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					ASTD Puget Sound
Linking People, Learning & Performance




             Board
            Member
           Desk Book
                                         2008




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Greetings New or Prospective ASTDps Board Members!
I am proud to introduce to you this Desk Book, which is a new resource for those who have joined the
ASTDps Board of Directors, or who are looking to join the Board. This is a project that has been over a
year in the making and is one that has involved contributions from many Board members, who have
worked hard to bring this resource to you.

Along with our purpose of providing professional development, personal growth, and resources in
Workplace Learning and Performance to our chapter members in the Puget Sound region, we also
provide great opportunities for members to serve the chapter as volunteers, including taking on
leadership positions on our Board of Directors.

I strongly encourage you to participate on the chapter’s Board. As the Vice-President of Membership
for two years, and the President this year, I can tell you that I have experienced tremendous growth in
my own leadership, management, organizational, and coaching skills, which apply directly back on the
job in my work at T-Mobile. I’ve also made some wonderful friends and connections through the
chapter, and I encourage you to do the same to reap your own rewards.

This Desk Book is part of a new approach for the chapter with Board member recruiting and orientation.
It includes specific information about the roles on the Board, the goals of the chapter, the programs we
provide and our bylaws, which guide how we operate as a non-profit entity. All of us who are currently
serving on the Board hope you find this information to be helpful. This resource will be used in both
Chapter Leadership Information sessions and as a guide during new Board member orientation sessions.

Another aspect of this new approach is around the concept of “fit.” In other words, through providing
this type of information, we are looking to successfully fit the right person in the right role at the right
time. In opening the recruiting process to every member, we hope to build a strong candidate pool that
puts us on the path of achieving this fit. We know that patterns of volunteer involvement with the
chapter have changed over the years, and we see this new process as helping to answer this dynamic.

Please feel free to provide us with feedback about the Desk Book and the recruiting process. We
welcome your participation and are excited about involving as many members as possible as we build
our leadership bench strength in 2009 and beyond.

Thank you.


Lisa Downs
2008 President, ASTDps




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                               TABLE of CONTENTS

President’s Message                                    2
About ASTD                                             3
ASTDps Programs                                        4
Chapter Challenges and Issues of Importance in 2009    5
How the ASTDps Board works                             6
Chapter Leader Competency Model                        6
ASTDps Board Positions                                 7
Board Position Purpose Statements                      8
Responsibilities Shared by Every Board Member          9
President                                              10
President-Elect                                        11
Past President                                         12
VP Finance                                             13
Secretary                                              14
VP Professional Development                            15
VP Programs                                            16
VP SIGs, GIGs and PDNs                                 17
VP Membership                                          18
VP Volunteers                                          19
VP Communication                                       20
VP Technology                                          21
VP Research and Learning Science                       22
Administrator                                          23
Website                                                24
2008 Financials                                       25-26
Conflict of Interest Policy                            27
Expense Reimbursement Guidelines                       28
By-Laws                                               29-35
Resources                                              36
The ASTD Competency Model                              37
CPLP                                                   38
Acronyms                                               39
Membership Costs                                       40
Forms (incomplete)                                     41



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                                          About ASTD
       ASTD was founded in 1944 and now has ~70,000 members in the US and around the world.
              The Puget Sound Chapter was founded in 1953 and now has ~350 members.


Puget Sound Chapter Member/Chapter Value Proposition: ASTDps creates opportunities for
individual and organizational members to develop personal and professional excellence.
Who are our members?
       People who are directly engaged in training and employee development work, either as
        employees of or consultants to individuals and organizations.
       People who are exploring the training and development profession.
       People who administer one or more aspects of the training and employee development
        function.
       People who support the training and development profession as resource vendors.
   ASTDps is chartered by ASTD National. The two groups have similar missions, but focus on
   delivering different services to members. People who belong to both groups receive the
   most comprehensive benefits.


ASTD National: ASTD is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and
performance professionals, with over 70,000 members and associates from more than 100
countries. Based on the Chapter Leader Competency Model, the ASTD Leaders’ Institute (ALI)
website collects quality resources to help Chapter Board members be better leaders.


Who are ASTDps’ Professional Association Partners?
      Society for Human Resource Management, Seattle and Lake Washington Chapters (SHRM)
      Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network (PNODN)
      International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)




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ASTDps Programs

Chapter meetings: currently monthly, our Chapter meeting format is built around two activities:
networking and learning. We provide time for both by formally gathering before our featured speaker(s)
begin their presentations.
Professional Development: in addition to monthly Chapter meetings we present other one-time and
recurring developmental programs, which include
       Fundamentals of Training: a comprehensive two-day introduction to the basic principles and
        practices of training and development.
       Future of Training: an annual one-day conference that highlights new technology as it relates to
        and is used in training
       SIG (Special Interest Group): Now exist for Trainers, Creativity and Innovation, Senior Training
        and Development Practitioners and Technology. In addition, we offer a Career Development SIG
        for members who are seeking new employment opportunities.
       GIG (Geographic Interest Group): Now exist for the South Sound area and meet in
        Tacoma/Olympia.
       PDN (Professional Development Network): groups of people who get together regularly
        (monthly, bi-monthly) to share ideas, current activities, ask for advice. PDNs may have a special
        or a general interest focus related to training and development.
       Special Events, such as co-sponsoring the Seattle stop on Marcus Buckingham’s latest book tour.
Volunteer Appreciation: we recognize and thank our volunteers annually at a semi-formal Volunteer
Appreciation Reception.
ASTD Chapter Operating Requirements (CORE): a set of performance guidelines for all of the Society's
chapters. Designed to help chapters deliver a consistent set of benefits to members, CORE consists of 17
requirements covering key programs, services, and activities for effective chapter operations. ASTDps
has been CORE compliant for the past three years.




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                    Chapter Challenges and Issues of Importance in 2009


Membership:
      members have changing needs for professional development
      members with limited resources (time, money, energy) have to make hard choices
      reaching and engaging more types of potential members, including ASTD National
       members
Volunteerism:
      competing volunteer options and limited resources (time, money, energy)
      responding to volunteers changing priorities and constraints
Research:
      getting timely and useful information to guide program decision-making from a sample
       large enough to be trusted
Program:
      featuring technology in programs
      balancing program offerings (“can’t be all things to all people”)
      balancing breadth of offerings with quality of offerings
      finding resources (volunteers) to execute
Communication:
      not enough communication vs. too much communication
      keeping the newsletter fresh
Leadership:
      raising and maintaining interest in leadership
      finding qualified people willing and ready to commit to leadership
      ensuring continuity
Technology:
      making our technology user-friendly, robust and dependable
      keeping our website fresh




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How the ASTDps Board works

The full ASTDps Board meets monthly to confer on issues of importance to the Chapter and to make
decisions related to the business of the Chapter.

