May, 2016

ODNC Event
Title: Type and Communication
Presenter: Donna Dunning
Date: Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016
Description: Barbara Bunker and Bill Pasmore both internationally known thought leaders in change management.
Information: Contact Maggie Shreve for additional information: 312.646.9033 or magshreve@gmail.com

ChAPT Event
Title: Type and Communication
Presenter: Donna Dunning
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Description: Donna Dunning wrote the book on type and communication!
Information: http://www.chapt.org/index.html

ATDChi Event
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Title: Road Show: Inside Look at Gamification at Sears Holdings Corporation
Presenters: Dr. Kami Hanson, Craig Tanner, Meir Kornfeld, and Dr. Frank Nguyen
Description: For 129 years, Sears and Kmart have revolutionized the retail industry from mail order catalogs to homes to insurance to big box retailing to online and now omnichannel. For one night only, ATDChi will be able to get a look inside the Talent Development operations that support the constant evolution of these iconic brands. Join us at the Sears Holdings corporate campus as we hear directly from their Learning Team how they employ the full spectrum of gamification into their learning models.
Location: Sears Corporate Campus, 3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL
Information: http://www.atdchi.com

CODIC Event
Title: Getting the Most From Your Brain
Presenter: Neesa Sweet
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Location: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, Kindlon Hall, Room 164
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Information: https://codic.wildapricot.org

STC Chicago Webinar
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Title: The Hows and Whys of Going Global
Presenters: Ralph Strozza and Erica Goldberg of Interpro Translation Solutions
Description: Thanks to the rapid development and advancement of new technologies, businesses are now able to widen their reach worldwide more than ever before, thus forming an international marketplace. Nowadays, businesses can (and must) operate outside of their countries’ borders to help boost their sales and presence worldwide. This may sound simple, but it is actually much more complicated than meets the eye as companies must consider several factors in order to successfully expand their global reach.
Location: Online
Information: http://www.stc-chicago.com

ODNC Event
Title: Another Conversation with Edgar Schein
Facilitators: Emily & Dick Axelrod with Mark Kaufman
Presenter: Dr. Edgar Schein
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016
Location: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Time: 7:00 PM Start
Description: Another Conversation with Edgar Schein is our second opportunity to meet with Dr. Schein in a relaxed atmosphere. Our first conversation was over 5 years ago and 122 people showed up!
Information: http://odnchicago.org

April, 2016

Chicago Alliance Networking Event
Title: Meet the Alliance at Willis Tower
Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, with optional dinner at 7:00 PM
Description: You are invited! This event is one of a new series of events designed to inspire Chicago-area professionals to learn more about the opportunities available to members of the Chicago Alliance host organizations. The evening will be dedicated to informal networking. A cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. You do not need to be a member of the Chicago Alliance or the Metropolitan Club to attend.

Location: Metropolitan Club of Chicago, 67th Floor, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
Information: Register Today!

ATDChi Event
Title: Workshop: Build a Modern Mentoring Strategic Plan
Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Description: Are you part of a corporate team struggling to build and sustain a mentoring program? Are you a consultant looking to provide a process to help your clients embrace modern mentoring? Are you an individual contributor who wants to bring value to your organization with new ideas on mentoring? Are you using or working with clients who use 20th century tools in a 21st century world?

If so, then this workshop is for you!

Join us for a hands-on half-day workshop featuring Randy Emelo, author of Modern Mentoring (ATD Press, 2015). During this interactive session, you will:

  • Learn about the factors that define modern mentoring
  • Analyze generational issues related to mentoring
  • Examine a strategy for creating a mentoring roadmap
  • Engage in roundtable activities to build your own roadmap

Location: DePaul University, 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Information: www.atdchi.com

ATDChi Event
Title: Modern Mentoring Skill Building Clinic: Building Your Learning Network
Date: Thursday, April 14
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Description: Are you ready for modern mentoring?

Forget the one-to-one relationships that are for the few and the elite. Forget mentors and proteges that fall into and are limited by defined roles and expectations. Forget programs that are highly structured, tightly controlled, and designed with a shelf-life.

Welcome to the 21st Century and modern mentoring. Today, mentoring is about open, flexible and dynamic learning relationships where anyone can take part, anyone can connect to share information and insights, and anyone can be a learner or advisor. This is the modern mentoring, and it is here to stay.

