Sunday, August 13, 2017

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Underinvesting In Your First Time Leaders Will Cost You: Develop Their Skills & Improve Business Results

Sponsored by: Capella University

12:35 PM - 2:35 PM Lunch & Networking Activity

Sponsored by: Capella University

2:45 PM - 2:50 PM Welcome Orientation

2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Chairman Introduction

Sponsored by: Leadership Pipeline Institute

Our role as CLO is rapidly shifting. Our employees want to "own" their learning journey, and seek instant access to potent user-generated content, collaborative platforms and highly customizable solutions. Executive coaching is in high demand, with senior leadership asking for help with specific challenges. Managing a multi-generational workforce is a reality now in most organizations. Neuroscience is playing a big role in behavior change - to understand why and how people change their behaviors - and more importantly, what barriers they put up. And, while classrooms still have great value in our world, it's now about delivering content in the classroom to having it focus 100% on hands-on application of learning, role plays, etc. During this opening panel attendees will hear how five CLOs are addressing business critical L&D issues, the steps to implementation, tips for capturing mindshare, obtaining executive buy-in and their results to date.
-With the availability of tons of online content, how are you providing learning leaders in a development program with a highly tailored path?
-Are we being good stewards with our organization dollars? Are we involving the right players to make the training work? While the content may be great, what about the ecosystem in which it will reside?
-While classrooms still have a solid place, how are you ensuring that classroom time is spent the right way?
-What technology is yielding the greatest investment and how?
-How are you shifting from transactional work to transformative work to meet/exceed goals of the company?


Rachel Fichter

Chief Learning Officer
S&P Global

Tamara Ganc

Chief Learning Officer

Miya Maysent

Vice President, Talent Development & Diversity
JCPenney, Inc.

Geoff Webb

Senior Director, Global Leader Development

Angela Justice

Chief Learning Officer

Sponsored by: Klick Learning Solutions – K2 Digital

As an L&D professional, you’re in the business of cultivating the potential of your organization and its people. Neuroscience is involved in how people learn new skills, work in teams, respond to feedback, move through change, approach innovation, and lead and manage others. In other words, every metric that matters to your success. Neuroscience technologies are currently changing the way we inform adaptive learning technologies, build and evaluate products as well as augment human capabilities. During this session, attendees will discover how to leverage neuroscience to create a “growth mindset” culture to achieve organizational goals by boosting the productivity, passion, and potential of people. Given the new national initiatives to advance our understanding of the learning brain what strategies can organizations implement to stay competitive, this session is not to be missed!

-Highlight the advancements in cognitive neuroscience for the learning industry
-Learn about the new research in cognitive neuroscience and what it tells us about the hyper-connected 24/7 world for organizational learning and leadership
-Discuss the leading practices that incorporate cognitive neuroscience research in the learning industry  Review two recent studies; the effects of virtual reality learning on perception and memory


Moran Cerf

Professor of Neuroscience and Business
Kellogg School of Management and the Neuroscience Program at Northwestern University

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM Networking Break


4:50 PM - 5:35 PM Adaptive Learning: The Future of Corporate Learning

L&D functions waste billions of dollars and millions of hours of workers' time every year because 'dumb' e-learning forces workers to take training on subjects they already know, and provides no help when learners struggle with content. Worse, 70% of what IS learned is forgotten within one day.
Adaptive Learning -­ the application of computer science, big data and machine learning techniques, combined with state­-of-­the-­art pedagogy - has enabled the creation of new ­learning systems that adapt to the needs of each and every learner. Adaptive learning creates at scale and at low cost ­the experience of a personal tutor, guaranteeing proficiency while dramatically reducing time spent learning and returning thousands of hours of productive time back to the business.
Fortunately, it is easy to make the move to adaptive learning. In this session we explore how adaptive learning works, how to implement it easily, and the challenges and benefits of transforming your learner experience

Sponsored by: Area9Learning


4:50 PM - 5:35 PM Is The Price of Higher Education Worth the Cost?

Find out if education benefits you, your company, or all parties involved.
With the average student debt today totaling more than $30,000- more than credit card debt – many are debating whether a college education is worth it. Yet, a casual search of job sites shows that more than 80% of the jobs available require a college degree. Join us to share your opinion and find the facts.
This Master Class is about:
-The value of a college education vs. the cost
- What this means for your employees
- What this means for your business

Sponsored by: Bellevue University

5:35 PM - 6:15 PM Creating "Ready Now" Leaders: The Key to Building a Robust Leadership Pipeline and Being Able to Respond to the Needs of the Business

Michelle Braden, Chief Learning Officer , Telus International
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” as stated by Steve Jobs. And, companies need to continually innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition. And, innovation requires a solid leadership pipeline to meet business needs. Preparing frontline team members for leadership roles begins before they are promoted. Learning and development plays a pivotal role in that leadership transformation. The challenge is getting the business to be as proactive and as invested in the development process as L&D so that new and emerging leaders are setup for success.
  • Create a robust leadership pipeline to meet business demands
  • Drive the ability to attract, engage and retain team members who can be confident there is a development path that allows them to grow their career here
  • Prepare new Frontline team leaders for success in their new roles so that they can hit the ground running
  • Educate team members on what it means to be a leader...and promoting those who are truly interested and invested in becoming leaders


Michelle Braden

Chief Learning Officer
Telus International

6:15 PM - 6:55 PM Learning Transformation: The Centralization & Alignment of Staff & Activities

Lynn Williams , Head, Global Leadership & Management Development , Sanofi
Sanofi is currently embarking on a radical transformation to evolve from a traditional, in classroom L&D Organization, to a model where employees can own their skills and experts share knowledge freely. At the heart of this transformation is a focus on centralization, bringing together six different companies under one organization, to enable a very high level of Sanofi Strategic Alignment while also maximizing the proper level of autonomy to foster agility and responsiveness to changing demands. Specific initiatives include a Sanofi first-ever global onboarding program and a DEEP Communications initiative, designed to propel consistent messaging and culture across the global organization. During this session, attendees will be taken through their progress to date, highlighting their successes, failures and what they have learned along the way.
  • Drive innovation with new training delivery modalities and transformed physical environments to make learning "come alive"
  • Highlight the critical factors to consider when moving towards a centralized model
  • Discuss the importance of training in dealing with large-scaled change


Lynn Williams

Head, Global Leadership & Management Development

6:55 PM - 8:15 PM Cocktail Reception Followed By Dinner

Sponsored by: Klick Learning Solutions – K2 Digital