Blanchard Partner Experience

Leadership Summit + Partner Growth Day

October 8–10, 2024, Dana Point, CA

Take Your Business to the Next Level

The Blanchard Partner Experience is where partners meet to connect, collaborate, and celebrate as one community. You’ll find inspiration from shared experiences and insights. You’ll hear from your peers, industry leaders, Blanchard colleagues, and leaders, and acquire new skills to help grow your business. Wherever you are in your journey as a partner, the Blanchard Partner Conference will help accelerate your success.

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New Partner Program, New Partner Conference

This year we are changing things up. We are inviting our partners to learn about Blanchard’s solutions on a deeper level at our two-day client conference, Blanchard Leadership Summit. Partners will then take their insights into a Partner Growth Day and dive deeper into business-building strategies.

  • Network. Connect with partners from around the globe and build your network.
  • Experience. Explore diverse tracks designed for your expertise, featuring strategy, design, and delivery.
  • Learn. Gain insights from industry leaders and Blanchard clients on boosting organizational performance through innovative leadership development and learning experiences.
  • Grow. Leave the conference with the knowledge, tools, and resources to position Blanchard content and programs to your clients and see results in your business.

Session Topics

Building Your Business

Customizing and Tailoring Solutions

Facilitation and Coaching Excellence

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Generative AI in L&D and HR

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High-Expectation Workforce

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Scaling Leadership Development

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Case studies are the heart of the Leadership Summit.

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Partner Experience Content

This exclusive three-day conference provides opportunities for Blanchard Partners to hear from top HR/L&D professionals, instructional designers, facilitators, and their peers to share innovations and best practices for building and growing their Blanchard business.

24 Expertly Curated Concurrent Presentations

The 2024 Blanchard Leadership Summit features 24 concurrent sessions divided into three tracks: Strategy, Design, and Delivery. 


The STRATEGY conference track is expertly crafted to address the core challenges confronting HR and L&D leaders today. The focus is on seamlessly adapting to technological advancements through the integration of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and sophisticated learning management systems. These sessions will help leaders be effective at enhancing learning experiences and ensuring these technologies align with business goals. 

  • Decoding the Employee Experience
  • Aligning HR and L&D Initiatives with Organizational Goals
  • Talent Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention
  • Using Coaching to Build Leadership Bench Strength
  • Generative AI: Impact and Adoption for L&D
  • Innovation and Change Management
  • Stretched to the Limit: How Leaders Can Survive and Thrive
  • Dealing With Resource Constraints

The DESIGN track addresses critical aspects of instructional design, emphasizing leadership development and the strategic use of digital tools. It aims to equip instructional designers with the skills to create more engaging, effective, and impactful learning experiences through curated sessions.

  • Leveraging Design Thinking for Leadership Development
  • Scaling Leadership Training for Impact and ROI
  • Maximizing Your Investment: 5 Drivers of Learning Impact
  • Integrating Technology Into L&D Designs
  • Building Personalized Learning Experiences
  • Building Curated Content Designs
  • Using Neuroscience Principles to Optimize Learning
  • Proving ROI: Measuring Training Impact

The DELIVERY track is designed to address the diverse and evolving challenges faced by today’s corporate training facilitators. It focuses on integrating innovative technologies and teaching methods to enhance training delivery.

  • Balancing Theory and Practice: Keeping It Real
  • Learner Engagement and Motivation
  • Maintaining Momentum Post-Class
  • Strategies to Overcome Learner Resistance
  • Tech-Savvy Training: Staying Up to Date
  • Bringing Learners into the Real World with Simulations
  • Learner Time Constraints: I’ll Get Right to the Point
  • Engaging Remote Learners

Details on each session can be found on the Curated Tracks page.

6 Client Case Studies 

Client case studies have always been at the heart of the Blanchard Leadership Summit. For more than twenty years, representatives from the world’s best companies have shared peer-to-peer leadership development best practices that focus on people and results. This year’s Summit continues that tradition. Confirmed client speaker lineup includes:

Erica Resnick, Amazon
Director, Product Management, Global Operations Learning and Development
Hear how Amazon partnered with Blanchard to create a work environment that enables operations leaders to develop their leadership styles and build deeper relationships with associates, making every day more inspiring, motivating, and meaningful.

Marilyn Allison and Nikki Larsen, Becton Dickinson (BD)
Sr. Director of Learning and Leadership Development and Sr. Manager, Learning and Development
Hear how they developed a blended, 12-week program that includes asynchronous learning modules, small group discussions, digital simulations, large group interactive facilitated modules, and project-based learning.

Monte Manson, CAL FIRE
Deputy Director Professional Standards Program
Hear how CAL FIRE designed and implemented a leadership development curriculum to help their employees at all ranks have more productive conversations, build trust, and develop stronger relationships.

James Sigismonti, Delta Dental
Manager Leadership Development
Hear the results of their ROI study and how they rolled out the Purpose-Driven Coaching Initiative to embed those skills and create a consistent approach to executive coaching across the enterprise.

Kristie Raines and Kelly Ramirez, BIC Corporation
VP People and Culture and Sr. Manager People and Culture
Hear how they designed and delivered two leadership development journeys that are aligned with new core competencies.

Check back in soon for updates on additional speakers.

Growing Your Blanchard Business

Day 3 of the Blanchard Partner Experience will focus on how top leadership development organizations and consultants are implementing impactful learning experiences.

We’ll review and share reflections on the knowledge and ideas acquired during the two-day Leadership Summit and then facilitate sessions on how to incorporate these learnings into your business.

You’ll hear from your Blanchard Partner team—including Blanchard’s CEO, President, and Chief Product Officer—then break into small discussion groups to learn more from your peers on the successes they’re having.

During Partner Growth Day, you will:

  • Learn how to position Blanchard content and programs to your clients
  • Gain insights on how to sell, build, and price leadership development solutions
  • Build initial action plans and development plans to achieve accelerated growth in 2025
  • Network and build relationships among members of the Partner community and the Blanchard Partner Teams

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Keynote Speakers

Marcus BuckinghamMarcus Buckingham
Global Researcher | NYT Bestselling Author

Jennifer BrownJennifer Brown
Inclusive Leadership Expert | Bestselling Author 

Terrell FletcherTerrell Fletcher
Executive Director | The Blanchard Institute

Scott BlanchardScott Blanchard
CEO and Co-Owner | Blanchard

Invest in Building Your Business

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Regular Price

$1,495 USD
Register now using the Partner Promo discount code sent to you by Blanchard.
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Have any questions? Email us at [email protected]

Laguna Cliffs Marriott


Nestled on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is the ultimate destination for the quintessential Southern California experience. Enjoy ocean-view yoga, a bustling harbor with restaurants and shops, and quick access to beach activities.

Reservations must be made on or before Monday, September 16th. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on availability at prevailing resort rates. Guestroom reservations can also be made by calling 888-236-2427. If calling, please mention Blanchard Summit.

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