The ASTDps Board has an Executive Committee, which consists of the President, President-Elect, Past
President, VP Finance and another Board member at the discretion of the President. The Executive
Committee also meets monthly, a week prior to the meeting of the full Board. The Executive Committee
reviews upcoming decisions and makes recommendations to the full Board.

Board Member Value Proposition: ASTDps reimburses and/or waives some of the regular
costs of membership so that qualified ASTDps members may engage in Chapter leadership
activities without incurring personal financial hardship.

Board membership offers opportunities to:
      Develop leadership competencies
      Get to know professional peers
      Practice management skills
      Explore new roles
      Contribute to the profession
To help us deliver on our value proposition, ASTD applies its Chapter Leader Competency Model,
below. At an annual ASTD Leadership Conference (ALC) ASTD National brings together chapter
leaders from all over the country for two days to share best practices. ASTDps underwrites
attendance at this annual meeting in Washington DC for some of its Board members.




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ASTDps Board Positions:
  President
  President-Elect *
  Past President
  VP Finance
  Secretary
  VP Professional Development *
  VP Programs*
  VP SIGs, GIGs and PDNs*
  VP Membership
  VP Volunteers
  VP Communication*
  VP Technology*
  VP Research and Learning Science




* Open positions for 2009




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       Office                                                                Purpose                                                             Elected or    Executive
                                                                                                                                                 chosen by    Committee

President           Ensure Chapter continuity. Create and implement strategic and tactical plans, support and coach Chapter officers and         Members          Yes
                    development of succession plans. Chair the Executive Committee.

President Elect     Ensure Chapter continuity. Work with the President to oversee Chapter activities and assume the duties of the President if   Members          Yes
                    she or he is absent. Succeed the President upon expiration of President’s term or upon the President’s resignation or
                    incapacity.

Past President      Ensure Chapter continuity. Coach, counsel and advise the President.                                                          Members          Yes

VP Finance          Ensure Chapter continuity. Manage and report on the finances of the Chapter in accordance with CORE requirements.            President        Yes
                    Prepare budgets, analyze financial impacts of proposals and make recommendations regarding financial processes and           and Board
                    procedures. Organize annual review of Chapter books. Act as primary liaison to the Chapter’s contract Administrator.

Secretary           Ensure Chapter continuity. Ensure accurate retention and communication of the chapter's proceedings and records. With        President        No
                    the President, develop the Board’s monthly and retreat agendas.                                                              and Board

VP Professional     Meet member needs. Plan and manage presentation of regular and special professional development programs and events,         President        No
Development         including Fundamentals of Training and The Future of Training.                                                               and Board

VP Program          Meet member needs. Organize and present monthly Chapter programs that respond to the interests and meet the                  President        No
                    professional development needs of members.                                                                                   and Board

VP SIGs, GIGs and   Meet member needs. Create and oversee the activities of special and geographic interest groups.                              President        No
PDNs                                                                                                                                             and Board

VP Membership       Ensure Chapter continuity. Attract new members and retain current members. Develop individual and corporate                  President        No
                    membership goals; implement strategies and activities.                                                                       and Board

VP Volunteers       Support the success of Chapter programs. Create and manage processes that encourage members to volunteer for and             President        No
                    participate in the activities of the Chapter.                                                                                and Board

VP Communication    Support the success of Chapter programs. Develop and execute communication strategies that inform the membership and         President        No
                    support programs and activities. Edit and publish the Chapter’s newsletter.                                                  and Board

VP Technology       Meet member needs. Develop and implement technology goals and strategies; manage electronic tools and mechanisms             President        No
                    including the chapter web site. Serve as Webmaster for the Chapter’s website. Act as Chair of the Technology SIG.            and Board

VP Research and     Support the success of Chapter programs. Provide members of the Board with current and useful information regarding the      President        No
Learning Science    needs and interests of members. Chair the Research SIG.                                                                      and Board



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                                                                                Job Descriptions




Every ASTDps Board member has a responsibility to:

      Contribute to the Board’s monthly Agenda and prepare for monthly Board meetings.
       Write a short narrative for attachment to Board minutes that reports on activities and
       provides metrics for the Board’s performance dashboard.

      Attend monthly Board meetings, which last for ~90 minutes. Participate in discussions
       and decision making.

      Attend the Board’s Annual (full day) and summer (half day) Board Planning Retreats;
       review past performance and participate in the development of long-term strategic and
       annual tactical plans.

      Support and participate in Board and Chapter programs.

      Attend monthly Chapter meetings.

      Contribute content to the Chapter Newsletter and website.

      Recommend and develop policies and procedures.

      Participate in the annual Succession Process.

      Respond to email inquiries.




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                                                                                              Job Descriptions


       Office                                       Purpose                              Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

President               Ensure Chapter continuity. Create and manage implementation     Members          Yes
                        of strategic and tactical plans.

Monthly activities      Chair Executive Committee meetings
                        Approve the final Board Agenda
                        Chair Board meetings

On-going activities     Support and coach members of the Board


Annual activities       Plan and chair the Board’s Annual Retreat (December) and Mid-Year Retreat (Summer)
                        Finalize updates to the Chapter Strategic Plan




                      Lisa Downs
                      2006 VP Membership
                      2007 VP Membership
                      2008 President-Elect
                      2008 President

                      ldowns99@yahoo.com



I am a Leadership Development Manager for T-Mobile USA’s Integrated Customer Experience Group,
where I conduct communications, leadership, and management training and serve as a coach and
curriculum developer. I am the owner of DevelopmentWise, a consulting business in Redmond,
Washington. Previously, I have been a Senior Learning and Organizational Development Specialist for
The Growth Partnership, Inc. and Manager of Learning and Development for Clark Nuber PS. While at
Clark Nuber I established the Accounting Careers Program for the Washington Society of Certified Public
Accountants.
Before moving to Washington State I earned my secondary education teaching credentials in 1996,
which launched my career in learning and development, training, and curriculum design. I also worked
for both commercial and public radio stations in the Quad-Cities area of Illinois and Iowa.
I received a Master of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Adult Education from Western
Illinois University in 2000 and completed my undergraduate degree in Speech Communications in 1991 at
Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.
My first ASTD Press Trainer’s WorkShop Series title, Listening Skills Training , was released in April 2008;
Time Management Training is due for release in October 2008, and Negotiation Skills Training for release
in Spring 2009. I might not have become an author if I hadn’t been encouraged by Lisa Haneberg, VP
Programming during my first year on the Board!
My husband Chris and I live in Redmond with our two cats, Gracie and Fletcher.




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                                                                                              Job Descriptions


       Office                                      Purpose                               Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

President-Elect       Ensure Chapter continuity. Work with the President to oversee      Members         Yes
                      Chapter activities and assume the duties of the President if she
                      or he is absent. Succeed the President upon expiration of
                      President’s term or upon the President’s resignation or
                      incapacity.

Monthly activities    Chair Executive Committee meeting if necessary
                      Board Meeting if necessary

On-going activities   Support President in overseeing Chapter activities, stepping in when requested
                      Monitor mix of strategic planning (internal) and member-facing (external) operations
                      Develop strategic plan

Annual activities     Chair Succession Process
                      Assist with planning and chairing the Board’s Annual Retreat



                       Lynne Lazaroff

                       2003     VP of Programs
                       2007     VP of SIGs, GIGs and PDNs
                       2008     VP of SIGs, GIGs and PDNs
                       2008     President Elect

                       Lynne.Lazaroff@dimension.org

Hi! I have over twenty-five years of progressive international experience in organizational development,
training and development, and performance consulting (I know, I know, I look way too young!, and a
M.S. in Management for Organizational Effectiveness. Through my business, The Leadership Dimension,
I provide training, consulting, and coaching to individuals, groups, and organizations in the areas of
leadership development, supervisory skills, communication and interpersonal skills, team work, change
management, organizational alignment, and continuous learning.
My experiences as VP of Programs, VP of SIGs, GIG, and PDNs, and President-Elect have provided me
with opportunities to further develop and practice my leadership, communication, marketing, and
project management skills. Wish I could say that all of my efforts have been perfect - but I’m honest and
will admit that I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. But that’s what so valuable about being on the
Board of this organization. We’ve created a supportive learning environment that encourages us and
holds us accountable for our performance.
I have also made great connections for business and for life. Come and join us - you’ll be glad you did!


       "When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should
                              take - choose the bolder." William Joseph Slim



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                                                                                          Job Descriptions


       Office                                    Purpose                             Elected or    Executive
                                                                                     chosen by    Committee

Past President        Ensure Chapter continuity. Coach, counsel and advise the     Members           Yes
                      President.

Monthly activities

On-going activities

Annual activities




                         Howard Gutknecht
                         2006 VP Professional Development
                         2007 President
                         2008 Past President


                         howardg@com2020.com


Howard worked for Seattle Center as Coordinator of Special Events in the years when Bumbershoot and
the Northwest Regional Folklife Festival were getting their start, managing an events staff that produced
650 events in 1975.
Moving to Chicago he worked for a bank holding company, a public relations agency and a presentations
training company before returning to Seattle to join the marketing/advertising staff at Seafirst Bank. He
left the bank to found Communication 2020 in 1987. Since then his clients have included Ameritech,
Apple Computer, Borland, GGLO, Fluke, Intermec, Intertrust, Safeco, Swensen Say Faget', Providence
Healthcare System, Premera, and Weyerhaeuser.
Howard Gutknecht obtained his BA degree from the University of Washington, with studies focused in
Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Business.




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                                                                                                 Job Descriptions


       Office                                       Purpose                                 Elected or    Executive
                                                                                            chosen by    Committee

VP Finance             Ensure Chapter continuity. Manage and report on the finances        President          Yes
                       of the Chapter in accordance with CORE requirements.

Monthly activities     Prepare budgets
                       Prepare financial statements
                       Balance bank statements
                       Analyze financial impacts of proposals
                       Make recommendations regarding financial processes and procedures

On-going activities    Act as primary liaison to the Chapter’s contract Administrator
                       Maintain balance between expenditures for enhancement of the chapter and those that
                       meet current needs of members
                       Review current banking, vendor and investment relationships to ensure the best use of
                       chapter funds
                       Keep informed on current federal and state regulations concerning exempt status, tax
                       liability, and filing compliance

Annual activities      Organize annual review of Chapter books
                       Work with all board members to establish annual budget for their area
                       Prepare and file necessary Chapter tax returns



                             Sunny Lucia, MPH, CPLP
                             2007 Associate Dean, Fundamentals of Training
                             2008 VP Finance
                             2009 VP Finance

                             sunny.lucia@pemco.com
                             206-628-5767

I am currently a Training Consultant for PEMCO Financial Services where I assess learning needs, deliver
training and customize curriculum, provide coaching, and work with managers and supervisors to
redesign processes that encourage employee learning and support business results. I have over 30 years
of experience as an independent consultant, an analyst for a national research project on employee
retention, a business manager with multi-site responsibilities, and training facilitation for several
national corporations. In 2007 I earned the CPLP, a national certification in learning and employee
development.
I was hesitant to be on the Board of Directors because I didn’t know what the time commitment would
be like and then just jumped into the pool to fill an unplanned vacancy. As it turns out, there is a fair
amount of work that comes with the job, but it’s inspiring working with the other committed volunteer
leaders to envision strategic direction and build value for members and sustainability for the chapter.
What made me hesitate is what now keeps me going. I encourage you to take the leap. The ability to
influence professional development opportunities in my field, the professional camaraderie and the
access to local and national leaders have far exceeded my expectations.

        “I never teach, I only attempt to create the conditions in which people can learn.” Albert Einstein



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                                                                                            Job Descriptions


       Office                                       Purpose                            Elected or    Executive
                                                                                       chosen by    Committee

Secretary                Ensure Chapter continuity. Ensure accurate retention and     President        No
                         communication of the chapter's proceedings. Maintain the
                         integrity of chapter records.

Monthly activities       Develop the Board’s monthly meeting agendas
                         Produce and distribute minutes from monthly meetings

On-going activities

Annual activities        Develop the Board’s retreat agendas
                         Produce and distribute minutes from retreats
                         Support the Succession Process



                      Janice I. Williams
                      2008             Secretary
                      2009             Secretary



                      willijan@msn.com




I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve as Secretary of the ASTDps Board of Directors. It’s a way to
give back to an organization that has provided many learning and networking opportunities to me since I
became a member in 1992.
I have extensive human resource professional and organizational development experience working in
technical environments for “Fortune 500” and small start-up companies. For these organizations I’ve
delivered strategic human resources consulting, products, and services and have applied my
understanding of how HR supports business to add value in talent management, leadership development
and succession planning.


My certifications include:
   Senior Professional Certification (SPHR) Society for Human Resource Management
   Associate Certified Career Coach (ACCC) Career Coach Institute
   Certified Professional Retirement Coach (CPRC) Retirement Coach Institute
   Certification for Training Specialist, University of Washington




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                                                                                             Job Descriptions


       Office                                    Purpose                                Elected or    Executive
                                                                                        chosen by    Committee

VP Professional       Meet member needs. Plan and manage presentation of regular       President        No
Development           and special professional development programs and events,
                      including Fundamentals of Training and The Future of Training.

