CHRO/CLO Chicago Summit | Oct. 12, 2022 | Chicago, IL, USA


Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Address

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote Panel

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

The New Way Forward

  • HR and Learning’s emerging roles in the organization
  • Crafting the new vision for the employer-employee relationship
  • Strategic planning for an uncertain future
  • HR as a driver for digital transformation


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Changing the Way We View ROI on HR and Learning Initiatives

  • Redefining HR metrics to align with business strategic objectives
  • Changing what is measured in a new remote, hybrid and diverse workforce
  • Linking human capital and culture to company value with metrics


10:30 AM - 10:40 AM

Fireside Chat

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Leadership and Mangement in the New World

  • Developing managers to lead remote and hybrid teams
  • Enabling trust and belonging in distributed workforces
  • Leveling the playing field between remote and in-office workers

Think Tank

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Executing an L&D Strategy for Enterprise Transformation

  • Evaluating L&D’s role in business transformation
  • Making L&D a key component of a business transformation strategy
  • Buliding a L&D strategy aligned to the business’s transformation strategy
  • Developing the new skills needed

Executive Boardroom

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

A People-First Workforce Strategy

  • Exploring how The Great Resignation has shifted power from organizations to the individual
  • Building a people-first strategy
  • Enabling employee voice to help build strategy

Fireside Chat

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Aligning L&D and DEI Initiatives                           

  • Identifying key strategies when aligning L&D and DEI                                                                     
  • Driving and fostering DEI objectives
  • Updating L&D programs for inclusivity
  • Linking DEI, L&D and your Talent strategies
  • Developing metrics across programs

Think Tank

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Skills Needed in the New World of HR

  • Using business strategy to analyze and determine workforce planning
  • Rewriting recruitment, assessment, selection and talent management
  • Identifying skill gaps to plan for the future

Executive Boardroom

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Using L&D to Keep Your Talent and Develop New Skills   

  • Using L&D to empower your workforce
  • Identifying learning opportunities along the employee journey
  • Ensuring equitable opportunity to develop skills tailored to individual needs
  • Using L&D to developmore prepared leaders

Fireside Chat

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

A.I. Use Cases in HR

  • Success and Failures in AI implementation for HR
  • Lessons learned from AI implementations
  • Understanding the limitations and risks
  • Considering and addressing ethical risks

Think Tank

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

The Need for Digital Capabilities in Today's Workforce 

  • Designing and organizing a digital academy
  • Promoting engagement and driving employee-centric skills development
  • Measuring ROI for performance,
  • employee satisfaction and employee retention
  • Curating content
  • Evolving your L&D tech stack to support digital initiatives

Networking Lunch

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM

Think Tank

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Talent Acquisition and Retention Strategies

  • Identifying what workers are looking for now
  • Finding opportunities within a labor shortage
  • Reskilling your team's talent acquisition skills
  • Evolving your workforce and workplace

Think Tank

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM

Optimizing Your L&D Budget

  • Evolving L&D budgets since the pandemic
  • Developing strategies for building and increasing your budget
  • Aligning L&D to business objectives and budget

Executive Boardroom

2:55 PM - 3:25 PM

Improve the Employee Experience or Become Blockbuster

  • Reimagining the employee journey from recruitment to upskilling
  • Updating the employee experience and engagement programs for a disbursed workforce
  • Shifting to a true focus on employee well-being and inclusion
  • Becoming a partner with IT to improve the digital experience

Think Tank

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Talent Mobility Strategies

  • Partnering HR and the business to drive a talent mobility strategy
  • Aligning talent mobility and learning objectives
  • Gaining visibility into your talent pool
  • Implementing an internal talent marketplace

Think Tank

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Executive Coaching in a New Wold

  • Using enterprise wide coaching to develop a strong talent pipeline                                               
  • Identifying key considerations for implementing a coaching
  • program for all
  • Integrating coaching into leadership development
  • programs
  • Fostering a coaching culture

PM Break

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM

Sponsor Keynote

4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Developing Essential Mindset and Culture Across the Company

  • Defining what a learning culture and mindset should be
  • Steps for making learning a core organizational value
  • Personalizing growth plans across the enterprise to drive culture shifts
  • Promoting knowledge sharing across teams and functions

Closing Panel

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Improving Your Communication and Presentations to the Board    

  • Tips and best practices on presenting to the Board                                                                                 
  • How to communicate effectively to different types of stakeholders                                                                         
  • Discuss what the Board wants and needs to hear

Closing Remarks

5:15 PM - 5:25 PM

Summit Happy Hour

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM