Learning and Development


In Person Presentations

October 26 – 28, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • Developing HiPo’s through social, action, or microlearning
  • Accelerating high potential teams or networks
  • Leveraging technology, data, and analytics to develop leaders
  • Effective succession management
  • Developing change leadership
  • Remote leadership development
  • The Intersections of Diversity and Inclusion and leadership development
  • Mentoring and coaching best practices
  • Attracting, retaining, and engaging high potentials

November 16 – 18, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • Micro, social and digital learning
  • Building a learning ecosystem
  • Implementing LMS and other learning technologies
  • Knowledge management, content curation and instructional design
  • Leadership development
  • Measuring learning effectiveness
  • Learning analytics
  • The intersections of D&I and L&D
  • Onboarding
  • Career management
  • Development as an employee engagement and retention strategy

Recorded Presentations

2022 Employee Engagement & Retention Summit
  • Creating an employee engagement survey that works in today’s world
  • The Great Resignation: how can we cut attrition through improved employee engagement?
  • Keynote presentation: a leadership perspective: towards successful employee engagement and retention in 2022
  • Fireside chat: Exploring the relationship between diversity and inclusion (D&I) and long term employee retention
  • The future of work and employee experience design: towards ultimate performance and competitive advantage
  • Case study: Innovative reward and recognition programs to reduce employee turnover
  • Empowering Employees through Impact
  • Innovative strategies to engage employees in their health and wellness to drive commitment and loyalty
  • Management’s role in retaining key employees and creating a great culture
  • Fireside Chat: How to effectively engage employees during the onboarding process as a long term retention driver
  • A holistic approach to building culture, retaining teams and performance management
  • Reimagining Reward and Recognition to Attract, Engage and Retain your Workforce: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
2022 HR Data Summit
  • Opening Keynote: Building Data-Driven HR Functions
  • Succession Analytics – Using Data to Allow Successful Succession Planning
  • Establishing and Scaling an Analytics Function – Lessons in Evolution
  • “Is this Anonymous?” – Employee Listening Through a Variety of Survey Tools and Methods
2021 Employee Learning & Development Summit
  • Workshop A Part 1- What Is It Costing You Not to Listen? The Listening PathTM – A Proven System to Guide and Transform How You Listen
  • Workshop A Part 2- What Is It Costing You Not to Listen? The Listening PathTM – A Proven System to Guide and Transform How You Listen
  • Workshop B part 1- Building & Revitalizing the Corporate University – A Right-Now Strategy
  • Workshop B part 2- Building & Revitalizing the Corporate University – A Right-Now Strategy
  • Opening Keynote: Scaffolded Social Learning in Action
  • Reskilling/Upskilling – Modernize your Leaning Management System (LMS) for the Future!
  • Workplace Training of the Future – From Observational Participation to Experiential Learning
  • Activating Culture Through Microlearning and User Generated Content – Powering Change One Conversation at a Time
  • Expert Forum: From “Why” to “How” – The Evolution of an Integrated Talent Development Strategy
  • High Potential Mentoring Programs as a Strategic Talent Imperative
  • Career Pathing – Improving Employee Engagement and Workforce Stability
  • A 100-Day Leadership Journey with Documented Business Impact and Talent Outcomes
  • Learning of the Future – Creating a Learning Ecosystem for a New Normal
  • Who’s On My Bench?
  • Building 3-Layer Resilience -Talent Development Secret Weapon to Thriving in Chaos, COVID and Crisis
  • C.A.R.E to Learn – Revitalizing your Organizational Culture to Cultivate a Collective Learning Ecosystem
  • Games Are the New Normal – The Power of Gami cation for Learning
2021 Assessing & Developing High Potentials Summit
  • Opening Keynote: AI-Powered Coaching and “Digital Twins” – How to Scale the Development of Emerging Leaders
  • Made from Scratch – Designing and Implementing a Brand New High Potential Leadership Development Program
  • Arrested Development – Moving from Dysfunctional Development to Success in a Pandemic and Beyond
2021 People in Healthcare Summit
  • Mental Health in the Workplace – Managing and Preventing Stress, Burnout, and Overwhelm
  • CHRO Panel: Leading Through Turmoil and Transformation – A Look at the Future of Healthcare HR
  • How Promoting and Sustaining Employee Wellbeing Increases Recruitment Efficiency
  • Strengthening Partnerships – Transforming HR in Tumultuous Times
  • Employee Engagement 2.0 – Sustaining Employee Morale During Challenging Times
2021 Remote Engagement
  • Engaging Leaders of the Future
  • Keynote: Let’s Talk Remote – Tools & Strategies Needed for a New Form of Communication
