Tallahassee Chapter

The American Society for Training and Development

April 22 - 12 noon

Learning Management Systems SIG

The Learning Management Systems SIG, a lunchtime discussion led by Jeffrey Stachnik of the Department of Economic Opportunity, is a forum for trainers and instructors seeking input on the topic from other industry professionals. Discussion will cover seeking an LMS, implementation, taking your LMS to the next level, and exploring changes. The Learning Management Systems SIG explores how your LMS and training department can easily become a strategic tool to achieve your agency's business goals.

Participation in ASTD SIG events are a member benefit and one of the many ways we bring more value to your membership. Non-members are invited to attend 2 complimentary SIG meetings. After that, we invite you to join the chapter to enjoy unlimited SIG meetings!.


SIGs (Special Interest Groups) are informal discussion groups that meet on a regular basis either in person or virtually to discuss topics in a specific area of interest. We offer a forum to allow you to share innovative ideas, experiences, and network with colleagues. They are a great way to learn from one another’s expertise and keep up to date on the latest trends in your field of interest.

April 23-25

A Professional Development Conference

Celebrating 40 years of the Florida State University Instructional Systems Program, this 2 day program offers a variety of workshops, speakers and seminars.

Focusing on the needs of both practitioners and academics, this conference will provide you with the tools, models and frameworks to build your capacity. Presenters include renown faculty, alumni and students.

Conference registration is $145.00

May 8

TalTech Expo:
TE3: Enterpreneurship, Education, Enlightenment

TechExpo is the only annual technology conference in Tallahassee dedicated to bringing the techie community new industry developments, time and money-saving techniques and tools to optimize your organization’s productivity and profitability. This is your opportunity to network with other technology-based business leaders and interact with our knowledgeable speakers and exhibitors.

Our own Bill Wilson will be speaking on "The Magic of Learning: How It Can Improve Your Bottom Line".

Whether you are already a business leader, want to start your own business, or you’re in college; TechExpo 2014 will guide you through your journey to enlightenment with various tech-centered topics ranging from entrepreneurship to education. We encourage you to register early.

To learn more, visit www.taltechexpo.com

Registration: $50.00 ($25 off normal registration fee)
Register Here

Select "Non-Profit/Government" ticket type to get discounted registration.

Job Openings

President's Message

Kevin KjellerupRead the January 2014 message from Chapter President Kevin Kjellerup.

Your ASTD/Tallahassee Board

The current ASTD Tallahassee board was announced on July, 18 2013. Meet your current board members.

Looking for Cool Tools?

At TechExpo 2013, Michael Comins had a great presentation on Cool Tools for the Business of Learning. Want to see those cool tools for use in presentations, web conferences, and collaborations? He combined them all in one site, and you can see it here.

National Joblines

Looking for job listings across the nation?  Check out ASTD's Job Bank

We also recommend ProEdit.

Both are excellent tools that can assist you in finding employment or employees.

Free Online Course

Social Media for Active Learning

March 24 - April 20, 2014 

This professional development course, lead by Dr. Vanessa P. Dennen of Florida State University, helps instructors, trainers, and instructional designers better use social media to support learning, whether through informal networking or by embedding social media into formal learning contexts. 

Over the four week, course, the course will cover:  

  • social media curation for education,
  • developing social media lessons, 
  • developing and using personal learning networks,
  • privacy and ethical issues related to using social media to support learning.

Whether you’re a newcomer to social media tools or quite familiar with them, this course will help you find new and better ways to reach and teach your students, connecting them with the rich network of online people and resources, and help them become active users and contributors within this network. 

Each week we'll focus on a new topic and have new learning materials, a live chat, discussions, and a small project. You may complete the projects for each week – or just those that interest you most or best fit your schedule. You can earn badges during the weeks you choose to complete the projects, and you’ll be able to get feedback from our community of learners and teaching assistants.

About the Instructor

Vanessa Dennen is Associate Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University where she teaches courses on Web 2.0-based learning & performance, mobile learning, and internet-based inquiry. Her work focuses on fostering productive learning interactions and encouraging knowledge sharing and brokering in online environments, including social media. She is interested not only in formal learning settings, but also in professional development and informal online learning. Dennen has published and presented widely on topics such online discussion and online learning activities and learning via social media. She recently co-edited (with Jennifer B. Myers), Virtual Professional Development and Informal Learning in Online Environments.


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