Connect. Grow. Learn.
The Breakfast Club has a 17-year history of connecting leaders over breakfast to strengthen the link between learning and development and business strategy. In 2022, the Breakfast Club returns as a virtual, mini-event series hosted by Chief Learning Officer and Talent Management and will feature top CLOs and learning and talent leaders.
Each month’s mini-event will last about 2 hours and will consist of a 60-minute panel discussion with L&D and talent practitioners, a 20-minute FASTtalk presentation and a 20-minute breakout session for attendees and speakers to discuss the day’s themes, followed by closing remarks from CLO’s editor in chief.
I attended the DEI&B panel discussion yesterday. It was one of the best webinars I have attended. The panel was engaging, smart and full of great ideas.
SVP, director of L&D for Capital City Bank
"This has been a great and insightful day. Thanks to all the speakers!"
CEO & Founder
"I'm really enjoying the Leadership Strategies for Building a Positive Workplace Culture session. It has included some great insight and tips for success!"
Sr. Instructional Designer, Team Lead
"Thank you for all the great panelists, speakers, and insights - well done. Appreciate the bite-size format."
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. See you the next time!"
Upcoming Breakfast Club Events
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
August 10, 2022In the midst of The Great Resignation and widening skill gaps, the war for talent in 2022 is real. As companies struggle to recruit job-ready employees with the required technical skills, they are being forced to rethink and streamline their hiring initiatives to ensure they get ahead in the race for top talent. But how […]Register
August 24, 2022The past few years accelerated our relationship with technology and remote work. Join us for this discussion on the latest innovations in the tech space as it relates to talent and HR, and how organizations are utilizing technology to keep their people engaged, productive and happy.Register
September 27, 2022In the face of rapid technological disruption and automation, developing soft skills among the workforce has never been more important. Fueled by the pandemic, organizations are emphasizing the importance of empathy, communication skills, adaptability, active listening and other distinctly “human” skills. How are learning leaders addressing this need and what are the barriers in doing […]Register
October 13, 2022COVID-19 disrupted in-person operations and forced companies to trim costs, but, according to a 2021 survey conducted by Financial Times, it has also reinforced many employers’ commitment to providing development opportunities for a broader range of their middle and senior managers. More than 25 percent of surveyed CLOs said they intend to increase their budgets for […]Register
November 2, 2022As we move forward into the future of work, we are presented with demand for a wide variety of skills, including disruptive technical skills, specialized industry skills, core business skills and soft skills. And with the half-life of skills currently estimated to be only four to five years (and a mere two and a half […]Register
November 16, 2022Many lessons have emerged or been underscored during the past couple years, but one of the biggest is that change is the only constant – and rather than fear it, we must embrace it in order to thrive. But how can organizations prepare for an uncertain future and ensure their people are positioned for success, […]Register
December 14, 2022Initially, the pandemic forced many organizations and their teams into survival mode. As time passed, however, many organizations got more creative with their solutions, products and offerings. Looking forward, what is the learning leader’s role in helping to unleash people’s creativity, and how can we create psychologically safe spaces where people feel safe to experiment […]Register
Past Breakfast Club Events
January 26, 2022Linear career progression is a thing of the past. The past almost two years of global disruption and the ongoing talent retention crisis have further increased the need for organizations to think of employee career progression along a lattice instead of the more traditional ladder. What do learning and development teams need to be thinking […]Watch Now
February 16, 2022The world of work is likely forever changed. Organizations face ongoing challenges related to adoption of new digital tools and processes, keeping talent connected and productive, and ensuring employees stay engaged. How can talent leaders balance employees’ flexibility needs and ensure their emotional and mental well-being in remote and hybrid work environments?Watch Now
March 30, 2022Learning delivery methods and practices are evolving, and learning teams have been forced to get more creative than ever before during this time of great disruption. What does experiential learning look like in virtual and hybrid workplaces, and how are organizations measuring the ROI of these efforts?Watch Now
April 27, 2022“Spirit of inquiry” is generally defined as a persistent sense of curiosity that informs both learning and practice. How can learning leaders cultivate a psychologically safe environment where learners feel comfortable being their authentic selves and questioning the status quo, ultimately driving organizational innovation and creativity?Watch Now
May 11, 2022Remote experiential learning — sounds kind of like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? The concept of learning by doing naturally invokes thoughts of a hands-on, collaborative experience, especially in certain industries. But if the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Pivoting to deliver successful, engaging, impactful […]Watch Now
May 24, 2022The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the line of work/life balance, and, consequently, employees’ mental health and well-being have never been more widely discussed. Now more than ever, talent leaders must foster empathy, inclusion and psychological safety in the workplace to recruit and retain top talent.Watch Now
June 28, 2022Diversity, equity and inclusion has been on organizations’ radar for some time, but in the wake of months of civil unrest and simmering racial tensions in 2020 and 2021, it’s become a bigger priority than ever before. And now, addressing the big B — belonging — within organizations is something that employees demand and strong […]Watch Now
July 13, 2022What truly motivates today’s employees? According to recent research in the human capital field, when it comes to Gen Z and younger workers in particular, it’s all about career growth. And that requires placing an emphasis on upskilling and reskilling people for the jobs they have now and the ones they will want in the […]Watch Now
July 26, 2022Metrics and data are paramount in helping organizations gain a deeper understanding of the impact of their L&D programs. As businesses are placing increased emphasis on upskilling and reskilling their workforce for the future of work, what should they be measuring to ensure their initiatives are having the desired impact on skill gaps?Watch Now
2022 Breakfast Club Speakers
Adri Maisonet Morales
Vice President, Enterprise Learning and Blue University at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)
Global Manager, Learning & Development at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
VP of People Success at Torch
General Manager, UK & Europe (Enterprise) at Emeritus
Ashley St. John
Chief Content Officer, Editor in Chief at BetterWork Media Group
Chief Revenue Officer at ETU
Corporate Strategy at Class Technologies Inc.
