How Employee Motivation Can Supercharge Learning and Development

Workers have become more focused than ever in finding fulfillment and career growth. Companies can respond to those needs by taking an individualized approach to their L&D programs. What are the best methods to create this kind of structure and culture in an organization? How can this approach create development equity, in which a diverse workforce finds inclusive opportunities to grow? What can L&D leaders do to make sure the pace of learning is keeping up with the pace of change?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


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12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
How Whole-Person Learning and Change Management Can Work Together (Fireside Chat)

When employers support continuous learning from an individual perspective, it drives overall engagement because workers feel invested in the process. 


Michela Vernon, EVP and Chief Learning Officer, Truist Financial


Nick Wolny, Journalist,  NextAdvisor

01:00 PM - 01:25 PM
Closing the Connection Gap: Redefining Modern Leadership (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

We’re experiencing a new reality in which people are connecting with more frequency and less friction than ever before. There are limitless tools for conversation and platforms to engage in countless ways, but why do our workplaces still feel so disconnected? Join us to discuss how to close the connection gap and redefine leadership for post-pandemic success.

Steve Arntz, CEO, Campfire

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM
How Career Growth Can Be a Part of Employee Experience From the Beginning (Panel)

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company's learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?


Kelly Woltornist, Head of Global Learning, Takeda 

Lauren Mendoza, Director, Organizational Development, ABM 

Shveta Miglani, Head of Global Learning and Development, Micron Technology 

Angie Maizlish, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Coursera 

Elizabeth Fiting, Chief Learning Officer, Studio5 


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Flex Your Style and Build Emotional Intelligence (Workshop)

At ThinkHuman, we serve our mission by providing leadership development programs that specifically focus on people leadership. Based on behavior science, our leadership programs focus on creating mindset shifts and long-term leadership change in leaders at all levels. Join ThinkHuman for an interactive “Flex Your Style” Learning Jam (a condensed session from one of our core leadership development programs) that will cover how you can elevate your ability to flex your communication style and behavior to enhance your own effectiveness; enhance the effectiveness of others that you interact with; and understand emotional intelligence and psychological safety at work. Let’s flex together and lean into proven emotional intelligence techniques to empower psychological safety with ourselves and our team members. 

Shaun Sperling, Facilitator and Coach, ThinkHuman

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
How Individualized Learning Is Reshaping Corporate Training and Upskilling (Workshop)

The rapid pace of change in today’s technology-driven economy requires workers to constantly grow and evolve. In fact, 87% of leaders believe their company will face a skills gap within the next few years. But traditional models of learning such as tuition reimbursements, one-size-fits-all-courses, and executive coaching available only to an elite few, cannot meet the needs of a diverse workforce that requires flexible, on-demand, and personalized learning and upskilling. In this session, experts from OneRange will discuss why there’s a gap between workers’ desire to learn and their actual participation in professional development activities, and how companies can address this gap through a personalized approach. We’ll share examples of organizations that have taken this model to heart and provide steps HR leaders can take to deliver more personalized development and embed a culture of lifelong learning throughout their organizations.

Steve Gilman, Co-Founder & CEO, OneRange

Sarah-Jane Caban, Head of Marketing, OneRange

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
How Employee Coaching Has Evolved to Boost Inclusion (Panel)

One-on-one coaching used to be reserved for top executives, but employers now realize that it serves a vital role at many levels. As coaching becomes more democratic, how can it become part of a company's overall effort toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)? In what ways does that improve a company's employee value proposition? In the hybrid workplace evolving now, what is the role of digital-coaching platforms and peer-to-peer coaching in promoting employee engagement?


Marie Potter, Senior Director of Culture and Development, Getty Images

Mark Cousino, VP, Learning & Effectiveness, Kyndryl

Mary Vinette, Global Head of Learning & Development, Technicolor  

Shivani Dhir, Assistant Dean of Digital Learning, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, From Day One Contributing Editor

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Equipping Workers With the Skills to Thrive in Times of Constant Change (Fireside Chat)

An inside look at how a major tech company, Cisco, is focusing this year on building a resilient workforce with five career-exploration mindsets: exploring, establishing, achieving, excelling, and reinventing.


Alicia Lopez, Global Head of Learning and Careers–People and Communities, Cisco Systems 


Kelly Bourdet, Freelance Journalist, Former Managing Editor, CNN Business 

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks