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

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

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.
Information and registrationhttp://www.atdchi.com/events

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
For more information and registration: http://www.humansynergistics.com/ResourceCenter/1st-annual-culture-conference

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!
Information and registration: http://www.atdchi.com/events

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.
Information and registration: http://www.atdchi.com/events

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.
Information and registrationhttp://www.stc-chicago.com/2015/08/15/september-workshop-be-the-captain-of-your-career/

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).
Information and registrationhttp://www.stc-chicago.com/2015/08/15/september-threats-and-opportunities-advancing-your-techcomm-career/

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.
Information and registration: http://www.atdchi.com/events

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
Information and registration: http://bit.ly/1QmKHdv

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.
Information and registration: http://odnchicago.org/event/branding-for-od-professionals-0

April, 2015 Events

Speakers and Volunteers Needed
ATDCHI, Chicago ISPI, and STC-Chicago Event
Would you like to help shape this year’s Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on Tuesday, August 18, 2015? Opportunities abound. Apply to be a speaker for a 50-minute session or a 5-minute learning spark presentation. To learn more, see the Call for Speakers. Applications are due by Friday, May 15. Or volunteer for a planning committee team. For more information, see the Volunteer Roles (PDF) and then complete the volunteer interest form.

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Title: Your Circle of Gold (SM): Honoring Your Network for Business and Career Success
Presenter: Vickie Austin, business & career coach and founder of CHOICES Worldwide
Location: Metropolitan Club, 233 South Wacker Drive, Willis Tower, 67th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 876-3200
Description: Vickie Austin will share a networking process that sustains and supports your mission, integrating networking as a vital component of your marketing activities. This interactive, engaging presentation will transform the way you relate to networking. You’ll walk away with new ideas, new connections and a commitment to expand your business by honoring the network you already have.
For more information: Amy Lee Segami, NSA-IL, segami@Segami.com


ChAPT Event
Title: Getting to the CORE of Self-Leadership: Part 1—Interaction Styles and Essential Motivators
Facilitator: Linda Berens Ph.D
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr, Room 205, Chicago, IL (the building is on the NE corner of Bryn Mawr and EAST River Road.)
Description: Part 2 will be held the following day in Arlington Heights and there is a separate charge; ChAPT members will receive a discount. For details and to register for the second day of the workshop: https://lindaberens.com/event-registration/?ee=75.
If you are coming from out of town and need hotel information please contact Debra Lobin at: debra@luanchingmillennials.com.
Information and registration: www . chapt . org

Title: Annual International Conference
Dates: April 24-29, 2015
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
For more information: http://www.ispi.org/

Chicago ISPI Event
Title: Community Meeting Launch #2 of 4
Topic: Appreciative Inquiry
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: DePaul University O’Hare Campus 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631
Description: Help create and mold the format of Chicago ISPI community meetings as a contributor in the Launch Series. You will help us shape the meeting process, identify topics for upcoming meetings, and much more.
Topic Information: Are you curious about AI? Have you used AI and have insights about how it worked? If you can attend, please bring any materials you have that might add to the discussion or any questions you have about AI. Or post any links you might have on the Website in the discussion area.
Information and registration: http://cispi.com/event-1863492

ATDChi Event
Title: Interactive eLearning Design Workshop
Facilitator: Tom Kuhlmann, Chief Learning Architect for Articulate
Date: April 15, 2015 and April 16, 2015
Time: 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Description: Join Tom Kuhlmann, Chief Learning Architect for Articulate, for an engaging workshop on designing and building interactive eLearning programs. Participants may register for either or both days of the 2-day workshop.
Information and registrationwww.atdchi.com

ATDChi Event
Title: WLPI Spring 2015
Dates: Seven Saturdays starting April 11, 2015 and ending May 30, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Description: Acquire training & development competencies with ATDChi’s state-of-the-art certificate program.
Information and registration: 

