Events

Upcoming events

    • November 20, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    Register

    Welcome to ATD Chicagoland Chapter! 

    Whether you are a brand new member or a member who is getting reacquainted with the chapter, we want to personally welcome you to the chapter.  As we are a rather large chapter with many benefits, events, and programs, it can be overwhelming to feel connected and become acquainted with all the chapter has to offer.  

    We'd like to help you get better acquainted with chapter benefits, services, and opportunities during our next New Member Orientation session.  To make it easy for you to participate, the New Member Orientation session is held virtually -- you can participate from wherever you are either by telephone or
    Zoom web conference.  Each New Member Orientation session lasts about 30 minutes and includes ample time for your questions about the chapter, its resources, and benefits.

    New members (or current members who would like a refresher) are invited to attend our next New Member Orientation Session.  If you would like to participate, please register at least three days prior to the date of the Orientation.  You will then receive instructions on how to call in or join the web conference via Zoom.  This session is for new members or current members only (no guests).

    • December 04, 2017
    • December 08, 2017

    Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.

    WHEN IS IT?

    Employee Learning Week typically takes place the first week of December. But, employee learning is a year round event!

    WHERE IS IT?

    Employee Learning Week events can happen anywhere! Hold events in your office or plan a special off-site program.

    WHY PARTICIPATE?

    Training is more important now than ever before. The growing skills gap and increased need to compete in today's economy require organizations to develop a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce.

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    All organizations are encouraged to recognize Employee Learning Week by rededicating themselves to employee learning.

    TELL US WHAT YOU DID BY JANUARY 10, 2018 AND WE'LL FEATURE YOU AS AN OFFICIAL ATD "CHAMPION OF LEARNING." 

    Increasingly, Business Leaders Realize That The Most Important Asset In Our Knowledge Economy Is Talent, And A Skilled Workforce Is Key To Realizing Results. We Encourage All Organizations To Demonstrate Their Commitment To Learning By Recognizing Employee Learning Week.

    Tony Bingham, ATD President and CEO


    • December 07, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Schreiber Center: 16 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
    • 112
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    An annual tradition to celebrate our chapter’s accomplishments.  Plus, a toast to our generous volunteers and sponsors that contribute to the year’s success!

    The evening begins with an hour of vibrant conversation, welcoming newcomers and seeing long time colleagues. We’ll then sit down to a delectable plated 3 course dinner, continue exchanging thoughts and socializing in a more intimate gathering. Over dessert, we will collectively applaud those who advance our great chapter year after year.

    Be there to experience the excitement of two honorable awards presentations: ATDChi's Volunteer of the Year and The Dr. Deborah Colky awards. 

    Come join the festivities as we honor our profession and ATD Chicagoland at the gorgeous Schreiber Center at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago!

    This Event is Sponsored by:

    AGENDA

    • 5 :30 - 6:30 pm: Networking Hour with Cash Bar
    • 6:30 - 7:30 pm:  Plated Dinner
    • 7:30 - 8:30 pm:  Recognition of Awards

      FEE(s):


      On or before Nov 24th
      After Nov 24th
      ATDChi Member:
      $50
      $60
      Nonmember:
      $63
      $73
      Student:
      $25
      $30


      Cancellation Policy: All event registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to admin@atdchi.org prior to any event. Requests must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to the event to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided for cancellations received within three (3) business days or for event attendee no-shows.

      • December 18, 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
      • Virtual via Zoom
      Register

      Welcome to ATD Chicagoland Chapter! 

      Whether you are a brand new member or a member who is getting reacquainted with the chapter, we want to personally welcome you to the chapter.  As we are a rather large chapter with many benefits, events, and programs, it can be overwhelming to feel connected and become acquainted with all the chapter has to offer.  

      We'd like to help you get better acquainted with chapter benefits, services, and opportunities during our next New Member Orientation session.  To make it easy for you to participate, the New Member Orientation session is held virtually -- you can participate from wherever you are either by telephone or
      Zoom web conference.  Each New Member Orientation session lasts about 30 minutes and includes ample time for your questions about the chapter, its resources, and benefits.

      New members (or current members who would like a refresher) are invited to attend our next New Member Orientation Session.  If you would like to participate, please register at least three days prior to the date of the Orientation.  You will then receive instructions on how to call in or join the web conference via Zoom.  This session is for new members or current members only (no guests).

