Leveraging Learning to Build an Inclusive & Profitable Company Culture

February 23 - 25, 2020 | Omni Barton Creek Resort, Austin, TX

Day Three, Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast


Michelle Eppler Ed.D

Associate Vice President
Bellevue University Human Capital Lab

8:05 am - 8:35 am The Evolving Role of the Chief Learning Officer – Aligning Learning with Business Goals

Dr. Iris Ware Dr. - Chief Learning Officer, City of Detroit
As the workforce faces a generational shift, CLO’s are addressing the needs of the modern learner while conveying their value at the senior level. C-Suite executives expect you to tie learning initiatives to real-world impacts on key metrics, including revenue and growth. If you can provide credible answers, you will ensure a seat at the leadership planning table, so learning can be at the forefront of organizational transformation. In this session we will discuss:

  • Engaging senior leaders at the planning table, identifying the metrics that matter to key stakeholders to obtaining buy-in to drive the priority of training investments
  • Methods to account for how much money and time are actually spent enterprise-wide in learning
  • Collaboration with business units at a functional level to align L&D programs with day-to-day business needs
  • Scaling L&D globally, creating cost-effective and effective learning experiences Recognize the metrics that must be put in place to monitor progress and learn how to measure results and impact 

Dr. Iris Ware Dr.

Chief Learning Officer
City of Detroit

8:35 am - 9:05 am Curating Agile Learning Programs for the Digital Age

Join in a discussion between CLOs of enterprise organizations as they talk about how they have embraced agile learning practices, using a variety of tools and solutions. They will discuss the challenges and successes as they develop learning programs that resonate with an evolving workforce, including:

•Developing sufficient beta and pilot programs to get accurate measurement of what matters
•Curating seamless learning programs that drive employee engagement
•Bite-sized learning that is regularly updated, as learning needs are measured and evolved

9:10 am - 9:40 am Business Meetings

9:40 am - 10:10 am Business Meetings

10:45 am - 11:30 am Nurturing Your Workforce to Build an Executive Pipeline

For many executive roles, the most qualified candidate is probably working for your company, and L&D has a unique perspective, in both identifying skill gaps and skills that are integral to company success. Internal candidates already embrace the company culture, and by effectively using your employee data, you can easily find those who are outperforming in their current roles. These top-performers come locked-and-loaded to take on a new role on day one. In this panel learning executives will discuss the best ways to nurture this valuable talent pipeline, including: 

  • How to spot the quiet superstars in your time
  • Tools to create easily searchable candidate profiles
  • Leveraging ERGs to grow the diversity of the pipeline

11:25 am - 11:55 am Thoughtexchange Recap Question

Based on your learnings from the last few days, what subject matter/strategy/topic are you most looking forward to taking back for implementation?

11:55 am - 12:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks