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Upcoming events

    • March 28, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Glen Ellyn Central Library, Meeting Room B, 400 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

    Putting it All Together: What helps our companies succeed with the best new learning methods?

    The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) is excited to announce our March program, Putting It All Together: What helps our companies succeed with the best new learning methods? We will look at trends and strategies from award-winning companies that use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results. A big thanks to Bruce Mabee, who has served as a judge for ATD's BEST awards for over 10 years and will be leading the program.

    In keeping with the PDN’s practice of alternating between downtown and the suburbs, the March program will be in Glen Ellyn. Thanks to Jim Weihrouch for helping coordinate the suburban location.

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    Some companies not only win a global "BEST" Award from ATD, they "put it all together." It's not enough to apply the latest cool learning methods—online, blended, social media, 70-20-10, flipped, agile… What else is creating and sustaining bold new employee and leader behavior—and significant bottom line impact?

    The bar has been raised in the last few years:

    What is now expected of Learning & Development in BEST performing companies?

    What is emerging—not in theory but in actual L&D performance?

    What may be next? Is L&D fostering a new Leadership Operating System?

    We will be discussing these trends and specific examples of different routes that "BEST" companies are taking. We will also be looking for your examples and challenges, to share next steps that any of us can take.

    Registration required: email: Naomi Berkove 

    Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

    6:00-6:30 PM Networking;
    6:30 – 8:15 PM Session

    Where

    Glen Ellyn Central Library, Meeting Room B, 400 Duane St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. For those coming from downtown, the library is on the Metra Union Pacific West Line, leaving from Ogilvie Station. The Glen Ellyn train station is about a 10 minute walk from the library with directions here.

    Who

    Bruce Mabee, Managing Partner, Milestone Partners, LLC. With 12 years of intensive global work with Motorola University, Bruce has also served as evaluator for 14 years in the award programs of ADT and the OD Network of Chicago. It has helped him watch the trends of "Why the winners win" among global and local corporations. He is currently writing the book, Innovating Business Itself—Your Kit.

    In his "regular" work, Bruce has consulted to corporations and non-profits for 40 years. He works with business units and learning functions to focus their Strategy, Design, Teamwork and Consulting Skills in business partner relationships. Bruce has also taught these expanded leadership and change capabilities in workshops and in nine graduate schools.

    How Much

    No Charge

    RSVP 

    Naomi Berkove, nberkove@hotmail.com
    (required for security)

    About the Corporate University PDN

    The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATDChi – formerly CCASTD) provides a forum for professionals involved with corporate universities to share information and network. For the purposes of the PDN, a corporate university is defined as "the strategic umbrella for developing and educating employees, customers, and suppliers in order to meet an organization's business strategies." (Corporate Universities, Jeanne Meister, 1998).

    Participation is open to all those who have an interest in exchanging ideas, experiences, strategies, etc. related to corporate universities. Membership in ATDChi is not required, but it is encouraged. The PDN was started in July 2003 and meets every other month at rotating locations.


    • April 05, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Register thru Link in Event Description Details

    Free Webinar - Facilitating Learning with the Brain in Mind 








    In this webinar Drs. Catherine Marienau and Kathleen Taylor, authors of Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind:A Conceptual and Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016) answer the questions "Why are the learning challenges of the 21st century so difficult?" and "How can these challenges be addressed more effectively with brain-aware strategies?" 

    In addition to gaining new insights and best practices, this webinar serves as a preview of the full day workshop Drs. Marienau and Taylor will lead on May 17th in Chicago, co-sponsored by ATDChi and DePaul University's School for New Learning, Center to Advance Education for Adutls.

    Free Webinar

    About the Facilitators

    Catherine Marienau is a professor-faculty mentor and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program in the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of adult learning and development, competency-based learning, assessing learning, reflective practice, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.

    Kathleen Taylor is a professor in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California. A former Fulbright Scholar, she teaches, writes, and consults internationally in the areas of adult development and learning, learning and transformation, creativity, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.
    • April 06, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 07, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605

    Modernize Your Learning Programs

    Many organizations struggle with outdated training methods that are no longer effective across multiple generations of learners. At the ATD LearnNow: The Modern Learner two-day workshop, learning and development (L&D) professionals will learn how to turn an existing training program into a modern learning program that will keep their companies and their own L&D organization relevant in today’s talent marketplace.

    Register at ATD

    ATDChi members get a workshop discount; use Chapter Code CH5009 at checkout.

    Join us for a Networking Dinner on April 6, 2017 following the workshop; workshop participants get a discount.  Email admin@atdchi.org.


    L&D organizations are caught between two different, changing worlds: the organization and the employees. The C-suite wants development programs that attract, develop, and retain employees in today’s competitive talent world. Meanwhile, modern learners, a diverse, multinational group, want to have information when they need it and how they want it. Is your L&D team ready to transform into a modern learning organization?