      • January 18, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Hamburger University (Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus): 2715 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523, Room HU 248
      • 50
      Register

      Four Corners Learning: Navigating Communication Nuances in the Contemporary World 

      • What are today’s sensibilities in global learning?
      • Which competencies determine success, and how is success defined across cultures?
      • What is it about learning that promotes social empowerment and soft skills improvement?
      • How do we maximize efficiencies in learning styles from culture to culture?

      With today’s visual world plus access to seeing our learners and customers on a variety of platforms, an innocent “OK” symbol or particular posture may be interpreted differently given our audience. Understanding that variances exist is significant for organizational growth. When we unearth stereotypes and get to their roots is the moment we define learning and development strategies.

       

      What Participants Will Learn:

      • How to navigate today’s global learning arena with ease and confidence 
      • How to identify nuances within intercultural priorities
      • How to communicate the significance of understanding on the job front
      • How to distinguish and maximize outputs from a variety of learning styles
      Key Takeaways:
      • Job aid with on the job and shareable communication best practices 
      • Job aid for comprehending learning styles in a global environment
      • A hard copy practicum with FAQ’s for sensitive, yet often asked questions

      Who Should Attend?

      • Consultants, Solution Providers and Vendors seeking deeper client connections in unique marketplaces and sometimes untread turf. 
      • L&D and HR professionals on a quest for a hands-on understanding of a global employee base, lessening cultural communication gaps and painting a vivid picture of international success.
       

      AGENDA



      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Registration, Networking, Cash Bar
      • 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM: Dinner begins with ATDChi's New President Anthony Dudek's Welcome and Remarks
      • 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion led by Stephanie Emrich
      • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: More Networking

      ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

      Anthony Dudek, MS, CPLP, ATDChi's 2018 President, is an experienced corporate trainer, workshop facilitator, published textbook author, conference speaker, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Chicago area colleges and universities. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Learning and Development and Master's Degree in Organizational Development. 


      Stephanie Leese Emrich has been a thought leader for Ultimate Service for three decades. She is a founder of the National Customer Service Association (NCSA) and the President of ServiceSpeaks Solutions Company. ServiceSpeaks Solutions is a global strategic firm providing culture-shifting Customer Experience excellence training. Stephanie Leese Emrich's vision, experience, and instructional models drive organizational success.
      Grounded in 30+ years of hospitality, cultural arts and tourism, ServiceSpeaks' custom-fit sessions elevate clients from a transactional to experiential culture. From keynote speaking to workshop presentations to retained consultancy, SSS delivers audience-centric messaging to a range of industries.

      FEE

        On or before
      Jan 4th
      After Jan 4th and

      ATDChi Member:
      $55
      $65
      Nonmember: $68 $78
      Student: $20 $25


      Cancellation Policy: All event registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to admin@atdchi.org prior to any event. Requests must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to the event to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided for cancellations received within three (3) business days or for event attendee no-shows.

      • February 15, 2018
      • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Philip Corboy Law Center: 25 E. Pearson St., Chicago, IL 60611
      • 57
      Register

      Bringing subject matter experts (SMEs) into the training process is one of the best things learning leaders can do. SMEs bring a depth of experience, enterprise-wide perspectives, and credibility to the learning process. But asking SMEs to perform this dual role also brings risk. While they want to do well in the classroom, it is an environment outside their expertise. In this session, we’ll explore the unique needs of SMEs and examine ways to design learning to help them be successful. We’ll also introduce a new language and explore nonthreatening coaching techniques to help them deliver the content effectively.

       Key Takeaways:

      • Position training with SMEs as a conversation that is to be facilitated rather than a speech that is to be perfected, and design learning with SMEs in mind to allow for that conversation to take place
      • Use a framing strategy to help SMEs plan for and manage the learning conversation
      • Coach SMEs to facilitate the learning conversation
       Who Should Attend:
      • This session is for anyone who designs for, or coaches SMEs, to be more effective in the training room.
      • Learning leaders will also benefit by understanding how to ensure that SME-led training is effective and that SMEs are more TD savvy.

      AGENDA



      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Registration, Dinner, Networking
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Program
      • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: More Networking
      ATDChi's traditional "Breakout Session", an informal after-hour networking opportunity at Devon Seafood Grill at 39 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

      ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

      Dale Ludwig, President & Founder of Turpin Communication, has a Ph.D. in Communication and, prior to Turpin, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded Turpin Communication in 1992. Since then he has worked to keep Turpin focused on providing the best presentation and facilitation skills training available. The Turpin name is a reference to a fictional character in one of Dale’s favorite short stories. It was chosen not because the fictional Turpin had anything to do with presenting or training, but rather because the name sounds nice next to “Communication” and isn’t too hard to spell.

