Learning Leader Town Hall Meetings


Town HallsThey’re baaaack! Our Town Halls were so successful last year, we decided to do them again. Here’s your chance to pick these learning leaders’ brains during give-and-take dialogues with members of the most successful training organizations in the world. Our Town Halls offer you the exclusive opportunity to problem solve and network with the Top 10 Hall of Famers (from organizations that appeared in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years) and your peers. So join me and these leaders to open the lines of communication, so together we can dare to make a difference!

Each Town Hall Meeting is limited to 50 participants. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, January 31


Town Hall #1: Content Curation — A Deeper Dive (8:00–9:00 am)

Candace Haynes Lou Tedrick Mike Reavis

Candace Haynes, Managing Director, L&D, Sectors & Services, PwC; Lou Tedrick, VP, Learning & Development, Verizon Wireless; Mike Reavis, Executive Director, Audit Learning and Development, KPMG LLP
Last year’s Town Hall started the conversation on content curation, but only managed to scratch the surface. This is your chance to drill down further as both organizations and learners are faced with oceans of available content.Topics for exploration include:

  • Curation governance
  • Browse vs. search
  • Liberating the learner
  • Utilizing user-generated content

Town Hall #2: L&D as Performance Consultant (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

Graham Johnston Jim Harwood Glenn Hughes

Graham Johnston, Talent Development Leader, Deloitte LLP; Jim Harwood, VP, University of Farmers, Farmers Insurance; Glenn Hughes, Senior Director, Learning & Development, KLA-Tencor Corporation
Can the Learning & Development function become a trusted advisor to business leaders? The answer is “Yes!” A look at L&D’s role as a performance consultant and how it can achieve a partnership with the business to:

  • Identify business challenges and solutions
  • Deliver on stakeholder expectations
  • Drive business impact

Town Hall #3: Leadership Development Challenges (1:45-2:45 pm)

Kristen Piersol-Stockton Laura Sandera

Kristen Piersol-Stockton, Associate Director of Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, KPMG; Laura Sandera, Enterprise Development Manager, University of Farmers, Farmers Insurance
Leading people is no easy task. And teaching people leadership skills sometimes is even more difficult. We often hear about the dearth of women in leadership roles and how 70 percent of change efforts fail. A look at how L&D can help organizations:

  • Foster gender and ethnic diversity
  • Guide change
  • Measure and track leadership development results





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