ODN-C Event
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: Dinner 5:30 p.m., Program 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Title: Positive Psychology & OD Description: What is flow and how can we tap into it to increase our creative thinking? There is an increasing interest in the study of the “positive” aspects of life and the human psyche, as opposed to the “negative” focus that psychology has taken for most of its history. We will discuss everything from theory all the way to hands-on practical tools.
Location: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N Wells (across from The Merchandise Mart), fourth floor, Rooms 407/412, Chicago, IL 60654. Parking rates in nearby garages generally drop after 3:00 pm and the garage on Kinzie between Clark and LaSalle is only $12 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
For more informationhttp://odnchicago.org/event/positive-psychology-od

STC Chicago Event
Title: Navigating the Company Environment: Large, Small, and Contracting
Presenter: TBD
Date: April, 2015
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
For more information and registration: http://www.stc-chicago.com/

Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning & Performance Student Award Recognizes an Exceptional Student in the Workplace Learning & Performance Profession

CCASTD Announcement
Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning & Performance Student Award Recognizes an Exceptional Student in the Workplace Learning & Performance Profession
Do you know an exceptional graduate or undergraduate student studying workplace learning & performance? Someone who deserves recognition for his or her dedication and commitment to training, learning, and the workplace learning & performance profession?
Please encourage him or her to submit an application for the 2012 DR. DEBORAH COLKY WORKPLACE LEARNING & PERFORMANCE STUDENT AWARD.

Applications are due NOVEMBER 19, 2012.
The application process is fast and easy! Just fill out our short application form and email it to: DebColkyAward@gmail.com
Access the application here.

Background and Eligibility Requirements:
Now in its fifth year, the Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning & Performance Student Award recognizes a student who demonstrates excellent potential in the Workplace Learning and Performance profession.
The 2012 recipient of the Dr. Deborah Colky Workplace Learning & Performance Student Award will receive:
– Scholarship: One-time $1,000 cash scholarship
– Professional Membership: One year membership to CCASTD
– Professional Publication: One article in the CCASTD seasonal, peer reviewed magazine Training Today
– Award Ceremony: One guest dinner registration for the award recipient to attend the CCASTD Holiday Party
The award recipient will also be presented with a commemorative plaque during the award ceremony at the annual CCASTD Holiday Celebration on December 6, 2012 at La Villa restaurant.

Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements:
– Status: Student is currently enrolled in a degree program in Workplace Learning & Performance, or a related field;
– Location: Student resides in the Chicago area*
– Availability: The award comes with the recipient’s commitment to participate in events that promote raising visibility in the Chicagoland community around workplace learning & performance, and CCASTD until December 2013.

Eligible candidates should also embody traits characteristic of Dr. Deborah Colky. Specifically, candidates should be:
– Effective
– Efficient
– Passionate about organization development
– People-centric
– Humanistic
* Chicago area is defined as: Chicago to the Wisconsin border in the north, Indiana to the south, and Aurora/Eglin to the west

October – December 2012: Upcoming Events

October 17, 2012
“Fearless Facilitation”
Speakers: Cyndi Maxey and Kevin E. O’Connor
Harris Bank – BMO Financial Group
700 E. Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
October 17, 2012
Chicago STC
“Taxonomy: your roadmap to the future”
Speaker: Leigh White
Rocky Vanders Cafe & Bar (private room)
698 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Prospect Heights, IL 60070
November 5, 2012
“Fall Skill-building Conference”
111 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
November 10, 2012
“Human Capital Coaching and Its Role in Organizational Development”
Speaker: Chris Osborn
Benedictine University
Kindlon Hall, Room 163
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532
November 14, 2012
“Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro” Workshop
Speaker: Tom Kuhlmann (from the Rapid E-Learning Blog)
DePaul University O’Hare Campus
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Room 206
Chicago, IL 60631
9:00am – 5:00pm
November 15, 2012
“Getting Started with Articulate Storyline” Workshop
Speaker: Tom Kuhlmann (from the Rapid E-Learning Blog)
DePaul University O’Hare Campus
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Room 206
Chicago, IL 60631
9:00am – 4:00pm
November 15, 2012
“The Power of Rapid E-Learning” Clinic
Speaker: Tom Kuhlmann (from the Rapid E-Learning Blog)
DePaul University O’Hare Campus
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Room 206
Chicago, IL 60631
December 6, 2012
2012 Holiday Celebration!
La Villa
3632 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60641
The evening will include the naming of the Deb Colky Award winner, the recognition of our volunteers & dinner at one of Chicago’s best Italian restaurants!