  • Emotional Well-Being – Improving Employee Engagement with Workplace Strategies Addressing Mental Health
  • Keynote: Staying Engaged While Working Apart – Love or Lose Your Talent
  • Going Beyond the Survey – How to Use Data and Feedback to Grow Your Culture
  • Capturing the Voice-of-Employees in a Virtual Environment
  • HP’s X-Factor of Change
  • Reimagining Work – Why Work Life Balance is a Thing of the Past
  • Keynote: The Path Forward – No Well-Being, No Engagement
  • Engaging Health Care Heroes During a Pandemic
2021 e-Learning Summit
  • A New Sort of Pepsi Challenge – Gamifying Learning During a Pandemic
  • Learning in the Flow of Work – The New FrontierA New Sort of Pepsi Challenge – Gamifying Learning During a Pandemic
  • Learning Metrics that Matter
  • Learning of the Future – Creating a Learning Ecosystem for a New Normal
  • Ramping Up in a Remote World – Lessons in New Hire Onboarding
  • New Workplace, New Skills, New Ways to Learn
  • Delivering High Impact Learning in the Pace and Flow of Work
  • Matter is the Minimum – Leveraging L&D to Deconstruct Systemic Racism and Foster Engagement
  • Improving User Experience and Behavior Change in the Age of Remote Work
  • Leadership Development – A 100-Day Delivery Model with True Business Impact and Talent Outcomes
  • Developing Learning with a Media Mindset
  • Claiming Your Space – Combating Virtual Fatigue in the World of eLearning
2021 Employee Wellbeing Summit
  • Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace – Structure and Strategies
  • COVID-19’s Impact on Employee Well-Being & What to Do About It
  • Creating a Strong Health and Wellness Culture – Cultivating, Embedding and Sustaining Wellness to Improve Employee Engagement
  • Team Member & Provider Well-Being – A Collaborative Model in Healthcare
  • Adapting Wellness Benefits and Programs to Meet the Needs of Your Team
  • Communication is Key – Creating Award Winning Wellness Strategies
  • Resilience for Growth and Wellness – Strategies for your Leaders, Teams and the Organization
  • Leading a Self-Care Revolution – A Case Study for Improving Employee Wellbeing
  • The Journey to MyWell-Being – A Holistic Approach to Employee Wellness
  • Leveraging Data to Drive Change and Improve Lives
  • Mindset – The Antidote to Wellbeing in Moments of Change and Uncertainty
2021 Performance Management Summit
  • Evolving the Definition of Great Work – How Performance Management Evolves
  • Motivating New Behaviors to Achieve Strategic Goals
  • Developing an Enhanced Virtual Workforce in an Environment of Uncertainty
  • Bottom Line Meets Culture – Developing Success by Building a Sustainable Culture
  • Performance Management – Even Performance Reviews Need Performance Reviews
  • Performance Management During a Time of Rapid Change – The Importance of Being Responsive
  • Objectives and Key Blow Ups – Implementing OKRs and Know When You Are Failing
  • Cultivating Employee Motivation and Wellness During a Pandemic
  • Using Performance Reviews to Drive Engagement
  • Focus 5 – Getting More Done by Focusing on Less
  • Evolving Performance Management at GE
2020 Employee Engagement & Retention Summit
  • Iterating on the Employee Experience – How to Manage EX in a Context of Change
  • The Tech Advantage – How Organizations Are Leveraging Technology to Boost Employee Engagement
  • The Five C’s of Culture
  • Leveraging Performance Management to Improve Employee Engagement
  • On A Dime – How to Quickly Transform Your Company Culture
  • Culture by Design – Defining and Sustaining Behaviors That Improve Organizational Results and Customer Experience
  • The Power of Negative Feedback for Engagement
  • Pathway to Purpose – Strategies for Fueling Exceptional Workplace Cultures
  • Become the Manager Employees Absolutely Love
  • Building Capabilities That Increase Talent Engagement and Deliver Organization Results
  • Fostering Wellness – A Strategic Priority for Appreciation, Engagement, Retention and Financial Performance
  • Practical Steps to Building Workforce Resilience
  • Elevating Human Connections in your Organization
2020 Employee Learning & Development Summit
  • WORKSHOP B Part 1 “Mindful Leadership – Being Present When it Matters the Most”
  • WORKSHOP B Part 2 “Mindful Leadership – Being Present When it Matters the Most”
  • Learning’s Role in Enabling Transformation and an Agile Culture
  • Right Sized – Scalable Employee Development
  • From Darkness to Learning Light – Investing More During the Pandemic
  • Leveraging Learning Initiatives to Drive Employee Engagement
  • Delivering High Impact Learning in the Pace and Flow of Work
  • Matter is the Minimum – Leveraging L&D to Deconstruct Systemic Racism and Foster Engagement
  • WORKSHOP A Part 1 “Storytelling for Learning – Increase Motivation, Deepen Understand, Enhance Retention and Build Connection”
  • WORKSHOP A Part 2 “Storytelling for Learning – Increase Motivation, Deepen Understand, Enhance Retention and Build Connection”
  • Crisis as a Driver for Cultural Change – The Transformation of L&D in a Post-COVID-19 Environment
  • A Time To Skill – The Impact of 5G on Education and Work
  • Redefining Leadership Expectations

Talent Acquisition


In Person Presentations

June 23, 2022 – 24, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • The rise of hybrid talent acquisition
  • Managing employee health and wellbeing
  • Women in Life Sciences
  • Using Data Science to Source Scientists
  • Leveraging flexibility to retain talent
  • Remote interviewing and onboarding
  • Inclusive hiring
  • Leveraging your culture and employer brand to attract & retain talent
  • Aligning recruitment with organizational culture
  • Change management tactics for TA professionals
  • Growing the early talent pipeline

September 20 – 21, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • Innovative employee wellbeing and benefit programs
  • Agile HR
  • Remote interviewing and onboarding
  • Strategic sourcing and innovative talent acquisition
  • Leadership development and succession planning
  • Managing and monitoring employee engagement
  • HR outsourcing and managed services
  • Change management strategies
  • Building and sustaining organizational culture

October 24 – 25, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • Using Data and Analytics to Optimize Recruitment
  • Hybrid Talent Acquisition
  • Hiring in a Digital World – Remote Interviewing and Onboarding
  • Total Talent: Using One TA Strategy for Contingent Labor & Permanent Hires
  • The Use of Social Media and Digital Technologies to Attract and Recruit Talent
  • Leveraging Your Employer Brand in Recruitment Marketing
  • Inclusive Hiring
  • Aligning Recruitment with Organizational Culture
  • Change Management Tactics for TA Professionals
  • Growing the Early Talent Pipeline

