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June 9-10, 2021 Tortal Learning Summit

Learn from Experts. Boost your Skills. Leave inspired.

This is our BIGGEST event of the year!

The Tortal Learning Summit is a virtual event for all lifelong learners.  Join us on the Hopin platform on June 9 and 10 for this FREE virtual learning event!

We are bringing together Tortal’s learning experts, guests from the Training Unleashed podcast, and Tortal’s clients and partners to present and facilitate sessions to share their unique training and business expertise.

Session Videos

All of the sessions from our 2021 Tortal Learning Summit were recorded and are now available for your viewing pleasure. Watch sessions from our Tortal learning experts (in our Mastermind Roundtables), our Training Unleashed podcast experts (in our Training Unleashed Super Sessions) and our Keynote guests.

Keynotes

Day 1

LIVE! Training Unleashed podcast interview with Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm, co-authors of Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond.  

Day 2

This two-part keynote by Evan Hackel, CEO of Tortal Training about getting learners to use your training program will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

Training Unleashed Super Sessions

How diversity, equity and inclusion drive business value

Frank Clark, Via Group Partners
In this session, Frank will discuss how DEI drives business value and the importance of organizations being DEI ready. As well as strategic approaches of acquiring A-level human capital talent

Using the 4 Disciplines of Execution

Chris McChesney, Franklin Covey
Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die? Did it go down with a loud crash, or was it slowly suffocated? What happened? The "whirlwind" of day-to-day activities devoured all the time and energy needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow! The 4 Disciplines of Execution can change that forever.

How your own brand story will set you apart

Dr. Dennis Rebelo, Story Like You Mean It
Developing your personal brand story will help to illustrate your individual value and worth. In this session, Dr. Rebelo will share the steps of his Peak Storytelling model and use examples to help you make you a storytelling hero.

Turning obstacles into opportunities

Candace Sjogren, Boston Breakthrough Academy
Candace will be speaking about how to turn the biggest obstacle in your way into your greatest opportunity. She will show you how to adjust your mindset to overcome any challenge.

Improving your training ROI

Meredith Bell, Performance Support Systems
Experts estimate that in most companies, 70-90% of their investment in learning and development is wasted because participants don’t apply what they learned. Meredith Bell knows why this happens and will explain the reasons. She'll also share the steps you can take to improve your ROI.

Total well-being and its impact on business performance

Paul Sherman, Ask What Matters?!
This session introduces participants to the concept of total Well-Being and its impact on business performance. Attendees will identify their personal barriers to Well-Being and apply a pragmatic 5-step research-based approach to enhance Well-Being.

Reinforce training and sustain momentum with Microcoaching

C. Lee Smith, SalesFuel
Microcoaching applies the principles of microlearning to bridge the gaps between 1-on-1 coaching sessions. You will learn how frequent bursts of 2-5 minute activities and coaching questions maintain a consistent coaching cadence, reinforce training and sustain momentum in the development of your team.

Mastermind Roundtables

Everyone Loves A Podcast. Have you ever wanted to star in or host a podcast? We have podcast expert Tricia Benn from the C-Suite Network hosting this session. She’ll be interviewing panel guests Evan Hackel (CEO, Tortal Training), Tracy Jones (President, Tremendous Leadership) and Greg Williams (Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert) to have them share their Tips, Tricks and Tools for podcast success!

Would we benefit from a multi-branded LMS? When does it make sense to take your LMS and split it up into different, multi-branded LMSs? Think of it as having an LMS hub (or mothership) and having smaller, branded LMS’s branching out from the hub. There are a variety of scenarios where this makes sense. In this session our LMS guru and chief learning strategist will provide different LMS hub scenarios and answer your questions.

Define. Design. Develop. Deploy. Come and collaborate with Tortal as we breakdown the 4D process we use every time we kickoff a new project. We look forward to sharing why we use our process and learning all about yours.

 

Trends in learning development. Get insight into where training development is going and the technology trends that are being embraced, including a preview of using Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance the learning experience.

Unleash the Power of Your LMS. Tortal’s Learning Management System is constantly improving! Driven by industry trends and invaluable client feedback, we have added exciting new features to streamline administrator tasks, engage learners, and maximize the value of your essential training. Join Joshua De La Vega and Lee Wedgeworth for a deeper dive into new and revamped functionality to be sure you get the most out of your learning management system – don’t miss it!

Mapping out your curriculum. Not sure where to start? Our training experts will guide you with some best practices to map out your curriculum to your business model. (This is your sneak peak into the process behind Tortal’s Curriculum Design Workshop.)

The ROI of Training. One of the biggest hurdles in starting a new training program is getting buy in from management. Tortal’s CEO will give you the information you’ll need to be able to explain the return on your training investment and gain the support you need.

