Greetings! Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Ray deWolfe and I’m honored to serve as the VP of Professional Development for Utah ATD. My responsibility for our members and non-members alike is to organize engaging speakers to share insights and best practices during our monthly learning events.
For my full-time career I work at Mountain America Credit Union as the AVP of Employee Experience. Before that, I managed our Talent Development department and oversaw a team of 6 trainers. Like many of you, I was put into a training role with very little training experience. I’ve learned much by being on the job. However, I’ve also learned a lot by joining ATD and reading content from industry experts.
I love L&D because in enables me to bring out the best in people and the overall organization. Watching people grow, develop and perform are highlights of what I do. I love being a member of Utah ATD because it enables me to network, discuss challenges and solutions, share knowledge, and be a part of an industry that I love.
The pandemic has created many obstacles for many of us. For years we’ve discussed the value of remote learning and training. Now, it’s almost unavoidable. At my organization, we’re working on partnering with leaders how to best manage performance when many of their teams are now remote. I’m curious to know what challenges you’re working on. Please share! It’s by sharing our challenges and our victories that strengthen us as L&D professionals and as a local chapter. Have an idea for a topic or want to speak? Contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time. I hope to see you at an upcoming learning event!
VP of Professional Development | Utah ATD