2024 Skills-First Milwaukee Talent Development Conference @ GE HealthCare

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SUSTAINABLE CHANGE READINESS Next Practices for Engaging and Growing Talent.

Join us for the 14th Annual Exchange that brings together 100 talent leaders! Agenda: Online-Mobile  | Participants’ FAQs Flyer-PDF View Registration List  (left column under Session Leaders)

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive change but those who can skillfully adapt to the relentless pace of workforce evolution. We must prepare the current and future workforce with skills that empower sustainable employability. Through a skills-first approach, we enable continuous adaptation and position organizations to survive and thrive amidst progress.
“Adapt or fade: Just as species evolve to survive, organizations must craft impactful workforce strategies to thrive in an ever-changing world.” 🌱
We have over fifteen case studies and interactive discussions on working smarter with AI to simplify talent strategies. Here is what you can expect that we will cover:
  • The importance of change readiness in today’s business environment: Discuss the significance of change readiness and how it can help organizations stay ahead of the curve.
  • Best practices for engaging and growing talent: Share insights on engaging and growing talent in a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Next practices for managing and developing talent: Discuss emerging trends and best practices in talent development that can help organizations prepare for the future.
  • Case studies on successful change management: Share examples of organizations that have successfully managed change and the lessons that can be learned.

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The 14th SE Wisconsin Executive Learning Exchange … will be a one-day, multi-track event providing you and your team an opportunity to collaborate with your peers and learn best practices from ELE's robust network of learning and talent development leaders addressing the top talent challenges of today’s C-level executives outlined in a Forbes article:
  • Attracting and retaining top talent: CEOs are concerned about finding and keeping the best people for their organization, especially in a competitive market where talent is scarce.
  • Developing leadership skills: CEOs are looking for ways to build the leadership skills of their people so that they can drive innovation, growth, and change.
  • Building a diverse and inclusive workforce: CEOs recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation, creativity, and performance and are taking steps to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Managing the talent pipeline: CEOs are concerned about the availability and quality of talent in their organization and are looking for ways to identify, develop, and retain high-potential employees.
  • Adapting to the changing nature of work: CEOs are grappling with the impact of technology, automation, and globalization on the nature of work and are looking for ways to adapt their workforce skills to these changes.
ELE Helps Upskill HR Talent Leaders--Teri Hart, CLO @ Zurich (and former GE HealthCare Training Program Manager) We are working closely with Executive Learning Exchange (ELE) Enterprise members who will contribute valuable presentations at our 14th Annual Wisconsin Exchange. We are thrilled to be back at GE HealthCare for a highly interactive exchange and an intense action learning experience with a full day of peer collaboration. What you will find | The Thinking Effect New: Non-members are limited to current INTERNAL Learning & Talent Development leaders ONLY. All registrations are subject to review.
Michael Grubich
President & Chief Talent Officer @ LAK GroupLAK Group
LAK Group

About Michael Grubich

Michael is a seasoned Human Resources executive with more than 25 years of global leadership experience. He provides strategic leadership regarding all talent solutions and initiatives which enhance the performance of organizations, individuals, teams and leaders. Proactive, results-oriented with solid planning and organizational skills demonstrated in coordinating all aspects of strategic human resources from inception through completion.

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.

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.

Carol Prochaska
Talent Management Business PartnerTruStage

About Carol Prochaska

Strategic organization development and talent management leader, experience executive coach and skilled facilitator.

Rebecca Potter-Hill
Sr. Manager, Learning & DevelopmentBaxter

About Rebecca Potter-Hill

Comprehensive collaborator with experience working across worldwide functions and divisions with diverse people at various organizational levels to drive results that align with the strategic mission and urgency of the business.

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.

Michael Kester
Chief Executive OfficerLead Belay
Lead Belay

About Michael Kester

Michael has a 20+ year career in learning, leadership development, and consulting. He founded Lead Belay to make high-impact leadership development affordable for millennial new managers. Prior to Lead Belay, Michael was co-president of The Regis Company, creating top-tier custom leadership programs for large companies (Abbott, Cisco, Deloitte, etc.); a McKinsey & Company consultant; and a Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking financial analyst. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in philosophy from CU Boulder.

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.

Marti Konstant
Workplace Futurist @ Konstant ChangeChicagoland Talent Leaders
Chicagoland Talent Leaders

About Marti Konstant

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive that has worked in Silicon Valley. As a Top Career Influencer, she has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Forbes, and The Muse, and has worked in companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. Marti is an expert in applying agile principles to workforce development.

