Tuesday, February 13, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Chairperson Remarks

8:05 AM - 8:45 AM Building a Unified Learning Culture During Massive Acquisition

Mike Van Lente , Global Senior Director of Learning & Development , Whole Foods Market
The role of learning in culture is emerging as a company’s competitive edge, yet ask a handful of learning practitioners what their top challenges are, and most will say, “Building a Learning Culture Within a Company!” And each will have a differing opinion about just what a “learning culture” looks like. On top of that, it's one thing to build and implement a learning culture, it’s another to do it in the context of being acquired - especially when the acquirer is none other than Amazon. During this session attendees will hear the Whole Foods story of building a unified strategy where learning is embedded in each moment, where the intention to learn is established in every interaction, every relationship and every chance to lead.

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Mike Van Lente

Global Senior Director of Learning & Development
Whole Foods Market

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Practitioner Roundtable Discussions

Before the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the HR space, using the Thoughtexchange social learning tool. During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of these topics that are top of mind.
Not to be missed!”

Sponsored by: Thoughtexchange

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Business Meeting

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Business Meeting

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break

BrainWeave

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thinking Differently: Creating Talent Agility for the Present & Uncertain Future

During this session attendees will learn how to develop an agile workforce to respond to emerging business requirements and needs, rather than a primary focus on supporting current or historical programs
· Align your talent strategy with constantly evolving organizational demands
· Impact the organizations bottom line by attracting, managing and engaging talent
· Implement innovative talent management practices
· Highlight the role of L&D in talent management
themes: agility, organizational redesign

Master Class

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Adaptive Learning: The Future of Corporate Learning

L&D functions waste billions of dollars and millions of hours of workers' time every year because 'dumb' e-learning forces workers to take training on subjects they already know, and provides no help when learners struggle with content. Worse, 70% of what IS learned is forgotten within one day.

Adaptive Learning -­ the application of computer science, big data and machine learning techniques, combined with state­-of-­the-­art pedagogy - has enabled the creation of new ­learning systems that adapt to the needs of each and every learner. Adaptive learning creates at scale and at low cost ­the experience of a personal tutor, guaranteeing proficiency while dramatically reducing time spent learning and returning thousands of hours of productive time back to the business.
Fortunately, it is easy to make the move to adaptive learning. In this session we;

- Explore how adaptive learning works
- Learn how to implement it easily
- Highlight the challenges and benefits of transforming your learner experience

Track A

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Fulfilling The Business Case: Linking Diversity & Inclusion Training To Organizational Goals

Maria Guyette, Vice President, Talent Development and Inclusion , American Cancer Society
Every organization articulates their own business case for diversity and inclusion. Yet diversity training is often introduced as a human resources initiative and not a business strategy. Learn how the American Cancer Society has integrated diversity and inclusion into its enterprise strategy, leveraging the increased cultural awareness of staff to drive the mission, revenue and talent goals of the organization.

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Maria Guyette

Vice President, Talent Development and Inclusion
American Cancer Society

Track B

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Panel: Striking the Perfect Balance: Managing the Maze of Formal, Informal, And Everything in Between

Lynley VanSingel , Vice President of Learning and Development , Mr. Cooper Travis K. Brewer, Ph.D., Head of Global Learning & Development , The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
There is ample evidence that the role of L&D is evolving rapidly, from the provider formal training offerings, to be a broad facilitator of talent development, including aspects of knowledge management. During this sessions attendees will learn how to:
· Develop novel approaches to blended learning, video role playing, curation, communities, career paths, job aids, and a whole lot more
· Build a growth mindset and learning culture
· Personalize the learning experience especially with the many different and new generations in the workforce
· Maximize technology to deliver on a learning strategy
· Prioritize and fund these new capabilities with specific examples
themes: efficiencies in “push and pull”, modern workforce, L&D evolution

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Lynley VanSingel

Vice President of Learning and Development
Mr. Cooper
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Travis K. Brewer, Ph.D.

Head of Global Learning & Development
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN & NETWORK ANALYSIS
The world of work is ever-changing. As a result, we're seeing major shifts in organization design and new organizational principles. During this interactive discussion we will discuss the organization of the future and discuss the emerging key principles for new organization design that will lead to expansive networks and culture.
Led By: Kathy O'Halloran, VP, Organizational Development, Loan Depot

ONBOARDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MANAGER IN HYPER-GROWTH
As the next generation moves into the workforce, companies need to be even more creative and innovative to engage the next generation of managers. This interactive discussion will address how hyper-growth companies can utilize internal SMEs, core leadership models, technology platforms, and in-person focus circles to engage new leaders to perform at their greatest potential.
Led By: Kit Strickland, Director, Learning & Development, FLEETCOR

HIGH POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
As the next generation moves into the workforce, companies need to be even more creative and innovative to engage the next generation of managers. This interactive discussion will address how hyper-growth companies can utilize internal SMEs, core leadership models, technology platforms, and in-person focus circles to engage new leaders to perform at their greatest potential.
Led By: Scott Harper, Director, Learning & Organizational Development, CenterPoint Energy

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Kathy OHalloran

Vice President, Organizational Development
Loan Depot
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Kit Strickland

Director, Learning & Development
FLEETCOR
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Scott Harper

Director, Learning & Organizational Development
CenterPoint Energy

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Chairperson's Closing Remarks & Grab & Go Lunch