Tuesday, October 23
Exclusively for Senior Learning and Development Leaders
The world of workplace learning is changing. Technology is advancing faster than ever, and the challenges of keeping your learning strategies ahead of these changes continues to grow.
The eLearning Guild's Executive Forum returns to DevLearn as a place for you to collaborate with peers on discovering solutions to these challenges. It is an exclusive event for senior learning and development leaders that consists of a one-day experience just prior to DevLearn, plus the opportunity to continue the connections and conversations through exclusive learning opportunities at the conference. It is a unique opportunity to help you and your organization build strategies that address the key challenges of the modern learning organization.
Thank you to all who submitted their proposals!
The DevLearn 2018 Executive Forum Call for Proposals is now closed.
If you have a late submission, please contact The eLearning Guild Programming Team.
What to Expect at the Executive Forum
The Executive Forum is your opportunity to engage with industry experts and other senior learning leaders as you look to make sense of learning technologies and how they impact your organizational strategy.
The day will consist of talks by industry experts exploring critical topics, as well as exclusive opportunities to engage informally with those experts. The Executive Forum will also showcase case studies that look at cutting-edge examples of modern learning strategies implemented by other senior leaders.
Throughout the Executive Forum you’ll have multiple opportunities to put what you’re learning into context via facilitated discussions with your peers.
8:30a – 8:45a
8:45a – 9:30a
The Evolving Role of the Senior Learning Leader—David Kelly
As learning and development changes, so too do the needs of today’s senior learning leaders. Technology and other forces are expanding the role of L&D beyond just traditional training. In this opening session, you will examine the role of learning in a modern organization and how this changes the role of today’s senior leaders.
9:30a – 10:00a
Strategy in Practice—Chris Longstreet
Changing what learning looks like in your organization is not easy. Learn how Choice Hotels was able to shift from a focus on delivering content to one of delivering content in the right place, at the right time, to the right people, in the right way.
10:00a – 10:15a
10:15a – 11:00a
Preparing Your Team for the Future of L&D—Sean Bengry
As the type of work your learning and development team performs expands, the skill sets of your team need to expand accordingly. In this session, you will explore the new and enhanced skills your team will require to support the future of L&D. You will examine how your existing team needs to pivot, as well as the new roles you may need to add to your team in the future.
11:00a – 12:00p
The Key Factors in Building a Learning Culture—Marc Rosenberg
In this session, you’ll uncover how to build or rehabilitate the learning culture in your organization. You’ll explore how organizational and learning culture can make or break your initiatives, and find out how making strategic choices when it comes to communication, change management, technology, leadership, and the right measurement strategy can all work to improve your learning culture and help your initiatives succeed.
12:00p – 1:00p
Executive Forum Lunch
1:00p – 2:00p
Making Measurement Meaningful—Clark Quinn
The ability to provide metrics that show the value of learning and development efforts is one of the biggest challenges learning leaders face today. Traditional learning data focuses on efficiencies and activities, not the effectiveness and performance improvement measures that matter to executive leadership. In this session, we will explore how to make measurement more effective in your work and more meaningful to your organization.
2:00p – 2:30p
Strategy in Practice Session—Holly Bentley
Discover how BOMI International transitioned a legacy credential platform into a forward-facing solution that supported an evolving strategic direction within the Commercial Real Estate industry.
2:30p – 2:45p
2:45p – 3:15p
Strategy in Practice Session—Diana Scott
It’s one thing to provide individuals with opportunities to learn and enhance the skills needed for their job role. It’s another thing entirely to provide opportunities for teams to learn and grow together as a group. Learn why Express Employment Professionals needed to emphasize this in their strategy and how they implemented a solution to achieve that goal.
3:15p – 4:15p
Panel: Beyond the Hype—Which Trends Will Provide Long-Term Value?
Microlearning. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Curation. Augmented reality. Data. These are just a few of the buzzwords that are often promoted as disruptors to our industry. But is there long-lasting value beyond the hype? That’s what our panel of experts will explore as we look at these buzzwords and more, go beyond the hype of today’s top trends, and explore them at a level that will help you see the value they may have for your organization.
4:15p – 4:30p
Final questions are answered, and tips on what to do next are shared.
Continue the Conversation at DevLearn
The conversations don’t end at the close of the forum; Executive Forum attendees also have access to an exclusive lounge throughout DevLearn. It’s your space to continue the connections and conversations that started at the forum or to take a break to grab a cup of coffee or catch up on emails. We’ll also be hosting a special lunch in the lounge on Wednesday and Thursday exclusively for forum attendees, so you have a dedicated opportunity to continue the conversations with your peers.
Join us in exploring the biggest challenges you have on your organization, and collaborate with other senior learning leaders preparing to harness the potential of the changes coming to the field of L&D.
Sean Bengry, Director, Digital Learning Studio, PwC
Marc Rosenberg, President, Marc Rosenberg and Associates
Clark Quinn, Executive Director, Quinnovation
Christopher Longstreet, Director of Learning Experiences, Choice Hotels International
Holly Bentley, CLO, BOMI International
Diana Scott, Learning Development Director, Express Employment Professionals
David Kelly, Executive Vice President and Executive Director, The eLearning Guild
Take advantage of available discounts!
Save $300 on your Executive Forum registration when you also register for DevLearn.
Have questions about the forum? Please feel free to reach out to David Kelly directly.