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. 

To answer this question, we’ll explore the movement toward cohort-based learning, especially applied to higher-order human skills. Cohort or group-based learning can be a powerful way to gain deep capabilities in leadership, salesmanship, and digital transformation. From Sustainability efforts to Sales Onboarding in companies from Cemex to Stanley Black & Decker, this practical session will look at real examples of organizations that have drawn creatively from their learning ecosystems (bringing software, services, and content together) to create experiences of scale and intimacy for learners, driving performance readiness, while meeting the needs of the business flexibly.  

Learning Objectives: 

  1. You will understand how a cohort or group-based approach to learning can be applied to use cases ranging from Leadership to Sustainability.
  2. You will discover how to address the challenges of engaging learners in a lifelong learning journey while working remotely or in a hybrid environment that begins during their onboarding experience and continues throughout the touchstones of their career.
  3. We will analyze examples of successful cohort-based learning, including full-blown Capability Academies, in order to interpret our own learning ecosystems and assemble the building blocks of our own programs.
7:30 am - 9:00 am Meals and Breaks

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Session

HCM Strategies of Tomorrow​

General Session

The conference kicks off with pairs of Excellence Award winners and Brandon Hall Group analysts presenting their diverse perspectives on competencies critical to human capital management in the future of work. Audience members will add their ideas and questions in real-time using the conference app.

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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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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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.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 4

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

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Breakout Session: Fast Track 5

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

4:15 pm - 4:45 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

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