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Full Schedule

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM CST
    Hotel Shuttles Run
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Sensory Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Registration
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    ATD Central, ATD Store, ATD Theater, Career Center, and Member Lounge Open
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Global Village Open
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    VIP Lounge (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    General Session with Dan Pink: Beyond Resilience: A New Path to a Strong Culture (In-Person and Live Streamed)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    General Session with Dan Pink: Beyond Resilience: A New Path to a Strong Culture (Live Streamed)
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST
    7 Ways to Enhance Your Personal Brand and Increase Your Happiness at Work
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST
    VIP Networking Coffee Break (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM CST
    EXPO Open
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM CST
    Conference Team Connection Center
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    Chapter Leaders Lounge
  • 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking Room
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    APTD and CPTD Certification Preparation
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Coaches, Trainers, and Consultants: Close 3 Times Bigger Client Deals
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Gamification + Learning Journeys = Impact and Data
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    How AI Video (and Avatars) Will Change the Way We Learn and Work
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Leadership Rising: Elevating Connection Skills in the Age of AI
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Managing Employee Skills Disruption with Pearson​
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    The Science of Sticky Habits
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Helping Your Boss Help You
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    6 Learning Ecosystem Hacks to Win the War for Talent
    The “war for talent” shows no signs of abating, but help is on the way! In this session, we will examine six strategies to ensure your organization can onboard, retain, upskill, and develop the talent you have fought so hard to win. You’ll learn how two organizations are implementing these strategies and assess your own readiness and vulnerabilities.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Beyond Diversity: Embracing Neurodiversity for Organizational Success
    Dive into the transformative power of neurodiversity within your organization. This session offers strategies to enhance inclusivity, boost innovation, and anticipate future trends. You’ll engage in a dynamic dialogue that inspires and equips you to shape an inclusive organizational future.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Changing Your Company Culture With Podcasting
    Learn the essential how-tos for creating an internal company podcast. From pitching to your executive team to designing a strategy with realistic and achievable goals, this session will provide all the information you need to build your own internal podcast.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Community Conversations: What's Hot in Leadership Development in 2024
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    C-Suite Talk in 3D (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    When you get a seat, can you handle the heat? Knowing how to talk to the C-suite involves speaking in 3D—data, dollars, and decisions. This session will help you develop a game plan to nail your next C-suite conversation.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    C-Suite Talk in 3D (Live Streamed)
    When you get a seat, can you handle the heat? Knowing how to talk to the C-suite involves speaking in 3D—data, dollars, and decisions. This session will help you develop a game plan to nail your next C-suite conversation.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Dancing With Data: The Decision Dilemma
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Feedback-Fueled Leadership: Why Seeking and Receiving Is Better Than Giving
    The most effective leaders actively seek feedback, embracing both approval and criticism as invaluable tools for growth. Discover how this underutilized skill can empower you to take control of your growth journey by influencing the timing and scope of feedback. Explore innovative methods to revolutionize how you approach feedback acquisition.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    From Telescope to Kaleidoscope: How to View Career Mobility
    A telescopic perspective presents a linear path. Today, workplace structures require you to widen your view to align development with the changing environment to see what possibilities exist. This session provides many scenarios and multiple opportunities to gain a new view. You will leave with six new ideas to contemplate.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Future Focused: Modernize and Align Your Talent Development Function
    Join this session to learn more about ATD’s Talent Development Framework and how to align your goals and prioritize the TD function. Using a free online puzzle tool, you will select primary and secondary functions for developing talent to meet your organization's strategic objectives and ensure your team has the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Immersive VR Sales Training: Revolutionizing Skills for Success
    Discover an innovative sales training approach using virtual reality (VR). Replace live role play with immersive simulations, interact with virtual clients, and receive personalized coaching from virtual mentors. Seamlessly integrate transformative technology into curriculums for consistent, scalable, and skill-enhancing experiences.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Innovate or Die: Harnessing Generative AI for Maximum Impact
    Are you ready to harness generative AI and take your curriculum learning strategy to the next level? Join this session to learn how to get started, see case study examples, and gain valuable insights. Walk away with the knowledge to evaluate and apply generative AI for greater learner impact.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Inspire Growth: Harness The Power of Culture Change
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    It's Always the Leader!
