August 18 - 20, 2019
Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director at thoughtLEADERS
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Mike Figliuolo


Managing Director
thoughtLEADERS

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Day One: Sunday, August 18, 2019


4:35 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

Day Two: Monday, August 19, 2019


11:40 AM Bridging the Gap: Effectively Communicating the Value of Learning to Business Partners

 While Learning & Development may have a seat at the table as a business partner, their recommendations to the business are often “lost in translation.” Many times this occurs because the recommendation is created and delivered in a manner that, while it makes sense to L&D, it lacks a compelling story from the business’ perspective.  

The objective of this session is to provide you a new thought process and method that helps you cut through the clutter. You will see how to deliver clear and compelling recommendations that will be readily implemented by the business. During this session, you will learn how to:

  • Craft a compelling “core idea” that resonates with key stakeholders
  • Build a solid, logical “architecture” to support your ideas
  • Draft a clear and effective story that articulates your recommendation and its rationale
  • Syndicate your story with a broad set of key stakeholders (versus the narrow set that is the norm)
  • Choose and perform the “right” set of analyses required to convince your business partners
  • Deliver your recommendation clearly and succinctly