Tuesday, December 5, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:35 am Chairperson's Remarks

Sponsored by: SwissVBS

8:35 am - 9:10 am Exceptional Leadership and the Science of Emotional Intelligence

In today’s extremely challenging business environment where leaders face intense pressure, organizations must be equipped with the right type of leadership. In this high energy, interactive presentation you will learn about the key components of Exceptional Leadership and how the Science of Emotional Intelligence (EI) can help leaders at all levels show up, lead and drive results. Sara will provide insights and key learning tools to help both you as an individual and your organization leverage the power of Emotional Intelligence as the competitive advantage foundational to your organization’s success.

Sponsored by: The Institute for Health and Human Potential

Without effective leadership development at all levels, organizations are at risk. In this new, always on, globally connected, fast paced world how can you keep up with the demand to train and develop your talent? What is the right leadership strategy and the right leadership development strategy needed to remain competitive in the 21st Century? During this group discussion, attendees will highlight novel leadership development methods and approaches to nimbly shift direction, and manage the constant change that directly impacts strategic business challenges. Attendees will engage in discussion on how to shake up legacy development programs to advance our next generation of leaders.
·         Hear how organizations are aligning leadership development initiatives with business goals and receive examples of direct and measurable impact on the business
·         With the availability of tons of online content, we’re able to provide the leaders in a development program with a highly tailored path
·         Discuss some of the newer initiatives to develop and reinforce agility in leaders
·         Hear how organizations can best develop the millennial generation of leaders
·         Highlight the recent trends towards internally developed and hybrid leadership approaches
·         Discuss the heightened request for executive coaching and hear how companies are developing their programs to meet the needs of senior leadership
·         What role is technology playing in leadership development?

Twanya Hood Hill

Vice President, Leadership Development and Talent Management
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Track B

9:10 am - 10:00 am Group Discussion: Adaptive Learning: Closing Capability Gaps at the Speed of Business
Daniel McCoy, CLO ,Allegiant Air
With more than 70% of companies seeing capability gaps as a top challenge, how can we ensure that employees become proficient in individually required competencies while reducing time spent learning?  And how are these competencies maintained and developed over time? At Allegiant Air, they have introduced Adaptive Learning to combat these challenges. In this roundtable attendees will receive examples of adaptive learning in practice at Allegiant Air and then share collective best practices on how capability gaps across the organization are can be reduced, by providing each learner with training that is targeted, proficiency driven, and relevant on a continuous basis.


Daniel McCoy

Allegiant Air

10:00 am - 10:30 am Business Meeting

10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Meeting

11:00 am - 11:30 am Business Meeting/Break

Master Class

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Continuous Innovation: Embedding Design Thinking Into Your Corporate DNA
In today's global economy, disruption is the new “business as usual.”  In a continually changing and competitive environment, integrating design tools with foundational business concepts enables your teams to exhibit flexibility and a capacity for continuous innovation. Get a glimpse of the highly collaborative and innovative approach that characterizes design-led education at The New School’s hands-on, experiential design thinking workshop and leave with an understanding of how design delivers meaningful solutions for re-shaping your educational offerings and preparing your current and next generation of leaders to transform your business.
·         Discover how design tools drive innovation
·         Gain a new perspective to solving business challenges 

Sponsored by: The New School


11:30 am - 12:15 pm Enactive Cognition: A New Understanding of Human Learning & Development
Enactive cognition refers to a powerful new understanding of human learning and development. Emerging from research in robotics and artificial intelligence, enactive cognition has been embraced by top scholars in the cognitive sciences. This session will translate findings from enactive cognition research into constructs that apply to individual and collective learning.

Sponsored by: ansrsource

Implementing a Gamification Strategy Into e-Learning That Results in Tangible ROI
During this interactive discussion, attendees will learn how implementing a gamification strategy into e-Learning can result in increased employee engagement and tangible ROI.  Attendees will share leading practices on implementation, how to overcome early barriers to adoption and how to get the most value from this tool.
Led By: Pam Conyngham, Director, Learning & Development, Cardinal Health
Driving Culture at the Speed of Business: Lessons from Fast-Growing Companies
As learning leaders, chances are you already have a learning culture. However, the learning culture that exists within your organization may not be the learning culture you want and need. And while a culture of compliance and necessary training is important, today's CLOs must radically rethink their approach to building a learning culture that fits the need of fast moving business, is continuous and becomes part of people's everyday work. During this roundtable discussion attendees will hear how even the fastest growing companies are driving a culture of learning that becomes an everyday habit and valued by employees at all levels of the organization
Lalita Nordquist, Senior Director, Stamps.com
Internal Coaching Best Practices
Executive coaching has unique benefits and challenges. In this roundtable we will discuss how we approach executive coaching engagements, sharing what we see as best practices as well as pitfalls to avoid. Since executive coaching requires significant investment of time it it's done internally, or money is you bring in an external coach, managing the process effectively is critical.
Led By: Aloka Sands, Executive Director, Leadership & Organization Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment


Pam Conyngham

Director of Learning
Cardinal Health


Daniel McCoy

Allegiant Air


Lalita Nordquist

Senior Director, HR


Aloka Sands

Executive Director, Leadership & Organization Development
Sony Pictures Entertainment

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Sponsored by: SwissVBS