March Member-Only Dinner & Clinic


An Instructional Designer's Toolkit

Megan Torrance

Join us for an evening of useful techniques and practical tools you can use on the job tomorrow to get better results whether you’re designing for the classroom, the virtual classroom, eLearning or an on-the-job learning experience. We call it the toolkit: handy instructional design techniques you can fall back on no matter what the situation.

Megan Torrance, author of The Quick Guide to LLAMA, will help us tune up our instructional design skills.

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April 19: All-Day Workshop: Authoring Tools Test-Drive

Adobe Captivate vs. Articulate Storyline

Diane Elkins

Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? Which is the tool for you? Both tools have great features and raving fans. Both tools also have “quirks” and critics. So how do you decide? By trying it out for yourself!  In this one-day hands-on overview, you’ll get a chance to try out both tools and decide for yourself which is a better fit. 

Will you walk away an expert in either tool? Not at all.  But you’ll have a valuable first-hand perspective about what it’s really like to work in the tools. You’ll be able to make better decisions about your tool choice, rather than just relying on marketing data or an article here and there.

Diane Elkins, author of E_Learning Uncovered, has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events such as ATD ICE, ATD TechKnowledge, DevLearn, and Learning Solutions.  .

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2017 Scholarship Winners Recieve their CPLP®


Congratulations to our 2017 CPLP® Scholarship Winners on being awarded the prestigious Certification as Professionals in Learning & Performance!

Are you interested in demonstrating your expertise in Learning & Performance? Contact ATDChi's Director of CPLP to help you prepare.

Dave Lee
1st place
David Lee, CPLP®
2nd place
Eileen Terrell, CPLP®

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Thanks to our gold sponsor CARA Group for their contribution to the CPLP scholarship fund. 
Learn more about CPLP and the new Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) Certification at the Association for Talent Development Certification Institute (ATD CI)

The Dr. Deb Colky Student Award Winner

Congratulations to Olga Polyakova, the 2017 Dr. Debra Colky Student Award Winner. Olga was chosen from among 15 deserving applicants after a careful review of the applicant's credentials and statements of how they would advance the Talent Development Profession in Chicagoland and promote the TD Profession to students.

Olga was presented with her award at the ATDChi 2017 Holiday & Volunteer Party. She will receive $1000 to assist her in completing her education.

Learn more about ATDChi's Deb Colky Student Award. If you would like to support the award, you may contribute here.

Olga Polyakova receiving Colky Award from Eileen Terrell
Olga Polyakova (right) with Eileen Terrell, VP of Communications

ATDChi 2017 Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to the 2017 Volunteers of the Year, Kirsten Walker and Russell O'Brien. Kirsten and Russ were chosen from among ATDChi's many volunteers for their dedication to provinging ATDChi members with excellent service. When ATDChi needed people to accomplish its mission, Kristen and Russ were consistently there.

Kirsten Walker Russell O'Brien
Kirsten Walker Russell O'Brien

Thank you to all the volunteers who make it possible for ATDChi to serve its members and the TD Community in Chicagoland!

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