The ATD Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors regularly chooses a member who actively attends events, participates and adds value to our overall purpose and mission.

The Board of Directors would like to Congratulate: Vincenne Revilla Beltran!



Who will be in the next Member Spotlight? Stay tuned! 

 

Past Member Spotlights

                   

 Janie Snavely     Dana Whatley Smith       Kathleen Himler    

 

Vincenne's Q & A:

What is your proudest achievement personally or professionally?

That is a great question!  There are many, and I feel very fortunate for the opportunities I have had during my career, but if I had to pick one recent event, I would say it was when I was selected to receive the 2019 Point Park University Outstanding Teaching Award.  It was presented at our commencement ceremony at PPG Paints Arena.  I was moved to tears and it is something I will never forget.  During my career, I have served in a variety of roles but my greatest joy has always been found in the classroom with my students.


What do you like best about being a member of ATD PGH and what has been your favorite event you attended?

Membership in ATD PGH is a privilege!  Our ATD chapter provides an array of opportunities to share, network, and collaborate with dedicated professionals who are passionate about high quality, exceptional learning experiences for adults in a wide range of settings!  One advantage of having a local chapter is ongoing professional development without travel expenses, very important these days. Another advantage is knowing there is a network of professionals we can call on for advice and feedback.  The local chapter is a wonderful resource for anyone working in the training field and in adult learning.  Point Park University hosted a successful and informative chapter event in October.  These programs are great learning experiences for seasoned professionals and those new to the field.


Is there a quote or book that inspired you? 

I love quotes! I often select quotes from some of my favorite books: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl; As a Man Thinketh by James Allen; Letters to Those Who Dare Teach by Paolo Freire; and Zen teachings of the masters. One of my favorite quotes by Freire is: “There is no change without dreams and there are no dreams without hope.” Another quote is by James Allen who wrote: “Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.  For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”


What is one of your future goals?

At some point, I would like to write a book about lessons learned during my career but in the meantime, I am happy when I can be of benefit to others.


Any thought you would like to pass on to our chapter members?

The phrase, “on-going, self-reflective professional practice” is my north star.  I am always reading, learning, researching, inquisitive. A long time ago, someone told me not to rest on my laurels.  So my final thought is, be true to yourself, and always strive for growth, never stop learning.

   
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