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.

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Allyson Carter
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Allyson Carter

VP, Learning & Development
Cooper's Hawk Winery

Allyson Carter is a senior leader in training, learning and workforce development with experience and results that demonstrate the ability to create a shared vision, develop strategies for action, and build high performing teams. Brings to life training and performance solutions businesses need to power the performance of people.

Allyson Carter is also the former Senior Director of Design for McDonald’s US Training, Learning and Development responsible for setting the vision and aligning and assisting with bringing to life the crew, restaurant management and mid management level curriculum.

With more than 15 successful years in the training field, Allyson started her career at McDonald's in 2001 as an instructional designer and has continued to increase her responsibilities and her impact on the business. Allyson has evolved the design team structure, developed her managers as accountable leaders and she and her team continued to raise the bar as a Training organization. Allyson served as a key member of the TL&D Leadership team providing significant input on strategic direction and helped to ensure the U.S TL&D Plan to Win goals and objectives were met.

In 2009, Allyson was named one of the Top Ten Young Trainers according to Training Magazine. She is a past recipient of the prestigious McDonald’s President’s Award, and the McDonald’s Eagle Award on two different occasions. Allyson holds a M.S. in Human Resource Development and Administration and a B.S. in Hotel Administration.

View Allyson's Personal Online Profile to connect with his or her network of learning professionals.

Cooper's Hawk Winery