Learning & Development Executive Summit 2022

The Whitley Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
February 6, 2022 - February 8, 2022

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Learning & Development Executive Summit

We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative, and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Talent Management senior executives.

Why should you attend?

Discuss pressing topics
that are shaping the future workspace

Create purposeful connections
with other senior level, enterprise executives

Strategically-built experience
curated to support your strategy

What can you expect?

Interactive Sessions
with real-world examples to benchmark best practices.

Networking spaces
in formal and informal activities to lead impactful change.

One-One Meetings
with groundbreaking solution providers selected by you.

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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Opal Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Request the agenda of this Executive Summit to learn more about the keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops and networking activities.

Join Opal Group’s Human Resources Network on LinkedIn to get the latest updates and discuss trending topics with other Human Resource and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion executives.

Click on the speakers photo to learn more about them.

Linda Jingfang Cai, VP of Talent Development, LinkedIn

Rod Sanders, Chief People & Learning Performance Officer, Marco’s Pizza

Polina Ilieva Zlatev, Vice President Talent, Learning & Culture, Emory Healthcare

Dr. Tan Morales, Vice President, Global Talent Enablement, Equifax

Brad Sheehan, Vice President, Flight Training and Standards, Delta Air Lines

Sarah Gallo, Sr. Editor, Training Industry, Inc.

Cheryl DeSantis, Chief People & Diversity Officer, SmileDirectClub, Inc.

Jackie Parker, SVP of Talent Management & Chief Diversity Officer, Global Payments

Tracy Salters, Director, Global Learning & Development, American Airlines

Pamela Moore-Thompson, VP, Talent Strategies & Org Effectiveness, U.S. Cellular

KimLoan Tran, Chief Learning Officer, TIBCO

Phil Rhodes, Head of Learning & Leadership Development, Waste Management

Minh Hua, Chief Talent Officer, Stanley Black & Decker and Board Member, Surehand, Inc.

June Sonsalla, VP, Head of Learning & Performance Enablement, Thomson Reuters

Michelle Bennett, Senior Vice President Talent, Hearst

Mary Garcia, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Hagerty

Soon Mee Kim, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Omnicom Public Relations Group

LaQuenta Jacobs, Chief Diversity Officer, XPO Logistics

Michelle Cook, Chief Diversity Officer & Vice Provost, University of Georgia

Casper Moerck, Global Head of L&D, Organizational Change, Dematic

Alaina Doyle, Vice President, Leadership Assignment, Enterprise Talent, Learning and Development, Wells Fargo

Tinisha Agramonte, Chief Diversity Officer, Motorola Solutions

Ryan Laverty, Co-founder and President, Arist

Ben Lowell, Director, Corporate Strategy, Class Technologies

Randy Sabourin, Co-President, Practica Learning

Gregg Ward, Executive Director, Center for Respectful Leadership

Marisa Hamamoto, Founder, CEO, Artistic Director, Infinite Flow Dance

Matthew Daniel, Principal Consultant on the Employer Solutions team, Guild Education

Andrew Shean, Chief Expert, Learning & Engagement, SAP SuccessFactors

Bob Mosher, CEO & Chief Evangelist, Apply Synergies

Patrick Dunlap, SVP, tts North America

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

Lars Hyland, Chief Learning Officer, Totara Learning

Allison McDougall, Executive Vice President, G3 Translate

David Blake, CEO, Learn In

UPS World Headquarters Private Tour


Join us for this one-of-a-kind private tour of the UPS World Headquarters! Attendees will experience a behind-the-scenes tour followed by Executive-Led Roundtable Discussions. (RSVP Required)


UPS is one of the world’s largest companies, providing a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories. Focused on its purpose statement, “Moving our world forward by delivering what matters,” the company’s more than 540,000 employees embrace a strategy that is simply stated and powerfully executed: Customer First. People Led. Innovation Driven.

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More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

Connect, benchmark, and network through the discussion of key strategies, practices, and ideas related to L&D.

Develop new business relationships

Engage, interact, and build relationships with leading enterprise organizations who are actively seeking for new business partners.

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


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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      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

      The first time I participated in an in-person conference post pandemic, and it went above and beyond my expectations. Thought provoking agenda and great speakers. Eli Bendet-Taicher

      Head of Global Learning & Development, WIX

      As a sponsor- one of the better curated events for sure. I’d be very surprised if new business does not come out of this one! Hal Adler

      CEO & Founder, Leadership Landing

      I count on 1:1s with vendors to stay current on new technologies in the learning and performance ecosystem. Peer networking and panels provide candid conversations about what worked, what didn’t and why is extremely valuable. Speakers and sessions combining DEI with L&D help us integrate the two in our thinking and practices for systematic approaches to our talent challenges. Kristi Conlon

      Leader of Learning & Development, DPR Construction

      The event was well beyond my expectations. The presentations and learning opportunities were fantastic. I benchmarked what our organization was doing with the other attendees and developed concepts for scoping out projects and programming for our team. The networking was phenomenal! I met other colleagues in the same profession and enjoyed the camaraderie built during the conference networking events. LynnAnn H

      Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Texas State University