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Workforce Learning & Development 2017: Train. Retain. Excel.

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Workforce Learning & Development 2017: Train. Retain. Excel.

November 16-17, 2017 | Paris Las Vegas

CONFERENCE SNAPSHOT: At Workforce L&D you’ll access proven methods for leveraging technology and applying cutting-edge strategies to enhance organizational performance. Tap into the training trends that today’s pioneers swear by, and learn how you can help your employees be better prepared, more engaged, and able to produce twice the work in half the time!


The agenda will be packed with powerful strategies for creating an engaging environment for professional development that supports business growth and workforce retention and features insightful keynotes, substantive presentations, in-depth panel discussions, and interactive learning labs.

When you attend Workforce Learning & Development 2017:

  • You will explore how successful employment brands like Yelp, Adobe, Salesforce, and Facebook approach learning and development to ensure that Millennials and other generations of workers are continuously engaged.
  • After an energizing keynote by “Company Culture Expert to Watch” Cara Silletto, you will better understand how your role in cultural transitions, executive leadership development, new-hire orientation, and retirement knowledge transfer planning can play a critical role in ensuring successful employee retention efforts.
  • You will discover science-driven recommendations for using gamification as a talent development technique, including case studies of successful implementation.
  • You will collect dozens of tips on how to expand learning beyond the training room to consistently and effectively engage talent.
  • You will access examples of how to nurture talent to stay strong as leaders, regardless of changes to the business structure, company’s goals, and other variables.
  • You will learn how to formalize every day knowledge transfer opportunities to zap the skills gap.
  • You will see how L&D stakeholders can leverage data analytics to examine learning patterns and create personalized learning content that meets learners’ needs, including case study models presented by SAP’s chief learning officer.
  • You will get the scoop on where to secure quality, low-to-no cost training tools to create infographics, tutorials, and other interactive training materials designed to fit your budget.
  • You will hear national best-selling author Bob Kelleher reveal the 10 essential steps of engagement that he culled from years of experience working as an award-winning internal practitioner who led engagement initiatives that transformed corporate cultures.
  • And more!


Workforce L&D offers practical, comprehensive, content-rich insights for anyone who is or needs to become a strategic advocate for comprehensive learning and development training solutions—solutions that can have a positive impact on the workforce and the organization’s underlying bottom line. Learning officers, Training Managers, Instructional Designers, and HR professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.


  • Just $800 per attendee
  • Conference Materials: $320
  • Continental Breakfast and Boxed Lunch provided both days. Morning and Afternoon breaks provided.

Your 2017 Location

Paris Las Vegas
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.  
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Free parking!

Room Rate: $169, plus $26 daily resort fee

Resort Fee Includes:

  • Unlimited local phone calls (no long distance or international calls)
  • Two (2) Guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (does not include use of the spa)
  • In-Room Internet access to include two (2) device per room per day (Property-wide and inter-property roaming available at that property for an additional fee.) 

Registrants Take Note:

We have been alerted that there is a company called National Travel Associates that has been making telemarketing calls to our conference attendees.

Warning: Please beware of this company. The company is trying to sell Las Vegas hotel rooms over our November 2017 event dates, and may also try to get you to re-book your hotel reservations through them if you have already secured your hotel room reservations.

Please note that we do not have any affiliation with National Travel Associates or any other travel assistance provider, and they did not receive any contact information from us.

Below is the official hotel information we have contracted at Paris Las Vegas for November 15-17, 2017. Rooms should be booked directly with the hotel.

Call 877-603-4389
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Reservation cut-off date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 1 | Thursday, November 16, 2017

Training Solutions Showcase: Technology Test Drives and Exhibitor Attractions
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Workforce L&D 2017 brings together learning, development, and training vendors providing the latest technology-driven corporate training software and platforms. Take a test drive at our Learning Solutions Showcase, which features exhibitor attractions focused on ways to enhance the way you deliver, manage, and measure corporate learning-based initiatives.

Welcome Remarks
7:50 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.

