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ALIGN 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
President’s Address,
Dean Pichee
2:15 p.m. 3:15 p.m.
BizLibrary's Founder and CEO Dean Pichee
will open the conference with a President's
Address, developments in BizLibrary over
the last year, as well as, focuses for the
coming year.
Mark Schroeder,
United Vaccines
Assessing the 3 Parts of the Human Mind
Using assessments to gain insight into
employee behaviors and facilitate team
building has become common practice.
Some companies are using assessments not
just for leadership personnel, but rather
across the entire organization. In this session
we will look at the 3 distinct parts of the
human mind, and explore the
organizational usefulness of understanding
an individual’s behaviors within each. We
will also take a brief overview of the
different assessment tools that have been
developed for each of these 3 parts of the
mind, and discuss the use and merits of
each. Assessment Instruments being
overviewed: The Meyers Briggs MBTI, the
D.I.S.C, Kolbe A, B & Career MO+ Indexes ,
and Xyte Cognofile.
Jennifer Hughes,
High Touch Technologies
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
This session will speak to the different
personalities that are found within our
organizations. Understanding these
personalities and how they work with one
another is crucial to successfully managing
and developing a cohesive team. A team
that needs a rebel, as much as it needs a
Brittney Hall,
The Management Trust
Session description coming soon!
3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m.
Mary Coursey, Everence
Session description coming soon!
Wess Robison, Superior
Safety Requirements and BizLibrary
OSHA / Safety Requirements are not only
important when keeping employees safe
while performing their work responsibilities,
but they are also heavily regulated. This
session will show you how to create a
system that identifies which employees
need which requirements and how to
effectively track them along with their
frequencies makes the process
manageable, easy and professional.
John Gwynn, Viewpointe
From Training Event to Training On-Demand
Using Viewpointe as a case-study, this
session will trace the company’s transition in
building a training function from scratch
with limited resources. One of the keys to
success has been Viewpoint’s approach to
identifying training needs. You will see how
Viewpointe’s Organizational Need
Assessment process focused limited
resources on a big challenge. The results
have been substantial gains in staff
development and industry-leading
employee engagement. The program
proves that training does not have to be
expensive or intimidating; it can be a great
source of employee participation and
Is your training program shining bright? Looking for some ideas to keep
employee training in constant orbit? Join us at the Planetarium at the St.
Louis Science Center for a night of networking as we highlight the ALIGN
2015 award nominees and their journey towards BizLibrary stardom! The
Planetarium is one of the nations leading space education facilities.
Network among two fabulous levels of exhibits that incorporate scientific
research, illustrating the future of space travel. We will end the evening
with a live star show!
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Jeff Havens
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!
Jeff will help you become better leaders by
showing you everything you should avoid –
including how to create a culture of fear
and mistrust, how to oppress and
demoralize employees, and how to stand
firm in the face of all change – before
wrapping up with a serious conversation
about the kind of leaders we should all
strive to become. Jeff will cover four main
areas of leadership – creating a healthy
corporate culture; management/employee
relations; crisis management; and change
management – Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! is
every bit as content-rich and intensively
researched as a more traditional leadership
seminar but has the added benefit of an
unparalleled delivery style that will have
you laughing the entire time you’re learning
how to become more effective leaders.
Ashley Karth and
Mackenzie Baker,
Pi Beta Phi Headquarters
Creating a Custom Learning Program - Not
Just Custom Content!
In this case study, you will learn how Pi Beta
Phi’s Online Learning Center blended
learning technology, off-the-shelf content,
more than 100 customized online courses
and supplemental training documents into
a fully customized, comprehensive
education program for nearly 12,000
advisors, volunteers, collegiate and
alumnae officers and New Members across
the United States and Canada.
Debbie Trzcinski,
Ivie & Associates
Closing the Skills Gap: A New Look at
Succession Planning Best Practices
The skills gap represents a real threat to
growth and the long-term financial health
of many organizations. Organizations in just
about every industry struggle to find the
highly skilled and talented employees they
need for growth and innovation. Succession
planning programs hold the potential to
identify internal talent who can adapt,
learn and acquire many of these hard-tofind skills, if we think about succession
planning a little differently.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Keith Howes,
Western Health
BizLibrary's Role in the
Character/Competency Initiative
In this session, you will learn how Western
Health Advantage utilized BizLibrary’s
solution to implement and execute its
Character/Competency Initiative. The
Initiative involved linking recruitment to
performance management. The goals were
to foster a culture driven by employee
character and developing key
Rob Miller,
EAC Product
Development Solutions
Onboarding and Leadership Development
In this case study, attendees will gain
overview of EAC’s approach to a staff
development system that demonstrates a
commitment to improvement on all levels
and the cultural shifts essential along the
way. We will cover the role onboarding
and mentoring play and one approach to
leadership development.
