Corporate University

The Corporate University PDN provides a forum for professionals involved with corporate universities to share information and network. For the purposes of the PDN, a corporate university is defined as "the strategic umbrella for developing and educating employees, customers, and suppliers in order to meet and organization's business strategies” (Corporate Universities, Jeanne Meister). Participation is open to all those who have an interest in exchanging ideas, experiences, strategies, etc. related to corporate universities.

Meetings are held every other month.

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-8:15pm Meeting

Location: Rotating Locations

Upcoming PDN Events

    • April 28, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison-7th floor, Chicago, IL.
    Discovering & Nurturing the Leader Within Us

    Program Description

    What are the traits & characteristics that distinguish high-performing CEO’s in today’s world?  What do each of us have in common with those high-performing CEO’s?  These will be the leading questions in our June program.  We will start with an infusion of findings from a recent psychometric study featuring results from three well-validated psychometric instruments (the 16pf, the OPQ-32, and the Hogan Development Survey) to compare over 900 CEOs from around the world to a broader database of senior executives.  

    We will learn about 3 key traits that tend to distinguish CEO’s – Initiative, Inference & Influence.   Our facilitator will engage us in remembering leaders whom we have seen demonstrate these traits, and those that have not.   We will then be challenged to reflect on our own minds and hearts, to identify our own levels of these 3 essential leadership traits, and what we might do to nurture and build those capabilities

    Where

     Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison-7th floor, Chicago, IL.

    Session from 730 am until 9 00 am.

    Optional 9:00 am-10:00 pm open networking and discussions re: business challenges faced by attendees.

    RSVP PROCESS for building access.  If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to codpnetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 25th with your name as it appears on your photo ID.  On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass.  If your name is not on the list you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor.

    Who

    Facilitator

     Paul Zellner was recently a Managing Director in the Chicago Office of Russell Reynolds Associates, a global retained executive search firm.  In that role, he focused on senior-level executive search and assessment for clients in the business services, outsourcing, management consulting, and technology services industries.  Paul has more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience and joined Russell Reynolds Associates in 1999.  He received his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago and his M.M., with distinction, from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  

    How Much

    No Charge

    RSVP 

    RSVP PROCESS for building access.  If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to codpnetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 25th with your name as it appears on your photo ID.  On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass.  If your name is not on the list you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor. (required for security)

    About the Chicago OD Practioners Network

    The Internal Consulting PDN of the OD Network Chicago area is a professional development network that meets monthly in downtown Chicago to explore topics centering on internal consulting issues inside organizations across the spectrum of Organizational Development, Human Resources, and Training & Development. Learning from one another's experiences and exploring new perspectives and resources are key areas of focus for the groups. The PDN invites attendance and perspectives from both internal and external (independent) consultants. This is a forum free of direct marketing appeals or overt networking from those in job transition. Come be a part of the conversation!

    • May 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Elevate Energy, 322 S. Green Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607. Location is between Jackson and Van Buren, one block West of Halsted (Blue Line: UIC-Halsted stop). There is metered street parking and a paid parking lot on Jackson at 230 S. Green ($10

    Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents

    The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) is excited to announce our May program, Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents. You will have the opportunity to experience a variety of improvisational exercises and their debriefs.

    This will be an ‘on-your-feet’ session where you will discover how to use applied improvisation to enhance leadership development and change management in your organization or for your clients. This program will be led by Jackie Gnepp of Humanly Possible®.

    In keeping with the PDN’s practice of alternating between downtown and the suburbs, the May program will be in downtown Chicago.

    In a world of accelerating change, leaders cannot be successful doing only what leaders did in the past. Where there is neither script nor playbook, leaders and change agents must improvise and help their organizations to do the same. “Applied improvisation” is a set of tools, skills, and mind-sets that were developed by improvisational theater experts and modified for purposes of application to real-world challenges. Organizational leadership and change leadership are examples of such challenges and the focus of this program.

    The session includes:

    A brief overview of Applied Improvisation.

    A series of 3 to 5 improvisational exercises, including ones useful for teaching creative problem-solving, stakeholder perspective-taking, system dynamics, and other concepts and skills the group deems important for leadership and change.

    A debriefing of the learning outcomes of each activity, in both small and large group discussions.

    Reflection and sharing of how participants might use applied improvisation to help leaders build the capacity to respond to unforeseen challenges in ways that are positive for the organization.

    Registration required: email: Naomi Berkove 

    May 25, 2017


    6:00-6:30 PM Networking;

    6:30 – 8:15 PM Session

    Where

    Elevate Energy, 322 S. Green Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607. Location is between Jackson and Van Buren, one block West of Halsted (Blue Line: UIC-Halsted stop). There is metered street parking and a paid parking lot on Jackson at 230 S. Green ($10 after 5 PM).

    Who

    Jackie Gnepp, Ph.D. is President of Humanly Possible, Inc., a consulting firm offering organizational renewal, leadership education, and executive coaching. Dr. Gnepp enjoys sharing her knowledge of management psychology, organizational change, decision making, gender issues, and leadership with executives worldwide. She has taught for the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business internationally, for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, for the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne in Australia (where she served for many years as Principal Fellow), for Accenture, for the Corporate Leadership Center, and at Fortune 100 companies. Her leadership presentations have been highly acclaimed in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Among her specialties is the use of theater-based skills, such as storytelling and improvisation, to enhance the performance of leadership.

    Humanly Possible - Jackie Gnepp

    How Much

    No Charge

    RSVP 

    Naomi Berkove, nberkove@hotmail.com
    (required for security)

    About the Corporate University PDN

    The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATDChi – formerly CCASTD) provides a forum for professionals involved with corporate universities to share information and network. For the purposes of the PDN, a corporate university is defined as "the strategic umbrella for developing and educating employees, customers, and suppliers in order to meet an organization's business strategies." (Corporate Universities, Jeanne Meister, 1998).

    Participation is open to all those who have an interest in exchanging ideas, experiences, strategies, etc. related to corporate universities. Membership in ATDChi is not required, but it is encouraged. The PDN was started in July 2003 and meets every other month at rotating locations.


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