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19-20 Oct, 2020

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LEARN & NETWORK

Learning in the New Age, and Beyond

As learning and talent development leaders readied themselves and their organizations for the future of work — from skills development and culture to automation and digital transformation — this past year made it evident there was something else we should be ready for: change.

Learning leaders adapted quickly to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: converting classroom learning to a virtual setting, aligning training with new workplace safety protocols and continuing to lead through a crisis.

Join us for the Fall 2020 Chief Learning Officer Symposium, where you’ll meet with other learning leaders in a virtual environment that is befitting for this new age of learning and development. Together, we will delve into the strategies, tools and practices that we should take into this new age, and beyond.

AGENDA

10:30 am - 10:45 am CT.
Welcome Address
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Ashley St. John

Editor in Chief

Chief Learning Officer

10:45 am - 11:45 am CT.
Purpose-Driven Learning: Putting Skills to Work
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Effie Rangou

Vice President,Product Advisory & Operations
Degreed

10:45 am - 11:45 am CT.
Diagnostics and DEI: The New Face of Talent Assessments
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Elisa Vincent

Vice President, Global Talent Enablement
Silksoft

11:45 am - 12:15 pm CT.
Networking Break & Visit Exhibit Hall
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CT
CLO PowerHour
12:15 pm - 12:35 pm CT
What We’ve Learned About Learning: Four Keys For Employee Success
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John Jordan

Managing Director, Head of The Academy
Bank of America

12:35 pm - 12:55 pm CT
Free to Be You and Me” The Power of Authenticity and Allyship
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Melissa Taylor

Global Learning & Development Director
Porter Novelli

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
The LXP v. LMS Debate
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Brett Wilson

Senior Director, Strategy & Value Services
Cornerstone OnDemand

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
Avoid Zoom Doom: Humanize Learning With Modern Blended Strategies
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Charlie Chung

VP, Business Development & Solutions Consulting
Noved

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Connie Shimek

Director, Innovative Learning
ENTELECHY

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm CT
Networking Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm CT
CLO Keynote Conversation
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Judy Whitcomb

Chief Human Resources & Learning Officer,

VI

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Cameron Hedrick

Chief Learning Officer

Citi

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Kevin Wilde

Executive Leadership Fellow

at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm CT
TED Masterclass: A Workshop for Improving Your Communication
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Kayla Nalven

Director of Context Experience
TED@Work

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm CT
Education, Learning, and Upskilling in the time of COVID: A Virtual Fireside Chat
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Jamie Fall

Director
UpSkill America

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Ken Taylor

President
Training Industry, Inc.

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Rachael Bourque

Director
Pearson Accelerated Pathways

10:30 am - 10:35 am CT
Welcome Back
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Ashley St. John

Editor in Chief
Chief Learning Officer

10:30 am - 11:15 am CT
CLO PowerHour
10:30 am - 10:50 am CT
Going Old School in a New School World
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Lowell A. Doringo

Senior Manager, Global Talent Development

Activision Blizzard & Blizzard Entertainment

10:50 am - 11:10 am CT
DAU: Next!
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James Woolsey

President
Defence Acquisition University

11:15 am - 12:15 pm CT
The Hard Side of Soft Skills – Part Deux
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Tom Tonkin

Senior Principal, Change Management & Transformation, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services

Cornerstone OnDemand

11:15 am - 12:15 pm CT
Driving High Performance: Making Collaboration Work for You
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Lauren D’Innocenzo

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Drexel lebow college of business

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm CT
Networking Break & Visit Exhibit Hall
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm CT
Panel Discussion- Educating on Empathy
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Elisa Vincent

Vice President, Global Talent Enablement

Skillsoft

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Melissa Taylor

Global Learning & Development Director

Porter Novelli

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Adri Maisonet-Morales

Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Blue University

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

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Ben Eubanks

Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

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LaKisha Brooks

CPO, Brooks Enterprise & Employee Development Manager

Ogleetree Deakins

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David DeFilippo

Principal

DeFilippo Leadership, Inc

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm CT
The Future of Work is Now: Strategies to Excel
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Nicole Jones

Vice President, Talent Development

Strategic Education, Inc.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm CT
Learning to Lead with Purpose, Perspective, and Problem-Solving
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Todd Moran

Chief Learning Strategist

NovoEd

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Claudia de la Torre Foglio

Head of Leadership Development Programs

Cemex

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm CT
Networking Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CT
How Vision Mapping Takes an L&D Strategy from Good to Great
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Stephen Casbeer

Principal Consultant

Copyright Clearance Center

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Renee Swank

Senior Director

Copyright Clearance Center

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT
Chief Learning Officer Podcast Live Taping & Closing Address
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Justin Lombardo

Chief Human Resources & Staff Development Officer

Archdiocese of Chicago

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Sydney Savion

General Manager, Learning

Air New Zealand

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Ashley St. John

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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SHRM
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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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If you are a vendor, consultant or solution provider who helps other organizations improve their workforce development initiatives, please request a copy of our sponsorship brochure to see how you can participate.