As 2018 is coming to a close, we asked our current and incoming Chapter leaders to share their perspective on the year and what lies ahead.
Anthony Dudek, 2018 ATDChi President
Eileen Terrell, 2019 ATDChi President
Q: Anthony, Eileen – you two are quite a dynamic duo. What do you like most about working together as President and President Elect this year?
Anthony: It's been a great opportunity to work more closely with Eileen this year as we worked on the transition. Eileen has great focus and commitment. I know she is as busy, if not more busy, than I am, but she is on top of meeting the needs of ATDChi. Her professionalism, considerable technical acumen, winning people skills, and work ethic will hold her in good stead as we go into what will surely be a jam-packed year for ATDChi and for the Board. Seeing her work with and lead the team as she has I can say that I'm confident that the Chapter is in good hands.
Eileen: It's been nice to have the opportunity to learn the business side of the board. Anthony's style of being open and direct has prepared me to build on the strengths and tackle some of the opportunities we have as a board. The continuity between presidents helps to ensure that we continue providing value added connections and experiences for the Chicagoland Talent Development community.
Q: Anthony, the Chapter has been very successful this year, what do you see as our biggest win in 2018?
Anthony: The ability of the 2018 Board to join together and become one team dedicated to the mission of the Chapter has been the big win that enabled all the other wins we saw this year. It's a very talented team of some of the best talent development professional in the Chicago area. Every success we realized this year flowed from the team working together, putting the needs of the Chapter ahead of all else.
Q: Eileen, what do you see as your most exciting challenge for you as a President and for ATDChi overall in 2019?
Eileen: Continue the momentum with laser focus on ensuring that every interaction with ATDChi yields a positive experience for the board, members, and our sponsors.
Q: Both: Any yearend wishes for our members as 2018 comes to a close?
Anthony: Keep on learning, keep on growing, keep on working together to realize your dreams to make a better Chicago community and a better world.
Eileen: Reflect on your individual growth using the ATD Competency model as a framework, be intentional about nurturing the connections you've made, and where you will focus your growth in 2019. Finally, share feedback with the board and how we can help you connect, learn, and grow as a Talent Development Professional.
Thank you, Eileen and Anthony! It's been wonderful working under your leadership this year!