The Greater Chattanooga Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) was recognized for its submission to the ASTD “Sharing Our Success” (SOS) program. The national SOS program identifies best practices among local ASTD chapters and uses them as models for other chapters.
Sarah Jeffcoat, head of ASTD’s Chapter Recognition Committee, said, "This recognition honors the Greater Chattanooga Chapter’s best practice that demonstrates its commitment to managing a successful organization as well as advancing the learning and development profession at the local level. We are excited to honor the chapter with ASTD's SOS recognition."
The chapter designated one of their monthly programs to engage members to help illustrate the value of active participation at the local and national level. Using the popular "99-seconds" format, they programmed a chapter meeting that featured members sharing the value of their participation. The program was designed so current and prospective members could hear first-hand stories and personal perspectives from other members. As a result, member and guest response to the program was overwhelmingly positive, resulting in an increase in discussion and interaction between attendees, officials said.
The Greater Chattanooga Chapter of ASTD strives to provide to its members products and services which enhance their knowledge and skills in the fields of training and development; and to be the Greater Chattanooga Area resource for best practices in learning and performance through leadership. It meets once a month (with a summer hiatus).