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    • November 02, 2019
    • November 19, 2019
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    Workplace Learning & Performance Institute Online Pilot

    by invitation only.

    • November 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Apply process thinking to the learning system to ensure that all critical success factors are accounted for in your instruction.

    Key Takeaways

    • Define business outcomes, not just learning objectives
    • Design a complete experience that expands beyond the training itself
    • Deliver training in a way that makes learned concepts easy to apply
    • Drive learning transfer by planning and managing it, rather than leaving it to chance
    • Deploy performance support to facilitate transfer and application
    • Document results, not just activity, and continuously improve training

    Fee

    Registration opens on October 4th.

     Member  Free
     Non-member  $10

    Presenter

    Andy Jefferson, J.D., is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The 6Ds® Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Andy is an author and frequent and popular global speaker on the subject of turning talent development into competitive advantage. Andy is an accomplished entrepreneur with a career spanning executive, operational and legal roles.

    Andy is a co-creator of The 6Ds model and author of the bestselling books The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results (San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2006, Second Edition Pfeiffer 2010, Third Edition Wiley 2015) Getting Your Money’s Worth from Training and Development (San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2009) and The Field Guide to the 6Ds (Wiley 2014), among others.

    Prior to founding the 6Ds Company, Andy served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fort Hill Company, Raven Systems, Inc., and of Vital Home Services, L.L.C. Andy is admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware. He serves on several corporate and non-profit boards including as Chair of The Graham Foundation, Trustee of The Unidel Foundation, and Trustee of The Pilot and Sanford Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and graduated with honors from the Widener University School of Law, where he served for many years on the school’s Board of Overseers.

    Sponsors

    You can sponsor this event! Please contact admin@atdchi.org

    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.


    • December 02, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 468
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Monday Topic

    Address the Skills Gap with Micro‑Credentialing

    Using Open Badges to provide micro-credentials is a great way to track upskilling and career pathing for learners within organizations. This session will cover how micro-credentialing supports ongoing professional development and personalized learning pathways as it pertains to accomplishments and skills.

    In this webinar:

    • Explore the open badge framework and how it can track progress to act as a workplace currency
    • Analyze why most organizations that try badging don't succeed in their goals
    • Learn how badges help solve the skills gap and how clients are using them to transform their learning culture.
    • Discover strategies for badging effectively at your organization.

    Speaker

    Jeff Salin is a senior instructional designer in the Learning and Creative Services department at D2L. He is a passionate educator, focusing on scenario-based learning, gamification, and competency-based education. He’s also into audio engineering, music, triathlons, and all things food.

    Agenda

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program 
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Ask the Expert
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Learn More about D2L

    NoteBy registering for this event, you are submitting your information to D2L who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 03, 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 466
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Tuesday Morning Topic

    Managers Can’t Be Coaches Without Practicing Conversations

    SkillGym LogoBy adopting a coaching mentality and approach, managers can help members of their team realize their potential. To get there, Trainers need to implement new strategies to support this journey. AI-based solutions for practicing coaching conversations can help bridge the gap between just learning and gaining true and actionable experience.

    Why should managers devote time and effort to coaching their team?

    Research shows that coaching leads to better engagement, higher productivity and enhanced customer service. It also helps an employee improve performance, overcome challenges, reach goals and build self-confidence.

    Shifting towards a coaching approach clearly requires the development of strong conversational skills, which can’t be simply learned in class:

    • Collaborating instead of controlling
    • Delegating more responsibility
    • Talking less, listening more
    • Giving fewer orders, asking more questions
    • Giving specific feedback instead of making judgments

    In this webinar, you'll learn about:

    • Why it is so important to work on practicing leadership conversations instead of just learning
    • What we have learned about their conversational skills from interviewing over a thousand managers
    • What types of conversations really make the difference when it comes to coaching employees
    • How you can integrate efficient practice-based training into your next leadership program

    Speakers

    Andrea Laus, CEO, SkillGym
    Andrea has 20 years experience in the industry of digital learning. For the past 10 years he has designed and developed interactive simulations featuring video and AI to bring immersive, authentic digital experiences to leadership coaches worldwide.  andrea.laus@lifelike.ch