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.

Kery PJP Mortenson
Certified Performance Technologist and Co-founder @ PJPGlobal Talent Leaders
Global Talent Leaders

About Kery PJP Mortenson

A Certified Performance Technologist and co-founder of Performance Journey Partners, LLC. With over 30 years of experience in healthcare, academic, and performance improvement, Kery is exceptional at designing high impact solutions and strategies that deliver results. His belief in paying it forward brings him to the forefront of presenting innovative principles that engage audiences at domestic and international conferences.

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

About Suzanne Sherry

With over 20 years of Development, Sales, end-to-end Talent Management, and Employee Experience expertise I have been fortunate to have worked in global leadership positions across large and mid-sized organizations.

Angie Zeigler
VP Talent and Leadership DevelopmentRegal Rexnord
Regal Rexnord

About Angie Zeigler

Leadership Executive with 20 years of progressive experience designing and deploying Talent Management processes that align to business strategies. Passion for increasing employee’s capabilities to ensure that the company is able to meet their long-term goals and objectives. Works effectively and efficiently to integrate learning and development with Talent Management philosophies and processes by collaborating with HR Business Partners. HR Professional with proven capabilities in Cultural Transformations.

About Dirk Tussing

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

Dave Klein
Senior Director, Technical ContentShure Incorporated
Shure Incorporated

About Dave Klein

Dave is a customer and results focused leader able to successfully align and integrate business and marketing requirements using proven project management skills. Leads the training design and development organization for all product training including Sales and Technical. Organization is focused on customers who purchase and use Shure products.

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.

Bonnie Hemingway
Global Learning LeaderGE HealthCare
GE HealthCare

About Bonnie Hemingway

Bonnie is responsible for leading strategic learning initiatives and a world-class learning & development operating model that is scalable and agile to meet GE HealthCare’s evolving needs.

About Iris Wilson-Farley

I am a seasoned Human Resources professional, focused on support business partners through strategic facilitation, organizational design, talent management, and support of a clear, meaningful employee value proposition.

Tim Chudy
Director of Business DevelopmentIntrepid by VitalSource
Intrepid by VitalSource

About Tim Chudy

As a former business owner, Tim Chudy has years of experience training, managing, and developing professionals. As an early evangelist of xAPI and the LRS he has deep knowledge of the evolving learning ecosystem. Now he’s focusing that experience to help L&D Leaders adopt collaborative, cohort-based learning across the enterprise to bridge the gap between learning and business.

Lisa Fitterer
Global Talent, Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness LeaderLurie Children's
Lurie Children's

About Lisa Fitterer

Lisa is a seasoned Talent and Organizational Effectiveness professional who is strategy, customer, and business outcome focused. She is energized by delivering results and creating exceptional employee experiences that bring out the best in people.

Cristi Burrill
Organizational & Talent Development LeadOshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation

About Cristi Burrill

Tami Martin
Director, Workforce DevelopmentFroedtert Health
Froedtert Health

About Tami Martin

A champion for a growth mindset, believer in Kaizen, and servant leader implementing programs that align with business strategy. Senior HR Leader skilled at partnering with department heads to develop strategy, facilitate organizational change, and improve employee productivity. Results-oriented with a proven record of adding value through developing and implementing programs and strategies that enhance employee success and support organizational objectives. A people consultant versed in talent acquisition, succession planning, talent development, talent management, negotiation, and relationship management. An experienced people, program, and project manager with demonstrated business agility spanning the financial, retail, real estate, education, and non-profit sectors.

Lindy Stockton
Vice President | Senior Leadership DevelopmentNorthern Trust
Northern Trust

About Lindy Stockton

My passion is people development and helping individuals discover their ‘why’ and co-creating a strategy for building on their strengths. Through the years, I progressed through various organizational development roles primarily focusing on organizational transformational change and people development.

Jennifer Kern
Director, Learning Innovation and DesignLake Forest Center for Leadership
Lake Forest Center for Leadership

About Jennifer Kern

My background includes instructional design, instructional technology, marketing, video production, sales training, program facilitation and management, and learning management systems (LMS) administration.

