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June 3-4, 2024 | Marriott Downtown New York, USA | In-Person

L&D Leaders USA is the leading meeting place for senior executives from across the entire Learning and Development landscape with flagship conferences in Europe, APAC, USA and Canada.

Since inception, we have cut through the hype and challenged the pioneers to educate, up-skill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic strategies, technologies and importance of the workplace of tomorrow.

Created for senior executives within:

✓ Learning & Development
✓ CLO's
✓ Leadership Development

 

✓ Training
✓ Learning Analytics
✓ Sales Enablement Training

L&D LEADERS USA

L&D LEADERS usa

2024 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Jessie Osborne

Jessie Osborne, Vice President, Global Learning and Development

AML Rightsource
Meghan McMahon Bautista

Meghan McMahon Bautista, Director, Learning and Development

PURE Insurance
Stacey L. Richter-Levy

Stacey L. Richter-Levy, Vice President, Live Learning Delivery and Strategy

Publicis
Esther Lee

Esther Lee, VP, Global Learning and Development

McCann Worldgroup
Danielle Boxx

Danielle Boxx, Vice President, Talent Development Business Partner

NBT
Sue Denning (1)

Sue Denning, Director, Global Talent Development

PVH
Larry Kravitz

Larry Kravitz, Director, Organizational Development

Henry Schein
Tessa Price

Tessa Price, Director of Learning and Development

Sweetgreen
Svetlana Yedreshteyn

Svetlana Yedreshteyn, Psy.D., Head of Talent Management, Learning & Development

Cross River
Laura F.

Laura F., Head of Leadership and Organizational Development

JetBlue
Talia Page

Talia Page, VP, Global Learning & Development

Kinesso
Dave Wilkin

Dave Wilkin, CEO and Co-founder

Ten Thousand Coffees
Kim Gacso

Kim Gacso, Head of Talent Development

Lyra Health
Jennifer Hughes

Kendall Blue, Director of Professional Talent Development

Orrick
Sonali Goel

Sonali Goel, Sr. Director, Talent and Development

Macmillan
April Moore

April Moore, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development

VNS Health
Jen Paterno

Jen Paterno, VP, Global Onboarding Experience

Dentsu
Lauri Romano

Lauri Romano, Director of Learning and Development

Bausch Health
Cheryl Franz

Cheryl Franz, Executive Director, Engagement, Talent, Organizational Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Stamford Health
Kara Dogali

Kara Dogali, Head of Learning and Development

BELIMO
D2L-2

Shana Holman, Director of Client Services and Operations

D2L
Kelly Leonard canva

Kelly Leonard, Vice President, Creative Strategy, Innovation and Business Development

Second City Works
Tisha Boyd

Tisha Boyd, Senior Director of Learning and Development

Envestnet
Leah Boston Beer

Leah Pettinari, Director, Leadership and Development,

Boston Beer
Austin Bellach NEW

Austin Bellach, Patient Care Director

Springs Rejuvination
Mark Nemeth

Mark Nemeth, Director, Leadership Development & Learning

Insulet
Maitri Malia

Maitri Malia, Director, Learning and Development

Johnson Controls
Lakisha Brooks

Lakisha Brooks, Diversity Executive, Award-Winning Talent Management Leader & Facilitator

Brooks Consultants
Janet Wise

Janet Wise, Chief Career Strategist

The Branding Room
Eileen Cooke

Eileen Cooke,Vice President, Enterprise Learning, Development & Performance

CVS

L&D LEADERS EVENT SERIES

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DAY ONE AGENDA

09:00am

Chairs Opening Remarks

Janet Wise, Chief Career Strategist, The Branding Room

09:00am

09:15am

Panel Discussion: The future of learning and development in organisational success

  • Effective collaboration with leadership to support their understanding of the role of L&D in the organisation.
  • How can organisations unlock success through learning and development?
  • Aligning learning initiatives with strategic goals
  • How can organisations work cross functionally and not in silos?
  • How can L&D impact business growth?

Moderator: 

Speakers: 

Esther Lee, VP, Global Learning and Development, McCann Worldgroup 

Meghan McMahon Bautista, Director, Learning and Development, PURE Insurance

Sue Denning, Director, Global Talent Development, PVH 

09:15am

10:00am

Presentation: Applying a marketing mindset to L&D

  • Positioning to build a culture of continuous learning using technology, social media and storytelling. 
  • Examples of strategies and tools to create awareness and credibility so L&D products and experiences is more than just design. 
  • Creating a compelling learning brand within your organisation. 

