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    • 02 Apr 2016
    • 04 Jun 2016
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Spring 2016 

    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:


    Class times are from 9am - 4pm for each module.

    Module

    Saturdays

    Topic

    1

    Apr 2, 2016

    Training & Development Profession

    2

    Apr 9, 2016

    Human Performance Improvement (HPI)

    3

    Apr 16, 2016

    Instructional Design

    4

    Apr 30, 2016

    Blended Learning Materials Development

    5

    May 7, 2016

    Training Delivery

    6

    May  14, 2016

    Evaluating Learning Impact

    7

    June 4, 2016

    Final Project Presentations

    There is a one week break between Modules 3 & 4 (Easter Weekend) and a two week break between Modules 6 & 7 (ATD International Conference & Exposition and Memorial Day weekends).
    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!
    • 07 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

    WLPI Spring 2016 

    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.



    • 10 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Perkins+Will, The Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611

    Teaching in a World of Shortening Attention Spans

    As Learning & Development professionals, we understand self-determination is highly important for student engagement and successful content retention, but in many cases we have to work with a captive audience with a very short attention span. How do we successfully engage these folks?

    This session will investigate the merits of micro-learning as a tool to engage and inform our learners using the Pecha Kucha format as a lens to view development processes and help us cultivate skills for engaging these learners. This session will also open into a discussion of how your organization incorporates principles of micro-learning and how others might benefit from applying these methods. 

    RSVP REQUIRED

    No Charge - RSVP required

    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!

    Joel Baughn has 8 years of experience training and developing leaders in a corporate, education, and volunteer environment with a genuine passion for customer service, eLearning engagement, and instructional design. Joel is currently the Learning Specialist for Meridian Health Plan, a Managed Care Organization serving members in the Medicaid & Medicare population. 

    • 12 May 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sears Corporate Campus, 3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL
    • 55

    Road Show: Inside Look at Gamification at Sears Holdings Corporation

    Registration ends May 6th. Due to security requirements, NO walk-ins will be permitted. Thank you for your cooperation!


    Sponsored by Caveo Learning

    For 129 years, Sears and Kmart have revolutionized the retail industry from mail order catalogs to homes to insurance to big box retailing to online and now omnichannel. For one night only, ATDChi will be able to get a look inside the Talent Development operations that support the constant evolution of these iconic brands. Join us at the Sears Holdings corporate campus as we hear directly from their Learning Team how they employ the full spectrum of gamification into their learning models.

    Gamification is a popular buzzword. But how many of us actually know what it is? Or how to apply it in our organizations or with clients?

    Luckily for you, the Sears Holding group will share with us how they incorporate the full spectrum, including:

    • Learning games: Examples of how Sears has used content to engage, motivate and enhance learning for a diverse workforce of millenials to baby boomers
    • Gamification: See a real world implementation of enterprise gamification that measures learning and performance across a range of job roles including retail store associates, call center agents, technicians
    • Special Bonus: Get a peek at a broader set of tools including engagement and feedback that can be dovetailed with other business metrics to pinpoint specific talent development initiatives
    • Application: Participate in an activity to apply these innovation ideas in your organization or with your clients

    Not only will you get this inside look into the headquarters of a learning organization that supports hundreds of thousands of employees, you will also have the opportunity to network with a world-class learning staff to discuss, share, and brainstorm how you can apply gamification tied to business metrics within your own or your clients’ organizations. 

      Agenda

        • 5 :30 - 6:30 pm: Registration, Networking and Buffet Dinner
        • 6:30 - 8:30 pm:  Program

          Fee(s):


          On or before Apr 28
          After Apr 28
          ATDChi Member:
          $35
          $45
          Nonmember:
          $50
          $60
          Student:
          $30
          $40

          REGISTRATION ENDS ON MAY 6th.

          What’s a Road Show?  It’s our latest chapter event format, during which we visit local icons in Talent Development. 

          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.

           

            Sponsor




              About Our Presenters

              Dr. Kami Hanson is a Senior Manager of the Learning Program Office. She graduated from Utah State University with her doctorate in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. She joined Sears Holdings Corp in 2014 and has led a learning transformation impacting over 500,000 associates. Kami has worked collaboratively with the Innovations team to design the learner engagement model and game economy for an open learning, gamified learning management system. She has been in the field of adult learning for 15 years having worked in academia, the financial industry, and now, retail.