    Matteo Malatesta, Head of Business Design, SkillGym
    Matteo heads business design at Lifelike. He supports the product design teams, bringing the voices of stakeholders to the discussion thanks to his international experience in the learning and development industry and his human-centered approach.   matteo.malatesta@lifelike.ch

    Agenda

    7:00 am – 8:00 am: Program 
    8:00 am – 8:30 am: Ask the Expert
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Learn More about SkillGym

    NoteBy registering for this event, you are submitting your information to LifeGym by Lifelike Interactive who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 456
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Tuesday Noon Topic

    Born Leaders Are Unicorns: Here's a Development Strategy for the Rest of Us

    Only 7% of executives think their companies develop leaders effectively. In this session with one of the world’s leading authors and experts on leadership, you’ll learn the mindset that’s absolutely critical for effective leadership and an applicable game plan for transforming leaders at all levels.

    Specifically, participants will learn:

    • Why an outward mindset is critical to successful leadership and organizations.
    • How to shift to an outward mindset.
    • A set of powerful tools that can be applied immediately that help develop an outward mindset personally and organizationally.

    Speaker

    James (Jim) Ferrell is a managing partner and author at the Arbinger Institute. He has authored or co-authored multiple bestselling books, including Arbinger’s international bestsellers, Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace, and The Outward Mindset. His publications have sold many millions of copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages.

    Mr. Ferrell has degrees in economics and philosophy and is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he serves on the Yale Law School Executive Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Brigham Young University Law School. He joined the California Bar in 1992 and began his career as an attorney at the major international law firm, Latham & Watkins. In 1996, he left his legal practice, joined with his university mentor (whose scholarly work solves a problem crucial to organization performance— the self-deception paradox), and co-founded the Arbinger Institute.

    In his role as managing partner, Mr. Ferrell directs the development of Arbinger’s training and consulting programs and the development and customization of Arbinger’s intellectual property. He is a sought-after speaker, teacher, and adviser to leaders of corporations, governments, and organizations of all kinds around the world on the topics of leadership, collaboration, culture change, mindset change, conflict resolution, alignment, and strategy. Mr. Ferrell has provided training and consulting expertise internationally to leaders and organizations across a broad range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, health care, retail, consumer products, aerospace, automotive, transportation, education, energy, entertainment, athletics, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and professional services.

    Agenda

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program 
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Ask the Expert
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Learn More about the Arbinger Institute

    Note: By registering for this event, you are submitting your information to the Arbinger Institute who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 458
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Wednesday Topic

    Workforce of the Future: Implications for Learning and Development

    Michelle Reid-Powell will examine the ways that our workforce is changing due to multiple factors such as generations in the workforce, digital disruption, and artificial intelligence. In this interactive webinar, we’ll discuss the implications this has for each of us as Learning & Development professionals. In addition, we’ll talk about the things we can do to upskill ourselves to face the future.

    Speaker

    Michelle Reid-PowellMichelle Reid-Powell is the President and CEO of The CARA Group, Inc. Michelle has been a member of CARA’s leadership team since 2011 where she has been passionately devoted to elevating the performance of CARA’s team and clients.

    Prior to CARA, Michelle held strategic leadership roles in the learning and change management arena at companies including McDonald’s Corporation, marchFIRST, and Arthur Andersen. She has led high-performing teams acknowledged by Brandon Hall, The Masie Center, and Workforce Chicago. She is a recipient of the McDonald’s Ray Kroc President’s award as well as the Bryant Keil Leadership award.

    Michelle holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Northern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Arts from University of Illinois Chicago and is currently pursuing an additional master’s degree in Professional Studies from Northwestern. She holds certificates in project management, PROSCI change management, and Myers-Briggs type indicator.

    Additionally, she has been thoroughly trained in social media by her two teenagers. She is an aspiring writer, plays guitar in a rock band, and is learning to tap dance.

