The Dallas chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, a world leading professional development organization focused on the promotion and advancement of workplace learning and performance, announced the launch of its new Website, created by Richardson-based Brainband Technology Services. The site was built to enhance the group’s communication with the public and its 400 members.
The organization was struggling to find an IT professional with the time and knowledge to make the site look professional and operate correctly. Representatives of Brainband, a technology company offering a wide array of Internet-related services, volunteered their time and expertise to revitalize the Dallas ASTD’s online presence. The much needed redesign was the first major update the site had received in nearly a decade. Brainband structured the new site on a content management system which allows people with less technical training to easily upload and update information on the site so ASTD members can always access accurate and current chapter information.
The site features a JobNet tool, where visitors can search for jobs in the training and development field, as well as information about the ASTD organization and the chapter’s news and upcoming events. Employers can submit jobs to be posted on JobNet and can also search the Consultants Directory to find qualified professionals and potential employees. The Membership Directory will launch this week, enabling ASTD members to login and update their contact information, as well as search for other members’ contact information on the site.
“ASTD is an organization devoted to bettering the training and development professional community in which we work,” said Dave Livingston, co-founder and chief technology officer of Brainband. “We hope the Web site we designed will help the Dallas chapter further its cause and better communicate with current and potential members.”
About Brainband Technology Services
Dallas-based Brainband Technology Services (brainband.com) provides information technology consulting, web application development, multi-media production services, web hosting, wireless internet connectivity and its featured product, Blogfusion, a system where multiple people blogging on a similar subject have their posts aggregated on a single portal Web page, creating a ‘community’ of bloggers. Specializing in online course development, Brainband has built learning management systems and comprehensive training courseware for e-learning providers like Gatlin International and WorldEducation.net. The company provides an entire functioning package including counseling on authoring tools and hosting servers for course delivery
About the ASTD
ASTD (dallasastd.org) is the leading association for workforce learning professionals. ASTD members receive exclusive around the clock access to valuable research tools, timely publications, networking opportunities, product and conference discounts, and professional development. Incorporated in 1980, Dallas ASTD has more than 400 members with a variety of backgrounds, including external consultants, people considering entering the field, corporate training managers and specialists, HR professionals, educators and teachers, and many others. Member companies include non-profits, government, small, for-profit companies and Fortune 500 organizations.