Session Key
Workshops General Sessions Solution Provider Briefings/Case Studies Breakout Sessions Executive Interviews
*All sessions and speakers subject to change at any time.

Solution Provider Briefings

Cornerstone OnDemand Briefing - Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2:45pm (Room: Commodore)

Skillsoft/SumTotal Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9:45am (Room: Chairmans)

Laureate Online Education Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 9:45am (Room: Commodore)

The “War for Talent” is over. The “War for Fit” is Raging!

The talent war of the late 1990s and 2000s was a chase powered by a lack of talent supply. Today’s war is a discovery, finding and growing talent with the right Fit. The War for Fit is a shift in your talent management strategy and changes the way leaders think and act about talent development, quantitatively and qualitatively. It is an alignment between your talent’s aspirations for personal fulfillment and your organization’s goals. The War for Fit has a clearly defined intent to retain your valuable employees, expand your leadership bench, and develop employees with the right skills your enterprise needs now.

In this session, you will hear about how to fight the new war, The War for Fit. You will learn:

  • Insights based on our observations in mul­tiple F500 enterprises on the War for Fit.
  • A new view for helping learning and talent leaders respond to their enterprises’ concerns on the availability of key skills, retaining valuable employees and expanding bench.
  • How Higher Education can help enterprises to THINK and ACT War for Fit, not just War for Talent.

NetDimensions Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:40am (Room: Chairmans)

A Fireside Chat: How Credit Corp Group Chose Their LMS 

Asim Aly-Khan, Learning and Development Manager at Credit Corp Group joins Alex Poulos of NetDimensions for a one-on-one conversation about his organization’s experiences from learning management system research to selection and implementation.

CrossKnowledge Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:40am (Room: Commodore)

5 New Ways to Create Success in a Distance Learning Strategy

cFactor Works Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 12:00pm (Room: Crystal 1)

Vibe HCM’s Social Talent Management: Empowering a Connected, Engaged and Productive Workforce
Join us to see the gold medal-winning Vibe HCM in ACTION! Led by industry experts Gary Givan and Jon Brower from cfactor, this live event will showcase why Vibe HCM’s innovative approach to HR technology was recognized with 4 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards in total.

You will:
Learn how to leverage Social Talent Management concepts across the entire organization to drive phenomenal employee usage / adoption rates in the system;
Discover how to transform HR communications to become the hub of the enterprise where your brand and messaging are unified, ideas are exchanged, products are launched and successes are celebrated;
See how a social workforce platform can be integrated into your employees day-to-day processes, making them more efficient and productive.

Harrison Assessments Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 12:00pm (Room: Crystal 4)

Making Sense of the Assessment Nonsense: Making Smart Assessment Decisions

During this information packed, fast-paced session, Lee Klepinger, President, Harrison Assessments NA and Cathy Street, Staff Development Director, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches will present the key elements of a results oriented assessment strategy. Cathy will share how the use of such a strategy has impacted their organization’s pre-hire selection, retention, succession, and coaching results. All participants will receive a white paper and toolkit to assist in making smarter assessment decisions.

Tribridge Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 12:25pm (Room: Chairmans)

Tribridge HCM: Creating Engaging Learning through Innovation

Today’s learners demand anywhere, anytime access to content. And today’s content comes in many forms from completing required compliance training to just-in-time performance support. Tribridge HCM offers solutions that address the content challenges facing organizations including how to quickly and cost-effectively refresh existing content, migrate legacy content into a SCORM- or AICC-compliant format, and develop custom content for a specific audience. In this Solution Provider Briefing, you’ll learn how PANDORA Jewelry, which regularly delivers sales and product training to 15,000 retail staff learners globally, leveraged Tribridge’s content consultative and customization services to unite its business and technology strategy and maximize learner engagement.

TalentWise Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 12:25pm (Room: Commodore)

Mind the Gap: The Great Divide Between Applications and Onboarding is Killing HR, and the Job Candidate

Todd Owens, CEO of TalentWise, discusses the “great divide” that exists between candidate applications and onboarding.  Wendy Matyjevich, SPHR - Managing Partner of BlackRain Partners and consultant to HR, provides examples, including from her own company, of the negative impact this has on HR and job candidates. Together Todd & Wendy explain just how organizations have optimized their hiring processes - from application through onboarding – from pain points to solutions -- and to the resulting impact they've seen to date.

Richardson Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2:05pm (Room: Chairmans)

Sustaining Sales Effectiveness at Cargill

Over the past few years, Cargill has implemented an award-winning, global sales effectiveness training solution. In this session, Clark Owen, Vice President at Richardson and Renee Jeska, Global Sales Effectiveness Program Advisor at Cargill will present the key elements of this initiative. They will discuss the learning strategy and sustainment plan that they have executed and why it has been so critical to Cargill’s success. Join us to learn what your organization can do to create sustainable training programs.

Xyleme Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 2:05pm (Room: Commodore)

UL Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 3:40pm (Room: Commodore)

"Can safety exist in your culture?  Solutions for managing a safe workplace.” UL Workplace Health & Safety

Bloomfire Solution Briefing - Thursday, Jan. 29 at 3:40pm (Room: Chairman)

Meridian Solution Briefing - Friday, Jan. 30 at 8:20am (Room: Commodore)

Agile Learning: The Backbone of your Organization’s Success

Focus and flexibility. Two words you would use describe the latest yoga craze, but never seen alongside the industry’s offering of lackluster learning management systems, right?  They should be.    
Boring, inflexible, one-size-fits-all learning solutions are frustrating. They are difficult to use, expensive to implement and fall short on delivering the focus and flexibility necessary to meet the growing demands of your workforce.
Meridian understands that learning is the backbone of your organization. Fast, flexible learning is critical to training internal and external stakeholders, engaging the workforce, ensuring compliance, accelerating performance and driving success.
Let’s talk. Chat with a Meridian specialist and see our learning solution in action during our Solution Provider Briefing on Friday, January 30 at 8:20-8:50 a.m. in the Commodore room.