July 22 - 24, 2018
Omni King Edward, Toronto, ON

Tuesday, July 24

7:30 am - 8:15 am Networking Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:20 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:20 am - 9:00 am Immersive Experiential Learning with VR and Gamification – A Ground-Breaking Initiative

Helen Peng, AVP Global Talent,Sun Life Financial
In 2017, Sunlife Financial introduced their top 100 Global Leaders an immersive, ground-breaking learning initiative through VR technology. This session will explore how VR can be used to innovate in the business world and create emotional connection with clients. 
Helen will also expand on how her team brings virtual reality to their learning boot camps on Data Analytics. 
During this session the following topics will be discussed: 
  • Technology enablers: virtual human technology and social simulation 
  • Designing and creating compelling experiences for leader development 
  • Potential future application

Helen Peng

AVP Global Talent
Sun Life Financial

9:05 am - 9:35 am Business Meetings

9:35 am - 10:05 am Business Meetings

10:10 am - 10:40 am Measuring Success to Showcase the Value of Learning for the Business and Enhance Budget Allocation

What sets top learning functions apart is their ability to modernize and transform learning and provide real business impact. Effective practice also includes being able to measure success and prove the value of learning initiatives, which has been made difficult in the past due to the lack of appropriate tools and resources. This scenario is changing due to the enhancement of measurement technology. Successfully utilizing measurement technology helps CLOs show real business impact, by linking learning outcomes to performance. 

Join this session to hear best practices of how a well-applied measurement technology can modernize your learning organization and help you succeed with proven tangible results, by:
• Enhancing the quality of the learning products
• Improving on the job productivity
• Increasing learning access and flexibility
• Identifying models that support learning in the flow of work

10:40 am - 11:10 am Building a Strong Culture of Transformative Learning to Increase Business Impact

Study after study shows that a strong learning culture helps to attract and retain top talent, reduce turnover, and increase productivity and engagement. Companies that are considered top places to work are, for the most part, due to their transformative learning culture. Not only do these companies naturally attract the best and brightest in their industry as a result, but they also tend to outpace competitors in business outcomes.

Additional benefits to cultivating a transformative learning culture include: capitalizing on natural motivators such as autonomy and purpose to increase engagement, maximizing employee potential, building more of the soft skills that will be required in the future, and keeping pace with technological innovations.

This session will discuss what are the key elements to fostering a strong learning culture, and strategies to get there. Topics include:
•Fostering learners’ change in understanding, behaviour and belief systems
•Enabling managers to coach effectively, helping employees build competence and confidence
•Allowing risk-taking and learning from mistakes
•Maximizing learning options to make it accessible when and where the learner needs it: blended learning approaches

11:10 am - 12:00 pm Focused Peer-to-Peer Discussions on The Topics Gathered through Social Learning Tool

Before the Exchange, we collected your insights and challenges in the HR space, using the thoughtexchange social learning tool.  During this follow-up session, you’ll have dedicated time to sit with your peers and discuss what they are doing to address each one of these topics that are top of mind. Not to be missed!

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks

12:05 pm - 12:10 pm Conclusion of the Exchange. See You at the Next Event!