      Dale is a frequent blogger and co-author of the book The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. Learn about the book at www.TheOrderlyConversation.com. He’s excited about his latest book, also co-authored with Greg Owen-Boger, which is entitled Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning.

      Greg Owen-Boger, Vice President of Turpin Communication, has been with Turpin Communication since 1995, first as a cameraman, then instructor, account manager, and now vice president. Schooled in management and the performing arts, Greg brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the organization. Greg is one of Turpin’s facilitators and coaches. 

      Greg is an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and was the 2015 President of ATD, Chicagoland Chapter. He is a popular speaker, frequent blogger and co-author of the book The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined. His latest book, also co-authored by Dale Ludwig, will be out in Fall 2017.

      FEE

        On or before
      Feb 1st
      After Feb 1st and

      ATDChi Member:
      $45
      $55
      Nonmember: $58 $68
      Student: $20 $25

      PARKING

      Parking information will be sent in the registration confirmation email. 

      Cancellation Policy: All event registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to admin@atdchi.org prior to any event. Requests must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to the event to receive a full refund. No refund will be provided for cancellations received within three (3) business days or for event attendee no-shows.

    Past events

    November 02, 2017 Turning Training Into Targeted Performance-Based Training - Networking Dinner
    October 23, 2017 ATDChi New Member Orientation
    October 21, 2017 WLPI Module 6: Evaluating Learning Impact (Fall 2017)
    October 19, 2017 Get Better: 15 proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work
    October 14, 2017 WLPI Module 5: Training Delivery (Fall 2017)
    October 07, 2017 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning Materials Development (Fall 2017)
    September 29, 2017 Chicago OD Practitioners Network Topic: Engagement vs. Culture : Where should we focus today?
    September 26, 2017 The Corporate University PDN presents: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Organizational Performance
    September 23, 2017 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design (Fall 2017)
    September 21, 2017 Talent Development Reporting Principles Workshop
    September 20, 2017 Preview of Talent Development Reporting Principles - Networking Dinner
    September 16, 2017 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement (Fall 2017)
    September 09, 2017 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession (Fall 2017)
    September 09, 2017 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions - Fall 2017)
    August 15, 2017 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase
    August 10, 2017 Summer Picnic in the Park
    July 20, 2017 2nd Annual Mega-Networking Party
    June 13, 2017 Innovations and Applications in Learning and Development
    May 25, 2017 Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents
    May 22, 2017 ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning
    May 19, 2017 Chicago OD Practitioners Network Topic: Discovering & Nurturing the Leader Within Us
    May 17, 2017 Full-day Workshop - Using Brain-Aware Approaches for Optimal Learning
    April 28, 2017 Chicago OD Practitioners Network Topic: Discovering & Nurturing the Leader Within Us
    April 24, 2017 New Member Orientation
    April 06, 2017 Networking Dinner - How to Achieve Learning Agility and Performance Support in a Rapidly Changing World
    April 06, 2017 ATD LearnNow: The Modern Learner
    April 05, 2017 Free Webinar: Facilitating Learning With the Brain in Mind
    March 20, 2017 New Member Orientation
    March 16, 2017 Networking and Clinic - Exploring the CPLP. Should It Be in Your Career Plan?
    February 16, 2017 Networking and Clinic - Accounting Comes Alive for Learning & Development Professionals
    February 13, 2017 New Member Orientation
    January 19, 2017 Networking Dinner - The State of the Industry & the Chapter
    December 08, 2016 ATDChi 2016 Holiday and Volunteer Recognition Party
    December 06, 2016 Cracking the Nut: The Future of Developing Leaders
    October 08, 2016 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design (Fall 2016)
    October 01, 2016 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement (Fall 2016)
    September 30, 2016 Cross-Cultural Competence: Leveraging Diversity in Your Organization
    September 29, 2016 Delivering Better Video: Fast-tracking Through the School of Hard Knocks
    September 24, 2016 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession (Fall 2016)
    September 24, 2016 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions - Fall 2016)
    July 14, 2016 ATDChi July Networking Happy Hour