Chief Learning Officer at Seven Hills Foundation
Capt. Timothy Hammond
Chief of Training at U.S. Coast Guard Force Readiness Command
Cari Bohley, PMP
Vice President, Talent Management at Peraton
SVP of Skills Content Development at Pluralsight
President of the Enterprise Business (U.S., Europe and Canada) at Emeritus
Corporate Strategy and Partnerships at Class Technologies Inc.
Christyl Lucille Murray, Moderator
Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Corporate and Institutional Solutions, Morgan Stanley
David DeFilippo, Moderator
Principal Coach and Consultant at DeFilippo Leadership Inc.
Senior Manager at Deloitte
Denise Reed Lamoreaux
Worldwide Learning Director of Customer Success for Accessible Accommodations at Microsoft
Chief Learning Architect at Nationwide Insurance
Dr. Christina Augustine
Chief People Officer at World Vision Canada
Dr. Janina Beilner
Senior Vice President Education Services & Workforce Solutions, Customer Services at Siemens Healthineers
Dr. Marina Theodotou
Organizational Change Expert at Defense Acquisition University
Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey
Chief Learning and Diversity Officer at The Kraft Heinz Co.
Elizabeth N. Laine
Head of DEI and Talent Development at Clearway Energy
Head of Behavioral Science Insights at Torch
Associate Vice Chancellor – Leader and Culture Development at Texas Tech University System
Chief Learning Officer at Pershing Technology Services Corporation
Dean of Choice University at Choice Hotels International
Senior Director II, Leadership, Learning and Talent Development at Sam's Club/Walmart Inc.
Head of Product Marketing at ETU
Senior Director, Learning & Leadership Experience at Fortive Corporation
Judy Whitcomb, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Moderator
Senior Vice President – Organizational Strategy and Effectiveness at Vi
Former VP of Organization Development at Canadian Bank Note Company
Chief Human Resources and Staff Development Officer at The Archdiocese of Chicago
Director of Learning and Development at Bumble Bee Foods
Director of Workforce Development at Cognizant
Kevin Wilde, Moderator
Executive Leadership Fellow at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Kimo Kippen, Moderator
Founder at Aloha Learning Advisors
CEO at MindMax
VP of Product at Abilitie
Senior Learning & Development Advisor at OpenSesame
Matthew Rota, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Technology and Innovation at College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Director of Customer Learning at Vyond
Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 2U
Vice President of Learning & Development at Papa Murphy’s International
Nancy Coleman, Ed.D.
Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University
Vice President, Learning & Development at US Foods
Noah G. Rabinowitz
Vice President, Human Resources & Global Head of Learning at Moderna
Head of People at MainStreet
Territory Sales Manager at Whatfix
Ramona Parkash Arora Ph.D.
Vice President of Global Talent Development at Dell Technologies
Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Americas at edX
Chief Talent and Equity Officer at The Children's Law Center
Head of Digital & Tech Practice, Senior Director at Johnson & Johnson
Sonia Malik, Moderator
Global Program Lead - Education and Workforce Development at IBM
Chief People Officer & Board Member at GhFly Network
Stacey Young Rivers, Moderator
Senior Director of People Growth + Enterprise Skills Strategy at Warner Bros. Discovery
VP of Product Marketing at Whatfix
Sydney Savion, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer at Cityblock Health
Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D.
Chief Human Resources Officer at XCOM
VP - Head of Talent Development at Zurich North America
Chief Learning Strategist at NovoEd
Head of Digital Learning Strategy & Transformation at Philips
Vice President of Human Resources at Ashok Leyland
Director of Learning & Development and HR Business Partner at Girl Scouts of USA
Each CLO Breakfast Club event is approximately 2 hours long and is listed in Eastern Standard Time.
|Welcome Address||5 MIN||11:00-11:05 AM|
|Panel Discussion + Q&A||60 MIN||11:05-12:05 AM|
|FASTtalk + Q&A||20 MIN||12:05-12:25 PM|
|Research/Audience-Polling Session||20 MIN||12:25-12:45 PM|
|Closing Address||5 MIN||12:45-12:50 PM|