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Learn From the BEST

Solving Business Challenges With Talent Development Strategies
October 3 | Washington, D.C.
MGM National Harbor

Learn from the BEST is a unique conference where practitioners are the presenters. BEST award winners share their leading strategies and best practices with attendees, demonstrating how to transform the learning function into a key driver of performance, productivity, and profitability.

  • Find out what exceptional companies are doing differently.
  • Hear firsthand how BEST award winners identify needs and use talent development programs to solve real business problems.
  • Ask questions and learn in a peer-to-peer environment unlike any other.
  • Gain insights that will benefit your work and your organization.
  • Utilize talent development to strategically drive enterprise-wide results.

Join us in Washington, D.C. at the new MGM National Harbor!

Agenda at a Glance
  • Breakfast and Networking
  • Johnathan-Halls-IMG
    Jonathan Halls
    Welcome and Keynote

    Transformative Leadership: Be the Change

    One of the top reasons people leave their jobs is their boss. And one of the reasons people don’t want to follow their boss is because the boss misunderstands what leadership is. This session explores how inspiring leadership is not a position, but a mission. It’s not about holding authority but taking responsibility. Discover what you need to do to earn loyal followers, and reflect on your outlook as a leader and the role you and your staff play in achieving the things you are leading them to. Good leaders transform organizations by enabling their staff to be creative, efficient, and productive. Leaders help staff see possibilities and map opportunities to business goals that sustain their organization. Jonathan Halls will draw on his almost 30 years of experience as a professional communicator (in media and business) in 25 countries around the globe. You will leave with key steps to transform your organization.

  • Breakout Session 1

    Presentation Topics:

    • Becoming a Strategic Business Partner [Panel]
    • Innovative Talent Development Programs
    • Exploring AI, AR and VR in Talent Development
  • Breakout Session 2

    Presentation Topics:

    • Building a Talent Pipeline [Panel]
    • Design Thinking for Talent Development [Panel]
    • Effective Learning Strategies for a Dispersed Workforce [Panel]
  • Lunch and Learn with GP Strategies
  • Breakout Session 3: ATD Research Presents Taking BEST Practices to the Next Level
  • Breakout Session 4

    Presentation Topics:

    • Measuring What Matters: Communicating Learning Impact [Panel]
    • Driving Employee Engagement through Learning
    • Building Internal Competency Programs
  • Breakout Session 5

    Presentation Topics:

    • Instructional Design for Business Impact [Panel]
    • Leveraging Technology for Learning [Panel]
    • Leadership Development Best Practices [Panel]

What do previous attendees have to say?

"I was inspired by what others are doing."

"I would HIGHLY recommend this learning conference to anyone who has strategic planning responsibilities in their training and development office. I walked away with a ton of useful ideas and contacts. I had more applicable aha moments here then in other conferences I have attended."

"Hearing best practices followed by other BEST organizations was very useful. The Q&A with them provided valuable insights."

"I learned actionable approaches to real world challenges, made great contacts and enjoyed a well organized event."

Congratulations to Our 2018 BEST Award Winners!
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MGM National Harbor


Located on the Eastern shore of the Potomac River, this brand new hotel and casino is just a short distance south of Washington D.C. It boasts a modern, bold, and powerful design that draws inspiration from the capital’s monumental sense of place, and the strength and timeless qualities of its historical monuments.

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Watch the keynote from Learn From the BEST 2017 Conference

Pat McLagan’s keynote from the 2017 Learn from the BEST conference focuses on creating a framework to turn learning into a driving force for business, team, and individual success.

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2017 BEST Award Winners Webcast Series Videos

The ATD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. Several of our 2017 BEST Award winners have won the BEST Award multiple times. Check out some webcasts from these winners and find out how they’ve tackled particular challenges that are common to many organizations.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hear how Iearning is the protein in the corporate diet at ICICI Lombard, a multi-year BEST winner. Learning is the perpetual fuel that satiates each employee’s personal desire to constantly stretch and grow. It adds variety...
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