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Lifelong Learning: Strategies for Learning Everywhere, All the Time

Reskilling and upskilling. Engagement, automation and the ever-evolving nature of work. There’s no shortage of specific challenges facing learning and talent development leaders, all of which are in urgent need of focused strategies for success.

Among those challenges a bigger, more significant need has emerged: a comprehensive strategy for continuous lifelong learning.

Join us at the CLO Symposium Spring 2020 where we’ll explore the strategies and practices, tactics and tools to take learners, organizations and learning executives themselves on a successful and engaging lifelong journey.

AGENDA

10:00 am - 10:10 am CT
Welcome Address
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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

10:10 am - 11:10 am CT
How to Have a Good Day in Tough Times
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Caroline Webb

CEO & Author How to Have a Good Day

Sevenshift

11:15 am - 12:00 pm CT
Driving Increased Access to Education: A Practical Guide
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Alan Robins

Director, Product Marketing

Bright Horizons

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Hap Aziz

Director, Learning

AdventHealth

11:15 am - 12:00 pm CT
Powering Up: Engaging Teams with Game-based Learning
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Carole Bower

Head of Learning

Saba

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CT
AI & Automation: How to Prepare Your Workforce
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Deborah Rowe

Vice President, Nursing Workforce Development

Genesis

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Lisa Schumacher

Director, Education Strategies

McDonald’s Corporation

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Jerome L. Rekart

Associate Vice President, Learning Science & Workforce Insight

Southern New Hampshire University

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Beth Camp

Workforce Development & Academic Partnerships

BJC Institute for Learning and Development

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm CT
Partner Spotlight
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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

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Brent Colescott

Senior Director, Business Strategy & Transformation

SumTotal Systems

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm CT
Modern Learner Evolution: Developing a Connected Workforce
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Matt Donovan

Chief Learning & Innovation Officer,

GP Strategies

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm CT
Reduce Turnover and Engage Employees
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Brent Colescott

Senior Director, Business Strategy & Transformation

SumTotal Systems

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT
Catalyst: Lifelong Learning As A Tool for Transformation
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Pamay Bassey

Chief Learning Officer

Kraft Heinz Co.

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm CT
“Do They Really Want to Learn?”- The Science and Practice of Coachability
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Kevin Wilde

Executive Leadership Fellow

at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm CT
The Skills Crisis is Here. Are You Ready?
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Brett Wilson

Director, Thought Leadership & Strategy

Cornerstone OnDemand

10:00 am - 10:30 am CT
Welcome Back & "Birds of a Feather"
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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

10:30 am - 11:30 am CT
Keynote Conversation: Strategies for a Learning World Turned Upside Down
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Michelle Braden

Vice President, Global Talent Development

WEX Inc.

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Corey Muñoz

Chief Learning Officer

KPMG

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CT
Developing L&D at the Speed of Light at Subway
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Cathy Konnik

Global Director, Learning & Development

Subway

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CT
On the Road to Continuous Improvement: GM Design Thinking Case Study
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Sally Vlietstra

Senior Manager, Center of Learning

GM

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CT
Fostering Breakthrough Innovation
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Melissa Schilling

John Herzog Chair Professor of Management & Author, Quirky

New York University Stern School of Business

1:20 pm - 2:05 pm CT
Tips to Deploying a Global Training Program
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Diane Haines

SVP, Marketing

OpenSesame

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm CT
Re-engineering Your Learning Experience
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Brad Cooper

Senior Analyst, Talent Management,

Florida Blue

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm CT
Moving to a Culture of Self-Directed Learning
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Sharon Claffey Kaliouby

Vice President, North America

Learning Pool

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Nigel Paine

Co-Presenter, Learning Now TV

Learning Pool

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm CT
The Evolution of Lifelong Learning in the Workplace
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Rachael Bourque

Director, Business Development

Pearson

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Hap Aziz

Director, Learning

AdventHealth

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Kim Jones

Director, Employee Development, CommunityAmerica Credit Union

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Kuntal McElroy

Founder

AxiomVantage LLC

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm CT
Putting Humans First in Leadership Program Design, More Critical Than Ever
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Anna Robinson

CEO & Founder

Ceresa

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Layne Greer

Director, Leadership Development & Executive Coach

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT
Panel Discussion: Apprenticeships and Learning Beyond Traditional Boundaries
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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

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Paul R. Thompson III

Executive Director, Apprenticeship & Workforce Solutions

City Colleges of Chicago

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Dawn Braswell

Head, Apprenticeship for North America

Siemens

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Chun Lu

HR Director & Co-Founder, Microsoft LEAP Apprenticeship Program, Early Career

Microsoft

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Aaron Olson

Chief Operating Officer

Aon

9:35 am - 10:20 am CT
Training Leaders of the Future …Today!
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Mike Kennedy

Senior Facilitator

Bluepoint Leadership Development

9:35 am - 10:20 am CT
Enabling and Embedding Critical Skills: A Guide for Success
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Anita Bowness

Principal, Product Manager, Customer Success

Saba

10:15 am - 11:10 am CT
How the Workforce Learns 2020
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Amy Procacci

