Final Program Announced for Innovative Symposium+PLUS

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“Unconventional convention” from Human Capital Media bringing corporate learning and talent executives together to explore converging roles in creating the innovation-era workforce

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There is a huge amount of strategic overlap among executives whose success depends on attracting, developing and retaining the kind of top talent needed to compete in an innovation-driven world

Human Capital Media (HCM), publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine and Talent Economy journal, released final program details today for its upcoming Symposium+PLUS, Oct. 2–3, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in California. The unique conference, developed as a joint effort by the editors of both publications, is bringing corporate learning and talent executives together to examine how their roles converge in determining the composition, performance and potential of the workforce.

“There is a huge amount of strategic overlap among executives whose success depends on attracting, developing and retaining the kind of top talent needed to compete in an innovation-driven world,” said Mike Prokopeak, HCM vice president and editor in chief. “For this unique forum, we’ve curated a program of educational sessions and power networking that not only acknowledges this reality but also offers an opportunity to create a whole new way of working together on some of the biggest people-centric challenges facing businesses today.”

The high-level agenda for the conference features spotlight workshops on critical issues, thought-provoking keynotes and fast-paced first-person case studies showcasing new initiatives and solutions. The eclectic line-up of presenters comprises executives representing some of today’s most innovative global enterprises, including Airbus, Chevron, Deloitte, Edelman, Mattel, Pepsico and more. In addition, out-of-the-box thinkers slated to take the podium as keynote speakers include:

  •     Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan.”
  •     Dr. Tasha Eurich, author of “Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.”
  •     Dan Lyons, columnist and author of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble.”
  •     Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.”

Throughout the two-day conference, there also will be plenty of opportunities for executives to connect with corporate counterparts who understand the evolving leadership demands of the current environment. Symposium attendance is limited to active learning and talent management practitioners. A limited number of high-level industry providers are underwriting the meeting’s educational agenda as Headline Sponsors: CrossKnowledge, DeVryWORKS, Pearson and Saba.

Symposium+PLUS also coincides with the annual unveiling of Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Learning In Practice Awards recognizing industry leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. The winners and the 2017 CLO of the Year will be honored at a special awards presentation on Oct. 3.

For more information and to register, please visit CLOsymposiumplus.com.

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