    June 22, 2016 Networking Dinner - A New Model for Career Success Through Mentoring and Coaching
    May 23, 2016 ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning
    May 19, 2016 Free Webinar: Gaming and Simulations – Best Practices for Building and Using
    May 14, 2016 WLPI Module 6: Evaluating Learning Impact (Spring 2016)
    May 12, 2016 Road Show: Inside Look at Gamification at Sears Holdings Corporation
    May 10, 2016 Corporate University PDN: Teaching in a World of Shortening Attention Spans
    May 07, 2016 WLPI Module 5: Training Delivery (Spring 2016)
    April 30, 2016 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning Materials Development (Spring 2016)
    April 16, 2016 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design (Spring 2016)
    April 15, 2016 Workshop: Build a Modern Mentoring Strategic Plan
    April 14, 2016 Modern Mentoring Skill Building Clinic: Building Your Learning Network
    April 09, 2016 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement (Spring 2016)
    April 02, 2016 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession (Spring 2016)
    April 02, 2016 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions - Spring 2016)
    March 10, 2016 Networking Dinner - Value: How Are You Demonstrating It?
    February 25, 2016 The Top 10 Social Media Questions Related to L&D
    February 11, 2016 The 21st Century Toolbox: Restock It with Social Learning
    January 14, 2016 What Learners Need to Succeed: ATDChi 2016 Launch Event
    December 03, 2015 ATDChi 2015 Holiday and Volunteer Recognition Party
    November 19, 2015 10 Free or Cheap Tools to Make Your eLearning Courses Amazing!
    November 11, 2015 Corporate University PDN: How the latest neuroscience findings can guide progressive change management strategies
    November 09, 2015 DePaul SNL FALL 2015 Institute: Learning in a Competence-Based World
    October 27, 2015 ATDChi Road Show: An Intimate Visit with McDonald’s Hamburger University
    October 22, 2015 Mentoring Power Hour
    October 08, 2015 Free Webinar: Strategically Plan Your Career
    September 24, 2015 Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management, hosted by Lou Russell
    September 23, 2015 Focused Performance: An Evening with Lou Russell
    September 17, 2015 Corporate University PDN - Easier Planning, Sharper Delivery, Better Results
    August 18, 2015 2015 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase
    August 07, 2015 Free Webinar: Developing Emotional Intelligence with Jonathan Fanning
    June 25, 2015 Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Career in Learning & Development
    June 16, 2015 Free Webinar: Employee Development on a Shoestring
    May 26, 2015 Corporate University PDN - Design Thinking: From Concept to Practice
    May 18, 2015 ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning
    May 16, 2015 WLPI Module 6: Evaluating Learning Impact
    May 12, 2015 ATDChi Road Show: An Intimate Visit with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    May 09, 2015 WLPI Module 5: Training Delivery
    May 02, 2015 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning and Materials Development
    April 29, 2015 Free Webinar: How to Effectively Select, Organize, and Evaluate Webinar Content
    April 25, 2015 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design
    April 18, 2015 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement
    April 15, 2015 Interactive eLearning Design Workshop, hosted by Tom Kuhlmann
    April 11, 2015 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession
    April 11, 2015 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions)
    March 26, 2015 Free Webinar: Onboarding, A Flight Plan for Taking Your Workforce to New Heights
    March 19, 2015 THIAGI: Dinner with an Industry Icon
    March 18, 2015 2-Day Thiagi Workshop: Really Rapid Instructional Design
    February 26, 2015 Eastern Illinois University 2-Day Occupational Analysis Session
    February 19, 2015 Skills Seminar: ROI Icebreakers
    February 04, 2015 Free Webinar: Using the Successive Approximation Model (SAM)
    January 17, 2015 Chapter Leader Retreat
    January 15, 2015 Networking Dinner & Panel Discussion: Earning L&D's Seat at the Decision-Making Table
    December 04, 2014 ATDChi's 2014 Holiday & Volunteer Recognition Party
    November 20, 2014 Skills Seminar: Now That You Have All This Data, Learn How to Use it to Make a Difference
    November 19, 2014 Mastering M&E: Less Stress, More Success in Designing Level 1-4 Evaluations
    November 15, 2014 WLPI Session 7: Final Project and Certificate
    November 13, 2014 Mentoring Power Hour
    November 04, 2014 Growing Your Brand with Twitter Chats - Flipping Training with Technology PDN
    November 01, 2014 WLPI Session 6: Evaluating Learning Impact
    October 30, 2014 DePaul School of New Learning FREE event: Enhancing Employability Through Credentialing

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