    In this session, one speaker will share the enduring truths he has been teaching for decades that are still valid for leaders today. Then, another speaker will describe the “new reality” modern skills we must acquire. Learn how today’s leaders must be authentic, inclusive, and empathetic to empower people and drive organizational results.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Modern Learning Strategy: Not Just Methods and Journeys
    Elevate your impact with learning in the flow of work! Discover the “how to” using the popular Learning Cluster Design (LCD) model. Design multi-asset initiatives aligned with business goals that address learner differences and leverage technology. Reshape your organization’s learning landscape with a new strategic competency!
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Social Serious Play Experience: Large Group Learning Games
    We all want to make our workshops and learning programs more fun and engaging. Are there any strategies or tools you can use for your audience that combine fun, play, and real learning? Yes, there are! This session will introduce you to a framework for understanding the different play options available. Then, you’ll experience a live demonstration of the latest tech on the cutting edge of “social serious play.”
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Storytelling for Engagement: Using Narrative to Strengthen Communication
    This session will reveal how to wield the power of narrative to structure compelling stories that will bolster your ability to communicate in more effective and engaging ways.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Surviving Hybrid Horror Stories: Success Strategies From the Field
    In this session, experienced hybrid facilitators will share their hybrid horror stories, how they survived, and strategies for the future. You’ll leave better understanding the challenges of hybrid meetings and workshops as well as what to be ready for in your own sessions. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and get advice for your personal training situations.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking: From Conflict to Collaboration: Leading Learning Organizations Through Uncertainty and Change
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Team Harmony: Practical Ways to Build and Nurture a High-Performing Team
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The 6-Step Process to Solve Challenges and Create Solution-Focused Cultures
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Case for a Professional Doctorate in Talent Development
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Distracted Mind: How Technology Changes Memory and Learning
    Explore the neuroscience behind memory and learning and how our devices change it with a digital well-being expert. Learn why you should resist creating shorter learning programs and how to help employees restore their attention.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Engagement Illusion Explained: How Misperceptions are Fueling an Employee Engagement Crisis
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Power of a Speak-Up Culture
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Secret of Training and Evaluation That Works
    How do you keep your training commitment to increase performance and contribute measurably to organizational results? Attend this session with a world leader in training evaluation to learn the best way to implement the Kirkpatrick Model to protect your training and talent investments.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Unlock the Secrets to Make Digital Learning Work
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Unlocking Genius: Collaborating With Subject Matter Experts for Unbeatable Results
    Subject matter experts (SMEs) bring experience and credibility to a learning program, and their stories can bring content to life. Explore techniques for facilitating live discussions with SMEs in learning programs to maximize their impact. Learn how facilitators can prepare the expert and participants and engage creatively.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Weaving Deep Skill-Building into Your L&D Strategy
  • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CST
    Lunch in the EXPO Hall
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CST
    APTD and CPTD Speed Mentoring
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CST
    Certification Overview
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CST
    DEI & Your Talent Development Career
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Dessert Break in EXPO
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    AI + U: How to Embrace Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence With Articulate AI
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Harnessing AI and Sales Savvy: Crafting Captivating Learning Experiences in the Digital Era
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    How to Build a Coaching Culture With Infrastructure
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    L&D’s Role in Manager Development: The Why, What, and How of Great Managers
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Spark Success in Times of Change With Everything DiSC on Catalyst
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Speaker Spotlight (Live Q&A) with Esther L. Jackson
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Why Just Train When You Can Change Behaviors?
  • 12:30 PM – 12:50 PM CST
    Energize Express: Power Stretch Session - Quick & Dynamic Conference Pick-Me-Up
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Author Meet & Greets
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    3-2-1 Make It Stick
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    “Shouldn’t They KNOW This Already?”—Breaking the Curse of Knowledge
    The curse of knowledge: when you learn something and then forget what it was like not to know it. This can harm our learning experiences, creating over-complicated explanations and impatience with learners. In this session, we’ll do exercises to see how the curse of knowledge occurs. Leave with ways to prevent it from taking hold!