Alliance events for 2012

These are meetings of The Chicago Alliance organizations that are scheduled for January through June. See the individual organizations for details. Links are in panel to the right.

January, 2012

Jan. 10., Tuesday, ODN. Join Tom Griffin and your colleagues to explore the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Summit , an exciting model for approaching organizational change. At Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, 6–8:30 PM. For more information contact: ODNChicago@aol.com.

Jan. 14, Saturday, CODIC. Internal & External Consultants: Is there a difference? Judith Hale discusses research on consultants. Benedictine University, Kindlon Hall, Room TBD. http://www.CODIC.us.

Jan. 19, Thursday, CCASTD. “State of the Industry – State of YOU!” 5:30-8:30pm at Fountain Blue , 2300 Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines, IL. Register at https://wjweis.sslcert19.com/securesite/ccastd/events/2012/0119/register.aspx

Jan. 20, Friday, NSA. Lois Creamer. Marketing for the Experienced Speaker: How to Get More Bookings in a Challenging Economy. Morning meeting at Maggiano’s in Oak Brook. http://www.nsa-il.org

Jan. 26, Thursday, STC. Ralph Strozza, of Interpro Translations: Tips and tricks to dealing with translation in eLearning. Evening meeting in Downers Grove. Register at http://bit.ly/tujMOo.

February, 2012

February 7th, Tuesday. ODN. Taking Charge of Your Career in OD. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, 6–8:30 PM.

February 10. NSA-IL. Program TBD. Morning meeting held at Maggianos in Oak Brook.

February 13. CCF. Program TBD.

February 22. CISPI. CISPI, HPT and You. 5:30 PM. Walgreen Company, 200 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015.

February 24, Friday. ODNMaking It On Your Own. Laura Bunte. This special workshop will be held at CARA in Oak Brook, 9 until 5.

March, 2012

March 6, Tuesday. ODNAn Assessment Buffet. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, 6–8:30 PM.

March 10, Saturday. CODIC. Benedictine University, Kindlon Hall, Room TBD. http://www.CODIC.us.

March 16. NSA-IL. Program TBD. Meeting held at Maggianos in Oak Brook.

April, 2012

April 3, Tuesday. ODN. OD & IT. 

April 13. NSA-ILLori Miller’s “Identify, Develop and Implement YOUR Inspirational Story. ”  IIT’s Rice Campus. 8-10:30 AM. http://www.NSA-IL.org.

April 19, Thusday. STCChanging the Workflow: Implementing a Documentation Wiki.  Adam Evans and Ryan Williams’ presentation for the national conference: “Our Users [sort of] Help Write Our Documentation.” RAM Restaurant, Wheeling, 6:30-9:00 PM. http://conta.cc/I19vlC to register.

May, 2012

May 1, Tuesday. ODNThe Human Element. Ethan Schutz, President of The Schutz Company, publishers of The Human Element, will share his thinking and tools for Creating Healthy Workplaces.  Some of you may be familiar with FIRO theory created by Ethan’s father Will.  Now we can learn how that theory has evolved. Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, 6–8:30 PM.

May 5, Saturday. CODIC. Emotions and Defensiveness in the Workplace. Gary Copeland  will use a model called FIRO theory to understand how underlying emotions are tied to behavior, and how and why we become defensive and resistant.   8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Benedictine University in Lisle, Kindlon Hall. See www.codic.us for more details

May 18. NSA-IL.- Annual Membership Meeting, Election of Officers and Board Members, Featured Speaker, Richard Weylman, CSP CPAE. Morning meeting.

June, 2012

June 5, Tuesday. ODNMergers & Acquisitions: Where is OD? Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, 6–8:30 PM.

June 8. NSA-IL. Program TBD. Morning meeting held at Maggianos in Oak Brook.

