Training & Development Summit

Upcoming Event Dates

Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.


What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions for HRCI and SHRM recertification credit
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

Check if you qualify to attend as a delegate:

  • You are a Senior-Level Training, Learning and Development decision-maker (Manager, Director, or VP)
  • You work for a mid- or large-sized company (200+ employees)

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry
Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.


For More Information Please Contact...

Shane Doherty – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8166  |  email

Millie Kelly – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8163  |  email

Mariya Lebedeva – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x2224  |  email

Laura Dykstra – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8161  |  email

Training & Development Summit in Boston, MA
April 23 & 24, 2018

Event Workshops Include...

What if Everything You Know about Personality Styles Training is Wrong?
Presented by Merrick Rosenberg, CEO & Cofounder, Take Flight Learning

It is Time to Rethink How We Teach the Styles in the Workplace

The DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in corporations around the world. And yet, while people find it interesting – and why not, if there is one thing that people like to learn about, it is themselves – awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

This highly interactive and engaging session will focus on the following:

  • Why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training to your organization
  • Turning classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience
  • Transforming DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year
  • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
  • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
  • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
  • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
  • Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles

Driving Leadership and Organizational Agility- The Key to Building the Future Workplace
Presented by Cheryl Jacobs, SVP, MCG Partners

2017 Research on Human Capital Market Trends, reports that building the organization of the future is the most important challenge today.  Our current environment, in which we must build these organizations of the future, is one of constant change and pressure.  The world is changing at an incredible and intense speed, and an organization that leads its sector today, may see its lead shrink or even dissolve.

Agility plays a critical role in an organization’s ability to thrive in this environment.  Agile leaders and organizations foster innovation and evolve more successfully than their competitors by capitalizing on opportunities emerging around them.  These leaders and organizations also focus on developing agile employees and teams, and the understanding that enhancing personal agility will help drive agility throughout the organization. 

Many leaders and organizations struggle with becoming more agile.  However, there are barriers to agility that leaders and organizations can work to dismantle, while simultaneously putting  structure and processes in place that can increase their ability to balance change and execution.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Define what agility looks like for leaders
  • Connect agility to an organization’s success and performance
  • Understand the barriers to improving agility
  • Identify the elements that increase agility

Building A Best-In-Class Employee Experience
Presented by Stew Aguanno, Head of US Sales, League

Join Stew for a thought-provoking discussion about how the most innovative global companies are future-proofing their organizations with a best-in-class employee experience. 
Learn about:

  • Changing workforce demographics and expectations
  • The impact of technology and health
  • The role of employee experience in attracting and retaining talent
  • Key considerations for building a best-in-class employee experience

Selling People Development as the Core Enabler to Strategic Execution
Presented by Lisa Rueth, CEO – Cultivate Leadership

Pre-approved for 1 hour of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Also valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


The organization hands down tough goals, the market shifts and the budgets get leaner. Just when we need our most engaged, innovative people to create competitive advantages for us, our budgets for people are reduced: training disappears, people development and team collaboration expenses are the first to go. This session will cover the four types of people development and which types have correlated ROI for the business strategy. When you leave this session, you should be able to sell your management team on the difference between “training” (which might be viewed as an expense) and strategic capacity building (which is an investment that has returns.)


1.           Review a Strategic Planning process, identify where the strategic people investments are the most rewarding.


2.           Discuss the role of leadership and culture if you are going to create game changing performance.


3.           Review two case studies that show how people development was the key enabler to strategic success

Game Plan: How The Best Teams Win (OPENING PRESENTATION)
Presented by Randy Fox, Keynote Speaker, FoxPoint LLC

Everyone will be on the edge of their seats and inspired to take action as Randy unpacks the principles of winning in your professional and personal a team. Find the victory together by developing your game plan, and this isn't done alone. As Randy always says, "you are better together than on your own!"

Get ready as Randy will push you to increase your performance, maximize your potential, and truly be fulfilled in your life. Time to surround yourself, and working effectively with a great team. Time to build your game plan!

Attendees will:

    1. See the power in appreciating one another, dispensing hope in others, and being a trusted team
    2. Value the importance that respect and authentic relationships is to being a successful, high performance team
    3. Uncover how the altitude of our results starts with the attitude and approach of each person
    4. Learn how critical playing their part with excellence is to ongoing success
    5. To never give up!

Five Tools to Own Your Career & Build an Engaged Workforce (CERTIFIED SEMINAR)
Presented by Taura Prosek Director, Bus. Dev & Executive Coach, Stewart Leadership

Pre-approved for 1 hour of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification through HRCI. Also valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Program overview:

Employees today are seeking career management and career development support and resources and many organizations aren’t equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to meet this demand.  In a similar way that leaders are responsible for determining the future vision of the organization, employees are responsible for determining the future of their careers. By arming our employees with some tips and techniques to take ownership of their careers, a more engaged workforce will result. A career management framework will be presented including the topics of discovery, personal branding, and networking, and synergies will be identified between performance management processes and systems and other leadership development efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. A career management framework will be presented that can be customized for implementation at any organization.
  2. Career coaching questions will be created to support the career conversations between hiring leaders and their employees.
  3. Participants will share ideas and best practices related to incorporating career management, development, and advancement into current talent management systems and processes.


Boston Marriott Quincy

1000 Marriott Drive
Boston, MA 02169
(617) 472-1000

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Boston, MA

April 23 & 24, 2018

Areas Covered

  • Admin, commercial & secretarial
  • Assertiveness
  • Assessment & Selection
  • AV equipment
  • Change management
  • Coaching
  • Communication
    Interpersonal skills, Language Training, Presentation skills/Public speaking, Written Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer care
  • Distance/open learning
  • Drama training
  • E learning technology/Finance
  • Electronic & Physical Content Marketing
  • Employee Retention Programs
  • Gamification
  • Health & Safety
  • Higher Education Solutions
  • Interpretation & translation IT training
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Learning resources/Video
  • Legal & new legislation
  • Logistics Management
  • Management skills
    Financial Training, Middle management, Project & program management, Purchase & supply, Recruitment selection & appraisal, Senior management, Strategic planning, Supervisory & leadership skills
  • Marketing & PR
  • Material Management
  • Media training
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Negotiation
  • Online course providers
  • Online training services
  • Organizational development
  • Outdoor based development
  • Outplacement
  • Outsourcing
  • Personal development
  • Personnel/employee relations
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Sales training
  • Senior secretarial skills
  • Stress, anger & conflict management
  • Talent Management
  • Team building & team skills
  • Technology Training
    , Business Analysis training (IIBA curricu, DevOps, IT Security, ITIL, Microsoft SharePoint training/consulting, Project Management training (PMI curricu, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Software and QA testing
  • Telephone training
  • Trainer training
  • Training software
  • Training venues
  • Tuition Assisted Programs (TAP)
  • Venue finding services
  • Video Training

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