Human Connection Drives Learning Impact

With hybrid and remote work, organizational cohesion and culture are under stress: employees are less connected to their work, and low engagement levels persist, impacting performance. With this disconnect, how can L&D and HR create an impactful learning core? Find out how Wiley CrossKnowledge links learners to their work and drives business results through a human-driven approach.

  • Takeaway 1: How can L&D create an impactful learning core?
  • Takeaway 2: How does Wiley CrossKnowledge link learners to their work and drive business results through a human-driven approach?
7:30 am - 8:45 am Outdoor Courtyard and Oceana AB

Breakfast

Meals and Breaks

8:45 am - 10:00 am Oceana AB

What Future-Ready Looks like in Human Capital Management

General Session

The pace of change and disruption has accelerated dramatically, leaving many organizations struggling to adapt their human capital management strategies. This general session brings together winners of 2023 Brandon Hall Group awards to share how they have transformed their approach to managing their workforce to meet the challenges of today and prepare for the uncertainties of tomorrow.

Moderator: Michael Rochelle, CSO, Brandon Hall Group
•Daniel Morales, Leader, People Analytics and Strategy, Mckinsey
•Tamara Jovene, Vice President, Global Learning, IHG
•Kelly Woltornist, Head of Global Learning, Takeda

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Daniel Morales
Tamara Jovene
Kelly Woltornist
Michael Rochelle
10:00 am - 11:15 am Oceana and Coral Foyers

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.

10:10 am - 10:25 am Coral AB

Catalyst Leadership Development - Partnering for another win

Did you know that you can win more than once for your project? Synovus did just that with two subsequent Brandon Hall awards for their Catalyst leadership development program. Join us to talk about what they did to keep winning and how they decided to utilize a combination of internal and external resources to achieve success.

Bonus: Walk away with an internal vs external resource decision-making tool.

Speakers:
•Willette Roundtree, Sr. Director of Talent Management and Development, Training Pros
•Chenier Mershon, Relationship Manager, TrainingPros
•Lori Fancher, Relationship Manager, TrainingPros

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Willette Roundtree
Chenier Mershon
Lori Fancher
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coral DE

Kroger Helps Pharmacists Explore their Passion for Serving Patients

In a world of burnout and high turnover, Kroger offered their 6,000+ pharmacists an experiential journey of self-care, leadership development and operational excellence. The result was rekindled energy for their profession, patient care, and for Kroger Health’s vision and mission. Join us to hear about the innovative, experience-driven program that Kroger called Project Passion.

Speakers:
•Laura Hoppa, Principal Consultant, TiER1 Performance
•Laura Raney, National Health & Wellness Director, Kroger Health

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Laura Hoppa
Laura Raney
10:50 am - 11:05 am Coral AB

Cultivating Excellence: Flexco's Transformative Leadership Development Journey

In this session, you’ll discover how Flexco, fulfilled its commitment to its core value "Investing in People First." To build a robust leadership pipeline, Flexco embarked on a strategic journey to create a leadership training solution aligned with the organization's timelines and needs. With a team of internal experts and external L&D partners, including TTA, Flexco successfully designed and implemented a breakthrough leadership development initiative, The Leading Others Program.

Speakers:
•Suzanne Laine, Learning & Development / Distributor-End User Training, Flexco University
•Jerry Gschwind, Learning Strategy Consultant, TTA

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Suzanne Laine
Jerry Gschwind
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Oceana D

Conquering the "Great Reflection": How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

The past two years have seen a shift in employee expectations and priorities, dubbed the "Great Reflection." Workers today expect meaning, purpose, flexibility, and personal development from their jobs. The session will feature a discussion between Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award winners as well as hands-on learning through small-group exercises.

Moderator: Matt Pittman, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
•Akshay Loomba, Vice President & Head of Talent Acquisition, Unifi Services
•Juana Yepes, Leadership Capability Lead, GAF
•Roger Carillo, Senior Vice President, Global Talent, Learning, and Organization Effectiveness Lead, Mondelēz International

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Roger Carillo
Akshay Loomba
Juana Yepes
Matt Pittman
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Oceana C

How Does HR Make Data its New Currency?

As HR becomes a valued data-driven strategic partner, leaders and practitioners must continue to improve their understanding and capabilities around data and analytics. This session will include case studies from Excellence Award-winning organizations and small-group discussions to share success stories among attendees. Attendees will leave this session with ideas and strategies to make data a crucial asset.

Speaker:
• Sarah Tobey, Director of People Analytics, Mckinsey & Company

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Sarah Tobey
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Coral C

Establish L&D as a Strategic Investment to Maximize your ROI

Join us for a data-packed session focused on discovering powerful strategies to effectively quantify the success of your learning programs. Learn to craft robust evaluation strategies and identify key metrics that drive meaningful conversations around learning outcomes and ROI. Unlock the potential to strategically invest in impactful L&D programs that deliver tangible results through research insights and practical applications.

Speakers:
•Kylie Stair, Chief People Officer, Litmos
•Jill Stefaniak, Chief Learning Officer, Litmos

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Kylie Stair
Jill Stefaniak
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Outdoor Courtyard and Oceana AB

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 Coral C

LMS + TMS: A Love Affair for Learning Operations Success (Fast Track)

Just like it takes two to tango, it takes both a Learning Management System (LMS) and a Training Management System (TMS) to make learning programs successful. Yet for most L&D professionals, when it comes to managing instructor-led training (ILT) and vILT, the only tools they’re pairing with their LMS are xls spreadsheets – which doesn’t quite make for the best love story of all time.

Speaker:
• Peter Olyarchuk, Learning Solutions Director, Training Orchestra

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Peter Olyarchuk
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Coral DE

Navigating Team Leadership in a Disengaged World: How to Equip Leaders and Managers for Success

In an environment characterized by hybrid work, continuous disruption, and disengagement, organizations need to empower today’s leaders and mangers to enhance collaboration, improve engagement, and nurture cohesive, agile team environments. This session will examine new research and innovative approaches to onboarding, personalized development, and AI-driven coaching in the flow of work designed to increase leader and manager effectiveness and support high-performing teams.

Speakers:
•Niko Drakoulis, Founder and CEO, SurePeople
•Demetra Anagnostopoulos, Chief Success Officer, SurePeople

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Demetra Anagnostopoulos
Niko Drakoulis
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Coral AB

Human-Centric Learning In The Age Of AI

How are Learning and Development teams going to upskill and reskill their workforces in response to generative AI, and what do learning leaders need to do to help their companies stay competitive through the AI revolution? Join Katie Sheketoff, Director of Global Leadership Development at Marriott International, and Jacob Nikolau, Head of Product Marketing at NovoEd, for an energetic session on how the workforce is going to change through the AI revolution and 5 tips for how L&D organizations should structure their programs in 2024 to align to and thrive though, this wave of technological and organizational change. Anchoring to Katie’s global leadership development portfolio, which reaches 30,000 Marriott employees per year, we’ll also talk about how generative AI is making content more commoditized and personalized learning easier than ever before but still fails to solve the most critical variable for driving impact at scale: human centricity.

Speaker:
•Katie Sheketoff, Director of Global Leadership Development, Marriott International
•Jacob Nikolau, Head of Product and Customer Marketing, Novoed

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Jacob Nikolau
Katie Sheketoff
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Passing Break

Meals and Breaks

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Coral C

How to Make Wellness Your Secret Weapon for Business Success

Employee well-being is becoming a top priority for leading enterprises looking to improve employee retention, engagement, and productivity. In this interactive session, attendees will learn strategies to create a culture of holistic wellness and the business case for investing in the overall well-being of employees- starting with your own personal journey!

Speaker:
•Monika Mikiciuk Senior Director of Sales Training for Empower

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Monika Mikiciuk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oceana C

Getting Your HR Tech Stack to Actually Stack Up

The effective use of HR technology is becoming critical for attracting talent, enabling employees, and creating efficient operations. In this session, attendees will learn strategies for optimizing their HR tech stack to improve UX and unlock value. The session will feature a discussion between Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award winners as well as hands-on learning through small-group exercises. Attendees will gain perspectives on building a best-in-class HR tech portfolio tailored to their strategic goals.

Moderator: Claude Werder, SVP and Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
•Melanie Wilson Disney, Human Resources Director, Weigel's
•Kelly Woltornist, Head of Global Learning, Takeda

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Melanie Wilson Disney
Kelly Woltornist
Claude Werder
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Oceana D

Tomorrow’s Leadership Today: See into the Future of Senior Leadership Development

What does the future of leadership development look like? Learn how industry pioneers at Brandon Hall Group Award-winning organizations have innovated to produce cutting-edge leadership development and deliver big value to the organization. Get inspired to drive impact in your own organization by hearing their tales from the field enabling executives to deliver enterprise impact, developing senior leadership capabilities, ensuring success in new roles, and more!

Speakers:
•Rick Cheatham, Chief Marketing Officer, BTS
•Meghan Mariner, Senior Vice President, BTS
•Lance Wilke, Senior Vice President, BTS
•Tara Castaneda, Senior Director, BTS

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Tara Castaneda
Lance Wilke
Meghan Mariner
Rick Cheatham
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Exhibit Hall

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.

3:05 pm - 3:20 pm Coral DE

Leadership Bench Strength and Succession – Effective Strategies for Building a Leadership Pipeline

If there are never strong internal candidates for senior leadership and executive vacancies, we’ve failed at leadership development. When we hire from the outside, we pay more to get less. Despite costing more, external hires perform worse and quit more.

Speaker:
•Alex Draper, CEO & Founder, DX Learning Solutions

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Alex Draper
3:25 pm - 3:40 pm Coral AB

Achieving L&D Maturity: From Training to Learning to Development

L&D teams serve up learning, but how many are delivering true development?

Learning has to be connected to so many other parts of both the business and the employee experience, but it often occurs in a self-contained silo, disconnected from the very things it is supposed to be impacting. This session explores the areas L&D teams must consider to turn their learning efforts into true talent development. Attendees will discover the initial steps to take on the path to mature their L&D programs.

Speaker:
•David Wentworth, VP, Learning & Talent Development Platform Evangelist, Schoox

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David Wentworth
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Oceana C

Implementing Artificial Intelligence Is More Than A Technology Play

Thrasio implemented a complete artificial-intelligence-powered, omnichannel solution that uses predictive insights to achieve 1-minute first reply times, 48-minute full resolution times, 94 percent CSAT, 87 percent one-touch tickets, and 80 percent employee satisfaction. This was all done by decreasing the total cost of ownership by 45 percent. Artificial intelligence, automation, and other advanced technologies played a massive role in achieving these results. Organizational development was equally responsible. The skill and talent development enabled employees to understand the benefits of the technology, embrace their role in the deployment, and own the accountability of the positive outcomes. Disprz’s artificial intelligence platform was critical in this success. This 15-minute presentation will provide practical, live examples of Thrasio’s journey and Disprz’s role in organizational development.

Speaker:
•Gershwin Exeter, Vice President, Global Services, Thrasio

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Gershwin Exeter
4:05 pm - 4:20 pm Oceana D

How to Build Personalized Learning Experiences with the Right Technology

Discover how extended enterprise learning systems provide ultimate flexibility for personalized learning experiences, leveraging features like multi-tenancy, AI-powered customization, and innovative extensibility options that redefine "moment of need." Don't miss this opportunity to explore the future of learning and empower your organization with the tools to succeed in our evolving learning landscape.

Speaker:
•Karren Swindells, Sr. Director, Customer Engagement & Strategy, Thought Industries

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Karren Swindells
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Coral DE

Empowering Business Success: Data Literacy and Skills-First Strategies for Talent Management

In this conference session, we’ll explore the critical role of data literacy and a skills-first approach in driving business success. This engaging sesion will explore best practices and strategies of how to foster a data-literate workforce. It will delve into the benefits of and how to apply a skills-first approach to support talent management efforts. It will include real-world examples with lessons learned and practical activities. 

Speaker:
•Taryn Hess, Ph.D. Principal, Talent Enablement & Transformation, EPAM Systems

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Taryn Hess, Ph.D.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Coral C

Unlocking Human Potential: Positioning Yourself for Skills-Based AI Success

Embrace the future of Human Capital Management in our engaging session, Unlocking Human Potential: Positioning yourself for skills-based success. This session is your opportunity to explore the intricacies of skills tracking and development, and understand the profound impact it has on employee engagement, retention, and the evolving landscape of AI-driven learning. Join Maija Mickols, AI Product Manager at Docebo, for a groundbreaking session that will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to unlock human potential in the digital age. Be part of the conversation that shapes the future of learning and development in organizations.

Speaker:
• Maija Mickols, AI Product Manager, Docebo

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Maija Mickols
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Coral AB

Fearless Feedback: Amplifying the VoE with AI

Organizations worldwide strive to understand and retain their employees. While surveys are commonly used, they often limit open-ended questions because text is difficult to analyze. This untapped data can be used to fix broken systemic processes. Explorance MLY, with its unique text analysis capabilities, empowers organizations with targeted insights into employee experiences. As the only AI-powered Voice of the Employee solution tailored to HR and L&D leaders, it analyzes feedback data in terms they understand. Join us for a live Explorance MLY demo and delve into our AI approach in L&D.

Speaker:
• Michael Cohen, General Manager Metrics That Matter, Explorance

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Michael Cohen
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Outdoor Courtyard and Exhibit Hall

Welcome Reception

Meals and Breaks


Includes wine tasting in outdoor courtyard.

  • Date : January 31, 2023
  • Time : 10:15 am - 10:30 am (America/New_York)