Bryan Burkhalter
Director of LE Operations for mid-AtlanticU.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

About Bryan Burkhalter

2021-Current: Chief of Enforcement, US Coast Guard 5th District (Mid-Atlantic) 2017-2021: Director, USCG Performance Technology Center (Analysis, eLearning, Performance Support) 2013-2017: Chief, Performance Systems Division at USCG Aviation Training Center 2001-2013: Various USCG Billets Skills: Analytical Skills · Ops Management · Product Development · Org Development · Cross-functional Team Leadership · Strategic Leadership · E-Learning · Performance Improvement · Leadership · Instructional Design · Performance Mgmt · Root Cause Analysis

Megan Bickle
Head of Talent Development, Org Effectiveness and Employee ListeningAmplitude

About Megan Bickle

As a forward-thinking HR professional, Megan is deeply passionate about shaping the culture of organizations through talent and organizational development initiatives. With a wealth of experience spanning all aspects of talent management, Megan has particular expertise in change management and organizational transformation. Most recently, Megan served as the lead for Employee Listening, Engagement, and Culture initiatives at Western Digital, building on her impressive leadership roles at Dropbox, GE Digital, and Ubisoft. Megan's academic credentials include a Master's in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership from Marquette University. Beyond her work, Megan is an avid runner who has set her sights on the New York City Marathon this November. With her unique blend of professional expertise and personal drive, Megan is poised to make an impact on any organization lucky enough to work with her.

About Matt Sernaker

Experienced executive leader with a demonstrated history of elevating professional development, building award-winning sales & operations teams, and creating impactful audience experiences in the hospitality, meetings & events, and entertainment industries. Skilled in learning & development, organizational change management, elevating company culture, immersive audience engagement, storytelling, sales enablement/development, operational excellence, customer service, crisis management, crafting lasting partnerships, experiential event production & design, meeting planning & logistics, executive presentations, business development, brand/marketing strategy, account management, project management, media relations, contracting, and executive negotiations. Strong media and communications professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Film and Digital Media from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Amy Leschke Kahle
VP Talent Insights and InnovationADP

About Amy Leschke Kahle

Markus Bernhardt
Chief AI Strategist @ The Thinking EffectThe Regis Company
The Regis Company

About Markus Bernhardt

About Larry Mohl

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.

Scott Provence
Senior Learning StrategistELB Learning
ELB Learning

About Scott Provence

Award-winning designer, corporate trainer, and technical writer whose curricula have been used throughout the world to transform organizations. Passionate about making learning accessible and excels at distilling complex topics into engaging materials that produce meaningful, measurable results.

About Mike Song

I'm on a mission to elevate the Tech Quotient (TQ) within organizations around the globe. In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving technological landscape, TQ stands alongside IQ and EQ as the cornerstone of employee skill sets necessary for the Future of Work.

Todd Harrison
VP, Global Leadership AcademiesGE HealthCare
GE HealthCare

About Todd Harrison

Highly experienced and proven executive leader specializing in unlocking the potential of organizations and leaders by advancing the science and practice of leadership development. Knowledge and skills honed for more than 25 years in a variety of large organizations, both global and domestic. Multiple training and assessment certifications, as well as advanced education at the doctorate level focused on organizational leadership.

Nathan Blain
General ManagerUdemy

About Nathan Blain

Experienced General Manager who founded and led five businesses that were sold with a combined exit value of $180M. Built B2B businesses in sales effectiveness, customer service, leadership development, workforce analytics, learning analytics, and supplier management. Generated over $600M in revenue from businesses I founded between 2004 and 2017. Developed strong leaders, three of whom are now in CEO roles and 5 of whom are in head of sales roles. Transformed two businesses from services to SaaS. Developed multi-year consulting relationships with C-Suite executives at more than a dozen Global 1000 companies.

About Mica Vaipan

My life has been an ongoing transition from a command and control leadership style to an enabling & empowering one - I grew up in a ex-Soviet country and moved to the UK 20+ years ago. I started my career in investment banking (where command and control was the norm) and then moved into the world of tech startups where I quickly realised that telling people what to do wasn’t going to work but I didn’t quite know what else to do. Years later, I stumbled upon coaching because I was interested in behaviour change. Over the past 4 years, I’ve spent thousands of hours coaching, having worked with over 100 founders and leaders in tech companies. Developing the skill of coaching has absolutely transformed my personal and professional interactions. I call it a super-power - the ability to catalyse critical thinking, creativity and self-awareness in someone else without telling them what to do. Which I whole-heartedly believe is an essential skill for every manager. This is why I started RunYourself - a prompt-driven platform for effective peer coaching and team coaching. Blending expert coaching prompts on a spectrum of crucial topics with AI-powered support, our platform enables managers to have productive peer coaching conversations with other managers and more effective coaching, feedback, performance and career development conversations with their team members.