2012 Learning and Leadership Development Conference


AMA Enterprise, a specialized division of the American Management Association International, partners with corporations and government agencies to transform talent, fuel innovation, and build cultures of  high performance. And it’s backed by the resources, reputation and thought leadership of the American Management Association (AMA).

AMA Enterprise partners with you to:

  1. Isolate Business Challenges
  2. Identify Talent
  3. Design Solutions
  4. Launch Programs
  5. Make an Impact
  6. Calculate Success

Companies worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development.


CorpU is transforming talent development for the 21st Century through research, advice, and education.  The company’s social-learning platform, CorpU Academy, is a powerful new way to connect people to solve complex business problems, generate and spread ideas, teach and learn, and capture and share knowledge.  Virtual Learning Communities integrate social media, web 2.0, cloud computing, and mobile technologies to seamlessly connect employees anytime, from anywhere, and on any device.Visit www.corpu.com to learn more.

For over 40 years, DDI has helped the most successful companies around the world close the gap between where their businesses need to go and the talent required to take them there.

Our areas of expertise span every level, from individual contributors to the executive suite:

  • Success Profile Management
  • Selection & Assessment
  • Leadership & Workforce Development
  • Succession Management
  • Performance Management

DDI’s comprehensive, yet practical approach to talent management starts by ensuring a close connection of our solutions to your business strategies, and ends only when we produce the results you require.

You’ll find that DDI is an essential partner wherever you are on your journey to building extraordinary talent. Visit www.ddiworld.com to learn more.

Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions, we help you align your organization and people; developing, engaging and rewarding them to achieve business success.

The NeuroLeadership Group is a global human performance consultancy, drawing from the latest findings in neuroscience. We enable individuals to enhance their effectiveness by understanding the brain, help leaders improve the quality of their conversations, train and certify executive and personal coaches, and partner with organizations to drive performance.

Our work is based on five insights about human functioning:

  • Human interactions can be significantly more effective than they currently are
  • Educating people about the brain increases workplace engagement and productivity
  • Human change occurs most easily through modelling best practice
  • Attention is the active ingredient in individual and organizational change
  • Learning and change requires ongoing attention rather than one-off interventions

These beliefs have emerged from 16 years of research and development primarily driven by Dr David Rock who coined the term NeuroLeadership in 2006, and in 2007 co-founded the global research organization, the NeuroLeadership Institute.

Oracle Human Capital Management enables organizations to modernize HR with an engaging and mobile portfolio of talent-centric, collaborative and insightful solutions.


Oracle HCM Cloud provides end-to-end talent management and human resources to enable HR leaders to find, develop and retain key talent. It delivers insight with enterprise-wide KPIs, embedded decision making tools, and predictive analytics. Oracle HCM is socially enabled to support the modern work world of open communication and collaboration. The user experience is simple and modern to increase HR process adoption and service delivery.  Oracle HCM Cloud helps HR leaders streamline global processes, comply locally and quickly adapt to organizational and legislative changes.

Oracle's global, web-based, application platform is designed for organizations of every size, industry, and region. Oracle Human Capital Management has been the HCM solution of choice for over 20 years and has 18,000 customers in over 140 countries; 6,000 of whom are in the cloud.

To learn more please visit: http://wwww.oracle.com/hcm

SocialCast, Diamond Underwriters

Socialcast by VMware is the enterprise social platform that connects people to the knowledge, ideas, and resources they need to work smarter. Socialcast unifies communication and collaboration across the organization into one streamlined flow of work by integrating a robust social layer within the business applications and systems people use every day. Sign up for free at www.socialcast.com/free50

SAP SuccessFactors provides more than 4,000 customers – from large, multi-billion-dollar enterprises to modest start-ups across 60 industries in nearly 180 countries – with innovative, flexible, cloud-based HR, analytics, and business intelligence software. The SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite enables companies to optimize their workforces of today while preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow.

With more than 30 years of experience, SAP SuccessFactors creates software the helps organizations automate the collection of HR and non-HR data, simplify operations, improve decision making, better manage workforce-related risks, access and leverage talent insights, and improve business agility and results.