Monthly activities

On-going activities

Annual activities     Deliver Fundamentals of Training Course
                      Deliver Future of Training Conference



                       Mary Simpson Cutting
                       2007     VP Professional Development and Dean, Fundamentals of Training
                       2008     VP Organizational Development



                       marycutting@comcast.net
                       206-832-8183


 Professional development is at the heart of ASTD’s mission, so this is a really meaningful role to play in
the chapter. The programs this office owns are very visible and produce revenue, so when they’re
successful you’re a hero! On the other hand, they’re complex and sometimes don’t work, which is
disappointing… During my tenure, I’ve experienced both outcomes. What I learned is – get help! These
are “focal” programs – they build over the year and then are intense and over quickly. If you like to work
this way and think strategically, consider this office.
A “recovering HR Director,” my passion is for Performance Management (one of the CPLP areas of
specialization, by the way) which I get to work on every day as McKinstry’s Employee Development
Manager. I picked ASTD because of its motto, “Linking People, Learning and Performance.” Being a
meeting and event volunteer (check people in, sell books and welcome presenters) was a great way to
network and learn how the chapter worked. This year I’ve morphed into VP OD and have helped update
various processes, like our new approach to succession. Board work takes time – no way around it…
That said, it’s been an invaluable career development opportunity I wouldn’t have missed and
enthusiastically recommend! It’s exposed me to wonderful role models and has allowed/forced me to
take a broader view of our profession than I might have.
My undergrad degree in History is from the University of Oregon; my MBA is from the UW. Being both a
Duck and a Husky comes in handy – I cheer for both and always win when they meet!
PS: If you’re considering this position on the Board – Sunny and I developed a comprehensive “how to”
template for Fundamentals of Training to make delivering this program easier.


         “New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth.” Words to an Anglican
                    hymn by James R. Lowell, in the Boston Courier, December 11, 1845.

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                                                                                              Job Descriptions


    Office                                    Purpose                                    Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

VP Program     Meet member needs. Organize and present monthly Chapter programs         President        No
               that respond to the interests and meet the professional development
               needs of members.
               Deliver monthly chapter programs. Tasks includes:
Monthly
activities      Locate venue
                Each month communicate specific presentation/design needs with venue staff
                Work with cater (number of attendees to be served)
                Work with the Programs Committee to select presenters for monthly meetings; best if you
                 have minimum of 3 months booked at a time
                Work with presenters to meet needs of our members who attend programs; get description of
                 program and presenter bio to put into newsletter and on website; make sure presenter brings
                 appropriate amount of materials such as slide deck, hand-outs, etc; presentation should be
                 interactive, fun and informative—based on sound adult learning principles.
                Moderate monthly meeting: get presenter set-up; facilitate Board member announcements,
                 membership announcements; introduce presenter; keep time; after presentation, raffle door
                 prizes (usually 2 books) and announce next month’s presenter.
                Confirm with Volunteer VP that someone is scheduled to work the registration desk the
                 morning of the monthly meeting.
                Create, organize and sustain a Program Committee that helps with locating talent,
On-going
                 brainstorming presentation options, and choosing who will present. My experience is that if
activities
                 you put together a group of interested, dedicated people, they will help you locate talent and
                 sustain the work of delivering programs each month. Committee members also share the tasks
                 required to deliver the monthly program (see above).
                Attend monthly Program meetings

Annual
activities

                         Doug Nathan
                         2006    VP Programs
                         2007    VP Programs
                         2008    VP Programs


                         doug@conflictmatters.com
                         206.734.0097

If you like to find out what’s happening in the world of T&D locally and nationally and share that with
other, this is a very fun role to play within ASTDps . You get to learn about great speakers, connect with
them and introduce them to other ASTDps members and training professionals.
I am the Managing Partner of conflictmatters, a consulting firm that provides conflict resolution and
leadership development services to individuals, teams and organizations. Recently I spent five years at
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                                                                                      Job Descriptions


Microsoft designing innovative classroom and online training solutions for employees, managers, and
leaders. My term on the Board of the Washington Mediation Association runs from 2008-2010.




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                                                                                              Job Descriptions


       Office                                     Purpose                                Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

VP SIGs, GIGs and     Meet member needs. Create and oversee the activities of          President         No
PDNs                  special and geographic interest groups.

Monthly activities    Collect publicity data from SIG, GIG, and PDN leaders and provide to VP of Communication
                      for inclusion in newsletter and datebook. Update Website EventBrite for registration.

On-going activities   Recommend which SIGs, GIGs and PDNs the chapter will support. Provide support to and
                      monitor performance of SIG, GIG, and PDN leaders and resulting programs.

Annual activities     Recruit and guide leaders of SIGs, GIGs and PDNs.



                       Lynne Lazaroff
                       2003 VP of Programs
                       2007 VP of SIGs, GIGs and PDNs
                       2008 VP of SIGs, GIGs and PDNs
                       2008 President Elect

                       Lynne.Lazaroff@dimension.org



Hi! I have over twenty-five years of progressive international experience in organizational development,
training and development, and performance consulting (I know, I know, I look way too young!, and a
M.S. in Management for Organizational Effectiveness. Through my business, The Leadership Dimension,
I provide training, consulting, and coaching to individuals, groups, and organizations in the areas of
leadership development, supervisory skills, communication and interpersonal skills, team work, change
management, organizational alignment, and continuous learning.
My experiences as VP of Programs, VP of SIGs, GIG, and PDNs, and President-Elect have provided me
with opportunities to further develop and practice my leadership, communication, marketing, and
project management skills. Wish I could say that all of my efforts have been perfect - but I’m honest and
will admit that I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. But that’s what so valuable about being on the
Board of this organization. We’ve created a supportive learning environment that encourages us and
holds us accountable for our performance.
I have also made great connections for business and for life. Come and join us - you’ll be glad you did!




      "When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should
      take - choose the bolder." William Joseph Slim




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                                                                                             Job Descriptions


       Office                                    Purpose                                Elected or    Executive
                                                                                        chosen by    Committee

VP Membership         Ensure Chapter continuity. Attract new members and retain        President        No
                      current members. Develop individual and corporate
                      membership goals; implement strategies and activities.

Monthly activities    Develop, deliver, evaluate and grow individual and corporate membership services and
                      programs
                      Provide membership information to chapter meeting attendees
                      Track and report on membership statistics

On-going activities   Conduct New Member Orientation (Quarterly)


Annual activities     Conduct member needs assessment and satisfaction survey




                           Theresa Kinney
                           2008     VP Membership
                           2009     VP Membership



                           Theresa.Kinney@lhh.com


I consider myself privileged to serve on the ASTDps Board. I had been a member of the chapter for almost
a year and had been involved in some joint sponsorship activities between ASTDps and the Pacific
Northwest Organizational Development Network. Joining this board has impacted my professional and
personal life. The professionals I continue to meet at every chapter meeting are amazing. I am
constantly being introduced to new training and development techniques and topics.
I have over 20 years experience in management, consulting and organizational development. I hold a
MA in Leadership Studies and a BS in Psychology and BA in Sociology. I have a broad financial services
background and am currently the VP of Business Development for Lee Hecht Harrison, an international
talent management firm.




