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Congratulations
Champions of Learning!

for celebrating Employee Learning Week 2013

2013 Employee Learning Week Sponsors
Drawing Sponsors
   
Providing training giveaways to CNY ASTD Champions of Learning

2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Robin Bridson, Chair
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Wendy Carl Isome,
JOBSplus!
Brenda Grady,
ACME Planning
Biallah Green,
REACH CNY
Allison Kenien,
Webucator
Linda Maher,
POMCO Group
Melissa McLean,
AAA Western & Central NY
Lesley Sugrue,
AAA Western & Central NY
Patrick Violando
Diane Viviano,

Haylor, Freyer & Coon

CNY Counties and Cities proclaimed
December 2-6, 2013
Employee Learning Week

City of Auburn
City of Binghamton
Broome County
Cayuga County
Chemung County

City of Elmira
Jefferson County
Lewis County
Oneida County
City of Oneida
Onondaga County
City of Rome
St Lawrence County

Schuyler County
Steuben County
City of Syracuse
Tioga County
City of Utica


Champion of Learning
  • Highlighted Employee Learning Week on their homepage along with several pages devoted to ELW, ELW ideas and ELW activities
  • Sent emails highlighting Employee Learning Week, with logos on weekly emails and ELW reminders and ideas
  • Used email signature celebrating Employee Learning Week
  • Held the 2013 Employee Learning Week Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting? How Can You Create Awareness of Employee Learning?"
  • Held ELW Information Session to create awareness about ELW and share ideas for celebrating Employee Learning Week
  • Obtained proclamations from 18 counties and cities in CNY proclaiming December 2-6, 2013 as Employee Learning Week
  • Held LinkedIn Discussions on employee learning and ELW topics
  • Tweeted about and during Employee Learning Week #cnyelw
  • Held a CNY ASTD Breakfast Club Meeting during ELW
  • Held a CNY ASTD volunteer and member recognition event titled 'Champions of CNY ASTD' during ELW
  • Held a drawing for CNY Champions of Learning for complimentary trainings from New Horizons of Syracuse and Webucator

Champion of Learning
  • Created a "media minute" - a one minute video about Employee Learning Week and posited it on their intranet home page
  • Created 3 new e-learning games ranging in topics from safety in workplace to how to determine if you are right or left brain dominant and how that can help you with your productivity
  • Created a fun word scramble game using words that focus on company's culture and services 
  • Held a contest; Employees that completed online training and word scramble were entered into drawing to win gift cards.
  • Melissa McLean presented at the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?" sharing how AAA creates awareness of learning opportunities
  • Melissa Mclean and Lesley Sugrue presented a Lunch and Learn at JOBSplus! during ELW
  • Lesley Sugrue attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Melissa McLean and Lesley Sugrue were members of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee
 

Laurie Blais
Wellpoint

Champion of Learning

  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event

Pat Costello
Champion of Learning

  • Added ELW logo to her email signature
  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event
  • Served on steering committee for business skills and readiness programs for workers in transition
  • Presented an interactive Effective Communication Skills workshop
  • Served on leadership committee for Spirit of Syracuse preparing chorus for performances and competition
  • Completed two Toastmasters High Performance Leadership Projects
  • Recognized Toastmasters committee members with certifications of appreciation
  • Received Toastmasters District Level Triple Crown for completing three educational programs in year
  • Became certified to use FFL Fab lab 3D printers
  • Attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session


Champion of Learning

  • Flash Mob trainings (quick trainings) held (announcements go out early in the day to block calendars, then 10-15 minutes beforehand the location is announced). The sessions are meant to be quick overviews (5 minutes) of a product feature and/or special conducted by engineers or product manager.
  • New hire roundtable held to discuss progress to date and strategies for continued success
  • Cindy Renno attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW
  • Cindy Renno attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"

Brent Danega
SUNY Cortland
Champion of Learning

  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event


Champion of Learning

  • Staff development team used the ELW logo to create awareness
  • Onboarding for new staff held during Employee Learning Week
  • Held "Learn Something New" campaign with links for learning
  • Promoted 2014 calendar of learning opportunities
  • Ingrid Gonzalez-McCurdy attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW
  • Ingrid Gonzalez-McCurdy attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"

Biallah Green
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW
  • Attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Susan Greener
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"


Champion of Learning

  • Used social media newsfeed to advertise Employee Learning Week
  • Blogged about topics during ELW
  • Sherry Gacina attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW
  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, Sherry Gacina helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event


Champion of Learning

  • Diane Viviano presented at the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?" sharing how Haylor, Freyer & Coon creates awareness of learning opportunities
  • Diane Viviano contributed to CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussions on Employee Learning Week and ELW activities
  • Reinforced organization's Strategic Advantage with employees during ELW
  • Diane Viviano was a member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Nina Housman
Champion of Learning

  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event


Champion of Learning

  • Kicked off ELW Monday Morning with Coffee and Danish
  • Held Lunch and Learn with AAA Learning and Development Team Members, Melissa McLean and Lesley Sugrue
  • Conducted presentation on Microsoft Outlook Calendar
  • Daily inspirational messages sent during ELW
  • Provided “Table Talk Tips” when using your smartphone
  • Held a Team Building Activity
  • “Flash Mob” held to develop an Employee Skill Bank
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction session held on Friday afternoon
  • Wendy Carl Isome, MaryAnn Hess and Dora Woodward attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Wendy Carl Isome helped facilitate a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Wendy Carl Isome initiated and contributed to CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussions on Employee Learning Week and ELW activities
  • Wendy Carl Isome was a member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Linda Jones
Gillespie Associates
Champion of Learning

