Learning & Development Executive Summit 2021

JW Marriott Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, Orlando, FL
November 7, 2021 - November 9, 2021

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Learning & Development Executive Summit

Modernizing L&D to Engage the Workforce and Improve Culture in The Age of Digital Transformation

The Learning & Development Executive Summit is a gathering of C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations. Our intimate, invitation-only event creates new business relationships and opportunities to benchmark with true peers while focusing on key business challenges.

Our summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience featuring unparalleled speaking sessions, on and off-site networking opportunities, and customized face-to-face business meetings.

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chief Learning Officers, Chief Talent Officers and other top executives in learning, development and talent management.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Cherlene Willis at (212) 532-9898 ext 230 or email info@opalgroup.net.

JetBlue University Exclusive Tour

Join us for this one-of-a-kind private tour of JetBlue University’s Orlando Support Campus (OSC). Attendees will experience several training environments including:

Several aircraft door training devices
Full aircraft cabin training devices (aircraft replicas)
Full Flight Simulators

Additionally, HR and L&D leaders will share how JetBlue hires, trains and develops top talent with purpose, equity and inclusion.

We're excited to welcome the following speakers for this event.

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Michael Elliott, EVP, Former Chief People Officer, JetBlue Airways

Fasika Melaku, Vice President and Chief Learning and Development Officer, Denny's

Elizabeth Greene, Global Dir. of People, Culture & DEI, onsemi

Kristi Conlon, Head of Learning & Development, DPR Construction

Savern Varnado, Director of Organizational Learning, Rexel USA

Dr. Eli Bendet-Taicher Head of Global Learning & Development, Wix

Amy Contreras, Head of Learning, Engagement & Development, Uber Freight

Madelyn Toliver, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, PNC Bank

Richard Gerardi, VP Leadership Development, Fortune 50 Financial Services

Gloriana Garro, Dir. People Development & Learning, Crowley Maritime

Sharahn Monk, Global Director, Learning Delivery, FIS

Sadia Ayaz, VP of Talent Development, United Site Services

Allie Braswell, VP of Cultural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, VyStar Credit Union

Ashley Brundage, Founder, Empowering Differences

Alison Shea, VP, Global Talent Development, State Street

Shezelle Krei, Global Head of Talent and Learning, Western Union

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, C-Suite Executive & Advisor, Transformational Leader, Talent & Culture Strategist, Crisis Management, Board Member

Dr. Theresa Horne, Chief Diversity Officer, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Stephanie Clark, Chief Learning Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care

Nicole Cable, Chief Experience Officer, Caremax

Lisa Lang, Head of Learning and Education Americas, Siemens

Clayton Sinclair, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Blue Ocean Brain

Michael Ioffe, CEO, Arist

Karen Craggs-Milne, Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ThoughtExchange

Dessalen Wood, Chief People Officer, ThoughtExchange

Chris Olson, Director, Corporate Strategy & Partnerships, CLASS Technologies

Dr. Michael Grojean, Dir. of Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership, Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee

Hal Adler, CEO/Founder, Leadership Landing

Matt Confer, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Abilitie

Jayne Jenkins, CEO and Executive Coach, Churchill Leadership Group

Pete Enestrom, CEO & Founder, Learnexus

Kim Sullivan, Chief People Officer, Concentrix

Bridgette Morehouse, Former CLO, Ford Motor Company

Priya Jhingan, Head of Product, Learnexus

Savina Perez, Head of Growth and Co-Founder, Hone

Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort
10100 Dream Tree Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

Please contact your business development associate to reserve your hotel room.

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is how to set themselves apart from the competition. Your company has the perfect solution for your prospect’s needs, but how do you capture their attention?

The Learning and Development Executive Summit provides a strategically built experience for cutting-edge solution providers to engage and build relationships with pre-qualified Enterprise executives. Our group of C-Suite and Senior level decision makers represent a variety of F1000 and billion dollar brands and are actively seeking new business partners in a range of L&D solutions.

Solution providers are able to establish new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions, bespoke networking events and pre-selected, mutually agreed upon face to face business meetings.

It’s business development at its best!

Request more information about sponsorship opportunities at info@opalgroup.net.

  • Creating new L&D models for an evolving global workforce
  • Identifying key organizational capabilities to drive growth and innovation
  • Identifying and developing future leaders internally
  • Leveraging L&D to improve onboarding, retention and performance
  • Reinventing continuous learning strategies to engage Millennials
  • Aligning L&D strategies with business objectives
  • Leveraging learning measurement and analytics
  • Integrating informal learning approaches
  • Designing programs for a multigenerational workforce
  • Utilizing technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Participating solution providers and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password-protected website provides relevant information needed to indicate your meeting preferences.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates an off-site networking activity, networking luncheons, and cocktail receptions. Sponsors are able to leverage the Summit’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The Learning & Development Executive Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event for heads of learning, development, leadership development, talent management, and organizational effectiveness from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations.

Chief Learning Officers (CLOs)
Chief Talent Officers (CTOs)
SVP/VP/Head of Learning & Development
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
SVP/VP/Head of Leadership Development
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources

To request your invitation today, please contact Cherlene Willis at 212-532-9898 ext 230 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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      Opal Group does a great job of planning and orchestrating fun yet informative HR topics for Heads of HR to come together to share best practices and plans for the future of work. Gianetta Jones

      VP HR, Coca-Cola United

      Well organized and would look forward to participating in a future conference. Mark Rowe

      Fuel50 Inc.

      By far, this was the most engaging, value added convening of leaders. It was the right mix of experience, learning, and networking. I absolutely enjoyed the Disney Tour and the book exchange was brilliant. The roundtables were also an added bonus. Sharahn Monk

      US Market Leader, Learning and Development, Worldpay

      Excellent line-up of speakers. Connie Keys

      Head of Culture & Learning, Campbell Soup

      What I enjoyed most was that the number of attendees was big enough to provide me a wealth of information, but small enough to allow me to network with almost everyone at the conference. I walked away with pages of notes, many new contacts and met some great vendors that we will likely do business with in the future. Shelby Pyatt

      VP, HR & IT, Rayonier