    ATD’s LearnNow: The Modern Learner workshop will show you how to convert your organization into a modern learning and development culture.

    • Close skill gaps faster by enabling learning at the speed of the 24/7 digital workplace.
    • Engage modern learners by optimizing current learning methods, integrating learning solutions into the workplace, and applying a proprietary Learning Clusters design technique.
    • Modernize your L&D function, including a revamped L&D scorecard to reflect today’s realities.

    Workshop facilitators Crystal Kadakia and Lisa M.D. Owens bring a wealth of real-world experience and a proprietary learning clusters design technique that will help you transform one of your existing training programs into a modern learning program guaranteed to excite your learners. They will guide you through the the four challenges for modern L&D, while demonstrating the difference between traditional and modern learning programs.

    Register at ATD

    ATDChi members get a workshop discount; use Chapter Code CH5009 at checkout.

    Join us for a Networking Dinner on April 6, 2017 following the workshop; workshop participants get a discount.  Email admin@atdchi.org.
    • April 06, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Loyola University Watertower Campus - Schreiber Center: 16 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611
    • 69

    Networking Dinner - Following ATD National LearnNow Workshop: The Modern Learner

    Sponsored by  
    Join us at the Networking Dinner with a cash bar following the first day of ATD National's LearnNow Workshop hosted in Chicago this year. This is a great opportunity to meet new colleagues, further discuss the modern learner in less formal settings, and to relax and have fun. 

    Special rates for the workshop participants: Please contact us directly at admin@atdchi.org to be registered.  
    The location of the dinner is within a close proximity from the workshop, in Chicago's historical Water Tower district, just a few steps away from Michigan Avenue. Hop on a train for a quick ride or enjoy a nice downtown stroll weather permitting. Please, see the map below.
     

      AGENDA

      • 5:30 pm: Registration begins, cash bar opens

      • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking and Cash bar 
      • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Dinner 

      FEE(S)




      On or before March 23rd
      After March 23rd
       LearnNow workshop participants: $40   $45
      ATDChi Member:
      $55
       $65
      Nonmember:
      $68
       $78
      Student:
      $35
       $40


      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.

      SPONSO

      • May 16, 2017
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Fountain Blue Banquets and Conference Center: 2300 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
      • 80
      Networking Dinner - Brain-Aware Learning and Facilitation: Insights and Strategies to Optimize Learning


      Join our panel of experts for this lively exchange of perspectives and practical ideas to maximize learning and widen your repertoire of facilitation strategies. Panelists and co-authors, Catherine Marienau and Kathleen Taylor will sign copies of their book (available for purchase at the time of registration). This event also serves as a preview for the full day workshop Using Brain-Aware Approaches for Optimal Learning the following day led by Drs. Marienau and Taylor that dives more deeply into how to apply empirical brain research to your talent development projects. 

      Workshop leaders’ latest book Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016) is available for purchase prior to the Networking Dinner at a discounted rate when registering for Dinner and Book Package (Please, see details below).

      Not sure the full-day workshop is for you? 
      Come to the Networking Dinner and, if you decide to join us for the full day workshop, we will register you at the workshop early-bird price.  

      ATD Competency Model: Designing Learning & Delivering Training

      AGENDA

      • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Registration, Networking and Cash bar 
      • 7:00 pm - 9 pm pm: Dinner and Program

      FEE(S)


      Exclusive Dinner and Book package can be preordered before May 10th for $80.


      On or before
      May 1st
      After May 1st
      ATDChi Member:
       $45
       $55
      Nonmember:
       $58
       $68
      Student:
       $35
       $40

      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.

      SPEAKERS

      Catherine Marienau is a professor-faculty mentor and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program in the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of adult learning and development, competency-based learning, assessing learning, reflective practice, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.



      Kathleen Taylor is a professor in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California. A former Fulbright Scholar, she teaches, writes, and consults internationally in the areas of adult development and learning, learning and transformation, creativity, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.


       Thomas Reilly, Vice President at CompTIA Learning. Tom is an edtech leader focused on improving learning outcomes using the latest tools and techniques. He has led major skill and knowledge development projects at Dun & Bradstreet Software, Arthur Andersen, and Citadel. Tom also co-founded a successful LMS company in Chicago that delivered learning platforms for leading organizations, such as Baxter, Anheuser-Busch, and PeopleSoft/Oracle.  His latest venture, CompTIA Learning, spawned inside a non-profit trade association, prepares students for rigorous IT certification exams.  Their first product is an adaptive eLearning tool used by more 50,000 students worldwide. Tom & team are now building next generation, immersive 2D and 3D simulations.


