2023 Skills-First Chicago Talent Development Conference @ Zurich Insurance

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What Got You Here Won't Get You There: Building the Workforce of the Future 💪

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Join me, Teri Hart, Ravin Jesuthasan, Adam Merrill, Richard Laible, and other thought leaders in Chicago this October for a day of truth-telling and practical wisdom to equip your workforce to thrive in an uncertain future. This skills-first talent conference is not your typical HR event with glossy platitudes. We'll deliver 15+ bold case studies showing how innovative organizations build adaptable, future-ready workforces. 🏭

Is your Team Prepared for the future?

You'll hear the cold, hard truth: yesterday's talent practices won't cut it anymore. Continuous upskilling, not outdated annual reviews, will drive growth. 📈 Data and AI must inform learning, not hunches. 🤖 Failing to reskill for the future ensures extinction. 🦖 Leave your egos at the door. 🚪 This is an eye-opening day of learning together through courageous sharing of what works now. The time for tinkering is over. Transformation demands commitment. ⏰
  • Don't miss our morning CLO/DEI Panel's "aha!" moments: 🌟 BALANCING THE NEEDS OF MANY GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE 🌟
Want a workforce with tenacity, grit, and skills to compete? Join me and dig into the human side of change. Discover proven ways to inspire your teams to own their development. 💡 Let's shape a people-first future together. 🤝 You'll walk away motivated, with clarity and a concrete action plan to build sustainable workforce advantage. 🧠 Your people deserve our best. Let's do this. 💪  

ELE Helps Upskill HR Talent Leaders--Teri Hart, CLO @ Zurich

Shweta Srivastava
Global Skills Leader @ MicrosoftMicrosoft

About Shweta Srivastava

Human resources professional with 12+ years of global experience developing and driving skilled-based talent strategies and solutions. Extensive background in Learning and Development strategies, Career Development, Competency Models, and leading enterprise-wide change management initiatives. Known for the ability to influence, collaborate and drive results.

Nick Allen
Director, HR Business PartnerCNA Insurance
CNA Insurance

About Nick Allen

Nick brings 20 years of experience as a progressive HR Leader and trusted business advisor with focus on improving business returns through positioning, developing, and leveraging human capital. His concentration has spanned from supporting the growth of high-performance teams at a local level all the way to leading the rollout of various talent development programs across the globe.

Jill Mack
VP, Professional Education Program ManagerNorthern Trust
Northern Trust

About Jill Mack

L&D professional skilled in program, project, change, and learning solutions management aimed at addressing the strategic and tactical learning and development needs of the business and clients we serve.

Anton Maletich
North America Academy Senior ManagerAlter Domus
Alter Domus

About Anton Maletich

Learning leader who motivates teams to drive employee performance and deliver results.

Michelle Cereghino
Learning and Development Business PartnerZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Michelle Cereghino

About Sean Stowers

Sean works with a wide range of customers and partners to bring together compelling learning programs and interventions for our clients and their audiences.

About Mike Vaughan

Mike Vaughan is the Chief Editor of The Thinking Effect, a website that assists Learning and Development (L&D) professionals in navigating the swift transformations occurring in AI, neuroscience, and experiential learning. Additionally, Mike is CEO of The Regis Company, a firm that offers AI-powered tools to create and deploy captivating simulations.

Marsha Love Morrow
VP, Head of Underwriting University Instructional Design and Vendor ManagementZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Marsha Love Morrow

Results-oriented Talent Executive with demonstrated success in leading a large-scale integrated talent organization. Expertise in leadership development, learning, succession and performance management.

Megan Joecks
Vice President Talent ManagementCharter Manufacturing
Charter Manufacturing

About Megan Joecks

Driving results by maximizing individual and team potential motivates me. Asking questions and actually listening excites me. Solving problems inspires me. Leading change through people strengthens me. An organization's talent is its secret sauce. I'm committed to ensuring the right talent is in the right roles at the right time through effective talent management.

Diego Frausto
Enterprise Accounts ExecutiveUdemy

About Diego Frausto

Passionate about Learning, Talent Development and helping Fortune 1000 succeed when it comes to Gen-Z and Millennial talent pipelines

Teri Hart
VP, Head of Learning and DevelopmentZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Teri Hart

Teri is head of Learning & Development for Zurich North America. Teri has over 25 years’ experience in the Learning and Development space having served in learning leadership roles at Discover, McKinsey, and GE Healthcare. Teri has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and an MSEd in Instructional Technology from Indiana University.

About Dirk Tussing

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

About Alex Draper

I am passionate and committed to building human-centric workplaces through people-first leadership. In 2015 I founded DX Learning after seeing a gap in the marketplace for effective people-first leadership training. DX is a partner in progressive leadership training that taps into the powerful combination of behavioral psychology and experiential learning, to expose and eliminate bad leadership and prepare leaders to put people first.