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                                                                                                 Job Descriptions


         Office                                       Purpose                                  Elected or    Executive
                                                                                               chosen by    Committee

VP Volunteers             Support the success of Chapter programs. Create and manage           President       No
                          processes that encourage members to volunteer for and
                          participate in the activities of the Chapter.

Monthly activities        Tactical planning to carry out volunteer strategy
                          Support Chapter Meetings by identifying volunteers to fill roles

On-going activities       Assist volunteers with getting training or information needed to fulfill volunteer role
                          Support special programs by identifying volunteers to fill roles
                          Partner with Administrative support to maintain a database of members interested in
                          volunteering
                          Updating Volunteer information on ASTDps Website
                          Coordinate introductions to appropriate board member or project lead
                          Contacting volunteers to discuss their interests

Annual activities         Volunteer Appreciation Event (Plan, coordinate, host)
                          Fundamentals of Training Event (Coordinate volunteers)
                          Future of Training Event (Coordinate volunteers)


                          Martha Kelly
                          2008         VP Volunteers
                          2009         VP Volunteers




                          mk-consulting@comcast.net

The role of VP of volunteers is to recruit, develop and retain volunteers to carry out the mission of the
chapter.
For over 15 years I have enjoyed working with exceptional human resource organizations with a focus on
new employee on-boarding, management development and maximizing workplace performance.
Today, I consider VP of Volunteers as one of my favorite roles and am honored to build on the awesome
talent and exceptional goodwill of the ASTDps membership. Working as a volunteer and board member,
I have gained valuable insight around group dynamics and leadership that you can only get through
experience.
It is sometimes challenging to fit my ASTDps job into my busy week, but it is worth the effort to work
alongside others who have passion and commitment to serve this awesome professional community. I
am still amazed at how hard people work without getting paid! I am thinking that there is something
special about this organization.
If you have any questions, ideas or interest regarding volunteering for your Puget Sound Chapter of the
ASTD, please contact me at mk-consulting@comcast.net.


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                                                                                              Job Descriptions




       Office                                    Purpose                                 Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

VP                    Support the success of Chapter programs. Develop and execute      President        No
Communication         communication strategies that inform the membership and
                      support programs and activities. Edit and publish the Chapter’s
                      newsletter.

Monthly activities    Publish the monthly chapter newsletter
                      Publish the monthly Chapter Datebook Email

On-going activities   Manage the email invitation process
                      Collaborate with the webmaster to manage the content of the chapter website
                      Collaborate with event planners and program managers on marketing strategies for events

Annual activities



                          Brett Shell

                          2006              VP Communication
                          2007              VP Communication
                          2008              VP Communication and VP Technology


                          brett.shell@gmail.com


"Serving on the ASTD Puget Sound board has been a tremendous professional opportunity for me. At the
time I joined the board in 2005, I was working from home as an instructional designer, new to Seattle,
and in many ways still new to instructional design having taken the role as a learning design consultant
straight out of the graduate school for creative writing. Serving on the board of ASTD Puget Sound not
only expanded my professional network exponentially it also offered exposure to the many different
facets of the learning and development profession."




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                                                                                          Job Descriptions


       Office                                   Purpose                              Elected or    Executive
                                                                                     chosen by    Committee

VP Technology         Meet member needs. Develop and implement technology goals     President        No
                      and strategies; manage electronic tools and mechanisms
                      including the chapter web site. Serve as Webmaster for the
                      Chapter’s website. Act as Chair of the Technology SIG.

Monthly activities

On-going activities

Annual activities



                         Brett Shell
                         2006            VP Communication
                         2007            VP Communication
                         2008            VP Communication and VP Technology



                         brett.shell@gmail.com


Serving on the ASTD Puget Sound board has been a tremendous professional opportunity for me. At the
time I joined the board in 2005, I was working from home as an instructional designer, new to Seattle,
and in many ways still new to instructional design having taken the role as a learning design consultant
straight out of the graduate school for creative writing. Serving on the board of ASTD Puget Sound not
only expanded my professional network exponentially it also offered exposure to the many different
facets of the learning and development profession.




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                                                                                              Job Descriptions




       Office                                     Purpose                                Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

VP Research and        Support the success of Chapter programs. Provide members of      President        No
Learning Science       the Board with current and useful information regarding the
                       needs and interests of members. Chair the Research SIG.

Monthly activities     Chairs the Applied and Scholarly Research Councils
                       Writes or edits monthly Chapter newsletter column, “Research
                       Factoids”
                       Attends regular Chapter meeting
                       Attends Board of Directors meeting

On-going activities    Analyzes and reports on the results from the lapsed membership
                       survey
                       Consults with Board members on member needs and interests
                       Continuously scans environment for, and reports on, emerging
                       useful research, industry trends, and special development
                       opportunities to increase members’ research skills in needs
                       assessment and outcomes evaluation

Annual activities      Conducts the annual membership survey




                      William "Bud" Wurtz, Ph.D.
                      2006          Creativity and Innovation SIG leader
                      2007          Creativity and Innovation SIG leader
                      2008           VP of Research and Learning Sciences


                      william.wurtz@coachingforcreativity.com
                      425-882-2021


I build on Francis Bacon’s classic statement that “Knowledge is power” to explain my commitment to the
research function; and I add the idea that “research is new knowledge.” I believe one of the best ways to
advance our profession is to help individual practitioners increase their skills in research and learn to use
research to improve needs assessment and evaluate outcomes.
I am currently Director of Corporate and Community Services for the Institute of Applied Creativity at
Texas A&M University. In this role I help organizations improve their innovation capabilities. I also help
executives improve their creative and critical thinking skills through my own firm, Coaching for Creativity.
I have served two terms as president of the American Creativity Association. I have spent twenty years as
a manager and senior consultant OD and training for Fortune 500 high tech, telecommunications, energy
and agribusiness companies and am a Registered Organization Development Consultant (RODC).




