17th Annual Chicagoland Executive Learning Exchange @ Hamburger University»

McDonald's Hamburger University 1045 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607


Rob Lauber
SVP, Chief Learning Officer


Avi Kahn
President & CEO, Hilti North America

Beam Suntory

Kym Anglin
Global Lead Talent & Development COE

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Accelerating New Manager Development: Live Case Study»
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Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Stephanie Kerr
Organization Development Director

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Executive Learning Exchange

CONNECT WITH GREAT MINDS doing the same work at different organizations.

The Executive Learning ExchangeSM (ELE), started in 2002 as an internal Chicagoland Learning LeadersSM Conference at Baxter.
Over the years we have evolved into forward-thinking invite-only cohorts (no vendors) of highly diverse and collaborative
HR leaders CONNECTING, SHARING, NETWORKING with our Strategic Partners for tangible business results.

We hope you can join one of the following upcoming peer-networking experiences: We continue to add collaboration strength with our community.


Hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day holiday. We are pleased to provide an update for our Oct 4th for our 17th Annual Chicagoland Executive Learning Exchange @ Hamburger University to share with your teams:
  • What topics & speakers would you propose to be included in this year’s agenda?
  • Preview & share our agenda here
    • We will be adding a few more speakers, if interested contact Dirk Tussing
  • We already received over 100 registrations; if you and your team haven’t registered yet, here are some online links to help:
    • Check your registration status & available pre-paid seats on our Oct 4th event page by scrolling down to Look Me Up: wizard here
    • Register online now here
Our keen interest this year is to share Connected Learning case studies, roundtable discussions, TED-like presentations and interactive workshops. We are thrilled to have Rob Lauber and Sal Venegas sharing Talent Development keeping pace with Business Transformation @ McDonald’s & Walgreens, Avi Kahna (Hilti North America) as our featured CEO and Kevin Martin provide updates on i4cp’s latest research. Now that we have formally closed membership to vendors for two years, you can expect more energy focused on practical best and next practices from your peer-group. In addition to our standard agenda topics we have already confirmed some very forward thinking breakouts including Your Learning Needs a Comprehensive Strategy and Learning Experience Platforms & is AI Accelerating Learning?.
2018 ELE's Annual Chicago Exchange at Hamburger U
“Collaborative learning is powerful. Your leaders need to actively help others build their collaborative networks.” Kevin Martin, i4cp

Watch for additional updates on our invite-only CLO/CTO/CHRO Group for a busy September.

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Chicagoland & SE-Wisconsin

Active ELE Enterprise Members can use their PREPAID tickets at either our 8th Annual SE-WI Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange at GE Healthcare Institute planned for Thursday, May 17, 2018 or for our 17th Annual Chicagoland Learning & Talent Development Leaders Exchange @ Hamburger University planned for October 4, 2018; CLO/CTO/CHRO Group members can purchase additional conference registrations at a discounted rate for their team to join us.

To help everyone plan for 2018, our upcoming full-day exchanges are scheduled for:

If you are a CLO/CTO Group member and interested in having your team present, please contact Dirk Tussing for more details.

Please note in 2016 we formally closed our vendor membership so we can focus on more robust experiences for heads of learning and talent development. A key part of this shift is to invite five to possibly eight solution industry thought leaders, whom provide forward-thinking talent services, as ELE Strategic Partners to replace our current vendor membership.

Since 2004, the Chicagoland Learning LeadersSM have informally gathered at McDonald’s Hamburger University for an annual one-day exchange of local thought leaders to share best practices. To learn more about the benefits included with becoming a Learning Executive Exchange member, view a one page program summary and read our on-line FAQ’s for more details.

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