The Future of L&D: Balancing Efficiency, Culture & Engagement
The Learning & Development Virtual Summit is a gathering of L&D, Leadership, Talent and Organizational 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 with a highly-interactive virtual platform.
Our Summit provides a specialized, strategically-built experience that features unparalleled keynote speaking sessions with thought-leading case studies, conversational and strategic panel discussions, highly-interactive Lunch & Learn breakout sessions, and a virtual experience that includes customized networking opportunities that allow for audience participation 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 Bobby Swartout at (212) 532-9898 ext 248 or send your inquiries via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, PepsiCo
Tivonnia (T.J.) Harvey, Chief Learning Officer, Merck & Co,. Inc.
Shawna Erdmann, Senior Vice President, Learning, Comcast
Tracy Dodd, Head of Global Talent, Tiffany & Co.
Lisa Lang, Head of Learning & Education Americas, Siemens
Jennifer Buchanan, Senior Director II, Leadership, Learning and Talent Development, Sam’s Club
Molly Hill, Vice President of Global Talent, Starbucks
Shawn Lewis, Head of Instructional Design Services, Wells Fargo
Nichelle Singleton Williams, Global Director of PACS Capabilities, The Coca-Cola Company
Julie Horner Donahue, Head of Corporate Learning & Training, Nestle USA
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Virtual Welcome and Opening Remarks
Opening Keynote Presentation
The Future of Learning: Altering the Organizational Approach to Ensure Success of L&D Initiatives
The roles of L&D executives continue to expand, with many learning and talent leaders taking on new and critical responsibilities in helping to facilitate and support change initiatives in their organizations. These same leaders have been required to completely rethink how their functions and businesses operate, and now must find new avenues to reach organizational goals. As a result, this sudden and continued change has made it difficult to plan for long-term initiatives and growth.
In this engaging session we’ll discuss best practices in planning for the next chapter of learning, and ensuring the future success of L&D initiatives, such as:
How Successful Leaders Influence Your Organization and Your Bottom Line
In a time when change is the only constant, and ambiguity and volatility are the norm, managers’ competencies and strategies are of increasing importance as they are the link between the organizations strategy and the people that deliver the results. It is not enough that an individual’s direct actions are well executed–it is the collective actions of the team that drive success. Equipping managers with a complete toolkit, develops the right level of competence and consistency of application which will lead to better employee engagement, productivity, retention, organizational culture–and results.
This session will provide insight in how to approach and create a standard for recognizing managerial competence within your organization and highlight:
Jeff Becker, Director, Corporate Learning Solutions, American Management Association
Increasing the Focus on Upskilling to Close the Proficiency Gaps
With the significant skills gaps and rapid strides in technology that are shaping our world and forcing us to continuously evolve, organizations realize the need to invest in their workforce to stay current – as the dependence on technology and digital solutions has gone up significantly. This has further intensified the need for a digitally skilled workforce, and across most organizations, skilling programs for employees are a key focus area for L&D teams. Employees not only need to be capable of meeting the digital skill demands thrown up by the new reality, they also need to constantly upskill themselves to keep pace with a digitally evolving ecosystem.
In this session we’ll discuss some of the key considerations when increasing the focus on upskilling, such as:
Adapting L&D Strategies: Embracing the Continued Transition to Alternative Learning Modalities
Disruption and the “Next Normal” have become common themes that have intensified the corporate world’s need for developing new ways of learning. Companies are continually forced to determine the best methods to rapidly adapt existing L&D resources.
Join us in this highly interactive session as we discuss what L&D leaders should focus on when adapting new L&D assets, such as:
Lunch & Learn
Meeting Learners Where They Are: Teaching and Training in Bite-Size Chunks
Today’s learners prefer remote-friendly training with courses that are accessible, engaging, and super effective. As such, it’s critical to implement text-messaging into your learning organization – with a 95% open rate, text message courses drive completion, engagement, and satisfaction rates that are far greater than other learning tools.
Join us in this highly interactive Lunch & Learn session as we examine cast studies that highlight the benefits and best practices for implementing text messaging courses, such as:
Diversity in the Workforce: Becoming a Truly Inclusive & Equitable Learning Organization
Inclusion and equitable learning are critical components of a modern learning culture in the workplace, and improves performance outcomes. Without diverse and inclusive learning initiatives, the same practices are continually repeated in a cultural status quo. Even with new learning implementations, organizational culture needs to be constantly monitored and modified to reap the benefits of learning and workforce development.