Opening Keynote
Talent Development to the Rescue: How L&D Professionals Can Positively Impact Retention Efforts & Reduce Turnover
Approved for HRCI business credit!
7:55 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Presented by: Cara Silletto, MBA, Cresendo Strategies
Focusing on retaining talent should be priority #1 for your company. But, with changing employee demographics and expectations, as well as evolving business needs and technology, employers can't take the "same old" approach to talent development if they're to succeed at retaining talent. Right now, talent development professionals sit in a unique sweet spot for impacting the organization and its bottom line. Workforce L&D 2017 kicks off by showing you how your role in cultural transitions, executive leadership development, new-hire orientation, retirement knowledge transfer planning, and more will play a critical role in ensuring successful employee retention efforts as your organization moves forward.

Building a Learning Culture: Expanding Your Company Learning Beyond the Training Room
9:00 a.m.– 10:35 a.m.
Presented by: John Isbell, JWI Hospitality
Companies that succeed at building and maintain a dynamic workforce have mastered the integration of learning and development into every day work life. In this highly interactive session, you will learn ways to take your training and development outside of the traditional methods and create a culture of life-long learners. This session will include a 30-minute interactive “Buzz-Session” that will allow you to gain ideas from each other that will provide dozens of tips on how to expand learning far beyond the training room to consistently and effectively engage talent.

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits Break
10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Gamification for Talent Development: Key Design Principles Proven to Drive Learning Success
10:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Presented by: Carol Leaman, Axonify, Inc.
Gamification can improve learner satisfaction and retention, and  increase knowledge and skill gains among employees. Choosing the right gamification can be a huge asset to HR and training professionals, but the difficult part is implementing “proper design.” Your goals as the trainer, communication with the employee, and the proverbial toolkit you use will all play a part in whether your experience is a success. Thankfully, with a few science-driven recommendations, you can be on your way to an effective learning and development program that leverages gamification. This session will focus on how different organizations are using gamification as a talent development technique and how, when properly designed, it can work for your organization.

You’ll learn:

  • Examples of successful uses of gamification for developing talent
  • Why making learning fun is a valuable goal for designers
  • The differences between gamification, simulations, and serious games as learning tools and how to tell when it’s best to use each
  • How games can provide assessments of learning and training transfer
  • How badges, points, and leaderboards are just one little piece of the gamification toolkit


12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Training Up: What It Takes to Develop Lasting, Engaged Leaders 
1:10 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Presented by: Dan Day, TRACOM Group
You want the best out of current and future departmental and organizational leaders. But, what should you be doing to help them excel as impactful leaders? Being a manager doesn’t always translate into being a natural leader, and leaders aren’t always high performers. There can be lots of reasons for this—sometimes the manager lacks accountability, self-awareness, or the ability to attract and inspire talent. So, what can you do to ensure that managers  at all levels of the business cultivate their leadership capabilities?

During this session, you’ll learn: 

  • How to engage leaders in your company’s mission and business goals
  • How to assess leadership development strategy strengths and weaknesses
  • Examples of how to nurture talent to stay strong as leaders, regardless of changes to the business structure, company’s goals, and other variables 
  • How to help leaders recognize their own communication style and the styles of others to develop stronger teams

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits Break
2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Mentoring Hub: How to Formalize Knowledge Transfer Opportunities to Zap the Skills Gap
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Presented by: Jodi Davidson, Sodexo
Pew Research Center reports that 10,000 baby boomers reach age 65 each day. That means more and more boomers are retiring. Whether employees depart due to retirement, other job opportunities, or personal reasons, when they leave they take invaluable knowledge with them. And, it’s not enough for a departing worker to write a manual on their duties for successors to follow. To stay at the top of the talent management game, it’s important to focus on tacit knowledge, which is rooted in workers’ skills, their experiences, and their ideas. This session will:

  • Explain the difference between information and knowledge 
  • Provide real-life examples of how knowledge transfer experiences—some as short as 1 minute—among mentors and mentees can be integrated into every day work life to ensure that the workforce is well prepared for talent shortages
  • Reveal expert tips on how to formalize knowledge transfer experiences so your mentoring program is equipped to zap the skills gap

The Data-Driven Leader: Case Studies on How People Analytics Can Be Used to Evaluate the Strategic Alignment of Business and L&D Goals
Approved for HRCI business credit!
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jenny Dearborn, SAP
It’s important for corporate learning and talent management professionals to understand what makes various aspects of the underlying business successful. Only then can they effectively evaluate how their learning programs can be improved upon to drive future business success. Enter big data. With data analytics, L&D stakeholders can identify new types of learning content to draft training requirements, examine learning patterns, user interaction with learning content—and, in turn, create personalized learning content that meets learners’ needs—and predict future learning needs. This session will provide real-life examples through case studies on how data analytics related to HR and people management can be used to foster L&D strategy. 


MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2 | Friday, November 17, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Training Solutions Showcase: Technology Test Drives and Exhibitor Attractions
7:00 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.  
If you didn’t get the chance to check out Workforce L&D 2017’s Training Solutions Showcase on Day 1, now is the time to get your learning engines really revving! Connect with L&D vendors providing the latest—and greatest—technology-driven corporate training software and platforms, and test drive our exhibitor attractions, which are focused on ways to enhance the way you deliver, manage, and measure your corporate learning-based initiatives.

Breakfast & Learn Solutions Demo |
7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
Grab your lunch and join us for an informative test-drive of BLR’s winning digital solution TrainingToday® is a leading provider of online education programs for employees and supervisors. Each course in our extensive library addresses a specific topic with engaging and interactive presentations, delivering practical advice and clear instructions that trainees will remember long after the training is complete. And with a built in LMS, TrainingToday does all the assignment, tracking, testing, and reporting for you. It’s your turnkey training solution. Attendees will be entered to win one of the hottest new technologies on the market!

[Announcements: 7:55 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.]

Opening Keynote: The 10 Steps of Employee Engagement to DRIVE Results!
8:00 a.m. –  9:00 a.m.
Presented byBob Kelleher, The Employee Engagement Group
According to Gallup, in 2017, a staggering 67% of employee are still disengaged. Join acclaimed author, speaker, and thought leader Bob Kelleher as he outlines the 10 key steps for building and sustaining an engaged culture to combat the disengagement reality. These 10 essential steps of engagement have been culled from years of experience working as an award-winning internal practitioner who led engagement initiatives that transformed corporate cultures. He will share specific best practices, case studies, and ideas from his best seller, Louder Than Words, 10 Practical Engagement Steps, and his newly released book, I-Engage, Your Personal Engagement Roadmap.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of trust and empathy in the workplace
  • Why one’s direct line manager is the #1 driver of engagement and disengagement
  • The importance of a robust communication culture—the “cornerstone of engagement”
  • Why you need to engage the whole person, and not just the employee
  • Why you might have a hiring problem and not an engagement problem

Demo Done Right: From-the-Trenches Tactics on How Real-Life Companies Are Driving L&D Success  
9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Presented by: Mohit Garg, MindTickle and Guila Muir, Guila Muir and Associates LLC
This session features 4 inspiring segments showcasing the real-life application of how to:

  • Successfully integrate varied modes of training—classroom, mobile, online—to maximize the effectiveness of blending learning-based strategies 
  • Drive positive business outcomes through effective sales onboarding 
  • Train the trainer 
  • Secure quality, low-to-no cost training tools to create infographics, tutorials, and other interactive training materials designed to fit your budget

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits Break

10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Millennials at Work: Top Employment Brands’ Strategies for Continuous Learning and Engagement
10:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Presented by: Tanya Bakalov, Better Skills Inc.
According to Bersin by Deloitte’s Future of Corporate Learning report, Millennials crave training and development above benefits like flexible schedules and cash bonuses. A PwC report, Millennials at Work: Reshaping the Workplace, reflects the same sentiment, noting that Millennials want constant feedback and encouragement and are likely to embrace digital learning delivery methods. Since Millennials have surpassed Generation X as the largest segment of the workforce, it’s important to understand precisely what millennial learners expect from work and how you can deliver it in an effective way. This session will examine how successful employment brands like Yelp, Adobe, Salesforce, and Facebook approach learning and development to ensure that Millennials and other generations of workers are continuously engaged.

