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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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