I am the entire training department for a 145-person credit union. Previously, I had worked for much larger organizations where I could brainstorm with others in my department to learn and grow. Now I have to look outside for information and creative ideas. I learn so much from the other members; it’s like having a team of motivational speakers at my fingertips who give me the latest and greatest tips to make me a more effective trainer/designer. (And the classes and meetings have been wonderful, both in terms of information given and people met.) ASTD-LA rocks!