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The Learning, Development and Talent Executive Forum at The Harvard Club of New York City
The Learning, Development and Talent Executive conference program provides senior L&D and Talent Management professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we present case studies by today's thought-leaders, interactive seminars and peer-to-peer discussion groups.
Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the L&D industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form - and implement - strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.


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2018 Keynote
2018 Keynote
  • A Better Way to Build Teams

    David Burkus – Best Selling Author, “The Myths of Creativity” and “Under New Management”, and Associate Professor of Leadership and Innovation at Oral Roberts University.

    Join David as he shares insights into productive ways to keep top talent engaged & motivated, and discusses how the most productive teams communicate & collaborate.

    About David:

    David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and management profe...


2018 Confirmed Speakers
2018 Confirmed Speakers
  • We are pleased to announce our 2018 speakers.*

    2018 Speakers confirmed to date

    David Burkus, Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Podcaster, and Management Professor, Oral Roberts University

    Kathleen Weslock, EVP, Chief People Officer, Frontier Communications

    Louis Scenti, SVP, Talent Management, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Peter Vigliotti, Vice President, Team Leader, Learning, Swiss Re

    Dr. Donna Murdoch, Global Head of Learning Technology & Innovation, S&P Global Rating

    Wagner Denuzzo, Vice President, GBS Leadership Talent Transformation, IBM

    Christine Healey de Casanova, Partner, Global Head, Exec|Comm

    Derek Hann, Chief Learning Officer, Paypal, Inc.

    Manuel Rodriguez, Executive Director, The OBM Network

    Emma Engel, Chief Learning Officer, Unisys Corporation

    Michael Bungay Stanier, SVP, Senior Partner, Box of Crayons

    Joe Payne, VP of Design, RevUnit

    *As of March 16, 2018 this program is still under development. Please email Ben Scheim at if you are interested in speaking or participating in a conference development research call.


Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
  • Why OBM (Organizational Behavior Management) Will Challenge Everything You Know About Learning

    Manuel Rodriguez, Executive Director, The OBM Network and Derek Hann, Chief Learning Officer, Paypal, Inc.

    OBM (organizational behavior management) focuses on holistically changing the behaviors of an entire team, function, or company. By focusing on specific observable actions, incremental and measurable improvements and progress become realities; ROI is never in question. Vastly differentiated f...


    Cognitive Transformation in the Workplace – IBM Case study

    Wagner Denuzzo, Vice President, GBS Leadership Talent Transformation, IBM

    Many organizations have made significant strides in leveraging data and creating a digitized learning strategy for their business. Employees and leaders are benefiting from these efforts, including staying connected to their learning population and reducing cost incurred by traditional learnin...


  • How Learning & Development Contribute to the Top Line – Frontier’s New L&D Trial Program

    Kathleen Weslock, EVP and Chief People Officer, Frontier Communications

    About Kathleen:

    Kathleen Weslock is an experienced global HR executive with a career background that has involved extensive collaboration with executive leadership as a trusted advisor in achieving current and future business goals. With broad global HR and legal acumen, s...


    Integrating Learning with Job Responsibilities to Create Business Impact - Case Study

    Peter Vigliotti, Team Leader Learning Consultant Americas, Vice President, Human Resources Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

    Many learning initiatives are delivered in a structured event format. Although useful, Swiss Re believes learning is most effective if it is integrated into the learner's daily work responsibilities. Attendees at this session will:

    • Learn how Swiss Re designed a process to support cr...


    Emotional Intelligence/Positive Psychology in Leadership Development

    Louis Scenti, SVP of Talent Management, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    Bio & Session Description Coming Soon!


  • The Five Question Leader: How Your Leaders Can Coach in 10 Minutes or Less

    Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner, Box of Crayons

    Coaching is a foundational skill for your managers and leaders. But it’s not easy to help them change their behaviour, so they stay curious for a little longer and rush to action and advice-giving a little slower.

    Why’s it so hard?

    There are three reasons why y...

    Engagement, Providing the Right Learning Outcomes, and Showing ROI – The Challenges of Today’s CLO

    Emma Engel, Chief Learning Officer - Unisys University, Unisys

    Keeping learners engaged, providing the right Learning outcomes (for now & the future) while also showing ROI – these are the challenges of today’s CLO.

    Specifically Emma will discuss the following:

    -The concept and practice of ‘marketing’ learning globally

    Got Female Talent? – Coach them to Success

    Christine Healey de Casanova, Partner, Global Head, Exec|Comm LLC

    You’ve identified a rising star, a potential next generation leader, or expert in her field. And, you know that empowering women in your organization is smart; it’s good for your brand and good for your bottom line.

    What can you do to help her succeed? How do you develop female talent ...


  • Changing Mindsets - Empowering Learners to be Self-Directed– Discussion Group

    Donna Murdoch, Global Head of Learning Technology & Innovation, S&P Global Ratings

    Attendees taking part in this discussion group will share ideas on the best ways to make learning accessible and to create an environment in which employees always feel like they are both learning AND continuously developing. Some of the ongoing questions that L&D professionals explore will be...


    Building a Custom LMS: Why UX Matters in Enterprise Technology

    Joe Payne, VP of Design, RevUnit

    Incorporating a user-first approach in enterprise technology is imperative in designing digital tools for the workforce. Employees are beginning to expect digital experiences kin to their favorite consumer apps and websites. RevUnit VP of Design speaks to best practices when building tools tha...


Past Speakers
Past Speakers
  • Our 2017 Speaker Faculty

    Special thanks to all of our speakers!

    Pamela Puryear, Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer, Pfizer

    Wagner Denuzzo, VP, Leadership & Development, IBM Leadership Academy

    David Metzger, VP Talent Management, Appian

    Taryn Stejskal, Ph.D., Director, Global Leadership, Development & Assessment, Cigna Corporation

    Cory Muscara, Instructor, Long Island Center for Mindfulness

    Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner, Box of Crayons

    Irena Djordjevic-Behery, VP, Talent Management & Board Development, The United Way

    John Stout, Ph.D., SVP & Chief Learning Officer - Sales Training & Development, AIG

    Jean Larkin, VP, Talent Development, Johnson Controls

    Karen Niessink, Managing Director, New York Life Investment Management

    Michael Molinaro, Chief Learning Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

    Clara Musto, VP, ETRS Learning & Development and Knowledge Management, E*TRADE Financial Corporation


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