      • May 17, 2017
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • DePaul O'Hare Campus: 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
      • 48

      Full-day Workshop - Using Brain-Aware Approaches for Optimal Learning

      In this day-long interactive workshop, stories and analogies will illuminate how the adult brain learns without getting mired in unnecessary details of brain architecture. By understanding why and under what conditions the brain shies away from learning and resists new behaviors, you will discover new approaches for learning and growth. You will also explore ways to stimulate adults’ brains to be curious, to seek new learning and new ways of doing things. This workshop emphasizes brain-aware approaches that incorporate research on the embodied, analogical brain. Through a variety of activities, you will share and build on your current best practices, and you will explore new and expanded approaches to add to your repertoires for fostering optimal learning.

      The following learning objectives determine the outcomes of this workshop: 

      • Understand how the brain learns best
      • Discover why the brain (sometimes) resists new learning
      • Become familiar with new research on learning and the brain
      • Identify and expand effective brain-aware strategies to improve learning   

      Workshop leaders’ latest book Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016) will be distributed during the workshop at no additional cost.

      ATD Competency Model: Designing Learning & Delivering Training

      This workshop is a collaboration between DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL), Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) and Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland Chapter (ATDChi).

      Agenda

      • 8:30 AM: Registration and Networking. Continental Breakfast
      • 9:00 AM: Workshop
      • 12:00 PM: Lunch (Box lunches provided)
      • 1:00 PM:  Workshop

      Fee(s)


      On or before May 1st 
      After May 1st
      ATDChi Member:
      $135
      $200
      Nonmember:
      $270
      $335
      Student:
      $65
      $100

      About Our Presenter(s)

      Catherine Marienau is a professor-faculty mentor and coordinator of the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program in the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She teaches, writes, and consults in the areas of adult learning and development, competency-based learning, assessing learning, reflective practice, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.

      Kathleen Taylor is a professor in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of California. A former Fulbright Scholar, she teaches, writes, and consults internationally in the areas of adult development and learning, learning and transformation, creativity, and "brain-aware" facilitation of adult learning.

      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 issued for cancellations received within three (3) business days or for event attendee no-show.

      • May 22, 2017
      • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
      • Game-X, 275 Baker St., Atlanta GA 30313
      • 71

      ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning

      Join ATDChi for a special happy hour Monday evening during the ATD International Conference & Exposition in Atlanta GA. This event will be an opportunity to network and meet other ATD members. 

      This is the 4th year that ATDChi hosts the party and, as always, a good time will be had by all!

      Registration is required to attend.
      Registration is limited.  ATD Members and Caveo guests have priority.  Non-ATD member registration will be opened if space permits.  

      Drinks and Light Appetizers included

      FEES

      ATDChi Members & Caveo Guests: FREE!

      Non-Members (if space available): $15

      LOCATION

      Game-X, bar/restaurant/arcade attached to the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Atlanta, about a 10-minute walk from the Georgia World Congress Center.

      • June 13, 2017
      • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago IL
      • 60

      Innovations and Applications in Learning and Development

      DePaul School for New Learning Graduates’ Showcase and
      ATDChi Learning and Networking Event

      Join learning professionals from across the Chicagoland area for an evening of networking, idea and resource sharing with the DePaul University School for New Learning.

      Evening Highlights:
      • Professional Networking with appetizers and refreshments
      • Showcase of graduating MAEA students’ innovative learning and development endeavors in business, non-profit, higher education, and community-based organizations
      • Opportunity Fair with learning and development organizations 
      • Information on SNL’s Master of Arts in Educating Adults and other degree programs
      • ATDChi Membership, certification and mentoring Information
      • Innovations in learning and talent development panel discussion

      ATD Competency Model:  Managing Learning Programs

      This program is a collaboration between DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL), Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) and Association for Talent Development, Chicagoland Chapter (ATDChi) and is sponsored by Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA).

      Agenda

      • 5:30 PM: Networking, MAEA Graduates’ Showcase & Opportunity Fair(with appetizers and refreshments)
      • 6:15 PM: Innovations in Learning and Development Panel Discussion
      • 7:00 PM: More Networking, MAEA Graduates’ Showcase & Opportunity Fair

      Fee(s)



      On or before June 1st
      After June 1st
      ATDChi Member:
      $42
      $52
      Nonmember:
      $55
      $62
      Student:
      $35
      $40

      The Showcase Panelists:

      Sarah Vetter, Education Coordinator, Division of Rehabilitative Services, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

      Barbara Lewis, HR Manager at John Wiley & Sons

      Marcus Potter, Senior Training Consultant Curriculum Design, CVS Caremark

      Gloria Batey, Practice Area Director, Organizational Change Management/Training, The William Everett Group and Community Learning Leader  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

    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
    January 19, 2017 Networking Dinner - The State of the Industry & the Chapter
    December 08, 2016 ATDChi 2016 Holiday and Volunteer Recognition Party
    October 29, 2016 WLPI Module 6: Evaluating Learning Impact (Fall 2016)
    October 22, 2016 WLPI Module 5: Training Delivery (Fall 2016)
    October 15, 2016 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning Materials Development (Fall 2016)
    October 08, 2016 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design (Fall 2016)
    October 01, 2016 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement (Fall 2016)
    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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