News & Events

March 16 Event:  Exploring the CPLP.
Should It Be in Your Career Plan? 

The Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) is the premier qualification of the Talent Development field. Awarded by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Certification Institute, only 500 currently hold a CPLP demonstrating their high competency in the TD profession.

In this dinner & networking event, a panel of CPLPs will discuss their experience obtaining and maintaining a CPLP and how it has contributed to their professional and organizational life.  Among the questions they will address are:

  • Why should CPLP be in your career plan?
  • Why should your organization include CPLP in its talent development plans?
  • What are the steps to achieving a CPLP?
  • How do your prepare yourself for the CPLP?
  • How will a CPLP contribute to my professional life and growth?

Bring your questions about the CPLP to add to the discussion.

In addition, ATDChi will be kicking off a CPLP initiative with the support of our Gold Sponsor, CARA, to support our members who have decided to add CPLP to their credentials.  Join us to learn how ATDChi continues to Advance, Build, Connect and Engage the Chicagoland TD profession and how you can participate.

Register Today!

Spring 2017 Workplace Learning & Performance Institute

Acquire training & development competencies with ATDChi's state of-the-art certificate program.

Are You?

  • Looking for formal instruction in the training or instructional design field?
  • A trainer or designer thinking about best practices, the correct approach to needs analysis, or effective evaluation methods?
  • New to the field and seeking knowledge about standard models and techniques used to develop worthwhile training?
  • Looking to develop a network of peers in the field?

If so, the Workplace Learning & Performance Institute is for you! 

What will you learn?

  • Current learning and performance techniques, models, and method
  • Appropriate uses for e-learning
  • Needs analysis techniques for diagnosing organizational problems
  • Diagnostic tools to determine best approach for training
  • Levels of measurement and evaluation
  • Delivery/facilitation techniques
  • Methods for developing training materials

Register Today!

Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase:
Call for Speakers & Volunteers

The 10th anniversary of the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Northern Illinois University (NIU), in Naperville, Illinois.

Call for Speakers

Do you have expertise on how technology can be used to create, enhance, or manage elearning initiatives? Would you like to share your knowledge at an event that draws more than 350 people? Then, submit a proposal for a full 50-minute general session or a 5-minute Learning Spark presentation. If you're chosen as a lead speaker for a 50-minute session, you'll pay no fees and can attend the keynote presentation, other breakout sessions, and networking events for free. Other speakers pay a discounted registration fee. The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, February 24.

Call for Volunteers

We're beginning to plan this year's Showcase and need additional volunteers. If you're available and interested in working on the event, review the wide range of volunteer opportunities and then complete the volunteer interest form. In thanks for your contribution, you will be invited to attend the Showcase at a reduced rate. Volunteers will also be invited to a special post-Showcase networking event.

Contact us via e-Mail for more information; or to the website:


Thinking about signing up for WLPI?

Here's an incentive to register soon, sign up by March 4th to save $150!
Linda Schettko

Not sure if the WLPI is worthwhile? May I share my personal experience? Like many of us, I'm an accidental trainer. I've had the position for years but I didn't always understand the lingo and wondered if I was on the right track. What WLPI did for me is to remove the confusion, and gave me a renewed confidence. Each session is facilitated by one of the top people in that area.

Linda Schettko
Graduate WLPI Fall 2016

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