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2017 Contract Training Conference

March 21, 2017 - March 23, 2017

LERN is heading back to Chicago for the 7th Annual Contract Training Conference! Cover

Pre-conference sessions start on March 21, and regular conference sessions run March 22 and March 23 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

The 2017 Contract Training Conference will deliver great sessions from the top experts and practitioners in the industry.

Only this conference has been designed to give you the skill set necessary to increase sales, improve productivity and ensure financial self-sufficiency in the field of contract training.

2017 Contract Training Conference



March 21, 2017
March 23, 2017



Whether you call it contract, customized, corporate training/education, or even solutions selling – serving business and industry with customized educational products and services is a mainstay of most continuing education programs. Contract training is the most profitable and most cutting-edge continuing education program unit. A successful contract training unit generates visibility, new teaching and learning techniques, partnerships, new programming, and much more.

Running a successful contract training unit can be challenging, especially during tough economic times. Businesses, government agencies and local organizations have downsized and training dollars have been cut. Clients are more demanding than ever and are requiring a strong return on investment. Staff efficiency is mission-critical since most contract training units are either part of a continuing education unit, or have less than five staff members.

Efficiencies are critical to ensure high staff productivity. Contract training has shifted from an emphasis on training to a more broad emphasis on providing solutions, and solution selling requires a new skill set.

After attending the Contract Training Conference, you will have the information and best practices to:

• Prove to your central administration why contract training is critical and must be allowed to follow a different set of rules.

• Shift your contract training unit from selling training to selling solutions.

• Identify industry trends and provide your clients the highest level of industry-specific service and support.

End Result:

Walk out with the strategies to transition into a winning contract training unit. Understand contract training trends that will shape your future – get ahead of the game. Get a checklist of the actions you should take and the strategies, techniques and tips to make them happen.

Location Information

Chicago: LERN is returning to Rosemont, Illinois for the 7th Annual Contract Training Conference due to the easy access both nationally and locally.

Rosemont is home to O’Hare Airport.

The hotel offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the Shuttle/Bus Center located near terminal 2 at O’Hare approximately every 20 minutes. The CTA Blue line has stops near the hotel at the Rosemont Station and at O’Hare, Airport.


To make reservations, call (847) 696-1234 or (800) 233-1234 and ask for the LERN Contract Training Conference rate. The rates are $154 single, $169 double, $194 triple, and $214 quad, plus taxes and fees. The rate includes breakfast. Reservations must be made by Feb. 27, 2017.
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-1234

Registration Information

There Are 5 Easy Ways To Register

Register Online

Register by Email:

Send your registration information to info@lern.org.

Register by FAX:

Complete the Registration Form and fax it, toll-free, 24 hours a day to (888) 234-8633.

Register by Phone:

Have your Registration Form ready and call Tammy at (800) 678-5376. The phones are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday-Friday.

Register by Mail:

Complete the Registration Form and mail it to:

LERN Conference Registration
P.O. Box 11
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

Cancellations/Substitutions: Must be requested in writing. Email is acceptable. Cancellations made prior to Feb. 19, 2017 will receive full refund. No refunds if cancellation is after Feb.19, 2017. OK to substitute, but if substitute is not a LERN Member, additional fees may apply.