Ron Pieciul,
Implementing a Successful Skills Training
The case study will illustrate how to use
BizLibrary’s comprehensive solution to
deliver focused training on the Kronos Inc. 7
major Core Competencies that all
employees are measured on and specific
competencies that fit their particular job or
roles within the corporation. The program is
a way to blend a product curriculum with a
good skills curriculum and make it seamless
to the employee.
Each year, BizLibrary proudly recognizes an innovative group of
companies and individuals at the ALIGN awards luncheon. The award
recipients represent clients and partners who have leveraged BizLibrary's
solutions to move their organizations forward and impact the industry as a
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Kevin Eikenberry,
The Kevin Eikenberry Group
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Darla Gibson,
Cambridge Engineering
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scot Lund, Crestmark Bank
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mark Schroeder, United
Vaccines, Inc.
Heather Schneider, R K
Stratman, Inc
Jennifer Hughes, High
Touch Technologies
Chris Osborn, BizLibrary
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
From Bud to Boss – Helping New Leaders
Succeed in a Challenging New Role
The transition from bud to boss is a
challenging but exciting one, one that brings
new responsibilities, new relationship
dynamics, and new opportunities for
personal and career growth. Often, new
supervisors don’t get the training, support,
and guidance they need to be successful.
Kevin Eikenberry’s keynote will outline
practical steps new supervisors can take to
face the challenges of leadership with
confidence. Be sure to stop by the
networking reception this evening to have
your book signed by Kevin!
“Flavor of the Day” or is it Continuous
Do employees sigh and roll their eyes when
they hear about a new training program?
Do you hear "Oh, here we go again, another
flavor of the month"? This session will discuss
how we as training coordinators, HR
professionals, or Talent Management
Professionals can avoid this when rolling out
new training programs.
How to Design, Build and Launch a
Nationwide LMS
The challenge - Can you design a robust
educational program, create custom
content, launch it and expect 100% course
completion in the first 90 Days? The answer is "Yes." In this session, you'll learn what it takes.
Best Practice Panel Discussion
Back by popular demand, don’t miss this
panel discussion where BizLibrary clients
share tip and tricks for gaining senior
leadership support, utilization, marketing and
communications and metrics to track your
learning program.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and music in the historic Statler
Ballroom located on the lobby level of the Renaissance St. Louis Grand hotel.
The Statler Ballroom, dating back to 1917, was the original location of the
Front Desk and Lobby within the Statler Hotel.
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
George Vellios,
Velmax Management
Assessments, Development, and High
Potentials…OH MY!
In this session participants will learn how
assessments can (and should be) used in
designing tailor made programs for identified
High Potential Leaders within your organization.
Selecting HiPo's is just one of the many
challenges; creating a program that addresses
individual core along with organizational
development needs not only results in a more
robust offering, but will increase skill
development, retention, and ROI.
Kelsie McClendon,
Total Transit
A Case Study of E-learning Development Made
Simple Using SAM, Powerpoint, and Captivate
In this session, you will learn how to apply the
SAM Model to design training, and how to take
that content and convert a PowerPoint
presentation to a self-tutorial e-learning
program. You will learn the basics of slide layout
and curriculum sequencing concepts.
Tricia Quave and Jim
CE Power Solutions
A Roadmap to Successful Implementation – Start
at the Beginning . . . .
In this case study, you will hear how an
organization avoided a disastrous learning
program launch by asking a series of good
questions to establish the framework for the
design and subsequent implementation of a
new employee training program. Before
embarking on the launch, the program
managers learned the organization lacked some
foundational structural elements that are
prerequisites to a successful training program. By
stepping back, and starting at the very
beginning of setting up the framework for
success and asking key questions, the program is
now ready for a successful implementation.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Chris Osborn, BizLibrary
What Do Employees Really Want from Us?
We Asked, and They Told Us
From May through the end of July 2015,
BizLibrary conducted one of the most
extensive end-user surveys about what
employees really want from their employer
sponsored training program. In this session,
BizLibrary will present the results of this
ground-breaking research with specific
recommendations to help organizations
mold training solutions to help meet the
desires, expectations and actual needs as
expressed by end users.
Devon Carson, Portion
Pac Chemical
Old School/New School - Instructional
Design Still Drives Audience Engagement
We will cover development strategies for elearning courses that will maximize
knowledge retention. Learn how to target
your specific audience with your design
and structure. Discover the tools that will
allow you to add interactivity to your
course, engaging and even entertaining
the learner. From concept to launch, this
session will give you the ID tips and tricks
you need to engage and empower your
Leah Cridlin, Balluff
Re-Launching Your Learning Library- Ideas,
Tips, and Strategies
Has your learning library lost its vigor? In this
session we will discuss ideas and strategies,
plus share tips on how to:
• Customize marketing templates within Biz
• Get management involved and working
with you to generate learning opportunities
for your staff.
• Generate excitement within your
organization about learning.
• Incentives for continued interest
throughout your company.