              Craig Tanner is a manager of Learning Strategy and Innovation.  He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Finance. He joined Sears Holdings Co. in 2013.  In 2014, he joined the learning innovation team and helped build an open learning, gamified learning management system that is now the primary learning system at SHC.

              Meir Kornfeld is Director of Product Innovation and Business Intelligence. In August 2014, after graduating from Duke University’s MBA program, Meir joined ILP as part of SHC’s Senior Leadership Program. In his first role in ILP he managed Segno Reputation, an award-winning gamified performance management tool used in SHC’s call centers. Today, Meir leads ILP’s Segno product suite which includes innovative products that facilitate the learning and performance experience of associates across Sears Holdings. Additionally, he leads ILP’s in-house BI team which provides users with reporting solutions and in-depth analytics around learning and performance.  

              Dr. Frank Nguyen is a senior learning leader who specializes in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology. He is currently vice president for Sears and has previously led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including American Express, Intel and MicroAge. Frank has published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design and performance support. He is a recipient of the eLearning Guild Master award and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation Award. Frank has served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild and ISPI.


              • 14 May 2016
              • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
              • DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

              WLPI Spring 2016 

              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.



              • 19 May 2016
              • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
              • Register thru Link in Event Description Details

              Gaming and Simulations – Best Practices for Building and Using







              Attend this webinar to learn about best practices and learning advantages of incorporating business games and simulations in your learning and development activities.

              During this webinar we will:

              • Share practical best practices and suggestions for building and using business games and simulations
              • Discuss the learning advantages to business games and simulations
              • Review several examples of business games and simulations development for a wide range of learning content including change management, business and financial acumen and diversity and inclusion

              This webinar will be facilitated by Tracy McEachern of Celemi, Inc. – a global leader in the development and implementation of business games and simulations.

              After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


              FREE Event

              Presenter Bio


              Tracy McEachern

              VP of Sales - Celemi

              Tracy has over 20 years of consulting and training experience working internationally with both Fortune 500 and smaller companies to enhance the effectiveness of her client’s leaders and sales organization. Tracy has experience working with many different industries and deep expertise in the development and deployment of human capital. This includes training and development, leadership and sales force assessment, talent planning, performance management and recruitment linked to the client’s business strategy and critical success factors.

              Tracy is the Vice President of Sales for Celemi, Inc and is responsible for building client and partnership relationships in the Americas. Prior to Celemi, Tracy was a National Accounts Director for Hay Group, a human resources consulting firm, and Senior Consultant at Holden International, a sales effectiveness and training organization.

              Tracy holds a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin and an MA in Organizational Development from National Louis University. She is an active member of HRMAC, ASTD, and SAMA.  


              • 23 May 2016
              • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
              • Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery 1001 16th St. Denver, CO 80265

              ATDChi ICE Happy Hour sponsored by Caveo Learning

              Join ATDChi for a special happy hour Monday evening during the ATD International Conference & Exposition in Denver, CO. This event will be an opportunity to network and meet other ATD members at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. Located within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center, Rock Bottom is on the 16th Street Mall.

              This is the 3rd year that ATDChi hosts the party and it’s definitely going to be a good time!

              Registration is required to attend. 

              Drinks and Light Appetizers included

              Monday, May 23rd from 5:00 – 8:00 pm (Mountain Time)

              FEES

              ATDChi Members: FREE!

              Non-Members: $15

              LOCATION

              Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

              Address:
              1001 16th St.
              Denver, CO 80265

              Please contact Joe Tota (jtota@caveo.com) cell: 312.493.9942 with questions or directions to the event.

              • 22 Jun 2016
              • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
              • DePaul University, University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago, IL
              • 60
              A New Model for Career Success Through Mentoring and Coaching
               

              As part of the continuing strategic alliance between ATDChi and DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL), we are very excited to announce a summer showcase event being co-presented by the two organizations. For the second year in a row, SNL is partnering with ATDChi for a lively evening of networking, learning, and resource sharing. The theme of this year’s event on June 25 is A New Model for Career Success.

