Below you will find webinars and virtual training sessions relevant to our students, alumni and readers. Note that all are listed in Central Standard Time and are listed in ascending order, with the most recent events first. For more information about the events, please refer to the linked information in the original post or the contact person listed.

Change Cadet Presents:

Power and Privilege Workshop, November 16 @ 5:30-7:00 pm CST

Facilitator: Dr. Akilah Cadet, Founder + CEO + Executive Coach, Change Cadet

Despite the summer of allyship, many Americans voted for racism in this election. The conversation about what it means to confront privilege has moved from something we “should do” to something we “must do.” It is time for true change and luckily change is in the title of our firm. White privilege is a thing, but not the only thing. We all have power and privilege. This topic examines the many forms of power and privilege like role in the workplace, ethnicity, social economic status, education level, and more. Tips will be shared on how to use power and privilege for individuals, to support others, and cultivating allyship towards a path of becoming an accomplice. This interactive workshop via Zoom will include partner work and group discussions. Suggested for those new to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, pivoting culture due to racial injustices, refreshing diversity efforts, allies, and employee resource groups.

It is our responsibility as L&D professionals to use our power and privilege to create change within our organizations. 

An Eventbrite email will be sent November 15th with access to the Zoom meeting. There are still spots available!

Register at:

ATD-Chicago Presents:

Virtual Conference – Extraordinary: Cultivating Resilience, Innovation, Leadership, and Connection in a Time of Uncertainty, November 17-18, 8-12p.m.

As we reflect on 2020, we can definitely say it has been extraordinary. We’ve seen our world turned upside down and we have had to face challenges with determination, strength, and flexibility in our workplaces and personal lives. Within these extraordinary times, we’ve seen remarkable resilience against odds, innovation in the way we do business, and gracious leadership.

It’s the optimism in all of this that sets the backdrop and tone for this conference.

This event bring together stellar speakers that are leaders in their area of expertise. Throughout the conference, you’ll have opportunities to learn more about:

  • Building personal resilience and staying centered
  • Building organizational resilience within a remote workforce
  • Emerging as a leader
  • Reimagining the approach to workplace learning
  • Enhancing collaboration using the power of mastermind groups
  • Navigating through change during these uncertain times

There will be plenty of opportunity to network and connect with other attendees via our virtual platform. We are also featuring two special Personal Trust Networking  (PTN) sessions with Matt Elwell – one on Monday, November 16th and another on Tuesday, November 17th. These sessions require a separate registration, have limited capacity and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Upon registering for this conference, you’ll receive the links to register for one of the two PTN sessions. A description of the PTN session can be found here: 

Join your talent development colleagues to engage in learning and networking!


Monday, November 16

Time  Description
5:30pm – 7:00pm Personal Trust Networking requires separate registration

Tuesday, November 17

 Time  Description
 8:00am – 12:00pm Networking & 3 live sessions, including one keynote speaker
 6:30pm – 8:00pm Personal Trust Networking requires separate registration

Wednesday, November 18

 Time  Description
 8:00am – 12:00pm Networking & 3 live sessions, including one keynote speaker


In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to on-demand content related to our conference theme.

Register at:

The Six Pillars of Neurolearning Design with Greg Kozera, Creative Learning Director of ELM Design (accessed anytime)

Join this brain engaging and attention-grabbing webinar to discover:

  • How cognitive neuroscience, intent, and appeal join forces in Neurolearning Design
  • The six pillars of Neurolearning Design for eLearning
  • How Neurolearning Design can help create a positive performance outcome

Neurolearning design is a framework crafted and trademarked by ELM to elevate learning experiences by creating higher engagement, faster recall and better retrieval of information for learners. Neurolearning Design combines insights from modern cognitive theory, adult learning theory, and design theory to create eLearning that works.

Throughout this one hour webinar, we will arm you with tactics to apply Neurolearning principles and examples of real Neurolearning applications so you can make your own learning more effective.

Access to the webinar is free and can be viewed anytime: