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General Conference

Pre-Con Workshop - Jan. 30

Day 1 - Jan. 31

Day 2 - Feb. 1

Day 3 - Feb. 2

Pre-Conference Workshop:

10:00 AM Registration Opens

Pre-Con

 

1:30 - 5:00 PM

In Brandon Hall Group’s research studies over the past year, Learning & Development has emerged as a clear-cut #1 priority. Both business and HCM leaders believe L&D is important or critical to business success. But there is a big barrier: a major disconnect when it comes to aligning learning strategy with business performance goals. Only 38% of organizations in Brandon Hall Group’s latest research say their learning strategy is effectively aligned with business goals. Heck, 1 in 6 organizations don’t even have a learning strategy. Click here for more details.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Happy Hour

Day 1 Schedule:

7:30 AM Registration Opens

L&D

 

8:30 AM -

10:30 AM

When Brandon Hall Group researchers interview corporate learning professionals about blended learning, they often tout their use of multiple modalities. But that is only part of the equation for a successful and dynamic blended learning program. Much like cooking a great meal, the key to blended learning is getting the optimal mix of ingredients. And that mix depends on the desired performance outcomes. Click here for more details.

TM/LD

 

8:30 AM -

10:30 AM

Developing future leaders is a tough challenge for organizations everywhere. But developing high-potential and emerging leaders has proven to be more challenging for most organizations than developing mid-level leaders. Overall, 76% of organizations say they will have a leadership gap for the foreseeable future . Click here for more details.

10:30 - 10:45 AM Passing Break

TM/LD

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Despite all the talk in the media about a revolution in Performance Management, almost half of organizations have not made any changes in the last 12-18 months, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2017 research. The most frequent action taken – replacing the annual performance appraisal discussions with frequent and in-the-moment feedback – also had the most impact. Click here for more details.

TECH

 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Artificial Intelligence. Machine Learning. These terms are bandied about almost anytime people discuss the transformation of human capital management. But surveys show that most HCM professionals don’t fully understand the details behind AI and Machine Learning and what is needed to apply them effectively to learning and development, talent management, and other HCM practices and processes. Click here for more details.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch and Expo

L&D

 

12:45 -

1:45 PM

Three years ago, when organizations were just beginning to experiment with videos, games and simulations for learning, the effectiveness scores in Brandon Hall Group’s research studies ranked near the bottom. Oh, how times have changed. While the use of these learner-friendly methods is still relatively low, the effectiveness scores among the organizations that do take advantage of them are soaring. Click here for more details.

TM/LD

 

12:45 -

1:45 PM

Women have proven themselves to be dynamic, innovative, and effective leaders. Yet, 70% of companies have a C-suite with 25% or fewer women, according to Brandon Hall Group research. Only one-third of companies have women currently being groomed for executive roles. Click here for more details.

1:45 - 2:00 PM Passing Break

L&D

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

Organizations around the world are delivering some amazingly innovative learning to their employees, customers and partners. However, when it comes to going beyond individual efforts and creating an effective learning strategy, the majority of organizations are still struggling. Click here for more details.

TM/LD

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

Developing and managing competencies is the most under-developed of the talent management processes, according to 2017 Brandon Hall Group research. Almost two-thirds of organizations either do not utilize competencies or are still defining and developing their competency programs. Click here for more details.

TA/WFM

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

Research shows that organizations struggle, to one degree or another, at every level of the hiring process. Simply attracting talent is a challenge for more than two-thirds of organizations. But quality of hire, making competitive offers to top talent, and first-year retention – among other processes -- also loom large for many organizations. Click here for more details.

3:00 - 3:15 PM Passing Break

TM/LD

 

3:15 -

4:15 PM

Culture can have a major impact on an organization’s ability to deliver an excellent experience to job candidates and employees. As just one example of many, Brandon Hall Group research shows that organizations with a collaborative culture are more than twice as likely than organizations with a controlling culture to have an effective learning and development strategy. Click here for more details.

TA/WFM

 

3:15 -

4:15 PM

Research shows that organizations struggle, to one degree or another, at every level of the hiring process. Simply attracting talent is a challenge for more than two-thirds of organizations. But quality of hire, making competitive offers to top talent, and first-year retention – among other processes -- also loom large for many organizations. Click here for more details.

