Events

Upcoming events

    • 29 Jul 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • CNA Insurance, 333 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 - Room 209/210

    Defined, Distinguished, & Delivered: Onboarding in 3D

    As organizations ramp up for summer hires, the issue of effective Onboarding remains ever-relevant.  Join us in July for an exploration of this topic with Defined, Distinguished, & Delivered: Onboarding in 3D.

    Today's business leaders search for new ways to attract and retain top talent while ramping up productivity and reducing costly turnover. Monica Gedris, MA, Jim Axelrad, MBA and Dr. Gia Suggs will share their individual and combined lessons on the Onboarding process, discuss the impact Onboarding has on organizational success, and provide the necessary elements and hands-on techniques to support the development of an onboarding program for any organization. Join us in this informative, interactive, and highly engaging learning opportunity. 

    RSVP REQUIRED

    No Charge - RSVP required to gain entry into the building

    To RSVP: Contact Naomi Berkove, nberkove@cannondesign.com, 312-960-8108

    AGENDA

    Networking: 6:00-6:30 PM 

    Session: 6:30–8:15 PM  


    FACILITATORS AND THANKS!

    Jim Axelrad is a Manager of Field Sales Capability at CDW, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions in the U.S. and Canada.  In his role, he facilitates visionary sales leadership and business development programs for field salespeople within CDW. 

    Jim’s responsibilities also encompass CDW’s Field Sales Academy for new hires as well as people moving from an inside sales position to the field.

    Monica Gedris: Monica is a talented and dedicated learning and development professional with 8+ years of experience, designing and developing learning programs for global organizations. She is passionate about leading and building learning and development teams. Currently, Monica is a Manager in Learning & Development. She manages a group of seven instructional designers at Health Care Service Corporation (a parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield).

    Dr. Gia Suggs is an Organization Development Consultant. She manages a private practice and is an instructor for the Master of Organizational Leadership and Master of Business Administration programs at Olivet Nazarene University. She is an organization development professional, adult learner expert, skilled instructional designer, and project manager. She has 20 years of organization development, human performance, and training experience. 

    Thanks to Monica Gedris, Jim Axelrad, and Gia Suggs for presenting, Susan Gonzales for organizing, and Sean Radford at CNA for hosting.  Hope you can join us!

    LOCATION

    CNA Insurance, 333 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.  

    Check in at security and you will be directed to the CNA Conference Center on the 2nd Floor.  Room 209/210

    • Closest El stops: Jackson (Red) or Adams/Wabash (Brown/Purple/etc.)
    • Parking: There is a lot across the street on Wabash and Van Buren as well as a lot under the building with the driveway on Wabash just south of Jackson



    • 18 Aug 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Northwestern University School of Law, in downtown Chicago

    Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase

    Celebrate the emergence of Chicago as a world-class center for elearning. Join hosts ATDChiChicago ISPI, and STC Chicago at the eighth annual Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on August 18 for a cutting-edge exploration of new media and interactive elearning tools.


    Registration NOW OPEN!

    To register and for the latest info and updates visit the official website: chicagoelearningshowcase.com



    Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
    Location: Northwestern University School of Law, in downtown Chicago


    Volunteer

    We're beginning to plan this year's Showcase and need additional volunteers. If you're interested in working on the event, review the wide range of volunteer opportunities and complete the volunteer interest form.

    Feel free to contact volunteer@chicagoelearningshowcase.com with any questions.

    About the Showcase

    Since our first event in 2008, the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase has earned the enthusiastic praise of attendees and presenters alike. We will gather again this summer to celebrate the evolution of learning technologies.

    The Showcase provides a full day of presentations with an emphasis on the role of new media and interactive methods in organizational training. Our speakers will explore all aspects of elearning—instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more.

    Who Attends?