How to Make Required Training Fun—Yes, We Said Fun!
11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Presented by: Gina Worthey, Worthey Solutions International
Training on legal and compliance obligations related to reporting of workplace harassment, safety training, fiduciary responsibilities, or other areas may be mandatory under federal or state law depending on your industry, specific workers’ roles, etc. But, just because you’re legally required to address a certain subject matter doesn’t mean the content of the training needs to be so dry that the learning experience turns into a snooze fest. This session will teach you:

  • Strategies for infusing pizazz into required workplace training
  • How to make required trainings informative and fun, so employees easily recall and set into practice what they’ve learned—so you can minimize legal risks
  • How to evaluate whether your preferred method of delivery for required training, e.g., via Skype, a mobile device, or another platform—is legally permissible under the regulations that mandate a particular type of training

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

Smartphone Cinema: Mobile Design Considerations to Satisfy Microlearning Objectives    
1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Presented by: Micah White, CGS Enterprise Learning
To excel at learning and development, it’s essential to recognize that a smartphone or tablet is likely the preferred method of delivery for many workers. With the use of mobile technologies becoming more prevalent, particularly with respect to microlearning, designing learning-based content for smartphones comes with a host of challenges that companies must be ready to address. This session will focus on:

  • Design criteria for adapting training content for mobile learning
  • Examples of cost-effective tools for developing video-based training for mobile devices 
  • Design and integration trouble spots that may arise from screen size and other smart phone attributes 
  • Checklists for ensuring that mobile modes of delivery satisfy key learning objectives

Refreshments & Networking Break
2:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

Strategy Speed Talk: Ditching the Corporate Ladder—How the Corporate Lattice Aligns with L&D Strategy
2:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Presented by: Cathy Benko, Deloitte Consulting LLC
Forget about climbing the corporate ladder, nowadays it’s about straddling the corporate lattice. This Strategy Speed Talk is a burst of insight into how a career lattice works to maximize employee performance, engagement, and improve retention—all fundamental goals of L&D programs.

The Art of Storytelling: The Psychology of Learning and How to Incorporate Memorable Vignettes into Training Content
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Presented bySharon Lucas and Jessica Du Preez, CDT3 Training
Stories connect us through emotion, and emotion to a large extent drives cognition, according to neuroscientists. But, what really makes a story great? The art of storytelling in large part lies in being able to effectively and succinctly tap into the subject’s emotions. Workforce L&D 2017 closes with a look at:

  • The psychology of learning and the scientific evidence supporting the theory that our brains crave stories   
  • How stories can be used to help you achieve training goals
  • How to tell a story when you are not a story-teller
  • Weak training storylines that fall flat in creating an engaging learning experience  
  • Examples of tales that do an exceptional job of tapping into emotion and, in turn, breed A-list training content 

Closing Remarks
4:25 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conference adjourns
4:30 p.m.

Your 2017 Speakers

Tanya BakalovTanya Bakalov
CEO & Founder
BetterSkills Inc. 

Tanya Bakalov, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 for Northeast USA, has over 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Her career has included a variety of leadership roles in business operations, go­-to­ market strategy, corporate development, organizational hiring, SaaS and enterprise, and software-solution selling. Ms. Bakalov co­-founded her first business, SevOne, in 2005.

Ms. Bakalov recently returned to her entrepreneurial roots, becoming the founder and CEO of BetterSkills Inc., which allows companies to grow, develop and retain their human capital by providing them with the tools and methodology necessary for them to excel in their careers. 


Cathleen BenkoCathleen Benko
Vice Chairman and Managing Principal
Deloitte Consulting LLC

Cathleen Benko is vice chairman and managing principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP.  She is renowned for being among the first to design and implement a systemic response to the changing world of work and a widely acclaimed thought leader and authority on talent strategies and transformational change to achieve exceptional results. Her signature corporate lattice™ framework is internationally recognized as a model for how careers are built, work gets done and organizational collaboration is fostered in the 21st century. 

Ms. Benko is a U.S. patent-holder and best-selling author of three books including The Corporate Lattice (Harvard 2010), Mass Career Customization (Harvard 2007), and Connecting the Dots (Harvard 2003). 