During this interactive session, you will learn how to build your own learning network, or your own personal board of learning directors. Specifically, you will:

  • Participate in an “Ask the Expert” exercise
  • Learn about the factors that define modern mentoring
  • Examine generational issues related to mentoring
  • Discover ways to bring a modern approach to mentoring to organizations

Location: DePaul University, 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Information: www.atdchi.com

NSA-IL Event
Title: Fabulous Fridays: Help Me Hire YOU! 21 Strategies to Get Booked and Stay Booked
Date: Friday, April 8
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Description: David Newman, CSP, will show you how to build your business and increase your visibility, credibility, and hire-ability! Learn exactly what gets speakers hired using 21 specific strategies from someone who booked speakers daily. Extensive handouts will be provided.

As a result of attending this program, participants will learn:

  • 21 step-by-step strategies for increasing your magnetism, credibility, and marketability as an expert who speaks
  • What meeting planners and conference producers really look for when making buying decisions
  • How to rapidly make subtle changes in your own positioning, packaging, promotion, and performance to dramatically boost your business

Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy Oak Brook, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL
Information: www.nsa-il.org

Chicago ISPI Event
Title: Workshop: Build a Modern Mentoring Strategic Plan
Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Description: Join the members of the Chicago ISPI Downtown Community for a lively discussion and networking. If you live or work in the northern suburbs and would like to join us, please register today.

Location: State of Illinois Building, lower level food court
Information: www.cispi.com

CODIC
Title: CVDL: Jazz and the Art of Leadership: Using the Tools of Improvisation to Lead in Unscripted Moments (Not a CODIC event)
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Description: This is part of the Senior Executive Roundtable & Leadership Lecture series hosted by Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership.

Location: Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Information: www.codic.wildapricot.org

March, 2016

The Chicago Alliance - New Networking Series 2016

STC Chicago Webinar
Date: Wednesday March 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Title: Best Practices to Collaborate Efficiently, Effectively, and Digitally
Description: Mobile devices generate multiple communication channels which yield a jungle of information. How do you keep track of your own information? How do you keep track of the information from your colleagues and clients? Who says what to do by when and where? In this webinar, Amy Segami shares the art and science of using magic tools to collaborate.
Location: Online
Information: http://www.stc-chicago.com

STC Chicago Special Event
Date: Thursday March 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Title: 2016 Recognition and Awards Banquet
Description: On Thursday, March 10, 2016, STC Chicago will honor those who shared their talents and time with our chapter membership and also present awards to those honored for their entries in the STC Chicago Technical Communication Competition.

Please join us to honor those who contribute and support our Chapter and see the competition entries. STC Chicago produces some of the best technical documentation, training, promotional material, and informational communication, and you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see what’s trending in technical communication.
Location: Texas de Brazil, 5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Information: http://www.stc-chicago.com

ATDChi Networking Dinner
Date: Thursday March 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Title: Value: How Are You Demonstrating It?
Description: Do you find it challenging to describe the value of your time and skills in ways that are meaningful to your clients? Whether you an internal or an external consultant—and isn’t that all of us?—this session is about how you can effectively communicate the value of your work graphically and in a story that will set you apart from your competition.

You will find out what others have done and discuss the implications on your own work, get a detailed description of what constitutes value so you can better define what you offer in ways that are detectable and different, and get practice transforming what you do into outcomes clients see as meaningful.
Location: Hyatt Hotel, 1400 Corporetum Dr, Lisle, IL 60532
Information: http://www.atdchi.com

ODN Chicago Event
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Title: Employment Engagement Surveys: Helpful or Hurtful?
Description: Recent Gallup survey data indicates that less than 30% of employees are engaged in their work and this number hasn’t moved in over 25 years of Gallup surveying. They have also found, through extensive corporate interviews, that 7 out of 10 managers are clearly not effective or good at managing and leading (1 out of 10 is a “natural” and 2 out of 10 can be trained to be good).

What conclusions should we draw from their observations? Why are so many employers investing in surveys but not necessarily in changing their work places?

