Branding for OD Professionals

September 10, 6-8:30

A personal brand is a concise, consistent message that communicates your strengths. By remaining true to your personal brand, you will attract the kinds of sponsors that appreciate and need your skills and abilities and filter out the those that don’t. Ultimately, matching your projects to your individual strengths.

Learn to create a branding statement using SOAR, which stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results. SOAR is a strategic planning framework that focuses on strengths and seeks to align values and passion with opportunities in your industry.


2015 Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase

August 18, 8-5

Since our first event in 2008, the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase has earned the enthusiastic praise of attendees and presenters alike. We will gather again this summer to celebrate the evolution of learning technologies.

The Showcase provides a full day of presentations with an emphasis on the role of new media and interactive methods in organizational training. Our speakers will explore all aspects of elearning—instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more.


Stop Presenting Boring Content: The New Science of Presentations- Webinar

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM CDT – 1:00:00 PM CDT

Psychologists agree that typically, boredom exists at the intersection of participants’ proneness to boredom and their dissatisfaction with available stimuli.

The good news is that the brain does not want to stay bored for too long. So why not take charge and be the source of the stimulation your audience craves?


Mastering the Cube: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks & Building and Organization that Works

Thursday, August 13 6-8:30

As we endeavor to design organizations that are agile, we often find recurring challenges that senior leaders ask OD professionals to help overcome. If you would like to be introduced to practical techniques that enhance alignment of your organization design efforts with your corporate strategy, join us for a dynamic presentation on the future of organization design.

In this session, you’ll have the chance to hear from one of the experts in this field, Janice Schonwetter. Janice was a notable contributor to her org design firm’s latest book Mastering the Cube: Overcoming Stumbling Blocks and Building an Organization that Works. She will share insights and key points from their work. You will leave this session with an understanding of the importance of ensuring that all leaders are “Alignment Leaders” and how to change the “design logic” of organizations so they are better able to deal with future complexity and change.

In commenting on the AlignOrg book, Clayton Christensen – Professor, Harvard Business School, said,

This is a great step-by-step how-to manual on defining and changing the design of your company. If you’re facing such challenges and have only time to read one thing, read this.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an OD leader and improve alignment and performance in your organization!


Unlock the Power of Millennials with Mobile Performance Support- Free Webcast

Wednesday August 1, 1:00 CT

The Millennial wave is not coming—it’s already here. According to a recent Pew study, Millennials have surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce.

While this statistic might strike fear in the hearts of some employers, the forward-thinking ones know that this is a good thing. Why? Because Millennials have the necessary skills and disposition to thrive in today’s fast-paced market, where information changes quickly and often. In fact, when paired with the right performance support strategies on mobile, Millennials will be more productive in less time than any previous generation. Learn how to unlock the power of the Millennial employee with mobile performance support.

Attendees will learn:

  • why mobile and Millennials are a match made in heaven
  • how to onboard, train, and retain the Millennial workforce
  • how to get started in 30 days


Learning to Give: Professional Development and Social Justice Webinar Recording

Join us for a free webinar on March 24 to learn more about the value of volunteering and how it can enhance your career. Howard Prager, Mary Channon and Michelle Ware will explore these topics and share their experiences, as well as answer questions live. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: • Discuss the educational value of training • Identify how volunteering can positively impact their careers • Identify volunteer opportunities to help develop their careers . URL for Viewing:

Preparing for a Career in E-Learning Webinar Recording

Join us for a free webinar on Nov. 12 to learn more about transitioning to the training world, preparing for interviews, software to know and developing e-courses. Roosevelt University adjunct Professor and TRDV alumnus Kim Heintz and TRDV alumnus Jessi Underhill will explore these topics and share their experiences, as well as answer questions live. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
•   Discuss developing virtual learning and blended learning opportunities
•   Identify commonly used learning platforms
•   Describe the components of a successful professional portfolio
You may access the recording of this webinar through this link.

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