Jodi DavidsonJodi Davidson
Director, Diversity & inclusion Initiatives

Jodi Davidson serves as the director of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives for Sodexo, the worldwide leader in quality of life services.  She is a respected strategic partner who possesses vast understanding of the role D&I play in today’s increasingly competitive business environment.  Globally, she oversees cultural agility and work/life flexibility, while driving a gender balanced, multigenerational workforce.  She chairs Sodexo’s Inclusion Council whose role is to embed D&I more deeply in the organization, and was instrumental in the formation of Sodexo’s Employee Business Resources Groups. 


Dan DayDan Day
Director of Global Markets 

Dan Day helps people and organizations improve productivity and leadership through heightened interpersonal skills. He helps audiences learn how social intelligence leads to higher performance through leaders and teams that become better communicators and more collaborative, resilient and agile.

Mr. Day was on the BI Worldwide executive team when it achieved the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for organizational performance excellence, presented by the President of the United States. He is also the author of Brandtender Marketing: True Customer Engagement from the Inside Out and Engage Your Valued Customers, as well as numerous articles for national publications.


Jenny Dearborn - photo by Drew AltizerJenny Dearborn 
Chief Learning Officer 

Recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2014 and 2015, Jenny Dearborn is a thought leader in learning, human capital management and business culture.  A regular contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post and Fast Company, and many more. Her book, Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results, published was in the top 5 business books for sales (out of 11,000) written in 2015.  Jenny is responsible to align and drive all corporate learning and enablement activity for SAP’s 75,500 employees worldwide.

Jessica Du PreezJessica Du Preez
Graphic Recorder
CDT3 Training 

Jessica Du Preez an avid “doodler,” joined the team of live sketch artists at Walt Disney World in 2010. Upon graduating, Ms. Du Preez was offered the position of Gallery Manager for a Fine Art Gallery in the Lower East Side of NYC.

Ms. Du Preez relocated to Houston, Texas in 2015, where she currently works as a freelance artist and art instructor. She has brought her engaging creativity and quick sketching skills to assignments for clients such as Walt Disney World, Geico, PetCo, GE, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Kroger to name a few. Ms. Du Preez joined the CDT3 team as a consultant in Graphic Recording and creates one-of-a-kind resources for companies through illustrating core ideas and values to aid in information retention and clarity of concepts.


Mohit Garg Mohit Garg
Co-founder & CRO

Mohit Garg is co-founder and go-to-market leader at MindTickle, the industry’s most comprehensive readiness solution for closing the knowledge and skills gaps in customer-facing teams. Companies use MindTickle to accelerate time-to-productivity, ensure consistent execution and boost sales performance. He is responsible for scaling and transforming the company into a global SaaS powerhouse. Mr. Garg is an engineer at heart, consultant by training and an entrepreneur by profession. Previously, he was a Senior Director in PwC’s management consulting practice and was also an early member of successful Silicon Valley startups such as Iospan Wireless (acquired by Intel & L3) and Aruba networks (IPO).


John IsbellJohn Isbell
JWI Hospitality 

Mr. Isbell has held leadership positions in both Training & Operations in other organizations such as Logan’s Roadhouse, O’Charley’s and IHOP.  John also spent eight years in the Air Force/Air Force Reserves where his last position held was Unit Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (Unit NCOIC) of Training and Development for the 452nd Air Reserve Mobility Wing.

Mr. Isbell is a past President of the Council of Hotel And Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and currently still acts on an advisory committee.  John has been featured in magazines such as Nation’s Restaurant News and Food and Wine, while also making numerous presentations at trade shows and conferences across the U.S. 


Bob KelleherBob Kelleher
President and Founder 
The Employee Engagement Group

Bob Kelleher is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and consultant and travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership, and workforce trends. He is the author of the best-selling book, LOUDER THAN WORDS: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results, CREATIVESHIP, A Novel for Evolving Leaders, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT for Dummies, and the recently released I-Engage, Your Personal Engagement Roadmap.

Mr. Kelleher can be seen or heard on national media (most recently on CNBC, CBS, NBC News, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune), and is a frequent guest writer and contributing editor on many national publications.

Mr. Kelleher is also a frequent conference keynote speaker, including talks throughout the US and Canada, as well as talks in China, Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico, and the Middle East.  He has also presented to the leadership teams of many of the world’s top companies including Lockheed Martin, Cannon, Ceridian, Dana Farber, Cumberland Farms, Gulf, TJX, The Cheesecake Factory, Prudential, Abbott Labs, Fidelity, Dale Carnegie, amongst many others.

