Mentoring Meet and Greet

April 28th, 2014: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
FREE EVENT at Biaggi's Ristorante

  • Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with others?
  • Do you enjoy encouraging and motivating others?
  • Are you comfortable asking challenging questions?
  • Do you want to contribute to other people's growth and success?
  • Are you prepared to invest your time in mentoring on a regular basis?
  • How will mentoring contribute toward your own career goals?
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ASTD Nebraska presents:


Working with Distractions

May 14th, 2014: 11:30 - 3:00 pm
Presenter: James Dan Newman

Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to work in a distracted environment?   

What are some of the strategies to directly benefit you working more efficiently and with fewer errors?


Oh how this phrase can stop us in our tracks even when we have more important things to do! 

Distractions are everywhere and in all facets of life which has led to a very chaotic life and work environment.  We need the tools to know how to stay productive no matter what is going on around us. 

In less than two (2) hours James Dan Newman will provide a short lecture on distractions, engage you in a multitasking exercise to get your complete buy-in to the topic, and then invite you to participate in scenarios where you get to build electronic circuits while being subjected to three different types of distractions.

Your performance will be tested in a fun and interactive way, and you will learn from each other practical tools used to be more successful in demanding environments.


Let's Meet the Speaker:  


James Dan Newman has been a Human Performance Practitioner in the nuclear industry for the past six years, and a Nuclear Instrument and Controls Technician for 15 years prior.  James works at the Wolf Creek Nuclear Station in Kansas, and participates in Training, Self-Assessments, and Benchmarking all over the United States.  You can catch him on his blog



Welcome New and Renewing Members


Folu Adepitan, Union Pacific Railroad 
Gina Brummels, ConAgra Foods 
Iris Carrasquillo, National Exchange Carrier Association 
Denise Catanzarite, Alorica, Inc. 
Asher Connelly, First National Bank 
Jeff Dahms, Boys Town 
Joel Damon, First National Bank 
Gerard Forbes, Gordmans 
Meghan Francis, Travelex Insurance Services 
Chaniesha Garrett, Travelex Insurance Services 
Robert Gittins, PayPal 
Jason Gressman, Valmont Industries 
Jeremy Haecker, Creighton University 
Christine Hitchcock, West Corporation 
Liz Kerrigan, Benaissance 
Ryan Klahn, Union Pacific Railroad 
Mike Lostin, Boys Town 
Kasey Matoush, Cornerstone OnDemand 
Michael Searson, Self-Employed 
Jan Silvain, Mutual of Omaha 
Matthew Wilber, Pottawattamie County Attorney's Office 
Nicole Winkler, HDR, Inc. 
Cindy Wofford, Nebraska Business Development Center 

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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 advance their 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.

Please explore our website or select the Contact Us
link under the About Us tab to find out more about our organization.

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Upcoming events

28 Apr 2014 5:00 PM • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, 13655 California St, Omaha, NE 68154
30 Apr 2014 8:00 AM • Creighton Business Institute, Harper Center
08 May 2014 9:00 AM • Western Iowa Tech, Sioux City, Iowa
14 May 2014 11:30 AM • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106


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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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