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    AI Doesn’t Mean “Always Inclusive”
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a dream of the future—it’s happening now. But will what we once perceived as a dream become a nightmare for your DEI goals and objectives? In this session, we’ll dive into the risks associated with implementing AI in your organization’s day-to-day operations.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Before We Begin: Leverage Psychological Thresholds for Learning Experiences
    Are you using psychological thresholds to deepen the impact of your programs? Level up your learning content by making the most of these key moments. Join this session to understand the opportunities available at psychological thresholds and leave with immediately useful practical applications.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Breaking Through the DEI “Wall”
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is often described as a marathon, and just like runners hit the “wall,” so too do leaders, trainers, DEI practitioners, and organizations as a whole. How can we push past the wall to surge our DEI efforts forward in the moments of greatest adversity, without causing damage to ourselves and others? Join this session to discover how to move ahead.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Community Conversations: Mentors in L&D
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Deeper Learning Through Empathetic E-Learning
    Join the speaker, the godfather of e-learning, for a session that explores how integrated empathetic components can dramatically change the appeal, effectiveness, and satisfaction of e-learning—all within even the tightest budgetary and timeline constraints.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Designing Leadership Development in a Hybrid & Generative AI World
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Empowering Teams: Propel Performance and Cultivate Collective Intelligence
    Explore methods, techniques, and tools to boost team productivity and foster collective intelligence in companies. We’ll focus on the role of thinking preference, essential practices for improved performance, and creating a collaborative environment with open communication to achieve greater productivity and innovation in high-performing teams.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Foster Retention and Engagement: A Newcomer-Centered Onboarding Assessment Tool
    Onboarding is one of the most common talent initiatives, yet negative onboarding experiences are so common. Join this session to learn how to use the onboarding assessment tool (OAT) to determine how well your onboarding program is meeting newcomer needs, and then plan how to close the gap.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    From Intangible to Tangible: Demonstrating L&D’s Impact
    How can you connect learning to bottom-line business results and elevate the perceived value of L&D? Join this session to discover how to gain actionable insights that showcase the impact of learning, secure greater buy-in, facilitate strategic alignment, and boost the organizational value of the L&D function.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Full Speed Ahead: Build Your Team for Technology Innovation
    Wheeeee! New technology is coming at us faster and faster. With so much momentum in the tech world, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. But that’s also exciting! The road ahead will be fast, fun, and a little bumpy—and your job is to keep it safe and productive. In this session, we’ll explore how to navigate this landscape and who you’ll need on your team.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    High-Performance Culture: Creating a Workplace Where People and Productivity Thrive
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    How to Be an Effective Observer: Enhance Experiential Learning With an Outside Perspective
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Human-Centered Leadership: Your Edge in a World of AI
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Make Succession Planning Part of Your Workforce Development Strategy
    Remember the days when CEOs handpicked and groomed their successors? Or when managers assigned nine-box labels to determine who had potential and who didn’t? If your organization still relies on these practices as its only tools for succession planning, join this session to update your thinking and learn how to build succession into your workforce strategy.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Predictive Training: Use xAPI and AI for Targeted Student Interventions
    Join this session to discover how xAPI and artificial intelligence (AI) can predict student needs in time for early intervention. We’ll explore a case study in which xAPI provides rich student data for AI that is designed to recommend individual interventions. Learn to apply these techniques and navigate the necessary technologies in a hands-on way.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Remember: SMEs Can Be the Greatest Link to Learners’ Success
    Talent development professionals working in collaboration with SMEs enrich the learners’ experience when they are prepared to coach and support SMEs to be successful facilitators. Discover effective techniques for ensuring that SMEs deliver engaging, interactive presentations appropriate to their audience. Test your knowledge in this quiz-show style session.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Resilience: Refocusing Energy in Times of Change
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Stop Wasting Your Training Budget on Unnecessary Training! Unlock Value With AI and Adaptive Learning
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Strategic SynERGy: Leveraging ERGs as Learning Partners
