IPMI Hosts First Virtual Corporate Learning & Development Institute – A Great Success!
By Amy Hallman on October 8, 2020
Pivot. This one small word embodies so much of what we have all experienced over the last few months, and became a leading theme for the Virtual Corporate L&D Institute meeting last week. Learning Leaders from many of the attending organizations have found themselves in a position where they had to pivot, and they responded by providing new and innovative learning methods, formats and delivery to meet transforming organizational needs.
Hailed as the “Best virtual conference I have attended so far!” and described further as “Very engaging for a virtual event! Loved the format. It really gave it a more in person feel,” the 2020 Virtual Corporate L&D Institute was deemed “Well executed and thought out. You all made a great pivot to the virtual environment.”
The goal of the 2020 Virtual Corporate L&D Institute was to provide a safe space for L&D executives to network and become a sounding board for one another’s ideas on how to strategically enable desired business outcomes during these turbulent times. By participating in a variety of thought leadership sessions, panels, breakout think tanks and interactive roundtable discussions, this goal was met and surpassed as a number of themes were uncovered:
- Tackling Change – Delivering Meaningful Business Impact in Times of Transformation
- Racism and Systemic Bias – Converting Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives into Measurable Change
- Reskilling in a Time of Disruption – React, Retool, Repurpose
- Engagement & Cultural Change – Listening to Employees and Ensuring a Culture of Well-being
- Navigating The New Future of Work – Leading Virtually
- Delivering Learning at the Moment of Need
We were fortunate to take advantage of the insights, experiences and perspectives from CLOs and VPs of Learning and Diversity from organizations such as Uber Freight, McDonald’s, Spectrum Health, BMO, Albertsons Companies, Atrium Health, Unum, Texas Health Resources, American Heart Association and many others.
Beyond the incredible sessions, networking opportunities and business meetings, we were also able to experience two very fun and interactive evening social hours. We had the pleasure of sampling and learning more about the renowned Inglenook Winery through a beautiful virtual tour and tasting experience. We also had the opportunity to spend an evening with the experts from Eataly Chicago, as they shared how to create the perfect salumi & formaggi platter as a part of their Charcuterie Masterclass.
A big thank you goes out to the Advisory Committee, Speakers, Service Providers and Attendees who made this event possible and a true success! Based on feedback we received, everyone was able to sign off from the event feeling more confident and better prepared to tackle the challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead.
If you would like to join the conversation and engage with forward thinking L&D Leaders at our next Institute, please contact Amy Hallman at firstname.lastname@example.org.