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 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?


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

Merck is 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 them as they discuss the journey that they are on, and the insights they are expecting, as they work 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

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

Theresa Zeller

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

9:35 am - 10:05 am One-to-One Meetings


10:05 am - 10:35 am One-to-One Meetings


10:35 am - 11:05 am One-to-One Meetings/Networking Break

Sponsors:
BetterUp


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

Augmented and Virtual reality allows you to train in scenarios that you often encounter, are critical for safety, and manufacturing or company processes. When your employee is fully immersed in an environment and faces the consequences of their decisions in real-time, you achieve higher retention rate. More companies are utilizing advances in AR and VR technology to supplement their employee learning programs, and are creating corporate training programs that speed the time to competency, and reduce hazards and costs that can be associated with jobs in high-risk or difficult to access environments. Explore the options as you determine if this technology is right for your enterprise.

•What’s the difference between AR and VR
•What kind of investment does it take to create a augmented or virtual training program
•What kind of training lends itself to this format 



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

12:15 pm - 12:25 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