Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Career in Learning and Development

June 25, 5:30-8

Evening highlights:

  • Job fair with learning and development organizations
  • Panel discussion on current employment trends in the field, featuring learning leaders from Chicago-area business, non-profit organizations and our very own Jann Iaco, CPLP, who will discuss the benefits of credentialing
  • Professional networking
  • Graduate Showcase of innovative learning and development strategies
  • ATDChi & SNL Information gathering
  • Mentoring program
  • CPLP certification
  • WLPI certificate program
  • Master of Arts in Educating Adults (MAEA) and other programs


The Deliberately Developmental Organization

June 11, 5:30-8:30

Does your company or organization make you a better person? What if we saw work as an essential context for personal growth? And what if employees’ continuous development were assumed to be the critical ingredient for a company’s success? These are questions raised by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming and Matthew Miller in a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Making Business Personal.”

Join us to learn more about “deliberately developmental organizations” and the research results Kegan has produced through his work in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We’ll do some experiential work around what it means to be deliberately developmental and what it would take to shift our workplace focus to continuous learning.


Design Thinking: From Concept to Practice

May 26, 6:00-8:15

Spring has officially sprung, and we are celebrating the season with a topic related to creativity and new ideas: design thinking. Join us for an interactive session to explore this intriguing approach to conceptualizing problems and creating solutions.

You’ve heard of the term “design thinking,” but what does that really mean? This interactive session will give you an overview of design thinking as a concept and provide real life examples of how design thinking principles have been implemented. You will also have hands-on practice on how to put yourself in a design thinking mind-set with an engaging activity you can use with your own teams.


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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