Got GAME? Chat and discuss different gaming elements and trends with Tortal’s experts.  Share tips and tricks with colleagues that you can use to gamify your trainings. No matter the training medium, let’s help make it more engaging for learners.

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Registration for the Tortal Learning Summit is now OPEN.

DAY ONE KEYNOTE: Training Unleashed podcast LIVE!

Join us as Training Unleashed podcast host Evan Hackel interviews Kevin Harrington, one of the original “sharks” of the TV hit Shark Tank, and serial entrepreneur Mark Timm, co-authors of Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond.

The interview will be based on the concepts explored in their book. And, the book will also be featured in our Training Unleashed Book Club, during the May to July reading period. 

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    How diversity, equity and inclusion drive business value

    Frank Clark
    Via Group Partners
    In this session, Frank will discuss how DEI drives business value and the importance of organizations being DEI ready. As well as strategic approaches of acquiring A-level human capital talent.
    Watch it!

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    Using the 4 Disciplines of Execution

    Chris McChesney
    Franklin Covey
    Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die? Did it go down with a loud crash, or was it slowly suffocated? What happened? The "whirlwind" of day-to-day activities devoured all the time and energy needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow! The 4 Disciplines of Execution can change that forever.
    Watch it!

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    How your own brand story will set you apart

    Dr. Dennis Rebelo
    Story Like You Mean It
    Developing your personal brand story will help to illustrate your individual value and worth. In this session, Dr. Rebelo will share the steps of his Peak Storytelling model and use examples to help you make you a storytelling hero.
    Watch it!

    Turning obstacles into opportunities

    Candace Sjogren
    Boston Breakthrough Academy
    Candace will be speaking about how to turn the biggest obstacle in your way into your greatest opportunity. She will show you how to adjust your mindset to overcome any challenge.
    Watch it!

    woman with straight hair and glasses

    Improving your training ROI

    Meredith Bell
    Performance Support Systems
    Experts estimate that in most companies, 70-90% of their investment in learning and development is wasted because participants don’t apply what they learned. Meredith Bell knows why this happens and will explain the reasons. She'll also share the steps you can take to improve your ROI.
    Watch it!

    head shot of a man

    Total well-being and its impact on business performance

    Paul Sherman
    Ask What Matters?!
    This session introduces participants to the concept of total Well-Being and its impact on business performance. Attendees will identify their personal barriers to Well-Being and apply a pragmatic 5-step research-based approach to enhance Well-Being.
    Watch it!

    head shot of man with glasses

    Reinforce training and sustain momentum with Microcoaching

    C. Lee Smith
    SalesFuel
    Microcoaching applies the principles of microlearning to bridge the gaps between 1-on-1 coaching sessions. You will learn how frequent bursts of 2-5 minute activities and coaching questions maintain a consistent coaching cadence, reinforce training and sustain momentum in the development of your team.
    Watch it!

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    Create a personal plan to double your revenue and time off

    David Wood
    Focus.ceo
    In this session, David will be sharing simple steps that participants can use to create a personal plan to double their revenue and their time off.
    Watch it!

    Agenda

    DAY ONE | JUNE 9

    The conference will open at 10:30 a.m. ET both days to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the platform and introduce themselves to other participants. Click to expand or collapse each of the + below to see the full schedule of sessions and speakers.

    • 12:00-12:35 | LIVE! Training Unleashed podcast interview with Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm, co-authors of Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond.  

    These super sessions will be hosted by our Training Unleashed podcast guests. 

    • 12:35-1:05 | Choose one Training Unleashed super session to attend in each time slot
    • 1:05-1:35 | Choose one Training Unleashed super session to attend in each time slot

    Super session speakers for Day One:

    Frank Clark | How diversity, equity and inclusion drives business value  | Podcast: Driving Business Value

    Chris McChesney | Using the 4 Disciplines of Execution will lead to successful implementation | Podcasts: Dealing with Ambiguity and 4 Disciplines of Execution

    Dr. Dennis Rebelo | How your own brand story will set you apart | Podcast: Becoming a Storytelling Hero

    Candace Sjogren | Turning obstacles into opportunities | Podcast: Identifying your Blind Spots

    The Round Robin is a great opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest business and training solutions from our invited partners! Designed to enhance the exhibit hall experience, attendees can choose up to three Round Robins per day before visiting our partners and their booths in the virtual exhibit hall.  

    • 1:40-1:55 | Choose three that you would like to meet with. Overviews start at 1:40, 1:45, 1:50.

    Immediately following the Partner Round-Robin on both days you’ll get time to visit our partner booths, get more information and ask questions.  

    • 1:55-2:40 | Choose three that you would like to meet with.