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                                                                                              Job Descriptions


       Office                                     Purpose                                Elected or    Executive
                                                                                         chosen by    Committee

Office                Support the success of Chapter programs.                          Paid             No
Administrator                                                                           position


Monthly activities    Work with VP Finance to handle AP/AR; maintain GL
                      Oversee registration for Chapter meetings

On-going activities   Oversee registration for Chapter events
                      Provide financial and membership information to Board
                      members
                      Respond to phone and email inquiries

Annual activities     Work with VP Finance to close fiscal year and submit tax return




                            Ann Baus




Chapter history (joined organization in - year)
Contact information (email; phone if desired)
Personal statement/bio/words of wisdom




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The ASTDps Website

http://wwwastdps.org/




                        25
2008 Financial Information

                                     ASTDps
                                   Profit & Loss
                                  January - June, 2008

                                                                 Total
                                       Jan - Jun, 2008          % of Income     % of Expense
Income
 CHIPS                                              241.28              1.67%            1.87%
 Membership Dues                                   3,110.00            21.58%           24.17%
   Cash & Check Payments                           2,040.00            14.15%           15.85%
   Credit Card Payments                            1,155.00             8.01%            8.97%
   Online Payments - Acteva                        3,075.00            21.33%           23.89%
 Total Membership Dues                   $         9,380.00            65.08%           72.89%
 Program Income                                                         0.00%            0.00%
   Cash & Check Payments                            655.00              4.54%            5.09%
   Credit Card Payments                             530.00              3.68%            4.12%
   Online Payments - Other                         2,680.00            18.59%           20.82%
   SIG Meetings                                     926.98              6.43%            7.20%
 Total Program Income                    $         4,791.98            33.25%           37.24%
Total Income                             $        14,413.26           100.00%          112.00%
Expenses
 Administrative Services                                                0.00%            0.00%
   KD Business Services                            4,993.34            34.64%           38.80%
 Total Administrative Services           $         4,993.34            34.64%           38.80%
 Fees/Licenses                                                          0.00%            0.00%
   Acteva Fees                                      211.70              1.47%            1.65%
   Credit Card Transaction Fees                     322.77              2.24%            2.51%
   Eventbrite                                       183.15              1.27%            1.42%
   PayPal Transaction Fees                          124.82              0.87%            0.97%
 Total Fees/Licenses                     $          842.44              5.84%            6.55%
 Meetings & Travel                                                      0.00%            0.00%
   ASTD Conference                                 1,630.03            11.31%           12.67%
 Total Meetings & Travel                 $         1,630.03            11.31%           12.67%
 Office Supplies                                         3.00           0.02%            0.02%
 Postage and Delivery                                61.78              0.43%            0.48%
 Program Expenses                                   979.92              6.80%            7.61%
   Catering                                        1,657.51            11.50%           12.88%
   Other Program Expenses                           319.41              2.22%            2.48%
   Printing                                          62.23              0.43%            0.48%
   Room Rental                                      856.50              5.94%            6.66%
 Total Program Expenses                  $         3,875.57            26.89%           30.12%
 Taxes                                                                  0.00%            0.00%
   Local                                            263.59              1.83%            2.05%
 Total Taxes                             $          263.59              1.83%            2.05%
 Telephone                                          277.87              1.93%            2.16%
 Uncollectable Fees                                 335.01              2.32%            2.60%
 Website Services                                   113.99              0.79%            0.89%


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   Quickbooks                                                       215.56                1.50%     1.68%
   Survey Monkey                                                    200.00                1.39%     1.55%
   Your Mailing List Provider                                        57.00                0.40%     0.44%
 Total Website Services                                $            586.55                4.07%     4.56%
Total Expenses                                         $         12,869.18                89.29%   100.00%
Net Operating Income                                   $          1,544.08                10.71%   12.00%
Net Income                                             $          1,544.08                10.71%   12.00%




                                Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008 07:51:00 AM GMT-7 - Accrual Basis




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ASTDps Board Member
Conflict of Interest Policy and Statement


The Directors of the American Society for Training and Development Puget Sound Chapter resolve that
no member of the Board of Directors shall participate in any discussion or vote on any matter from
which he/she or a member of his or her immediate family may benefit economically.
During opening discussion of new business a Board member is expected to immediately announce
potential conflicts of interest, disqualify him/herself and be excused from the meeting until discussion
on the matter is over and decisions regarding it, if any, have been made.
Additionally, all members of the Board shall refrain from obtaining a list of ASTDps member contact
information for personal solicitation purposes at any time during or after their terms of affiliation.
The intent of this policy is that Board members shall:
       Refrain from behavior that can be interpreted as or has the appearance of promoting any
        services or products in which they or their family members hold a financial interest or represent;
       Not assist any third party in their dealings with ASTDps where such assistance could result in
        favorable or preferential treatment being granted to the third party;
       Not assist any third party in their dealings with ASTDps in which they or any other board
        member could profit from such assistance or suggestion.
The intent of this policy is not to curtail the support of ASTDps by legitimate sponsors.


Statement of Commitment:
In the performance of my duties as a board member I will represent the Chapter, not myself or my
business organization, and will act to conserve and enhance members’ confidence and trust in the
integrity, objectivity and impartiality of ASTDps and its leaders.




Date: ________________           Signature:     ________________________________

                                 Printed name: ________________________________




American Society for Training and Development Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146
206-224-6644
09-02-08


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ASTDps Board

Guideline: Expenses & Reimbursement
                                                                                           www.astdps.org



Description:
This Guideline applies to all ASTDps Board Members and meeting organizers.


Guideline:
While the Association will reimburse reasonable expenses incurred by Board Members and meeting
organizers in connection with learning and networking events, there are reasonable limits for incurring
expenses. In most cases if expenses are to be incurred outside the budget approved by the Board of
Directors, prior approval by a Chair, Vice-President or the President is required.
All ASTDps members who are conducting non revenue-generating meetings are required to exhaust all
possible free room options before requesting approval for paid meeting space. While revenue-
generating meetings are encouraged to seek free space, the Board of Directors recognizes the small
number of facilities allowing monetary exchange.
All ASTDps members are required to gain prior approval by a Chair, Vice-President or the President
before signing a contract on behalf of the Association.


Reimbursement:
Claims for expense reimbursement need to be submitted with a completed reimbursement form and be
accompanied by original receipts, invoices, vouchers or other evidence of the expense (e.g., print-out of
e-mail receipts) to the VP Finance. A check will be issued within 5 days of receiving the documentation
unless there are questions about the submission and the VP/F is unable to contact the submitter. The
reimbursement form can be obtained from the VP Finance.




American Society for Training and Development Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146
206-224-6644
07-12-08



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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Article I: Name and Purpose

Section A: Chapter Name and Offices
The name of this organization is the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training
and Development. The registered office of the chapter shall be located in the State of
Washington.

Section B: Affiliation with the National Society
The chapter is an affiliate of the American Society for Training and Development, a non-profit
educational society exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1986. The Society and its chapters are not organized for profit, and no part of
their net earnings shall benefit any member or private individual, except for payment or
reasonable compensation for services rendered.

Section C: Governance and Management of Chapter
The chapter shall be governed and managed by a President and President-Elect elected by the
membership and by a Board of Directors appointed by the President and President-Elect. The
Board of Directors shall set policies within the limits prescribed by these bylaws.