    Agenda

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program 
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Ask the Expert
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Learn more about The CARA Group

    Note: By registering for this event, you are submitting your information to the CARA Group who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 479
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Thursday Topic

    Going Solo? Realities and Rewards of Consulting

    Thinking about starting your own consulting business? Need advice before taking the leap? The new gig economy has fueled the fire of going solo. Join Elaine Biech and Halelly Azulay, two successful TD entrepreneurs and authors, for a provocative webinar about what it takes to go solo and thrive. Based on our 50+ years of combined experience, you’ll gain valuable tips, tools, and activities to help you decide if you’re ready to strike out on your own.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain insights to help you decide if consulting is right for you
    • Recognize common mistakes to avoid
    • Identify faulty thinking about consulting
    • Distinguish some of the many rewards of consulting

    Speakers

    Elaine Biech is a consultant, trainer, and author of The Washington Post #1 best seller, The Art and Science of Training. She has four decades of experience and published more than 80 books including two classics in the consulting industry: The Business of Consulting and The Consultant’s Quick Start Guide. Her company, ebb associates inc, started as a custom-designed training business and now helps large global companies work through large scale change. Elaine is a dedicated lifelong learner who believes that excellence isn’t optional and has had the privilege of helping hundreds of trainers become consultants. The recipient of numerous professional awards, Elaine is a consummate training professional who has been instrumental in leading the talent development profession during most of her career.

    Halelly Azulay is a consultant, trainer, and leadership development strategist at TalentGrow. She brings 25+ years of experience in training and development including 13 years as a training consulting business owner. Halelly is the author of two books, Employee Development on a Shoestring and Strength to Strength. She has contributed to numerous training books such as ATD's Action Guide to Talent Development, The ASTD Handbook, and The Art and Science of Training. She offers actionable leadership insights on her blog and her leadership podcast, the TalentGrow Show, where she has interviewed such legends as Daniel Pink, Dr. Beverly Kaye, Elliott Masie, and many more. Halelly is a sought-after volunteer leader and mentor in the talent development industry.

    Agenda

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program 
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Note: By registering for this event, you are submitting your information to the webinar presenters who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 05, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 South Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
    • 96
    Register

    Please Join Us As We Celebrate the Year at ATDChi’s 76th Annual

    Holiday Event & Volunteer Recognition Party!


    December 5, 2019

    5:30pm - 8:00pm


    It is our annual tradition to celebrate our chapter’s accomplishments. Plus, a toast to our generous volunteers and sponsors that contribute to the year’s success!


    The theme is all about connecting with each other. Whether you are an existing member or newcomer, the evening will be filled with lots of networking and vibrant conversation. Enjoy refreshments, deluxe hors d'oeuvres, and decadent desserts, all while mingling with attendees and stimulating your visual senses as you meander through the various exhibits on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum.


    Come join the festivities as we honor our profession and ATD Chicagoland at:

     

     Elmhurst Art Museum

     150 South Cottage Hill Ave.

     Elmhurst, IL 60126

     


    The museum is located at the north end of Wilder Park, adjacent to the Elmhurst Public Library, and one block South of the Union Pacific West Metra stop.

    Parking

    The Elmhurst Art Museum offers complimentary parking and is able to accommodate about 60 vehicles. There is overflow parking available in the adjacent lot at the Elmhurst Public Library, as well as complimentary parking in the Adelaide Parking Garage located one block from the Museum at 120 W. Adelaide. Complimentary street parking is also available on Cottage Hill Avenue.

    Public Transportation
    The museum is conveniently located one block south and one block west of Elmhurst Metra Station. Take the Union Pacific West (UP-W) to Elburn from Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and exit the train at the Elmhurst stop.

    Agenda

    5:30pm-6:00pm  Networking, hors d'oeuvres, and exhibit viewing
    6:00pm-6:15pm  Welcome announcement and presentation of awards
    6:15pm-7:30pm  Networking, hors d'oeuvres, and exhibit viewing
    7:30pm-7:45pm  Closing remarks and raffle (2020 President-Elect- Hayward)


    Fee

    Registration begins on October 14, 2019.

      Early Bird - On or before November 10 November 11 - December 1
     Board Member & Special Guest  $30  $30
     Member  $60  $75
     Non-member  $75  $100


    Questions?

    Please direct all questions to admin@atdchi.com.

    Sponsors

    You can sponsor this event! Please contact admin@atdchi.org.

    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.

