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ASTD Nebraska has the following open Board positions for the 2015 Board:

  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Education
  • Board Secretary   

Click here for more information about joining the Board of Directors! We are currently accepting applications for 2015.

 ASTD Nebraska presents:


Demonstrating the 
Value of Training

October 8th, 2014
Presenter: Pattie and Ken Leith


When your organization determines strategic goals for the future, learning professionals should become an integral player in achieving these goals. Consider: How do you get asked to the table? What changes will be needed to connect learning with results? How will you make those changes? How will you measure the value? How will you influence others to see the relationship between learning and result? How will you show the impact that people who go through the experience have on the bottom line?

Attend an interactive workshop to focus on the critical importance of the alignment of training initiatives to the overall strategic direction. Learn about core methods to adjust curriculum and to demonstrate the value of the aligned learning to the organization’s abilities to achieve strategic goals. Develop strategies to become stronger in influencing others to view learning as a critical part of getting results, rather than a bottom-line expense.


Meet Patti and Ken Leith:  

Patti and Ken Leith are Managing Partners at EDGES, Inc., an organization providing services to sustain organizational growth.  They also own and operate e-Gauge, Inc., a web-based software services provider, offering tools in talent management and strategic alignment.  

 Patti Leith has leadership experience in  Operations and Human  Resources/Development with Sheraton, Food  Lion and SAM’S Club.  With an M.A. in I/O  Psychology, she is the author of Inter Face  Methods™, a team collaboration tool.  She  recently published Judge Not, A Guide to  Influence People Who Think Differently.  Her  skills include executive coaching,                                             organizational development and
                       strategic planning.

Ken Leith, has leadership experience in Strategy, Customer Service, Purchasing and Process Efficiency with Brookfield, Ryland and Regency Homes.  He is the co-author of the book, Think Big; Be Bigger - A Guide to Fully Align Your Business.  His skills include process design, strategic planning, coaching, change management and developing programs for improved profit, quality and results.  


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Welcome New and Renewing Members


Melanie Caster, PayPal
Rhonda Derby, Lincoln Financial Group
Tamara Dowling, Lincoln Financial Group
Allyson Durnal, Farm Credit Services of America
Sherry Havranek, Lincoln Financial Group
Kelli Hinshaw, Avantas
Abbey Howard, Kiewit Corporation
Patricia Johnson, PayPal
Shanika McPhaull, Mutual of Omaha
Elizabeth Messel, AFLAC
Tamala Miller, AFLAC
Stefanie Patterson, Applied Underwriters Inc.
Angie Pohlman, Avantas
Brandon Raddish, Bellevue University
Rebecca Rogers, Mosaic
Scott Sare, Valmont Industries
Robyn Schroeder, Mutual of Omaha
Patti Schutte, No Tears Learning
Cherlyn Wilson, Creighton University

MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP                                              

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ASTD Nebraska achieved 100 percent CORE
by successfully meeting all 18 requirements! Based on  reported joint membership percentage, the chapter is
also recognized as a Chapter Membership STAR with joint membership between 35‐50 percent.


The CORE membership goal helps establish that members of the national organization and its chapters are part of the same organization with shared valuable resources and a shared compelling mission that effectively meets members’ professional development needs. To learn more about our CORE requirements, click on the CORE Logo.

Our mission statement is to "enhance members' abilities to train, develop and support clients and organizations and our local global communities." We provide our 300+ members with quality resources, networking opportunities, and education to advanctheir skills as workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD Nebraska is a local chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development), which is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

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Upcoming events

07 Oct 2014 8:00 AM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118
07 Oct 2014 8:00 AM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118
07 Oct 2014 8:00 AM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118
07 Oct 2014 1:00 PM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118


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ChIP - The Chapter Incentive Program


The Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) is a revenue-sharing program offered by ASTD National to chapters, providing an opportunity to earn additional revenue.

ASTD Nebraska's is CH6064. Every member that uses our ChIP code when making an online purchase on the ASTD Store contributes to our chapter's financial health, further enabling us to accomplish our mission.

The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship Donations

Collected: $290.00
Goal: $2,000.00
In honor of a fellow champion of learning and professional development, the ASTD Nebraska 2010 Board created The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship.

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