ELE Chicagoland Meetup»

111 E 1st St, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Travel Tips: Red Arrow Tap Room is located in downtown, across the street from Metra train station


Brian Watkins
National Director of Learning and Development


Don Sandel
Associate Director, Talent Development

Dirk Tussing
I share insights to help executives, and their people, learn and grow

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Next Practices for New-age HR to Drive Business Impact»

Presented on 5/16/2019


Kevin Martin
Chief Research Officer

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Executive Learning Exchange

CONNECT WITH GREAT MINDS innovating talent solutions for tangible business results

Talent at high-performing companies are collaborating & learning every day. Insights are great ways to build new skills necessary to stay relevant in today’s fast-moving business environment. With ELE INSIGHTS, explore the latest intelligence from your peer-influencers and forward-thinking industry strategic partners. We encourage you to join the conversation and share ELE’s INSIGHTS with your network.

We hope you can join one of the following upcoming peer-networking experiences: We continue to add collaboration strength with our community.


Now Available for post-sharing: The conversations and case-studies focused on the Power of a Learning Culture and how our role influences next practices for engaging & growing talent to drive business impact. As reflected by a few attendees…

“Your meetings are wonderful, informative, professional and mentally stimulating. I appreciate what you do!”

“The content was very relevant. They had good networking, and the session generated some good ideas for immediate application and things to think about for future planning. The team is going to provide key insights to our CHRO.”

“As I listened to the podcasts [available on ELE’s website below] from May 16th, it’s hard to come up with a better peer-group of leaders that provides such impactful foresight with practical applications for developing talent.”

“Steve King’s three simple rules for team conversations, Kevin Martin’s evidence-based culture renovation research, Emily Mason’s Getting to Great, and Alex Draper on Psychological Safety as just a few of the insights which will help us make a difference with our projects and teams.”

2019 ELE Wisconsin Exchange

If you have an initiative or area for which you would like to engage ELE’s peers to help you influence the conversations at your workplace, please contact Dirk Tussing and let’s co-create a game plan together.

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THREE ANNUAL FULL-DAY EXCHANGES & ELE Quarterly Cohorts Proposed Calendar:

To help everyone plan for 2019, our upcoming full-day exchanges are scheduled for: Preview our ELE Quarterly In-person and F2F Webcam Virtual Cohorts by clicking hyperlinks below:
  • ELE Chicago Cohort (In-person): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • ELE Wisconsin Cohort (In-person): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • ELE Virtual Cohort (F2F Webcam): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • Curation of L&D Content Learning Circle (F2F Webcam): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • Future of Work (Virtual) Learning Circle (F2F Webcam): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • Sales Training (Virtual) Learning Circle (F2F Webcam): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • Analytics & Evidence-based Business Impact (Virtual) Learning Circle (F2F Webcam): 1Q, 2Q, 3Q, 4Q
  • ELE Hong Kong 2-Day Meetup (In-person): Jul
  • ELE Chicago Meetup (In-person): Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
If you are an ELE member and interested in having your team present, please contact Dirk Tussing for more details. Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 9th Annual Wisconsin ELE Exchange planned for Thursday, May 16, 2019 or for our 18th Annual ELE Chicago Exchange planned for October 17, 2019; ELE members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

Please note in 2016 we formally closed our vendor membership so we can focus on more robust experiences for heads of learning and talent development. A key part of this shift is to invite five to possibly eight solution industry thought leaders, whom provide forward-thinking talent services, as ELE Strategic Partners to replace our current vendor membership.

Since 2004, the Chicagoland Learning LeadersSM have informally gathered at McDonald’s Hamburger University for an annual one-day exchange of local thought leaders to share best practices. To learn more about the benefits included with becoming a ELE member, view a one page program summary and read our on-line FAQ’s for more details.