2013 Events Archives

12.13.13 – CARA is co-sponsoring ASTD’s 2013 State of the Industry report webcast on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. Laurie Miller, Director of Research Services at ASTD, and David Frankel, Research Specialist, will present benchmarking data from ASTD BEST Awards Winners, Fortune magazine’s list of Global 500 companies, and other organizations from 2004 to present. To register please click here.

12.3.13 – CARA is pleased to host a holiday Networking Reception for members of the Chicagoland CLO/CTO Group. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at Lovells of Lake Forest, on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m., after their meeting.

11.1.13 – CARA announces sponsorship of our inaugural Change Management Practitioner Roundtable. By invitation only, this elite group of Chicago-area Change Management Leaders and Practitioners will meet quarterly for lunch to discuss the challenges and best practices involved in managing change in the corporate arena. Sessions will rotate across various Chicago area locations, beginning at C.N.A. Financial Corporation in downtown Chicago. For information, please contact CARA’s Senior Director of Strategic Services, Martha Watt.

10.28.13 – CARA is proud to be the platinum sponsor once again for the Executive Learning Exchange’s 12th Annual Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference, 10.28.2013. The focus of the conference will be on Talent Management, Unleashing Workforce Potential: Delivering CONSISTENT Business Results. The day covers more than 25 breakout sessions and 50 diverse thought leaders. Don’t miss CARA’s Case Study, Meeting Budgets and Deadlines: Building a Virtual Environment for Geographically Dispersed Teams to Communicate More Effectively, co-sponsored with Motorola Solutions. The conference starts at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at McDonald’s Hamburger University (2715 Jorie Blvd. Oak Book, IL 60523). To learn more or to register click here.

10.15-16.13 – As the platinum sponsor again this year, CARA is pleased to be a part of SEWI-ASTD’s Fall Conference, The Changing Face of Learning & Development, October 15-16, 2013. Join us, along with keynote speakers Lou Russell (CEO, Russell Martin & Associates), Trish Uhl (Learning Strategist), and Jason Sprunk (Business Transformation Leader) on the topics of Managing Change, Delivering in Change, Designing for Change, and Investing in Change. The conference will be held at the Davians Banquet & Conference Center (N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee, WI), from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To learn more about the Southwestern Wisconsin Chapter of ASTD and the Fall Conference click here.

09.12.13 – CARA is proud to be a part of the CCASTD’s 70th Birthday Bash as a Silver sponsor. The gala event recognizes the Chicagoland Chapter of ASTD as being the oldest and most successful ASTD chapter to date! The evening will include an all-inclusive open-bar cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, and dessert, in addition to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the chapter, introduction of the 2014 Board, and silent auction. The event will take place Thursday, September 12th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oakbrook, IL. For more information, or to register and be a part of the celebration, click here

08.20.13 – CARA will again be the Gold Sponsor at this year’s Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on August 20. The Showcase focuses on the role of new media and interactive methods in organizational training. Topics include eLearning, instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid eLearning, and more. Join your fellow practitioners at this exciting event located at Northwestern University School of Law, 375 East Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, or to register, click here.

07.23.13 – In partnership with Illinois Technology Association (ITA), CARA is hosting the July dinner of the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group at the Paris Club, in Chicago, IL. Jane Ehrenstrom, Tina Jandris, and Sue Deisinger of CARA’s senior leadership team are long-standing participants in the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group, which hosts quarterly networking dinners, by invitation only, for women of the Chicago technology community. The dinners allow attendees to build upon their professional network, collaborate with peers, and share their experiences working in the industry.

06.19.13 – The CARA team is sponsoring a table and silent auction at the 4th Annual Executive Learning Exchange CLO/CTO Fundraising Dinner. While providing a networking opportunity with industry colleagues across the region, this fundraiser supports Project Good Hearts, an organization that sponsors heart surgeries for children in Vietnam. This extraordinary event will be held at one of the finest North Shore dining experiences – the Garden Rooms and beautifully landscaped Arches Garden of the Winnetka Community House.

06.14.13 – CARA’s Executive Director of Strategic Services, Michelle Reid-Powell, is giving the feature presentation, Using Change Management Best Practices to Get Results, at ABPMP Chicago meeting, Friday June 14. In the presentation, Michelle will discuss applying Change Management best practices to get results. She will discuss how leveraging these techniques will help ensure that employees adopt new processes and how their intended results will be met. The meeting will take place from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. at 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. To learn more click here.

05.02.13 – Don’t miss CARA at the 3rd Annual SE Wisconsin Learning Leaders Conference at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Join us and fellow learning and talent development leaders from across the region for this exciting themed event, Unleashing Workforce Potential – Delivering CONSISTENT Business Results. Stop by CARA’s table for a chance to win some sweet Brewer’s tickets.

04.20.13 CARA’s Recruiting Manager Gina Arinyanontakoon is participating in an event hosted by STC-Chicago and STC Wisconsin, in Grayslake, IL. This exciting “Jump-Start Your Career Workshop” features guest speaker Jack Molisani. Learn what you can do to boost your career. To learn more, or to register, click here.

03.22.13 CARA’s co-founder and Senior Vice President, Jane Ehrenstrom, was invited to speak at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School on Friday, March 22, 2013, on the topic of pursuing a career in Instructional Design.

03.05.13 CARA Senior Organization Development Consultants, Jane Brent and Susan Hill will share the findings of CARA’s 2012 pulse survey on leadership development, “The Rising Risk of a Double-Dip Leadership Crisis” during a webinar for the members of TechServe Alliance. During the webinar Jane and Susan will also share case studies and address questions such as:

  • How are businesses minimizing the impact of leadership losses?
  • What are the most effective ways to develop the next generation of leaders to fill the gap?
  • What are the upside/downside risks of building your own versus recruiting new leadership talent?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities businesses face in developing tomorrow’s leaders?

CARA clients are invited to learn more about the survey results. We invite you to hold this seminar at your office for key stakeholders. For more information, please contact Jane Ehrenstrom at 630-869-0508 or jane.ehrenstrom@caracorp.com.

02.16.13 CARA hosts STC’s February workshop, Speed Résumé-ting, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. In a clever homage to speed dating, this session will give you an opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on your resume for that competitive edge. Lisa Vitale, CARA Recruiting Manager, will be available for Q&A after the speed reviews. For more information, or to register, click here.

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