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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
Lakisha Brooks

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

Brooks Consultants
Brando Ramos

Brando Ramos, Manager Learning & Development

L’OCCITANE Group
Eileen Cooke

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

CVS
Larry Kravitz

Larry Kravitz, Director, Organizational Development

Henry Schein
Story IQ Speaker - Diedre

Diedre Downing, Chief Learning Officer

StoryIQ
Laura F.

Laura F., Head of Leadership and Organizational Development

JetBlue
Kimberley Manifest Yourself

Kimberly Brown, Founder

Manifest Yourself
Svetlana Yedreshteyn

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

Cross River
Tisha Boyd

Tisha Boyd, Senior Director of Learning and Development

Envestnet
Dave Wilkin

Dave Wilkin, CEO and Co-founder

Ten Thousand Coffees
Talia Page

Talia Page, VP, Global Learning & Development

Kinesso
Kim Gasco

Kim Gacso, VP, Leadership & Organizational Development

Availity
Jennifer Hughes

Kendall Blue, Director of Professional Talent Development

Orrick
Sonali Goel

Sonali Goel, Sr. Director, Talent and Development

Macmillan
Dan - SEI

Dan Marsella, VP, Enterprise Partnerships

Strategic Education INC.
Jen Paterno

Jen Paterno, VP, Global Onboarding Experience

Dentsu
Kelly Leonard canva

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

Second City Works
Danielle Boxx

Danielle Boxx, Vice President, Talent Development Business Partner

NBT
Kara Dogali

Kara Dogali, Head of Learning and Development

BELIMO
Stacey L. Richter-Levy

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

Publicis
Hugh Lawson - Clear Concept

Hugh Lawson, Speaker and Director of Client Development

Clear Concept Inc.
Maitri Malia

Maitri Malia, Director, Learning and Development

Johnson Controls
Leah Boston Beer

Leah Pettinari, Director, Leadership and Development,

Boston Beer
Mark Nemeth

Mark Nemeth, Director, Leadership Development & Learning

Insulet
Sue Denning (1)

Sue Denning, Senior Director, Global Talent Development

PVH
Meghan McMahon Bautista

Meghan McMahon Bautista, Director, Learning and Development

PURE Insurance
April Moore

April Moore, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Learning and Development

VNS Health
Janet Wise

Janet Wise, Chief Career Strategist

The Branding Room
(LineZero)

Mihae Ahn, VP Marketing

LineZero
Dominique Mas

Dominique Mas, CEO

Group Coaching HQ
HONE speaker

Savina Perez, Co-founder and Chief People Officer

Hone
Kathleen - D2L

Kathleen Carr, Senior Product Management Director

D2L
Cynthia Stuckey - EZRA

Cynthia Stuckey, Senior Vice President

EZRA
Cheryl Franz

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

Stamford Health
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Synthesia

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Head of Global Accounts, US

Synthesia

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: Kimberly Brown, Founder, Manifest Yourself

Speakers: 

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

Sue Denning, Senior Director, Global Talent Development, PVH 

Brando Ramos, Learning and Development Manager, L’OCCITANE Group

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

L&D Leaders CONNECTS

10:30am

10:50am

Morning Break and Networking

10:50am

11:20am

Presentation: How does a learning team of one create, localize, and keep 100s of videos up to date?

In today's fast-paced digital world, L&D needs fresh communication and content-sharing methods. Traditional ways quickly become dull and outdated. But how can a single-person team efficiently produce, localize, and keep hundreds of training videos up to date? Enter Generative AI and AI avatars, changing how we create and deliver corporate and instructional content. This session will explore these technologies that allow L&D to craft engaging, personalized content efficiently and cost-effectively, making video updates easy, whether you’re a solo instructional designer or a small L&D team. 

