Chapter Events


Upcoming events

    • April 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 310 E Chicago St., Milwaukee, WI

    Shifting from Traditional Training to Continuous Learning

    Facilitated by Megan Cardenas, Vice President, Training Manager at U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, and SEWI-ATD Member

    Our discussion will include reflections on these articles:

    and will focus on the following questions:

    • What learning model does your organization currently have in place?

    • What model(s) are you looking at implementing next

    • How are you curating information for your staff? 

    The purpose of our PDN is to bring together managers and supervisors within our industry to discuss topics of interest, current industry trends, collaborate on best practices, and connect with other colleagues in similar roles. Our goal is to help members of this network improve professionally and bring greater value to the organizations they serve.

    Learning Leaders, we hope you will join us! You do not need to be a member of SEWI-ATD to attend.

    • April 21, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • United Way, 225 West Vine St., Milwaukee, WI

    Advanced Presentation Skills

    Presented by Matt Meuleners, Executive Partner at FOCUS Training, Leadership Trainer, Consultant, and SEWI-ATD Member

    Program Description: 

    The ability to deliver powerful presentations is exceptionally important to trainers and leaders of learning teams. Skilled facilitators use advanced presentation skills to craft and deliver messages that drive action and guide perceptions. In this session, we will explore techniques that the best presenters use to enhance the structure of a message and deeply engage audience members. We will also discuss the application of Adult Learning Theory to make presentations more effective and increase transfer of learning.

    Check out Matt's related blog article, "Sticky Stories".

    About Our Presenter:

    Matt is well known in the training community for his great presentation skills. To find out more about him, check out Matt's LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/mattmeuleners  and his website: www.focustraining.com.

    • May 10, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Greendale Public Library, 5647 Broad St., Greendale, WI

    Global Trends in Instructional Design

    Facilitated by Amy Krenzke, L&D Business Partner at Cielo Talent, and SEWI-ATD Member


    Topics for discussion:
    • Engaging the whole spectrum of learners globally: What are the challenges? Translation needs?
    • Regional vs. global ID
    • Varied abilities/skill levels in diverse regions
    • Compliance training in different regions 
    • Technology challenges/wins on a global scale 
    • Drawing on global talent for better instructional design
    • Leadership support across all regions & globally 

    We hope you will see this as an opportunity to build your skill and knowledge as an Instructional Designer. We will have different topics for each meeting.  

    Our PDN is an informal, risk-free environment for brainstorming ideas, sharing strategies, collaborating, and learning from each other. The greater the turnout, the richer our conversations become, so share this registration link and bring a friend! 

    You do not need to be a member of SEWI-ATD to attend. Refreshments and appetizers will be available for purchase.

    • May 19, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Goodwill Center for Work and Training, 5400 S. 60th St., Greendale, WI

    Geezer. Punk. Whatever.

    Presented by Alex Draginis, Trainer at Accent Learning and Consulting

    It seems unreal that a workforce recently dominated by Baby Boomers has shifted to a workforce where half our employees are under 34 years of age.  With a sweeping power, the Millennial generation is entering our workforce with creativity, energy, and verve.  And just as World War II and Baby Boomers shaped today's organizational cultures, Millennials are already shaping our external customers through the products and services they offer.  

    Program Description:

    Learn the latest information about how to use generational differences as a way to unite your team, and appreciate how each generation brings a unique approach to reaching goals in the workplace.  

    About Our Presenter:

    Alex Draginis joined Accent Learning and Consulting in 2015, bringing a fresh, Millennial perspective on the workforce. Her experience working across generations and with diverse teams helps groups appreciate seen and unseen strengths while working toward common goals.  Her transition to Accent allows her to use her experience working across generations in a public service role and combines it with her passion for education. Alex has a degree in Educational Policy from UW-Milwaukee.

    Accent Learning & Consulting

    Prompted by questions like, "Do you offer this session to outside companies?" and "My husband/wife/friend's company could really use this information," Sarah Gibson opened Accent Learning and Consulting in 2004. Initially the focus was on written communication and generational communication.  However, satisfied customers wanted more of the hands-on, adult-centered learning in a great variety of topics that what was provided. Sarah began talking with colleagues she trusted and decided to start Accent Learning. 

    Check out Accent Learning and Consulting on the web. 

    • June 16, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Upper Iowa University, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 100, Milwaukee, WI

    10 Free or Cheap Tools to Make Your e-Learning Courses Amazing!
    Presented by Jackie Zahn, Author, Senior Instructional Designer, and Director of e-Learning

    Gathering, creating, sharing e-Learning content, and staying current with the latest tools is difficult when you’re busy focusing on your day job.  And what if management and learner expectations are high, but your budget isn’t? 

    Program Description:

    In this session, award winning instructional designer, Jackie Zahn, will share her experience and tools in e-Learning. She will illustrate fun and inexpensive tools that you can use to make your e-Learning courses rock!  She’ll provide real-world examples and practical ideas about how to effectively apply these tools to enhance learner retention and overall team communication. You may also have an opportunity to try out some of the free or very low-cost tools.

