By Tamara Lewis, Director of CETS Engagement
First let me give you a little background. Now in its 9th year, the Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase began in 2008. This year’s showcase will take place on August 16th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NIU in Naperville. CETS attracts Instructional Designers, Developers, Trainers, Technical Writers, as well as Managers and Marketers for training, eLearning and learning technologies. The event is a collaborative effort of three host associations: STC Chicago, Chicago ISPI and ATDChi.
The #3 reason you should volunteer is to expand your network. The event is a great opportunity to get to know other volunteers, both from ATDChi and the other host organizations. The CETS Executive Committee is made up of multiple teams, each with a specific function. By volunteering to work on one of these teams, you’ll expand your network.
#2 is to give back to the training community. Whether you have previously attended CETS, or this year will be your first showcase, volunteering is a great opportunity to share your valuable experience and expertise with others.
Now for #1 reason to volunteer this year for CETS – it will feel great! Oh sure, you can put it on your resume and your LinkedIn profile, but at the end of the showcase, you’ll know you were part of the team who made the conference possible. If it weren’t for the volunteers, CETS would not be a yearly event that many in our community members benefit from each year. So, regardless of the role you volunteer for, what counts is that you help make it happen!
The CETS Executive Committee is still looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
- Registration team
- Facilities team, including one person for the technology role
- Evaluation team
- Marketing team
You can email me at email@example.com or sign up for volunteer spots at http://www.chicagoelearningshowcase.com/index.html.
Thanks and looking forward to volunteering with you this August!