Every month the Metro DC ATD chapter turns the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their professional field and ATD. These members exemplify the mission of ATD. If you would like to nominate a member for the spotlight, please contact the VP of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert completed the Metro DC ATD mentoring program in 2015 and has been working with the ISD CoP since 2016. Robert became a volunteer with the chapter because of his desire to become involved with like-minded professionals in the instructional design field and provide an environment for joint learning and exploration. Robert enjoys the shared learning and knowledge building the most as a chapter volunteer. “The CoPs provide an ideal learning opportunity for learning professionals who may work in isolation tocome together and share their challenges and get assistance from other professionals in the field,” he says.
Like Robert, Izabela completed the Metro DC ATD mentoring program in 2015 and has been working with the ISD CoP since 2016. Izabela refers to herself as an accidental practitioner. Her chapter membership began out of a desire for continued growth and learning in instructional design and training. “My experience has been invaluable and I don’t think I would have made it as far as I did in this field without it,” she says. Her involvement with the mentoring program guided her graduate program studies in Instructional Design. Izabela most loves volunteering because of the wonderful professionals that she has met and learned from; she refers to them as her “tribe.”