Section D: Purpose
The Chapter is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the
meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended, and may
make expenditures for one or more of these purposes. Without limiting or expanding the
foregoing, the chapter’s specific purpose shall be:

Section E: Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide leadership to individuals, organizations and society to achieve work-
related competence, performance and fulfillment.

Section F: Equal Opportunity
The chapter offers equal opportunity to all eligible members, regardless of race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and political affiliation,
and veteran status, physical or mental impairment.

Section G: Political Activities
The chapter shall not devote more than an insubstantial part of its activities to attempting to
influence legislation by propaganda or otherwise, and shall not advocate or campaign for
legislation or a defeat of proposed legislation. The chapter shall not directly or indirectly
participate in, including the publishing or distribution of statements, any political campaign on
behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.




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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Article II: Membership

Section A: Eligibility
Membership in the chapter is open to those who have interests or responsibilities in training,
human resource development, workplace learning and performance; are interested in
advancing the objectives of the chapter and the Society; and subscribe to and are qualified
under these bylaws. A chapter member in good standing is one who meets the requirements
for membership, and whose dues are paid for the membership year.

Section B: Dues
The Board of Directors will set dues, fees, and terms of chapter membership.

Section C: Categories
The following categories apply to membership in the chapter:
   1. Regular membership: regular membership in the chapter is open to anyone participating
      or having an interest in training, education, personnel development, or activities related
      to these fields.
   2. Student membership: for full or half-time college students interested in the training and
      development profession, but not actively employed in the profession. All rights and
      privileges of regular membership apply.
   3. Corporate Membership: a one year membership
   4. Honorary membership: a one-year membership granted for extra service
   5. Life membership: a member who has performed distinguished service to the chapter.
      Will be given based on a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. Lifetime
      memberships are granted to all former ASTD Presidents who served their full term.
   6. National membership: separate membership and dues, available to all ASTD members.
      Elected officers of the chapter are required to be national members.

Section D: Transferability
Memberships are transferable

Section E: Forfeiture
   1. Nonpayment of dues: A member forfeits membership if his/her dues are not paid within
      30 days after expiration of current membership.
   2. Removal for inappropriate conduct: A member may forfeit his/her membership for
      conduct deemed inappropriate to the mission of the Chapter. Removal requires a
      majority vote.




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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Article III: Officers and Board of Directors

Section A: Duties and Responsibilities
The management of the affairs of the chapter shall be vested in the Board of Directors. It shall
be the duty of the Board to carry out the objectives and purposes of the chapter, and to this
end it may exercise all powers of the chapter. The duties of the Board shall include: establishing
policy for the operation of the chapter; approving the strategic plan, the annual plan, and the
budget; approving categories of membership; authorizing committees of the chapter; and
performing other functions as appropriate for the Board of Directors.

Section B: Elected Officers
Officers elected by the chapter will be President and President-Elect.

Section C: Non-Elected, (Appointed) Officers
The Board of Directors will recommend and the President will appoint such other Vice
Presidents as will be necessary during his/her term of office.
All recognized Board positions will be filled for the following year no less than 60 days prior to
the end of current Board member terms.
Appointments are subject to an approval by two thirds of the full board. Appointees are
excluded from the approval voting.

Section D: Board of Directors
   1. Members of the Board of Directors shall be President, President-Elect, Past President,
      Vice President of Finance, and other Vice Presidents as determined by the Board of
      Directors and these bylaws.
   2. President
       a. As the Chief Executive Officer of the chapter, the President is responsible for
          managing the chapter in accordance with these bylaws and the laws of the State of
          Washington.
       b. The President presides at, and sets the agenda for, meetings of the Board of
          Directors and membership meetings, and oversees the management of the chapter.

Section E: Requirements and Qualifications
Position descriptions for all approved Board roles will be adopted by the Executive Committee
and given to all persons seeking to serve on the Board of Directors.
Persons seeking to serve on the Board of Directors must be chapter members in good standing
as specified in these bylaws. Board members are required to maintain membership in the
national Society.




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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Section F: Terms
Board members shall be elected to serve a term of one year. Board members may stand for re-
election to the same board position and if so, may serve no more than three consecutive terms.

Section G: Incentive for Board Participation
So that qualified members may engage in Chapter leadership activities without incurring
financial hardship ASTDPD will waive regular charges and/or reimburse Board members
according to guidelines set or reviewed and approved annually by the Board of Directors.

Incentives shall be as follows:
During the 1st Year of Service:
       ASTD National Membership                     50% of Board Member Fee (reimburse)
       ASTDps Chapter Meetings                      12 Registration Fees (waive)
During the 2nd Year of Service:
       ASTD National Membership                     50% of Board Member Fee (reimburse)
       ASTDps Membership                            100% (waive)
       ASTDps Chapter Meetings                      12 Registration Fees (waive)

Section H: Conduct of Chapter Business
   1. A majority of members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum at any
      meeting of the Board. Should a quorum not be present, those members present may
      adjourn from time to time until a quorum is present.
   2. The President, President-Elect, VP FINANCE and Secretary shall constitute the Executive
      Committee of the Board of Directors.
   3. The act of the majority of Board members present at a meeting where a quorum is
      present shall be the act of the Board (unless a greater proportion is required by law or
      these bylaws). Absent board members may vote by proxy.

Section I: Board of Director Meetings
The Board of Directors will meet monthly. The date of Board meetings will be announced at
least (30) days in advance, and the exact time and place of all Board meetings will be
announced to all Board members at least 14 days in advance of the meeting.

Section J: Attendance
Failure to attend three consecutive and duly called meetings of the Board of Directors will be
sufficient cause for the Board to consider replacing a Board member under the provisions of
these Bylaws.




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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Article IV: Election of Board Members and Removal of Officers, the Election Process

Section A: Nominations for and Election of Chapter Officers
The Board of Directors President-Elect will nominate the President and President-Elect.
The Board of Directors will present the candidates for President and President-Elect to the
membership at least 90 calendar days prior to the end of the current Board’s term.
The President and the President-Elect will be elected by a majority of chapter members voting.

Section B: Removal of Board Members
   1. The Board of Directors may, by three-fourths vote of the full Board, suspend or
      terminate a member of the Board for actions or behavior in violation of these bylaws, or
      which are deemed detrimental to the best interests of the chapter.
   2. Suspension or termination of Board members will be considered at a regularly
      scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. Written notice of, and rationale for,
      proposed suspension or termination shall be sent to Board members and the individual
      concerned at least twenty days prior to the meeting.
   3. Any motion for suspension or termination must be made by a board member, based on
      personal knowledge, official chapter records, or statement signed by no fewer than 3
      board members in good standing.
   4. Before action of suspension or termination, the board member will have an opportunity
      to be heard by the Board.

