Thursday, October 6

7:00am CDT

Thursday October 6, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am CDT
Texas Center

8:00am CDT

Welcome and Kickoff

Thursday October 6, 2022 8:00am - 8:25am CDT
Texas Center

8:25am CDT

C-Suite Thought Leader Panel

Our keynote panel is an elite collection of executives from a variety of industries. They are excited to share their insights about factors currently impacting their organizations and their industries, as well as emerging trends and which areas of talent development will be impacted most. They will shed light on how they led their organizations through the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic.

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Stefan Schafer

President & CEO, BARTEC U
Described by his people as an inclusive and innovative servant leader, Stefan Schaffer serves as the President & CEO of BARTEC US, headquartered in Houston, Texas and Senior Vice President for the Americas of BARTEC Group, with its global corporate office in Bad Mergentheim, Germany... Read More →
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Kathleen McCutcheon

Sr. Vice President & Global CHRO, Tokio Marine HCC
Kathleen McCutcheon is the SVP & Global CHRO for Tokio Marine HCC overseeing the company’s global human resources. She leads a dynamic team of over 100 HR Professionals supporting employees in 13 countries. During her tenure with TMHCC, Kathleen has implemented strategic initiatives... Read More →
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Lori Knowles

Sr. Vice President, CHRO, Memorial Hermann Health System
Lori Knowles, a senior healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in human resources and healthcare operations, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Memorial Hermann Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast... Read More →
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Craig Taylor

CEO/Founder, Iapetus Holdings
Craig Taylor is the veteran founder and CEO of Iapetus Holdings, a suite of eight companies solving some of the world’s most urgent needs around energy sustainability, safety, and efficiency. As a privately held portfolio of self-funded, multimillion-dollar firms, Iapetus and its... Read More →
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Hilary Ware

Sr. Vice President, CHRO, Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Hilary Ware is a senior global executive in human resources, information technology, government affairs, shared services, corporate social responsibility and corporate communications (internal and external).  A focused global senior leader with a strong track record, she has specific... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 8:25am - 9:30am CDT
Texas Center

9:30am CDT

Thursday October 6, 2022 9:30am - 9:45am CDT
Texas Center

9:45am CDT

Transit to Virtual Reality

In this hands-on workshop:
  • Attendees will discuss the methodology and lessons learned from implementing a VR lesson to replace simulator training for bus operator training at Houston Metro.
  • Attendees will receive, discuss, and complete a draft checklist and guideline to support the implementation of a VR training project within their own company.
  • Attendees will discuss questions, concerns, and challenges with the speakers and each other regards implementing a VR training lesson.
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
The session relates because the session is focused on reinventing an aspect of a training program, specifically moving from using a one-person simulator, to allowing multiple learners to experience an immersive lesson at the same time. This session will inspire the attendees to think about where they can reinvent aspects of their training to be more safe, effective, and engaging for their audience, using VR technology.

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Nannette Daugherty

Past President ATD Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority
Specialties: Organizational development, change management, instructional design, facilitation,leadership development, talent management, public speaking, project management, needs assessment,consulting, training, learning management systems.

Thursday October 6, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
London A

9:45am CDT

Reinventing L&D Operations: How to Run L&D Like a Business

In this workshop, attendees will learn the importance of reinventing their learning operations and receive practical, hands-on learning on how to do so. Topics covered during the workshop will include:
  • Strategy (Corporate Objectives & Skills Requirements)
  • Business Partnerships (Learning Partners & Effective Methods for Intake)
  • Project Planning (Managing Cross-Team Collaboration and Tracking Data)
  • Team Capacity (Workforce Intelligence & Prioritization)
  • Content Design (7 Design Principles)
  • Data Analytics (Telling Impact Stories) 

How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
If you don’t have operations under control, you aren’t running or participating in an efficient and effective L&D department. We will teach participants best practices on reinventing L&D Operations and how to look at processes more holistically to ensure learning teams are data-driven and process-oriented to work more efficiently and effectively.

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Fernando Sanchez Arias

Chief People Officer and Head of Diversity, Learning & Innovation, CLICK Institute
Design thinker, executive, keynote speaker, certified coach, learning leader, and author with over 20+ years of experience as a business & human capital leader in organizational culture, learning and talent development, change and organizational design and effectiveness, innovation... Read More →
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Ryan Austin

Founder & CEO, Cognota
Ryan Austin is an entrepreneur who has spent over 10 years driving improvements in learning and development. In his current role as CEO at Cognota, the first operations platform for L&D, Ryan is focused on developing innovative products to enable training functions to work smarter... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Texas Center

9:45am CDT

Get to the Top, and Stay at the Top Without Tumbling Down

The competition to advance in the leadership pipeline within an organization is intense. And research has revealed that the small group of people who have mastered this one challenge is amongst the elite who reaps a significant benefit – career advancement. Are you amongst this 10 – 15% elite group?

Join us as we uncover an often ignored asset that inspires personal change that leads to increased confidence, courage, credibility, trust, and connections – setting the stage for thriving careers. It will ultimately ignite your breakthrough and enable you to hold space from a position of strength.

How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
It will provide each participant with insightful information that invites an authentic look at one’s professional persona. With a fresh perspective, participants can discern whether or not behaviors are serving them well in light of their career aspirations and identify the opportunities for an intentional shift that empowers career advancement.

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Lillian Davenport

CEO/Founder, EndView Solutions, LLC
Lillian Davenport, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, CTACC, founded End View Solutions, LLC in 2017 to enable sustainable leadership and career development impact that results in increased personal and organizational performance. We equip and empower organizations, career-minded women managers... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
London B

10:45am CDT

Thursday October 6, 2022 10:45am - 11:00am CDT
Texas Center

11:00am CDT

Engage with Broadcast Style Graphics in Your Online Learning

In this workshop:
  • Identify the characteristics of graphics that engage learners
  •  Describe how to adopt broadcast graphics for learning
  •  Understand the utility and production of four types of graphics: infographics, lower thirds, transitions, and loopable backgrounds
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
Many in instructional design mistakenly think that visual design is about making content pretty-- it's not.  Good design enhances the meaning of instruction, creates credibility, and engages learners.  However, visual design is often ignored by instructional designers.

This session encourages participants to Reinvent visual design within the industry-- and make it a primary factor. Learners are not comparing learning media to other learning experiences-- they compare it to other media. YouTube, Netflix, and video games are the comparison points.

This session makes the point that engaging visual design is one of the paths that, if adopted, will allow us to reinvent online instruction and compete with other media.

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Mark Lassoff

President, Tech Learning Network
Over two million people have learned coding and design from Mark Lassoff.Mark and his company, the Tech Learning Network, are pioneers in new media learning, having created the first streaming media network dedicated to learning workforce and career skills.The Tech Learning Network... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Texas Center

11:00am CDT

The Great Resignation vs the Great Re-evaluation

In this workshop:
  • Help the workshop members/audience understand the new expectations of today's workforce.
  • Provide insights and ideas on how to better appreciate the needs of the organizations they work with/support to drive business outcomes.

How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
The entire session is applicable to all 3 focus areas. By focusing on skills as a currency you connect with the individual, and the organization and build resiliency for the future.

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Dan Gutmacher

Partner, Talent Transformation, IBM
Dan is a Partner in IBMs Talent Transformation organization and is currently accountable for the business development & delivery of our BPO business in the Americas.  He is an Executive Leader with over 20 years of Business Operations and HR experience.  Prior to joining IBM Dan... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
London A

11:00am CDT

Mindset: The Gateway to Reinventing Yourself

  • Learn distinctions of Mindsets and the Mindset Continuum
  •  Identify where you fall across the various categories of the Mindset Continuum
  • Design and Commit to three (3) actions to leverage your mindset to support the process of reinventing yourself
By attending this session, participants will enhance the following PERSONAL Capabilities:
  • Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making – shifting mindset supports developing the skill of identifying personal biases that influence one’s own cognition and behavior
  • Lifelong Learning – mindset influences one’s desire to learn, which can lead to the expansion and development of knowledge and skills over time
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
One definition of the word reinvent is “change something so much that it appears to be entirely new.” The process of reinvention may include, among other things, practicing self-reflection, being honest with and believing in oneself, asking for support, learning new things, considering different options, and seeing possibilities. These occur on the foundation of self-understanding and self-awareness, which is greatly influenced and impacted by the mindset one brings to the process. So Mindset is an essential component of Reinventing Oneself.

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Marie Wehrung

Marie Wehrung is a seasoned talent development professional and certified coach. In her former role at Rice University, Marie oversaw programs that enable organizational, team, managerial, and individual success. She worked with employees and departments to enhance workplace performance... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
London B

12:00pm CDT

Thursday October 6, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Texas Center

12:45pm CDT

ATD Houston Awards and Board
Thursday October 6, 2022 12:45pm - 1:00pm CDT
Texas Center

1:00pm CDT

Harness The Power of Podcasting for Internal Training and Communications

To help companies implement a successful internal training/communications podcast as an innovative and cost-effective means to communicate.
  • Introduce the basics of podcasting
  • Explain the benefits of using podcasts for training
  • Present case studies of successful internal podcasting programs
  • How to distribute a podcast internally
  • Tips for creating interesting and engaging podcasts
  • Outline the steps for planning and producing a successful internal podcast
  • Offer tips for promoting your podcast
  • Discuss ways to measure the effectiveness of a podcasting program
  • Answer questions about podcasting for training
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
Using technology and innovation in simple, cost-effective ways.

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Bruce Abbott

Podcast Wizard, M. Bruce Abbott Voiceovers
Providing media, voiceovers and podcast production for nearly thirty years for companies including DELL, Amazon/AWS, United Airlines, Chevron, and hundreds more. Creator of the ATD Houston Podcast "Train To Win"

Thursday October 6, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Texas Center

1:00pm CDT

Learning Measurement Using Impact Process Mapping

Learning measurement involves a variety of factors from basic items like quality of design and delivery all the way to financial cost/benefit.  In order to have a complete view on the key learning measurement elements one must start with a solid impact process map.  This session will present a complete impact process map designed by and for learning professionals.  It will review not only basic measurement needs like quality of learning but differentiate between a business outcome (ex. sales) and a talent outcome (ex. culture) and offer clear and simple methods to collect and report on these measurement items.

In this session you will learn the following objectives:
  • Introduce a learning impact process map.
  • Learn how to apply the process map to build your measurement strategy. 
  • Review how to connect the process map to data collection and reporting
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
It is 100% on topic as it is about reinventing learning measurement, in fact when we created the impact map with L&D practitioners that was the spirit of the work, to reinvent learning measurement.

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Chris LeBrun

Director, Professional Services, Performitiv
I am a high-energy, human-centric professional services leader whose passion lies in people! SPHR, Human Capital Strategist and Talent Development Reporting certified, with 13+ years of proven accomplishment in successfully helping organizations operate more efficiently and effectively... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
London A

1:00pm CDT

Reinventing Yourself and Others with Coaching

There is a lot of confusion in the market about what is coaching and how it works, many professionals have called themselves Coaches without studying or applying real coaching techniques. Come to this session to get total clarity about what coaching is, how it works and how you can immediately apply it to reinvent yourself and others.

How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
Coaching methodologies are one of the most powerful techniques to reinvent ourselves and others. The purpose of coaching is to generate a better version of ourselves transforming lives and results. With the formula goal – plan – execution, participants will take away practical tools to start reinventing.

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Guillermo Mendoza

Executive Coach and Trainer, Impact Coaching Solutions
Guillermo accelerates leadership around the globe, turning managers into leaders. Leadership expert, global speaker, author, entrepreneur, and executive coach. He is passionate about sharing the tools and experiences that he has in neuroscience, emotional intelligence, mindfulness... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
London B

2:00pm CDT

Memorial Hermann Service Dogs and Exhibitor Ice Cream Social
Join in our afternoon ice cream social from 2 pm – 2:30 pm and mingle with the Memorial Hermann service dogs at Memorial City.

For more info, visit - https://www.therapydogs.com/alliance-therapy-dogs/

Thursday October 6, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Texas Center

2:30pm CDT

Managing and Influencing Up

  • Support young professionals and employees in managing and influencing up with high impact
  • Facilitate ways to train employees in adapting communication styles and orientation to the leaders they desire to influence
  • Explore ways to coach employees to influence leaders by relating back to the "big picture" and organizational strategic initiatives
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
With the demand for top talent, Learning and Development professionals need to reinvent training and coaching programs to fast track young professionals and high potentials into leadership. A crucial first step is facilitating effective communication and influencing skills in managing up for these employees. Through understanding the perspectives and priorities of their leaders and practicing effective communication, these young professionals simultaneously learn to think like the leaders they are becoming.

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Amy Hart

Founder, Hart Training Connection
Amy Hart’s experience includes being a corporate training director and marketer for the financial services and insurance industries, as well as the owner of training consulting firm Hart Training Connection for over 11 years. Amy’s expertise is in working with professionals to... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
London A

2:30pm CDT

Drips, Bots and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

In a recent Bersin by Deloitte report, it was stated that 80% of CEOs believe upskilling is their most pressing challenge. This means retraining and upskilling continue to be critical to the modern workforce. This said - large workloads, packed schedules, and a dispersed employee base impose a barrier to providing the learning needed to address the upskilling needs of a modern workforce. For learning professionals, this means delivering reinforcement programs produced in scheduled, manageable bites. Thus, giving people a chance to apply lessons, wherever they may be in a hybrid workplace.

This session will help you learn the first steps on how to plan and organize curriculum into spaced and dripped learning reinforcement lessons. All by using a framework that can be easily replicated once back in the workplace. This immersive program will allow for creating conversational and engaging content to support your performance development efforts. Using a given scenario, and through several exercises, you will leave this session with new content and tool ideas to design, prototype, and build drip content that has real impact.

This session will break down into four phases.
1.    Phase one: Determine if you are addressing the right problem.
2.    Phase two: Map conversational content to help achieve a learning outcome.
3.    Phase three: Determine which delivery tools will give drip-feeding efforts the best chance for success.

Lastly, we will review examples of how to apply drip feeds to any organization. The amazing part will be the understanding that creating conversational design using bots, blogs, and email can be fun, and impactful. Therefore, demonstrating the combined value of spaced and self-directed dripped microlearning content.

How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
Using drip-feed learning reinvents the way L&D can use learning reinforcement to apply spaced learning techniques without causing workplace disruption. By providing spaced learning through dripped applications, we give knowledge a greater chance of sticking and give the people a better chance of knowledge application. This in turn adds greater value to all L&D initiatives. By doing so we create a win-win for the people and the business.

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Shannon Tipton

Owner and Chief Learning Rebel, Learning Rebels, LLC
A workplace learning expert for 30+ years, Shannon Tipton fights for learning that sticks. As the founder of Learning Rebels®, she fixes training that’s broken and develops learning that delivers business results. Known for her Rebellious Rebuilding™ Framework, Shannon’s approach... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Texas Center

2:30pm CDT

Reinventing Yourself: Elevate Your Personal Brand Online

​In today's professional environment, having an online presence is a necessity. In this workshop, you’ll explore the components of a successful personal brand online and determine your goals in building a personal brand. You'll be able to identify your target audience, who they are, and how to communicate effectively and purposefully to build credibility and authority for your personal brand.

