Conference Program

10:00 am - 6:00 pm BHG Registration Table in the Lobby

Conference Check-in for Sponsors and Attendees

Check in

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop

How to Become a Certified HCM Strategist

Workshop

Want to know Brandon Hall Group’s secret formula for creating world class Human Capital Management Programs that impact business performance while elevating yourself as a strategic partner?

In this three-hour workshop we will share our five steps to thoroughly develop a program, upskill you on competencies to elevate your strategic focus and collaborate with other attendees on ways to improve your organizations programs.

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Katie Coates
Rachel Cooke
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Attendee Meet and Greet

7:30 am - 9:00 am Meals and Breaks

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session

What HCM Success Looks Like

General Session

The conference kicks off with Excellence Award-winning HCM executives sharing their diverse perspectives on how they have made progress and what it takes to be future-ready. Audience members will add their ideas, reactions and questions in real-time using an easy-to-use app.

Heather Stefanski
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Expo and Refreshment Break

Meals and Breaks

Attendees can meet our conference sponsors and attend 15-minute “tech talks” in breakout rooms adjacent to the expo floor.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Tech Talk 1

10:35 am - 10:50 am

Tech Talk 2

10:55 am - 11:10 am

Tech Talk 3

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Session with SAP Litmos

Topic and presenters to be named.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Unlocking the Benefits of a Truly Inclusive Culture​

Developing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that benefits employees, customers and the organization requires a deep commitment to strategy and execution. This can be challenging, especially across a large enterprise because it involves cultural evolution, not just specific programs or initiatives.

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Adonica Black
Wendy Miller
Rachel Cooke
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Transforming Performance Management to Talent Enablement​

Employers increasingly understand that excellent performance does not necessarily mean employees have high potential for future success. Unlocking potential requires a mix of strategies driven by leaders and employees who partner on several levels for the mutual benefit of the organization and the employees’ career growth.

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Nicole Davies
Kate Brown
Claude Werder
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Meals and Breaks

Lunch

Meals and Breaks

Network with your award-winning colleagues in the Florida sunshine in the middle of winter.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Cohort-Based Learning: Building for Scale, Alignment and Performance Readiness

How do you build deep organizational capabilities and achieve alignment across a massive, disjointed, remote workforce, in a time of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity? The half-life of skills in today’s workforce is 2-3 years, a high percentage of workers want to work remotely, and technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate.

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Christina Yu
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 2

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 3

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Meals and Breaks

Passing Break

Meals and Breaks

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thriving Organizations Begin with Thriving Employees

The past few years were filled with shifting workplace dynamics and unprecedented world events, heightening the need for a more transformational approach to work. As organizations are rethinking how to best support talent, top priorities include hybrid work, talent attraction, onboarding and integration, retention, performance, feedback, well-being, inclusion and more. Research has long told us that employee engagement leads to significant business outcomes. It has also told us that people development is a core driver of engagement. What if you could move the needle on these top priorities by rethinking people development? In this session, we'll discuss what employee experience is, why it matters, and how high quality, scalable coaching can act as a key lever in your employee experience strategy.

Dr. Liz Pavese
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Future-Proofing Your L&D Team​

As a learning professional, the axiom “what got you here, won’t get you there” are words to live by. The future of learning teams will be driven by strategists who align learning objectives with business goals and collaborate across the enterprise. You will get an inside look at how to build a team of learning strategists capable of driving business impact.

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Susan Vacchi
James Jinette
Gabriel Schaepman
David Wentworth
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are You Addressing Employee Engagement the Right Way?

Improving employee engagement always sits atop employers’ priority list s. But what does that really mean in the new and emerging era of work? One imperative that Brandon Hall Group research has revealed is seeing the employee experience through employees’ eyes. This session will explore engagement from the employees’ perspective. You will leave with:

  • A model for employee centric engagement strategies
  • Success stories from award winning organizations
  • A downloadable research asset

Melody Kelleher
Chantelle Nash
Tulie White
Cliff Stevenson
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Meals and Breaks

Expo and Refreshment Break

Meals and Breaks

Attendees can meet our conference sponsors and attend 15-minute “tech talks” in breakout rooms adjacent to the expo floor.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Tech Talk 4

3:35 pm - 3:50 pm

Tech Talk 5

3:55 pm - 4:10 pm

Tech Talk: Staffing Your L&D Needs with Confidence: It’s as Simple As 1-2-3

Impossible deadlines, unqualified consultants, dozens of wasted hours looking for the right fit – there must be a better way, right? Yes, and it’s as simple as 1-2-3.

Join TrainingPros as we share three secrets to quickly finding the diverse talent you need to jump-start your next project with confidence.

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 4

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 5

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 6

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Meals and Breaks

30th Anniversary of Brandon Hall Group Celebration (Reception)

Meals and Breaks

7:30 am - 9:00 am Meals and Breaks

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session

Excellence in Action: Award-Winning Leaders Share Their Vision

Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke interviews HCM executives from award-winning organizations about how they are navigating their teams through disruption and uncertainty and their perspectives on succeeding in the future of work.

