General Sessions

General Sessions

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The Learning Leadership Mindset

Monday, November 15, 8:00 – 8:45 AM PT

Learning leadership is more challenging than ever. Today’s learning leaders need to support their organizations’ journeys toward the new normal, re-onboarding as workers return to offices, while also adapting L&D practices to accommodate an increasingly hybrid workforce. In this general session, our panel of experts will explore the mindset that learning leaders need to develop to succeed during periods of uncertainty.

Panelists:

Connie Malamed David Kelly
Connie Malamed
Chief Mentor
Mastering Instructional Design

David Kelly
Executive Vice President
The Learning Guild

 

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The Future of Work

Tuesday, November 16, 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT

The workplace is changing faster than ever. The future of work is being shaped by a number of powerful forces, including technological advancements, social and environmental changes, increased globalization, shifts in the labor market, and more. In this general session, our panel of experts will explore the factors driving the future of work and discuss how these changes impact the work of modern learning leaders.

Panelists:

Karl Kapp Randy Cruz Danielle Duran Kelly Cassaro
Karl Kapp
Professor
Bloomsburg University
Randy Cruz
Senior Manager, Learning Design & Solutions
Penske Truck Leasing
Danielle Duran
Director, GxP Compliance and Training
Aimmune Therapeutics
Kelly Cassaro
Chief of Learning
Generation: You Employed

 

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View from the C-Suite

Wednesday, November 17, 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT

Each year at the Learning event, we invite a group of CLOs and senior learning leaders to explore the most pressing issues executive teams are dealing with. In this general session, our panel of senior leaders will share their perspectives on the challenges faced by today’s learning leaders and the strategies they recommend for successful leadership.

Panelists:

Frank Nguyen Tiffany Dotson Heather Stefanski
Frank Nguyen
Learning Executive
Tiffany Dotson
Vice President of Global Talent, Leadership and Learning
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Heather Stefanski
Chief Learning Officer
McKinsey & Company

 

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Technology & Learning

Thursday, November 18, 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT

Advancements in technology have fundamentally changed what it means to live, work, and learn in an increasingly digital world. Understanding the role emerging technology plays in our work is critical as technology continues to advance and become more deeply embedded into our work. In this general session, our panel of experts will explore the role emerging technology plays in our work.

Panelists:

Megan Torrance Brian Flores Laura Wilson

Megan Torrance
CEO
TorranceLearning

Brian Flores
Talent & Organizational Development Consultant
Zoom
Laura Wilson
Manager, Instructional Design
HCA Healthcare

 

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Where Do We Go from Here?

Friday, November 19, 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT

As Learning 2021 draws to a close, our focus shifts to the future and how we can apply what we have shared and learned to the work we do as learning leaders. In our closing general session, our panel of experts will explore how learning leaders can put what they have learned this week into action, as well as how to continue to develop ourselves and our teams in the future.

Panelists:

Wendy Gates-Corbett Catherine Lombardozzi Rio Rios Peter Creticos
Wendy Gates-Corbett
President
Refresher Learning
Catherine Lombardozzi
Learning Strategy Consultant & Founder
Learning 4 Learning Professionals
Rio Rios
CEO
Nike
Peter Creticos
President and Executive Director
Institute for Work and the Economy