Critical thinking counts. As part of the world’s largest learning services company, TalentLens, a Pearson business, can help you assess, develop, and leverage better critical thinking and decision making at every level in your organization. Thought-based organizations innovate, find cost savings, think ahead, and develop strategies that last. Learn about our critical thinking programs & research at www.ThinkWatson.com and all Pearson talent assessments at www.TalentLens.com.

Vistage is the world’s leading peer advisory company.  We’ve been helping business leaders harness the value of professionally facilitated peer advisory groups since 1957.  Our leadership community includes 15,000 members, over 1,000 world-class speakers, and more than 700 Vistage Chairs (professional facilitators) across 15 countries - all of whom contribute to enhancing the lives and increasing the effectiveness of CEOs and business leaders around the world. 


AchieveGlobal helps organizations translate business strategies into results by developing the performance of their people.  Across industries and in 40 countries around the world, our clients rely on AchieveGlobal’s skills training and consulting expertise in leadership development, customer service and sales effectiveness.


By implementing research-based learning solutions, AchieveGlobal empowers clients to successfully develop leaders and acquire, grow and retain profitable customer relationships.  Our clients succeed due to our continued commitment to original research, yielding important strategic information about customer needs and business trends, as well as measurable results, the primary goal of skills training.


The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

At IE Business School, we view Executive Education as a way for managers, directors and company leaders to update skills, learn the latest trends and practices and to network with experts and other managers. Executive Education addresses key issues being faced by executives. Our aim, therefore, is to renew Executives’ global vision, competitive edge, efficiency, commitment, entrepreneurial spirit, and even their motivation, within a globally recognized institution, reinforcing their international perspectives. The programs we develop are designed to transfer knowledge directly from the classroom to the workplace, resulting in a measurable impact on the company.

IE Business School is considered one of Europe’s leading business schools by Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek.

Lee Hecht Harrison helps companies simplify the complexity associated with transforming their leadership and workforce so they can accelerate results, with less risk. We do this by helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition into new jobs. As the world’s leading integrated Talent Development and Transition company, we have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry leading technology and analytics to provide insights and develop tailored solutions to critical talent and workforce initiatives, and execute them quickly and consistently, reducing brand and operational risk. 

Project Management Leadership Group, Platinum Underwriters

Project Management Leadership Group, Inc. (PMLG) is a leading management consulting and training organization, with 100% focus on the successful implementation of management processes and project management within our client organizations. We have coached and trained thousands of project managers and executives.

PMLG is a leader in project management training and support and our Certified Project Manager Program is rapidly becoming accepted as the standard for major corporations internationally. PMLG originated in Los Angeles, California in 1990 as SAGE Consulting and in 1998, became Project Management Leadership Group, Inc.

Founded by Bill Stewart, a pioneer of the project office concept and 30-year project management veteran, PMLG is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices throughout the U.S. and internationally.. PMLG is a PMI Global Charter Registered Education Provider and is IACET approved.  

Right Management® is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup®. We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers. We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.


Experience a new way of learning through the innovative online experience at Ashford University.  Earn the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree you’ve always wanted because achievement belongs to all of us. The Ashford University experience provides relevant and engaging curricula, modern digital tools, a vibrant learning community, and cherished tradition. Your education initiatives and career succession plan can be fulfilled through Ashford’s national partnership program. Your organization’s goals, opportunities, and needs enable Ashford to tailor its offerings to meet your unique objectives. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).


Bluepoint Leadership delivers some of the finest leadership development and coach training in the world. We work with organizations of all shapes and sizes, at all levels, to build better leaders—leaders who will have an impact today and build a talent pipeline for tomorrow. Bluepoint-trained leaders have a distinct competitive advantage. They are highly-skilled coaches, communicators and innovators who see every conversation, every team meeting and every presentation as an opportunity to create extraordinary alignment, engagement and commitment. 

