STC Chicago Chapter September Meeting-

Rapid eLearning Tools Workshop

Thursday, September 18
Networking: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm

Illinois Institute of Technology
Wheaton Campus
201 E Loop Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

Join us on September 18 for a look at Rapid eLearning Tools with Tanya Blakley. In this workshop, we’ll explore some key differences between two of the most widely used Rapid eLearning Software Applications: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. Bring your iPads or laptops!

Ms. Blakley will share some sample courses developed with both tools and walk through the features used in their creation. You’ll discover helpful how-tos and learn about adding video, sound, quizzes, and other interactive elements.

Register here!

What to bring:
Your iPads or laptops.

About the Speaker
Tanya Blakley has over 17 years of experience in Training and Industrial Design. She holds a Master’s Degree from Boise State University in Educational Technology with a focus in Online Teaching. She is currently an Instructional Specialist with a prominent Pharmacy Benefits Management company and is considered the primary eLearning designer, with courses deploying to an employee base of over 4,500.

ODN (Organization Development Network Chicago) presents:

OD and the Virtual Leader

When: Thursday, September 11th at 5:30

Where: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N Wells
Rooms 407/412
Chicago, IL 60654

Presesnter: Kevin Sheridan, expert in human capital management and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of employee engagement


CCASTD Presents:

Skills Seminar: Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers Export to Your Calendar


When: Thursday, September 18
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Map this event »
DePaul University School for New Learning (O’Hare Campus)
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60631
United States
Presenter: Dr. Jon Aleckson, CEO of Web Courseworks


 CCASTD Presents:

 Dinner Meeting: Proven Approaches for Improving Program and Organizational Performance Export to Your Calendar


When: Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 PM CDT
Where: Map this event »
Embassy Suites Chicago-Lombard/Oak Brook
707 E. Butterfield Road
Lombard, Illinois 60148
United States
Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Guerra-López & Zachary Konopka
Contact: CCASTD Office
Phone: 630-848-1462



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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