              During the networking portion of the event, you will have a chance to walk through the exhibits of SNL’s Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) graduates’ final applied projects and talk with them about the innovative learning and development strategies in their practice settings. In addition, you will make connections with area organizations that are recruiting learning and development professionals. The evening’s program will feature an engaging and informative keynote presented by Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, on the topic of Mentoring & Coaching: A New Model for Career Success.

              You will also have an opportunity to learn more about the School for New Learning’s innovative programs for adults, including the MAEA program. Through the SNL-ATDChi alliance, L&D professionals can apply their CPLP certifications, as well as their WLPI training, toward undergraduate or graduate degrees. Click here for more information, or contact Roni Buckley at vbuckley@depaul.edu.


              Evening highlights:

              • Job fair with learning and development organizations
              • Professional networking
              • Graduate Showcase of innovative learning and development strategies
              • ATDChi & SNL Information gathering
              • Keynote presentation

                  Agenda

                  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm:  Registration, Networking and Showcase (with appetizers, cash bar and refreshments)
                  • 6:30 - 7:15 pm:  Keynote Speaker
                  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm:  Networking & Showcase

                  Please note the event falls on a WEDNESDAY this month.

                      Fee(s)




                      On or before June 1st
                      After June 1st
                      ATDChi Member:
                      $35
                      $45
                      Nonmember:
                      $50
                      $60
                      Student:
                      $30
                      $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.

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

                        SPEAKER


                        Kerry Ann Rockquemore, PhD, is President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Her scholarship has focused on interracial families, biracial identity, and the politics of racial categorization. She is author of two important books: Beyond Black and Raising Biracial Children, as well as over two dozen articles and book chapters on multiracial youth. After Dr. Rockquemore became a tenured professor, her focus shifted to improving conditions for pre-tenure faculty by creating supportive communities for writing productivity and work/life balance. Her award-winning work with under-represented faculty led to the publication of her most recent book: The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. Dr. Rockquemore provides workshops for faculty at colleges across the U.S., writes an advice column for Inside Higher Ed, and works with a select group of faculty each semester in the Faculty Success Program.


                      Past events

                      30 Apr 2016 WLPI Module 4: Blended Learning Materials Development (Spring 2016)
                      16 Apr 2016 WLPI Module 3: Instructional Design (Spring 2016)
                      15 Apr 2016 Workshop: Build a Modern Mentoring Strategic Plan
                      14 Apr 2016 Modern Mentoring Skill Building Clinic: Building Your Learning Network
                      09 Apr 2016 WLPI Module 2: Human Performance Improvement (Spring 2016)
                      02 Apr 2016 WLPI Module 1: Training and Development Profession (Spring 2016)
                      10 Mar 2016 Networking Dinner - Value: How Are You Demonstrating It?
                      25 Feb 2016 The Top 10 Social Media Questions Related to L&D
                      11 Feb 2016 The 21st Century Toolbox: Restock It with Social Learning
                      14 Jan 2016 What Learners Need to Succeed: ATDChi 2016 Launch Event
                      03 Dec 2015 ATDChi 2015 Holiday and Volunteer Recognition Party
                      19 Nov 2015 10 Free or Cheap Tools to Make Your eLearning Courses Amazing!
                      11 Nov 2015 Corporate University PDN: How the latest neuroscience findings can guide progressive change management strategies
                      09 Nov 2015 DePaul SNL FALL 2015 Institute: Learning in a Competence-Based World
                      27 Oct 2015 ATDChi Road Show: An Intimate Visit with McDonald’s Hamburger University
                      22 Oct 2015 Mentoring Power Hour
                      08 Oct 2015 Free Webinar: Strategically Plan Your Career
                      24 Sep 2015 Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management, hosted by Lou Russell
                      23 Sep 2015 Focused Performance: An Evening with Lou Russell
                      17 Sep 2015 Corporate University PDN - Easier Planning, Sharper Delivery, Better Results
                      18 Aug 2015 2015 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase
                      07 Aug 2015 Free Webinar: Developing Emotional Intelligence with Jonathan Fanning
                      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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