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...

Denise Lee – Event Manager
866-297-1377 x2570  |  email

Millie Kelly – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8163  |  email

Slade Cheong – Event Manager
941-894-9569  |  email

Confirmed Vendors

Training & Development Summit in San Diego, CA
October 14 & 15, 2019

Event Workshops Include...

The New Employee Engagement Frontier: How to Increase Motivation, Productivity and Loyalty Through Financial Wellness Benefits
Presented by Jon Schlossberg, Co-Founder & CEO of Even

During this session, we will cover:

  • Why traditional financial benefits like 401ks are no longer meeting all the needs of today's modern employee
  • The key elements to a successful financial wellness program
  • The most common barriers to employee adoption of financial wellness benefits and best practices for driving deeper engagement

Could Your Background Screening Process Put You in HOT Water?
Presented by John McTighe, EVP of Background Screening at Data Facts

It seems every year comes with a new swathe of background screening laws. These can come from the Federal Government, State Governments, or even local municipalities.  These laws have been followed up on by intensive legal action against employers for these compliance violations. In addition, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and various state EEO agencies have substantially stepped up their enforcement activity against employers whose screening methods may have a disparate impact on minorities and women.

This presentation will cover the key requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as several state laws. We’ll also break down guidance put forth by the EEOC and offer some recommendations on how to create a consistent background check policy. 

Key Learning Points:

  • Core FCRA employer obligations
  • How to structure background screening to avoid disparate impact
  • Recommendations for policy development

Stop the Leadership Shortage: Learn How to Effectively Upskill Talent into Leadership Roles
Presented by Mike Andrewsen, Sr. Client Success Manager at Capella Applied Leadership Series

What do you do once you identify emerging leaders in your organization? How do you give them the skills necessary to grow and adapt along with your business?

In this session, you'll learn how to:

  • Equip your first-time, front-line managers with the skills necessary to be effective leaders
  • How to bring in organizational support for leadership development efforts
  • Learn how your employees can translate leadership skills into immediate on-the-job impact

Building Employee Trust in Today's World
Presented by Jesal Sangani, Founder & CEO of Tellzen

Trust is often talked about as the bedrock of a company’s success. According to a study by Gartner, employees do not trust their company and hence do not share ideas/issues, leading to lost organization reputation and innovation. Modern HR role is evolving faster than ever with the need to manage employee engagement, organization culture, and #MeToo. In today’s world, with a diverse workforce, remote employees, and multiple locations, how does HR build trust in the workplace? Join us for a lively discussion.

2019 Recruiting Trends and Best Practices
Presented by Chris Ceplenski, Managing Editor, BLR

What are your peers doing to attract talent this year? Are they successfully filling jobs via social media recruiting? Offering cutting edge benefits, such as student loan repayment? Implementing AI into the recruiting process? Recruiting Daily Advisor (RDA) conducts its own survey tapping into employer’s recruiting practices.

In this session, Chris Ceplenski, Managing Editor at BLR, shares the exclusive findings from our 5th annual Recruiting Survey in conjunction with subject matter expert advice on each aspect of the survey. You will learn about the latest trends—including some surprises—among employer practices along with insights and tips from RDA editors and other recruiting thought leaders.

“I Want To Want To Quit” - Motivating People Who Smoke in a Digital Health World
Presented by Scott Osler, SVP of Sales at Carrot Inc.

Digital Health programs enable stronger engagement and return better results than many traditional offline programs.  This session will provide the 5 core tenets organizations should consider to motivate and engage people through digital health as experienced with the tobacco cessation program Pivot. 

Many smokers feel a lack of engagement and motivation with traditional smoking cessation programs. At Carrot, our studies have shown that fear of failure is a huge emotional block for many people on a smoking cessation journey. Digital health programs delivered with behavioural therapy can ease the perfectionist mindset and drive engagement. 

Key takeaways of the session include:

  • Understand digital health through the lens of the user, in this case a smoker who wants to want to quit
  • Learn the 5 core tenets behind any successful digital health program
  • Appreciate how a tech-driven, scientifically backed approach can deliver a convenient and highly personalized experience returning results that show an increase in motivation to quit and quit rates of 32.4% in a clinical study population where 66.5% of participants were not ready to quit smoking cigarettes


Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

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San Diego, CA

October 14 & 15, 2019

Confirmed Vendors

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
  • eLearning Technology
  • 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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