Meet the Keynote Speakers

Posted by Trey Smith on Jan 6, 2017 3:41:13 PM
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We are happy to announce our CLO Symposium17 Keynote Speakers!

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Join us to hear their stories, get inspired by their work and explore new facets of the L&D landscape.


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Steve Pemberton, vice president of diversity and inclusion and global chief diversity officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Pemberton leads the charge for diversity among the company’s more than 370,000 employees around the world. In his keynote, he’ll discuss some of the massive challenges global businesses face and suggest a new narrative for moving forward. 


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Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV and Scripps Networks Interactive, will talk about strategies for brand promotion, building market share, loyalty and integrity. Packard definitely knows what she’s talking about. At HGTV, she navigated a marketplace dominated by media giants and built HGTV into a cable network powerhouse launched in more than 98 million homes.  


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Futurist, author and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton aide Alec Ross. Currently a distinguished fellow at John Hopkins University and an advisor to the political and technological elite, Ross penned the New York Times bestseller, “The Industries of the Future.” He’ll discuss how leaders can anticipate and face a rapidly changing economic, technological and industrial climate.


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From Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Adult Learning and Professional Development, Dr. Robert Kegan rounds out our CLO Symposium keynote speakers. Kegan, author of “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization” will discuss


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