Our Vision: Be the preferred provider of resources and opportunities to create a world that works better.
The ATD Hawkeye Chapter supports the learning community throughout Eastern Iowa by providing educational resources, networking opportunities, and other support to professionals in our field.
Membership in the ATD Hawkeye Chapter is a convenient way to access general meetings, peer professionals, conferences, professional development events and educational publications locally in your field. Power Membership combines local, ATD Hawkeye Chapter membership, with National ATD membership. Through Power Membership you receive access to ATD’s industry leading content, career-advancing educational programs, and publications from the field’s leading authors and thought leaders.
You may join the ATD Hawkeye Chapter at any time. All you have to do is go to our Application for Membership page and complete the membership registration process.
ATD Hawkeye Chapter Member Spotlight
Name: Courtney Schultz
Position and Employer: Corporate Trainer, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C.
How long have you been with your employer and/or in your position? I’ve been with Honkamp Krueger for 1.5 years.
How long have you been a member of ATD Hawkeye Chapter? Honkamp Krueger gave me the opportunity to join the ATD Hawkeye Chapter when I started my position, so about a year and a half.
What do you enjoy most about ATD Hawkeye Chapter? The thing I most enjoy about ATD Hawkeye Chapter is the instant camaraderie and willingness to share ideas among members. I’ve been able to decrease my learning curve on a variety of topics by listening and asking questions to my peers. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and brings a unique perspective to the group.
What piece of advice related to talent and development has made a significant impact on you and your work? An idea that has significantly impacted my mindset related to talent and development is that employees leave companies that don’t view professional growth as a priority. By offering a variety of learning opportunities to all levels in an organization, employees will become more likely to stay and increase their skillsets. This mutually beneficial model pushes me to think outside of the box and look not only at current talent and development needs, but future ones as well.
What is your favorite part of the learning and development field? John F. Kennedy once said, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” My favorite part of the learning and development field is witnessing a person transform from an employee who is great at their job into a subject-matter expert who can train others to become great, too. By offering up-to-date resources, coaching, and on-time delivery, our boats are all rising together.
Who is currently one of your favorite speakers or authors, and why?
- My style is data-driven, so I frequently view Harvard Business Review for up-to-date content with strong data and statistics.
- I recently read and presented content from The Oz Principle by Craig Hickman, Roger Connors, and Tom Smith. The topics they discuss regarding personal accountability are life-changing!