2020 LERN Contract Training Conference

March 17-20, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, March 17: Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, March 18 through Thursday, March 19: Contract Training Conference

Thursday, March 19 through Friday, March 20: Post-Conference Strategic Leadership Planning Workshop

The 10th Annual Contract Training Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

Whether you call it contract, customized, or corporate training, serving business and industry with customized educational products and services is a mainstay of most continuing education programs.

If you are the CEO/director, a salesperson, a product developer, an inside salesperson, or an operations professional, the Contract Training Conference is for you.

You will leave with strategies to improve your contract training unit’s performance, an understanding of contract training trends that will shape your future, and a checklist of the actions you should take along with the strategies, techniques, and tips to make them happen.

The 2020 Contract Training brochure is now available! Click Here to View

2019 Contract Training Update

2019 LERN Contract Training Conference Highlights

Contract Training Best Practice Tips from Amy Lasack


Welcome to the ONLY Conference for Contract Training Professionals!

Here’s an overview of the Agenda.

Tuesday, March 17 Time
Pre-Conference Sessions
Additional Cost to Contract Training Conference Fee
Contract Training Best Practices: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Developing, Measuring & Documenting Training Outcomes
  • Contract Training Process Development & Management
  • Your Needs Assessment Tool Kit
1 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18
Contract Training Conference
  • Opening Session
  • 16 Concurrent Sessions
  • Contract Training Awards Luncheon
  • Contract Training Panel and Discussion
  • 1:1 Consulting
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
Contract Training Conference
  • General Session
  • 8 Concurrent Sessions
  • Closing Action Planning Session
  • 1:1 Consulting
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursday, March 19
Post-Conference Strategic Leadership Planning Workshop
Additional Cost to Contract Training Conference Fee
  • Luncheon
  • Rules for Contract Training Success
  • New Strategies for Success
12 noon – 4 p.m.
Friday, March 20
Post-Conference Strategic Leadership Planning Workshop
  • The Future of Contract Training
  • Contract Training Guidelines
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Pre-Conference Sessions: Choose One
All-Day Contract Training Best Practices: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed$195
Half-Day Developing, Measuring & Documenting Training Outcomes$125
Half-Day Contract Training Process Development & Management$125
Half-Day Your Needs Assessment Tool Kit$125
Contract Training Conference - Includes reception, breaks and Wednesday lunch
Regular Rate$545$645
2nd Person$495$595
Post-Conference Strategic Leadership Planning Workshop - Includes breaks and Thursday lunch
Regular Rate$195

There Are Six Easy Ways To Register

Purchase Orders will reserve your place, with payment due at or before the Contract Training Conference. Please fax (888-234-8633) or scan (info@lern.org) your PO and we will email you an invoice.

Reservations must be made by February 24, 2020

Hyatt Regency O’Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018

The hotel is located near O’Hare Airport with complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel. Your conference hotel is also located near the CTA or ‘L’ light rail line into downtown Chicago.

To get the LERN attendee discount reference LERN Conferences when booking your hotel room over the phone or use the special link below. Do NOT make your hotel reservation with any national Hyatt reservation system or any other entity.

Phone: (847) 696-1234

Website: Book Hotel Through the LERN Room Block (use this link to get the discounted room rate for attendees)

Rates: Rates include breakfast at hotel. Double, triple and quad rates include breakfast for two.

  • Single – $195
  • Double – $195
  • Triple – $220
  • Quad – $245

Reservations must be made by February 24, 2020

No cancelations or refunds after February 24, 2020


The purpose of the LERN Contract Training Awards is to recognize LERN member Contract Training Teams for exemplary contract training best practice employment. Award winner submissions are shared at the Contract Training Conference and throughout the year in the LERN Club and utilizing other LERN communication tools.


Although there are no specific categories, the following are example award submission areas: sales kits, sales plans, scorecards, websites, lead generation campaigns, programs and services, and needs assessment tools. To receive a Contract Training Award, your organization must be a LERN member and in attendance at the Contract Training Conference.


The following is the Contract Training Awards process:

  1. LERN sends out an announcement to LERN members about the Contract Training Awards with directions, a LERN Contract Training Awards Form, and a due date.
  2. LERN members submit Contract Training Award submissions.
  3. The LERN Contract Training Award submissions are prepared for the LERN Contract Training Award Judges.
  4. The LERN Contract Training Award Judges select the Contract Training Award winners.
  5. LERN sends out an announcement to Contract Training Award winners reminding them they need to attend the Conference Training Conference. LERN sends out thank yous to Contract Training Teams not selected for a Contract Training Award encouraging them to attend the Contract Training Conference.
  6. LERN prepares award plaques for the Contract Training Award winners.
  7. At the Contract Training Conference the Contract Training Award winners are recognized and their submissions are shared with Conference participants. Pictures of the winning Contract Training Teams are taken with the Contract Training Council Chair.
  8. After the Contract Training Conference, LERN sends out press releases and pictures to the Contract Training Award winners.
  9. Throughout the year, LERN reports on the Contract Training Award winners.


2020 Contract Training Conference Awards

  • Award Submission Due Date: February 15th
  • Awards Selected: March 1st
  • Award Winners and Other Submitters Contacted: March 4th
  • Contract Training Award Judges: Greg Marsello, Julia King Tamang & Eric Johnson

Please Note: Reservations must be made by February 24, 2020