Corporate Learning Week

March 23 - 26, 2020 | The Lakeway Resort & Spa, Austin, TX

Pre-Conference Workshop Day: Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Professional development is the name of the game and we have customized and purpose-built six workshops to empower and develop L&D professionals. The pre-conference workshop day will include certification and educational workshops. Don’t miss the chance to receive certification and take a deep dive into instructional design strategies for your training organization.

7:45 am - 8:30 am Registration



Chief Learning Officer


9:00 am - 5:00 pm Managing Learning Technologies Certification Course
DAN MENDEN - Instructor, Training Industry Inc.
Facilitated by: Training Industry Inc.

Technology pervades education - from public schools to Fortune 500 corporations - and the uses of learning technologies, such as learning management systems (LMSs) authoring tools, and e-learning platforms abound. The Managing Learning Technologies certificate course offers insight into the functions of learning and development (L&D) technologies and demonstrates how they can support learning in your organization. Through an in-depth exploration of the learning technology management life cycle, you’ll gain an understanding of how to select, purchase, implement, maintain and retire learning technologies to improve the business impact of your training organization. You’ll also learn about the ways that learning technologies contribute to training processes, including administration, content development, training delivery, reporting and more. By the end of the course, you will have performed a complete analysis of your training company’s L&D technologies to identify functional gaps, challenges and opportunities for greater efficiency.

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Training Industry Inc.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm Running Learning Like a Business: Certificate of Completion Included
DAVE VANCE - Executive Director, Center for Talent Reporting
You have heard people say this, but what does it really mean and how could it help you be more successful? Join us in this workshop to learn the fundamentals of running learning like a business, including how to:

  • Speak the language of business with your senior leaders
  • Align programs to business goals
  • Partner strategically with goal owners and reach agreement on outcomes
  • Create a program plan with specific, measurable goals
  • Execute the plan throughout the year to deliver the planned results

These concepts will help your department make a bigger impact and will help you in your journey to be a better measurement analyst, program manager or senior learning leader. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all who attend the entire workshop.



Executive Director
Center for Talent Reporting


9:00 am - 12:00 pm Learning Analytics: Demonstrating the ROI of Learning Initiatives
MICHAEL DIXON - SVP Global Learning & Organizational Development, Epsilon
Five areas that are measurable when it comes to learning, training and development include quality, effectiveness, business impact, behavior change and job results. Yet, collecting the data that shows learning directly improves business results or helps an organization grow from its inception is a little more challenging.

Learning Objectives:
Insight Segment
Examine how various industries are determining goals and demonstrating learning ROI

Scaling Segment
Identify strategies to measure whether training was impactful within days, weeks or months

Roadmap Segment
Develop a roadmap for expanding measurement and quantifying the impact of learning

Accountability Pair-Up
During this time participants will be paired with an accountability partner to set an accountability meeting to stay on track when it comes to developing better ROI for their learning initiatives.



SVP Global Learning & Organizational Development

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon Taking Place During the Workshop

Lunch will be served during the workshops


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Attention, Mindfulness & Systematic Abandonment: Learning to See (Not Just Look) in Order to be Agile to Change
JEREMY HUNTER, PhD - Founding Director and Associate Professor of Practice; Executive Mind Leadership Institute, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Organizations often use mindfulness as a tool for well-being and strategic action to help create better options to meet ongoing challenges. We will look at the perils of mindlessness in a changing world and the value of mindfulness and other selfmanagement methods as a tool for finding clarity and taking effective action.

Step 1 – Insight Segment
  • How can you improve you and your team’s capacity to take effective action?
  • We will work through a systematic process to find clarity regarding a challenging situation.
Step 2 – Scaling Segment
  • Explore how you can incorporate this method into your working life both as an individual and a team.
Step 3 – Roadmap Segment
  • Identify issues that you can apply this method towards.


Founding Director and Associate Professor of Practice; Executive Mind Leadership Institute, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Claremont Graduate University


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Instructional Design: Innovation in Learning Delivery Systems
JEREMY ROBERTS - Chief Learning Officer, Infinitude Creative Group
You’ve built great content, but your learners don’t seem to care. They’re not engaging with your learning. Why? Companies spend billions of dollars trying to understand consumer behavior, resulting in marketing strategies aimed at getting consumers to buy their products. In those same organizations, there are L&D groups that may not be leveraging the same insights and strategies to reach their learners. Treat your solution like a product and minimize the friction between your solutions and your learners.

This workshop will examine the Fogg Behavior Model and how companies seek to minimize “friction” between us as consumers and their product offerings. If you look at your learning solutions as a product that you want your learners to consume, where are you creating friction that discourages those learning consumers? And what can you do about it? You’ll leave this session with a “friction assessment” of your learning ecosystem, along with a tool kit of strategies you can explore to minimize that friction in your organization. Moreover, you’ll leave with a new perspective on your learners, their motivations and how you can best reach them.



Chief Learning Officer
Infinitude Creative Group


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Design Theory from Theory to Application
ANILA BROWN - Head of Organizational Development & Learning, Harris Computer


Head of Organizational Development & Learning
Harris Computer


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hands on Learning: Applying Design Thinking in your Organization
Christopher Allen - Chief Strategy Officer, Allen Interactions
Michael Hruska - Innovation Coach, Allen Interactions

Christopher Allen

Chief Strategy Officer
Allen Interactions


Michael Hruska

Innovation Coach
Allen Interactions