Professional Development Committee

Grow Professionally

The Chicago Section IFT Professional Development Committee is broken up into 2 sub-groups 1) Technical Sessions Team – members the PD committee who are part of the technical sessions team are responsible for organizing educational sessions that provide targeted content valuable for professionals in the food industry. 2) Career Guidance Team – this team organizes events that offer professional development opportunities that every business professional can learn from, not necessarily specific to food science.
If you are interested in joining our team to help plan and execute fun educational sessions please e-mail Elieke Demmer, we would love to have you!
Elieke Demmer PhD, RD
Chair, Professional Development Committee
National Dairy Council, Dairy Management Inc.
Phone: (847) 627-3232

Professional Development Activities
Job Listings

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Company: Innova Flavors
Type: Full Time
Job: Regulatory Specialist posted in Regulatory
Location: Lombard, IL
Available until: August 10th, 2017
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Members of Chicago Section IFT have access to our online Career Center where you can Find a Job and Post a Job.

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Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions provide content that is valuable and targeted specifically towards professionals in the food industry. Sessions generally run 2-3 hours and focus on a specific topic that is technical in nature.

November 2016 Event:
Innovation Insights & Consumer Trends: 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
As nutrition guidelines evolve to reflect the latest nutrition science, food R&D leaders and marketers face both challenges and opportunities. This session will look at the cross-section of dietary guidance with consumer trends and values; the short- and long-term innovation opportunities afforded by the 2015 DGAs and highlight trends of what consumers are actually doing with the DGA recommendations.
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Early 2017 Event:
Please check back soon, our team is hard at work to put together an exciting program for you!

Career Guidance & Education

Chicago Section IFT also offers professional development opportunities not specific to food science but that every business professional can learn from.

November 2016 Event
Insights from Food Entrepreneurs
Whether you are currently interested in starting your own business, or considering it for the future, you won't want to miss hearing these insights from our panel of food entrepreneurs. Our panel will be covering all aspects of starting your own business, from the initial concept to the financial end and more. > Click here for more information

April 2017 Event:
Take Control of Your Digital Professional Profile
Who are you online? Do you like what the internet says about you? Join this session to learn how to take control of your digital footprint, highlight your skills and manage online relationships to your advantage. Get tips for effectively sharing your knowledge and diffusing misinformation you come across online. > Click here for more information


New Professionals

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