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DDI LeaderCon 2019

Birds of a Feather

Track: Birds of a Feather (Select two of six sessions)

Tuesday, October 15 | 2:30 PM - 3:05 PM and 3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

Don't miss these special breakout sessions designed to maximize your networking opportunities at LeaderCon. Birds of a Feather sessions enable you to gather with other attendees who want to learn more about the same topic.

In the Discussion Sessions, your DDI facilitator will share what's trending, the latest research, and proven practices; then you'll exchange ideas, insights, and experiences, learning from each other. DDI Solution Showcases will dive deeper into our solutions.

Discussion Session 1: How to Navigate the Crazy Landscape of L&D Technologies
In this session, attendees will discuss:

  • How is technology influencing the new learning experience or vice versa?
  • How are you/your organization progressing with L&D technologies?

Discussion Session 2: How to Hire, Promote, and Onboard the Best Leaders
In this session, attendees will discuss:

  • What approach is your organization taking to drive a more "holistic" approach to leader hiring/selection?
  • What new things is your organization experimenting with when it comes to leader onboarding? What pitfalls have you experienced in the past and how did you overcome these?
  • What efforts is your organization making to either surface leadership potential earlier and/or identify a wider pool of candidates for promotion into leadership roles? 
  • What are some of the most common barriers and what criteria have you put in place to ensure greater diversity and fairness to the decision-making process?

Discussion Session 3: How to Prepare Emerging Executives
In this session, attendees will discuss:

  • When does a leader become an executive? What jobs or roles are known as the first stages of being an executive?
  • What are the biggest challenges that emerging executives face, and what do you do to provide support? Why do you take that approach?
  • What would you like to make happen in order to improve the support for your emerging executives?

Discussion Session 4: How to Engage Internal Stakeholders
In this session, attendees will discuss:

  • How do you make sure you're taking into account all of your stakeholders?
  • What are the different strategies you use to engage stakeholders?
  • What has been your biggest lesson learned? 

Solution Showcase 1: Develop Leadership Essentials with the Core 480 Program
Every work day, leaders have 8 hours to make a difference. But as leaders, it's often what they do in the minutes that counts. To make the most of those everyday interaction, every leader needs a set of core skills that help them engage their teams for higher performance and greater efficiency. In this session, attendees will learn about DDI's Core 480 program, designed to build the essential skills that every leader needs to be successful in their everyday interactions. 

Solution Showcase 2: Make the Most of Your DDI License
If you are considering a license, learn how a Total Access License makes it simpler than ever to create a development and assessment experience, designed specifically for your organization. You'll learn what is included and ways clients have successfully used their license. 

Talk to an Expert: Birds of a Feather
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