Manager, Client Success Enterprise

Degreed

11:10 am - 12:10 pm CT
Work Identity and Finding your Calling, Organizational Culture Hacks
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Americus Reed II

Professor of Marketing

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm CT
How to Future Skill Your Workforce
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Liza Wisner

Manager, Human Resources

City of Corpus Christi

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm CT
"Birds of a Feather"
1:50 pm - 1:55 pm CT
Thank you & CLO Symposium closing
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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CT
Learning Elite - Virtual Awards Ceremony
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Sarah Kimmel

Vice President, Research

CLO Magazine

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Mike Prokopeak

Vice President, Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

About CLO Symposium

Developed and driven by the editors of Chief Learning Officer, the CLO Symposium is where learning, training and development professionals come together to learn from each other. By connecting with people and teams who have faced similar challenges and goals, you can learn practical applications that will help you and your team achieve the results your organization expects. This conference isn’t just for CLOs, though. Get the most out of the experience by bringing your team so you can all learn together. The Symposium is held in the spring and fall in different locations each year, so if one event doesn’t work for your learning department, consider attending the other. We look forward to seeing you there!

The CLO Symposium is the ONLY conference series produced by the editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine. Don’t be fooled by the surplus of copycat events with the words “Chief Learning Officer” or “CLO” in their title.

The CLO Symposium launched on Valentine’s Day Weekend in 2004. We have been hosting the event twice annually ever since.
First and foremost, sign-up to receive email updates from Chief Learning Officer magazine. You can also stay up to date by joining the Facebook event page, joining the Chief Learning Officer group on LinkedIn, following Chief Learning Officer magazine on Twitter and checking out the #CLOsym hashtag.
  • Access to unparalleled learning opportunities focused on the key trends in learning and development.
  • Walk away with actionable strategies and ideas that can be applied to your organization immediately.
  • Participation and recognition in the community of leading thinkers and practitioners.
  • Develop strategies for effective leadership development and seamless succession planning.
  • Align development with organizational needs and priorities to deliver measurable results.
  • Discover the latest trends and technology for enabling improved workforce performance.
  • Create and refine your strategy for learning and development to lead in the new business environment.
CLO Symposium is the premier industry event for corporate or government professionals who plan, authorize or fund enterprise-wide learning and development initiatives within their organization. If your job responsibilities include any of the following, this event is for you:
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Corporate Culture
  • eLearning
  • Education & Training
  • Employee Development
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation
  • Instructional Design
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Operations Learning Technology
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • People Development
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management
  • Talent Solutions
  • Training

Agenda & Speakers

Keynotes: The highlight of every CLO Symposium are the main stage keynote presentations. The editors of Chief Learning Officer begin researching and evaluating potential keynote speakers over a year in advance. Past headliners have included such trailblazers as Adam Grant, Michelle Gielan, Gretchen Rubin, Jonah Berger, Gary Vaynerchuk, Steve Pemberton, Bill Rassmussen, Charles Duhigg, Adam Braun, Geoff Colvin, and many more.

CLO Power Hour: Our take on TED Talks, these rapid-fire practitioner narratives are delivered in 15-minutes or less. We conclude the series of talks with a brief Q&A with the audience for a deeper dive.

Panel Discussion: Lively debates deliver knowledgable dialogue and unique perspectives on topics of keen interest to L&D leaders.

CLO Breakfast Club Live Taping: The Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club is an original podcast presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine. Each week over breakfast, editor-in-chief Mike Prokopeak and veteran CLO Justin Lombardo invite listeners into an exclusive club of senior learning leaders and participate in a one-of-a-kind conversation about what’s happening in corporate education, featuring in-depth interviews with learning executives, authors and industry leaders. We will be hosting a special live taping during the CLO Symposium!

Spotlight Workshops: Ripped from the pages of Chief Learning Officer magazine, these editorial driven breakout session dive deep into the issues that matter to you, and are presented by CLOs just like you.

Partner Workshops: These one-hour breakout sessions add rich content and value to the agenda. CLO event partners co-present with their corporate clients to share success stories about implementing a new program and/or solving a business issue for their client’s organization. You will have your choice of up to 16 case-study style presentations to choose from throughout the conference.

LearningElite Gala: Chief Learning Officer magazine’s LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes those organizations that employ exemplary workforce development strategies that deliver significant business results. We will be revealing our 2020 rankings winners during a special black-tie Gala on Monday April 6, 2020 . Separate tickets are required and may be purchased here.

The workshop details are generally posted approximately 6-weeks prior to the event. Most of these are client case-studies presented on behalf of our event partners and often take a while to firm up.

However, you may review the completed program from our Spring 2019 event to get a better idea of what you can expect.

The workshop details are generally posted approximately 6-weeks prior to the event. Most of these are client case-studies presented on behalf of our event partners and often take a while to firm up.

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Better workplaces create better lives. That’s our vision at Chief Learning Officer magazine, digging into learning solutions for enterprise productivity. While we showcase stories monthly in print, we believe that gathering communities of leaders to share best practices and innovative approaches in employee learning and development, both in person and online, is equally important. This process begins with you.

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