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2019 Winter Conference: Building Your Personal Capabilities

  • December 14, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Benedictine University, 5700 College Road Lisle, IL 60532
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Sharpen Your Saw
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 actions steps and ideas to implement immediately, taking their career to the next level.


7:30am - 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 4:00pm Sessions
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, Performance Mastery
Dan Johnson, CPC, CNTC
Performance Mastery
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


Registration begins on October 14, 2019.

  Early Bird
Oct 14 - Nov 15

Nov 16 - Dec 9
Board Member & Special Guest $50 $50
Member (Join Now) $55 $60
Non-Member $100 $120
Student Member $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 2nd floor.
Interactive Map: http://www.ben.edu/map.cfm


Please direct all questions to admin@atdchi.com.


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.


ATD Chicagoland Chapter
635 Perrie Drive, Suite 506
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-7908

Phone: 872-228-7476  | Email: admin@atdchi.org

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