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October 3, 2023

Corporate Learning & Development Institute Recap

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake, Westlake Village, CA

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L&D Leaders Gather in Sunny Los Angeles, for the 11th Installment of the Corporate Learning & Development Institute.

By Josh Farrell

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This month, we had the pleasure of heading to sunny Los Angeles, California, for the 11th installment of the Corporate Learning & Development Institute. Our journey took us to the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, where the intimate setting fostered in-depth conversations, expanded perspectives on emerging L&D trends, challenges, and solutions, and allowed attendees to form lasting connections.

The 2023 Corporate Learning and Development Institute spotlighted the changes that L&D leaders need to make to meet the evolving needs and expectations that learners bring to the table.  A central theme was maximizing the learner experience and creating an environment conducive to continuous growth and development.

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  1. Embracing Technology and AI in Learning & Development: At the heart of this event was a resounding theme: the rising significance and use of technology and artificial intelligence in learning and development programming and initiatives. Discussions focused on how organizations can wholeheartedly embrace technological progress, adapt to evolving work structures, and harness these innovations to boost employee engagement and retention. This theme permeated various sessions, such as "Unleashing Human-Centered Learning" and "The AI Revolution in L&D", underscoring the growing role of technology and AI in shaping L&D strategies. Notably, there was a perceptible shift in attitudes toward AI, with many participants eagerly embracing its potential benefits. Rather than viewing AI as a threat, it was seen as a valuable tool for streamlining operations, enhancing productivity, and contributing to more efficient and strategic decision-making.
  2. Leadership Development and Skills Enhancement: Notably, sessions like "Empowering the Workforce for Tomorrow" and "Four Superpower Skills Leaders Need to Practice and Master" highlighted the critical importance of leadership development and the pressing need for skills enhancement among leaders. Topics that revolved around upskilling and future skills development underscored the increasing significance of retention strategies. This emphasis reaffirmed the importance of upskilling and reskilling as pivotal elements of an effective talent retention strategy, with the aim to equip leaders and internal talent with the skills necessary to excel in their present and future roles.
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Learning & Development: One of the most compelling conversations centred on the necessity to foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in today's workplaces. Companies are wholeheartedly integrating DEI principles with learning and development to create a more supportive and inclusive work environment.  Sessions such as  "Linking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Learning and Development" shed light on the paramount importance of integrating DEI into L&D to reinforce corporate culture and establish a workplace where everyone can thrive, learn, and evolve.

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Through interactive think tanks, panel discussions, and keynote presentations to productive business meetings over two and a half days, the Corporate Learning & Development Institute kindled the learner within each of us, inspiring curiosity, questions, and insights that equipped L&D leaders to tackle the objectives and challenges that lie ahead.

We would like to extend a big thank you to our Speaker Faculty and Advisory Committee for their invaluable insights and contributions. Your input is greatly appreciated in shaping the success of these events!

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Based on feedback from our attendees for more – more rich content, more opportunities to connect, and more learning – we are delighted to present the Spring iteration of the Corporate Learning & Development Institute.  To participate in this next iteration of the Institute, whether by sharing insights and experiences as a member of the Speaking Faculty, suggesting topic areas for the agenda, or joining the waiting list for attendance, please reach out to Josh Farrell at jfarrell@ipmievents.com. We look forward to having you be a part of this ongoing learning journey.

Attendee Feedback

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“It was wonderful. Very well-run event and we were treated like gold. Felt very valued throughout the process and enjoyed the caliber of the speakers and their content.”


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