Sharon Grace
Senior VP, Performance ConsultantNorthern Trust
Northern Trust

About Sharon Grace

Julian Malnak
Director, Global Learning & DevelopmentGoodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

About Julian Malnak

Experienced talent and learning leader focused on driving business results and enabling culture through talent and leadership development

Geovanny Andino
VP, Head of Workforce DevelopmentZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Geovanny Andino

Skilled communicator who promotes talent development, continuous improvement, and innovation within a fluid team of professionals.

Janice Simmons
VP & Chief Culture and Learning OfficerFroedtert Health
Froedtert Health

About Janice Simmons

Janice is a business executive with a focus on Talent Strategy and Talent Management; Leadership Development; Change Management; Organization Development, and Culture Change.

Melissa Versino
VP, Head of Leadership DevelopmentZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Melissa Versino

Experienced Assistant Vice President with demonstrated success in various roles across the insurance industry. Leverages synergistic leadership to create an impactful and inspirational environment.

About Denise Banks

Denise is a senior level HR professional who through partnership with business leaders creates and implements HR strategies in support of business initiatives. Her career has included responsibility for HR strategies, policies and programs in a range of environments including financial and professional services, corporate functional units, operating business units and manufacturing facilities.

Cristi Burrill
Organizational & Talent Development LeadOshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation

About Cristi Burrill

Daryl Fleary
xSr. Account Manager at Intrepid by VitalSourceGlobal Talent Leaders
Global Talent Leaders

About Daryl Fleary

Experienced Unit Manager, Product Manager, and Project Manager specializing in instruction and performance support solutions with Intrepid. As a frequent presenter in online webinars and at learning conferences, including Learning Solutions, DevLearn, and TechKnowledge, I enjoy sharing my deep financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, utilities, and federal and state governments industry experience.

Lisa Mendoza
Sr. Consultant, HR Enterprise L&DNorthern Trust
Northern Trust

About Lisa Mendoza

As a learning and development professional, I am passionate about creating programs and opportunities to help people excel in their roles. From senior leaders to front-line staff at all stages of the employee lifecycle, I lead the development and delivery of engaging learning solutions.

Marcello Rinaldi
Global Learning DirectorAbbVie

About Marcello Rinaldi

Truly multi-cultural: I speak English - Spanish - Italian. I've worked and lived in 4 countries, worked with more than 40. CURIOSITY is the keyword that best defines who I am and what I deliver. I am a CONNECTOR . I connect people and ideas.

Brady Bair
Talent & Leadership DevelopmentCNA Insurance
CNA Insurance

About Brady Bair

Strategic HR professional with extensive experience in aligning business strategy with peoples’ talents and passions. Passionate about creating and implementing people strategy and leadership development. Focused on aligning people and technology to drive organizational impact and cultural change.

Ravin Jesuthasan
Sr. Partner and Global Leader for Transformation ServicesMercer

About Ravin Jesuthasan

I am a recognized global thought leader, futurist and author on the future of work, automation and human capital. I have led numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including its ground-breaking studies; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society, Creating a Shared Vision for Talent in the 4th Industrial Revolution and HR 4.0.

Joe Garnett
VP, Head of Executive Leadership Development - US National AccountsZurich North America
Zurich North America

About Joe Garnett

About Richard Laible

Richard Laible has over 20 years of experience engaging and delighting attendees as host and moderator for hundreds of corporate & association meetings of all sizes around the globe and across many different segments – technology, healthcare, automotive, financial, etc.

Adam Merrill
Executive VP, Market and Customer IntelligenceFranklinCovey

About Adam Merrill

Adam has over 30 years of experience in the learning industry—guiding innovative product development teams and creating award-winning solutions—and has a highly-tuned perspective on the industry and what it takes to win. He has also been deeply involved in the digital transformation of FranklinCovey’s business and offerings. His current focus is on identifying strategic opportunities for increased growth and client impact among the continually evolving trends, technologies, and customer needs that are shaping the learning industry for the future.

Kelly Wojda
Vice President, Global Learning & DevelopmentCaterpillar

About Kelly Wojda

As a Fortune 100 Learning & Development executive, I focus on the future of work, managing change, leadership development, high-performing teams, effective employee listening, digital learning, and skill building through technology. My curiosity about people and interest in learning go way back. They led me to a wide range of career experiences, and exposure to multiple cultures.

Loren Sanders
Sr. Manager Enterprise Learning, Development and PerformanceCVS Caremark
CVS Caremark

About Loren Sanders

Loren Sanders is an adjunct faculty member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, teaching Organizational Communications and Strategic Talent Management. She helps non-HR people understand how HR and business can integrate to create sustained organizational success.

Jeremy Norman
Lead Specialist PDOECME Group
CME Group

About Jeremy Norman

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professional with extensive experience designing programs that establish inclusive environments and foster a safer and productive culture while promoting DEI goals. Strategic changemaker uniting the corporate mindset with DEI, leading improvement to organizational structures and augmenting employee satisfaction and integration. Lifelong mentor continuously performing in leadership roles on teams to empower personnel and drive the achievement of personal and professional goals.