Learning & Development Summit 2020 Virtual

Virtual 3D Event
September 16, 2020 - September 17, 2020

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Learning & Development Virtual Summit

Transforming L&D to Engage the Digital Workforce and Evolve Culture in the Age of the New Normal

The Learning & Development Virtual Summit is a gathering of L&D, Leadership and Talent Development practitioners that will connect, benchmark, network and focus on key learning initiatives. During these uncertain times, it’s important to create and maintain relationships with like-minded L&D professionals, and the L&D Virtual Summit fosters these relationships - all from the safety and comfort of our homes or offices.

Our Summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience that features unparalleled keynote speaking sessions with thought-leading case studies, highly-interactive panel discussions, and a virtual 3D experience that includes customized networking opportunities and real-time attendee insights.

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, Leadership Development, Talent Management, and Corporate Training.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact Katherine Ilagan at (212) 532-9898 ext 233 or email info@opalgroup.net.



Current as of September 18, 2020

Speakers

Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo

Molly Hill, Vice President of Global Talent, Starbucks

Lisa Lang, Head of Learning & Education Americas, Siemens

Casper Moerck, Head of Learning Technology, Siemens

Missy Daniels, Sr. Manager, Associate Training Automation, WW Ops Talent Development, Amazon

Nichelle Singleton Williams, Global Director of PACS Capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company

Sean Champion, Head of Academy, North America, Cognizant

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

Mike Berendt, Global Head of Talent Engagement & Relations, Wayfair

Stacey Richter-Levy, Director of Learning, Publicis Health

Sharahn Monk, Head of North America Learning, FIS Global

Kazem Michael Moghtader, Chief People Officer, Conifer Health Solutions

Claire Herring, CEO, Blue Ocean Brain

Daniel Kimble, CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching

Ken Smith, Senior Director Training & Development, Canon Business Process Services, Inc.

Randy Sabourin, Co-President, Practica Learning

Stacy Hubiak, Head of R&D Training & LMS, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Dave Romero, President, Unboxed

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

Christina Yu, VP of Marketing, Mursion

John Young, Member of the Board of Advisors, Theory & Practice

All Times in EST

9:45am

Virtual Welcome – Create Avatar and Review Summit Navigation Tools

10:00am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

10:05am

Opening Keynote Presentation

 

Culture During COVID-19: How L&D Leaders are Embracing the Intersection of Work, Home, and Employee Wellbeing

 

During this unprecedented time in our history, L&D leaders are poised to engage employees in new ways: supporting their well-being in the middle of a global pandemic, building resilience to ensure business continuity, promoting agility and flexibility, and increasing adoption of diversity & inclusion practices in the workplace. At this intersection is the opportunity to approach L&D in new, integrative ways that promote development, retention, and performance. Join this session to hear how PepsiCo is:

 

  • Developing virtual learning opportunities that highlight a culture that cares while reinforcing core values
  • Enhancing the digital employee experience and engagement among teams, managers, and company leaders
  • Leveraging technology to balance personalized learning with powerful cohort experiences
  • Expanding diversity and inclusion training
  • Integrating efforts across HR to improve employee performance
Presented by

Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo

10:35am

Keynote Presentation

 

The Google Bump and The Knowledge Pie: Smart Strategies for Building a High-Performance Culture of Learning in 2020

 

As we spiral through the fourth-industrial revolution in the midst of a global pandemic, the world of work has never been more ready for a massive step forward in how learning is created and delivered to employees. Join this fast-paced session to get a future-focused look at how L&D leaders are:

 

  • Providing learning moments for their people 365 days a year
  • Changing when, where, and why employees embrace learning – even when things are really busy
  • Creating a new vision for what success looks like and measuring their results
  • Leveraging digital learning methods to handle priority needs, even around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Presented by

Claire Herring, CEO, Blue Ocean Brain

11:05am

Panel Discussion

 