November, 2011, Alliance Events

November 2011
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11. NSA-IL. Fab. Friday 12. CODIC. Maggie Shreve
13 14. CCF. Sustaining Coaching 15 16 17. STC: Writing w/ WelinskiCCASTD: Influencing senior leaders 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Nov. 1st. CAEA. Forging Creativity from Conflict

Greetings, all.  We all had a chance to think about making OD fast last night.  And next month, we’ll be “Forging Creativity from Conflict” with Rich McGourty.  Join us on Tuesday, November 1st, for good food, meeting new and continuing friends, and conversation about OD, creativity and conflict.  You can RSVP now by replying to this email.

Nov. 5th. STC Interviewing Skills and Techniques with CARA.

Postponed until February, 2012.

Nov. 11. NSA-IL. Pros Power Hour: coaching from Darren LaCroix

8:00 am to 9:15 am, Maggiano’s OakBrook

Have an opportunity to present your material and get some personal coaching from

Join us for this special LIVE EVENT!

Think you can’t be a speaker?  Think Again.  Darren’s first performance and his championship speech are absolute proof that presenting is a learned skill.

Register now: http://nsa-il.org/registration-ff.html

Nov. 12. CODIC.Problems to Solve or Polarities to Manage?

Location: Benedictine University, Lisle, Kindlon Hall Room 163
Time: 8:30-Noon.

Speaker: Maggie Shreve, Sr. OD Consultant, Rush University Medical Center

Nov. 14. CCF. Coaching for Sustained Change: How Does it Happen?

With Sue Lawler.  This interactive program will provide an overview of the findings from a recent dissertation study of how coaches help their clients achieve such sustained change.

Meeting Time & Location: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. O’Hare Office Center – DePaul Univ. Triangle Plaza Building, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631

Nov. 17th STC. Write More, Write Less:  Embracing the value of crafted words and images. 6:30-9PM.

“Writing More” while “Writing Less” can result in better utility for users and can reduce the need and load on the overall documentation development process and content management.

Ram Restaurant & Brewhouse, 9520 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont IL

Register at http://tinyurl.com/4yacks4

Nov. 17th. CCASTD. Influencing Senior Leaders.

Howard Prager & Don Sandel are facilitators.

5:30-7:30 PM; The Carlisle, Lombard.

Register & more info: http://www.ccastd.org.

September, 2011, events

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7. ODN Chicago.



10. CODIC.





15. ICO Fall Symposium, 9/16 & 9/17

16. Loop PDN


18. Deadline to apply for STC judge.















Sept. 7, ODN-Chicago. Getting Unstuck: Conversations to Impact the Core Business with Kendra Coleman, Lucy Hatchell, Johnny Kelleher, Eric Sanders. Chicago. 6:45-8:15. Details at odnchicago@aol.com.

Sept. 10, CODIC. Guiding Change Under Pressure: Which Three Skills? with Bruce Mabee.  Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle. See Part 2 of the program, Sept. 16, Loop PDN. http://codic.us/content/guiding-change-under-pressure-which-three-skills

Sept. 16, Loop PDN. Guiding Change Under Pressure: Using the the Skills in YOUR Situation with Bruce Mabee. 7:30AM–9:00 AM, Northern Trust. See Part 1 on Sept. 10. RSVP lw56@ntrs.com.

Sept. 15-17, ICCO Fall SymposiumDeveloping Leaders in an Increasingly Virtual Work Environment.” Chicago.

Sept. 18. STC. Deadline to apply to be a judgefor the annual competition.

The STC Chicago Chapter competition is open to everyone who produces technical communication. Entrants do not have to be members of STC. You may enter work as an individual or on behalf of a colleague or subordinate. For the 2011 competition, students are invited to participate.

Deadline to apply to be a judge: Sept. 18th. Orientation for judges: Oct. 15th. Judging ends: Dec. 3rd. Details: http://www.stc-chicago.org.

Submit entries August 22-October 7th. See STC site or contact E Burke for more inforatmion competition10@stc-chicago.org.  You do not need to be an STC member to submit an entry!

Sept. 20. NSA-IL. First session in 9-session monthly Speaker’s University. http://www.nsa-il.org, or Kaforski@nsa-il.org.

Sept. 22. STC-Chicago.org. Adobe Tech Comm Suite. Location: Siemens, Buffalo Grove. http://www.stc-chicago.org.

