May 08 - 10, 2019
The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Friday, May 10th, 2019

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

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

8:05 am - 8:35 am The Role of L&D in Driving Organizational Culture Change

Steve Hrop - Chief Learning Officer, Asbury Automotive Group
A cornerstone of genuine cultural change is that it must be grounded on values relevant to business success and role modeled by senior executives who “walk the talk” in ways directly observable by employees at all levels. Asbury is on a journey to define and drive cultural values and leadership behaviors aligned with exceptional customer service. In this session, attendees will:   
•Receive practical methods and tools that support effective culture change
•Learn how to avoid some of the common pitfalls of cultural change initiatives
•Discuss ways to insure sustainability after the initial sessions
•Involve line leaders in the delivery of the initiative so it is not viewed as an “HR” program 


Steve Hrop

Chief Learning Officer
Asbury Automotive Group

8:35 am - 9:05 am Disrupting 21st Century Corporate Learning Through Innovation

Ken Hubbell - Senior Vice President, Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation,, Wells Fargo
We are in an era of multigenerational workforces, rapidly changing infrastructures, and evolving pedagogical educational models driven by disruptive forces that are transforming the requirements for corporate learning and providing opportunities for innovation excellence. Innovation takes us out of the garage of invention and applies process and discipline to take what we have and make it better. We can apply innovation to every aspect of the development process and even the learning itself. During this session, Ken Hubbell will introduce participants to:
•Innovation is a team sport
•“Tools-in-a-Box” or how to share your toys on the playground of learning
•Aligning strategies with IT, Communications, Talent Management, and other kids on the playground
•Coloring without the lines – how diversity and inclusion make the best innovation


Ken Hubbell

Senior Vice President, Instructional Design Strategy & Innovation,
Wells Fargo

9:05 am - 9:35 am Practitioner Led Teach Back

Earlier in the exchange, you had the opportunity to choose a critical topic areas as identified by the Thoughtexchange tool. Smaller groups were formed to develop an action plan for improvement. During this session, attendees will have the ability to continue the discussion and receive a report out from each group, detailing their specific action plans and next steps.

9:40 am - 10:10 am Business Meeting

10:10 am - 10:40 am Business Meeting

10:40 am - 11:10 am Networking Break/Business Meetings


11:15 am - 12:00 pm Gen Z & The Future of Work
So much of our conversation over the last 12-18 months was focused on millennial engagement.  While still a very intriguing topic, millennials are moving into middle management, and it’s time for a very timely conversation around training post millennial, The Generation Z. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gen Zs will represent 25% of the US population by the year 2020. They are becoming the most entrepreneurial generation in history.  We know that traditional learning and time spent on classroom is far too slow for this population. Recent studies show that Gen Z will make up 40% of e-learning customer. 
•Review the Gen Z  workplace learning expectations 
•Tailor your leadership development to focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, real-time outcomes and speed to market 


11:15 am - 12:00 pm Your Brain on Learning: How Neuroscience and Technology Can Improve the Efficiency & Effectiveness of Training through Increased Learner Engagement
The science of learning has been transformed by advancements in the field of cognitive neuroscience.  Neuroscience technologies are currently changing the way we inform adaptive learning technologies, build and evaluate products as well as augment human capabilities.  Attendees of this 
BrainWeave® will: 
•Share views and recent experiences on how significant are the advancements in cognitive neuroscience for the learning industry
•Hear about the new research in cognitive neuroscience and what it tells us about the hyper-connected 24/7 world for organizational learning and leadership
•Highlight the leading practices that incorporate cognitive neuroscience research in the learning industry 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Think Like a Startup: Building an L&D Function from Scratch

Donna Beccaria - VP, Enterprise Learning & Development, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Building an L&D function from the ground up requires us to think like an entrepreneur starting a new company.  We need to ask ourselves:
•What learning is needed?  A MUST HAVE to meet the needs of the business i.e. strategy, growth, compliance, product launch, software development, client engagement
•What are the priorities of the business?
•What resources do we have to meet the priorities? i.e. L&D team, budget, SMEs, outsource partners, technology infrastructure
•What resources do we need to meet the priorities?
•What model/method of communication will we use to keep the business updated?
Once you have answered these questions, you then start an implementation plan.  Having a plan allows you to prioritize deliverables to meet the needs; and when needed, reprioritize to meet just-in-time needs.  Above all, L&D deliverables must represent “added value” to the business -- value which a strictly outsourced L&D model cannot achieve.  It is only then, that you are true business partners to your business colleagues. 


Donna Beccaria

VP, Enterprise Learning & Development
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

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

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Delta Air Lines Site Tour

Come and explore the Delta state-of-the-art simulation training centers and meet some of the Delta team delivering this training. Find out how Delta decides where to invest its training innovation dollars, and take a walk-and-talk tour of three training and simulation centers. Limited to 50 people. 

Site Tour Leader: Scott Nutter, General Manager, Pilot Learning & Development, Delta Air Lines

(The tour is located at the north end of Atlanta International Airport. Buses will be provided at the end of the tour to take attendees to their departure terminals)