    This session will emphasize how harnessing the collective power of employee resource groups (ERGs) can enhance organizational learning and drive inclusive excellence. Learn effective strategies to foster collaboration, leverage diverse perspectives, and create effective learning opportunities through your ERGs.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Sustaining Your Edge: High Performance Teams and Culture (Conference Team Registrants Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Future of Learning (or Growth) Is Everywhere (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    The events of the last few years have pushed the world into the space between “no longer” and “not yet.” This is a moment when talent development could redefine its future and enhance the role it plays as a true growth lever. This session will explore seven possible futures for talent development and will challenge your beliefs about what is possible now.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Future of Learning (or Growth) Is Everywhere (Live Streamed)
    The events of the last few years have pushed the world into the space between “no longer” and “not yet.” This is a moment when talent development could redefine its future and enhance the role it plays as a true growth lever. This session will explore seven possible futures for talent development and will challenge your beliefs about what is possible now.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Future of Learning Is Spatial
    The future of spatial learning just arrived. Again. Apple and Meta’s new mixed-reality headsets give people superpowers as they move seamlessly in the flow of work from the workplace to a pixelated practice space where they build muscle memory and mastery. Step inside the new reality-bending sims that reinvent learning for Fortune 500 companies.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence (EI): Unlocking Leaders’ EI Potential
    Emotional intelligence (EI) is a needed skill for leaders and employees. Unfortunately, recent neuroscience research reveals that our common efforts to develop EI are ineffective. In this session, the speaker will explain the neuroscience behind EI and how this perspective transforms how we think about and develop EI.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Top Workplace Trends: 5 Ways to Bring Humanity to Work
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Unlocking the Power of Learning Experiences
    Discover UNI(CO), a transformative methodology for creating effective and meaningful learning journeys. Embrace cognition and emotion to craft enriching experiences. Join this session to learn about this essential technique for educators who are shaping the future of education and making an impact on society.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    What to Steal From Famous Games to Create Engaging Learning
    Join this session to learn how to borrow concepts, ideas, and techniques from games to create engaging, interactive, and meaningful instruction by creating learning games that incorporate those techniques. Discover new ways to design interactive, engaging experiences for your learners both online and face-to-face.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Women as Entrepreneurs: Navigating Challenges as a Business Owner
    Do you have the business owner bug? Do you want to own your own learning and coaching business? Have you considered all the various parts and pieces, time, and energy it takes to be a successful woman entrepreneur in 2024? What about the necessary skills? Join this panel discussion to learn from our experience and find out what it takes to be successful!
  • 1:10 PM – 1:30 PM CST
    Energize Express: Power Stretch Session - Quick & Dynamic Conference Pick-Me-Up
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Accelerating Your Career Journey: Create Your Roadmap to Consulting Success
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Taste of New Orleans
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Addressing the Skills Shortage: 3 Essential Strategies to Close the Skills Gap
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Community Conversations: Creating Cultures of Inclusion and Belonging
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Make the Most Out of Your ATD Membership
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Managing Supplier Quality: Ensuring 3rd Party Compliance
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Microlearning Matters for Leadership Transformation
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Quit Coaching Without a Roadmap: How to Accelerate Outcomes With Assessments
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Transforming Leaders From Change Weary to Future Ready
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    What Learners Want: The Future Learning Experience
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    NeuroCoaching – A Leadership Communication Program that Leverages Neuroscience to Drive Sustained Performance Through Tailored Situational Coaching Conversations.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Apart Together: Using Community Management Principles to Connect Distributed Teams
    Online communities can bring distributed teams together through learning. But simply creating a space for conversation isn’t enough to make them work. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage strategies and principles from social media community management to amplify the impact of your training. You’ll also leave with a documented community engagement plan.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Applied Leadership Development—A Transformation and Engagement Strategy
    Join leaders from a major cancer institute and pharmaceutical firm for a panel discussion on developing diverse leaders through an applied leadership academy. Learn how to improve leader engagement, mitigate burnout, and drive organizational strategic priorities through custom leadership development programs.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Boost Your Brain for Transfer and Make Learning Stick
    Join this session to learn from two international experts who intertwine neuroscience with learning transfer principles. They’ll unravel the complexities of neuroplasticity and memory for you and gather actionable insights to bolster your L&D strategies. Partake in collaborative and practical activities for improved learning outcomes and transfer.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Building More Inclusive Communities at Work