Mr. Kelleher is also the founder and president of The Employee Engagement Group, a global survey, products, and consulting firm working with leadership teams to enhance their leadership and employee engagement effectiveness.

Before becoming a speaker, author and entrepreneur, Mr. Kelleher was the Chief Human Capital Officer for AECOM, a Fortune 500 global professional services firm, with 45,000 employees located in 450 offices throughout the world, and CHRO and COO for ENSR, a 3,000 employee global consulting firm, and now a subsidiary of AECOM.  During his years at AECOM and ENSR, both designed and spearheaded award winning engagement and leadership initiatives.


Carol Leaman Carol Leaman 
President & CEO

Carol Leaman is the CEO of Axonify Inc., a disruptor in the corporate learning space and innovator behind the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform—proven to increase employee knowledge and performance necessary for achieving targeted business results. Ms. Leaman is a frequent speaker, a regular contributor to Fortune magazine and a well-respected thought leader, whose articles appear in various learning, business and technology publications. She also sits on the boards of many organizations, both charitable and for-profit, and advises a variety of high-tech firms in Canada’s technology triangle.

Ms. Leaman has won multiple awards for entrepreneurship and she is a finalist for the Techvibes Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2017).


Sharon LucasSharon Lucas
CDT3 Training 

Sharon Lucas offers over 28 years of experience in the field of Organizational Learning and Development, Facilitation, Executive Coaching and Instructional Design. She began her training career working for a private investigator, training others on how to detect cellular fraud, working on a kidnapping as well as gang related crimes. Ms. Lucas transitioned to corporate to do what she loves most, building and leading the learning and development function. For the past 16 years she has had the privilege of partnering with a multitude of organizations providing innovative learning and organizational solutions as a consultant. 


Guila MuirGuila Muir
Guila Muir and Associates 

Guila Muir is principal of Guila Muir & Associates, a Seattle-based firm creating leadership by developing professionals’ training, facilitation and presentation skills. Since 1993, Ms. Muir’s engaging, highly energetic style has transformed businesses and organizations across the United States and in Canada. Her clients include Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, and literally hundreds of other national and international organizations. She has also worked as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Graduate School of Education. She published “Instructional Design That Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire” in 2013. Since then, it has become an essential tool to develop and deliver effective courses, training sessions, and webinars across the globe.


Cara StilettoCara Silletto, MBA
President & Chief Retention Officer
Cresendo Strategies

Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, is the president & chief retention officer at Crescendo Strategies, a company committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making leaders more effective in their roles. As an early Millennial herself, Ms. Stiletto serves as the voice of today’s new workforce, helping leaders across the country retain their talent. She is equipped with a Corporate Communications degree, an MBA, and more than 14 years of experience learning the expectations of employees and employers. She was named a “Game Changer” by Workforce magazine, was recognized by as a “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” and is a co-author of the book What’s Next in HR


Micah WhiteMicah White
Director of Research & Development
CGS Enterprise Learning 

Micah White, serves as director of research and development for CGS Enterprise Learning. His primary research focus is advanced technology for the authoring, publishing and visualization of multimedia and interactive learning content.  He is responsible for generating new business opportunities via technology development, with a strong focus in multimedia production. He has expertise in responsive web technologies for learning, mobile learning applications, real-time 3D graphics (Unity & Flash Stage3D) and HTML5-based eLearning. He has been nominated for a Canadian Gemini Award and won a Brandon Hall Award for Best Advance in Rapid Authoring. 


Gina WortheyGina Worthey
Managing Director
Worthey Solutions International 

Gina Worthey the Managing Director of Worthey Solutions International, and specializes in Business Strategy and Organizational Leadership for all sectors of the economy. Her signature training style is very engaging and lively as she teaches using very fun and interactive methods. Ms. Worthey comes with 17 years of experience delivering executive level technical assistance through training and consulting for clients from Fortune 500 companies such as Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, and 3M. Additionally, she has worked with all levels of government including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she trained HR executives on new federal guidelines for hiring and on-boarding practices in airports around the country.