Learning & Development Executive Summit 2021

Dallas, Texas
September 12, 2021 - September 14, 2021

118 days left

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.

The Summit Experience - Hear from Starbucks, Expedia, Home Depot, and more!

Current as of May 18, 2021

Previous 2020 and 2021 Speakers

Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo

Molly Hill, Vice President of Global Talent, Starbucks

Shawn Lewis, Chief Learning Officer, Wells Fargo

Tivonnia (T.J.) Harvey, Chief Learning Officer, Merck & Co,. Inc.

Jennifer Buchanan, Senior Director II, Leadership, Learning and Talent Development, Sam’s Club

Shawna Erdmann, Senior Vice President, Learning, Comcast

Tracy Dodd, Head of Global Talent, Tiffany & Co.

Wesley Connor, Global Head of Learning & Development, Randstad

Adri Maisonet-Morales, VP, Enterprise Learning & Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Shawna Kovacs, Head of Talent and Organization Development, Fitbit, Google

Claudia Diaz Singer, Director, Talent Development, The J.M. Smucker Co.

Dr. Theresa Vlk, US Head of Learning & Development, Kraft Heinz

Theresa Zeller, Global Head of Integrated Learning Experiences, Global Learning and Development, Merck & Co., Inc.

Jennifer Iannetta, Lead Learning Architect MMD, Global Integrated Learning Experience Team, Merck & Co., Inc.

Amy Contreras, Head of Learning & Development, Uber Freight

Jennifer Heinzen Krueger, Vice President, Learning & Development, Ahold Delhaize

Tomissa Smittendorf, Director Sales Learning & Development, Kellogg Company

Julene Campion, Vice President of Recruitment, Organization Development and Learning, Geisinger

Sharahn Monk, Head of North America Learning, FIS Global

Scott Bonneau, VP of Global Talent Attraction, HR Analytics, and HR Technology, Indeed.com

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 that companies face is standing out from the crowd. Your company has the perfect solution to your customer’s problem but how do you grab their attention?

The Learning & Development Executive Summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge solution providers to engage, interact, and build relationships with pre-qualified C-Suite Executives and Senior Decision Makers from Fortune 1000 and leading enterprise organizations who are actively looking for new business partners.

Solution providers are developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions, bespoke networking events, and custom face-to-face business meetings.

  • 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:
    Each participating solution provider 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 the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • 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 reception. Leverage the meeting’s intimate atmosphere to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

The Leadership & 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 Katherine Ilagan at 212-532-9898 ext 233 or email info@opalgroup.net.

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