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    • January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Webinar
    • 466

    The transition of one year to the next invites reflection and reassessment. This is keenly felt by Talent Developers, who often use this time to focus their inherent love of learning on their own personal and professional growth. We watch TED Talks; we listen to podcasts; we read articles passed around LinkedIn. But how much of all this free-flowing "casual knowledge" do we actually retain and apply?

    This webinar will introduce a model to make sense of self-improvement, empowering participants to use it or one of their own design to organize personal and professional growth into one coherent framework.

    After this program, participants should be able to:

    • Identify their self-improvement interests and practice aligning them to a defined model
    • Use a provided model to identify areas of concentration and areas of opportunity for self-improvement
    • Write an action plan for integrated personal and professional growth


     Members   Free
     Non-members   $20


     Matt Elwell, CPTD has spent over 15 years using improvisation techniques as teaching tools for improving human/soft skills. In the era of COVID, when live training all but vanished, Matt focused on creating one universal framework for all the skills he regularly taught, from communication to creativity, from customer service to leadership. The result was the PLAY PolaritiesTM, which he provides to help people make sense of their betterment journeys, both individually and collectively. 

    More about Matt at MattElwell.com.
    More about PLAY PolaritiesTM at PLAYPolarities.com.

    ATD Certification Institute Pre-Approval

    ATD Chicagoland Chapter programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

    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.

    • January 29, 2021
    • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM (CST)
    • Virtual - Via Zoom
    To Register:  Email CODPNetwork@gmail.com before Tuesday, January 26. You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program. (free program)

    In these uncertain times of disruptions, vast technological and collective world changes, polarization, challenges, and trauma, knowing how to be open to what is and flexible to respond rather than react to uncertainty is one of the most critical skills needed today. When you approach life with an open stance you can observe more clearly what is present without collapsing into a stress reaction or disassociating and blaming others and/or yourself.  You will be better able to choose actions for greater impact and success.

    A lot of energy is wasted because we misunderstand each other, make uninformed judgments, and have difficulty coming to agreements—causing both relationships and results to suffer.  For most of us, communicating with others is one of the most challenging aspects of our professional and personal lives. This is especially true these days when people are experiencing stress and uncertainty and there is polarization around race, gender, generational differences, political views, etc.
    What if you could turn the desert of miscommunication that exists into an oasis where you can have refreshing conversations that allow you to understand where the other is coming from so you can develop empathy, insight and reach mutually beneficial agreements?
    • Learn five essential OASIS moves for positive and productive conversations
    • Learn how to take an Open Stance

    Program Format

    Mix of presentation (brief), large group & small group interactive discussions.  Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.


    • 7:45 - 8:00 AM:  Networking
    • 8:00 - 9:30 AM: Program


    Ann Van Eron, Ph.D., MCC, draws on scientific brain research and her years of executive and team coaching and organization development experience to share a process for achieving mind-opening connections with others. Find out why global organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, CVS Health, Ford Motor Company, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital are benefitting from the OASIS Conversations® and Open Stance processes.  Learn how to minimize misunderstandings and reap amazing results.
    Ann is founder and principal of Potentials, a global executive coaching and organization development consulting firm with experience coaching leaders, teams and coaches all over the world for over twenty-five years. She is certified as a Master Coach and has a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
    Ann specializes in creating environments where people have open-minded productive conversations for greater results. She has developed a practical proven process to understand and work effectively with people with different perspectives (everyone) for unparalleled results. She is the author of the book OASIS Conversations: Leading with an Open Mindset to Maximize Potential. Her book, Open Stance: Thriving Amidst Uncertainty is forthcoming.
    Ann is committed to assisting people in having an open-minded dialogue, fulfilling their potential, and enjoying life.
    • February 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (CST)
    • Virtual via Zoom

    Welcome to ATD Chicagoland Chapter! 

    Whether you are a brand new member or a member who is getting reacquainted with the chapter, we want to personally welcome you to the chapter.  As we are a rather large chapter with many benefits, events, and programs, it can be overwhelming to feel connected and become acquainted with all the chapter has to offer.  

    We'd like to help you get better acquainted with chapter benefits, services, and opportunities during our next Member Orientation session.  To make it easy for you to participate, the Member Orientation session is held virtually -- you can participate from wherever you are either by telephone or
    Zoom web conference.  Each Member Orientation session lasts about 30 minutes and includes ample time for your questions about the chapter, its resources, and benefits.

    New members (or current members who would like a refresher) are invited to attend our next Member Orientation Session.  If you would like to participate, please register at least two hours prior to the date of the Orientation.  You will then receive instructions on how to call in or join the web conference via Zoom.  This session is for new members or current members only (no guests).

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