Leadership Development: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence, Inclusive Cultures, and Change & Innovation to Develop Leaders for the Future

 

Digital learning is expanding delivery opportunities for leaders of all levels. From customized assessments, targeted learning programs, and one-on-one virtual coaching and mentoring initiatives, leadership development continues to evolve with the help of new technology and rapid delivery. Join this session to discuss current wins and potential evolutions of leadership development training. Topics include:

 

  • Best practices from high-impact programs
  • Real-world examples of soft skills, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence training that is sparking agility and creativity
  • How EI is improving communication and collaboration in the real world
Moderator

Daniel Kimble, CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching

Panelists

Stacey Richter-Levy, Director of Learning, Publicis Health

Ken Smith, Senior Director, Safety, Training & Development, Canon Business Process Services

Kazem Michael Moghtader, Chief People Officer, Conifer Health Solutions

11:50am

Executive Roundtable

 

Important Conversations: Turning Knowledge into Skill in a Virtual World

 

This roundtable will explore ideas and data on how we convert training knowledge into measurable skills in a remote and virtual world. The focus will be on skills such as coaching, DEI, customer-facing, and peer-to-peer conversations. Organization spend the majority of their L&D budget on knowledge transfer activities such as workshops and eLearning, does this new remote workplace offer opportunities to increase the skill level for these important conversations? We will review skill data from 20,000 Sales and Coaching conversations and share best practices.

Randy Sabourin, Co-President, Practica Learning

12:35pm

Learn something new and stay connected in the L&D space by reserving your spot for a research meeting with one of our premier Summit sponsors.

 

For more information contact cwillis@opalgroup.net.

Meet & Greet with Daniel Kimble, CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching and author of, “Unshakeable Influence: Mastering the Inner Game of Leadership.”

 

Register to receive your free hard copy of the newly published book.

Daniel Kimble, CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching

1:10pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Learning in the Flow of Work: Developing Leadership Learning Labs to Establish a Pathway for Growth

 

Managers and associates feel more engaged when they believe that their employer is concerned about their growth and provides avenues to reach individual career goals while fulfilling the company’s mission. As such, it’s critical that the organization provides them with the tools to enhance their skills and increase knowledge – in order to master their current jobs, obtain promotions, and have the ability to transition into new or different positions. Sam’s Club has implemented an award-winning program that was articulated for college credit, giving associates the ability to earn a quarter or semester of college credit while completing Learning Labs in the flow of work.

 

Join us in this highly informative session as we examine how to develop effective Leadership Learning Labs by teaching managers and associates how to:

 

  • Grow in strategic perspective
  • Execute their business successfully
  • Lead people with authenticity
  • Develop a strong curiosity about the world around them
Presented by

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

1:40pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Building a Resilient Workforce in Uncertain Times: Leveraging New Collaboration and Digital Strategies to Motivate and Engage 

 

Today, companies face many workforce challenges, including keeping employees engaged, motivated, and productive during an unprecedented time in our history. The pandemic has changed how, when, and why employees communicate with one-another. Company culture, in some ways, has been flipped upside down and now HR and L&D executives are being called upon to ensure employees are being heard, supported and empowered to share their feedback, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Join this session to hear how Teva Pharmaceuticals is:

 

  • Leveraging crowdsourcing tools to boost real-time communication and collaboration between teams, managers, and company leaders
  • Developing personalized content and learning curriculum to encourage resiliency and adaptability in the workplace
  • Creating opportunities for all employees to become marketers and best change managers in a time of uncertainty
Presented by

Stacy Hubiak, Head of R&D Training & LMS, Teva Pharmaceuticals

2:10pm

Solution Provider Showcase

 

Learn something new and stay connected in the L&D space by reserving your spot for a research meeting with one of our premier Summit sponsors.

 

For more information contact cwillis@opalgroup.net.