TECH

 

3:15 -

4:15 PM

Technology Workshop

More details to come.

4:15 - 5:30 PM Expo Grand Opening

TECH

 

4:25 - 4:40 PM

TECH

 

4:45 - 5:00 PM

TECH

 

5:05 - 5:20 PM

Tech Talks

Explore innovations in human capital management technology and hear case studies. More details to come.

5:30 - 5:45 PM Passing Break

GEN

 

5:45 -

7:00 PM

After a day of workshops and panel discussions, Day 1 of the conference concludes with insightful conversations between Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer Michael Rochelle and top executives from Excellence Award-winning and client organizations that have helped their businesses through innovative human capital management initiatives. The guests will reveal challenges they faced and the steps they took to drive business results. Click here for more details.

7:00 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Day 2 Schedule:

7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast

GEN

 

8:00 -

9:15 AM

Mike Cooke kicks off Thursday’s events with Brandon Hall Group’s vision for a better world of work that engages and inspires employees and allows organizations to reach their full potential to serve their customers, employees, shareholders, and partners. Click here for more details.

9:15 - 10:30 AM Expo

TECH

 

9:25 - 9:40 AM

TECH

 

9:45 - 10:00 AM

TECH

 

10:05 -
10:20 AM

Tech Talks

Explore innovations in human capital management technology and hear case studies. More details to come.

10:20-10:30 AM Passing Break

TECH

 

10:30 -

11:00 AM

Fast Tracks 1, 2 and 3

Details to come.

11:00 - 11:15 AM Passing Break

TM/LD

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Everyone loves to be recognized for good work. So why do organizations have such a difficult time doing it effectively? Like every other facet of talent management, rewards and recognition is more effective when there is a clear strategy linked to other talent practices and business goals. Click here for more details.

TA/WFM

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Onboarding is the connector between promise and reality. This session will show you creative and effective ways to use onboarding, not just as an orientation, but as a true driver of engagement, development, productivity, and retention. Click here for more details.

L&D

 

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Technology Workshop

Details to come.

12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch

TECH

 

1:15 - 1:45 PM

Fast Tracks 4, 5 and 6

Details to come.

1:45 - 2:00 PM Passing Break

TM/LD

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

Leadership Development is one of the most invested in – and least effective – talent management processes. In Brandon Hall Group’s latest LD research, only 19% of organizations said they had a mature LD strategy that drives business performance. But there are high-performing organizations that are succeeding in bridging leadership gaps and developing dynamic leaders who can propel their organizations forward. Click here for more details.

TA/WFM

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

“Employee experience” is the new “thing” in human capital management. The trouble is that employee experience involves the skillful blend of many different practices, processes, technologies, strategies from many different parts of the business. Click here for more details.

L&D

 

2:00 -

3:00 PM

Technology Workshop

Details to come.

3:00 - 4:15 PM Expo

TECH

 

3:15 - 3:30 PM

TECH

 

3:35 - 3:50 PM

TECH

 

3:55 - 4:05 PM

Tech Talks

Explore innovations in human capital management technology and hear case studies. More details to come.

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

5:15 - 6:15 PM Pre-Ceremony Wine Tasting

GEN

 

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Celebrating HCM Excellence: Winners of the 2017 Brandon Hall Group Awards

We cap off Thursday with a celebration of excellence! Winners of 2017 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.

9:30 PM Excellence Awards Gala

Day 3 Schedule:

7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast

L&D

 

9:00 -

10:00 AM

Learning – traditionally a cost center – is increasing in value through extended enterprise learning. Brandon Hall Group's 2017 research reveals that learning for non-employees and remote and distributed employees now accounts for more than half of learning. Click here for more details.

TM/LD

 

9:00 -

10:00 AM

Team development is a critical component of talent, leadership and learning development within all functions of an organization. With globalization, competitive market environments, product innovation and dispersed workforces, highly productive teams are critical for achieving business goals. Click here for more details.

10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break

GEN

 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

After 2½ days of sessions, talking to exhibitors, a celebration of excellence, followed by a great party, the last thing you need is your traditional “closing general session.” So we won’t give you one. Instead, we will fill the British Ballroom with a potpourri of brief, lively experiences featuring new and innovative technologies and ideas. Click here for more details.

12:00 PM HCM Excellence Conference 2018 Concludes

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