Experience a Different Kind of Meeting
March 18, 2014
Half Pint Library Book Drive
Be honest - who has books at home that your children are done with? They have outgrown them and they have not been opened in months - or even years? You keep them because you do not know what to do with them or simply do not have time to make the trip to a donation center.
We have a great solution! Bring them to the March Meeting at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.The Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of ASTD are partnering with Half Price Books' Half Pint Library book drive to bring the books you and your family have already enjoyed to local nonprofit organizations, libraries and teacher's classrooms in your community. For each book you donate during the Half Pint Library book drive, Half Price Books will match it.
Click here to learn more about Half Pint Library.
Simply donating books that a child has outgrown provides the tools to create the leaders of tomorrow, which is part of the mission of Dallas ASTD.
Drop off location:
March Meeting - Discovery Roundtables
Perot Museum of Nature and Science | 2201 N. Field St., Dallas, TX 75201
Tuesday, March 18, 2013
6:00PM - 8:00PM
You're already attending the Discovery Roundtables, so simply bring your new or gently used children's books with you to the meeting! Register here for the unique event to save your seat!
Dallas ASTD Lunch & Learn
Debriefing Games, Case Studies
and Activities for Optimal Outcomes
Hosted by Mary Anne (Wihbey) Davis
at Peak Performance Solutions
You probably learn best by doing and you know your workshop participants do as well. Yet do you sometimes wonder if participants really got the value you intended from your experiential exercises? Does it sometimes feel like there is a gap between the activity and application in the real world? The power of games, case studies and activities as learning tools lies in the debrief.
Julie Chance of Strategies-By-Design will facilitate an interactive discussion on connecting the dots between experiential exercises and real world application.
- Analyze what participants experienced during the activity
- Generalize these experiences to the real world
- Apply the learning to their personal and/or professional lives
Bring your own ideas, challenges and favorite debriefing techniques/questions and join in the discussion!
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Updates
Please note the upcoming changes to the CPLP exam and ASTD Learning System.
Current ASTD Learning System Portal Users: Download a copy of the eBook (PDF) to a local computer or other device prior to August 31, 2013. Users will continue to have access to the eBook, both for study and for reference.
2013 Exams and Materials: The current version of the ASTD Learning System supports exams held through October 5, 2013. If you have not already registered for the exam, the deadline is August 5, 2013 for the September 14-October 5 testing window.
2014 Exams and Materials: The new ASTD Learning System will be available in November 2013, and will support the revised CPLP exam. The new exam will be offered beginning in March 2014. It is recommended that anyone planning to take the exam in 2014 should purchase the new Learning System for study purposes. The current version of the Learning System can be used as a reference, but should not be used to study for the new exam as there are significant updates and additions throughout the new Learning System.
The next Dallas ASTD Study Series begins in January. Now is a great time to begin planning ahead for your studies! For more information, you can visit the following sites:
"I definitely encourage you to attend the CPLP Study Group. Besides getting a chance to network, I learned from a group with a wide range of expertise. The ASTD body of knowledge came to life when others presented and the group asked questions. Everyone had a chance to share their real world examples of applications. I felt this helped everyone clarify the data and gain a deeper understanding of the content."
Cathy McCreedy Howard, CPLP
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18 Mar 2014 6:00 PM • Perot Museum | 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201
15 Apr 2014 5:30 PM • Dallas Baptist University, 2805 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 450, Plano, TX 75093
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