Presented by:

Sonali Goel, Sr. Director, Talent and Development, Macmillan 

10:00am

10:30am

Presentation: The role of AI in L&D

  • How is AI transforming the L&D landscape?
  • Understanding AI-powered learning platforms, what befits can they bring and what do you need to watch out for?
  • Effectively integrating AI into your existing L&D processes
  • Real life examples of successful AI adoption in L&D
10:30am

10:50am

L&D Leaders CONNECTS

10:50am

10:50am

Morning Break and Networking

10:50am

11:40am

Panel Discussion: Using technology to reinterpret traditional learning methods

  • What technology is disrupting the L&D space? Keeping up with emerging technology and how this can be integrated into your learning initiatives.
  • How can technology change non-training methods of development like coaching, mentoring, and social learning?
  • Using tech to increase human interaction between instructors, learners, and coaches, mentors, and mentees.
  • What is hype and what is here to stay? How to know what tech to invest in.

Speakers: 

Danielle Boxx, Vice President, Talent Development Business Partner, NBT 

April Moore, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development, VNS Health 

Dave Wilkin, CEO and Co-founder, Ten Thousand Coffees

Mark Nemeth, Director, Leadership Development & Learning, Insulet

11:40am

12:25am

Presentation: Storytelling and Resilience for an Improvised Future

  • In an AI-enabled world, success for human beings will be dependent on mastering the most human of skills: telling great stories and building the resilience to navigate change, problems and uncertainty. Kelly Leonard has led Second City’s creative output for three decades and his work with some of the world’s most brilliant behavioral scientists provides an evidence-based roadmap to flourishing in the workplace and beyond. 

Presented by: 

Kelly Leonard, Vice President, Creative Strategy, Innovation and Business Development, Second City Works

12:25am

12:55pm

Lunch & Networking

12:55pm

1:50pm

Panel Discussion: Turning data into insight and insight into action

  • Evidence informed strategies for working smarter not harder.
  • Collecting relevant employee data and identifying key insights that can help training initiatives and improve employee performance.
  • Sharing insights with key stakeholders to ensure buy in from the top for recommendations.
  • Understanding how to move forward in your journey into learning analytics and unlocking the full potential of employees.

Moderator: Janet Wise, Chief Career Strategist, The Branding Room

Speakers: 

Tisha Boyd, Senior Director of Learning and Development, Envestnet 

Leah Pettinari, Director, Leadership and Development, Boston Beer 

Eileen Cooke, Vice President, Enterprise Learning, Development & Performance, CVS

1:50pm

2.35pm

Presentation: Onboarding: Setting the Stage for Success

  • How can L&D departments maximise employee potential through good onboarding initiatives? 
  • Setting KPIs and measuring success rates of your onboarding programs, gathering feedback and data 
  • Ensuring employees are set up to thrive and shortening the time to their contribution. 
  • Creating personalised and virtual onboarding experiences 

Presented by:

Jen Paterno, VP, Global Onboarding Experience, Dentsu 

2.35pm

3.05pm

Panel Discussion: Breaking down barriers: Democratising learning in your organisation

  • Identifying barriers to learning within your organisation
  • The importance of leadership buy-in to support learning initiatives.
  • Providing accessible and inclusive learning opportunities
  • Managing information overload. How can L&D guide employees to effectively navigate and filter vast amounts of information that is available to them.
  • Empowering employees to take ownership of their own learning journeys.

Moderator: Lakisha Brooks, Diversity Executive, Award-Winning Talent Management Leader & Facilitator, Brooks Consultants

Speakers: 

Stacey L. Richter-Levy, Vice President, Live Learning Delivery and Strategy, Publicis 

Jessie Osborne, Vice President, Global Learning and Development, AML Rightsource 

Svetlana Yedreshteyn, Head of Talent Management and Learning & Development, Cross River 

3.05pm

3:50pm

Afternoon Break

3:50pm

4:20pm

Collaboration sessions

Attendees will have a focus area or business problem to discuss in their groups. This is an opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with your fellow attendees.