Location: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells (across from The Merchandise Mart) on the fourth floor. Parking rates in nearby garages generally drop after 3:00 p.m. and the garage on Kinzie between Clark and LaSalle is only $12 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Information: http://odnchicago.org

CODIC Event
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 Noon
Title: Trends in Performance Management
Location: Benedictine University, Kindlon Room 164, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
Information: http://www.codic.wildapricot.org

ICF Chicago Event
Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Title: Moderated Panel Discussion: Strengthen Your Coaching Practice! Tax and Legal Strategies for Small Business Owners
Description: What you’ll leave with:

  • Know how to protect your small business assets–trademarks, copyrights, iron-clad agreements.
  • Rules of the road for blogging, websites and social media.
  • What to do now to reduce your tax burden.
  • To DBA, LLC or Corporation??? What are your options, what are the benefits?
  • Going beyond the tax return. Become an educated consumer when hiring a tax advisor.

Location: DePaul University (O’Hare Campus), Triangle Plaza Building (2nd Floor), 8770 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631
Information: http://icf-chicago.org

Chicago ISPI Event
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Title: Changing the Game – Two Perspectives
Description: If you could “change the game” for you and your organization, what might that look like? What might become available and possible? For practitioners of HPT to be successful, consider that we must be able to identify and implement game-changing interventions.

This conversationally rich and intellectually provocative session will draw on key distinctions and the formative experiences of the participants. Together, we shall develop a broader perspective that will generate a larger range of innovative, possible interventions. Join us to up your ante and change your game.
Location: Grant Thornton Tower 171 N. Clark Street, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60601
Information: http://cispi.com

February, 2016

NSA-IL Event
Title: NSA Illinois’ Speakers Academy – Spring 2016
Date: February 6 & 20 | March 5 & 19 | April 2 & 16
Description: Join us this February at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. All sessions take place on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Information: www.nsa-il.org

ICF Event
Title: From Crickets to Clients
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Description: What if there was a proven way to attract more clients into your business? What if you could finally say goodbye to the feast and famine cycle in your biz? What if you could consistently attract new, ideal AND high paying clients? Well, you can – and there is! You see, there are three components, that when put together correctly, will allow your business to grow exponentially.
Information: http://dev.icf-chicago.org/organizer/icf-chicago

ATDChi Event
Title: The 21st Century Toolbox: Restock It With Social Learning
Date: Friday, February 11, 2016
Description: Do you find that building a learning strategy that incorporates the mindset of your distracted learners is a challenge? Are you still using methods from the 20th century as you create training? If so, it’s time to restock your toolbox!
Information: www.atdchi.com

ChAPT Event
Title: The Book “Murder Yet To Come”
Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Description: Get your copy of the book Murder Yet To Come which we’ll discuss at this event.
Information: http://www.chapt.org

Chicago ISPI Event
Title: Chicago ISPI South Community – Second Meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Description: Chicago ISPI will have its second meeting in Homewood/Flossmor area. The meeting will be an informal meet and greet with the purpose of getting to know each other, discussing our expectations of the community, and determining the format and logistics of the next few meetings.
Information: www.cispi.com

STC Chicago Event
Title: Lightning Talks
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Description: Join us for an evening of lightning talks in Rosemont! A lightning talk is a five-minute presentation of 20 slides where each slide auto-progresses every 15 seconds. It’s not only an exercise in conciseness for the speaker, but it’s also pretty entertaining for the audience.
Information: http://www.stc-chicago.com

NSA-IL Event
Title: People Who Book Speakers
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Description: Join us in February at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago. Register NOW for this NSA-IL breakfast program featuring a panel of “People who book speakers” including leading Meeting Planners and a Speakers Bureau representative.
Information: www.nsa-il.org

January, 2016

ODN Chicago Event
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: Dinner 5:30 p.m. Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Title: When Team Building Goes Wrong: Avoiding Team Building Mistakes
Presenter: John Cooper, MSOD, PCC
Description: There is a common assumption that the team will be better off after team building activities than before. However, this may not always be the case. John Cooper, MSOD, PCC, will facilitate an interactive session to explore potential risks of team building.
Location: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells (across from The Merchandise Mart) on the fourth floor. Parking rates in nearby garages generally drop after 3:00 p.m. and the garage on Kinzie between Clark and LaSalle is only $12 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Information and registration: http://odnchicago.org/event/when-team-building-goes-wrong-avoiding-team-building-mistakes

December, 2015

ATDChi Event
Title: ATDChi 2015 Holiday and Volunteer Recognition Party
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Description: An annual tradition to celebrate our chapter’s accomplishments. Plus, a toast to our generous volunteers and sponsors that contribute to the year’s successes!
Information and registration: http://www.atdchi.com/events