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    • June 09, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

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    Date: Friday, June 9th, 2023

    Time: 11:30 - 1:00 PM CST / 12:30 - 2:00 PM EST

    Location: This session will be presented VIA WEBINAR

    Topic: Personal Learning Networks: A Modern Approach to Coaching and Mentoring

    Our Presenter: Randy Emelo

    Topic: Personal Learning Networks: A Modern Approach to Coaching and Mentoring

    With the ever-accelerating business cycle, it becomes increasingly more challenging for employees to take extended time off task for training. While training will always be an essential component of enhancing organizational performance, manager-to-employee and peer-to-peer coaching are emerging as the most effective, least disruptive way to grow the capability and therefore the performance of your workforce.

    Join us for an engaging and interactive 90-minute workshop specifically designed for Organizational Development (OD) practitioners seeking innovative tools and concepts to enhance their clients' or their own organization's performance. This session will delve into the power of Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), modern mentoring and coaching practices, and goal-setting strategies to drive personal and professional development.

    In this hands-on workshop, you will:

    Participate in the "Ask the Expert" exercise, which demonstrates the value of collaborative learning and the potential of leveraging shared experiences in organizational settings.

    Explore the concept of Personal Learning Networks and learn how to create and implement highly effective PLNs that support growth and development within organizations.

    Discover the unique value of mentoring and coaching in the workplace, and understand when to engage each to maximize the impact on professional development.

    Examine the various types of learning relationships within PLNs, and assess the desired mix of relationships based on duration and formality for optimal organizational performance.

    Master the Transformational Conversation Model (TCM) to enhance communication and facilitate transformative conversations that drive learning and development within organizations.

    Learn how to apply the MAP Development Goals framework to support organizational growth, incorporating the TCM and other insights from the workshop.

    As an OD practitioner looking to support your clients’ or your own organization's development, this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical tools to help you create a culture of continuous growth. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your skillset and transform your approach to organizational development. Register now and revolutionize the way you drive professional growth within organizations.

    Our Presenter: Randy Emelo

    Randy Emelo is an experienced Executive Coach and Organizational Development professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. As the founder and Chief Strategist of CoreConnection, a Denver-based company, he specializes in designing leadership development and organizational improvement solutions.

    Randy's background includes a 10-year military career with the United States Navy, working with non-profits, and assisting Fortune 2000 companies in building mentoring and learning cultures. He is also a prolific author and speaker, having contributed to various publications and authored the book "Modern Mentoring: Build a Modern Mentoring Culture in Your Organization.

    With expertise in coaching individuals and teams, building healthy organizations, facilitating change management, and implementing business improvement processes, Randy has worked with over 300 Fortune 2000 companies, such as McDonald's, FedEx, and AT&T.

    He holds a master's degree in organizational design and effectiveness from Fielding Graduate University and is certified to administer and interpret The Big Five and Emergenetics assessments. Randy is dedicated to providing personalized coaching and development solutions to help individuals and organizations reach their goals and enhance their performance.

    To Sign Up: Click on our website: odcooperative.com

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    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Diane Kubal, John Kelly, Jerry Sullivan, and Michelle Filicicchia

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    • June 12, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • June 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    Smash the Silos: Breaking Through the Barriers

    Join us on Tuesday, June 13, to hear Kiki Orski present Smash the Silos: Break through the invisible barriers that are making your job harder and negatively (and silently) impacting business results by preventing communication, and collaboration in your organization.

    Organizational silos may be making your life as an HR Professional more difficult than it needs to be! During this high energy and interactive 60 minute presentation, HR professionals will:

    • Learn what silos are, why they still exist and how they impact every area of your business.
    • Dive into the four buckets of organizational health that drive success and how inadvertently, if we are not vigilant, can be an invisible breeding ground for silos to flourish
    • Leave with immediately actionable ideas to begin naming, claiming and clearing the silos in your organization so you can support organizational leaders with best practices.

    Every HR Professional has been put into the situation where they are charged with fixing a poor performing leader or department in the organization. Perhaps it is a leader that is totally unaware of how negatively they are perceived by others or a department that is constantly a source of chaos and confusion for both you and the other departments who need them to get their work done. Either way, in either situation, you are being put in a tough situation. Any leader or department that is reluctant to share skills, knowledge and information with others and refuses to think any problems are coming from them should be a big concern for you. Though sending in a coach may be the right solution, perhaps a better first step should be doing a deeper dive into why a leader or department like this is able to survive in your organization.

    Often, it is not the department's fault but rather the presence and acceptance of silos and silo thinking that are the problem. Silos and silo thinking create barriers to effective communication and collaboration throughout your organization causing a ripple of negativity. If left unchecked, these silos will taint your culture and result in behaviors that cause inconsistency, inefficiency and isolation. Organizational silos wreak havoc in your organization and often it is your top leadership that is fanning the flame.

    Let’s finally take the steps to name, claim, and smash these silos before they cause you more stress, damage your organizational culture and negatively impact business results.

