September, 2015

ATDChi Program
Title: Workplace Learning and Performance Institute, Full Program (7 Sessions – Fall 2015). Attend all 7 or individual sessions.
Dates: Saturdays, September 19 – November 7, 2015
Location: DePaul University School for New Learning, 14 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Description: WLPI Fall 2015 Acquire training & development competencies with ATDChi’s state-of-the-art certificate program.
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ODN Chicago Event
Title: 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference
Explore the roots of organizational success. Please join us for our 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference and learn from experts in the field of culture and leadership. The conference will feature a series of engaging keynotes and TED-inspired talks, as well as the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with experts and other leaders who are passionate about workplace culture and making an impact on organizations.
Featured Presenters: Robert A. Cooke, CEO of Human Synergistics and Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Edgar Schein, culture expert, Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and author of numerous books, and Larry Senn, a pioneer in the field of corporate culture, chairman and founder of international culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wine Tasting 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Drive, 67th floor, Chicago, IL 60606
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ATDChi Event
Title: Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management
Presenter: Lou Russell
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fountain Blue, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Description: Do you spend your day in a chaotic, fast-paced, time and resource-strained organization? Do you feel like you are “making it up as you go along?” Could you benefit from advice and guidance on a wide array of tools designed to provide you with the flexible structure necessary to have increased success delivering business results through your projects? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is you! And if you’ve ever cringed when you’ve thought about project management, this workshop is really for you!
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ATDChi Event
Title: Focused Performance: An Evening with Lou Russell
Presenter: Lou Russell
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fountain Blue, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Description: In this session, you will learn how to prioritize strategies, translate the strategies into projects assigned to a single project manager, and then create a dashboard for each project using an actionable plan with one task, one date, and one name for all work to be done. As a special bonus, you will also receive a copy of an e-book with reusable tools to leverage this process at home.
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STC Event
Title: September Workshop – Be The Captain of Your Career
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Comfort Inn and Suites, Club Room, 1775 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
Description: Join STC Chicago and STC Wisconsin for a Saturday morning workshop with Jack Molisani! Participants from both chapters will be present, so not only is this an excellent opportunity to learn tips and tricks for navigating your career, but it’s also a nice chance to network with a neighboring chapter.
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STC Event
Title: September Chapter Meeting – Threats and Opportunities: Advancing Your TechComm Career
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. Check-in, 6:30 Dinner, 7:15 Presentation
Location: Ram Restaurant & Brewery, 1901 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, IL
Description: Are you following a carefully mapped career trajectory, or do you normally just wait for the next opportunity to present itself? Then come to our September meeting, in which returning speaker Jack Molisani will lead an interactive session to help identify (and act on) your career strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).
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ATDChi Event
Title: Corporate University PDN – Easier Planning, Sharper Delivery, Better Results
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: The CARA Group, Inc., 2215 York Rd., Oak Brook, IL, 60523 (open parking lot) – Lower Level Conference Room (take elevators down to lower level)
Description: We continue our programming this fall with a topic focused on how we can be more effective in influencing key decision makers. Our September program, Easier Planning, Sharper Delivery, Better Results, is an interactive exploration of how to work behind-the-scenes and in front of the room to package and deliver a message for maximum impact.
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Chicago Alliance Event
Title: Hot Ideas: Cool Marketing Tools
Date: Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentation and Lunch
Attend this session to get new and low-cost ideas to market your organization, business and cause. All members from the Chicago Alliance associations are invited to attend at NSA-IL member’s rate.
Location: Maggiano’s Oak Brook, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL
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ChAPT Event
Title: An Evening of Exercises
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Learn and practice everyone’s favorite exercises to use when discovering type
Location: DePaul O’Hare, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL
For more information and registration: http ://groupspaces . com/ChAPT/item/989574

ODN Chicago Event
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Title: Branding for OD Professionals
Time: Dinner 5:30 p.m. Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.
A personal brand is a concise, consistent message that communicates your strengths. Learn to create a branding statement using SOAR, which stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results.
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