2012 Events Archives

December 7, 2012 – CARA is proud to be the Gold Sponsor for the Fifth Annual Employee Learning Conference, Harness the Power of Informal Learning hosted by the Heart of Illinois Chapter of ASTD. This Conference is being held Friday, December 7, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Illinois Central College, Professional Development Institute (PDI), ICC North Campus, Hickory Hall, 5407 N. University, Peoria IL. Drop by CARA’s table and say hello. Since space is limited, click here to learn more about the keynote speaker and session topics, and register today.

November 15, 2012 – How Strong Is Your Leadership Pulse? Find out by attending the complimentary webinar event presented by CARA Senior Organization Development Consultants, Jane Brent and Susan Hill. The webinar will share the findings of CARA’s 2012 pulse survey on leadership development, “The Rising Risk of a Double-Dip Leadership Crisis” and help you benchmark where your organization stands today. Learn more

October 23-24, 2012 – CARA is the Platinum Sponsor again for the Southeast Wisconsin ASTD Chapter’s (SEWI-ASTD) Fall Legend Series, Tom Kuhlmann: Learning Beyond Imagination.  Legend, Tom Kuhlmann, is the VP of Community for Articulate and author of the Rapid E-Learning Blog, which is published weekly to over 73,000 readers.  Join SEWI-ASTD and CARA in the Milwaukee, WI area, as Tom shares his passion for learning technology and focus on helping people succeed and grow. Tom will also introduce Articulate’s hottest new product, Storyline, on Day 2 of this workshop.  For more information on this exciting 2-day workshop or SEWI-ASTD, click here.

October 1, 2012 – CARA is the Platinum Sponsor again for this year’s 11th annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Conference, being held at McDonald’s Hamburger University in Oak Brook on Monday, October 1st. This year CARA is hosting our client, Advocate Physician Partners, who will share a compelling case study in our session, Elearning as a Strategic Tool to Promote Best Practices and Implement System Change. As in years past, 300 learning executives from across the region come together to collaborate and share lessons learned from initiatives within their organizations. The theme for this year’s conference is Set the Roadmap for Continuous Learning: Delivering CONSISTENT Business Results. Keynote addresses include McDonald’s USA COO, Jim Johannesen and United’s Managing Director of Talent Management, Ted Forbes. Keynotes are followed by a variety of diverse breakout sessions featuring local learning leaders sharing case studies and interactive panel discussions. For more information on the conference, click here.

September 15, 2012 – Team CARA is making and serving a hot brunch on Saturday, September 15th for about 100 residents of Ronald McDonald House, near Lurie Children’s Hospital.  We need about 20 volunteers. To join some of CARA’s consultants and staff, just click here to sign up. The new Ronald McDonald House just opened on June 26, 2012 at 211 East Grand in Chicago. The facility supports the needs of families whose children are receiving treatment at nearby Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago & the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

August 16, 2012 – CARA sponsors the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase for the third year. This year we are featuring Senior CARA Consultant, Terry McGoldrick. Terry is presenting The Changing LMS Landscape – Updating Your Criteria When Evaluating LMS Vendors. Join us as Terry leads an interactive discussion around how the shifting learning landscape has also influenced key LMS market trends. Please also stop by our exhibit table and say hello to the CARA team.

July 19, 2012 – CARA’s Executive Director of Strategic Services, Michelle Reid-Powell, presents with McDonald’s Corporation’s Performance and Design Consultant, Denise Lynch, at the CCASTD July chapter meeting. In this interactive session, Moving McDonald’s Worldwide from Training to Performance, they will examine how Denise has driven a significant culture change in McDonald’s Worldwide Training. Please click on the link for more information, or to register.

June 26, 2012 – Again this year, CARA is participating in the CLO/CTO Fundraising Dinner benefiting One Acre Fund at the Winnetka Community House’s Garden Rooms & Arches Garden. This annual event is hosted by Executive Learning Exchange & RightStart4Kids. One Acre Fund benefits smallholder farm families in East Africa by providing them with the tools they need to achieve food and economic security.