    Presenter Bio

    Kiki Orski, author of the newly released book “Smash the Silos: A surprisingly easy way to enhance collaboration, boost productivity and improve organizational results” is an experienced Performance Improvement Consultant with over 20 years of coaching and training leaders to achieve exceptional results. Kiki coaches leaders on how to work more effectively and transform business practice with their leadership teams, employees and clients to improve productivity, engagement and ultimately profits. Her company, Peak Performance Consulting is dedicated to helping organizations achieve exceptional performance at every level, starting at the top!
    • July 10, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • August 14, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • August 22, 2023
    • 7:30 AM
    • NIU Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville IL 60563
    Register

    BECOME A SPONSOR!

    This popular, in-person event will take place at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus on Tuesday, August 22.


    Structured networking opportunities have been added to this year’s event in response to attendee feedback about the conference. We are pleased to offer an entire time block devoted to SIGs, with networking activities led by industry professionals.

    Sponsorship Levels

    For a complete list of sponsor level benefits, please visit http://www.chicagoelearningshowcase.com/sponsors.html

    • Exhibitor: $650
    • Silver Sponsor: $1,350
    • Gold Sponsor: $2,500
    • Platinum Sponsor: $5,000
    • Strategic Partner: $10,000 (Limit of 1)

    Your hosts for this years event are

           

    • August 22, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • NIU Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville IL 60563
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    Join hosts STC Chicago and ATDChi at the next annual Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase for an exploration of elearning best practices and technology.

    Since our first event in 2008, the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase has earned the enthusiastic praise of attendees and presenters alike. We will gather again this summer to celebrate the evolution of learning technologies.

    The Showcase provides a full day of presentations with an emphasis on the role of technology and interactive methods in organizational training. Our speakers explore all aspects of eLearning—analysis, instructional design, development tools, virtual instruction, evaluation, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid eLearning, and more.

    Join us in August for a celebration of the best eLearning has to offer. 

    If you have questions, let us know at info@chicagoelearningshowcase.com.

    Registration Costs

    • Registration cost includes light breakfast, coffee, breaks, and lunch.
    • For the host organization rate, you must be a member of ATDChi or STC Chicago. Membership in an affiliated national or international organization (ATD or STC) does not qualify you for the host organization rate.
    • Other Alliance organizations are the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type (ChaPT); Chicago Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF); Community of Organizational Development in Chicagoland (CODIC); International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC); Midwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP); National Speakers Association of Illinois (NSA-IL); and Organization Development Network (ODN) of Chicago.

    Registration & Lunch Order Deadlines

    • Monday, July 24: Deadline for the early registration rate
    • Monday, August 14: Deadline for registering to have your specific lunch order guaranteed
      • If you have any special dietary requirements, please register by August 14.
      •  If you register after August 14, the venue may not be able to accommodate your exact lunch request.
    • Thursday, August 17: Deadline for advance, online registration
    • Tuesday, August 22: Onsite registration for a limited number of people available at the event; onsite registrants cannot be guaranteed a lunch.
      •  If you register onsite, you may need to purchase a lunch from the café at the conference center.
    • All registration fees can be paid online. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, please contact Kristin at admin@atdchi.org.

    Your hosts for this years event are

           

    • September 11, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • October 16, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • November 06, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual, Zoom Meeting - Link in Registration Confirmation Email
    Register

    Enabling Business Success Using the Business Initiative Questionnaire and Learning, Measurement, and Change Management Principles

    Please join us virtually on Monday, November 6.

    Most strategic initiatives have defined business outcomes tied to a project charter. So why do many initiatives fail? Even better, how would you like to be the partner everyone trusts to help them meet their goals?

    This session introduces a business initiative questionnaire you can use to effectively support your organization's strategic initiatives. You will define three elements critical to the success of any initiative:

    • Business goals
    • Business procedures and skills
    • Implementation and measurement
    The questionnaire provides you with a repeatable process to help you drive success in under 20 questions. It will enable you to:
    • Build connections between the business goals and employee processes and skills
    • Partner with your initiative to determine if the business goals warrant an implementation and measurement plan.
    • Elevate the conversation on key topics of accountability, proficiency, and measurement in the flow of work.
    Examples of how the questionnaire has been used in multiple projects including award winners. All participants will receive the business initiative questionnaire that they can use on their own business initiatives.

    Jay Kasdan, Director of Learning Community and Connection at Fredrickson Learning has worked with many of America’s leading companies to help them design and implement performance solutions. He was the L&D/Change lead for Deluxe Corporation’s SAP implementation that received the American SAP Users Impact Award. He is a PACT Hall of Fame member and teaches Measure Training Results for the University of Minnesota Continuing and Professional Studies.

    The business initiative questionnaire was first presented at the Society for Technical Communicators National Conference and has been used for many strategic initiatives.

    He is a tireless promoter of L&D in the Midwest.
    • November 13, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

    • December 11, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
    Register

    Get fueled up for the week and join the ATDChi community for a 45-minute coffee break.

    This networking event will inspire meaningful conversations as you connect and share with other Talent Development professionals.

    Register now to join us for a Monday morning virtual cup of coffee! 

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