    Anyone who wants to experience the latest elearning technology platforms, tools, and delivery methods. If you attend the Showcase, you will have an opportunity to network with a wide variety of industry professionals, including

    • Instructional Designers
    • Instructional Developers
    • Trainers
    • Technical Writers
    • eLearning & Technology Marketers
    • Training Managers/Directors
    • Content Managers
    • New Media Developers/Managers


    Sponsors





    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 1: Training and Development Profession
    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the WLPI program goals, the project and the mentoring process used throughout the program resulting in a clear understanding of the program purpose and process.
    • Describe all elements of the 2013 Competency Model.
    • Explain nine trends shaping the Training and Development profession and the impact those trends have on career development.
    • Recognize the most common adult learning principles, resulting in a greater understanding around the importance of knowing the audience and their specific learning needs and styles.
    • Interpret your individual Kolb Learning Style Inventory in order to apply these concepts and information when designing and delivering training.
    • Identify the role of the Training and Development professional and broader roles within WLP including performance consulting.
    • Complete a personal assessment of the WLP areas of interest and experience that result in a general direction of your career path and professional development.
    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Nov 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

    Acquire training & development competencies with ATDChi's state-of-the-art certificate program.
    Click here for more info!

    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 methods
    • 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

    Agenda:


    Session

    Saturdays

    Topic

    1

    Sept 19, 2015

    Training & Development Profession

    2

    Sept 26, 2015

    Human Performance Improvement (HPI)

    3

    Oct 3, 2015

    Instructional Design

    4

    Oct 10, 2015

    Blended Learning Materials Development

    5

    Oct 17, 2015

    Training Delivery

    6

    Oct 24, 2015

    Evaluating Learning Impact

    7

    Nov 7, 2015

    Final Project Presentations

    There is a two week break between sessions 6 and 7
    Click dates above to register for individual sessions if desired.

    WLPI Session Objectives

    Outlines for Each WLPI Session 

    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $1,000
    Non-Member:
    $1,250 (includes 1yr ATDChi membership)

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    Roosevelt University accepts completion of the WLPI in their Master's program for the Introduction to Training course.
    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    cquire 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.

    cquire 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.

    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?
    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?
    Click here for a list of objectives for each WLPI Session.

    Click here for an outline of each WLPI Session.
    Click here for a list of objectives for each WLPI Session.

    Click here for an outline of each WLPI Session.
    Click here for more info!
    • 26 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 2: Human Performance Improvement
    Learning Objectives

    • Define performance and performance improvement.
    • Identify the differences between a trainer and an HPI consultant.
    • Identify the major steps involved in the Performance Improvement Process.
    • Define analysis and explain why analysis is critical to the HPI process.
    • Identify three different types of interventions and when each would be appropriate.
    • Apply the principles presented throughout the module to real-life business situations.
    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    • 03 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 3: Instructional Design
    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the correct phase of the ADDIE model with 80% accuracy, given a brief description of a phase or activity of ADDIE.
    • List 5 major adult learning principles with 80% accuracy.
    • Identify the criteria, condition, behavior, and action-verb, given a series of objectives or components of an objective.
    • Develop an objective containing a condition, behavior and criteria, given a basic task.
    • Identify the strategy that optimizes the objective, given an objective and a choice of instructional strategies.
    • Identify the appropriate level of evaluation to achieve the desired result, given a business need and overall learning objective (mini-scenario).
    • As part of a small group, identify a topic and develop a conceptual design outlining at least one objective and at least one instructional strategy to be used that addresses at least one adult learning principle (using the template provided); small groups will present their mini-module.

    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    • 10 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 4: Blended Learning and Materials Development
    Learning Objectives

    • Define the following learning methods: e-learning, learning technologies, blended learning and experiential learning.
    • Define the five basic learning styles.
    • Create a blended learning experience.
    • Understand the important differences between developing an instructor-led classroom based training vs. an e-learning training.

