February 13-15 Orlando

Learning Leaders Summit

Photo of KPMG Lakehouse and Learning Leaders Summit logo

9:30 am – 5:00 pm (off-site)

A day set aside just for YOU to engage in robust dialogue and learn from and with your peers — from a variety of industries and roles. The Summit showcases innovative and outstanding initiatives from Training APEX and Training Hall of Fame organizations, as well as from others actively engaged in transforming organizational training and learning, with an eye on the future.

Plan to engage in sharing your own learning transformation stories, lessons learned, what works, what doesn’t — and activate ways to move your own initiatives forward.

Join us … register now for the Summit!

Where You’ll Be Learning …
KPMG Lakehouse opens its doors to us for an exclusive glimpse into its world-class learning and innovation center, and cultural home. Every day, Lakehouse offers up to 1000 KPMG professionals a multifaceted collaborative learning experience — an opportunity to step away from the day-to-day to focus on developing skills and building relationships.

NOTE: The Learning Leaders Summit is a pre-conference event and requires separate registration (with or without the conference); additional fee applies and includes lunch and transportation. A shuttle will load at 8:00 am at the Convention Center Porte Cochere at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort and depart at 8:15 am. Details about the shuttle will be shared via email prior to the event.

KPMG COVID POLICY APPLIES TO ALL SUMMIT REGISTRANTS: All visitors to KPMG Lakehouse must have tested negative for COVID before arrival onsite. Visitors may complete a rapid or antigen test (home tests are acceptable) 24 hours in advance, or complete a PCR test within 48 hours of arrival. 

8:00 am — Load Shuttle at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Meet to load shuttles at the Convention Center Porte Cochere (across from the Coronado Ballroom JK) at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830.

KPMG requires that all Summit attendees wear their Training 2023 Conference badge, which can be picked up at Disney's Coronado Springs on Saturday or Sunday morning starting at 7:30 am prior to boarding the shuttle.

8:15 am — Shuttle Departs

9:00 am - 9:30 am — Light Breakfast and Beverages Upon Arrival

9:30 am — Summit Kickoff and Welcome

9:45 am - 10:30 am — Session 1

Emerging Technologies That Can Disrupt Learning and Work

David Metcalf, Director of Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), UCF Institute for Simulation & Training

Cultivating Adaptive Learning Cultures for the Future of Work

Allen Partridge, Director of Learning Evangelism, Adobe; Heather Sandusky, Vice President of Training, TransparentBPO

11:00 - 12:30 pm — Session 2

In-Person Learning in a Digital World

KPMG Learning Leaders

Digital learning is more powerful than ever. So what’s the place of the in-person learning experience? KPMG learning leaders will share why they chose to invest in building KPMG Lakehouse, and guide an interactive exploration on how to make the most of live learning.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm — Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm — Session 3

Empowering Internal Career Mobility with Skill-Based Learning at Verizon

Lou Tedrick, Vice President of Global Learning & Development; Ashley Walvoord, Director of Talent Management, Verizon

Learn how Verizon’s Talent GPS helps employees identify where they are in their current career and provides a path to help them pursue new growth opportunities. Using career growth tools, employees can build their career vision, share and discuss with their managers, and create tangible goals to achieve their vision. Discover more about the skill-building learning plans that are available to all employees for the most critical skills that are in demand at Verizon. Verizon leaders also have access to tools designed to help them advocate and support their team members on their internal career journeys.

Blending Personalized Learning with Coaching at Trane Technologies

Lisa Gary, Chief Learning Officer, Trane Technologies

Custom, personalized learning and development is the best learning we can offer our employees. Technology is enabling personalized learning at an amazing pace. But how do we, as L&D leaders, ensure that employees are gaining insights into their thinking to shift their behaviors? Trane Technologies is making the investment in personalized six-month coaching engagements with certified internal coaches. Learn how Trane has built this global internal coaching practice and how you can easily implement a similar solution at your company.

“The future of learning is a near-term reality, driven by the passionate experts I met at the Learning Leaders Summit. I was surprised by the incredible diversity of thought and approaches to learning — what an amazing display of brilliance!”

— Chuck Sigmund, Sr. L&D Program Manager, Microsoft

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm — Session 4

From Training to Readiness at IBM: Elevating L&D to Future Proof the Organization

David Leaser, Senior Program Executive, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM

At a time when organizations are shifting the conversation from the “great resignation” to the “forced resignation,” L&D can take a more active role in helping organizations future-proof their workforces and identify the talent they need to nurture people from within. But this requires a shift in thinking. We must move from training to readiness — rethinking our overall strategies and what tools are needed. Learn how IBM provides C-Suite guidance and helps elevate the organization.

Building a Sensible Digital Learning Program from Scratch at Icertis

Sanjay Goel, Senior Vice President, Training Strategy and Innovation; Pooja Jaisingh, Senior Director of Digital Learning, Icertis

Learn how Icertis, a small start-up, swiftly created a digital learning program to enhance their employee, partner, and customer training experience — moving most of the training requirements from ILT to digital mode, microlearning nuggets, certification programs, and more!

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm — Session 5

In-Person Learning in a Digital World: Part 2

KPMG Learning Leaders

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm — Session 6

Connection-Making and Take-Aways

Steven Dahlberg, Conference Director; Dawn Mahoney, Conference Program Manager, Training Magazine

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm — Reception

Sponsored by Adobe

5:00 pm — Load Shuttles

“I liked that even though the Summit featured companies in direct competition, all of that was put aside to share best practices on delivering world-class experiences for our learners.”

— Mike Ford, Manager of Learning Content and Technologies, Shaw Industries

“I liked the variety of presenters. I was able to relate to my business unit and take away new ideas and tools to develop.”

— Jennifer Preuss, Assistant Director of Retail Learning & Development, Rockland Trust Bank

Space is limited. Fee: $695


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