In this workshop:
  • Define personal brand identity and develop a branding statement. 
  • Define SMART goals. 
  • Decide which channels fit best for personal branding: social media; blog; podcast; etc. Define a consistent process for amplifying your personal brand.
  • Review and measure.
How does this topic relate to the conference theme, Reinvent?
Personal branding is an integral part of a professional's career journey. With many people rethinking their professional choices after the pandemic, focusing on and reinventing their personal brand is important and necessary. This workshop will help talent development professionals amplify their personal brand digitally, in order to prepare them for their next career shift.

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Anh Nguyen

Marketing Coordinator, RISC, Inc
Anh Nguyen is an experienced digital marketing professional, working with B2B brands, nonprofits, and purpose-driven brands. She serves her clients best in a consultative role, helping define their marketing plan and strategy, as well as guiding implementation and execution. Anh finds... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
London B

3:45pm CDT

Accelerating Skill and Talent Development

Gain practical insights on how to maximize and target resources to develop a skilled workforce aligned to business needs. In this keynote, Taylor Blake will share his 7 Key Opportunities to Accelerate Talent Development.

Learn how to:
•    Fulfill the skill needs of your employees, company, and CEO
•    Optimize resources for upskilling every employee via internal talent academies
•    Give more of your employee's access to deep, intensive programs
•    Put new skills into practice sooner
•    Meet shifting skill demands quicker, and more effectively

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Taylor Blake

Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Learn In
Taylor Blake is Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Learn In, a platform that helps companies establish talent academies to unify all the resources needed for building a highly skilled workforce. Before Learn In, he was a founding team member and the first Product Manager at Degreed... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2022 3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT
Texas Center

4:45pm CDT

Closing Comments

Thursday October 6, 2022 4:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Texas Center

5:00pm CDT

Networking and Post-Conference Celebration Reception
Please RSVP:

Sponsored by: TiER1 Performance, an ATD Houston Silver sponsor

All conference attendees are invited to attend the Conference Reception immediately after the conference at The Rouxpour located at Memorial City Mall, #604 (located just three blocks away from the conference site, next to Maggiano's Restaurant).

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Come and go from 5-8pm. The reception is intended to allow attendees to mix and mingle and will honor past ATD Houston Chapter Presidents.

Join us to avoid rush hour, network, and have fun!

Thursday October 6, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
The Rouxpour 303 Memorial City Mall Houston, TX 77024
Friday, October 7

9:00am CDT

Conference Excursion - Memorial Hermann TIRR Rehab and Research Tour

For registered conference attendees only. RSVP at: 

Donations are welcomed at https://www.memorialhermann.org/services/specialties/tirr/about-us/donate

In guided tour in the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, you’ll explore the neurorecovery research center, pediatric unity, therapy gym, and sports court.

TIRR is continually recognized as one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, TIRR Memorial Hermann is a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research. Some of the world’s leading physicians in rehabilitation medicine provide care at TIRR Memorial Hermann. We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care, as well as a community wellness program, that address the individual needs of each patient who has experienced catastrophic injuries or illnesses. https://memorialhermann.org/services/specialties/tirr

Location: Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Parking Garage: Park in the Sterling Garage, 1400 Ross Sterling Ave. Houston, TX 77030.
What to Wear: No specific attire is required.
What to Bring: Your Camera

Friday October 7, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am CDT
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center

12:00pm CDT

Conference Excursion - Memorial Herman Life Flight Tour

For registered conference attendees only. RSVP at: 

Donations are welcomed at https://memorialhermann.org/foundation/donate

Come learn about Memorial Hermann’s Life Flight program, history, and a legend, Dr. Red Duke. This hour is 1 hour long and includes taking a picture in front of the helicopter! https://memorialhermann.org/services/specialties/trauma/life-flight

Location: Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Parking Garage: Park in the Sterling Garage, 1400 Ross Sterling Ave. Houston, TX 77030.
What to Wear: No specific attire is required.
What to Bring: Your Camera for a group photo in front of the helicopter!

Friday October 7, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
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