Recorded Presentations

2022 HR Data Summit
  • “State of the Nation” – Market Intelligence for Successful Sourcing and Recruitment
  • Reading Data – What’s the Story?
  • Talent Acquisition Metrics – Path to Analytics Maturity
  • ‘Cloud First’ HR IT Architectures for Global SMBs & HR Analytics
  • Modern HR Innovation and Digitization – Empowering Enterprises and Employees
  • Leveraging Organizational Network Analysis to Optimize Talent Decision
2021 Assessing & Developing High Potentials Summit
  • Workshop A: Storytelling for Leaders – Expand Influence, Deepen Motivation, and Build Connection
  • Workshop B: Succession Management – Fit for Purpose in a Post-Pandemic World Part I
  • Workshop B: Succession Management – Fit for Purpose in a Post-Pandemic World Part II
  • Succession Recipe – 3 Questions, Agility, & Trust
  • What We Have Learned About Engaging Hi-Potentials During the Pandemic… and What It Means Going Forward
  • Convergence of Culture and Data Analytics in Assessing & Developing HiPos
  • Winning with Talent – Hardwiring Talent Management From the Front-Line to C-Suite
  • Building an Innovative Talent Strategy in a Novel and Fast-Paced Business Area
  • Differentiated Development – Preparing Talent Bench of Tomorrow
2021 People in Healthcare Summit
  • How Tufts Medical Center Transformed Talent Acquisition to Deliver Top Talent Today & Tomorrow
  • Leader Muscle Memory – Rebuilding Strength to Move Forward
  • Creating an Agile HR Strategic Plan During Continuous Change
  • Interactive Discussion: 2021 Top Concerns of CHROs Annual Report
  • Fireside Chat: At the Center of the Storm – Managing Through the Crisis
2021 Talent Acquisition Showcase
  • Under Pressure – Adapting Talent Acquisition Strategies in an Uncertain Market
  • Socially Distant Social – Recruitment Marketing in Uncertain Times
  • In a Post-Pandemic World, Virtual Recruiting is Here to Stay
  • The Future of Hiring & Candidate Experience
  • AI for Talent Acquisition – Focusing on Sustainable and Ethical Solutions
  • Talent Acquisition at the Crossroads – Pandemic and Beyond
  • Has the Pandemic Changed Job Seekers? – Separating Fact from Fiction
  • Leverage Digital Tools with a Personalized Touch – Embracing Technology While Nurturing Human Connection
  • Working Through Change and Transformation – How CommScope Adapted and Evolved During COVID19
  • Recruiting Analytics – Using Data to Improve Hiring Quality, Diversity, and Speed
2021 Employee Engagement Summit
  • Understanding Engagement – How Survey Feedback Informs Program Development
  • Engaging Top Talent Through Meaningful Work Experiences
  • Creating a Strong Health and Wellness Culture – Cultivating, Embedding and Sustaining Wellness to Improve Employee Engagement
  • The Culture Life Cycle
  • Closing Keynote: What Is It Costing You Not to Listen? Listening, Not Talking, Is The Most Powerful Communication Skill
2021 Remote Engagement Summit
  • Opening Keynote: Humanizing Today’s Workforce
  • When Talent Development & Engagement Collide
2021 HR Data Sciences Summit
  • Opening Keynote: Stop Overengineering People Management – How Optimization Can Disempower Employees
  • Labor Market Intelligence – The New Competitive Advantage for HR Leaders
  • Match Made in Heaven – Bringing Together HR Technology and People Analytics at Adobe
  • Strategic Listening – Using Employee Feedback Though COVID-19 to Shape Workplace Strategies
  • Using Data Analytics to Strengthen Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Talent Optimization – Applying Data Science Principles and Methods to Add Strategic Value
  • Supporting Business Strategy through Data – The Graybar Case Study Method
  • Attrition Modeling- Using Machine Learning to Retain High Performers
  • Using Analytics to Improve Recruiting Performance
  • Using Projective Analytics to Shape the Future Workforce
2020 People in Healthcare Summit
  • Opening Keynote: Agility, Innovation, and Joy During a Global Pandemic
  • From Cultural Competency to Health Equity – The Transformative Role of Inclusive Leadership and the Pursuit of Health Equity
  • Mitigating Bias Through Cultural Awareness to Improve Patient Experience and Outcomes
  • The Evolution of the Digital Talent Experience
  • The Houston Methodist Story of Engagement, Culture, and Innovation – Preparing for the Workforce of the Future… and the Present
  • Let’s Get Real – Using Common Courtesy, Caring and Kindness to Enhance Retention and Patient Experience
  • Pandemic Planning to Market Downturn – The Rise and Fall of Talent Acquisition
  • Prioritizing People – How HR and Talent Acquisition are Working Together to Create a Better Employee Experience
  • Transformational Leadership – Developing High Potential Leaders in Healthcare
2020 Assessing & Developing High Potentials Summit
  • Leveraging High Potentials to Develop Full Cycle Leader Development Programs
  • Building Top Talent from Within
  • Career Development – An Inside Look at How an Intern Program can Help “Home Grow” Talent
  • Leadership Has the Same Lends – How to Create Leadership Training that is Applicable and Valuable…
  • Not Your Average Talent (Self)Assessment – A Disruptive Approach to Talent Reviews
  • Creating and Implementing High Potential Programs that Deliver Results
  • Succession Planning DISRUPTED
  • What it Takes to “LeAD” at PepsiCo – Building a High-Potential Leadership Assessment and Development Program
  • Rethinking the Nine Box and The Talent Review Process
  • Talent Optimization – Developing Leaders thru High Performance Coaching
  • Transformative HiPo Programs – Developing Talent to Meet the Changing Needs of the Business
  • Breaking the Vicious Cycle – Retire Opinions and Bring Data into Your Talent Management Process’