  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event


Champion of Learning

  • Emailed members encouraging them to highlight learning activities within their organizations and to be recognized as Champions of Learning
  • Bruce Hamm and Steve Maloney attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW

John Manzano
HUNT Commercial Real Estate
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW


Champion of Learning

  • Upgraded to a new version of Yammer for learning collaboration, and team and real time training
  • Donated a Resume Review raffle item for the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event
  • As a CNY ASTD Programs Committee member, John Warren helped coordinate Champions of CNY ASTD event


Champion of Learning

  • Showed support for employee learning as an CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week sponsor providing a training giveaway for CNY ASTD Champions of Learning
  • Robin Bridson presented at the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?" sharing how New Horizon creates awareness of learning opportunities
  • Included Employee Learning Week logo on website
  • Included Employee Learning Week description on website
  • Kicked off Spotlight Series of training as part of ELW
  • Held special training schedule during ELW
  • Held drawing for training attendees during ELW
  • Tweeted promoting Employee Learning Week
  • Facebook posting regarding Employee Learning Week with ELW logo
  • Emailed to clients promoting Employee Learning Week
  • Robin Bridson attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW
  • Robin Bridson attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Robin Bridson initiated and contributed to CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussions on Employee Learning Week and ELW activities
  • Robin Bridson was Chair of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

            
Champion of Learning

  • Created  2 movies by our very own production company entitled “Raccoon & Crawfish” and “My Home”; will be shown all week on our Symon boards:  Movies are based on Oneida Nation legend representing storytelling tradition 
  • Displayed fun facts about our Training Team
  • December Class calendars distributed at a table near our Employee café, as well as information about how employees can register for classes on our intranet
  • Information about our tuition reimbursement program distributed/available to employees interested in learning more about it.
  • Two quizzes relevant to our Training classes were made available for employees to complete.  Prizes were given to those who answered all of the questions correctly.  Gave copies of “My Home” and “Raccoon & Crawfish” to the winners.
  • Displayed employee testimonials from our training classes on the Symon boards in the back of the house at the resort
  • Distributed index card size tip sheets to employees on topics that include: Safety, Communication Styles, Time Management, Change and Professional Image.
  • Table display included posters that have “The Oneida Way” shown, which are values all staff are expected to follow as employees of the Nation, as well as our Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Michelle Cooper and Melanie Brunet Relyea attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"

 
Champion of Learning

  • Learning tips promoting the importance of continuous learning and ways to improve/retain what we learn were submitted for company message boards
  • Gold coins were given to anyone who learned something new during ELW
  • Linda Maher and Amber Dowd attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Linda Maher was a member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Cliff Reese
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW
  • Attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session

Michael Salter
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW
  • Attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Sent emails highlighting Employee Learning Week including ideas for implementation 

Hugh Shiebler
EBSCO

Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW


Champion of Learning

  • Amie Dunham attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Amie Dunham attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Held Lunch & Learn events for employees (Dale Carnegie 'Disagree Agreeably' class; MBA program information session; internal leaders panel discussion 'How to Own Your Own Career')
  • Conducted campaign to gather external training records for LMS, offering raffle entry for records entered
  • Announced the creation of a lending library for employees to borrow as well as donate books


Champions of Learning

  • Added ELW logo and links to website
  • Added ELW logo and links to emails
  • Participated in webinars during ELW
  • Sent ELW email to all clients encouraging their participation in ELW and offering assistance to help them become Champions of Learning
  • Held coaching calls with clients during ELW
  • Contributed to CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussions on Employee Learning Week and ELW activities
  • Attended CNY ASTD Breakfast Club Meeting during ELW
  • Attended CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD event during ELW


Champion of Learning

  • Cynthia Doss attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"


Champion of Learning

  • Rolled out an Enterprise Social Network during ELW to begin helping employees connect and collaborate openly in an effort to become more efficient and innovative 
  • Mark Britz initiated and participated in CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussion on Employee Learning Week

Pat Violando
Champion of Learning

  • Added ELW logo with dates to email signature
  • Took self-paced Microsoft PowerPoint classes; took certification exam
  • Attended the CNY ASTD Breakfast Club meeting during ELW
  • Attended the CNY ASTD ELW Program "Are Your Employees Learning or Rusting?"
  • Attended a CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week Information Session
  • Member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee


Champion of Learning

  • Showed support for employee learning as an CNY ASTD Employee Learning Week sponsor providing a training giveaway for CNY ASTD Champions of Learning
  • Encouraged employees to take advantage of Webucator classes for own learning during ELW
  • Allison Kenien participated in CNY ASTD LinkedIn Group discussions on Employee Learning Week and ELW activities
  • Allison Kenien was a member of the CNY ASTD 2013 Employee Learning Week Committee

Diana Wolgemuth
Dale Carnegie, Inc.
Champion of Learning

  • Attended the CNY ASTD Champions of CNY ASTD program during ELW

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