2018 Kickoff Networking Dinner

Join us for the a Networking Dinner on Jan 18

Our kick-off Networking Event for 2018, is on Jan 18 at McDonald's Hamburger University in Oakbrook, IL. Following informal networking with a cash bar, and a sit-down dinner, get into a Global Mindset with a presentation by Stephanie Leese Emrich:

Four Corners Learning: Navigating Communication Nuances in the Contemporary World

ATDChi's 2018 President, Anthony Dudek, will also speak and provide an 

overview ATDChi's plans for 2018.

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News & Events

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!

Join us for our February 15 Event

Effective SMEs: How to Help Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning

Effective SMEs

Bringing subject matter experts (SMEs) into the training process is one of the best things learning leaders can do. SMEs bring a depth of experience, enterprise-wide perspectives, and credibility. But asking SMEs to perform this role also brings risk because it is an environment outside their expertise.
Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger explore the unique needs of SMEs and examine ways to design learning to help them be successful. They also introduce a new language and explore nonthreatening coaching techniques to help them deliver the content effectively.

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2017 CPLP Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to our CPLP Scholarship Winners on passing the CPLP knowledge exam! The next step is the Skill Application Exam (SAE).

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
2nd place
Eileen Terrell

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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)

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