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Learning and Development

Talent Management/Leadership Development

Talent Acquisition/Workforce Management

Technology

General Conference

Pre-Con Workshop - Jan. 22

Day 1 - Jan. 23

Day 2 - Jan. 24

Day 3 - Jan. 25

Pre-Conference Workshop:

10:00 AM Registration Opens

Pre-Con

 

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Data and Analytics Summit: How to Leverage Advanced and Predictive Analytics to Drive Data-Driven Learning and Talent Management Decision-Making

This pre-conference workshop provides a framework and action plan to improve data-driven decision making for your learning and talent management processes. Click here to read more.

*Requires additional registration. See options on our pricing page.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Networking Happy Hour

Day 1 (Wednesday) Schedule:

7:30 AM Registration Opens

L&D

 

9:00 AM -

10:30 AM

Workshop: AI, Machine and Deep Learning: The Digital Transformation of HCM

Our research shows that most Human Resources organizations are just beginning to experiment with these concepts and how to apply them. This workshop will provide a strategic overview of the latest trends and applications, using examples from Excellence Award-winning organizations. Click here to read more.

TM/LD

 

9:00 AM -

10:30 AM

Workshop: How to Develop Leaders with Emotional Intelligence

In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn the What, Why, and How of Emotional Intelligence through individual activities, small group discussions and a self-assessment tool. You’ll leave with three specific development goals to focus on and one key take-away. Click here to read more.

TA/WFM

 

9:00 AM -

10:30 AM

Workshop: Unlocking the Secrets of Onboarding Great Talent

Onboarding occurs at a critical juncture in the employment lifecycle, where organizations can have the greatest impact on employees’ assimilation, engagement levels, and productivity. Brandon Hall Group research shows that most organizations are prioritizing onboarding and making strides. But only about 10% are realizing the full business impact of onboarding... Click here to read more.

10:30 - 11:00 AM Break

L&D

 

11:00 AM -

12:00 PM

Improving the Learner Experience

As we delve deeper into the neuroscience behind learning, it’s clear that current learning methodologies and practices need to evolve. Our approach to learning must focus on driving learning from the short-term memory to the long-term memory. Click here to read more.

TM/LD

 

11:00 AM -

12:00 PM

The Impact of Women Leaders on Business Performance

Brandon Hall Group’s Women in Leadership initiative, which this session is a part of, was conceived to help organizations develop more senior women leaders and to help women help themselves to flourish in their corporate environments. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

11:00 AM -

12:00 PM

Technology Session

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12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch and Expo

TM/LD

 

1:15 PM -

2:15 PM

Developing Your Workforce for Maximum Impact

The keys to developing a workforce that drives business growth is to empower and enable employees to grow in their jobs and in their careers so they remain with the organization and maximize their impact. However, the latest Brandon Hall Group research shows that only 17% of organizations believe their managers are effective in discussing growth opportunities with their employees. Click here to read more.

TA/WFM

 

1:15 PM -

2:15 PM

Optimizing Your Employer Brand and EVP

Attracting great talent requires a great employer brand – a combination of candidate experience and an authentic employee value proposition. Almost all organizations face significant challenges in creating a great candidate experience, and those challenges differ by hiring volume. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

1:15 PM -

2:15 PM

Technology Session: Diners, Drive-Ins and Deep Dives on L&D Structure

How setting up an L&D structure is like opening a new restaurant. Check back for more details.

2:15 - 2:30 PM Passing Break

GEN

 

2:30 -

3:45 PM

General Session: The Brandon Hall Group Analyst “PowerHour”

Join us for a “Power Hour” of unscripted, uncut and frank dialogue among our team of experts regarding the challenges organizations face. The session will feature quick polls through the conference app and plenty of time for Q&A. Click here to read more.

3:45 - 4:00 PM Passing Break

TECH

 

4:00 -

4:30 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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TECH

 

4:00 -

4:30 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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TECH

 

4:00 -

4:30 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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4:30 - 5:45 PM Expo Grand Opening and Tech Talks

TECH

 

4:45 -

5:00 PM

Tech Talk: BTS Germany’s award-winning Performance Support System

The latest thinking on turning Strategy into Action through People. Check back for more details.

5:45 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Day 2 (Thursday) Schedule:

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast

GEN

 

9:00 -

10:15 AM

General Session: The Future of Work and the Critical Role of Learning

in the Digital Era

The digital transformation has game-changing implications for employees, in terms of the skills they need to stay relevant in the workplace. It’s vital that corporate learning and talent management professionals understand these implications, the skillsets employees need for success, and the learning required to ensure mastery of these skills. Only then can they effectively support employees’ short- and long-term success in the new workplace. This session will review the six forces shaping the future of work; the learners of today and their challenges in prioritizing Learning to prepare them for the future; and what L&D professionals can do, to ensure that employees remain relevant in the digital workplace.

10:15 - 11:30 AM Expo and Tech Talks

TECH

 

10:25 -

10:40 AM

Tech Talk: Topic TBD

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TECH

 

10:40 -

10:55 AM

Tech Talk: Next Generation of Content Solutions

Our Path to Performance solutions and pre-curated learning experiences. Check back for more details.

