Navigating Bias in the Workplace:  Self-Sponsored Workarounds for a Current Reality
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Navigating Bias in the Workplace: Self-Sponsored Workarounds for a Current Reality

After many years of focus on workplace bias, it is unfortunate that many American organizations are showing signs of “diversity fatigue.” Although it is imperative that corporations continue a steady focus on diversity and inclusion, few organizations are gaining any real or lasting change.  Given this less-than-ideal result, efforts toward change must continue to be collective, as well as individual. Edith Coleman Chears shares her extensive research, stories and tips in this enlivening session.

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Creativity in Context
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Creativity in Context

We regularly hear organizations talk about creativity and innovation, but what does that really mean?  Join us for our April program, Creativity in Context, for a practical exploration of what it takes to deliver on that goal.  A big thanks to Brendan Neuman and Samantha Smith of Basil Consultants for sharing their expertise and for generously hosting at 1871, a co-working space focusing on innovation!

 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Leading With Influence: A Vocabulary for Managing Change
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Leading With Influence: A Vocabulary for Managing Change

  • Nitel: Next-Generation Technology Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Change is everywhere! Many of us are moving faster than we used to and are processing escalating amounts of information, both in and out of the work place. Especially, in this context, relationships and powerful conversations are the way we influence and move others. Come to this dynamic PDN and explore an approach for leading with influence.

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Running Learning like a Business
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Running Learning like a Business

Have you ever wanted to make an even greater impact with your work? Have you seen your work as strategic, but had a hard time moving others in that direction? Have you been busy with the necessary detail and design processes, that you've not had time to think strategically? This is your opportunity to learn from industry standards-setters.  

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Strategic Agility in a Disruptive World
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Strategic Agility in a Disruptive World

  • DePaul University O’Hare Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) is starting 2018 with a focus on how to apply Agile concepts to strategic thinking.  Join us for Strategic Agility in a Disruptive World to learn practical tools that can be used for your own strategic planning or to support your organization.

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How emotional intelligence drives organizational performance
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

How emotional intelligence drives organizational performance

Many of us have heard about emotional intelligence  (EI) and its efficacy based on years of research from Dan Goleman and others, yet how do you harness this power to make a business impact? How does EI fit into your learning toolkit and how do you use it to make a difference? Come find out in this interactive session. 

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Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents

Applied Improvisation with Jackie Gnepp of Humanly Possible® will be an ‘on-your-feet’ session where you will discover how to use applied improvisation to enhance leadership development and change management in your organization or for your clients. 

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Putting It All Together: What helps our companies succeed with the best new learning methods?
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Putting It All Together: What helps our companies succeed with the best new learning methods?

  • Glen Ellyn Central Library, Meeting Room B (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

March's Corporate University PDN will look at trends and strategies from award-winning companies that use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results.  Bruce Mabee, who has served as a judge for ATD's BEST awards for over 10 years and will be leading the program and sharing what he's learned.

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