    These Mastermind Roundtables will be facilitated by learning experts from Tortal, clients and partners. They will be interactive, with participants sharing best practices. So, bring your questions and ideas.

    • 2:45-3:15 | Choose one Mastermind to attend in each time slot
    • 3:15-3:45 | Choose one Mastermind to attend in each time slot

    Topics for Day One

    Everyone Loves A Podcast. Have you ever wanted to star in or host a podcast? We have podcast expert Tricia Benn from the C-Suite Network hosting this session. She’ll be interviewing panel guests Evan Hackel (CEO, Tortal Training), Tracy Jones (President, Tremendous Leadership) and Greg Williams (Master Negotiator and Body Language Expert) to have them share their Tips, Tricks and Tools for podcast success!

    Would we benefit from a multi-branded LMS? When does it make sense to take your LMS and split it up into different, multi-branded LMSs? Think of it as having an LMS hub (or mothership) and having smaller, branded LMS’s branching out from the hub. There are a variety of scenarios where this makes sense. In this session our LMS guru and chief learning strategist will provide different LMS hub scenarios and answer your questions.

    Define. Design. Develop. Deploy. Come and collaborate with Tortal as we breakdown the 4D process we use every time we kickoff a new project. We look forward to sharing why we use our process and learning all about yours.

    Trends in learning development. Get insight into where training development is going and the technology trends that are being embraced, including a preview of using Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance the learning experience.

    DAY TWO | JUNE 10

    The conference will open at 10:30 a.m. ET both days to allow participants to familiarize themselves with the platform and introduce themselves to other participants. On day two, Pre-conference Networking will start at 11 a.m. ET. Click to expand or collapse each of the + below to see the full schedule of sessions and speakers.

    Before the Keynote presentation at the beginning of day two, attend one-to-one networking. Meet with other attendees, partners and facilitators, make connections and have some fun!

    • 11-11:45 | Spend the entire time meeting new people or join when you can. We’ll move you to a new one-to-one conversation every 4 minutes.
    • 12:00-12:15 & 3:25-3:55 | This two-part keynote by Evan Hackel, CEO of Tortal Training about getting learners to use your training program will leave you on the edge of your seat.

    These super sessions will be hosted by our Training Unleashed podcast guests.

    • 12:15-12:45 | Choose one Training Unleashed podcast session to attend in each time slot
    • 12:45-1:15 | Choose one Training Unleashed podcast session to attend in each time slot

    Super session speakers for Day Two

    Meredith Bell | Improving your training ROI | Podcast: Making Training that Sticks

    Paul Sherman | Total well-being and its impact on business performance | Podcast: Creating a Framework for Well-Being

    C. Lee Smith | Reinforce training and sustain momentum with Microcoaching | Podcast: Keys of Hiring Great People and Sales Fuel

    David Wood | Create a personal plan to double your revenue and time off | Podcast: Getting Clarity Through Coaching

    The Round Robin is a great opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest business and training solutions from our invited partners! Designed to enhance the exhibit hall experience, attendees can choose up to three Round Robins per day before visiting our partners and their booths in the virtual exhibit hall.

    • 1:20-1:35 | Choose three that you would like to meet with. Overviews start at 1:20, 1:25, 1:30.

    Immediately following the Partner Round-Robin on both days you’ll get time to visit our partner booths, get more information and ask questions.

    • 1:35-2:20 | Choose three that you would like to meet with.

    These Mastermind Roundtables will be facilitated by learning experts from Tortal, clients and partners. They will be interactive, with participants sharing best practices. So, bring your questions and ideas.

    • 2:25-2:55 | Choose one Mastermind to attend in each time slot
    • 2:55-3:25 | Choose one Mastermind to attend in each time slot

    Topics for Day Two

    Unleash the Power of Your LMS. Tortal’s Learning Management System is constantly improving! Driven by industry trends and invaluable client feedback, we have added exciting new features to streamline administrator tasks, engage learners, and maximize the value of your essential training. Join Joshua De La Vega and Lee Wedgeworth for a deeper dive into new and revamped functionality to be sure you get the most out of your learning management system – don’t miss it!

    Mapping out your curriculum. Not sure where to start? Our training experts will guide you with some best practices to map out your curriculum to your business model. (This is your sneak peak into the process behind Tortal’s Curriculum Design Workshop.)

    The ROI of Training. One of the biggest hurdles in starting a new training program is getting buy in from management. Tortal’s CEO will give you the information you’ll need to be able to explain the return on your training investment and gain the support you need.

    Got GAME? Chat and discuss different gaming elements and trends with Tortal’s experts.  Share tips and tricks with colleagues that you can use to gamify your trainings. No matter the training medium, let’s help make it more engaging for learners.

    Partners

    Speaker Lineup