3-5 December, 2017
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA

Mary Choi Kelly

SVP, Talent & Organization Effectiveness
MGM Resorts International®
Mary Kelly is currently the SVP, Talent & Organization Effectiveness for MGM Resorts International. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, learning & development, talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness for the company. Prior to this role she was the VP, Human Resources at Bellagio. In addition, over the last 20 years Mary has established a proven track record of improving business results in diverse companies, industries, cultures and environments by transforming global, Fortune 500 organizations. Highlights of her corporate background include Marriott International, Honeywell International, Mattel Inc., Bank of America, and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. In addition, she has led the growth of an eCommerce start-up as the head of Human Resources during the internet start-up boom. Mary is actively involved in contributing to the field of organization and leadership development as a speaker, advisor, and instructor. One of her personal passions is developing women executives and working mothers to achieve their full potential. She has been a presenter on organization development and leadership development topics in national and local forums, including the National Organization Development Network’s annual conference and at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Mary holds a PhD and MA in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University (CSPP) and a BA in Psychology from the University of California Irvine. She speaks Korean and basic French. She enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two boys.


1:15 PM The Role of L&D In Driving Cultural Transformation While Training 9000 Leaders of People & 70,000 Employees Along the Way

Ask a handful of learning practitioners what their top challenges are, and most will say, “Building a Learning Culture Within a Company!” And each will have a differing opinion about just what a “learning culture” looks like. However, at its root, a learning culture has little to do with training programs offered, or the mix of virtual classroom and live instruction. At MGM Resorts International®, building a learning culture means supporting the learning embedded in each moment, about establishing the intention to learn in every interaction, every relationship and every chance to lead. Throughout their journey, they focused on setting clear expectations with leaders on their role in driving this process and establishing that leadership is a choice. As a result of their change through leadership summit sessions across the company, they have trained 9000 leaders and 70,000 employees along the way. This discussion will suggest a way into building a new organizational culture that drives transformation and starts from inside how we each learn and work.
·         Hear how L&D can and should be an indispensable asset for  cultural transformation
·         Review the underlying strategies to create a foundation for positive corporate culture transformation
·         Hear how leadership is the key to positive change that sticks 


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