TECH

 

10:55 -

11:10 AM

Tech Talk: Uncovering Potential Within Your Organization Using Caliper Analytics

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TECH

 

11:10 -

11:25 AM

Tech Talk: Topic TBD

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Fast Track Technology Sessions

TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Technology

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12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

L&D

 

1:00 PM -

1:45 PM

Discussion: How Do We Design Learning that Really Drives Business Results?

This new, fast-paced format focuses on a critical question in Learning & Development to create a rich dialogue between the session moderator, award-winning organizations and attendees. Excellence Award winners will talk briefly about how they tackled challenges and then we will discuss their successes and engage the audience in insightful discussions. Click here to read more.

TM/LD

 

1:00 PM -

1:45 PM

Discussion: Enabling Inclusion and Diversity to Boost the Business

This new, fast-paced format features discussion about the role of inclusion and diversity in boosting business. Excellence Award winners will talk briefly about how they tackled challenges, and then we will discuss their successes and engage the audience in insightful discussion. Click here to read more.

TA/WFM

 

1:00 PM -

1:45 PM

Discussion: How Can We Improve in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent?

This new, fast-paced format focuses on a critical question around recruiting and engaging top talent to create a rich dialogue between the session moderator, award-winning organizations and attendees. Excellence Award winners will talk briefly about how they tackled challenges and then we will discuss their successes and engage the audience in insightful discussions. Click here to read more.

1:45 - 2:00 PM Passing Break

L&D

 

2:00 PM -

3:00 PM

Digital Content Dexterity:  Engaging Discerning Learners

One critical element of effective learning is matching the content to the desired performance outcome. When do traditional modalities such as in-person instructor-led learning or eLearning work best? When do methods such as virtual reality, games, simulations, chatbots or other digital tools best fit the bill? Click here to read more.

TM/LD

 

2:00 PM -

3:00 PM

What is Your Leadership Readiness Quotient?

This session will help you assess the readiness of your leadership team by leveraging our proprietary leadership readiness quotient. You’ll also hear from Excellence Award winners and how they are tackling the leadership readiness challenge in their organizations. Click here to read more.

TA/WFM

 

2:00 PM -

3:00 PM

Technology Session

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3:00 - 4:15 PM Expo and Tech Talks

4:15 - 5:30 PM Break Before the Awards Ceremony and Gala

5:30 - 6:30 PM Pre-Ceremony Wine Tasting

GEN

 

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Celebrating HCM Excellence: Winners of the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Awards

We cap off Thursday with a celebration of excellence! Winners of 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards will be honored in grand style with dinner, music, a keynote presentation, the annual parade of award recipients, and video highlights of selected winners throughout the night. The ceremony is preceded by wine tasting and followed by a gala reception outside.

Please note that the dress code is black tie optional.

9:00 PM Excellence Awards Gala

Day 3 (Friday) Schedule:

7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast

GEN

 

9:00 -

10:15 AM

General Session: Your Innovation Laboratory

This highly interactive general session kicks off the final day of the conference, followed by a series of small-group discussions on change readiness that bring the conference to a close. The Innovation Lab features hands-on exploration of HCM innovation concepts shared by Excellence Award-winning organizations. Click here to read more.

10:30 - 10:45 AM Passing Break

L&D

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Discussion: Change Readiness in Learning

Brandon Hall Group analysts and conference presenters will facilitate discussions. The focus will be sharing challenges that inhibit change and innovation. We will discuss how organizations can break through those barriers and be ready to seize the future. Each attendee can participate in two discussion groups, each lasting 45 minutes. It should be a great way to end the conference and leave full of ideas to forge ahead when you get back home. Click here to read more.

TM/LD

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Discussion: Change Readiness in Talent Management/Leadership Development

Brandon Hall Group analysts and conference presenters will facilitate discussions. The focus will be sharing challenges that inhibit change and innovation. We will discuss how organizations can break through those barriers and be ready to seize the future. Each attendee can participate in two discussion groups, each lasting 45 minutes. It should be a great way to end the conference and leave full of ideas to forge ahead when you get back home. Click here to read more.

TA/WFM

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Discussion: Change Readiness in Talent Acquisition

Brandon Hall Group analysts and conference presenters will facilitate discussions. The focus will be sharing challenges that inhibit change and innovation. We will discuss how organizations can break through those barriers and be ready to seize the future. Each attendee can participate in two discussion groups, each lasting 45 minutes. It should be a great way to end the conference and leave full of ideas to forge ahead when you get back home. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:35 AM - 12:20 PM

Discussion: Change Readiness in Digital Transformation

Brandon Hall Group analysts and conference presenters will facilitate discussions. The focus will be sharing challenges that inhibit change and innovation. We will discuss how organizations can break through those barriers and be ready to seize the future. Each attendee can participate in two discussion groups, each lasting 45 minutes. It should be a great way to end the conference and leave full of ideas to forge ahead when you get back home. Click here to read more.

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