Author: Buddy Schwenk, VP Membership – ATD Greater Atlanta
Our world is made up of many types of communities. Some are created through common geographic and cultural locations. Others are based on a shared concepts or theories. One thing every community has in common is people. People coming together to impart their experience or identify ways to make a difference for the community. Most times the people in the community can agree on common themes to help the community grow and thrive. They can identify actions based on these themes to provide beneficial resources to others in the community and potentially those outside the community. As the community grows, those members of the community are provided a great opportunity to develop.
In every community there is responsibility that is expected of the members. Everyone needs to do their part for the success of the community. Some look for opportunities to be leaders in the community. Some influence others through their actions and achievements. Not everyone needs to be a leader but a community will flourish when everyone is pitching in to make the most of the activities. Many times, it’s just showing up.
We have a remarkable talent development community and ATD Greater Atlanta is a key way to be a part of it. Becoming a member opens up vast opportunities to build personal, professional and organizational capabilities that will help the individual as well the community as a whole. If you are already a member of our community, we look forward to seeing you at many of our events and programs and bringing your resources to share with others. If you would like to be a part of this energizing community, please check out the membership options and interesting events.
YOU are the one that makes our community successful.