CISPI Annual Cracker Barrel 6/13 6:30-9

Chicago ISPI’s Signature Event
Cracker-barrel is the perfect event for both new and experienced colleagues to network with others while gaining new knowledge about all aspects of performance improvement and HPT.

With the theme of “The HPT Value Proposition: Creating Value for Clients” this year’s event will feature international and local experts – each delivering a short presentation several times in round-table format.

You will have the opportunity to meet new people, dine on great Kendall College Culinary Art School food, and win an awesome raffle prize.

For more details visit

Need to brush up on using techinology to deliver training? 

Then the following CCASTD events are for you!

CCASTD June WORKSHOP: Social Media for the Learning Professional 6/21 9-4:30

Social Media is one of the hottest topics today. If you are new to Social Media, this workshop will help you get started. If you are already using Social Media, this workshop will help you take your skills to the next level. No matter what level you consider yourself, this workshop will show you how you can take advantage of the technology to enhance your training sessions and presentations.

Participants should bring their laptops, tablets and smartphones to this highly interactive workshop where we will engage with each other using the tools Twitter, Facebook, QR Codes, YouTube and LinkedIn to create learning activities.

For more details and to register visit

CCASTD Jun Clinic: Learning Innovation with Today’s Tech Tools 6/21 5:30-8:30

Please take out your cell phones and turn them ON: The top three mobile technologies to enhance your presentations for increased engagement.

We have the technology, we can rebuild it. Well ok, we may not want to rebuild our learning events but we sure can enhance them using Tweet Chats, Backchannels and QR Codes. This clinic will demonstrate how you can incorporate these mobile technologies into your presentations and learning events to increase engagement immediately at virtually no additional cost. By using the technology, participants will be able to create a strategy and action plan to incorporate these tools into their own presentations. Bring your smartphones or other mobile devices and be prepared for an interactive evening of Tweeting, Scanning and Learning.

For more details and to register visit

 Grow Your Business! Grow Your Life!

***Note- Michelle Filicicchia, instructor for Human Performance Improvement is presenting***

Please join us for the first annual Grow Your Business! Grow Your Life!  Women’s success conference. This exciting event will bring together women for valuable networking, world-class business and life enhancing interactive workshops, a fashion show extravaganza by Lulu’s Wiggin Out, ZUMBA renewal breaks and fun!

 Speakers Include:

Kathleen Caldwell * Melody Emricson * Michelle Filicicchia * Mary Heidkamp, Ph.D. * Meridith Hutchens * Judy Iverson * Mary Miske * Donna Pavoris * Laurie Polinski *

 Click on the following link to register for the event. Space is limited and this event will sell out quickly!

Spring Internship and Career Fair at Roosevelt

When: 2pm-6pm Thursday April 12th

Where: Congress Lounge, Auditorium Building, Chicago

What: Local employers will be onsite to discuss many different exciting career opportunities including summer internships in various fields. Please bring plenty of resumes to handout, and if your resume needs a little sprucing up contact the office of career development at (312) 341-3560 for assistance.

Training Magazine Complimentary Webinar-Virtual Training Implementations: Preparing for Success

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Eastern


Cindy Huggett, CPLP

Attend this interactive webinar to learn:

  • 3 things you must do in advance of a virtual training rollout
  • Best practices for preparing participants and facilitators
  • Action plans for your next virtual training implementation
  • And more…

To register visit

Careers in Human Performance Improvement Event

Tuesday April 3rd at 6pm (student networking from 5:30-6)

Gage Building Second Floor Commons
18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Come spend an evening with industry experts (including some of our very own distinguished alumni) to learn more about your future in the HPI/T field.

Round table presentations will cover topics such as:

Performance Improvement Consulting: The two sides of the coin

How Do I Use this in the Real World? Taking OD, ID, and HPI Out of the Classroom and Into the Workplace

More information to follow

Chicago OD Network

Subject: An Assessment Buffet

When: Tuesday, March 6th 2012 at 6pm

Where: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

325 N. Wells, 4th Floor

Chicago, IL

CCASTD March Dinner Meeting

Subject: What’s In Your Tool Kit? Define Your Virtual Impact

When: Thursday, March 15th 2012

Where: The Meadows Club
2950 W Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Spring Career Workshop and Career Fair

Thursday, March 1

Association Forums of Chicagoland

During the Career Workshop, from 9 am to noon:

Discover how to:
Rebuild your resume so that it enhances your position and visibility in the job market.
Nail the interview and answer interviewers’ most difficult questions.
Negotiate your worth by showcasing your personality, strengths and value.

During the Career Fair, from 1 to 4 pm:

Get your resume in front of associations actively looking to hire.
Meet with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national organizations.
Speak candidly with industry leaders about opportunities in your field.

More Info

Career Workshop

Career Fair

2012 Events

Attending an industry event can be a great way to network and learn new things.

