Main Day One


08:30am- 10:45am

Masterclass A: Let the learners decide

Organizations with mature learning and development programs often struggle with keeping content fresh and relevant and often get stuck with programming being on auto-pilot. In this class, participants will hear about ways to gather and incorporate feedback as well as share how they have been instrumental in keeping content current. During this class, participants will:… Read more.

08:30am- 10:45am

Masterclass B: The Art + Science of Influencing & Leading People through Change – Create Long-lasting, Sustainable Change

Utilize change & transition management methodologies to catalyze your current work. Generate an action-oriented plan to build new culture through changed behavior. Learn strategies to remove barriers to your current and most difficult projects. Build your skillset to drive strategy & business development with a people-focus . *Attendees are encouraged to bring a current project,… Read more.

10:45am- 11:00am

Chairs opening remarks

11:00am- 11:30am

Keynote Presentation: What it takes to become a real CLO

Best strategies to be ahead of the wave with future trends and become an early-adopter. How to drive employees to accept and embrace new learning methods and technologies. How to break down existing silos to foster an atmosphere of enterprise-wide cooperation and collaboration through learning.

11:30pm- 12:00pm

Keynote Presentation: Change management in a rapidly advancing technology environment

How to identify the early adopters to embrace change and become energized by the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop new skills. Fostering collaboration and competition including online training modules, social media components and real-world activities to demonstrate behaviour change in a positive light. How to create an environment where employees can learn from each… Read more.

12:00pm- 12:30pm

Keynote Presentation: Boomer + X + Millennials = Success–A Formula for Effective Generational Leadership

Identify characteristics and values attributed to each generation including perceptions and reality checks and how these nuances impact leadership and organizational culture at large. Discover how to champion an environment of open communication among the various generations in your workplace to support connection and collaboration. Discuss how adapting your leadership style is a powerful and… Read more.

12:30pm- 1:00pm

Panel Discussion: Shifting mind shift from creation of formal learning to curation for continuous learning

How to create personalization of employee learning experiences. Exploring how to harness the power of innovative systems that offer a variety of learning experiences to engage and retain employees. Crowd sourcing employee knowledge, How to collect wisdom in one streamline knowledge distribution. How to find the best content from internal and external sources. Delivery, How… Read more.

Discussion Group: 1

2:00pm- 2:45pm

Discussion Group 1A: Increasing company investment on L&D within the workforce

• What are CLO looking to invest for 2017 and relevance and efficiency of these products offer the most visible results. • Looking at what are the best budget priorities for learning strategy, content development and technology. • Best strategies on buy- in from c-suite executives on investments on L&D for 2018. • Setting expectations… Read more.

Discussion Group 1B: Creating employee-centric talent management strategies

Overview of the technologies, frameworks to deliver high appeal talent experiences Exploring how the Talent Ecosystem is going to be affected by new projects, platforms/software Tools and best practises to plan an integrated approach to engagement that can provide impactful feedback and support retention

Discussion Group 1C: Taking the drivers seat for organizational change

How to create a culture of inclusion, empathy and openness. How to create learning solutions at a high quality, low cost, to achieve measurable impacts. How to ensure corporate strategy, agility and drives innovation.

Jessica Young
Director, Learning & Organizational Development - Reliant Medical Group

Discussion Group: 2

2:45pm- 3:30pm

Discussion Group 2A: Key Strategies for compliance training

• Learn how the impact of compliance training can support or suffocate effective organizational decision making • Exploring how interactive scenarios can strengthen and engage organizational compliance • Best practises on learning and development programs to increase ethical behaviour

Discussion Group 2B: Closing the employee skill gap

• Discuss how to utilize career development. • Mentoring, and on the job training to help close the skill gap. • How to create happier, more engaged, employees that stick around longer.

Discussion Group 2C: Diversity and Inclusion: Allowing companies to reach to their full potential

This Discussion Group is Sponsored by: Thunderbird School of Global Management How to use learning as a lever for culture change. Why learning is at the heart of all organizational people processes. What learning leaders can do to facilitate organizational change.

4:00pm- 4:30pm

Keynote Presentation: IBM Cloud Video brings the cognitive power of Watson to video

Exploring enhanced video delivery via simultaneous multicast and unicast networks. The opportunity of automatic closed captioning and speech to text with smart editing. Unlocking deep metadata within existing content. Looking at automatic detection of employee generated out-of-policy content.

4:30pm- 5:00pm

Leading from the forefront on training tools at The Department of Justice

How to extend your learning strategy beyond training. Focusing on value creation; and the importance of communicating successes and partnering with management, earning their support, and how this can be done. Steering away from traditional training tools such as coaching, compensation alignment, performance management processes to get the best results.


5:00pm- 5:30pm

Panel Discussion: Measuring learning impact to gain performance edge

Tools to increase the focus of your L&D team on training impact Insight on which measurement methods are the most adapted for soft skill programs Which evaluation approaches are most suitable in a time of training digitalization and continuous learning?

Jessica Young
Director, Learning & Organizational Development - Reliant Medical Group

6:00pm- 8:00pm

Drinks Reception