Training & Development Summit

The Training & Development Summit is an event specifically designed for Senior Level Training, Learning and Development professionals looking to source new and innovative solutions. Throughout the event you will have a series of one on one meetings with a whole variety of vendors that you choose to meet, as well as attend thought provoking seminars. In addition there are many networking opportunities including an ice breaker drink reception the night before the event.

Upcoming Event Dates

If you are looking for an efficient, easy way to review potential new service providers our Summits have been showing the way for 15 years.

98% of our delegates say they are "an easier, more efficient way to find out about potential service providers than an exhibition".

Here's why...

Like all our Summits the event is tailored to meet your requirements, is complimentary, and limited to just 50 places, to ensure you receive our personal attention. Below are the main benefits to attending the Summit, to find out more contact us via email, or call 941-925-7585

For delegates your complimentary attendance includes:

  • Free workshops.
  • Free meals & refreshments.
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • A relaxed business like environment.
  • Luxury venue.
  • An event where you are in charge of who you meet.
  • A professional, time saving way to find products, services, and solution providers.
  • 'no hassle, no hard sell' environment.
  • Only 50 places available.
  • Hotel accommodations included.

This Summit offers you an efficient and stress-free way to see what's new in Human Resources, and make profitable connections and partnerships.

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 Denver, CO
October 23 & 24, 2017

Event Workshops Include...

Linking Happiness and Positivity to Higher Performance and Business Impact
Presented by Don Sandel Associate Director, Talent & Organization Development, Astellas US LLC

With the recent advances in neuroscience, we have seen compelling research around the old paradigm that it’s success first and then happiness later and how this has been turned on its head. By retraining the brain and developing new positive mental models, we can improve our outlook, how we respond to negative (even ambiguous) challenges, and our work performance. Psychologists have completed a meta-analysis and determined that a positive mental model leads to success in every relevant domain, including work, home, and relationships. In this session, we’ll examine the research, take a fresh look at how the brain affects behavior and performance, teach you how to change bad habits, and make the link to business impact.

This workshop will focus on the following:

  • How the physiology of the brain literally changes when positive and happy
  • Examine multiple research studies that underpin the positivity and performance link
  • Show how to transition from the negative to the positive
  • Demonstrate the connection between positivity, well-being and business impact

Optimizing Organizational Performance through Employee Engagement
Presented by Tim Lansford is CEO OF Lansford International and Founder of The Blast Academy

“Employee engagement” isn’t just another management buzzword — it’s a critical factor in your organization’s future success.  Engaged employees are the lifeblood of every organization. Designing and implementing an effective and sustained engagement strategy requires input and buy-in from employees and leadership.  When employees are enthusiastic and committed to their work, they demonstrate higher levels of innovation, productivity, and customer satisfaction.  Join us to learn how HR can lead the transformation and become engagement champions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Evolution of Employee Engagement and its Definition.
  • Building a Culture of Engagement
  • The Real Role of HR in Engagement
  • The Return On Investment (ROI) of Engagement
  • Running an Effective Employee Engagement Survey

eLearning Needs Assessment: What the Textbooks Failed to Teach You
Presented by Jennifer De Vries, CPT, President and Chief Solutions Architect for BlueStreak Learning

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.

It happened again today. I asked someone to view a course and got an email response saying that it wouldn't play. Has that ever happened to you? Frankly, it happens far too much and it's frustrating. So, what's the answer? The answer is to start the project with a needs assessment. But, this is not your textbook needs assessment. This is an eLearning needs assessment that includes technology considerations, as well as content and learning preferences. We have the data. We have the tools. But, do we know the answers to critical questions BEFORE we develop a course that causes user issues? In this session, you will learn to ask the right questions and get the data you need to help you decrease the number of learners who have difficulty taking the eLearning solutions you develop.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • List the most common barriers for taking and completing an eLearning course
  • Explain to executives and team members why doing needs assessment is crucial for success
  • Describe the technology questions you need to ask before developing courses
  • Develop a plan to get the answers to these critical questions


Denver Marriott Tech Center

4900 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237

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Denver, CO

October 23 & 24, 2017

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
  • Health & Safety
  • Higher Education Solutions
  • Interpretation & translation IT training
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Learning resources/Video
  • Legal & new legislation
  • Management skills
    Financial Training, Middle management, Project & program management, Purchase & supply, Recruitment selection & appraisal, Senior management, Strategic planning, Supervisory & leadership skills
  • Marketing & PR
  • 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
  • Telephone training
  • Trainer training
  • Training software
  • Training venues
  • Tuition Assisted Programs (TAP)
  • Venue finding services
  • Video Training

Confirmed Vendors

Latest Press Release

Testimonials Are In From the Training & Development Summit, Philadelphia

posted by Yasmin Parsloe on Wednesday Mar 23, 2016

The Training & Development Summit, Philadelphia hosted 627 meetings on March 14-15, 2016. Feedback is vital for the growth and success of each event. Here are some testimonials from attendees of this event: "Not only was this experience great for meeting vendors but getting the chance to talk to other individuals in similar roles to me. Thank you so much for having me."-Suarez Corporation "This...