The diverse group of experts who will be sharing their insights at the international conference includes business executives, best-selling authors and human capital development thought leaders, all focusing their remarks on the conference theme, “Home on the Range: Learning for a Globalized Workforce.”
The leadoff keynote speaker, David Novak, is recognized as one of the best-performing CEOs in the world by Harvard Business Review. Novak is chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands Inc., the world’s largest restaurant company, with five global brands, more than 37,000 restaurants in 117 countries and 1.4 million employees. In addition to shaping strategic direction for the company, he devotes much of his time to building leadership skills among management and franchisees using a unique program he has created and tested on more than 4,000 managers. During his Symposium address, “Taking People With You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen,” Novak will share some of the secrets of this program that has helped Yum! Brands achieve astounding global growth.
During the three-day meeting, enterprise learning and development leaders from all over the world will explore innovative technologies, tools and techniques that contribute to making learning more accessible and effective for today’s diverse and dispersed workforce. Day two of the Symposium opens with Elliott Masie, founder and president of The MASIE Center, a New York think tank focused on how organizations can better support learning and knowledge. A futurist, analyst, researcher and highly regarded thought leader on corporate learning, business collaboration and emerging technologies, Masie will lead Symposium attendees in an interactive “conversation” charting new trends and learning directions in the corporate environment for 2013 and beyond.
McKinsey Award-winning author Tamara J. Erickson will focus on “Global Generations” for the Symposium audience. An expert on collaboration and innovation in the changing workforce and on the nature of work in intelligent organizations, Erickson will share her extensive research on the influence geography exerts on the formation of generational beliefs and behavior. Citing specific findings from the U.S. and other countries, she will discuss how understanding country-to-country differences is critical to attracting, engaging and retaining top global talent.
The Symposium closes with “The Five Secret Traits of Extraordinary Leaders,” a keynote presentation by researcher and best-selling author Jason Jennings. To research his books, including It’s Not the Big That Eat the Small — It’s the Fast That Eat the Slow, Less Is More and The Reinventors — How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change, Jennings and his team screened and studied more than 200,000 companies. For Symposium attendees, he will reveal the five secrets shared by the people at the top of the world’s fastest, most productive, most innovative and best-growth companies.
Hundreds of chief learning officers, corporate executives and talent development experts are expected to attend the Symposium to examine ways in which new business realities, technology advances and the breaking down of traditional borders and boundaries are altering the delivery of learning and development.
In addition to the keynote addresses, the executive-level CLO Symposium agenda features panel discussions, workshops and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities to meet and network with industry leaders, vendors and other international workforce learning and development professionals. Ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as the No. 1 leadership development event for learning executives in both 2011 and 2012, the CLO Symposium also affords attendees the opportunity to earn HR Certification Institute continuing education credits, as well as points toward recertifying as Certified Performance Technologists.
For more information and to register for the CLO Spring 2013 Symposium, go to www.CLOmedia.com/events.
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