Blanchard Leadership Summit Agenda

Monday, October 7

3:00–7:00 PM
5:00–7:00 PM
Welcome Meet & Greet (Cocktail reception)

Tuesday, October 8

7:30–8:30 AM
Breakfast & Registration
8:30–10:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Keynote
Keynote with Marcus Buckingham
How Inspired Leaders Maximize the Most Powerful Force
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Client Success Stories (concurrent sessions) – order of sessions may change
  • Monte Manson, CAL FIRE
  • James Sigismonti, Delta Dental
  • Kristie Raines, BIC Corporation
12:00–1:00 PM
1:00–3:30 PM
Curated Concurrent Session
  • 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
  • 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
  • Balancing Theory and Practice: Keeping It Real
  • Learner Engagement and Motivation
  • Maintaining Momentum Post-Class
  • Strategies to Overcome Learner Resistance
4:00–4:45 PM
Keynote: The Champion’s Mindset with Terrell Fletcher
4:30–4:45 PM
Closing of Day One
5:15–7:00 PM
Networking/Fun Night (Cocktail Reception)

Wednesday, October 9

7:30–8:30 AM
8:30–10:00 AM
Day 2 Kickoff
Keynote: Jennifer Brown, Courageous Inclusion
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Client Success Stories (concurrent sessions)
(to be announced soon)
12:00–1:00 PM
1:00–3:30 PM
Curated Concurrent Sessions
  • 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
  • Building Personalized Learning Experiences
  • Building Curated Content Designs
  • Using Neuroscience Principles to Optimize Learning
  • Proving ROI: Measuring Training Impact
  • 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
4:00–4:45 PM
Closing Keynote with Scott Blanchard
It’s Always the Leader
4:30–4:45 PM
Closing Message

Thursday, October 10 (optional)

Blanchard Solutions Deep Dive

8:30 AM–12:00 PM
Blanchard Solutions Concurrent Sessions:
Option 1: Learning Journey Essentials
Option 2: Enhanced Skill Building
Option 3: Measuring Impact and ROI
*Program schedule subject to change. All times are Pacific Time.