5th Annual Employee Learning & Development Summit

Learning and Organization Development Strategies for the New Normal

December 1st – 3rd, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Downtown San Diego Bay, CA

5th Annual Employee Learning & Development Summit

Learning and Organization Development Strategies for the New Normal

December 1st – 3rd, 2020
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Downtown San Diego Bay, CA

What’s the event about?

Learning and Organization Development
Strategies for the New Normal

The 5th Annual Employee Learning & Development Summit will share strategies for delivering truly effective and engaging learning experiences that can sustain employee morale and maximize business outcomes as organizations navigate unparalleled levels of uncertainty and continuous change…read more

  3 Day Conference

  December 1st – 3rd, 2020

   Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Diego CA

 In-Person or Virtual Attendance

Event Agenda 

Workshop A (9:00am - 12:00pm)

Storytelling for Learning - Increase Motivation, Deepen Understand, Enhance Retention and Build Connection

Kat Koppett, President, Koppett and Author of “Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership, and Learning”

Time (PST)Session
15 MinutesIntroduction and The Power of Story- unpack why story is such a profound tool for learning.
20 MinutesThe 6 Key Questions- Engage the foundational questions to answer in order to choose and craft the most impactful story.
20 MinutesTypes of Story- Explore the diverse range of story options and consciously align your story characteristics with your objectives.
20 MinutesStory Structure- Craft the core narrative of your story for clarity and focus.
20 MinutesMake it Compelling- Examine how to balance the style, detail and imagery of your story with the forward action in order to align with the needs of your audience and context.
10 MinutesAdapting Your Story- Practice being a flexible storyteller in order to respond to the unexpected and co-create narratives with your
listeners and learners.
15 MinutesEngaging Through Story- Expand your story toolkit to be able to solicit, co-create and apply story sharing techniques beyond simply
telling them yourself.
10 MinutesFinishing the Session- Closing Debrief Questions/Discussion


Workshop B (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Developing Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Employee Performance

Cindy Hopkins, Vice President Human Resources, Aspen Skilled Healthcare

Time (PST)Session
1:00 – 1:15 Introductions
1:15 – 1:30 Discussion on various Personality Assessments
1:30 – 2:15 Take Assessments
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30 – 3:00 Group Exercise – By Style sharing communication preferences
3:00 – 3:30 Cues to Quickly Identify Styles in others
3:30 – 4:00 Words have POWER, Relationship Action Plans and Close

Time (PST)Session
8:00am Registration
8:30am A Time To Skill - The Impact of 5G on Education and Work
Vidya Krishnan - Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson
9:15amWhy the Shift to a Virtual Learning Strategy Should Have Happened Without a Pandemic
Michelle Braden - Vice President Global Talent Development, WEX
10:00amMorning Break
10:30amThought Leadership by Event Partner
11:15amThought Leadership by Event Partner
12:00pmLunch
1:00pmLeveraging Learning Initiatives to Drive Employee Engagement
Sari Daisey - Director Talent Management, The Bancorp
1:45pmNot to Be Rude, But You’re Doing It Wrong - Developing Leaders Through Radical Transparency
Erika Lance - Senior Vice President People Operations, KnowBe4
Robert Kaiser - Director Employee Relations, KnowBe4
2:30pmAfternoon Break
3:00pmCrisis as a Driver for Cultural Change - The Transformation of L&D in a Post-COVID-19 Environment
Hap Aziz - Director Learning, AdventHealth
3:45pmDelivering High Impact Learning in the Pace and Flow of Work
Sheila Jagannathan - Head of Open Learning Campus, World Bank
4:30pmConference Day 1 Sessions Conclude

Time (PST)Session
8:30amMatter is the Minimum - Leveraging L&D to Deconstruct Systemic Racism and Foster Engagement
Nancy Duranteau - Chief Learning Officer, University of California San Francisco
9:00am Right Sized - Scalable Employee Development
Kristin Zummo - Vice President Learning & Development, Chelsea Groton Bank
9:30am Redefining Leadership Expectations
Stacey Johnson - Head of Leadership and Culture, Kraft Heinz Company
10:00am From Darkness to Learning Light - Investing More During the Pandemic
Tansley Stearns - Chief People and Strategy Officer, Canvas Credit Union
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Town Hall with Event Keynotes
Open Style Q&A led by an onstage panel of our morning speakers. The audience may ask questions to any of the panel members or to the panel as a whole.
11:45am Thought Leadership by Event Partner
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Embedding Inclusion in the Heart of Leadership Development
Sonia Ng - Director Leadership, High Potential and Business Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
2:15pm Learning’s Role in Enabling Transformation and an Agile Culture
Peter Vigliotti - Vice President Global Sales Training, Swiss Re
3:00pm Conference and Day 2 Sessions Conclude

Event Speakers

Kristin Zummo

Kristin Zummo

Vice President Learning & Development, Chelsea Groton Bank

Join our expert speaker faculty as they discuss:

  • Social and digital learning
  • Deploying learning technologies
  • Knowledge management, content curation and instructional design
  • Leadership development and succession planning
  • Measuring learning effectiveness
  • Learning analytics
  • The intersections of D&I and L&D
  • Improving Learning experience
  • Fostering a learning culture
  • Leveraging learning to maximize employee engagement

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