Scott Miller
Theresa Zeller
Rajiv Chandran
Ronda Moore
Mike Cooke
10:00 am - 11:15 am Meals and Breaks

Expo and Refreshment Break

Meals and Breaks

Attendees can meet our conference sponsors and attend 15-minute “tech talks” in breakout rooms adjacent to the expo floor.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Tech Talk 7

10:35 am - 10:50 am

Tech Talk 8

10:55 am - 11:10 am Coral AB

The Components of an Effective Digital Readiness Learning Program (with EPAM)

Digital technologies and data continue to fundamentally change business models and the nature of work. Ensure your employees are equipped with the knowledge, mindset and behaviors necessary for your organization to transform. Join this session to learn how a luxury car manufacturer created a strategy-aligned program that achieved both learning objectives and organizational impact.

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Dr. Sandra Loughlin
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Achieving Extraordinary Business Impact through Learning (with Learning Pool)

Maximizing your business impact through learning and development initiatives is a major shift being embraced by business leaders globally. Most traditional ROI models have proved too cumbersome or time-consuming to adopt when looking to analyze the business value of L&D. At Learning Pool we have been working with Learnovate, the learning technology research center based in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, to research a new model that addresses this challenge and seeing amazing results. This session will share the results from real-life cases where we adopted our LP Business Value Model based on Learnovate’s PEAS model and helped elevate L&D positions as a strategic partner within their organization.

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Jerry Thorner
Dr. Page Chen
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

HCM Technology and its Impact on People Data and Analytics

The challenges that HCM organizations face in the current climate are staggering. Technology and analytics are two tools to drive success. This session explores how HCM strategists can successfully traverse the ocean of tech providers and leverage technology to collect and use data and analytics to improve business outcomes.

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Vivek Ravichandran
Michael Rochelle
Cliff Stevenson
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Onboarding as a Driver of Talent Retention

Onboarding is more important than ever in this environment of high turnover and hybrid work. Employers must balance technology and automation to drive efficiency with personal touches that establish strong relationships and a sense of belonging for new employees. The quality of onboarding can increase – or reduce – the likelihood of retaining the talent you have worked so hard to recruit.

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Matt Moskal
David Wentworth
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Meals and Breaks

Lunch

Meals and Breaks

Network with your award-winning colleagues in the Florida sunshine in the middle of winter.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tightening the Knot on Learning and Performance

Linking learning directly to business objectives is an age-old challenge, but the rise of more digital, remote and hybrid learning ignited innovation and new levels of success. We’ll share strategies and demonstrate the benefits of designing learning by starting at the desired business result and working backward.

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Sarah Vita
Katie Coates
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Embracing the Metaverse: Why HCM Should Lead the Journey

The advent of the metaverse – the next generation of digital change – creates countless possibilities for improving the scope and impact of human capital management. HCM leaders cannot afford to cast a blind eye or be conservative in their approach. This session explores what HCM leaders can do to take the lead in leveraging the metaverse and drive meaningful change.

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Susan Vacchi
James Jinette
Lisa Goldstein
Bob Gerard
Claude Werder
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Developing the Inclusive, Collaborative Leaders You Need

Every organization has many leaders, from the front lines, to teams, to the C-Suite. But how many great leaders does your organization really have? To improve leadership, organizations must agree on what makes great leaders and the benefits they bring. That has been a monumental challenge. This session tackles this challenging topic with research, insights from award-winning organizations and heavy audience participation.

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Sherita Lee
Andrea Mackechnie
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Meals and Breaks

Passing Break

Meals and Breaks

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Building a Rock-Solid Learning Tech Ecosystem in a Hybrid World

Fast Track

Rethink & revolutionize the way you approach your learning tech stack to meet the needs of the business, your trainers and learners in our new hybrid reality. Learn how to build a rock-solid learning tech ecosystem by focusing on the foundation, including new approaches to ILT, vILT and hybrid training management.

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Peter Olyarchuk
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 8

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 9

30-minute, super-focused sessions on critical HCM topics. Topic and presenters to be named.

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm Meals and Breaks

Free Time

Meals and Breaks

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Pre-ceremony happy hour

6:15 pm - 9:00 pm General Session

Awards Gala

Featuring a keynote speaker and a ceremony and videos honoring award winners from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Kirsten Andersen
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gala Afterparty

8:30 am - 9:30 am Meals and Breaks

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

9:30 am - 11:00 am General Session

Innovation Lab: Leading-Edge Technologies Driving Future Excellence

The conference concludes with a highly interactive session featuring Excellence Award winners Baker Hughes and Accenture and their partners from Harvard University and Goodwill Industries International. They will demonstrate and discuss technology innovation and involve the audience in providing feedback and ideas to spur new thinking.

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Sonya Francis
Christine Nanan
Eileen McGivney
Robin Boggs
Thai Mach