We believe that leadership development should be a career-long endeavor. People at all organizational levels can significantly enhance their leadership effectiveness through the study of advanced leadership concepts, direct feedback, intense learning experiences, accountability-based leadership coaching, and personal reflection. Using a blended learning approach, we educate, train and coach leaders to use their natural talents to dramatically accelerate their personal and professional development.

Our programs include a wide range of onsite and online leadership development workshops, a range of express programs (90 minutes) that can be led by internal leaders, and a fully customized, instructional and graphic design service which allows you to build a program to meet your specific needs.

For more details and complimentary resources visit www.bluepointleadership.com  


Coach Training Alliance (CTA) provides certification and training programs for individuals focused on developing and leveraging human capital.   CTA trains participants to coach others within the context of organizational development.  Our courses help organizations understand “why”, “when” and “how” coaching skills can be used to develop employees and consistently strengthen the organization from within.

Human Capital Coaching programs are ideal for emerging leadership, internal business partners and OD professionals.  Programs are available for individuals, departments and enterprise solutions seeking to leverage front line managers as coach. 

CTA is based in Boulder, CO.  We have trained thousands of coaches in over 14 countries.   Each course is condensed into a streamlined, step-by-step process that can be immediately implemented.  Our Certified Coach Program was one of the very first to receive the approval of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and we are pre-approved by HRCI for strategic business credits.


EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) provides premium learning content mapped to core competencies and learning goals including executive summaries of business books from Business Book Summaries™ (BBS) and the latest thinking topics from business periodicals via EBSCO’s Learning Centers™. EBSCO’s learning resources enable instructors to quickly find quality resources that they may not have had access to or the time to check and allow employees to review the most important information from these sources without losing valuable time. EBSCO also provides reports for learning professionals supporting the needs of corporate learning executives and staff by providing evolving corporate learning methods and technologies.

Enspire offers transformative leadership development programs to managers, directors, and executives. More than 100 organizations around the world use Enspire's competitive, team-based simulation programs to develop their current and future leaders and managers. Our leadership programs are deployed in the classroom or virtually and address leadership development needs from high-potential front-line managers to the executive level. Using competitive simulations and highly experienced facilitators our programs teach managerial competencies such as effective team management and financial acumen.

Fierce is a global leadership development and training company that transforms the way companies communicate and connect with their employees and their customers. We partner with our clients to build conversational skills that result in high levels of candor, engagement, innovation, cross-boundary collaboration, and accountability at all levels within the organization.


GoAnimate is the world’s #1 do-it-yourself animated video website.

GoAnimate for Business is rapidly increasing in popularity among companies who wish to increase the amount of video used in their training and communications, without adversely impacting their budget.

Using our platform, businesses create and publish an unlimited number of videos, for one low monthly fee.

The video production tools are robust and powerful, but operated with simple drag & drop controls.  Lip-sync is a snap, so both dialogue and voiceover based styles are well supported.  The built-in publishing tools make it easy to import video into a training module, post to your blog or intranet, or share on a video network.

Interaction Associates is a 45-year innovator helping global organizations practice conscious collaboration and achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI — Return on Involvement — where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business results. We develop  leaders at all levels and focus on building proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and  self-awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, our services include organization-wide consulting and learning solutions. For more info: www.interactionassociates.com

Formed in 1995, the International Coach Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 22,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. Coaching is a distinct service and differs greatly from therapy, consulting, mentoring, or training. ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. For more information, please visit our website at www.coachfederation.org.


Maestro eLearning, Gold Underwriters

Maestro was founded to challenge the boundaries of online corporate training and business support and to set a new standard for such efforts. As a learning company, Maestro helps others achieve meaningful improvements in communications, training/development and sales enablement by employing analysis-driven strategies delivered through online, mobile and blended-learning technologies. Every day people use the learning/enablement products and tools Maestro creates to become better at what they do.  Although Maestro is a company of individuals, our employees share a single vision about safeguarding the kind of environment that makes work challenging, fun and fulfilling.