Sept. 22. CISPI / MSPC. Joint Program. Judy Hale, Judy Filek, Gwen Nichols-White. Kendall College, Chicago. tiny.cc/sep22_2011 for details.

May, 2011, Chicago Alliance Events

May 2011

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3. ODN Chicago. Edgar Schein. 4 5 6 7. CODIC. Crystallize your Calling. D. Kubal.
8 9 10 11 12 13 14.
15 16 17 18 19. ODN.
CCASTD. Engaging Learners. Oakbrook
20. ODN- Use of Self.NSA-IL. Building Your own Business 21. ChAPT. Working in an STJ System
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Upcoming meetings

May 3. ODNChicago. Conversation with Edgar Schein. Space is limited: registrations required.RSVP by Sunday, 5/1/11: 773/561-4919 or odnchicago@aol.com

May 7. CODIC. Crystallize Your Calling. The Secrets of Leveraging Your Talents in the New World of Work with Diane Kubal. http://www.CODIC.us.

May 14. ChAPT.  Program date changed to May 21.

May 19, 2011 (Thursday). ODN-Northwestern Suburban. Love Them or Lose Them – Engagement Strategies that Leverage Impact Mentoring. Time:  8:30 am – 10:00 am AM (networking 30 minutes before/after). northwestchicagopdn@gmail.com

Location:  Kenneth Young Community Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village

May 19, 2011. CCASTD. Engaging Learners in the “Orderly Conversation” Tried & true techniques for bringing training into the 21st century, with Greg Owen-Boger, VP Turpin Communication. The Hyatt Lodge, Oakbrook, IL,  5:30-8:30pm. www.ccastd.org.

May 20, (Friday), Chicago PDN of ODN. Use of Self: What it is and Why it Still Matters in OD. Speaker: Julie Benesh, PhD.
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., 9:00 -10:00 a.m. optional open discussion, networking. Location:  Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison – 7th floor, Chicago

May 20  NSA-IL.  Building Your Business:  You Can STILL Make It Happen!  Marjorie Brody, CSP, PCC, CPAE  (http://nsa-il.org/fab-friday.html)  Maggiano’s Oak Brook, 10A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

May 21. ChAPT. Working in an STJ System. www.ChAPT.org. Workshop with Hassan Kamel. Robert Morris Univ, Elgin, 10-3.

April, 2011, Alliance Meetings

April 2011

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday




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3 4 5. ODN-C. Panel discussion 6 7 8 9
10 11. CCF. Coaching & Passion 12. ChAPT. Handwriting indicators 13. Workshop 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21. CCASTD. Evaluation. 22 23
24 25 26 27 28. NSA-IL. AM Speaker Showcase. 

STC. PM Grassroots Documentation Testing.


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Meeting Overviews

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 . ODN/C. OD & HR: Today’s Practice and Tomorrow’s Possibilities, Panel Discussion

Program: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, Chicago, IL
Call (773) 561-4919 or email odnchicago@aol.com

Monday, April 11, Chicago Coach Federation. Coaching. What’s Passion got to do with it?

Time: 6PM – 9PM.
Location: O’Hare Office Center – DePaul Univ..

Tuesday, April 12, ChAPT. Jungian Graphology and the Handwriting Indicators. Informal networking at 5PM at J. Alexanders on Lake Cook.

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM.
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 2600 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL. Call Debra at 847 363-3626, or go to http://www.chapt.org/programs.html.

Learn the handwriting indicators for Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, Extraversion and Introversion.

Thursday, April 21, 2011, CCASTD. Triple “E” — Evaluation Expert Extraordinaire. Myth or Reality? Creating Level 1 Evaluations that Produce Valued Data, with Ken Phillips.
Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm
Fountain Blue 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Details at http://www.ccastd.org.

Thursday, April 28th,  STC-Chicago.
Grassroots Documentation Testing

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
Location: CARA in Oak Brook. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e3hrq7oy2e7f287e&llr=erucd7bab

Join us to learn from Kristi Leach about grassroots documentation testing in your workplace.

Thursday, April 28. NSA-IL. Speaker Showcase.

Time: 8 AM-12:30 PM. A dozen speakers for meeting planners!
Location: Willis Towers, downtown.