CCASTD Free For February Webinar

Thursday, February 16, 6:30 – 7:30pm CST
Registration deadline is 11:59pm CST on February 15.

Take Your Level 2s Up a Notch: Learn How to Measure Application Not Just Recall

According to a 2009 ASTD research study, 81 percent of organizations evaluate some learning programs at Level 2 of the Kirkpatrick/Phillips five-level evaluation model. Yet only 55 percent view the data they collect to be valuable.

CCASTD February Dinner Meeting

Subject: Take Your Level 2s Up a Notch:
Learn How to Measure Application Not Just Recall

When: Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5:30pm

Where: The Meadows Club
2950 W Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

2012 Chicago ISPI World Cafe and HPT Showcase

Chicago ISPI’s World Café and HPT Showcase is your chance to actively contribute to making a difference in the chapter and ultimately, your career. World Café participants explore important questions by connecting people that care about an issue in a comfortable environment, and inviting them to have facilitated conversations that can lead to important insights for the group.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5:30pm

Where: Walgreen Co., Lower Level Conference Center

304 Wilmot Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015

ODN Taking Charge of Your Career in OD

Learning, development, talent, visioning, planning all fall under the domain of OD. But when it comes to our own careers, are we the barefoot shoemaker’s children?

Let’s benefit from our own collective wisdom, guided by a panel of expert resources.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 6pm

Where: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,

325 North Wells, Fourth Floor

Complimentary Webinar: 3 Steps to Virtual Training

One minute of classroom time does not equal one minute of virtual classroom time – some activities simply don’t translate or even make sense online. How do you know what to reuse versus what to build from scratch?

Join this interactive webinar to discover the answer and begin to convert your classroom training to virtual training using 3 simple guidelines.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Convert face-to-face classes to synchronous virtual sessions.
  • Design virtual class activities that achieve learning outcomes.
  • Engage learners with online training tools.
  • And more…

Register for the
Complimentary Webinar











Online Teaching

On October 20th The College of Professional Studies held their second Online Teaching Forum; check out a record of what was discussed

Spring and Summer Registration

Registration starts on 11/1/2011. Please check your RU mail for your registration code. Codes will start going out 10/25/2011. The spring and summer schedule will be available to view on 10/23/2011.

Note to students seeking the Graduate Credential in Online Teaching- TRDV 502 Technologies in Online Teaching will be offered in the spring semester and TRDV 509 Seminar and Practice in Online Teaching.

Learning 3.0 Conference in Chicago this October!

“The world of work is going social. Interconnectedness is changing the function of learning. What will it mean to learn inside the new enterprise? Training magazine’s Learning 3.0 Conference will cover important new trends, how-tos, case studies, and strategies for emerging (and rapidly adopted) learning tools and technologies—so you can drive engagement and behavior change like never before.”

Check it out

There is a discount for students in the TRDV and HPI fields, email for more information.

Attending industry events is a great way of learning about what the new ideas and concepts out there. It is also a wonderful networking opportunity, there will be attendees there from all over the country so get out there, BE SOCIAL and build your business card collection while you’re at it.

Corporate University

I hope you can join us next month for the Corporate University PDN’s program on leadership development. A big thanks toMcDonald’s for not only serving up terrific talent for the event, but for also hosting it.

What: Under the Arches: Leadership Development at McDonald’s

In 2009, Fortune Magazine named McDonald’s as Number Six in their “Best Companies for Leaders” survey.

McDonald’s is proud of its legacy of growing leaders. And, over their 50 year history, they have learned from the complexity of having leaders in 117 countries. From Hamburger University to the Leadership Institute, McDonald’s is committed to talent development and growing leaders at all levels. Our speakers will share the range of development experiences for leaders at McDonald’s. Key topics will include discussion around development for those new to position, in position and high potential.

Who: Faith Krebs is the Senior Director of McDonald’s Corporation Global Learning and Development group. She has served in many different roles for over 30 years supporting regional, divisional, and global operations and learning functions. Currently, she is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of performance focused learning solutions for 1.7 million people from the restaurant through the mid management levels. Her expertise is in design and implementation of standardized, repeatable, global solutions that impact McDonald’s people, restaurants, and the system to improve business results.

Rose Hollister is a Senior Director for the Leadership Institute, McDonald’s, joining the organization in 2010. In her role, she has the oversight of the development of 1600 global directors and officers. Rose brings 25 years experience in the areas of leadership development, consulting and organization development. Prior to coming to McDonald’s, Rose was VP, Learning and Development at Equity Office, a principal at Perrone-Ambrose Associates, Inc. and ran her own firm, Hollister Consulting, Inc. From 2005 to 2010, Rose was an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University teaching Coaching and Executing Strategic Change in the Masters for Learning and Organizational Change.

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | 6 – 6:30 p.m. networking | 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. program

Where: Hamburger University in Oakbrook (specific room to be announced in reminder email roughly one week before event)

RSVP: Jan Wencel | | 630.803.6650 | no fee

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