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Workshop A: Microlearning in MicroTime - Creating Impactful Just-In-Time Training

Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Rebel, Learning Rebels (more…)

Workshop B: Aligning Competency Based Development Plans to Business Strategy

Michael Hyatt-Everson, Senior Director Learning & Development, Yahoo! (more…)

Workshop C: Breakthrough Solutions with Action Learning

Bea Carson, President, World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL) (more…)

Workshop D: The Bottomline on ROI - Proving the Value of Learning & Talent Development

Patti P. Phillips, Ph.D, President and CEO, ROI Institute, Inc.
Jack J. Phillips, Ph.D., Chairman, ROI Institute, Inc. (more…)

Opening Remarks

Transforming Employee & Organizational Development to Serve a Nation

Lucy Dinwiddie,Director Learning & Development and Former Chief Learning Officer,Bechtel Corporation *CLO Magazine's 2016 Learning in Practice Award Winner (more…)

Practical Learning Design - the "Googley Way"

Marc Ramos, Head of Education Google Fiber and Consumer Operations Training, Google (more…)

Morning Networking Break

Engage, Enable and Effectuate Change - Building a High-Performing Learning Culture

Judy Whitcomb, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Learning & Organization Development, Vi
*CLO Magazine's 2017 LearningElite (more…)

Development Driven Performance Management



Track A: Competency Modeling – The Key to Strategy & Values-Driven Talent Management

Ami Curtis, Director Global Talent & Leadership Development, Driscoll’s

Track B: Enabling Innovation .

Track C: Accelerated Leadership Development – Building a Robust Leadership Pipeline

Cherie Matthews, Vice President Leadership and Talent Development, Capital Group

Time for changing rooms between breakout sessions

Track A: Knowledge Management – A Key Element to a Talent Development Strategy

Track B: Aligning Talent Development Performance Outcomes with Organizational Strategic Outcomes

Iris Ware, Chief Learning Officer, City of Detroit

Track C: Accelerating High Potential Talent for the Digital Industrial Age at GE

Cassie Carl-Rohm, Global Leader Accelerated Leadership Program, GE

Afternoon Networking Break

Track A: Embracing Disruption in a Post-Digital World

Wendy Finlason Seymour, Senior Director Total Talent Management, Randstad

Track B: The Science of Learning – How Neuroscience Can Improve Training Design & Delivery

Track C: “Startup-ify” Your Leadership Team- Building Leader Effectiveness through Innovation and Acceleration Techniques

Elaine Mason, VP People Planning, Design & Analytics, Cisco

Time for changing rooms between breakout sessions

Track A: Creating Fun & Engaging Learning Without Breaking the Bank

Kati Ryan, Senior Director of Learning and Development, Distil Networks

Track B: Turning Strategy into Reality - Unleashing your Learning Project Management Office (PMO) for bridging the strategy-execution gap

Ari Katanick, Vice President Learning Infrastructure and PMO, SAP

Track C: Do They Really Want to Learn - The Missing Link of Coach-ability

Kevin Wilde, Chief Learning, Officer (Retired), General Mills and Executive Leadership Fellow *CLO Magazine's 2007 CLO Of The Year

Conference Day 1 Sessions Conclude

Cocktail Reception

Reinventing Learning - A Glimpse Into The Future of L&D

Tamara Ganc, Chief Learning Officer, The Vanguard Group
CLO Magazine's 2016 LearningElite Top Ranked Company (more…)

Designing for the Future – Creating a Flexible Organization (more…)

Morning Networking Break

Building Career Progression, Employee Engagement and Customer Satisfaction from the Bottom Up

Paul Rumsey, Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System (more…)

The Gamification of Learning



Interactive Session: Know the Mind, Know the Learner - Applying Brain Science to Improve Training

Dr. Art Kohn, Internationally Renowned Neuropsychologist and Professor, Portland State University (more…)

Afternoon Networking Break

Track A: Increase Retention and Employee Satisfaction through Career Development Planning

R. Elias Adams, Senior Director Learning & Development, England Logistic

Track B: Strengthening the Talent Pipeline and Building an Inclusive Environment with Self Directed Learning

Lisa Zweber-Smith, Executive Director Diversity & Inclusion, MGM Resorts International
Fernando Contreras, Director Leadership Development, MGM Resorts International

Track C: Build It And They Will Come … Or Not – Driving LMS User Adoption

Karin Knecht, Director Learning & Development, Nitel

Time for changing rooms between breakout sessions

Track A: Developing Winning Teams - Bridging the Gap from Dysfunction to High Performance

Sally Bankes, Director Talent Development, Fluor Corporation

Track B: Mentoring and its Role in the 21st-Century Workplace

Jerry Mershon, Director Talent Development, Orion Federal Credit Union

Succession Planning Track: The Unique Leader Project – A Humane Approach to Leadership Development 

Jasmine Ferres, Global Executive Director of Talent Development, Media Arts Lab and Director of the Unique Leader Project Gonzalo Aguirregomezcorta, Creative Director and Producer of the Unique Leader Project

Conference and Day 2 Sessions Conclude

Event Speakers / Meet Our Presenters

Tamara Ganc

Chief Learning Officer, The Vanguard Group

Paul Rumsey

Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Judy Whitcomb

Senior Vice President Human Resources, Learning & Organization Development, Vi

Ari Katanick

Vice President Learning Infrastructure and PMO, SAP

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Event Price list / Current Early Bird Specials

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2 Day Conference
Standard Pricing | $1,895.00

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2 day Conference + half-day
Workshop A OR B
Standard Pricing | $2,395.00


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6 to 10 attendees–15% off

For groups of 10 or more
–20% discount

Hilton Del Mar | San Diego, CA

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