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    • June 24, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)

    Please join us virtually on Monday, June 24 to hear Shannon Curth present Increasing L&D Value: Collaboration with Continuous Improvement Initiatives

    Many organizations pride themselves on "continuously improving", so much so that they often have individuals or teams dedicated to formal continuous improvement programs or initiatives. L&D is an integral piece to a successful continuous improvement program or process improvement project. In this session you will learn how to partner with Continuous Improvement employees or teams and help them see the value an L&D professional can add to their work.

    Objectives:

    • Increase the value you and/or your L&D team can have in an organization by becoming an integral part of the Continuous Improvement process
    • Develop and pitch a value statement on the impact your skills and offerings can have on Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives
    • Identify the links between L&D project cycles and Continuous Improvement project cycles

    Shannon Curth, Director of Training & Continuous Improvement for Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, R&D, and EHS at Medline Industries, has 10+ years of experience in the corporate learning space. Through her work in insurance and healthcare, she has developed partnerships between L&D and the Continuous Improvement functions with IS, manufacturing, and distribution teams contributing to millions of dollars in cost savings through process improvements. In her session, expect to learn how to: -Increase the value you and/or your L&D team can have in an organization by becoming an integral part of the Continuous Improvement process -Develop and pitch a value statement on the impact your skills and offerings can have on Continuous Improvement projects and initiatives -Identify the links between L&D project cycles and Continuous Improvement project cycles

    • July 08, 2024
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    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 12, 2024
    • 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    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 15, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Second City, 230 W North Ave., Chicago IL 60614
    • 52
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    Join us for the ATDChi Summer Social, hosted by The Second City! This exciting event offers a unique blend of networking, entertainment, and professional development in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

    Mingle with fellow talent development professionals while enjoying refreshments and the world-renowned improvisational comedy of The Second City. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, laugh, and learn with the vibrant ATDChi community.

    Whether you're a longtime member or new to ATDChi, the Summer Social promises an unforgettable evening of camaraderie and inspiration.

    • August 20, 2024
    • 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 20.

    A pre-conference workshop day will be offered this year on Monday, August 19. Four workshops featuring instructors Trish Uhl, Dr. Sean Baily, Haley Shust, and Deborah Harris will take place at the NIU Conference Center during morning and afternoon time slots. Your sponsorship of the eLearning Showcase includes sponsorship of the pre-conference workshops--at no additional cost to you! 

    For more information about pre-conference workshops, please visit Workshop Home

    https://www.chicagoelearningshowcase.com/2024/precon-workshops.html

    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)

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    • August 20, 2024
    • 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.

    Kevin M. YatesOur 2024 keynote speaker is Kevin M. Yates. Yates is known in the global training, learning and talent development community as the L&D Detective™. He will present Find the Facts: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth about Measuring Impact .

    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

    A detailed description of the lunch selections can be viewed here

    • Monday, July 22: Deadline for the early registration rate
    • Monday, August 12: Deadline for registering to have your specific lunch order guaranteed
      • If you have any special dietary requirements, please register by August 12.
      •  If you register after August 12, the venue may not be able to accommodate your exact lunch request.
    • Thursday, August 15: Deadline for advance, online registration
    • Tuesday, August 20: 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.

    Pre-conference Workshops

    In 2024, dive into the forefront of eLearning innovation with our exclusive, pre-conference workshops. Held on Monday, August 19, ahead of the main event, these immersive sessions are designed to supersize your skill set and empower you to drive impactful learning outcomes. Join us on Monday, August 19 for the following topics and presenters. You can add a workshop to your conference registration, or you can register to attend the workshops only. 

    Morning Workshop 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

    PC 001 Easing the Information Overload: Smart Strategies for eLearning Design With Dr. Sean (Bear) Bailey, PhD, EdD, CPLP, NLP  For Workshop details, see Easing the Information Overload.

    PC002 Embarking on the Generative AI Mastery Journey: Elevating L&D for Enhanced Performance With Trish Uhl, PMP, AI Trailblazer, and Maverick Leader. For Workshop details, see Embarking on the Generative AI Mastery Journey.

    Afternoon Workshop 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    PC003 Champion Accessibility Using a Design for All Perspective With Haley Susht, Senior Accessibility Specialist. For Workshop details, see Champion Accessibility Using a Design for All Perspective.

    PC004 Embracing Technology in Learning and Development Roles With Deborah G. Harris, Chief Learning Strategist at iCU Learning. For Workshop details, see Embracing Technology in Learning and Development Roles.


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    • September 09, 2024
    • 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! 

