Learning & Development Executive Summit 2021

The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX
September 12, 2021 - September 14, 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.

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Corey Anthony, Senior Vice President – Chief Diversity and Development Officer, AT&T

Shawn Lewis, Chief Learning Officer, Wells Fargo

Tyronne Stoudemire, Vice President & Global Chief Diversity and Internal Officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Makiya Musgrove Woods, VP Talent, Learning & Development, Ecolab

Anthony Berryhill, VP Learning & Program Management, PIMCO

Andre Lessears, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, UAB Health System

Seanna McGough, EVP, Learning & Development, Regions Bank

Nidia Garza, VP of Talent Management, MMM Holdings

Matthew Daniel, Principal, Guild Education

Randy Sabourin, Co-President, Practica Learning

Tom Kupetis, Managing Partner, St. Charles Consulting Group

Chris Bond, CEO, Bluewater Learning

Ticki Favaroth, Senior Partner & Managing Director, HR&Co.

Tom Boyle, VP, Sales Southeast, Fuel50

Anila Prabhu, Vice President Sustainability & Inclusion Champion, Health Care Business, 3M

Jil Littlejohn Bostick, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Winnebago Industries

Alicia Petross, VP Talent Acquisition, D&I, Employee Experience, Hershey’s

Latoria Farmer, Executive Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, KPMG

Erby Foster, Chief Diversity Officer, The Clorox Company

Mike Van Lente, Head of Global Learning & Development, Whole Foods

Michelle Jordan, VP, AT&T Leader Lab, AT&T

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

Quinten Simmons-Johnson, Vice President, Talent Development, MUFG Union Bank

Laura Ramirez, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Invitation Homes

Jennifer Gamboa-Copeland, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, McKesson

Ashley Brundage, VP of Diversity & Inclusion

Curtis N. Brooks, Principal, Talent Culture & Employee Experience, DXC Technology

Adriana Holt, Head of Talent Management, Engie

Liz Gulliver, Co-Founder, Kunik

Nancy Parsons, CEO & President, CDR Companies, LLC

Alycia Angle, Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, Perspectives 2020 LLC

Janice Hale Harris, VP of Learning & Development, United Site Services

Chad Truby, Global Head, Leadership Development and Sr. Director of Talent and Inclusion, Galderma

Michael Ioffe, CEO, Arist

The Adolphus Hotel
1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202

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

Private AT&T Discovery District and AT&T Campus Tour

Join us for this exclusive tour of the AT&T Discovery District, as we visit the AT&T Lobby, showcase plaza and globe,
The AT&T Experience Store, and The AT&T Experience Studio & Golden Boy!

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