August 19 - 21, 2018
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Chairperson's Remarks

Sponsored by: The Institute for Health and Human Potential

8:35 am - 9:20 am Roundtable Discussions (Topics Based on Real-Time Audience Feedback)

Before the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the HR space, using the Thoughtexchange social learning tool. During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of these topics that are top of mind. Not to be missed!” 

Sponsored by: Thoughtexchange

9:20 am - 10:00 am Fast Track: Accelerating the Creation & Execution of Executive & Manager Development Programs

Angie Zeigler, VP, Talent Management,Oshkosh Corporation #425 F500 Karen Jones, VP, Talent Management,Ulta Beauty Michael Poll, Director, Talent Development ,AbbVie
During this interactive session, attendees will form groups around specific L&D challenges and participate in an action learning session that will provide immediate solutions to your most pressing issues. Working in groups and taking a design thinking approach, you will walk away with ideas to implement immediately. 

Angie Zeigler

VP, Talent Management
Oshkosh Corporation #425 F500


Karen Jones

VP, Talent Management
Ulta Beauty


Michael Poll

Director, Talent Development

9:20 am - 10:00 am (Interactive Discussion) Training Millennials in the Workplace

Donald Dennis, AVP, Learning, Integrated Relationship Strategies,Nationwide #86 F500
Millennials are projected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025.  During this interactive roundtable discussion, attendees will share the challenges of training Millennials in the workplace. Attendees will share leading practices on how to create learning solutions that help to attract, retain, engage and grow Millennials talent, in an era of steep global competition for young skilled workers. Led by Donald Dennis of Nationwide, he will share his own experience with increasing Millennial retention through the use of 21st century learning solutions

Donald Dennis

AVP, Learning, Integrated Relationship Strategies
Nationwide #86 F500

10:00 am - 10:30 am Business Meeting

10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meeting

11:00 am - 11:30 am Business Meeting/Break

Master Class

11:30 am - 12:15 pm The Business of Learning: How L&D Leaders Increase Their Influence in the Boardroom

In an era where great talent has never been harder to attract and retain, organizations can benefit tremendously by fully leveraging their current staff and not just pursuing the latest candidate du jour. Yet too often LD leaders don't have sufficient influence in the boardroom to fully enroll other executives in their people strategy as the full blown competitive advantage that it could be. When you join us for this small executive session you will have an opportunity to discuss with your LD peers the communication, education and mindset shifts that need to happen for you to gain the strongest possible influence in the boardroom. 


11:30 am - 12:15 pm Unlocking & Quantifying the Full Impact of Coaching

  • Quantify the impact of coaching with a focus on measurement , management and ROI
  • Take the necessary steps to implement coaching as a cultural intervention across an organization – not just a perk for executives at the top
  • Learn how technology can help you bring coaching to more people in the organization

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Improve the Speed & Quality of Frontline Training

Ferril Onyett, Senior Director, Global Learning and Development ,Taco Bell
Taco Bell recently embarked on an exciting journey to enhance employee training through tablet learning. This powerful communications vehicle is providing a cost-efficient way to get information to its employees at speed, while increasing engagement and development opportunities. During this session, Ferril Onyett, Director, Learning & Organizational Development at Taco Bell, will take you through their plan and the outcomes to date. This program reinforces the Taco Bell commitment to continuous innovation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to:
·         Prepare the workforce for a wide-ranging technological change
·         Develop creative messaging to connect with an increasingly younger workforce
·         Deliver training opportunities at speed to large and dispersed workforces, without sacrificing quality
·         Measure and report of the effectiveness of training initiatives 

Ferril Onyett

Senior Director, Global Learning and Development
Taco Bell

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks