Join Cornerstone in Chicago on April 12 for a great day of learning and networking with industry professionals.


8:00am–9:00am Registration & Breakfast
Registration & Breakfast -Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
9:00am–10:00am Opening Keynote: The Value of a Learning Mindset in the New Skills Economy* presented by Jeff Miller, Ph.D., AVP, Learning & Organizational Effectiveness at Cornerstone
Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
10:00am–10:15am Break
10:15am–11:00am Cornerstone Client Panel, ft. Julie Dozier, Global Head of Learning Design & Technology at The Kraft Heinz Company and Anne St. John, Senior Director of Learning Solutions and Analytics at Breakthru Beverage Group. Moderated by Josh Schwede, Head of Content Services at Cornerstone
Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
11:00am–11:15am Break
11:15am–12:00pm In the Age of Intelligent Systems, Keeping the Humanity in HR Technology* presented by Stacey Harris, VP Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar
Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
12:00pm–12:45pm Lunch
Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
12:45pm–1:45pm World Cafe Breakout Sessions - Choose One:
  • The Lifelong Learner: A Primer on Self-Directed Learning presented by Tom Tonkin, Ph.D, Principal Consultant, Thought-Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
  • Personalizing Disrupted Leadership presented by Steve Dobberowsky, Senior Principal Consultant, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Chicago Ballroom 8
  • How Analytics and Intelligent Technology are Impacting HR Decisions presented by Jennifer Burnett, Ph.D, Senior Principal Consultant, Talent Analytics at Cornerstone
    Wrigleyville (Third Floor, Lobby Level)
  • Mapping the Modern Candidate Experience in a Digital World presented by Thomas Boyle, Principal Consultant, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Missouri (Second Floor, Below Lobby)
1:45pm–2:00pm Break
2:00pm–3:00pm Workshop Results Analysis/Q&A
Chicago Ballroom 9 & 10
3:00pm–5:00pm Happy Hour hosted by Bluewater
Lobby Bar
*Eligible for one HRCI or SHRM credit



For any questions, please contact Nicole Bruno at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!

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Session Descriptions

The Value of a Learning Mindset in the New Skills Economy: With the advent of the gig economy, growth of online platforms and an increasing shift toward automation, the nature of work is changing and disrupting how society functions. The role of humans in the workforce is poised to change dramatically, but without a learning mindset humans won’t be able to keep pace. Cornerstone’s Senior Director of Talent Management will explore the increasingly fluid nature of learning, the skills workers will need to learn, and how leaders can build a culture of learning from the top down.

Client Panel: Listen to the stories of Cornerstone clients in multiple industries as they share their experiences and best practices learned while utilizing various products.

Workshop Topics (Choose One):

  • The Lifelong Learner: A Primer on Self-Directed Learning: For true self-directed learning to take hold, learning autonomy must be present. As Gibbons suggests, that means that learner must be able to learn anytime, anyplace, by any means at any age. That implies to important aspects, the learner must concede responsibility and they must also have the facilities to exercise this autonomy. In this short session, Dr. Tom Tonkin, Principal Consultant of Cornerstone’s Thought Leadership and Advisory services discusses the four dimensions of the conative brain that actives self-direction as well as the four skills that a self-learner must improve to gain true learning autonomy. Use Cases, research principals as well as other related topics are discussed.
  • How Analytics and Intelligent Technology are Impacting HR Decisions: Artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, machine learning, and other intelligent technologies can enhance, inform, or even possibly replace decisions leaders make about their workforce. All areas of talent management have embraced the use of data and analytics using these technologies, including hiring, learning, succession, development, and performance.  In this session, Dr. Jennifer Burnett will lead a discussion regarding how these tools can positively impact your talent decisions, the effect on the employee experience, what potential risks and challenges they may bring, and how to determine your organizations’ readiness for this change.
  • Mapping the Modern Candidate Experience in a Digital World: (SC Theme: Technology; SC Area: Intelligent Platforms) The global demand for talent and widening skills gap has helped to create a candidate driven market. Today's candidates expect more and are willing to do less. They are looking for a branded, easy to use, mobile experience that provides the perception of transparency and fairness. In this session, Tom Boyle will lead a conversation exploring the candidate journey, what’s important to them, and how technology can impact your ability to attract, engage and hire the best talent.
  • Personalizing Disrupted Leadership Great leaders have always been expected to succeed in the context of ambiguity. Now, they face even greater pressures as the speed of technology accelerates. The role that leaders play will continue to change, becoming even more digital-focused and team-centric. In this session, Steve Dobberowsky will lead a conversation exploring ways to ensure that we are able to deliver personalized, timely and relevant development experiences for our leadership and our leadership pipelines.




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