Join Cornerstone in Toronto on October 17, 2018 for a great day of learning and networking with industry professionals.


8:00am–9:00am Registration & Breakfast
Willow Ballroom
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
Willow Ballroom
10:00am–10:15am Break
10:15am–11:15am Cornerstone Client Panel featuring, Michelle Lettner, VP of Human Resources at Roots Canada LTD, Nicole Jensen, Vice President, Learning & Development at CI Investments and Jonathan Harvey, Training and Skills Development Specialist at Pomerleau & Mike Bollinger, VP Global Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone. Moderated by Brian Curd, VP Sales at Cornerstone
Willow Ballroom
11:15am–11:30am Break
11:30am–12:15pm In the Age of Intelligent Systems, Keeping the Humanity in HR Technology presented by Stacey Harris, VP Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar
Willow Ballroom
12:15pm–1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm–2:00pm Workshop Sessions: ELEVATE - Take your talent management to the next level.

Choose one topic of interest (descriptions below):

  • ELEVATE Learning presented by Steve Dobberowsky, Senior Principal Consultant, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Willow Ballroom
  • ELEVATE Performance presented by Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Cedar Room
  • ELEVATE Analytics presented by Shawn Flynn, Head of Global Value, Analytics, and Industry Solutions – Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    Spruce Room
  • ELEVATE Recruiting presented by Jennifer Burnett, Ph.D., Senior Principal Consultant, Talent Acquisition, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services at Cornerstone
    York Room
2:00pm–2:15pm Afternoon Break
2:15pm–2:45pm Workshop Results Analysis/Q&A
Willow Ballroom
2:45pm–3:15pm Cornerstone Product Highlights presented by Scott Montgomery, Solution Consultant at Cornerstone
Willow Ballroom
3:15pm–5:00pm Happy Hour Bnb Bar
Sheraton Lobby



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 AVP of Learning & Organizational Effectiveness 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.

In the Age of Intelligent Systems, Keeping the Humanity in HR Technology: Innovation comes in many formats, the least of which is simply new and bigger technology. The next generation of HR technology is being designed to inform our decisions and simplify our activities; it is meant to be invisible and ubiquitous in our work. In this world HR Technology leaders are facing their greatest challenge yet: the future will not be judged as it has in the past by cost savings and ease of use, but rather by value creation and workforce experiences. Stacey Harris, VP of Research for Sierra-Cedar will share insights on how HR organizations are leading the way, and leveraging HR technology to provide valuable cultural frameworks along with important business outcomes.

Workshop Sessions: ELEVATE - Take your talent management to the next level

Choose one topic of interest:

  • ELEVATE Learning
    As companies transform and digital organizational models emerge, learning and developmental needs change as well. Organizations want more agile and diverse employees--as well as models that capture the “digital way” to run business. While learning and development remains a competitive field, companies are pushing the boundaries of their traditional development hierarchies, empowering employees to thrive in a changing network. In this session, Steve Dobberowsky will lead a discussion regarding how our approaches to learning and development must change to be effective in today's workplace.
  • ELEVATE Performance
    We have all heard the changes required to our performance management process. We need to have them more often; they need to be more informal. Maybe we do away with them entirely! However, are these trends or fads? Is there anything in the research that suggests a significant departure from what has been a staple in organizations everywhere? In this session, Dr. Tom Tonkin will lead a discussion examining these trends and try to sort out any of the material differences between what we have known to be performance management yesterday and now, today. Along with the latest research, combined with case studies, this session will take a step forward in clarifying the issues as mentioned above and uncover some interventions to improve this process.
  • ELEVATE Analytics
    Artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and other intelligent technologies can enhance, inform, or even possibly replace what 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.
  • ELEVATE Recruiting
    Thanks in part to a globally evolving job market and the demand for new skills, organizations are struggling to fill existing openings while planning for future needs, which has helped create a candidate-driven market. One where candidates are no longer willing to bend over backward and the outcome of their experience can be measured in the millions. In this session, Tom Boyle, will lead a discussion examining the modern candidate journey, including how technology helps or hurts the experience, and what organizations can do to deliver the high touch experience today's candidates expect.



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