The 2022 Leadership Development Programs SUMMIT

The annual conference for professionals who manage or support early talent development programs. Invest in YOUR professional development at the 11th annual LDP Summit, back in-person on May 11-12, 2022.
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2022 LDP SUMMIT AGENDA

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May 11th & 12th, 2022
Main Conference Day 1: Wednesay, May 11th, 2022
7:45 am
Breakfast & Networking
8:15 am
Welcome & Introductions
8:30 am
Opening Keynote

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9:30 am
Networking Break
9:45 am
Concurrent Session 1A

Founder, McCool Leadership Development

Ryan McCool

“It’s Not About You!” A Journey into Military Leadership Training and its Relevance to Corporate LDPs

Sometimes the outward focus of leadership is obscured in the corporate world’s high-touch approach to building young leaders. New U.S. Marine Corps officers dedicate 10 months to “servant leadership” training before ever having the privilege to lead Marines. What are the fundamental leadership principles taught during this training, and why are they critical? How might these principles be incorporated into your own LDP curriculum? Join Ryan McCool, a former Marine and LDP participant, on the journey to becoming a Marine Officer, leading Marines, and discovering a selfless leadership philosophy that can elevate talent in your program and in any organization.

Concurrent Session 1B

Early Talent Programs Manager, Discover Financial

Jese Caple

When it’s Time to Re-direct: Pivoting a program with grace

Your program was originally well-conceived and successful for the function it was intended to serve. But over the years, your business’s needs have changed and your participants have started to lean in a direction not quite consistent with the original plan. Is it time to re-conceive the program so that it better fits the new reality? How can you transition a program so that it can continue its success in a new direction with a minimum of disruption? Join Jese Caple, Early Talent Programs Manager at Discover for a look at the challenges and tactics of transforming a program, and their recent successful switch of a marketing program into a general management program.

10:45 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Concurrent Session 2A

TBD

Behavioral Psychologist

Dr. Leslie Braksick

Chief Medical Officer, WebMD

Dr. John Whyte

Smoothing Early Career Talent Transitions through Good Mental Health

Early talent development programs are loaded with challenging transitions: from campus to work, from assignment to assignment, and from program to full-time role. Managing these transitions successfully impacts the success of our participants and our programs, overall. Unfortunately, our trials with COVID and the remote workplace have made transitions even more complicated. Young professionals have been particularly stressed as they have had to navigate transitions outside of traditional frameworks. In this important session, Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer of WebMD, and Dr. Leslie Braksick, behavioral psychologist and expert on transforming performance by focusing on behavior and leading through change, will address how program leaders can get a pulse on the mental health of their participants, and help smooth the stresses that can lead to tough transitions, poor performance and attrition.

Concurrent Session 2B

TBD

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12:00 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
Community Interactive Session

Topic Tables: ‘Idea Snack” discussion rooms

The landscape of managing early talent pipeline programs has changed dramatically over the past twelve months. The best help we get is from each other. What is your most pressing challenge as you navigate the new environment? Where do you need ideas, guidance or validation from your peers? Choose from several “topic tables” for open group discussion in this interactive community session. Stay with the same group, or pop in and out of these moderated intimate chats. Leave with ideas and confidence.

2:15 pm
Networking Break
2:30 pm
Concurrent Session 3A

TBD

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Concurrent Session 3B

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3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:45 pm
Rapid Fire Session

Program Management Topics

A popular LDP Summit tradition. Participant volunteers share a best practice, learning or challenge with the audience in 7 minutes or less.  A quick exchange of actionable ideas on program management to take home.
Rapid Fire Session

Recruiting Topics

A popular LDP Summit tradition. Participant volunteers share a best practice, learning or challenge with the audience in 7 minutes or less.  A quick exchange of actionable ideas on recruiting to take home.
5:00 pm
Evening Reception
Main Conference, Day 2: Thursday, May 12th, 2022
8:00 am
Breakfast & Networking
8:30 am
Opening Plenary

TBD

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9:30 am
Networking Break
9:45 am
Concurrent Session 4A

TBD

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Concurrent Session 4B

TBD

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10:45 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Breakout Session 5A

Facilitated Small Group Discussion

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Breakout Session 5B

Facilitated Small Group Discussion

Senior Practitioners’ Meeting – Moving Forward Together

If you have oversight over multiple development programs at your organization, join your peers at this facilitated forum on big-picture strategic issues in early career development and programming. Participants will spend most of their time examining select topics in small groups and then briefly share conclusions/observations with the larger group. Topics will include early career talent management in the workforce of the future, proper program calibration and alignment with strategy, and other topics determined by participants in advance. The objective is to connect senior practitioners and generate useful strategic ideas.

12:00 am
Lunch
1:00 pm
Concurrent Session 6A

TBD

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Concurrent Session 6B

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2:00 pm
Networking
2:15 pm
Closing Plenary Session

TBD

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3:15 pm
Close and Networking

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