 Join us for an insightful discussion where you'll learn how to:

  • Leverage generative AI and AI avatars: Learn how cutting-edge technologies can revolutionize the creation and delivery of corporate and instructional video content.
  • Simplify Video Maintenance: Gain insights into how these technologies can simplify the process of keeping video content up to date.
  • Scale: Gain practical strategies tailored for solo instructional designers and small L&D teams to efficiently scale video production capabilities.

Presented by:

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Head of Global Accounts, US, Synthesia

11:20am

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.

Moderator: Kimberly Brown, Founder, Manifest Yourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Afternoon Break and Networking

3:05pm

3:35pm

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.

3:35pm

4.35pm

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 

Savina Perez, Co-founder and Chief People Officer, Hone

4.35pm

5.20pm

End of day wrap up, summary and closing remarks

5.20pm

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: Dominique Mas, CEO, Group Coaching HQ

Speakers : 

Larry Kravitz, Director, Organizational Development, Henry Schein 

Kim Gacso, VP, Leadership & Organizational Development, Availity

Brando Ramos, Learning and Development Manager, L’OCCITANE Group

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

Morning Break and Networking

10:45am

11:15am

Presentation: Protecting time for what matters most

As a busy L&D professional, you juggle endless requests and opportunities. It’s natural to feel spread thin. But there is a better way. There are two key productivity strategies that the world’s most productive people leverage every day: focus and routines. You’ll learn why multitasking doesn’t work, and how to protect your focus in a fast-paced environment that demands quick responses. You’ll also learn how to protect time for your core priorities before your calendar is consumed with incoming requests. This session will give you the reset you’ve been craving – the one that will help you make the true impact you have within you.

 

Presented by:

Hugh Lawson, Speaker and Director of Client Development, Clear Concept Inc.

11:15am

11:30am

Presentation: Don’t expect your data to do the talking

  • Illustrate the amount of work it takes to interpret common data visualizations and trends often found in reports.
  • Use the 5Ds (Define, Draft, Display, De-Clutter, and Direct) framework to immediately improve communication with data.
  • Transform your ability to speak about data and insights with leadership, clients, and colleagues.

 

Presented by:

Diedre Downing, Chief Learning Officer, StoryIQ

11:30am

11:45am

Presentation: Visible Pathways, Visible Impact: Building a Culture for Upskilling, Reskilling, and Innovation

  • The strategic importance of L&D for upskilling and reskilling. 
  • The need for employee awareness and accessibility of learning opportunities. 
  • The crucial alignment between individual learning goals and company objectives. 
  • The impact of L&D on retention, growth, and business success. 
  • The call to action for a collaborative exploration of innovative L&D approaches.

 

Presented by:

Dan Marsella, VP, Enterprise Partnerships, Strategic Education INC

11:45am

12:15pm

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 

Mark Nemeth, Director, Leadership Development & Learning, Insulet

Kathleen Carr, Senior Product Management Director, D2L

12:15pm

1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm

2:00pm

Presentation: Development vs. Distraction

Discover five factors, underpinned by behavioral science, that combine to create individualized development experiences that drive impact - for the likes of Microsoft, Unilever, Accenture and more.

 

Presented by:

Cynthia Stuckey, Senior Vice President, EZRA

2:00pm

2:30pm

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 

2:30pm

3:00pm

Afternoon Break and Networking

3:00pm

3:30pm

Presentation: Hyper-adaptive leadership development – building L&D when everything is in flux

  • Big contextual changes don’t have to trigger constant program redesign.
  • Focus on skills leaders need to navigate change.
  • A practical approach to building content for longevity and meaningful impact.
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Presented by: 

Laura Fisher, Head of Leadership and Organizational Development, JetBlue

3:30pm

4:00pm

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 Fisher, Head of Leadership and Organizational Development, JetBlue 

Talia Page, VP, Global Learning & Development, Kinesso 

Mihae Ahn, VP Marketing, LineZero

4:00pm

4:45pm

End of Day Two

4:45pm
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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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