Upcoming events

    • April 27, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison Ave, 7th Floor, Chicago IL


    • 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.  Program
    • 9:00-10:00 (optional) 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 noon on Tuesday, April 24th 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 you do not RSVP by April 24th yourname will not be on the list and you will not be able to join the meeting which is located on the 7th floor.

    Program Format

    Mix of presentation, large group & small group discussion. Informal atmosphere; please bring your own coffee/tea/snacks (note: there is a convenient Au Bon Pain connected to the building as well as a place to buy coffee and snacks on the 7th floor near our meeting).

    Program Description

    Over the past few years performance management has undergone a long overdue transformation. The most dreaded HR tool for both managers and employees is finally moving toward a program of development, ongoing communication and yes, even elevating performance.

    A vital aspect to these changes involves providing employees with the tools that will help them achieve goals. The system of Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs, has given employees the power to set their own goals that still align with the organization, while supporting their own growth. Many tech companies, famously led by Google, have become the evangelists for this new system. And it’s not just being embraced by organizations. Individuals have found using OKRs as a personal system of achievement can provide enormous benefits.

    Join us this month for an interactive discussion of the recent changes in performance management with the emergence of new tools like OKRs that help organizations, and individuals, achieve new levels of performance. Please bring 2-3 performance objectives that relate to you personally, professionally or examples from your organization or clients.


    Michael Kern has designed HR programs and led HR teams for 25 years, giving him wealth of mistakes to draw from. He has scored successes as well as his HR leadership enabled organizations to achieve INC 500 status, be recognized among the “best places to work”, grow from start up to successful acquisition, and expand from a locally focused business to become a global competitor. His passion is performance and he helps individuals achieve it through coaching as well as assisting organizations develop cultures that drive growth and success

    • May 22, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Schaumburg Campus: 1300 Woodfield Rd, Suite 600, Schaumburg, IL
    • 70

    Learning and Development Today. 

    How are Learning Leaders Preparing for The Future of Learning?

    The world of corporate learning is experiencing a massive, tectonic shift. From experience design to augmented reality, consumer and digital trends have found their way into the corporate learning environment. Learner expectations are changing, technology is evolving, and learning leaders are working to adapt their strategies to meet these demands.

    ATD Chicago Chapter is pleased to announce an informative session to review these trends and learn from area F1000 learning leaders on how they are managing through and leveraging these trends.

    The CARA Group has recently completed a research study on the current state of corporate learning, and will kick off the session with a brief summary of findings. This will be followed by a panel discussion. 


    Jenny Massoni


    Change Management Training

    Pharmacovigilance, Astellas          

    Teri Hart

    Sr. Director of Learning 

    Discover Financial

       Don Stanley


        Leadership Development 

        W.W. Grainger

    Director of Leadership and Talent Development

    AJ Gallagher 

    Global Director of Learning and Development



          Michelle Reid Powell 
          VP Talent 
          The CARA Group

      This session will include:

      - Summary of Learning and Development trends

      - Discussion of how these trends are impacting area F1000 corporations:

        •  Organizational structures
        •  Aligning with the business
        •  Upskilling the Learning and Development department
        •  Addressing technology implications
        •  Keeping current on ongoing trends
      - An opportunity to network with practitioners and learning leaders


      • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration, Buffet Style Dinner
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Program


        On or before
      May 7, 2018
      May 7, 2018
      ATDChi Member:
       Non-member: $60  $75 
      $15 $25



      Free parking on campus.


      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.

      • June 19, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
      • Oakbrook Library, Meeting Room, 600 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

      When: Tuesday, June 19th, 6 -6:30 PM Networking, 6:30-8:15 PM Program

      Where: Oakbrook Library, Meeting Room, 600 Oak Brook Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523


      What do sales, manufacturing, quality and other key departments have in common? They are all run with business discipline. This helps them to be goal focused and run effectively and efficiently which in turn increases the comfort level of the CEO in providing additional resources. L&D typically has not been run like a business which is a primary reason senior leaders often lack confidence in it and scrutinize it more closely than other departments. In this program we will explore what it means to run L&D like a business with guidance for both small and large organizations.

      Session outcomes:
      • Learn the key steps to run learning like a business.
      • Explore the process of alignment, disciplined goal setting, and reaching agreement on mutual roles and responsibilities.
      • Learn about the three types of measures and three types of reports needed to run learning like a business.
      • Explore how to manage with business discipline and provide senior leaders and program managers with the information they need.
      • Increase your business acumen and your confidence to measure, report and manage.


      · 6:00 – 6:30 PM Networking

      · 6:30 – 8:15 PM Program8:15: Program


      There is no fee to attend.

      RSVPs required.
      Register by email: Ranya Verson (ranya@verson.info)


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