DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE, DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO L&D

April 10, 2024 | ARCADIAN COURT
#HRDLearnDev
  • 5 hours and 20 mins

ABOUT


The Learning and Development Summit Canada is back with the insights you need to adapt and thrive in an era of skill shortages and disruptive technology.  

Get the latest on everything L&D, from tools, tech, and program implementation, to personalized learning frameworks that support your goals and transforms your workers into your future business leaders.  

We’ll be covering: 
• leadership development 
• transformative technology 
• maximizing ROI 
• engaging hybrid-teams
• upskilling for the future

Why attend?

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SPEAKERS


Sheila Austin
Sheila Austin

Vice President, Learning & Development
BlueCat Networks

Joanie Clary
Joanie Clary

Advisor, Learning & Development
City of Vernon

Alison Darling
Alison Darling

Director of Professional Programs
Queen’s IRC

Julie Develin
Julie Develin

Sr, Partner, HCM Advisory
UKG

Kelley Norris
Kelley Norris

Vice President, Implementation Services
SafeStart

Allan Stewart
Allan Stewart

President
Human Synergistics

Nancy Tavares
Nancy Tavares

Senior Director, People & Culture
Paladin Security

Jimmy Tristovski
Jimmy Tristovski

Vice President, Talent Acquisition & People Ops
Score Media & Gaming

Donna Valiquette
Donna Valiquette

Chief Corporate Administration Officer Canada, Head of Global Talent & Learning
MUFG

Ellana Venn
Ellana Venn

Associate Vice President, Learning & Multimedia
Geotab

AGENDA


All times in ET
  • Registration & breakfast
  • Opening remarks from chairperson
  • Keynote – Making a compelling business case for L&D investment

    L&D is critical in enabling organizations to adapt to the increasingly rapid pace of disruption and changing competitive business environments, but in challenging economic times it can often be one of the first areas to make cuts. This session will look at best practices for communicating the benefits of investment in specific L&D initiatives to upper management. 

    • Demonstrating how L&D initiatives can directly support company goals  
    • Gathering the necessary data to measure effectiveness and using it to make an effective business case 
    • Making the connection between time and resources invested and increased productivity 
    • Showing how L&D initiatives have a positive impact across multiple departments 
    Donna Valiquette
    Donna Valiquette

    Chief Corporate Administration Officer Canada, Head of Global Talent & Learning
    MUFG

  • Case study: Setting a new standard for L&D development

    Over the past 20 years, L & D in Canada has been in a slow decline and has increasingly been placed on the back burner of the HRM Department. Drawing from over 40 years of experience in L&D, Allan Stewart explores the crucial role of L&D in supporting the business as well as the repercussions of ignoring this vital component of an HR leader’s responsibility. This session will: 

    • Review a brief history of L&D in Canada 
    • Map the links between organizational culture and L&D 
    • Identify the key elements of a successful leadership development program 
    • Discuss the organizational outcomes of L&D 
    Allan Stewart
    Allan Stewart

    President
    Human Synergistics

  • Networking coffee break
  • Case study: Integrating data-driven L&D to respond to changing business needs

    Collecting data on L&D KPIs and evaluating the outcomes in real-time are key to adapting learning initiatives in real-time and supporting the business. This session will look at how organizations can leverage predictive analytics and learning impact measurement to support this process and deliver flexibility and agility. 

    • Identifying opportunities to increase L&D efficiency 
    • Harnessing data to create an accurate picture of training effectiveness 
    • Performing gap analysis to determine how L&D offerings can be updated 
    • Working closely with operations to create agile and flexible training delivery 
    Julie Develin
    Julie Develin

    Sr, Partner, HCM Advisory
    UKG

  • Panel: Integrating career planning, coaching and mentoring to guide L&D initiatives

    In challenging business environments, companies need to comprehensive strategies in place to guide key talent, invest in their development, and inform L&D requirements to meet business goals. This session will look at how companies can match the needs of the organization with the needs of individual employees.  

    • An overview of new tools and strategies for training and upskilling talent in times of change 
    • Connecting development strategies with business priorities to deliver in-demand skillsets 
    • Taking a skills inventory to identify gaps and determine if positions can be filled in-house 
    • Harnessing AI to develop personalised career plans for key talent by matching their skills with new projects and career pathways 
    Sheila Austin
    Sheila Austin

    Vice President, Learning & Development
    BlueCat Networks

    Nancy Tavares
    Nancy Tavares

    Senior Director, People & Culture
    Paladin Security

    Ellana Venn
    Ellana Venn

    Associate Vice President, Learning & Multimedia
    Geotab

  • Case study: Creating a culture of ongoing learning through personalization

    Increasingly companies have recognized that embracing flexibility and tailored learning initiatives leads to improved outcomes and more consistent skill development  This session will examine how companies can develop personalized training initiatives that increase engagement and focus on strengths and opportunities for growth. 