In this session we’ll discuss best practices for developing and maintaining a truly diverse and inclusive L&D and Talent organization, such as:
People Analytics: Leveraging Data to Optimize Employee Experience and Maximize Productivity
Organizations require data and information to examine and explain how they can utilize the current workforce in order to maintain business continuity. In addition, the ever-changing business environment creates an urgent need for better people decisions everywhere, and the volume of workforce data continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. However, merely having this data isn’t nearly enough to succeed. As such, it’s critical for L&D and Talent leaders to gathering real-time insights about training, performance, and engagement to better demonstrate what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next.
Join this interactive panel discussion to hear how leaders are:
How Building a Coaching Culture Can Help Your Organization “Win” the New Leadership “Game”
Are leaders in your organization playing the “new game” of leadership by the “old rules,” leaving everyone involved feeling like something is missing? This interactive session will help you discover the “new rules” of leadership, and show you how instilling a coaching culture can help your organization “win” at creating engagement, keeping younger workers, and motivating people to have real conversations in real time, to make real change happen.
Dianna Anderson, MCC, CEO, Cylient
Fueling Agility, Resilience and a Growth Mindset to Develop the Workforce of the Future
To drive business and grow as an organization, the focal point of learning & development initiatives must be geared towards ensuring that your workforce has the skills required for future business needs. To do this effectively, it’s important for L&D leaders to evolve how learning is delivered, and they must accurately predict what soft and hard skills will be required of their future workforce. As such, it’s critical to find new ways to blend old models and innovative tools to train and develop employees to become agile, resilient and develop a growth mindset. In essence – L&D leaders must ready their global workforce for change.
Join us as we discuss ways that L&D leaders can ready their global workforce for change, by:
Adapting Learning Initiatives to Improve Engagement of the Remote Workforce
Organizations are currently facing significant challenges when it comes to developing and maintaining a purposeful dialogue with the remote workforce – particularly as it relates to L&D initiatives. This is due to a variety of factors, including difficulties in: communicating information effectively across technologies and time zones, tracking employee performance, and creating a cohesive L&D culture. Even with some of the workforce steadily returning to the office, it’s important to establish and cultivate remote L&D initiatives that are robust and challenging enough to improve engagement and retention.
In this informative session we’ll discuss how to adapt remote L&D initiatives to develop and maintain effective engagement, such as:
Creating a Learning and Talent Culture that Improves Mental Health and Well-Being
Employee wellbeing became a top priority for most organizations as a result of the pandemic and lockdown, and will continue to be one for the foreseeable future. However, the wellbeing programs for many companies are simply not enough to support the growing need for assistance, and L&D leaders have to take the lead with the resources, tools, and proper training to provide the needed assistance and support.
Join us in the highly interactive panel as we discuss L&D’s role and best practices for creating a culture that improves mental health and well-being, such as:
Joyce Petrella, Managing Partner, Calculus of Talent
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*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Practitioners representing consumer brand organizations within the following areas may qualify for a complimentary pass: Learning & Development, Talent Management, Human Resources, and Leadership and Organizational Development. Click Register Now to reserve your seat for the live sessions or access to on-demand, post-event.
*Executives representing solution provider organizations can attend through sponsorship. For sponsorship opportunities, contact email@example.com
One of the biggest challenges that companies face is standing out from the crowd and getting exposure with executives from leading organizations. Your company has the perfect solution to some of the biggest challenges that L&D and talent executives are facing, but how do you grab their attention and present your success stories?
The L&D Virtual Summit is the perfect platform to gain valuable exposure for your brand with exclusive access to key decision makers and like-minded executives. The attendees at the Summit are all facing the same challenges, and this is an outstanding forum to benchmark and share ideas with practitioners from several different industry verticals. The virtual event provides a specialized, strategically-built experience for cutting-edge thought-leaders and solution providers to engage, interact, and build long lasting relationships.
Solution providers at the Summit have the opportunity to showcase their brand as a thought-leader in the Learning & Development industry while developing new business relationships through unparalleled speaking sessions and virtual face-to-face networking. For sponsorship opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fortune 1000 and leading organizations across the world.
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