Regional Training Forums

CHART's Regional Training Forums (RTFs) ramp up the learning and networking in between face time at conferences. Held in convenient locations across the country, RTFs are a great way for you to build relationships with your fellow training and HR professionals and learn tried and true best practices. Find the one closest to you today! Most of the RTFs are free and nonmembers are welcome as long as they are employed by a multi-unit hotel or restaurant and involved in training, so members are welcome to bring others from their company who can benefit from and contribute to the meetings. We currently hold CHART Regional Training Forums in 27 cities nationwide. If you do not see your city listed below and wish to host a meeting in your location, email the CHART office for details on how to get started.


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CHART Regional Training Forums schedule

CHART Regional Training Forums are free and open to both members and nonmembers.  Anyone employed by a lodging or foodservice company, that is actively involved in creating, delivering or overseeing training, is eligible to attend. For more information or to RSVP to attend, please contact the CHART office or the individual contact person listed below for each region.


Seattle, WA

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Scott's Bar & Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds, WA 98026   (425) 775-2561

Contact: Nancy Loizeaux to RSVP or if you have any questions about the agenda.


Chicago, IL

Thursday, May 4, 2017 • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

May the 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You! View the group's fun promotional RTF video here.

Agenda: ZOOOM! An interactive Communication Activity, The Art of Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retention, Live Ask My Peers, and Happy Hour at the Winery

Location: Cooper's Hawk, 798 West Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL

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Register with: Sue Wasylik at


Minneapolis, MN

 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Agenda: 1st hour Donna Herbel - Microlearning. Gamification. Augmented reality. Social learning.

Location: Buffalo Wild Wings, 14658 Cedar Ave. S, Cedar Marketplace, Apple Valley, MN 55124, 952-997-2271

Contact: Randy Ashbrook at for more details.


Austin, TX

Thursday, May 11, 2017 • Time: 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm

Austin RTF

Agenda: Marketing to Your Internal Guests by Matthew Brown of Hot Schedules and Kelly McCutcheon of Hoppdoddy. Stay for Happy Hour and Networking afterwards.

Location: HotSchedules Headquarters, 6504 Bridge Point Parkway, Austin, TX 

Contact: Kelly McCutcheon to register or for more details.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 • Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm


Agenda: Winning the Talent War: Engaging all Generations by speakers Shaara Roman of the Silverene Group and Jennifer Ives of the Top Employers Institute

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Row, 1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036

Register Here

Contact: Christin Bell at for more details.



Friday, May 19, 2017 • Time: TBD

Orlando RTF

Agenda: TBD

Location: Hosted by Kim Carson and her team at the Rosen Shingle Creek

Contact: Rafael Rivera at for more details.


Detroit, MI

June  2017 • Time: TBD

Please check back for the exact date and time for our next meeting in the Motor City.

Contact: Jeff Drozdowski with any questions