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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 (left) wih 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. Kirstin and Russell 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, Kristin and Russell 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!

Did you embrace Employee Learning Week?

If your organization engaged in workforce development in any way during the Week of Dec 4-8, 2017, tell us what you did. You may be able to receive recognition from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Contact us at

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2017 CPLP Scholarship Winners


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)

ATDChi Members: Can You Give Some Time to your Chapter?

ATDChi operates through the hard work of its members willing to volunteer time and effort to advance the chapter and the profession. Guided by our dedicated volunteer board of directors, members like you identify important topics for, then organize and market our events; they communicate important information to our members via our website, email, tweets, linkedIn posts, etc. Volunteers are also needed to manage and monitor the chapter finances and keep us in good financial health.

Please consider joining us. We can use you. Complete our volunteer form and our volunteer coordinator will contact you to discuss opportunities.

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