2:45pm

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

L&D’s New Role: Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

 

Many workers are facing unexpected challenges – remote work, juggling virtual schooling for children, sharing office spaces, and more. For some organizations, current wellbeing programs are simply not enough to support the growing need for assistance. Today, organizations must be proactive in ensuring resources, tools, and proper training is providing assistance and support for those who may be experiencing workplace wellbeing and mental health problems. Join this session to hear how learning leaders are improving corporate training, spearheading new initiatives, and encouraging open conversations to address mental health concerns and its impact on individuals’ personal wellbeing and workplace productivity. Key topics to be discussed:

 

  • How L&D leaders are designing and implementing new training curriculum that addresses related topics including resilience, empathy, and mental burnout
  • Examples of new training programs designed for management team members and company leaders
  • Creating a culture that facilitates proactive measures and makes conversations easier between employees and management
Moderator

Dave Romero, President, Unboxed

Panelists

Nichelle Singleton Williams, Global Director of PACS Capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company

Sharahn Monk, Head of North America Learning, FIS Global

3:30pm

End of Day One

All Times in EST

10:00am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

10:05am

Keynote Presentation

 

Digitalization in Siemens – The Road to Digital Transformation

 

As Industries across the globe face the 4th industrial revolution, many are preparing for a future of digitalization in their organizations. This requires massive re-skilling of the workforce. At the same time L&D is undergoing the same transition from traditional to digital and intelligent learning. In this keynote you will learn about the journey of the Siemens L&D Organization to support the global digitalization strategy, while at the same time transforming the L&D organization itself.

 

Join us in this thought-provoking session as we will:

  • Learn more about the drivers of digital transformation
  • Discuss how to drive successful digital transformation through your L&D initiatives
  • Discover how Siemens transformed its own L&D function to stay abreast of business needs
Presented by

Lisa Lang, Head of Learning & Education Americas, Siemens

Casper Moerck, Head of Learning Technology, Siemens

10:50am

Keynote Presentation

 

Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Adapting your Learning Culture to a #SuddenlyRemote World

 

Companies today face the challenge of engaging their employees in meaningful dialogue – whether it be due to geography, power dynamics, organizational dysfunction or the new normal of social distancing and remote work. Even with the talk of “returning to work” many organizations want to have a robust remote offering for all of their once-live employee touch points. Learning leaders are being asked to find ways to adapt everything to our #SuddenlyRemote world, from on-boarding, to company town halls/off-site and traditional face-to-face training. What should we prioritize? How can we maintain the culture and connection when we are not able to be in the same room?

 

  • In this session we will learn:
  • How to adapt learning to a virtual world
  • How technology can humanize the employee experience
  • The power of doing the hard work
  • Tools for remote engagement
Presented by

Sean Champion, Head of Academy, North America, Cognizant

11:40am

Learn something new and stay connected in the L&D space by reserving your spot for a research meeting with one of our premier Summit sponsors.

 

For more information contact cwillis@opalgroup.net.

Meet & Greet with Daniel Kimble, CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching and author of, “Unshakeable Influence: Mastering the Inner Game of Leadership”

 

Register to receive your free hard copy of the newly published book.

Daniel Kimble, CEO, Resonance Executive Coaching

12:15pm

Interactive Panel Discussion

 

People Analytics: Demonstrating Workforce Impact to Support Business Continuity and Success

 

Organizations need data and information to shine light on how organizations can utilize their current workforce to maintain business continuity. As such, HR and L&D leaders are gathering real-time insights about training, performance, engagement, and more to better demonstrate what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next. Additionally, leaders need to utilize data & analytics to aid in real-time, immediate decisions that demonstrate impact.

 

Join this interactive panel discussion to hear how leaders are:

 

  • Highlighting successful data collection initiatives and strategies to make evidence-based decisions during a pandemic
  • Leveraging data and analytics to demonstrate real-world examples of how the pandemic is affecting training, performance, and engagement
Moderator

John Young, Member of the Board of Advisors, Theory & Practice

Panelists

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

Mike Berendt, Global Head of Talent Engagement & Relations, Wayfair

Missy Daniels, Sr. Manager, Associate Training Automation, WW Ops Talent Development, Amazon

1:00pm

Solution Provider Showcase

 

Learn something new and stay connected in the L&D space by reserving your spot for a research meeting with one of our premier Summit sponsors.