    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    • 17 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 5: Training Delivery
    Learning Objectives

    • Describe success factors for delivery methods available to the trainer
    • Identify three factors which contribute to setting an effective tone and environment for learning
    • Demonstrate effective body language for presenting information
    • Identify four principles of facilitation
    • Explain three facilitation skills required to maintain an effective learning climate
    • Give examples of four ways a facilitator listens and adapts to group dynamics to maintain a positive learning environment
    • Demonstrate an effective correct technique for handling difficult participant behaviors by responding in role-play
    • Select among and prioritize a variety of techniques to encourage participation in the classroom and via distance learning

    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Fall 2015 

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

    Click here for more info!

    Session 6: Evaluating Learning Impact
    Learning Objectives

    • Choose from the principal theories and types of measurement and evaluation for your projects.
    • Use basic statistical theory and methods to conduct measurements, or to understand evaluations others do for you.
    • Apply key research design methods in your work.
    • Become competent in a number of analysis methods.
    • Interpret and report the data from your measurement or evaluation to key stakeholders

    Session Outline


    Fee(s):

    Registration Type Price
    ATDChi Member:
    $250
    Non-Member:
    $275

    Other Information:


    2015 WLPI is sponsored by DePaul University School for New Learning

    The WLPI certificate may be applied toward graduate & undergraduate degrees at DePaul School for New Learning

    HRCI recognizes each module of the WLPI as continuing education credit for PHR/SPHR. Each module counts as 6 hours of non-strategic credit.

    Substitutions and Cancellations
    If a student is unable to attend an individual module or the entire session, they may substitute another participant in their place, at no penalty.
    Cancellations must be received at least 14 days before the before the session to avoid a $75 cancellation fee. No credit or refunds will be given after the start of the Institute.
    If a cancellation is requested once the full session has already started, the participant may attend another full session at a later date.



Past events

25 Jun 2015 Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Career in Learning & Development
16 Jun 2015 Free Webinar: Employee Development on a Shoestring
26 May 2015 Corporate University PDN - Design Thinking: From Concept to Practice
18 May 2015 ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning
16 May 2015 WLPI Module 6: Evaluating Learning Impact
12 May 2015 ATDChi Road Show: An Intimate Visit with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
09 May 2015 WLPI Module 5: Training Delivery
02 May 2015 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning and Materials Development
29 Apr 2015 Free Webinar: How to Effectively Select, Organize, and Evaluate Webinar Content
25 Apr 2015 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design
18 Apr 2015 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement
15 Apr 2015 Interactive eLearning Design Workshop, hosted by Tom Kuhlmann
11 Apr 2015 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession
11 Apr 2015 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions)
26 Mar 2015 Free Webinar: Onboarding, A Flight Plan for Taking Your Workforce to New Heights
19 Mar 2015 THIAGI: Dinner with an Industry Icon
18 Mar 2015 2-Day Thiagi Workshop: Really Rapid Instructional Design
26 Feb 2015 Eastern Illinois University 2-Day Occupational Analysis Session
19 Feb 2015 Skills Seminar: ROI Icebreakers
04 Feb 2015 Free Webinar: Using the Successive Approximation Model (SAM)
17 Jan 2015 Chapter Leader Retreat
15 Jan 2015 Networking Dinner & Panel Discussion: Earning L&D's Seat at the Decision-Making Table
04 Dec 2014 ATDChi's 2014 Holiday & Volunteer Recognition Party
20 Nov 2014 Skills Seminar: Now That You Have All This Data, Learn How to Use it to Make a Difference
19 Nov 2014 Mastering M&E: Less Stress, More Success in Designing Level 1-4 Evaluations
15 Nov 2014 WLPI Session 7: Final Project and Certificate
13 Nov 2014 Mentoring Power Hour
04 Nov 2014 Growing Your Brand with Twitter Chats - Flipping Training with Technology PDN
01 Nov 2014 WLPI Session 6: Evaluating Learning Impact
30 Oct 2014 DePaul School of New Learning FREE event: Enhancing Employability Through Credentialing

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