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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.

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

Day 1 (Wednesday) Schedule:

7:30 AM Registration Opens

8:00 - 9:15 AM Breakfast

GEN

 

8:00 AM -

8:30 AM

The Brandon Hall Group Difference

In this session, we help you to better understand how our research and advisory support can help your organization deliver breakthrough results from your HCM strategy. Click here to read more.

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 and small group discussions. You’ll also receive questions to reflect on as you build your emotional intelligence. 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

Choosing the Right Technology to Support Your HCM Strategy

The technology provider landscape changed dramatically in 2018 with a myriad of new providers entering the market, many current providers changing or shifting their strategies and a significant number of high profile new provider partnerships and acquisitions. Click here to read more.

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch

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: Iron L&D: Building and Reimagining Your L&D Department

Setting up or fine-tuning your L&D program can look a lot like opening your own restaurant. Seriously. Many of the same things you need to be successful in one, you need to be successful in the other. Click here to read more.

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

L&D

 

4:00 -

4:30 PM

The Future of Learning Content Development

Learning content development is rapidly evolving.  There are many reasons for this evolution including changing work conditions, the need to develop people faster and more effectively, new ways in which learners would like to learn and where and how learning needs to be presented to the learner. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

4:00 -

4:30 PM

Talent Supply and Demand - Creating a Skills Matching Ecosystem at DXC

Skills management is the bread and butter of a services company, but as more organizations across all industries move to project- based cross-functional teams this focus is becoming increasingly important. There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing you have the right talent and skills within your company, but that they’re being underutilized. Click here to read more.

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

TECH

 

4:40 -

4:55 PM

Tech Talk: Adaptive Learning in the Real World: Four-dimensional Development

As businesses evolve to embrace artificial intelligence and a technology-enabled workplace, so talent development must evolve to give new and tenured workers the development opportunities they need. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

5:00 -

5:15 PM

Tech Talk: What’s Hot and Trends in Business Simulations and Experiential Learning

In their Tech Talk, Rommin Adl and Rene Groeneveld will talk about what is hot and future trends for business simulations. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

5:20 -

5:35 PM

Tech Talk: Demonstrating the Impact of Your Learning Programs with Metrics That Matter

One of the greatest challenges that L&D groups face is measuring the impact of their programs. Whether it is one program or the entire curriculum, the processes, skills and tools necessary are often difficult to master. Click here to read more.

5:45 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Day 2 (Thursday) Schedule:

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast

GEN

 

8:00 AM -

8:30 AM

The Brandon Hall Group Difference

In this session, we help you to better understand how our research and advisory support can help your organization deliver breakthrough results from your HCM strategy. Click here to read more.

GEN

 

9:00 -

10:15 AM

Keynote: The Future of Work and the Critical Role of Learning

in the Digital Era

Jenny Dearborn, best-selling author on data-driven talent management and leadership and Executive Vice President/HR for SAP, is our featured keynote. She will focus on the digital transformation of work, which has game-changing implications for employees in terms of the skills they need to stay relevant. Click here to read more.

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

TECH

 

10:25 -

10:40 AM

Tech Talk: All In on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has crept into many facets of our lives. Yet, in the context of learning, there remains a misconception about its

benefits. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

10:40 -

10:55 AM

Tech Talk: Moving from Content Delivery to Delivering Integrated Learning Experiences

Today, the most effective and innovative learning organizations no longer focus on delivering content libraries or digital-only solutions.  In this session, we will explore the benefits of the next generation of off the shelf, yet fully customizable, blended learning experiences. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

10:55 -

11:10 AM

Tech Talk: Uncovering Potential Within Your Organization Using Caliper Analytics

WorkWave, a provider of cloud-based fleet service and fleet management solutions, was growing rapidly and became keenly aware of a need to facilitate objective conversations around hiring and development processes. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

11:10 -

11:25 AM

Tech Talk: How Do You Know It's a Good Test?

Most organizations use testing and assessment for recruitment, onboarding, promotion or other talent development initiatives. They also need to test their employees as part of regulatory compliance and to ensure the health and safety of the workforce. Click here to read more.

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

TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Turning Managers into Leaders That Drive Cultural Change

In a business climate where high-velocity change has become the norm, management teams play an increasingly critical role in helping their organizations succeed. Front line managers shoulder much of this leadership burden. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

11:30 AM -

12:00 PM

Fast Track: Going Mobile: How Orangetheory Fitness is Streamlining their Learners' Experience

Do you wonder how much more empowered your employees would be if they could leverage mobile content for onboarding, training and on-the-job reference? Click here to read more.

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.

TECH

 

2:00 PM -

3:00 PM

Curate or Create? How to Build an eLearning Library that Aligns to your Talent Strategy

A recent IDC study on the learning and development (L&D) practices at high-performing companies found that not only does offering more courses to your learners increase employee participation, but that employees take 50 percent more elearning courses when the courses are highly relevant to them. Click here to read more.

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

TECH

 

3:10 -

3:25 PM

Tech Talk: The Most Critical Skills You’re Not Developing

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TECH

 

3:30 -

3:45 PM

Tech Talk: Transforming Career Development Through Design Thinking

Career and employee development is a huge focus for organizations, but employees crave a connection between their current role and their long terms goals. Click here to read more.

TECH

 

3:50 -

4:05 PM

Tech Talk: Talent Agility  in a Rapidly Changing Workplace

With so many global trends impacting business sustainability and growth, HR Leaders must take the lead in driving Talent Development as a critical strategic imperative. See how building an agile workforce is key to business success. Click here to read more.

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 a wine tasting and followed by a gala reception.

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

 

8:00 AM -

8:30 AM

The Brandon Hall Group Difference

In this session, we help you to better understand how our research and advisory support can help your organization deliver breakthrough results from your HCM strategy. Click here to read more.

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 innovation and change readiness that bring the conference to a close. The Innovation Lab features Verizon and McKinsey Company explaining and demonstrating how they created innovations around learning and performance. Click here to read more.

10:30 - 10:45 AM Passing Break

TM/LD

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

Discussions: Small-Group Change Readiness Discussions

Conclude your Excellence19 experience with small intimate discussions on innovation and change readiness with our analyst team.

Click here to read more.

L&D

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

A Closer Look: The Innovation of Nudges at McKinsey

Experience elements of McKinsey’s “Balance and Impact” program in an accelerated journey through modules and nudges the company deployed.

Click here to read more.

L&D

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

A Closer Look: The Augmented Reality Learning Experience at Verizon

Augmented Reality is a cutting edge technology that is now starting to gain traction in the enterprise as businesses look to new and emerging technology to increase efficiency in their workforce.

Click here to read more.

L&D

 

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

 

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

A Closer Look: Verizon’s Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Deciding when and how to implement VR into enterprise learning is often a tricky balance.  Knowing the characteristics of proper VR use cases, as well as its capabilities and limitations are key in creating immersive and impactful learning that participants will remember long after the training is over. Click here to read more.

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