4:20pm

5.20pm

End of day wrap up, summary and closing remarks

5.20pm

5:00pm

End of Day One

5:00pm

5:20 - 6:20pm

Networking Drinks in the Exhibition Area

 

 

5:20 - 6:20pm

DAY TWO AGENDA

09:15am

Chairs Opening Remarks

09:15am

09:30am

Panel Discussion: Leadership development in the new era and beyond

  • What critical challenges do leaders of today and tomorrow face and how can they be equipped to deal with them?
  • Changing paradigms to a more human leadership style, what capabilities do future leaders need?
  • Overcoming executive leadership resistance to change and how can you and engage them in learning programmes?
  • How do you enable good leadership with a constantly changing and dispersed workforce?
  • Developing strategic capabilities, behaviours, and frameworks.

Moderator: 

Speakers : 

Larry Kravitz, Director, Organizational Development, Henry Schein 

Lauri Romano, Director of Learning and Development, Bausch Health 

Kim Gacso, Head of Talent Development, Lyra Health 

09:30am

10:15am

Presentation: Unlocking the power of social media for learning

  • Tips to increase social learning and create viral learning content
  • How to harness the power of user-generated content  
  • Tools and features to look out for in a learning platform

Presented by: 

Maitri Malia, Director, Learning and Development, Johnson Controls 

10:15am

10:45am

Presentation: Learn by doing: How AR & VR accelerate L&D Impact

  • Understanding the different types of immersive learning: augmented reality vs virtual reality 
  • Best use cases for each type of immersive learning and its benefits 
  • How to effectively incorporate AR and VR experiences into your training 
  • Successful immersive learning examples 
10:45am

11:15am

Morning Break and Networking

11:15am

11:45am

Presentation: Personalisation of Learning

  • Creating personalised learning experiences that cater for the employees individual needs and learning preferences. 
  • Leveraging learning analytics for employee development 
  • Identifying individual learning needs, creating personalised development plans and aligning with the business needs.
11:45am

12:15pm

Presentation: Building synergies between coaching and learning

  • Coaching as a powerful tool for professional growth, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
  • Building a coaching culture, training managers and leaders to become effective coaches.
  • Effective strategies to integrate coaching into your learning programs.

Presented by:

Cheryl Franz, Executive Director, Engagement, Talent, Organizational Development and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Stamford Health 

12:15pm

12:45pm

Panel Discussion: Upskilling and reskilling at scale

  • Assessing skills shortages in your organisation and predicting future skill requirements
  • Fostering a culture of continuous learning and development
  • Leveraging technology for scalable learning solutions

Moderator: Lakisha Brooks, Diversity Executive, Award-Winning Talent Management Leader & Facilitator, Brooks Consultants

Speakers: 

Kara Dogali, Head of Learning and Development, BELIMO 

Kendall Blue, Director of Professional Talent Development, Orrick 

Shana Holman, Director of Client Services and Operations, D2L

Mark Nemeth, Director, Leadership Development & Learning, Insulet

12:45pm

1:30pm

Lunch & Networking

1:30pm

2:30pm

Presentation: Driving DEI success through L&D 

  • How can L&D build inclusive mindsets and behaviours with employees? 
  • Creating a culture of learning and growth that supports and empowers individuals from all backgrounds. 
  • Embedding DEI principles throughout the learning journey 
  • Measuring the impact of DEI-focused L&D programs 
2:30pm

3:00pm

Presentation: Fostering a culture of continuous learning and development.

  • How to build a learning culture.
  • Leveraging technology and social media format to keep learners engaged.
  • Measuring effectiveness and hitting the mark.
  • We’re educators, not salespeople, right? How to use a consultative sales model to reinforce the need for continued growth. 

Presented by: 

Austin Bellach, Patient Care Director, Springs Rejuvinaton

3:00pm

3:30pm

Panel Discussion: Strategies to enhance Learning Engagement

  • What practical steps can L&D leaders to take to encourage learner engagement?
  • Can Microlearning provide a quick win for engagement?
  • Encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing through social learning activities.
  • Ensuring employees are receiving personalised learning programs.
  • The role of technology in enhancing learning engagement.
  • The importance of feedback and assessment in learner engagement.

Moderator: Janet Wise, Chief Career Strategist, The Branding Room

Speakers: 

Laura F., Head of Leadership and Organizational Development, JetBlue 

Talia Page, VP, Global Learning & Development, Kinesso 

Tessa Price, Director of Learning and Development, Sweetgreen 

3:30pm

4:15pm

End of Day Two

4:15pm
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Venue: New York Marriott Downtown

L&D Leaders USA is delighted to host our 2024 event at New York Marriott Downtown on June 3-4, 2024

How to get there:

  • Address: 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, New York, USA, 10006
  • From LaGuardia Airport: 13.5 miles
  • From JFK Airport: 22.0 miles

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