MasteryWorks, Gold Underwriters

For over 30 years, MasteryWorks has been a pioneer and leader in the career development field.  Career development planning is a key focus for successful organizations to address the challenges of retaining and engaging key employees, and MasteryWorks’ solutions have proven highly successful in tackling these challenges.  We customize and integrate career resources to help organizations align talent with the needs of the business; help leaders and managers engage, develop and retain their people; and empower employees to take charge of their careers.  Our solutions create the foundation for impactful "career conversations" centered at increased contribution, performance, and career fit.


A leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments for more than 30 years, MHS serves clients in corporate, educational, clinical, public safety, government, and research settings. MHS has grown to become an international company with products sold in more than 75 countries and translated into over 50 languages. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, an optimal user experience, and creating digitally and globally driven products. 

For two decades, Peoplesmith Global, Inc., has accelerated talent development by coaching individuals and teams in the performance technologies of emotional intelligence and behavioral finance.   We partner with clients to develop human capital into measurable, financial capital by transforming managers of process into leaders of people; our mission is soft skills for hard results.  Working with the Global 500, entrepreneurial ventures and wealth advisory firms, we understand that in today's complex and dynamic global markets, talent needs to align with business strategy to move the organization from a Working Strategy for bottom line impact and a Winning Strategy.  Our team of seasoned executive coaches are culled from diverse industries, geographies and cultures and can be managed for firm-wide programs or individual engagements under a consistent protocol to accelerate real-time leadership impact and influence.

Companies with strong, well-aligned cultures are six-times more successful than their competitors – Jim Collins, Good to Great

RoundPegg helps companies align their culture to drive business performance. 

Taking a quantitative approach, RoundPegg identifies your company’s unique culture, the various sub-cultures and the values that are causing conflict.  Once the baseline has been completed you have access to tools that help align the culture over time by hiring for culture fit, developing incumbents and engaging your employees.

For the first time you can track your companies alignment and understand the relationship to the bottom line. 

TELL ME MORE, Gold Underwriters

TELL ME MORE is a world leader in language learning solutions, now in its 25th year.  With offices in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and China, TELL ME MORE supports over 8 million learners globally and is an integral part of professional development for employees who would like to learn a language or improve their English skills. Focusing on full immersion, TELL ME MORE learners will engage in real-life conversations with advanced speech recognition technology as well as learn vocabulary, grammar and culture. Training managers receive full training, support and tracking tools for effective program management. 

The Leadership Challenge, Gold Underwriters

The Leadership Challenge is an intensive training program that has served as a catalyst for profound transformation and extraordinary achievement. The Leadership Challenge offers an array of tools and options that can be customized to suit the needs of leaders and organizations. At the heart of the program is the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)– a powerful 360 assessment for leaders to learn about their leadership effectiveness from colleagues and employees. The LPI can be used within a Leadership Challenge Workshop, or as a stand-alone skills assessment. Free trial assessment to attendees of this conference. For more information visit www.leadershipchallenge.com


Thunderbird School of Global Management is the #1 ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills, and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities, and the world. Thunderbird Executive Education offers a flexible portfolio of custom, open enrollment, and online programs. Improve your leadership skills, understand global markets, and learn from world-renowned faculty. Our worldwide presence allows Thunderbird to deliver programs when and where you need them.

The PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education is designed to prepare the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and other senior-level executives for success as learning and talent development leaders. The program provides a rigorous academic environment where members build the skills necessary to ensure successful learning initiatives that will align with the organization’s strategy.


Please visit us at pennclo.com.

The University of Phoenix Workforce Solutions team offers higher education solutions to organizations desiring a more highly skilled and knowledge-driven workforce. We enhance business performance by preparing employees with relevant, industry-aligned knowledge taught by highly-credentialed practitioner faculty. Our degree programs and professional development courses include personalized learning and support tools to help your employees succeed and are accessible at over 100 campuses and learning centers as well as via an adaptive online learning platform. We offer solutions to help streamline your tuition assistance process, attract top talent and meet your workforce development goals. Contact us today.