    As we progress into the future of work, the need for leaders to build more inclusive communities is increasing. Employees (and all humans) are more isolated and hungry for human connection. This session will explore the important factors required to build more community and connections and thereby increase retention and engagement at work.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Community Conversation: Business Development for Consultants and Freelancers
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Creating WOW Leaders: A Case Study in Executive Development
    How do you get executives and leaders to act now to make your organization’s strategic future possible? In this session, you’ll follow a case study that details how one company tackled this challenge with an expansive executive training program. Learn lessons that you can apply to your organization.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Demonstrate the Impact and ROI of Learning and Talent Development (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    How we work has forever changed, but one aspect remains—the need to show the value of what we do. And while there are many ways to demonstrate the value of talent development, business impact and ROI are what most senior leaders want to see. This session will teach you how to demonstrate the impact and ROI of your programs. Bring a calculator!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Demonstrate the Impact and ROI of Learning and Talent Development (Live Streamed)
    How we work has forever changed, but one aspect remains—the need to show the value of what we do. And while there are many ways to demonstrate the value of talent development, business impact and ROI are what most senior leaders want to see. This session will teach you how to demonstrate the impact and ROI of your programs. Bring a calculator!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Elevating L&D: Innovative Approaches for Large-Scale Success
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Find Your Jam: Create Momentum, Unlock Potential, and Rock What’s Next
    What does it take to convert potential and talent into innovative outcomes and engaged employees? A simple, repeatable framework and a little bit of rock and roll helps! The speaker (and his guitar) will introduce a creative approach to creating engagement and helping people find their “jam,” using the power of four simple questions and a unique experience.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    From Dull to Dynamic: Turbocharge Your Training With Applied Improvisation
    Ready to revolutionize your training and captivate your audience like never before? This session—based on the science of improvisational thinking—is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the skills you need to become a dynamic trainer. Think on your feet and create engaging training sessions that stick!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Help Employees Thrive Amid Disruption
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    How Neuroscience Can Fast-Track Developing Future Skills
    Discover a neuroscience framework consisting of 13 brain-mind elements that help you learn, think, and process information quickly and easily. You’ll be able to use this framework to develop a fast, focused, and flexible brain that meets the demands of future learning and thinking.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Igniting the Skills-Based Revolution
    The workplace is beginning to rely on a skills-based approach. But the transformation into a skills-based world is uncharted territory for most organizations. Join this session to discover what you can do today to start the transition and begin reaping the benefits.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    LEGIT! Amping the Value of Organizational Learning With Digital Credentials
    Organizational learning has internal value. Have you considered, beyond individual performance, the impact of having proven knowledge and demonstrated skills relating to career and succession planning? Digital credentialing adds rigor and confidence, leveling up the internal and external value of the learning you are providing today.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Making Microlearning Work: Design for Conciseness and Context
    Is your organization moving toward microlearning, but your content looking a bit macro? In this session, gain an overview of how microlearning strategy frameworks guide the development of microlearning campaigns and their subsequent products. You will have an opportunity to practice writing concisely and with context to a product you choose.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Memory Hacks: How to Make Your Training Stickier
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Performance Consulting Basics
    Leaders often have a tendency to “jump to a solution” before an issue is fully understood. When this happens, a solution may be implemented that has little real impact. In this session, we’ll use a case study to illustrate the Performance Consulting approach and explore ways to prevent solution jumping by linking solutions to root causes.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Principles and Practices of Durable Learning
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Raving Fans Guaranteed! The Ultimate Facilitation Framework for Participant Engagement
    Ninety-six percent of people will stop paying attention after just 50 minutes, and the only way to keep participants engaged is to continuously hijack their attention. In this session, you will personally experience seven proven facilitation tactics that create laugh-filled learning experiences.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Reduce Stress Through Joyful Movement
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    SME to Trainer: Building Instructor Skills in Frontline Government Employees
    How, with limited resources, do you build and maintain the skills of more than 100,000 part-time employees? Learn how one government agency develops subject matter experts into part-time instructors to meet its training needs. Explore the skills taught, instructional methodology used, and results achieved by one innovative instructor-training program.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking: The Science Behind Change Fatigue and Resistance
