The ASTD West Virginia Chapter is proud to introduce its guest blog, which will be used to showcase individuals’ success stories in the training and development field, as well as share best practices, learning and development initiatives, and more! As we know, the training and development field crosses the spectrum in all communities of practice, from government and higher education to learning technologies, corporations, and beyond. That’s why it is so important for us to come together and share our thoughts and experiences, so that we can learn from each other.
As the Staff Development Specialist for the West Virginia Purchasing Division for the State of West Virginia, I am tasked with developing training initiatives which are cost effective and meet the needs of individuals statewide. Conducting effective training for individuals at varying levels of procurement is not without its challenges. As the sole coordinator in my agency for all training, this means learning about a variety of methods in which to deliver training, from electronic media to face-to-face meetings to statewide conferences. After being in this field for six years, I am still amazed each time I learn something new, but I know I still have a long way to go. That’s why I want to hear from you!
As part of Employee Learning Week December 3 – 7, 2012, we would like for you to share your thoughts! What is your organization currently doing to meet the training needs of employees, business partners, customers, vendors, and the community? Have your training initiatives been successful and are they well received among members of your organization? We look forward to hearing from you!