Thought Leaders

We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.

Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

You can view all the thought leaders or select a learning area and/or company to narrow your search.

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Chuck Adams
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Chuck Adams

Senior Director and Global Head of Talent Operations
Aon

Chuck is the Global Program Manager for Aon Hewitt's award-winning corporate university. He is responsible for managing the technology platforms supporting training delivery at Aon Hewitt, which were used to deliver more than 500,000 learning hours to associates in 2009. He has been with Aon Hewitt nine years as both a consultant and associate.

Chuck is also Master Facilitator in the Crosscultural/Diversity Power of Worldviews training program. The Crosscultural/Diversity program is part of a comprehensive initiative to increase crosscultural competence of organizational leaders and managers in the increasingly competitive global business landscapeóboth for increased business and critical talent. His dual role, as a Master facilitator, is the facilitation of courses to targeted populations and the training and evaluation of associates selected to participate as program trainers.

Chuck has 16 years of experience in community, education, and corporate diversity and inclusion programs. He has a B.A. in 20th Century American History and a M.S. in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications from Western Illinois University. Previous responsibilities at Aon Hewitt have been as Instructional Designer, Senior Project Manager, and Senior Learning & Development Consultant.

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Aon
 
Timothy Ahrens
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Timothy Ahrens

Curriculum Manager
Kohler

Tim has been leveraging his previous experience in dairy farming, manufacturing and sales, for the last 14 years. He has been instrumental in developing the Johnsonville Sausage Organizational Development and Learning function and recently joined Kohler's L&D team.

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Kohler
 
Judy Albers
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Judy Albers

Learning Strategist
Intrepid Learning

Judy Albers is a learning strategist who oversees Intrepidís educational marketing services to a major client. A TrainingIndustry.com Top 10 Outsourcing Deal, the client-facing education portal won Chief Learning Officer Magazineís Gold Award for Excellence in Content and was a Stevie Award Finalist for Best Training Website.

Prior to joining Intrepid, Judy was First Vice President, Learning Resources and Technology, at JPMorgan Chase, where she was responsible for selecting and implementing learning systems. She facilitated education strategy and governance for Bank One during their three years as the highest rated bank in the Training Top 100.

While at Bank One in 2002, Judy Albers won the 1st WorkforceChicago award, was featured on the cover of Training Magazine and was a keynote speaker at our 1st Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference hosted at Baxter's World Headquarters in Deerfield, IL.

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Intrepid Learning
 
Tim Aleck
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Tim Aleck

Principal, Talent & Inclusion Leader for Mercer Services
Mercer

HR Leader with over 20 years of experience in fast-paced, global organizations with a demonstrated ability to engage senior leaders, build and lead diverse teams. Proven ability to innovate, design, implement, and sustain talent solutions.

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Mercer
 
Barry Alvarez
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Barry Alvarez

Director of Athletics
Wisconsin School of Business

Barry Alvarez is in his 12th year as Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, and his 10th without the additional title of head football coach. Alvarez served as A.D. and football coach from 2004-05.

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Wisconsin School of Business
 
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