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Create fun, memorable content that merges seamlessly with your existing technology
    • Engage learners in a more mobile environment
    • Manage team communication more efficiently


    About Our Presenter:

    Jackie Zahn is the Director of e-Learning for "I Want to e-Learn." She is an award-winning instructional designer, trainer, and author of How AF2F Communication Can Improve Business Relationships. Jackie holds a B.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University and an ASTD certificate in instructional design. As a member of ATD and ATDChi, she also draws from her former advertising background to merge industry best practices with the training she develops.

    Visit Jackie's website at www.jackiezahn.com

Past events

March 10, 2017 Better Than Role Play: Forum Theatre as a Teaching Tool
February 22, 2017 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
February 15, 2017 Great Web Meetings: We've Got to Keep Meeting Like This!
February 10, 2017 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
January 26, 2017 Volunteer Night and Celebration
January 20, 2017 High Quality Training with Low Cost Technology
December 14, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
December 09, 2016 Employee Learning Week
November 21, 2016 Webinar: Gaming and Simulations: Best Practices for Building and Using
November 10, 2016 TD/OD Consultants - Professional Development Network
November 04, 2016 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
October 26, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
October 21, 2016 Facilitation Fitness
September 22, 2016 2016 Special Event: The Future...
September 09, 2016 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
August 25, 2016 TD/OD Consultants - Professional Development Network
August 24, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
August 19, 2016 The 21st Century Toolbox: Restock It with Social Learning
July 14, 2016 The Great SEWI-ATD Summer Social
June 29, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
June 23, 2016 Technology Super Session
June 21, 2016 TD/OD Consultants - Professional Development Network
June 08, 2016 CPLP Recertification Informational Webinar
June 03, 2016 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development (PDN)
May 20, 2016 Boost Training Transfer using Predictive Learning Analytics
May 11, 2016 Board Meeting
April 22, 2016 Creating a Lean Learning Environment
April 20, 2016 CPLP Informational Webinar
April 15, 2016 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development (PDN)
April 14, 2016 Talent and Organizational Development Consultants PDN
April 13, 2016 Board Meeting
March 23, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
March 11, 2016 Value: How Are You Demonstrating It?
February 26, 2016 Virtual E-Volution: Transform the Way You Educate
February 12, 2016 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
January 27, 2016 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
December 09, 2015 Trigger your Transformation!
December 01, 2015 2015 Volunteer Recognition Night
November 18, 2015 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
November 13, 2015 Be a Social Learning Catalyst
November 06, 2015 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
November 03, 2015 Talent and Organizational Development Consultants PDN
October 29, 2015 2015 Special Event: Engage Your Learners
September 30, 2015 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
September 30, 2015 2016 SEWI-ATD Board of Directors Election
September 24, 2015 ChicagoLand ATD: Stop Winging It: Realistic Project Management, hosted by Lou Russell
September 18, 2015 Leaders of Learning and Talent Development - Professional Development Network (PDN)
September 15, 2015 Talent & Organizational Development Consultants - Professional Development Network (PDN)
September 10, 2015 Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management
August 20, 2015 R.O. I. – Return on ICEBREAKERS
August 18, 2015 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase
August 13, 2015 August Board of Directors Meeting
July 29, 2015 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
July 09, 2015 4th Annual SEWI-ATD Social
June 19, 2015 CPLP Informational Webinar
June 10, 2015 Instructional Design - Professional Development Network (PDN)
June 04, 2015 Talent & Organizational Development Consultants - Professional Development Network (PDN)
June 03, 2015 How to Create Effective Visual Communication
May 27, 2015 2015 Special Event Planning Meeting
May 08, 2015 The Power of Stories to Make Learning Stick
April 24, 2015 Education + Expertise = Empowerment: The Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Video Learning
April 23, 2015 Talent & Organizational Development Consultants - Professional Development Network (PDN)
April 18, 2015 2015 Special Event Kick-off Planning
April 17, 2015 CPLP Recertification Informational Webinar
March 13, 2015 Virtual Classroom Design Victories
February 26, 2015 Professional Development Network - Talent & Organizational Development Consultants
January 29, 2015 Volunteer Recognition Night
January 15, 2015 Special Interest Group - Talent & Organizational Development Consultants
December 05, 2014 Employee Learning Week
November 13, 2014 Advanced Articulate Storyline Workshop
November 11, 2014 Milwaukee Bucks Human Resources Networking Event
October 17, 2014 2014 Special Event: Gamification- Unplugged
September 26, 2014 CPLP Informational Webinar
September 12, 2014 Employee Learning Week 2014 Innovations
August 15, 2014 Train Your Brain For Success
July 15, 2014 3rd Annual SEWI-ATD Social
June 18, 2014 Generations & Learning
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