Section C: Vacancies
   1. When a vacancy occurs for a board position, the President may, with the approval of the
      majority of the Board of Directors, appoint a replacement from among chapter
      members in good standing to serve the balance of the term.
   2. Should the office of President be vacated, the President-Elect will assume the position
      and its responsibilities. If both the offices of President and President-Elect become
      vacant simultaneously, the Vice President of Finance will convene the Board of Directors
      to select a member of that body to assume the duties and responsibilities of the
      President until a special election by the membership can be held. Approval of an interim
      President will require a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Article V: Financial Review

Section A: Financial Review
   1. A financial review will be conducted annually or more frequently if circumstances
      dictate, by the Executive Committee, with findings reported to the Board of Directors.
   2. Tax submissions required by federal law will be prepared by a tax specialist, reviewed
      and submitted by the Chief Finance Officer.

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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


Section B: Financial Disclosure to Members
Results of the financial reviews and tax submissions will be published and made available to the
chapter membership.

Article VI: Committees

In addition to committees specified in these bylaws, committees may be established or
disbanded by the Board of Directors. Committees are subject to the oversight and direction of
the Board or those authorized by that body.

Article VII: Special Meetings of the Chapter

Special meetings of the chapter may be called by the President, the Board of Directors, or upon
the receipt of a petition signed by at least 10% of chapter members in good standing.
   1. The call for a special meeting must specify the reason for the meeting. Business at the
      special meeting will be limited solely to the topic specified. Notification will be made to
      all chapter members at least 10 business days prior to the meeting.
   2. 10% of chapter members in good standing will constitute a quorum required for the
      conduct of business at a special meeting.
   3. The President shall preside at a Special Meeting of the chapter; unless the President has
      a conflict of interest regarding the reason such a meeting has been called. In that case,
      the body calling the Special Meeting (the Board or chapter members) shall select an
      individual to preside at the meeting by majority vote.
   4. A majority vote of chapter members present will be sufficient to carry a motion,
      provided that such a motion complies with these Bylaws.
   5. The minutes of a special meeting will be published or made available to all chapter
      members.

Article VIII: Indemnification

The Board of Directors may seek and maintain such indemnification to the fullest extent
available under the laws of the State of Washington to protect the chapter, chapter members,
board members, officers, employees, and agents.

Article IX: Amendment and Modification of Bylaws

Section A: Amendments to Chapter Bylaws

Amendments to these bylaws may only be initiated by the Board of Directors or by a petition
signed by the majority of chapter members in good standing.
   1. The Executive Committee shall review and recommend action on proposed
      amendments to these by-laws to the Board of Directors.


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     By Laws of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development


   2. Amendments will be adopted upon approval by two-thirds of the members of the Board
      of Directors.
   3. Notice of approved changes to these Bylaws shall be published or distributed to all
      chapter members (no later than 60 days) following adoption.

Article X: Dissolution of Chapter & Liquidation of Assets

The chapter may be dissolved by a vote of two-thirds of chapter members in good standing in
accordance with National ASTD’s procedures. Upon dissolution of the chapter, and after all of
its liabilities and obligations have been paid, satisfied and discharged, or adequate provisions
made therefore, all of the chapter’s remaining assets shall be distributed to one or more
organizations that are organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the
meaning of sections 501(c)(3) and 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as
amended.




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Resources


ASTD National website             http://www.astd.org/
ASTD Puget Sound website          http://www.ASTDps .org/
ASTD Leadership Institute         http://ali.oetc.org/alihome.html
T+D Magazine                      http://www.astd.org/TD/
Chief Learning Officer Magazine   http://www.clomedia.com




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The ASTD Competency Model
Basis for many of ASTD’s programs; content structure for the CPLP Certification.




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Certified Professional in Learning and Performance™ (CPLP)

It seems every profession has a certification. Why do all these certifications exist? In a word:
CONFIDENCE!

The ASTD Certification Institute built the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance™ (CPLP™)
credential to provide a way for workplace learning and performance professionals to prove their value
to employers and to be confident about their knowledge of the field.

If you have at least three years of industry-related experience and education, plus the desire to continue
your professional development and prove your value, then consider the CPLP™ credential.


  United States              616         Colorado                   17          Oregon                    3

  Canada                       6         New Jersey                 17          Delaware                  2

  India                        1         Georgia                    16          New Hampshire             2

  United Arab Emirates         1         Indiana                    14          New Mexico                2

  United Kingdom               1         Wisconsin                  14          Rhode Island              2

               Total CPLPs   625         Washington                 11          Alaska                    1

                                         Massachusetts               9          Hawaii                    1

                                         Missouri                    9          West Virginia             1

                                         Nebraska                    9          District of Columbia      0
   United States, by number of
             CPLPs:                      Arkansas                    8          Maine                     0

  Texas                       54         Alabama                     7          Montana                   0

  Florida                     52         Tennessee                   7          North Dakota              0

  California                  48         Connecticut                 6          South Dakota              0

  Virginia                    45         Oklahoma                    6          Vermont                   0

  Illinois                    33         Idaho                       5          Wyoming                   0

  Pennsylvania                30         Kansas                      5

  Ohio                        29         Minnesota                   5

  Arizona                     23         Utah                        5

  New York                    21         Kentucky                    4

  Michigan                    20         Louisiana                   4

  Iowa                        19         Nevada                      4

  Maryland                    19         South Carolina              4

  North Carolina              19         Mississippi                 3


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Acronyms


  ACL        ASTD Chapter Leaders Conference
  ALI        ASTD Leadership Institute
  AOE        Area of Expertise
  ASTD       American Society for Training and Development
  CEA        Chapter Excellence Awards (Recognition)
  ChAMP      Chapter Administration and Management Program
  CHIP       Chapter Incentive Program
  COM        Chapter of the Month (Recognition)
  CORE       Chapter Operating Requirements
  CPLP       Certified Professional in Learning and Performance
  ELW        Employee Learning Week
  GIG        Geographic Interest Group
  ICE        International Conference and Exposition
  NAC        National Advisors for Chapters
  OneVoice   Strategic initiative to align chapters with national association
  PDU        Professional Development Unit
  SIG        Special Interest Group
  SOS        Share Our Success (Recognition)




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Membership Costs
  National: Annual                             $180
  National: Annual for Chapter Board members   $100
  National : Group 5-24                        $159
  National: Group 25+                          $145
  National : Senior                            $90
  National: Student                            $59
  E-Membership                                 $150 (outside US only)
  Puget Sound: Annual                          $75 ($65 renewal)
  Puget Sound: Student                         $45 ($35 renewal)
  ASTDPS Chapter Meetings                      $15/20




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FORMS


Reimbursement Request (ASTD Puget Sound)
National ASTD Membership Application (with discount for Board members)




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