Conference February 25–27
Expo February 25–26
Certificate Programs February 22–24
Learning Leaders Summit February 24
Innovations in Training February 27 (pm) – March 1


Sunday, February 24 
8:30 am (shuttle); 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Summit)

Hosted Off-Site at GuideWell Innovation Center
6555 Sanger Road, Orlando, FL 32827

In today’s globally connected and digitally mediated world, it is the organization’s ability to learn and unlearn — productively and generatively — at an increasingly accelerated rate that differentiates those that survive from those that don’t. In short, learning is not only on the critical path for every organization today, it is a core capability that must be nurtured and developed.

At the Learning Leaders Summit, join your peers from Training Top 125, Training Top 10 Hall of Fame, and other companies to engage in a quest to understand what we must do more, better, and differently as stewards of learning within our organizations. Develop a call to action to make the changes necessary to deliver the strategic value of learning to the organizations we serve.

Join us as we engage in six explorations that will push the boundaries of what's possible in learning and leadership:

  • The Human Side of Leadership
  • Surveying the Learning Landscape: The Strategic Value of Learning
  • Embracing the Ambidexterity in Delivery
  • Unlocking Leadership Capability: Uncovering and Developing Leaders
  • Daring to Develop People Differently
  • Turning Insights in Action: Sensemaking for Leading Learning


The Human Side of Leadership


Surveying the Learning Landscape

The Strategic Role of Learning

mary-brendaMary Kay Vona
Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

Brenda Sugrue
Global Chief Learning Officer, Ernst & Young

Be among the first to learn what insights EY’s global study uncovered about the strategic value of learning, how the learning function plays a critical role in driving business success, and how the learning function must respond to both business and workforce disruption – in effect disrupting itself.


Embracing the Ambidexterity in Delivery

A Strategic Embrace of the Classroom

Cyndi BruceCyndi Bruce
Executive Director, KPMG Business School, KPMG

KPMG believes – and continues to invest – in developing innovative digital learning. But after extensive analysis of internal and external data, and consultation with learning industry thinkers, discover why KPMG has made a bold investment in traditional classroom training by building a new Learning, Development and Innovation Center in Lake Nona, Florida.

How IBM Accelerates Engagement

Laura SolomonTheresa Cole Laura Solomon
Learning Development and Design, IBM Learning

Theresa Cole
Leadership Development Consultant, IBM Leadership Development

Learn how IBM enabled its leaders to accelerate employee engagement through an interactive online toolkit and enablement guide that incorporated video, assessment, personalized guidance, co-creation and cognitive-based microlearning. This Toolkit and Enablement Guide can provide ideas for a prototype you can develop to address your own employee engagement, as well as other organizational initiatives.


Unlocking Leadership Capability: Uncovering and Developing Leaders

Leadership … by Design

Antionette CarrollAntionette Carroll
CEO, Creative Reaction Lab

Discover how the Creative Reaction Lab's Equity-Centered Community Design framework — a unique creative problem solving process based on equity, humility-building, integrating history and healing practices, addressing power dynamics, and co-creating with the community — applies to learning and leadership.

Surfacing "Real" Leadership Networks

Steve GarciaSteve Garcia
Managing Partner, Contemporary Leadership Advisors

Did you know that more than 30% of leaders lay hidden within organizations? Find out how Organizational Network Analysis can uncover them, and why "who would make a good leader?" is perhaps the wrong question to be asking.

Daring to Develop People Differently

Extreme Teams, Committed Culture

rita-baileyRita Bailey
Founder, Up To Something

Learn why stretching your team out of their comfort zone yields performance-boosting results like none you've ever experienced. Explore the outrageous tactics that General Insulation Company CEO Frank Granara dared to take to shake up his leadership team and get them to step up their game, think big and be bold.

Leadership Isn’t for Cowards

Mike StaverMike Staver
Chief Learning Officer, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

The process and results used to drive Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to #1 in Training Magazine’s Top 125 Awards in 2018 required courage and focus. Explore the key decision-making moments that began the journey toward significant results – including how LeadingRE helped its leaders influence their followers, communicate what really matters, and execute effectively.

Wellbeing on Purpose

Jenn LeaJenn Lea
Director, Global Portfolio Management & Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Learn how J&J is fostering a human-centered, science-based approach to elevating human performance through improved wellbeing — fueled by a deep connection to personal purpose.

Turning Insights in Action: Sensemaking for Leading Learning

Leading at the Edge of Learning ...
with Your Summit Facilitators



Tony O’Driscoll
Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Lorri Freifeld
Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine

Space is limited. Additional fee required ... REGISTER NOW (includes shuttle, lunch and reception).

Plus, don’t miss the Leadership Development Track on February 25 to 27 when you also register for Training 2019.

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