com)

Vera Pell, past board member (vpell@evergreenlearningdesigns.com)

Skip Eller, 2015 President-elect (skip.eller@cn-bus.com)

Walt Hansmann, CPLP (WaltHansmann@yahoo.com)



ASTD NEOK Gala Rescheduled and Awaiting Your Participation!


If you thought you had missed your chance because of the inclement weather in early December, think again! The "weather-postponed" ASTD Northeast Oklahoma Gala is rescheduled to Thursday, January 9.



YOU still have time to register (by January 6) for this outstanding evening of entertainment and fellowship at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in downtown Tulsa! You will have an added bonus of bidding on many great items at the Silent Auction!



Bring your spouse, your date, or a co-worker!



Click here for details and to register for the Gala!



ASTD Northeast Oklahoma Monthly Program


Click Here to register for :


Friday, January 10 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


LOCATION CHANGE: University of Phoenix 14002 E 21st Street, Suite 1000, Tulsa, OK 74134 Room 211



An Essential Collaboration Tool in Your Team Toolbox – Ground Rules


This session will use concepts from Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer to demonstrate the benefits of establishing and using ground rules in developing and nurturing collaborative teams. It will highlight team ground rules that exist in inclusive work environments that are relatively egalitarian, encourage openness, stimulate personal development, set high performance standards, and make everyone feel valued. During the session, participants will be engaged in multiple collaborative learning activities. Participants will leave the session with tools they can use immediately to improve the effectiveness of their workplace teams. The tools will include why and how to use an inclusive approach to determining the ground rules for effective teams.


Linda Jenkins is a nonprofit governance, leadership and management consultant with over 27 years of professional experience.


Ms. Jenkins owns Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. JCG services increase nonprofit organizational effectiveness through strategic planning, board development, leadership training, and meeting facilitation. JCG has successfully completed over 30 projects for 19 organizations in Oklahoma. … (more)


Remember to register before Wednesday, January 8 to help us finalize our meal count.


As always, the ASTD Northeast Oklahoma Board stands ready to assist you!

The Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development


P.O. Box 33351 Tulsa, OK 74153-3351

Tulsa Chapter ChIP Code 7015

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