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2017 Learning and Leadership Development Conference

Coaching the Workforce through a Business Evolution

September 18-20, 2017 | Chicago, IL

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For this event, the time-zone is Central Time Zone.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

11:00-2:30 PM

Registration

1:00-2:30 PM

HCI Workshop:

The EQ Leader

Workshop Facilitator:
Dr. Steven Stein, Clinical Psychologist and CEO, Multi-Health Systems (MHS)
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2:30-3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00-4:30 PM

HCI Workshop

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7:00-4:30 PM

Registration

7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30-8:50 AM

Chairman's Welcome Remarks

8:50-9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00-9:45 AM
Presenter:
David Rock, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, NeuroLeadership Institute
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Leaders are under increasing pressure to lift their performance in order to meet aggressive corporate growth goals.  And yet, many find leadership development to be too disjointed - a collection of ideas and resources that do not fit together or support one another. For many, the process has become hard to navigate and seldom yields the kind of lasting change organizations need.  

Neuroscience research provides a lens to rethink leadership development. It underscores the importance of three key principles: simplicity, mutually-reinforced content, and learning that taps into the science of memory. Join Dr. David Rock (Director, NeuroLeadership Institute) to explore a fresh strategy for defining, building and embedding leadership skills across an organization.

Participants will explore research-driven ways to:

  • Transform behavior and the culture around learning
  • Change the architecture of leadership development across an organization
  • Embed learning into the day-to-day life of employees
9:45-10:05 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:50-11:10 AM

Morning Networking Break

12:20-12:30 PM

Round Table Reflections

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30-2:05 PM
Keynote Presenter:
Barbara A. Trautlein, Ph.D., Principal and Founder, Change Catalysts, LLC
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Organizations of all shapes and sizes are feeling the pressure to find new ways to proactively lead change and to develop agile leaders and culture.  Yet, the research continues to show that 70% of change initiatives fail.  And, many of the leaders inside these organizations are struggling to find a solution to break the “change failure cycle” and build a meaningful culture.  Despite this urgent need for leadership development as part of the solution, less than half of the organizations that acknowledge this need actually have a formal process for developing high-potential talent. As a result, leaders are not equipped with the mindset and skills they need to successfully lead change and transform the culture – for the better.

In this dynamic keynote, you’ll hear about how three organizations invested in their leaders during a time of significant change and strategically combined leadership development with cultural transformation in order to produce meaningful and lasting results. As part of the session, you’ll understand the tactics they used to break the “change failure cycle” and how to apply them to your organization.

You will learn how to:

  • Contribute bottom-line value to your organization by understanding how to assess and enhance your approach to developing change leadership capacity.
  • Capitalize on real-time changes happening in your organization to accelerate learning.   
  • Coach executives and managers of high potential talent to adopt a common language and process that engages for change up, down, and across the organization. 
  • Move beyond supporting the business strategy to driving the business strategy and molding an agile, innovative culture and agile, innovative leaders.  
2:05-2:15 PM

Room Change

3:00-3:20 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:55-4:10 PM

Room Change

4:45-5:45 PM

Networking Cocktail Party - Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7:30-8:30 AM

Breakfast

8:30-8:50 AM

Chairman's Welcome Remarks

8:50-9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:45-10:05 AM

Morning Networking Break

10:05-10:45 AM
Presenter:
Trish Holliday, Ed.D., Assistant Commissioner/Chief Learning Officer, Department of Human Resources, State of Tennessee
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Research indicates that today's workforce wants the organization to provide opportunities for development. With the ever-increasing war for talent, organizational leadership must consider how they can invest in the development of their top talent in order to retain them. Identifying high potentials and distinguishing them from high performers can be a daunting task. Not all high performers are necessarily high potentials, those who are ready to take on leadership roles.

During this interactive presentation, participants will discover how to distinguish between high performers and high potentials, and how to develop a strategic development program to prepare them to assume critical leadership roles within the organization.

Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Discover how to distinguish high performers from high potentials
  • Design a strategic leadership development program tailored to the needs of high potentials
  • Build a strong succession plan to retain top talent
10:45-11:05 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:40-11:50 AM

Room Change

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch