Corporate Learning & Development Forum

CHRO Executive Roundtable
February 6, 2018
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Corporate Learning & Development Forum

January 27–29, 2019 | The Wigwam Resort | Phoenix, AZ

Join like-minded Chief Learning Officers for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • JAMI ALLRED (Banner Health), Associate Vice President, HR Strategy & Organizational Effectiveness
  • DIANNA ANDERSON (Cylient), Chief Executive Officer
  • DINO ANDERSON (Maxim Integrated), Executive Director, Learning & Organizational Development & Diversity & Inclusion
  • ALEX ARROYO (Ocean State Job Lot), Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Learning
  • LIOR ARUSSY (Strativity Group Inc.), Chief Executive Officer and President
  • JENNIFER BARNES (American Heart Association), Director, Corporate Learning & Development
  • EMILY BERMES (Emily Bermes + Associates), Chief Executive Officer
  • JESSICA BICKNELL (Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits), Senior Director, Leadership, Engagement & Change Management
  • EILEEN BOWEN (, Senior Director, Training & Development
  • JJ BOWMAN (Farmers Insurance), Head of University of Farmers
  • CAROLINE BRANT (GO1), Global Learning Strategist
  • KRISTIN BROADHEAD (NewcrestImage), Director, Learning & Development
  • DOUG BRYANT (Sonic Automative), Vice President, Human Capital Management
  • BRANDON CARSON (Delta Air Lines), Director, Learning
  • TARA CHANDER (Molina Healthcare), Director, Learning & Development
  • MINETTE CHAN (Synaptics), Director, Learning Solutions & Human Resources
  • ADELE COOK (Arizona Department of Economic Security), Chief Learning Officer
  • JENNIFER DUDECK (Cisco), Vice President, Global Learning, Leader & Team Development
  • MATTHEW EADE (Empire Today), Senior Director, Learning & Development
  • SCOTT GIBSON (Stuller), Director, HR Learning & Development
  • DEAN GRIESS (Charles Schwab), Managing Director, Schwab Business Learning
  • LORI GOLDSTROHM (CAVA), Vice President, Operations Services
  • ELIZABETH GREENE (ON Semiconductor), Director, Global Learning & Development
  • ERIC HARPER (BSN Sports), Vice President, Talent & Learning
  • JAY HELD (Fiserv), Vice President, Learning & Professional Services
  • AMY HERMAN (Agiliti), Head of Learning & Development
  • RACHEL HORWITZ (Mars Incorporated), Director, Global Learning & Development
  • SHEILA JAGANNATHAN (The World Bank), Head of Learning & Development
  • STEPHANIE JOHNSON (Oakwood), Manager, Learning & Development
  • CHAD JONES (Papa John’s International), Head Coach of Learning & Development
  • MATT KANE (Johnson & Johnson), Head, Global Learning, Leadership Development & Innovation
  • ALISON LAZENBY (Root Inc.), Managing Director of Leadership & Manager Development
  • CHRISTINE LIN (American Honda Motor Company), Head of Organization Development
  • CANDACE LINDNER (Amtrak), Senior Manager, Learning & Development
  • ADRI MAISONET (Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC), Vice President, Enterprise Learning and Development
  • CHUCK MELICK (Spring Mobile), Senior Director of Talent, Learning & Organizational Development
  • CHRISTINE MENARD (OppenheimerFunds), Vice President, Learning & Development
  • JEFF MOORE (Apria Healthcare), Vice President, Learning & Development
  • SHERRI NAGEL (Discover Financial Services), Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
  • ANI NAZARYAN (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas), Director of Learning & Development
  • KEVIN PATTERSON (Maricopa Integrated Health System), Senior Director, Talent & Organizational Effectiveness, Talent Officer
  • MALISSIA PENDLETON (BrightSpring Health), Chief Learning Officer
  • MOLLY RUPPRATH (Massage Envy Franchising LLC), Senior Director, Learning & Development
  • MICHELLE SAUNDERS (International Game Technology), Head of Learning Solutions
  • MICHELE SILVERMAN (Gold's Gym), Vice President of Learning & Development & Internal Communications
  • ANGELA SKLENKA (Compass Group USA), Vice President, Learning & Development
  • RAE TANNER (Farmers Insurance), Head of Enterprise Learning & Development
  • MIKE THOMPSON (Grifols), Senior Director Corporate Talent & Organizational Development
  • KRISTAL WALKER (Guitar Center), Director, Organizational Development
  • MIMI WEBER (Memorial Healthcare System), Administrative Director, Organizational Development and Chief Learning Officer
  • DEBORAH WILSON (Wunderman), Global Head, Learning & Development
  • PHILIP ZOLLER (Florida Blue), Vice President, Talent Acquisition & Development

Advisory Board

  • JENNIFER DEPAOLA (AMN Healthcare), Vice President, Talent Management
  • MATT KANE (Johnson & Johnson), Head, Global Learning, Leadership Development & Innovation
  • KAREN PORTILLO (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), Director, Talent Development & Engagement
  • RAE TANNER (Farmers Insurance), Head of Enterprise Learning & Development
  • MIMI WEBER (Memorial Healthcare System), Administrative Director, Organizational Development and Chief Learning Officer

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Topics For Discussion

  • Using Learning As A Tool For Competitive Advantage
  • Developing & Ingraining A Culture Of Learning In Your Company
  • A Delicate Balancing Act: Finding The Right Mix Of Digital & Live Training
  • Making The Business Case For Greater Investment: Multiple Stakeholders Weigh In
  • Measuring What Matters: What Are The Hallmarks Of A World-Class L&D Program?

Venue: The Wigwam Resort

300 East Wigwam Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85340

Established in 1929, this adobe-and-timber resort set on 16,000 acres is 4 miles from I-10 and 17 miles from Skyline Regional Park.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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  • “Great practitioners with great ideas sharing learnings and experiences that will benefit the companies they represent with future success.”
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  • “Interactive, engaging – great opportunity to learn from peers!”
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  • “Focused and engaging learning opportunity. The networking continues to be one of the biggest benefits of this type of program.”
    Mike Farmer | BMC
  • “Intimate, high-level conversations.”
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  • “Good opportunity to talk with and listen to peers on topics that are very relevant.”
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  • “The CHRO Forum is a great opportunity to network with and learn HR practices from like-minded individuals.”
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  • “Worth the time commitment to hear best practices from CHRO’s in various industries. Intimate setting to build CHRO network and to meet and assess vendor partners.”
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  • “Very productive. Great, relevant topics.”
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