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Annual Sponsors

Martha Watt

CARA® helps employees adapt to changes, learn new skills and abilities, and align on expectations. In short, CARA consulting solutions help people perform.

We are thought partners, strategists, designers, developers, technologists, trainers and technical writers, with deep expertise in the human side of business performance.

Because the best way to develop a business is to develop the people who make it work.

 Gary Schafer, President

Caveo Learning is a full-service learning and development firm that provides customized learning solutions to Fortune 1000 and other leading organizations.

Caveo focuses on aligning training programs to meet core business objectives in order to deliver recurring, scalable and measurable performance gains. We do this by partnering very closely with our clients to develop and execute learning strategies that boost the effectiveness of your organization’s most critical asset: your people.

From targeted learning programs to full curriculum development, Caveo is your business partner for learning-based performance.

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Leadership is learned, and the impact of that learning should be measurable and lasting. We customize our leadership solutions to our clients’ unique culture, dynamics, and goals to unlock the power of great leaders.  How can we help strengthen leadership within your organization?

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Leadership development strategy and programs, conferences and workshops, learning reinforcement, competencies development, assessments, The Leadership Challenge® Workshop
TEAM EFFECTIVENESS Custom team programs, retreats, training, new leader assimilation, assessments, Everything DiSC®, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
COACHING Executive, high potential, and emerging leader coaching, outsourced coaching partner, team and group coaching, coaching skills development, assessments, The Coaching Clinic®

We are eager to meet the members and companies that make Chicagoland so great. Feel free to contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you at upcoming ATDChi events.

Al Carlson

Assima was established in 2002. Since then it has successfully supported large organizations’ investments in critical business applications, providing the technology and services to help improve user performance and increase business efficiency.

Assima’s solution, Vimago, delivers real time intelligent guidance and intervention from the cloud. It enables our clients to Train Better, Assist Better, Collaborate Better and Analyze Better. Vimago is a secure, cloud-based, mobile accessible solution that supports the 70:20:10 digital learning model for improving user performance and ultimately providing a better customer experience.

We support our global blue-chip clients with direct operations in 12 countries in Europe, North America and Africa and strategic partnerships with consulting companies. Our extensive client-base includes Accenture, BP, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Depot, Shell International, The National Health Service, Toyota and Unilever.

Strategic Partners

Contact: Pamela Meyer, Ph.D.

DePaul University’s School for New Learning (SNL) is DePaul’s college dedicated exclusively to adult learners. A pioneer in individualized and competence-based learning, adult students can complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees by using prior and independent learning, professional certifications and training, in addition to taking on-site and online courses at the School for New Learning.

At SNL, students can apply ATD’s CPLP and WLP certifications towards their undergraduate or graduate degree programs. SNL’s Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) is designed specifically for Learning, Training and Development professionals. In addition, SNL’s Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA) programs are an excellent source for continued professional development.

   Contact: Chris Ballman

SmithBucklin is the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other. Our mission is to achieve the missions of the client organizations we serve and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offers full-service management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, industry consortia, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. Founded in 1949, SmithBucklin has offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Old Lyme, Conn., St. Louis, Bethesda, Md., and San Ramon, Calif., and delivers seamless association and event management services worldwide. The company is 100 percent employee-owned. For more information, please visit


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