October 28, 2014

 In This Issue

  • Structured Freedom
  • Mobile Devices for E-learning

Hospitality E-learning Webinar

Learn from your desk on Wednesday, November 12 as CHART and DiscoverLink offer a free webinar. Register today and uncover opportunities and the impact that e-learning can have with your training dollars.

T3 Conference in Napa

Register today and invest in yourself in Napa, CA, February 21-24, 2015.


NYC Hotel & Motel Show

If you are planning on attending the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show in New York City, join us for a reception on Sunday, November 9 at Tir na nOg in Times Square. We're co-hosting it with our friends at AHLA. Contact Tara at for details.

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We interrupt your regular programming with insightful and sometimes amusing posts from your peers.  Read and enjoy these recent posts to the member blogs on CHART's Home Page!

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Structured Freedom
by John Isbell, Director, Learning & Development, Logan's Roadhouse

For as long as I can remember I have despised structure. I think I’ve always been allergic to the word “structure.” It seems so confining and, I don’t know, very…structurey. I know that’s not a word but you know what I mean. For some people, structure can be exactly what they need….a specific set of guidelines and systems that allow things to work properly. It directs you to where you are supposed to be and no rules are broken.

To be honest, I like it a little more relaxed. Read More.


Mobile Devices for E-learning: Practical Advice Based on Experience
by John Poulos, Partner, DiscoverLink

It's an understatement to say that the e-learning landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. When DiscoverLink first started in 2002, the number one barrier our clients faced in starting an e-learning program was the technology infrastructure. Most restaurants did not have computing platforms in-store, and even fewer had internet connectivity. In fact, in order to get our business going in the early days, we often had to set up our clients' stores with desktop computers and satellite connections!

Technology Options Abound

Thankfully, those days are long gone, and the number of technology options to choose from is now nearly endless. But with those choices there are a whole new set of challenges to consider, with a dizzying array of decisions to be made. For example:  Read more

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HR in Hospitality Conference

Get innovative training ideas from the Four Season's SVP of Learning at HR in Hospitality, March 16 - 18. Plus, CHART members get a special discount: $475.00 off the standard rate. Register today at with Promo Code CHTNL to get your savings.

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