August 18 - 20, 2019
Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Day One: Sunday, August 18, 2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration

9:30 am - 9:35 am Welcome Orientation

9:35 am - 9:50 am Thoughtexchange Welcome

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

10:00 am - 10:30 am A Digital Transformation Journey

Shifting to a digital perspective in our VUCA society forces us to constantly look at our people’s performance through the lens of consumers in this digital age. In this talk, Brandon Carson, Head of Learning, Delta Air Lines, will discuss the learning shift in this age of digital transformation. The presentation will cover what they planned, what they learned along the way and they pivoted.

·         Achieve efficiency through virtual cohorts
·         Develop modern, relevant content, consistent with today’s learner needs
Achieve better trained, more proficient employees 

Brandon Carson, Director of Learning at Delta Air Lines

Brandon Carson

Director of Learning
Delta Air Lines

10:30 am - 1:00 pm Brunch and Networking Activity



1:00 pm - 1:35 pm Collaborative and Courageous Leadership

Hear from innovative and dynamic leaders who are leading the way by having courageous conversations within their organization. Discover how organizations are creating a culture that promotes openness, transparency and collaboration by empowering their employees to share their voice and consider the thoughts and ideas of others; shifting the corporate paradigm from closed and knowing to open and learning.


1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Business Meetings

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Business Meetings

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Business Meetings

3:10 pm - 3:25 pm Networking Break



Masterclass

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Future-Skilling Your Workforce
Did you know that by the end of 2019, 32% of the 7.7 billion people living on the planet will be part of Gen Z? According to research from Bloomberg, Generation Z will surpass their well-known predecessors by the end of this year as the most populous generation. There are currently 61 million in the U.S. alone! With every new generation comes new training technology and methods of communication — is your learning organization prepared to meet the needs of the Gen Z workforce?
Join Debbie Wooldridge, CEO and Founder of ttcInnovations, to learn how to build training solutions to support this newest part of your workforce! During this session, you’ll discover how to:
·         Create learner experience-centered programs that support lasting change.
·         Utilize technology to promote innovation and collaboration.
·         Devise strategies to encourage intrapreneurship.
·         Incorporate inclusivity in meaningful ways throughout your learning materials.
·         Design personalized learning programs.

Debbie Wooldridge, CEO/Founder at ttcInnovations

Debbie Wooldridge

CEO/Founder
ttcInnovations

Brainweave

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Build a Coaching Culture: "Win" the New Leadership "Game"
Are leaders in your organization playing the "new game" of leadership by the "old rules," leaving everyone involved feeling like something is missing? This interactive session will help you discover the "new rules" of leadership, and show you how instilling a coaching culture can help your organization "win” by:
 
·         Engaging people to learn with and from each other, across boundaries and borders
·         Giving younger workers the “in the moment” development they’re asking for
·         And motivating people to have real conversations in real time, to make real change happen
Dianna Anderson, CEO at Cylient LLC

Dianna Anderson

CEO
Cylient LLC

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Learning in the Flow of Work: A Potential Game Changer for Your L&D Strategy

A trend is taking shape across the corporate landscape that centers on evolving learning from an isolated event or destination into a seamless experience within an employee’s workday. This Ignite will showcase the multitude of emerging approaches for weaving learning experiences into the workplace systems of sales, technical, and leadership teams alike


4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Leadership Efficiency and Effectiveness- The Problem is You

Leaders wonder why they have so little time to lead and manage their teams. It’s also a mystery why they don’t get the results they want or expect. The root of the problem is YOU – the leader. You’re not spending your limited time and energy effectively. If you want the leaders in your organization to lead more efficiently and effectively, it’s time to take a different approach to how they invest in their people
Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director at thoughtLEADERS

Mike Figliuolo

Managing Director
thoughtLEADERS


4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Growth Mindset and Improving the Employee Experience

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Learning agility: Continuous Development Through Learning Technology and Science

The need to disrupt the learning and development function to allow team members to build the learning agility and adaptability required to keep organizations competitive is becoming a more prevalent necessity every day. With the majority of corporations going through some sort of transformation and the data telling us that only 1 in 7 companies will find a way to grow sustainably and profitably, L&D leaders must make sense of the increasingly complex learning ecosystem to allow our teams to thrive in the age of automation. In this discussion Scott Hammerl, Director of Learning and COE, will map out how Hilton Worldwide has transitioned to a data driven Enterprise by applying new technologies in an innovative way to create behavioral change and shift their organization.
Scott Hammerl, Director of Learning & COE at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Scott Hammerl

Director of Learning & COE
Hilton Hotels Worldwide

Grab a glass and join a table to dig further into key challenges and opportunities. seats are limited to keep discussions interactive, but everyone will have the chance to join each table. ask questions, share ideas, and get practical advice on these core development areas. when the bell rings, don’t forget to move!

Champagne Rountables: Mix & Match 20 Minutes at Each Table


5:40 pm - 7:00 pm Advanced Analytics for Increased Productivity

•Mastering Growth Models With Effective Analysis
•Shifting From a Buzzword to Tackling Talent Challenges 
•Improving Performance Through Predictive Maintenance 




5:40 pm - 7:00 pm Collaborative Learning & Empowering Your Internal Experts

•New approaches to Leadership Development at all levels 
•Career Pathing – Personalizing The Learning Experience 
•Learner Incentives to Promote Engagement


5:40 pm - 7:00 pm Talent Agility & Mobility

•Recalibrating Learning – The Shift From Traditional Corporate Learning 
•Enabling Business Strategy with Modern Performance Management
•Creating a High Performance Culture With Organization Agility 

Brain Kemper, Director of Leadership Development at Kemper

Brain Kemper

Director of Leadership Development
Kemper


5:40 pm - 7:00 pm Digital Transformation

•Embracing Digital Technologies to Modify Existing Business Processes
•Speed of Adoption in an Accelerated Market 
•Adopting AI and Machine Learning To Increase Efficiency and Support Talent 



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

7:05 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception



7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Networking Dinner