Upcoming events

    • September 28, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison-7th floor, Chicago IL
    Chicago OD Practitioners Network (PDN)

    Influence without Authority:
    Getting Results with Colleagues & Clients

    We all face Influence challenges in our world of work today, with internal stakeholders, co-workers, clients, customers and vendors, bosses and even direct reports where we do have position authority. The old ways of Command and Control management do not work well in collaborating up, down or sideways in most business settings today.

    Come join in the discussion and experiential practice as we explore a Seven-Stage Process for Influencing others, both one-on-one and in group settings. This program will be delivered in a two-month format, with Part 1 here in September covering Stages 1 and 2 of the Influence process around such skills and best practices as:

    • Identifying current and future Influence situations in your work life (and perhaps at home as well).
    • Building your Wish List of Desired Outcomes for each Influence situation, to guide you in how you choose to handle those situations.
    • Assessing your Bargaining Power in those situations, to give you increased confidence to assertively address those situations.
    • Crafting a 3-step approach for initially Engaging the Other Person or Group, to get off to a good start toward a productive Influence conversation.

    At the end of our Part 1 session, you will have the chance to choose an assignment to practice some of the Influence skills we covered during the next month, so you can reflect during Part 2 on October 26 about your progress and success in using these methods. You will also get a sneak peak of Stages 3-7 of the Influence process that will be covered on October 26.


    Steve Garrett is one of the four Co-Chairs of CODPN. He is also the Principal of Garrett Consulting, a Chicago-based Leadership Development Consulting practice. Steve has utilized this Influence without Authority process, and delivered longer training sessions on this topic, in a number of organizations and in many individual coaching engagements over the last 20 years. He will share examples of client organizations and coaching uses of the Influence process during our program.

    RSVP PROCESS for building access.

    If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to codpnetwork@gmail.com by noon on Tuesday, September 25th with your name as it appears on your photo ID. 

    On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass.  

    If you do not RSVP by September 25th your name will not be on the list and you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor.

    Program Format

    Mix of presentation, large group & small group discussion. Informal atmosphere; please bring your own coffee/tea/snacks (note: there is a convenient Au Bon Pain connected to the building as well as a place to buy coffee and snacks on the 7th floor near our meeting).

    • October 04, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, 1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest IL 60045
    • 68

    It’s no longer enough simply to produce high-quality instruction. Today, you’re expected to engineer engaging, trackable learning solutions delivered at the speed of need. The aims stretch beyond learning to enhancing the employee experience and directly contributing to organizational goals. The means: an evidence-based, data-enabled approach to learning design and delivery. Join Trish Uhl in this 1-day workshop to learn how using advanced analytics can help you support this modern design approach.

    Preview what Trish will be covering during the workshop, read her recent article: "Are you ready to start the workplace learning analytics journey?"


    • Training, talent, instructional design and other experienced learning professionals early in their workplace learning analytics journey. 
    • No experience with data science, analytics, statistics or algorithms necessary
    • Bring your learning practitioner skills, business acumen, organizational knowledge, curiosity and unique talents - 
    • -- and have a laptop handy!


    Delegates in this workshop will practice: 

    • Five principles of applying advanced analytics to learning experience design
    • Data mining methods for enhancing the employee experience with a data-enabled approach
    • Using analytics to link learning to organizational goals
    • The skills needed to start developing analytical savvy
    • Future proofing career strategies for staying ahead of the Skills Gap
    Delegates in this workshop will take away:
    • Workplace Learning Analytics Strategic Planning Framework
    • Tools & Technology Assessment Cheat Sheet
    • Personal Development Plan for Developing Analytical Capabilities 


    • 7:30 AM: Registration, Continental breakfast, Networking
    • 8:30 AM: Program Begins
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch (lunch boxes)
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Program 


    Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP 

    Trish is a creator of the Learning Systems Engineering Framework™, engineers learning solutions and leads project teams in design and development of data-enabled, results-driven learning experiences. As co-founder of the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum, Trish works with heads of Talent & Learning Development globally on setting and executing strategy for learning transformation and data-enablement projects. In addition, Trish works with talent and learning leaders on the professional development of their L&D teams, expanding the team’s focus from instructional products, to engineering dynamic learning systems leveraging data science, AI & machine learning, advanced analytics and predictive modeling to promote positive people impact and drive organizational outcomes.


    On or before
    September 20th
    September 20th
    ATDChi Member:
     Non-Member $315  $395 
    $75 $115

    For sister chapter members special rates, please contact admin@atdchi.org 


    Free parking! 


    The Hilton Garden Inn, Lake Forest MettawaHilton Garden Inn
    26225 North Riverwoods Boulevard, 
    Lake Forest IL 60045 (map)

    Conveniently located 5 miles from the
    Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.



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