 

For more information contact cwillis@opalgroup.net.

1:30pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Transforming L&D Delivery: How Starbucks is Bringing Employees “Peace, Joy & Comfort” in a Time of Uncertainty

 

Join Molly Hill, VP of Global Talent with Starbucks, to hear how a global brand is flipping L&D models, expectations, and requirements upside down to better invest in employee wellness, resilience, and focus. Virtual learning is full speed ahead, but with purpose and with an ultimate goal to promote all employees to invest in personal development, while removing “required” learning in a time of crises and uncertainty.

 

Hear how Starbucks is successfully:

  • Transforming all L&D programs to be 100% virtual
  • Maintaining the core purpose of bring employees “peace, joy and comfort”
  • Promoting personal development and motivation to improve workplace performance
Presented by

Molly Hill, Vice President of Global Talent, Starbucks

2:10pm

Keynote Presentation

 

Human-in-the-Loop VR Simulation for Essential Workplace Skills

 

This is the moment for human skills. Traditional, top-down, one-size-fits-all leadership is a way of the past. True leadership is highly context dependent and team driven. The modern leader is inclusive, assumes risk with judgment, provides certainty in an uncertain world, and inspires deep motivation with a lived-in, authentic grasp of the landscape and people involved. By offering immersive practice and precision in virtual connection and influence, VR simulation is the fastest way to achieve mastery of these skills. See it for yourself in this interactive session.

 

Powered by a blend of AI and live human interaction, experiential VR has become the ideal way to gain essential workplace skills and see rapid gains in leadership, communication, and empathy. It combines true human intelligence augmented by AI in order to unlock empathic potential in your workforce and ensure organizational readiness to perform.

Presented by

Christina Yu, VP of Marketing, Mursion

2:45pm

End of Virtual Summit

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Learning & Development, Talent Management, Human Resources Practitioners Complimentary*
Solution Providers $149.99*

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are practitioners within the following areas qualify for a complimentary pass: Learning & Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Human Resources, and Organization Effectiveness. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations must register as a sponsor attendee.



Sponsorship Opportunities


More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

The Learning & Development Virtual Summit is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions in the L&D space. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting info@opalgroup.net

  • Transforming Learning Culture: How the Current Landscape is Changing Learning Behavior and Enhancing Engagement
  • Technological Transformation of the Workforce: Enabling Socially and Economically Sustainable Learning Programs
  • The New Normal: Converting Face-to-Face Programs to Virtual Learning Experiences
  • Powering Learners: Igniting Workforce Transformation through Agility, Resilience and a Growth Mindset
  • Modernizing L&D Ecosystems to Enhance Employee Engagement and Rapidly Adapt Delivery
  • Transformation at the Speed of Business: How Adaptive Learning is Building the Future Workforce by Creating Continuous, Personalized, Quality Learning Experiences
  • Learning Experience Design: The Shift from Content to Experience Driven
  • L&D of the Future: Where Do We Go from Here?
  • 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 Learning & Development Virtual Summit is an exclusive event for L&D, Talent and Leadership Development practitioners from leading organizations in North America and around the world.

 

Chief Learning Officer
SVP/VP/Head of Learning & Development
Directors and Managers of Learning & Development
Chief Talent Officer
SVP/VP/Head of Talent Management
Directors and Managers of Talent Management
SVP/VP/Head of Leadership/Organizational Development
Directors and Managers of Leadership/Organizational Development
SVP/VP/Head of Organization Effectiveness
SVP/VP/Head of Training/Corporate Training
Directors and Managers of Training/Corporate Training
CHRO
SVP/VP/Head of Human Resources
Directors and Manager 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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