May 24, 2012 – Please join CARA at the 2nd Annual Southeast Wisconsin Learning Leaders Conference where we are participating in this multi-track event under the theme, Set Your Roadmap for Continuous Learning – Delivering CONSISTENT Business Results. In between sessions, stop by CARA’s table for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Keynote Speaker, Bob Cancalosi, CLO at GE Healthcare, kicks off a robust day of collaboration speaking on the topic, “High Impact Continuous Learning at GE Healthcare”.

May 20-22, 2012 – CARA’s intrepid Recruiting Team, Gina A., Lisa Vitale and Jeff Warner will be at the STC Summit 2012 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Stop by CARA’s booth #303 in the Expo Hall for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Former Microsoft Project Manager and Author, Scott Berkun, is the Keynote Speaker at the conference, featuring 80 sessions, organized by 10 tracks from Training and Education to Visual Design and Social Media. Scott will be addressing the attendees on the “The Myths of Innovation”.

May 17, 2012 – CARA is sponsoring CCASTD’s Dinner at the Holiday Inn Skokie, IL. The evening’s topic, Learning Change to Change Learning, is being presented by Paige Sefton, a learning leader at Abbott Laboratories. Read more.

May 16, 2012 – CARA’s co-founder and Senior Vice President, Jane Ehrenstrom, will co-facilitate a round table discussion on Social Media, Mobile Technologies, and Social Learning: How Are They Being Used? for CCASTD’s PDN, 6:00 – 8:15 p.m., at Equity Residential in Chicago. The evening features a rotating round table format where participants will discuss, explore and share possible ways to use Social Media and Mobile tools to enhance learning and improve performance. No fee required. RSVP to nberkove@cannondesign.com or 312-960-8108.

March 31, 2012 – CARA hosts STC Chicago’s complimentary half day workshop, Resumes and Interviewing Skills on Saturday, March 31st, 8:30 a.m. until Noon, at our Oak Brook, IL Headquarters. The session features two of CARA’s Recruiting Managers, Lisa Vitale and Jeff Warner. For more information, or to register, click here.

March 29, 2012 – CARA sponsors STC Chicago’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, March 29th at the Black Steer Charhouse, Elk Grove Village, IL. For more information or to make reservations, click here.

March 15, 2012 – CARA’s Executive Director of Strategic Services, Michelle Reid-Powell, is participating in the virtual panel discussion, Change Management in a Changing Digital World. The event, hosted by the Executive Learning Exchange, will take place using INXPO’s Virtual Learning Center, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CT. To register,click here.

March 13, 2012 – CARA’s Strategic Account Manager, Sue Deisinger, will moderate CCASTD’s PDN at 6:00 p.m.,Learning Management Systems: A State of the Industry + A Glimpse into the Future. The evening features two experts, Danny Ortegon & Doty Sinclair, who will share stories about what they are seeing in the field now and what they expect to see years forward. RSVP by email to sue.deisinger@caracorp.com.

February 24, 2012 – CARA will host the Organization Development Network of Chicago (ODNC) interactive workshop, Launching, Running and Growing a Successful Consulting Practice. Cost: Members $129, Non-Members $199. Reservations by phone: 773.561.4919, or odnchicago@aol.com.

February 23, 2012 – Join CARA Account Executive, Tim Devine, at the ASTD-SCWC 2012 Learning Summit at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.

February 8, 2012 – CARA’s Director of Strategic Services, Michelle Reid-Powell, is facilitating a workshop on Achieving Business Results for Training Using Change Management Best Practices for the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of ASTD (SEWI-ASTD), at Upper Iowa University in Milwaukee, WI.

February 7, 2012 – Gina Arinyanontakoon, CARA Recruiting Manager, is a participating panelist in a practical discussion entitled, Taking Charge of Your Career in OD,  for the Chicago Chapter of the Organization Development Network at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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