2014 Events Archives

11.8.14 – The CARA team will be making and serving brunch on Saturday, November 8 for the residents of the Ronald McDonald’s House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. The Ronald McDonald House, located at 211 East Grand in Chicago, 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. Click here if you are interested in volunteering with CARA.

11.5.14 – CARA is pleased to present at the Chicago chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)’s 2014 Cracker-barrel event on Change. CARA’s Service Delivery Manager Consultant, Barbara Boch, will be presenting, Best Practices and Roadmap for Success with Change. Barbara will cover the most recent industry best practice data on Change Management, a brief summary of the newly defined Organizational Change Management standards, and a high level roadmap for a successful change strategy and plan aligned with any project. The event will be held at DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus (8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue) from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. To learn more or to register for the event, click here.

10.21.14 – 10.22.14 – CARA is excited to sponsor the Twin Cities Chapter of ATD (ATD-TCC)’s 2014 Annual Conference, Learning that Counts, in St. Paul, MN. The two-day conference will provide opportunities to connect and network with other local and regional members and learning professionals, expand and strengthen skill sets, and learn from the best of the best in the industry. Presenters include Bill Treasurer, the author of Courage Goes to Work, Alan Fine, co-creator of the performance model GROW, and Gayle Noakes, Chief Learning Officer at CliftonLarsonAllen. To learn more or to register for the conference, click here.

10.17.14 – CARA is excited to again sponsor the Fall Special Event for the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of ATD (SEWI-ATD), Gamification: Unplugged. Session topics include the future of learning, bridging the boomer/gamer knowledge gap, games, gamification & the quest for engagement. Please join us Friday, October 17 at Briggs & Stratton’s Headquarters in Wauwatosa, WI. To learn more or to register for the event, please click here.

10.2.14 – Don’t miss the CARA team at the 13th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Conference on Thursday, October 2, 2014. This year’s event is held at new venue – Allstate’s headquarters in Northbrook, IL. The theme of this year’s conference is Learning Beyond the Classroom – Producing COMETITIVE Business Results. Be sure to stop by the CARA table and say hello to our team! To learn more about the conference or to register, please click here.

8.21.14 – CARA is pleased to host the STC Chicago Chapter’s August Meeting, 4 Progressions, on Thursday, August 21 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., at CARA’s office in Oak Brook, IL. The meeting will cover an interesting set of topics, including moving from PDF to online, working with SMEs and/or a remote team, working from a home office, and professionalism in 2014. To learn more about the meeting or to register, click here.

8.13.14 – CARA’s co-founder and Executive Vice President, Jane Ehrenstrom, will facilitate a round table discussion on “Finding Balance” during ARA Chicago’s Mentorship Forum, at Orbitz Worldwide at 500 W. Madison Street, Chicago, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  ARA aspires to Attract women to the field of information technology, to Retain relationships with women in the information technology industry, and  Advance the role of women in the information technology community.  For more information on ARA, or to register for the Mentorship Forum, click here. Space is limited.

8.5.14 – CARA will again be the Gold Sponsor at this year’s Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on Tuesday, August 5. 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 NIU Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, or to register, click here.

6.11.14 – CARA is excited to support the Executive Learning Exchange’s 5th Annual Chicagoland Learning Leaders and RightStart4Kids Fundraising Gala on June 11, 2014. This gala helps raise funds for the new annual scholarship program for the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Foundation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to network and peruse the silent auction items prior to dinner.  Dinner is an eight-course, home cooked Vietnamese dinner, prepared by Tom Nguyen, Co-Founder of RightStart4Kids. The event will be held at the Garden Rooms & Arches Garden at the Winnetka Community House from 5:30-9:00 p.m. To learn more, or to register, click here.

6.9.14 – CARA is pleased to be a sponsor at HRMAC’s Summer Networking Event on Monday, June 9, 2014. Enjoy an evening of networking over wine, cheese, and other hors d’oeuvres at Rivers Restaurant (30 S. Wacker Chicago, IL) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more or to register, please click here.

5.15.14 – CARA is delighted to sponsor CCASTD’s Dinner Meeting: Business Results Made Visible – Design Proof – Positive Level 4 Evaluations held at the Carlisle in Lombard, IL on Thursday, May 15. Ken Philips, founder and CEO of Philips Associates, will lead an assessment of various learning programs that are ideally suited for conducting a Level 4 evaluations. The event will include dinner and a networking opportunity. To learn more or to register, please click here.

5.15.14 – CARA is pleased to support the Executive Learning Exchange’s 4th Annual SE Wisconsin Learning Leaders Conference. The conference theme is Learning Beyond the Classroom: Producing COMPETITIVE Business Results. Keynote speakers include Angie Zeigler from Harley-Davidson and Ben Betts from ProfitAbility Business Simulations. The conference starts at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee, WI). To learn more or to register click here.

3.18.14 – CARA is honored to sponsor the ACMP Chicagoland chapter event, Perspectives in Leading Change, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The meeting will feature local Change Management practitioners discussing how they successfully drive change and performance in their organizations. There will also be networking opportunities and roundtable discussions with the speakers. The event will be held at Northwestern University’s Norris Center from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. To learn more or to register for the event, click here.

2.13.14 – CARA is again pleased to sponsor the at ASTD-SCWC’s 2014 Learning Summit, Love to Learn, on February 13, 2014. The summit will include presentations by learning authors, breakout sessions and networking. Julie Dirksen, the author of Design for How People Learn, is the keynote for the summit. The summit will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. To learn more or to register for the event, click here.

1.16.14 – Don’t miss CARA’s VP of Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Michelle Reid-Powell, as she participates at CCASTD’s January meeting, as a panelist addressing the topic,  State of the Industry: Are You Ready For 2014? The panel members will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the Industry in 2014. Networking and dinner will be held prior to the panel discussion. The event will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Meadows Club (2950 W. Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008). For more information, or to register, click here.

1.15.14 – CARA is pleased to be a sponsor at HRMAC’s Winter Networking Event on Wednesday, January 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be held at Rosewood Restaurant and Banquets in Rosemont, IL, where wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. If you are interested in attending, please click here to register.

1.15.14 – CARA is pleased to host CCASTD’s January Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 15 at CARA’s office in Oak Brook, IL. To learn more about the Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Training & and Development (CCASTD), click here.

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