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


In Person Presentations

September 15 – 16, 2022

Session Topics Includes:

  • Diversity & Inclusion data, metrics and analytics
  • Sustaining engagement and accountability in D&I Initiatives
  • Aligning diversity with talent acquisition and talent development efforts
  • Fostering behavior and culture change
  • Innovative D&I training
  • Building a sense of belonging
  • Addressing and promoting racial justice in the workplace
  • Measuring the ROI of D&I efforts
  • Addressing intersectionality in the workplace

Recorded Presentations

2022 HR Data Summit
  • Programming for Inclusion – How to Democratize Data to grow Inclusive Behaviors
  • The Role of Data Science in DEI Initiatives
2021 Assessing & Developing High Potentials Summit
  • Transparency Now – Building Inclusive Talent Experiences
2021 Inclusion Summit
  • Crucial Conversations – Global Equity Mandate
  • Don’t be Afraid of the Data – Using Data to Drive Your Diversity Business Plan
  • Global DE&I – Developing an Inclusive Organizational Culture Within a Highly Distributed Team
  • Inclusive Leadership – Middle Management Matters
  • Creating and Enhancing Effective LGBTQI+ Programs
  • Journey to Belonging – Connecting People and DEI Efforts Through Cross-Cultural, Reciprocal Mentorship
  • Going the Distance in Diversity – Pivot, Shift, Move
  • Developing the D&I Training that Inspires Change
  • Building ERG’s that last: Creating Governance to Ensure Sustainability
2021 Employee Engagement Summit
  • Managing Hybrid Remote Teams to Create Inclusivity, Equality & Drive Result
  • Strengthening Culture by Rebuilding Connections
2021 Remote Engagement Summit
  • Leveraging Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Improve Employee Engagement
2021 Employee Wellbeing Summit
  • Weaving D&I Into Well-Being – Applying a Diversity and Inclusion Lens to Well-Being Programming and Company Culture
2020 People in Healthcare Summit
  • Acquiring and Developing a Diverse Pipeline of Top Talent
2020 Inclusion Summit
  • 2020 – Diversity & Inclusion and Progress in Times of Crisis
  • How are Employers – And Employees – Functioning Through This Unprecedented Period of a Pandemic and Civil Unrest?
  • Why D&I Matters More Than Ever
  • Elevate Your Change Management Game – Accelerating Progress Through Strategic Intention
  • Leading the Way in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Safety and Inclusion During Consecutive Major Events
  • How to Take Allyship from a Noun to a Verb in 90-Days
  • The Power of a Social Impact Strategy – Channeling Emotion to Productive Purpose
  • Immersive Session: Community Healing Through Storytelling – Navigating This Thing Called Race
  • The Role of Organizational D&I in the Quest for Racial Justice
2020 Employee Learning & Development Summit
  • Embedding Inclusion in the Heart of Leadership Development