Kate McInnis, PhD
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP (2016 - Present)
“Real” job position: Learning & Development Specialist, Marathon Health
Number of years working in the learning/development realm: 8 years
What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone just entering this line of work?
You can never read or network too much. The field is constantly evolving thanks to technology and our improved understanding of human behavior at work. Be curious and adventurous - you never know where your learning and development career path might take you.
Share your favorite Vermont ATD moment.
A few years ago I was asked to facilitate a SIG (Special Interest Group) on employee engagement. Having the opportunity to discuss the topic with so many great professionals was incredible. Everyone’s unique perspective and insights created a rich dialogue that I still remember today.
Where can we find you when you're not working?
Depends on the season! I like to spend as much time outside as possible with my husband and our two greyhounds. Vermont provides the perfect landscape for endless adventures. I also volunteer with Dress for Success Burlington, Chase Away 5K, United Way of Chittenden County, and at our local dog park.