    • September 24, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    Are you looking for an innovative way to enhance your corporate training programs? Look no further than ChatGPT. This session will introduce you to the capabilities of this powerful language model, and show you how it can be used to support your training efforts.

    In this session, you will learn:

    • What is ChatGPT and how it works
    • How to use ChatGPT to support your training initiatives
    • Examples of how ChatGPT has been used in the corporate training space

    By the end of the session, you will have a clear understanding of the potential of ChatGPT and how to use it to support your training efforts. You will also have the opportunity to set up an account and ask ChatGPT questions to see the technology in action. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to transform your training programs with the power of ChatGPT.

    Objectives:

    • What is ChatGPT and how it works
    • How to use ChatGPT to support your training initiatives
    • Examples of how ChatGPT has been used in the corporate training space

    Stan Skrabut is a card carrying lifelong learner who has spent his career helping people and organizations achieve improved performance. He is a scholar, teacher, author, veteran, martial artist, and avid reader. Throughout his working life, he has changed roles and responsibilities countless times. He worked as a guard, organizational trainer, instructional technologist, webmaster, systems programmer, lecturer, and director. He uses informal learning, especially reading, as a way to improve himself and subsequently his teams. His interest in informal learning inspired his dissertation topic, "Study of Informal Learning Among University of Wyoming Extension Educators." He lives with his wife and dog in Rhode Island. Nomadic in nature, he loves to travel and has lived in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, and various locations across the United States. His number one passion is helping others achieve their goals. He has been a member of ATD for over ten years and this is his third chapter.

    • October 01, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    Effective leaders collaborate, and people who collaborate more are viewed as leaders. The ability to collaborate requires leaders to encourage teamwork and respectful relationships. The best sign of a respectful relationship is getting all of the information out in the open so it can be discussed. In 1 on 1’s and in teams strategic silence can be used to gain more information and help the others come up with even better ideas. Even though T&D professionals are generally collaborative in nature, this program also provides the research that backs it up. This is great information to relay in your leadership trainings! Join Dr. Laura Janusik to learn and practice some of the basic skills of strategic silence.

    Dr. Laura Janusik is a dynamic trainer, coach, consultant, speaker and researcher. She is a worldwide  leading expert in teaching and training listening. She uses her MBA and PhD in Communication to help individuals and teams better align their communication through the Power of Listening. As a listening researcher herself for over 20 years, she is familiar with listening research from many disciplines and uses it liberally in her work. Her approach to communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is practical and other-centered and based on research.

    She is a past president of the International Listening Association, and she is published both nationally and internationally. You’ll find her research and ideas cited in publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and US News and World Report. In addition to education, Laura was in HR Managements in private industry for 15 years.

    Laura left academia after 20 years to bring the message of listening to a wider audience, and she loves working with business leaders and helping them understand and practice “being on the same page” with their teams. Laura often is brought in as a private coach for employees ranging from entry level to C-suite individuals with great technical skills but poor people skills.

    You can reach Laura through her website, Listening to Change or on LinkedIn. 

    • October 14, 2024
    • 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 11, 2024
    • 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 20, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom info provided in registration confirmation and reminder emails)
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    This 50-minute session is your gateway to understanding the transformative power of Energy Leadership™. We will guide you through the principles of harnessing your energy to foster leadership and personal growth. Expect to gain insights into shifting your perspectives, enhancing your relationships, and elevating your professional and personal life. This is more than a learning opportunity; it's the first step towards living your most authentic and inspired life.

    Objectives:

    • Learn about the principles of harnessing your energy to enhance your relationships and elevate your professional and personal life.
    • Value add for the audience: consciously choose the energy level that serves you best in specific situations and shift your mindset to achieve win-win solutions.

    Karin Knecht is an expat and leadership coach, learning & development consultant, engaging facilitator and speaker. Being bilingual in English and German and having the experience of working in different countries with people from various backgrounds and cultures, she possesses a unique edge in understanding and bridging cultural divides. Her 20+ years of experience spans coaching and mentoring, leadership and career development, employee engagement as well as talent and performance management in various industries and countries. She helps clients create practical plans with win-win outcomes and become inspiring and successful leaders of high-performing multicultural teams. Her knowledge and expertise earned her the status of trusted advisor in any business partnership and as an inspirational speaker at conferences. Her passion for travel and learning about other cultures enables her to share a broad range of insights with her audience. Her purpose is ‘Making a difference’ and inspires leaders to become their authentic, positive, and confident selves.


    • December 09, 2024
    • 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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