Kate McInnis, PhD
MEMBERSHIP AMBASSADOR (2016 - Present)
“Real” job position: Learning & Development Specialist, Marathon Health
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.
Several 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. Since then, I served as Director of Membership and now as an Ambassador.
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 United Way of Northwest Vermont (Evaluation Committee and Emerging Leaders Steering Committee) and Chase Away 5K.