    • Leveraging design thinking to integrate the needs of the learners and the business in L&D programs 
    • Delivering critical skill development by adapting to different learning styles, including audio, visual and kinesthetic 
    • Integrating micro-learning to achieve continuous skills development while supporting work-life balance and minimizing the impact of training on the work day 
    • Understanding the role of AI and LXPs in supporting the needs of each individual learner 
    Joanie Clary
    Joanie Clary

    Advisor, Learning & Development
    City of Vernon

  • Networking lunch
  • Case study: Engaging hybrid teams to increase ownership of L&D

    Hybrid work continues to be a challenge when developing effective training strategies. Employers need to keep remote and in-house employees equally engaged, while also catering to different learning styles.  This session will look at new methods and tools that L&D can use to increase effectiveness and keep learners motivated. 

    • What tools can you adopt to encourage ownership of learning, and ensure that end-users are getting the skills they need? 
    • Ensuring that management is working with employees to support their learning objectives 
    • Moving from push to pull – encouraging end-users to direct their own learning 
    • Leveraging communication between teams to increase motivation and making use of feedback to identify areas for improvement 
  • Panel: AI in learning & development – staying on top of rapid changes

    Technology continues to transform the way we learn, and the pace of evolution is only increasing. Employees now have access to many tools and platforms that can greatly enhance their learning experience including real-time personalization, automation and new ways of receiving information. This session will examine the new possibilities and share insights into which solutions have the greatest potential for disruption. 

    • Aligning your technology platforms with your strategy and culture  
    • Evaluating new capabilities: artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality  
    • Incorporating gamification strategies to enhance employee engagement  
    • Ensuring a comprehensive security and privacy policy 
  • Networking coffee break
  • Breakout session: A hands-on look at new L&D tools 

    This session will provide attendees an opportunity to look at new L&D tools and LXPs, get a sense of how they work, and then work with fellow attendees on an interactive demonstration of a learning tool. 

  • Panel: What’s next for L&D in 2024 and beyond?

    Technology continues fuelling new ways of working, collaborating and learning, and the pace of change in L&D is unrelenting. This session will recap key themes of the day and look ahead at new business models, training methods and technologies, and make some predictions about the next big disruptive forces.

    • Understanding the increasing importance of L&D as a business-critical priority for building the workforce of the future that can adapt to rapid change  
    • Integrating succession planning for the coming era of demographic change 
    • Integrating adaptable learning strategies that can adapt for different generations of employees 
    Alison Darling
    Alison Darling

    Director of Professional Programs
    Queen’s IRC

    Kelley Norris
    Kelley Norris

    Vice President, Implementation Services
    SafeStart

    Jimmy Tristovski
    Jimmy Tristovski

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition & People Ops
    Score Media & Gaming

  • Closing remarks from chairperson

SPONSORS


Event PARTNER

  • Human Synergistics Canada

GOLD SPONSORS

  • CareerJoy
  • Queen’s University IRC
  • UKG Canada

EXHIBITOR

VENUE


Arcadian Court

  • 401 Bay Street, Simpson, tower 8th floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4, Canada
  • (416) 364-1211
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  • Parking:

    Connected through the PATH: 110 Queen Street west (Nathan Phillips Square Garage) – $22.00/ day

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TRAVEL PLANS

Preferred Accommodation

Hotel room rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees. Rooms are subject to availability in each hotel from April 9/10 – April 11. We recommend that you book as soon as possible. 

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

Book your group rate via the reservation link or call 1-800-847-5075

Use the group name Learning and Development Summit Canada to secure the discounted rate until March 5, 2024. 

Room rate: $299 per standard room/night 
Cut-off date: March 5, 2024
Check in: 4pm Check out: 11am  
Reservation Link: Learning and Development Summit Canada  
Phone Number: 1-800-847-5075
Hotel Parking: $52 per day (Valet) 
Hotel Concessions: Complimentary Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn Express Toronto Downtown

111 Lombard Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2T9

Book your group rate via the reservation link

Use the group name Learning and Development Summit Canada to secure the discounted rate until March 23, 2024. 

Room rate: $299 per standard room/night 
Cut-off date: March 23, 2024
Check in: 3pm Check out: 11am  
Reservation Link: Learning and Development Summit Canada
Hotel Parking: $35 per day (underground, self-park)
Hotel Concessions: Complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast included

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Book your group rate via the reservation link

Use the group name Learning and Development Summit Canada to secure the discounted rate until February 9, 2024.


Room rate: $299 per standard room/night 
Cut-off date: February 9, 2024
Check in: 3pm  Check out: 11am
Reservation Link: Learning and Development Summit Canada  
Hotel Parking: $39 per night plus taxes, unlimited in and out privileges
Hotel Concessions: Complimentary Wi-Fi

Personalized L&D starts here 

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