Creating Business Impact: Practical Insights on Learning Analytics and Digital Delivery Strategies

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Session Focus: Unlock how learning analytics and digital delivery strategies can drive business impact, providing practical, ready-to-use methods. Join industry experts Carlos Velazquez, Global Head of Learning Experience Platform at Caterpillar, and Kevin M. Yates, for a dynamic session that explores the fusion of a skills-first approach with cutting-edge learning analytics and impactful measurement strategies. Gain practical insights from Caterpillar and other Chicagoland talent leaders, unraveling the impact of practical training methods on human and business performance for a shared vision in the evolving corporate learning landscape.
Measuring the impact of training and learning on human and business performance can be difficult but it is possible. We are thrilled to have Kevin M. Yates, the L&D Detective™, lead an interactive impact measurement activity that solves this mystery. Working alongside Kevin, you’ll examine facts, clues, evidence, and data that reveal training and learning’s contribution to business outcomes and employee performance.
💡 Key Discussion Points:
  1. Transformation of Learning Delivery through Technology: Explore how technology shapes digital learning experiences, drawing insights from Caterpillar and leading member companies.
  2. Learning Analytics/Reports Strategies: Delve into approaches and best practices in leveraging learning analytics for inclusive employee development.
  3. Business Impact: Explore how learning analytics and digital delivery strategies can drive business impact, providing valuable insights for senior HR talent leaders.
L&D Wears Many Hats (Kona) Join us to pool best practices from diverse corporate backgrounds, contributing and learning from senior talent leaders shaping the Future of Work learning landscape.
💥 Pooling Best Practices from Diverse Corporate Backgrounds Working Agenda 11:30 - 12:15 – Networking Lunch 12:15 - 12:30 – Welcome (Dirk Tussing) 12:30 -  1:20 – Case Study: Caterpillar's Digital Learning Transformation (Carlos Velazquez) 1:30 -   3:45 – Interactive Impact Measurement Activities (Kevin M Yates) 4:00 -  4:30 – Innovative Digital Delivery Strategies (Jack Sylvester) 4:30 -   5:00 – Application Back Home and Closing Remarks 5:00 -   6:00 – Off-site Happy Hour Networking  
ELE's Chicagoland cohort for DEI, Talent, and HR Executives is a year-long learning process through face-to-face collaboration and networking with other local heads of Learning and Talent Development. Each senior leader is encouraged to bring a peer from their organization. Our quarterly cohort exchanges use the following design elements:
  1. Sharing practical case studies aligned to business needs
  2. Identifying key issues and developing insights and solutions
  3. Canvassing learning industry trends applied at ELE members’ workplace
ELE produces this Chicagoland cohort.
Carlos Velazquez
Global Head of Learning Experience PlatformCaterpillar

About Carlos Velazquez


Top-performing global Learning and Development Leader designing and executing commercial training, talent management, change management, organizational design and development strategies.

Christopher Meyers
Workday Architect - Learning ManagerCaterpillar

About Christopher Meyers


Dynamic and adaptable leader with a proven record in collaborating with diverse groups, coaching and mentoring in alignment with performance metrics, and maintaining oversight of budgetary benchmarks.

Jack Sylvester
Managing Director of Digital & Content Transformation @ ENTEVATEChicagoland Talent Leaders
Chicagoland Talent Leaders

About Jack Sylvester


Lead learning and development and learning ecosystem strategies across industries for top global brands in technology, restaurants, life sciences, consulting, aviation, and retail. I focus on people first, pairing user experience and data insights driven by curiosity and design thinking.

About Dirk Tussing


PASSIONATE COLLABORATOR with an extensive business and charity network that makes things happen.

Kevin M. Yates
Founder & President @ Meals in the MeantimeChicagoland Talent Leaders
Chicagoland Talent Leaders

About Kevin M. Yates


Known in the global Learning & Development industry as "The L&D Detective", Kevin uses facts, clues, and evidence to answer the question, "What is the impact of traning and learning?". He investigates learning's influence on performance, behavior, actions, and business goals using data as fact-based evidence. With 20+ years in the industry, Kevin's experience guides his perspective and informs his actions for measuring the impact of training, learning, and talent development.

Phil Rixstine
Lead Data ScientistCaterpillar

About Phil Rixstine


Lead data scientist in the L&D COE at Caterpillar with a passion for helping others succeed. A story that has chapters as an aircraft maintenance, COBOL programmer, customer support agreements, construction project manager, customer safety, master composter, strategic marketing, social media marketing, descriptive analytics, and business process development. Additional chapters on my hobbies of singing, cooking, and hiking.