Sunday, December 3, 2017

11:15 am - 11:45 am Registration

Sponsored by: Roundtable Learning

11:45 am - 11:50 am Welcome Orientation

11:55 am - 12:10 pm Ice Breaker - Purpose And Powerful Stories

In a chaotic and uncertain world, where do leaders find the clarity, confidence, and courage to lead and
empower others? Purpose.

The Authentic Leadership Institute helps leaders and organizations leverage purpose to create
sustainable impact in their leadership practice.

This ice-breaker exercise will help CLO Exchange attendees to connect, and demonstrates the Authentic
Leadership Institute’s approach to purpose-driven leadership.

Sponsored by: Authentic Leadership Institute

12:10 pm - 1:25 pm Networking Lunch

1:25 pm - 1:35 pm Chairperson Introduction

Sponsored by: SwissVBS

1:35 pm - 2:15 pm The Role of Learning & Development in Preparing for a Digital Future

Eliska Paratore, VP, AT&T University Operations Training ,AT&T
Learning and development (L&D), including employee reskilling, is and will be instrumental as companies and society increasingly shift to a digital world. Even within the L&D field, learning methods are becoming more and more digital in nature. Over the next ten years, AT&T will continue to evolve when it comes to learning and development and how we transform our workplace to match the growth and transformation of our business. Today, AT&T University is laser focused on creating effortless and efficient learning experiences by providing training content on mobile, virtual and simplified platforms. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Define the competencies of the past and present, and more specifically, the competencies of the future needed for a digital society
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning with a focus on fueling future growth and innovation
  • Implement employee reskilling efforts integrating career profiles, career intelligence and advanced learning through digital platforms


Eliska Paratore

VP, AT&T University Operations Training

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm Accelerating Learning: At the Speed of Business

Shana DeSmit, Vice President, Learning & Development ,Walmart
In late 2016, Walmart’s Learning & Development team recognized the need to increase the pace at which they deliver high quality, highly engaging learning content to their 1.3 million associates, given the rapid changes and increased competition occurring in the retail sector. Agile was selected as a means to expand output, maximize development capacity, and create quality learning experiences. Please join us for an informative and engaging session focused on prioritizing learning initiatives for the business, supporting the adult learner in the digital age, and innovating the future of corporate learning.
During this session, attendees will learn how to:
·         Define a five year, learning strategy that can support an ever-evolving business
·         Prioritize projects based on value to your business
·         Forecast demand and workload for your organization 

Shana DeSmit

Vice President, Learning & Development

2:55 pm - 3:10 pm 5 Simple Rules of Explanation - Enhance Workplace Communication

In today’s fast-paced world a short simple message is essential. By reducing a complex topic to its key concepts, any subject can be simply explained, easily understood, and widely shared. During this session, you will become an explanation expert with the 5 Simple Rules of Explanation, which can be used in hundreds of workplace situations. From onboarding to certification, HR policy explanation to intra-office communication, reducing your topics to the key points and presenting them in an engaging way is critical.

Sponsored by: Simpleshow

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Business Meeting

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Business Meeting

4:10 pm - 4:25 pm Networking Break


4:25 pm - 5:10 pm Storytelling As a Leadership Tool
Most corporate leaders have a vision for their company. But if you asked their teams or C-suite peers, would any of them be able to articulate it? In this interactive session, we will leverage storytelling techniques to help deliver a vision in a way that resonates and offers a clear call to action. We will also dive into how stories can be a tool for leading and managing change, enhance impact, and conveying a leader’s perspective to the entire organization.
·         Experiencing the power of stories to influence thinking and change behavior
·         Finding new tools to create and deliver effective stories
·         Understanding how you can help your corporate leaders make their business agendas come to life and motivate action


4:25 pm - 5:10 pm Best Practices Expert Panel: How HR, Ops and L&D Must Work Together to Create Best in Class Education Benefits
Dave Gregory, Vice President, Organizational Development ,Alorica Rod Sanders, Senior Director of Learning & Development ,Marco's Pizza Marsha Graesser, Director, Talent Acquisition & Development ,WoodmenLife
Hire or Train? Recruit or Develop?

It’s no longer a choice. With more than 6 million job openings in the U.S., it’s critical to have compelling benefits to attract, retain and engage the agile workforce needed to compete today. Education is the #1 non-cash benefit according to surveys of Millennials. And it’s particularly important to career-motivated, “A” players on your team.  

That means L&D and HR must work together, focused on education benefits.

This panel, composed of experts from L&D, Operations and HR – explain how they worked across functions in their companies to create High Impact education benefits.  They’ll share best practices, their challenges and solutions and answer your questions.

Sponsored by: Bellevue University


Dave Gregory

Vice President, Organizational Development


Rod Sanders

Senior Director of Learning & Development
Marco's Pizza


Marsha Graesser

Director, Talent Acquisition & Development

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Business Meeting

5:40 pm - 6:10 pm Business Meeting

6:10 pm - 6:50 pm How Ascension is Driving a Social Learning Transformation, SAP JAM Style

Trevor Walker, Vice President, Learning & Development ,Ascension
As Ascension is leading the transformation of Healthcare in our country, they identified the need to transform their learning culture to focus more on the value of the targeted interventions rather than the sheer number of offerings and participants.  To do so, they evaluated a new learning platform that would drive increased levels of learner engagement and deliver maximum business impact. During this session attendees will hear about the successful roll-out of a “blended learning” environment where employees can engage with each other, form online learning groups and tap into diverse knowledge sources.
  • Move from a traditional training function to a state-of-the-art, employee centric learning platform
  • Leverage the power of employee created content
  • Gain buy-in from senior leaders along the journey
  • Map the development of a new social learning platform
  • Highlight the metrics to measure Jam results

Trevor Walker

Vice President, Learning & Development

6:50 pm - 7:20 pm Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by: The Institute for Health and Human Potential

7:20 pm - 8:50 pm Dinner

Sponsored by: Thoughtexchange