December 09 - 11, 2019
Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA

Agenda Day Three: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Michelle Eppler Ed.D, Associate Vice President at Bellevue University Human Capital Lab

Michelle Eppler Ed.D

Associate Vice President
Bellevue University Human Capital Lab

8:05 am - 8:35 am Using Skill Assessments to Address Skills Gaps

Gia will be presenting a case study on how she standardized the learning environment across all 26 brand sales teams, partnered with the internal stakeholders to create a list of needs for the management team, and created a skill gaps assessment that has contributed to growth. Gia Ness has honed her expertise in leading simplification and transformation in her 20+ years of operations and management experience in procurement, product management, supply chain management, discrete manufacturing and corporate talent development.
Gia Ness, Global Vice President | Sales Learning at SAP

Gia Ness

Global Vice President | Sales Learning
SAP

8:35 am - 9:05 am Facilitating Change Management with Learning Technology

Companies are restructuring their learning model for global L&D, and starting their journey to rapidly align and optimize employee behaviors to drive accountable business performance through simulation, personalized learning, behavioral analytics, decision science and rapid collaborative. Join EmpowerTheUser as they discuss how to identify skill gaps and quickly create capture behavioral data as they go through the simulation, to develop agile training.

In this session we will discuss:
•Build simulations that are an accurate reflection of your workforce needs
•How to measure business impact and ROI by linking ETU’s Simulation Data with HR and Business Performance data
•Engage learners with workflow training that is tailored to their learning needs

Maria King, US Sales Director at EmpowerTheUser

Maria King

US Sales Director
EmpowerTheUser

Theresa Zeller, Head of Global Learning and Development at Merck & Co., Inc

Theresa Zeller

Head of Global Learning and Development
Merck & Co., Inc

9:10 am - 9:40 am One-to-One Meetings


9:40 am - 10:10 am One-to-One Meetings


10:10 am - 10:40 am One-to-One Meetings

10:10 am - 10:40 am Networking Break


In today’s ever-changing marketplace, the importance of training has never been greater. Unfortunately, most learning from training is lost in a few days, reducing effectiveness and eroding the ROI of your L&D program.  Fortunately, new technologies are empowering Learning & Development Teams with techniques to create interactive, life-like experiences, which cement the learning and make it “sticky.” 3D Simulations, Augmented Reality (AR), Gamification, and Virtual Reality create an environment that allows your employees to retain important knowledge.

In this session we will cover: 
•Create precision learning design experiences which address differentiated learning styles and preferred learning environments, to deliver performance outcomes
•Building Precision Learning programs as an innovative approach, taking into account individual differences in people’s learning styles
•How to maximize AR, VR and Gamification to maximize employee engagement and retention

Mahim Mishra, President, Global Talent Development at TalentQuest

Mahim Mishra

President, Global Talent Development
TalentQuest

Bill Thallemer Ph.D, Executive Consultant at TalentQuest

Bill Thallemer Ph.D

Executive Consultant
TalentQuest

With Millennials and Gen Z poised to become the first majority minority customer base and workforce, 75% of Fortune 1000 companies have diversity initiatives. At the core of all of them, learning and talent development takes a leading role. On this panel, CLOs and Chief Diversity Officers will share their insights on how they are driving to build diverse management teams with training.  
Theo Bowling, Assistant Vice President of Leadership Organizational Consulting and Diversity & Inclusion at LPL Financial

Theo Bowling

Assistant Vice President of Leadership Organizational Consulting and Diversity & Inclusion
LPL Financial

11:55 am - 12:30 pm Thoughtexchange Recap Question

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


12:30 pm - 12:35 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks


Michelle Eppler Ed.D, Associate Vice President at Bellevue University Human Capital Lab

Michelle Eppler Ed.D

Associate Vice President
Bellevue University Human Capital Lab