Role - Director, Professional Development & Programs
Role: Director, Professional
Development and Programs
Main role responsibilities
Ensures a relevant program/event is held on a regular basis (monthly)
Administers program events within budget and audit income/expenses monthly to ensure chapter's sound financial status.
Provide relevant and engaging programming for members
Evaluates membership feedback and survey results to identify program topic interests
Uses ATD Competency Model for professional development program planning and assessment
Manages Request for Proposal (RFP) process to attract and secure speakers who address the concerns and interests of the membership
Secures locations and coordinates logistics for meetings
Collects and reports on participant feedback of programs, and uses feedback to plan future events
Reports programs metrics to Board, including: participation, feedback, revenue, and expenses
Provides meeting details, including speaker’s biography for chapter website and/or newsletter.
Contributes to digital content in alignment with programming
Succession and Recruitment
Recruits and trains incoming Director of Programs and events and makes recommendation to him/her regarding future speakers, topics, etc.
Recruits and trains Associate Director and volunteers to support program functions.
Attends board meetings, chapter programs, and regular committee meetings.
Represents the chapter professionally and ethically
Attends ATD International Conference and ATD Chapter Leadership Conference (ALC) whenever possible
Skills and Qualifications
Required: Power Member of ATD (chapter + national)
Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction, and problem-solving
Ability to plan, organize, and execute activities as required by the position
Ability to complete projects within established timeframes
Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through
Ability to attract and lead committee members
Time available to fully participate in chapter events
Willingness to advocate for the chapter
Ability to seek others out as volunteers
Responsibilities as Board Member
2 year role
Coordinate and attend Chapter programs
Attend at least 8 of 10 board meetings annually -- most board meetings are virtual
Recruit and train replacement
You'll work with the Directors of Membership and Volunteers most closely .
What Your Year Looks Like
Your year will be tied to the cadence of chapter events: RFP process generally commences in the fall with program program scheduling and logistics organization throughout. Programs should be determined at least one quarter ahead.