    • December 06, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar (Details emailed upon registered)
    • 470
    Register

    Employee Learning Week 2019ATD’s Employee Learning Week (ELW) is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to talent development. As your local chapter we are offering a series of webinars to support your learning efforts. We’ve partnered with some of the best in their field to share their areas of expertise. 

    Friday Topic

    360° Dialogue: Getting People at Every Level to Speak Up

    • Learn how to create a culture that supports open dialogue, no matter an employee’s power, position, or authority.
    • Identify the top 5 weaknesses managers have and why people feel they can’t address them.
    • Get dialogue skills for candidly and respectfully speaking up to anyone at any time.

    Speaker


    Justin Hale is a Training Designer, Master Trainer, and Speaker at VitalSmarts. As an expert in team productivity, dialogue, and accountability, Justin has consulted with hundreds of organizations worldwide. Justin and VitalSmarts focus on transforming organizations through lasting behavior change.


    Agenda

    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Program 
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Ask the Expert 
    All times are Central Standard Time.
    Webinar link will be emailed when you register.

    Connect with VitalSmarts on Facebook and LinkedIn

    Note: By registering for this event, you are submitting your information to the VitalSmarts who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and other services.

    • December 14, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Goodwin Hall, Lisle, IL 60532
    • 162
    Register

    Invest in those skills that are valuable regardless of where you are in your career. Register now and take your career to new heights! This event brings together stellar speakers that are leaders in their area of expertise. Throughout the day, you’ll have opportunities to learn more about:

    • The Art of Meaningful Connections
    • How to Build a Powerful Network of Influential and Talented Friends
    • Leveraging the Benefits and Tools of Coaching to Accelerate Progress Toward your Career Goals
    • How to Master your Value Proposition
    • The Power of Networking
    • The Art of Negotiating
    • The Good, the Bad, and the Meh of Working in the Gig Economy

    There will be plenty of opportunity to network and connect with other participants. 

    Participants will walk away with action steps and ideas to implement immediately, taking their career to the next level.

    Agenda

    7:30am - 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:30am - 4:00pm Sessions, Lunch & Breaks
    4:00pm - 4:45pm Mega Networking
    4:45pm - 5:00pm Closing Remarks

    Sessions & Speakers

    Erich Kurschat, owner & Connection Coach, Harmony Insights 
    Erich Kurschat
    Owner & Connection Coach, Harmony Insights
    Know Thyself – The Art of Meaningful Connection


    Calista Gould, Certified Etiquette Instructor
    Callista Gould
    Certified Etiquette Instructor
    LinkedIn is a Love Fest:
    How to Build a Powerful Network of Influential and Talented Friends


    Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC
    Performance Mastery
    Coaching:
    Benefits & Tools to
    Accelerate Progress Toward Your Career Goals


    Hayward Suggs
    Hayward Suggs
    People Skills: Learn How to Master Your Value Proposition


    Rose Pagliari
    Rose Pagliari
    Kris Felstehausen
    Kris Felstehausen
    The Power of Networking

    Dr. Gia Suggs
    Dr. Gia Suggs
    Pay Me (Please…)


    Gretchen E. Hartke
    Gretchen E. Hartke
    The Good, the Bad, and the Meh of Working in the Gig Economy


    Fee

    Registration begins on October 14, 2019.

      Early Bird
    before Nov 15
    Nov 16
    to
    Dec 9
    ATDChi Member (Join Now) $55 $60
    SEWI-ATD Member  $55 $60 
    ATD-HCI Member  $55 $60 
    ATDChi Student Member (Join Now) $50  $50 
    Non-Member $100 $120
    Board Member & Special Guests  $50 $50 


    Location & Parking

    Benedictine University
    Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business
    5700 College Road
    Lisle, IL 60532

    Free parking is available on campus. It’s recommended that you park in the General Parking Garage (see Building 7 on the interactive map). The garage is located just steps away from Goodwin Hall (see Building 8 on the interactive map). Once inside Goodwin Hall, follow the ATDChi conference signs to the 4th floor.
    Interactive Map: http://www.ben.edu/map.cfm

    Questions?

    Please direct all questions to admin@atdchi.com.

    Sponsor

    This event is sponsored by Vyond.


    You too can sponsor ATDChi events! Please contact admin@atdchi.org.

    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.

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Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-7908

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