OC April Chapter Learning Event: [Virtual] Training & Development Next Practices 2017

  • 04/26/2017
  • 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual ~ Connection information provided after registration
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Special HYBRID Format for this Meeting

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This is a special meeting that will be a hybrid of our regular chapter meeting event, with our presenter ONSITE to our on-site Learning Event attendees, as well as to a separate virtual audience.

This registration page is for the virtual event.

Click here to register for the onsite event at the Doubletree Club.

Making Your Case With the C-Suite to Fund & Drive Talent Development ROI

An interactive keynote by Scott Hamilton, CEO of the ENP Institute and Debbie Nix, VP of HR for Covenant Care (featuring the case studies of top industry CLO’s)

The velocity and turbulence impacting businesses is expected to continue to escalate in 2017, driven by dynamic markets, increased regulations and a highly competitive talent pool on one end of the spectrum and heavy investments in skills and behavioral training needed on the other.

The Training & Development function must be aligned and supporting the organization to an even greater extent, and yet the investment in training per employee is in decline in many companies. Additionally, the management and selection of training initiatives is still built on the traditional “command and control” model of tactics, reaction and cost/benefits.

In this highly interactive session, ATD members will be challenged and guided through a “next practices” approach to re-inventing the L & D business model to provide what CEO’s and other leaders find most valuable to organization & workforce success.

This session will examine methods a step beyond the traditional “partnering” role to help training professions become a major contributing element of business success help them with a framework for rethinking of L & D processes, activities and behaviors.

(This session will also feature the survey feedback from hundreds of local C-level executives from the ENP Institute Forums.)

This presentation will include the following takeaways:

Rethinking T & D:  T & D functions are often built around an organization, processes and/or activities from years past and simply “patched up” or had elements bolted on that never really fit. This session will focus on how to rethink the Training model and energize your team around moving beyond the status quo in the process.

Build a compelling case for training initiatives: How to develop a business-driven case for change that focuses on learning and development improvements that contribute direct, line of sight benefits to the organization value proposition.

Picking your targets: A next practices approach implies that some training activities must change and other must go. This presentation will help the audience focus on improvements that are of highest value to the organization, and outsource or eliminate others.  These changes must go beyond the superficial to get at new service models, processes and tools that deliver what the organization needs on a timely basis.

Decision making that works: A new set of skills and competencies will be needed for Next Practices Training. Collaboration, innovation, transparency, execution and continuous learning will be of paramount importance- for all Training team members. This session will address how to assess your current team, and develop them to excel in this environment.

Case studies of local companies who have transformed Training will be presented.

About Our Speakers:

Scott Hamilton is CEO & President, Executive Next Practices Institute/ Senior Partner and Co-Founder, ALLIGN™. Executive Next Practices Institute, a research and advisory think tank comprised of several thousand C-level executives who meet to uncover new trends, ideas and approaches to today’s strategic and operational business challenges. ALLIGN™ has developed and introduced a proprietary process that integrates leadership vision with visual-experiential mapping methods to align all stakeholders into unified, positive action.

Scott has worked with executives and leadership teams in companies such as Parsons (Engineering Services), Worley (Engineering), McDonald’s (Manufacturing and Distribution Suppliers), Nestle USA (Food and Distribution divisions), Bergen Brunswig (Distribution), Aramark (Food), AlliedSignal and DirecTV (Content distribution operations). Scott’s particular professional passion has been in organizational and people development that strengthen business value; strategic planning, execution methods, and leadership team building.

Debbie Nix, VP of HR for Covenant Care leads human resource and risk management operations for multiple and diverse business lines. She created the infrastructure to support a 30% growth in the business through due diligence analysis of potential acquisitions and seamless execution of employee integration by focusing on the key corporate decision-maker to drive corporate business growth. 

Covenant Care is a national, privately-held company with 8,700 employees, 24/7 operation of Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living facilities, Rehabilitation and Home Health serving over 20,000 patients per year.


10:45 AM  Registration, Doors Open Informal Networking

11:05 AM  Welcome & Structured Networking Activity

11:45 AM  Lunch

12:00 PM  Keynote Speaker

This topic aligns with ATD competencies of:

To find out more about the ATD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.astd.org/Certification/Competency-Model.

Take your knowledge to a new level and get access to exclusive info about the Competency Model for ASTD National members by becoming a Power Member (member of the Orange County Chapter and National). Find out more here.

About Registration:

Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting.

For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

For lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

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