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How AI is Changing the L&D Landscape | CLO Dinner with ELB (Wildfire, Oak Brook)

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ELB/ELE Chicago AI CLO Dinner open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Wildfire, Oak Brook, IL

To share and learn with your peer group, this two-dimensional informal collaborative experience is to get fresh ideas on creative best practices for solving top-of-mind talent development issues while enjoying dinner with great wine. Session Focus: Panel discussion on Generative AI and how it reshapes Learning and Development. ELE Chicago Meetup Arlington Heights with Teri Hart   AGENDA:
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking Session
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Dinner and Panel
Join us on April 4th for a groundbreaking Chicago CLO Networking Event at Wildfire, Oak Brook, featuring a panel discussion with industry luminaries Rob Lauber, former CLO of McDonald’s and Yum! Brands, and Josh Penzell, VP of AI Solutions at ELB Learning. This dynamic session will dive into the transformative impact of Generative AI on Learning and Development, exploring cutting-edge content creation strategies, AI integration in L&D, and how these innovations are shaping the future of corporate training and employee development. Engage in thought-provoking dialogue on leadership development, the importance of soft skills in the digital age, and the shift towards skills-based learning initiatives. Discover how AI-powered personalized learning opportunities can significantly enhance learning experiences and organizational outcomes. On April 3rd, while Josh is here, schedule a 1-on-1 AI Consultation (location of your choice) with Josh and Kevin. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow CLOs, gain valuable insights, and explore actionable strategies to navigate the evolving landscape of L&D.
Rob Lauber
xSVP, Chief Learning Officer @ McDonald'sMcDonald's Corporation
McDonald's Corporation

About Rob Lauber

From 2000 until 2020, Rob was the Chief Learning Officer at Cingular Wireless, Yum! Brands, Inc and McDonald’s Corporation - leading significant transformation at each. Rob has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies, and global learning. He was recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year. Today, he runs XLO Global LLC and works with enterprises looking to transform L&D, as well as start-ups looking to innovate L&D practices.

Marcie Stern
Senior Director, Learning and Organizational DevelopmentAlzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association

About Marcie Stern

Forward-thinking, goal-driven learning, leadership and talent development professional with a passion for inspiring leaders to embrace their talents, take risks, and contribute meaningfully. Specialize in leadership development, facilitation, and coaching. Experienced in collaborating with business leaders and stakeholders to translate business goals into learning solutions that drive results. Currently, Director, Learning & Organizational Development at the Alzheimer's Association with past roles in the healthcare and insurance industries.

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.

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.

Wendy Greeson
Principal Consultant @ Amplify Your TalentGlobal Talent Leaders
Global Talent Leaders

About Wendy Greeson

Award-winning professional with demonstrated success in Talent Management, Learning, and Leadership Development. Consistently recruited to lead in newly created roles, generating transformational results impacting individuals, teams, and organizations.

Newt Moore
People Enablement, Business/Digital Transformation ExpertGlobal Talent Leaders
Global Talent Leaders

About Newt Moore

Newt's interest is in positive psychology focusing on skill acquisition and expertise development. His research includes building computer simulations to assess the advanced thinking skills of technical personnel. Lately, Newt has been involved in the expertise building of engineers, software developers, and IT professionals. This journey has exposed Newt to the advent of skill inventories, skill identification, and emerging skill sensing. Because of this, Newt has learned job deconstruction, task analysis to discover skills.

About Dirk Tussing

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

Tracey Wik
Business Strategist @ Harrison Assessments Int'lGlobal Talent Leaders
Global Talent Leaders

About Tracey Wik

Tracey Wik is a talent futurist who is on a mission to have each and every person working to Love Sunday Nights.

Steve Lange
Principal ConsultantExplorance

About Steve Lange

Steve has 23+ years of experience in TL&D and Performance Consulting. His professional and educational background consists of knowledge in the areas of Instructional Design, Performance Consulting, Measurement & Evaluation, Project Management, and Facilitation. Currently Steve provides expertise and insight for organizations to strategically and consistently measure, evaluate, and manage their people and talent programs.

Brian Steinbauer
Lead Instructional DesignerCDW

About Brian Steinbauer

Seasoned learning and development professional with 25 years of experience bringing innovative learning and performance solutions to address business needs and support organizational initiatives. Sought out for expertise in getting the most out of legacy systems and leveraging best in class solutions in the design and development of learning for the classroom, online and performance support for maximum business impact. Brings confidence and curiosity in conversations with all levels of an organization to understand needs and provide perspectives.

Peter Hogaboam
Director of Technical Learning and CommunicationsCNA Insurance
CNA Insurance

About Peter Hogaboam

I love helping people adapt and learn. Why do I love this? Learning and changing builds people's ideas, capabilities, and energy. As a consultant, I help organizations with learning solutions that keep their people informed, increase their abilities, and (hopefully) build excitement for whatever challenges they are facing.

Kevin Adams
Strategic Enterprise DirectorELB Learning
ELB Learning

About Kevin Adams

Experienced sales executive with over 20 years of extensive sales, sales management, and consulting experience that spans across organizations from pre-IPO to Fortune 100.

Josh Penzell
VP of AI SolutionsELB Learning
ELB Learning

About Josh Penzell

With over 15 years of experience in coaching sales teams, developing global strategy, leading cross-functional teams, and facilitating organizational innovation, I am a Head Consultant who uses the power of Metaphor and the language of Theater to solve big business problems, especially in the age of Generative AI. I call this approach TheaterThink, because it leverages my theater career to deliver value and results in diverse and complex situations.