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Evolution of Coaching: How AI is Revolutionizing People Development
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Generalists Take Over: Lateral Thinking in the Age of AI
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Thinking Effect—AI, Neuroscience, and Experiential Learning
    We will discuss and explore how artificial intelligence (AI), experiential learning, and neuroscience will revolutionize enterprise learning. Skills practice via experiential learning moves learners from knowing what they need to do to doing what they need to do. The thinking effect approach to learning is now more affordable and ready to deploy than ever.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Three E’s of Employee Experience in L&D
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Top 10 Prompt Strategies for Large Language Models
    Get ready to experience the top 10 prompt strategies for large language models. You will walk away with simple tips you can start using immediately to increase the quality of your responses from ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude. This session will boost your productivity and creativity and show you the secrets to solving problems with your prompts.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Turning Career Aspirations Into Powerful Retention Conversations
    In this session, you will learn to empower your colleagues to manage their aspirations, expectations, and performance to support career growth. You will also create a plan to facilitate productive career conversations and gain your supervisor’s support in the process.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Understanding the Art of Negotiation: A Guide for L&D Professionals
    Want to improve your negotiation skills as an L&D professional? Join this session to learn how to prepare effectively, ask thoughtful questions, listen actively, think strategically, and close the deal with confidence. Don’t wait any longer—take your negotiation skills to the next level today.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Using the 3 Cs to Manage Change and Maintain Culture
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    What’s Next? Creating Your L&D Career Path Blueprint
    No matter where you are in your L&D career, you may wonder, “What’s next?” With the field growing rapidly, there are more roles available now than ever before—but how do you know which one is the right next step for you? Join this session to explore how to identify the next role for you based on your strengths, interests, and values.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST
    Author Meet and Greets
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Career Well-Being: How to Get It and Keep It
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Author Meet & Greets
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    5 Ways to Build a Culture of Coachability
    Looking to boost your efforts at building a coaching culture? Join this session to learn how to invest in developing the coachability of your organization’s workforce. The speaker will provide research and five specific strategies organizations are using to apply the practice of coachability.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Are You Listening? Your Journey to Greater Influence and Impact
    This session focuses on the art of active listening. When you truly listen to your clients’ needs and connect on a deeper level, it will make you a more influential talent development partner. Through laughter-infused listening activities, you’ll gain practical skills and enhance your ability to understand both professional and personal aspirations.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Better Culture Starts With Better Conversations
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Breaking Barriers: Using VR and AI to Transform Soft Skills
    This session explores the powerful combination of using virtual reality (VR) and conversational artificial intelligence (AI) for experiential soft skill training. You will gain insights into fostering engagement, personalizing learning, and overcoming barriers, and leave with actionable strategies to integrate VR and AI into your soft skill development programs.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Build Your Visual Design Skills by Fixing Bad Examples
    Strong visual design can make sure our training messages are heard, understood, and remembered. But we've all encountered projects where weak design choices got in the way of learning. In this session, you’ll uncover practical design tips in a fun and unusual way—by analyzing and repairing visuals that just don’t work.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Building Human-Centered Learning and Development Ecosystems
    Enterprise approaches to learning and development are critical for large organizations, but bringing siloed L&D programs together is a massive leadership challenge, involving silo-busting culture change and technology investment. Hear success stories from leaders who have done it, and use their insights to build your own roadmap for change.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Create a Culture of Belonging to Drive Employee Experience (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    Join this session to learn how to create a culture of appreciation, mentorship, and connection to drive real impact for your team and your organization.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Create a Culture of Belonging to Drive Employee Experience (Live Streamed)
    Join this session to learn how to create a culture of appreciation, mentorship, and connection to drive real impact for your team and your organization.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Create a Measurement and Reporting Strategy With TDRP
    Have you ever wondered what data to collect, how it should be organized and reported, and how it should be used? The talent development reporting principles (TDRP) were developed by a group of industry leaders to help better measure, report, and manage learning. Join this session to learn about TDRP, and how it can be used to create or improve your measurement and reporting strategy.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Creating Level 2 Quizzes and Tests That Actually Measure Something
    Do you use Level 2 quizzes and tests with your training programs? If so, you’ll want to attend this session to learn about the most common test creation errors that can compromise the validity of your test items, as well as 15 tips for overcoming them. You’ll also learn the value of test items that measure job application, not recall.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Data Is Powerful: Data Storytelling Makes It Effective
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Demonstrating L&D Value: Moving From the Transactional to Strategic Alignment
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Design Personal Learning Journeys at Scale for Incredible Results
    L&D programs tailored to individual needs, reinforced with practice and applied immediately for meaningful results have been the dream of L&D practitioners for years. In this session, you’ll learn how to use technologies (even with limited resources) for assessment, practice, and feedback with clever instructional design to drive application and results at scale.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Don’t Hold People Accountable; Develop Accountable People
    Most employees are dissatisfied with their organization’s performance evaluation process, and leaders are exhausted trying to impose accountability. Learn a practical approach to shifting the responsibility for real accountability from managers to employees, and discover how truly effective leaders can enable this shift.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    If You Give a Robot a Story: Humanizing AI-Generated Content
    AI is transforming how we source content, but only humans have the essential skill needed for meaningful experiences. This session explores how you can infuse AI-generated content with storytelling techniques to create truly memorable training. We'll look at a road map, tools, and strategies to bring your AI-generated content to life!
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    L&D Technology and AI. . . . Oh My! What the Research Says
    To gather fresh data on the L&D technology landscape, the speakers conducted studies on L&D technology broadly and AI in HR more specifically. These studies provide insights on LMS user satisfaction levels, critical feature and priority considerations, tech barriers and challenges, and more.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Learning in the Age of AI: When Less is More
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Lightning in a Bottle: Build High-Impact Leadership Development That Sparks Outcomes and Innovation
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Motivation Science for Learning
    We can create the best learning experiences in the world, but it won’t matter if learners aren’t motivated to learn. Learners also need to be motivated to act on that learning. In this session, learn about research-based motivation models that provide simple, often inexpensive ways to support learner autonomy and motivation.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Next Gen Work: Strategies to Develop and Retain Early Talent
    Learn how to engage, develop, and retain early talent professionals, with a focus on the emerging Gen Z workforce and what they desire from employers, while balancing the reality of today’s multigenerational workplace.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Practice and Validation: The Missing Link Between Learning and Business
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Redefine Learning with AI: Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness in Learning and Development
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Reimagining Talent Success Through 7 Holistic Dimensions
    Dive into the state of talent health worldwide by exploring a 2023 index that reveals what HR leaders are prioritizing and where they might be falling behind. In this session, the speaker will reveal the findings from this study and share the seven critical dimensions that comprise a healthy talent program.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    SkillGym: GenAi Digital Role Play for Effective Upskilling
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Stop the Chaos: Bring Teams Into Alignment With Business Storytelling
    Want to improve team building and collaboration, build trust across your organization, and ensure everyone feels seen and heard? Storytelling may be the secret to achieving your goals. Learn how a common language and framework can get your teams on the same page and transform leaders into strategic, influential, and visual communicators.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Upskilling a Future-Ready Workforce: A Skills-Based Success Story
    Ready to modernize your workforce to meet evolving market and people demands? Explore a transformative skills-based approach through upskilling, collaborative learning, and technology integrated into the flow of work to drive rapid role-specific skills development, applied learning, and continuous improvement with skills-based coaching.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Workplace Performance and Productivity
    Are you challenged with supporting learners through the myriad of emotions experienced during times of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure? Understanding the five dimensions of emotional intelligence (EI) is essential to fostering employees who are engaged and productive even in hybrid and remote work environments. Gain tools to manage and influence workplace emotions.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    What Your CEO Needs You to Know: Building Business Acumen
    Business acumen alone won’t make you, or anyone else, a great leader. But without it, you will never become one. With that in mind, join this session to learn five simple yet powerful lessons that will help you develop a big-picture mentality and return to work with a better understanding of how your company makes money and why talent development matters to your CEO.
  • 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CST
    Networking Night (Separate Registration Fee)