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Chief Learning Officer Breakfast Club

  • 26 Mar 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • The House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202


  • For ATD Dallas Members, this is the first part of a two-part registration process. Upon completing your registration here you will need to use the link and promo code located in your confirmation email to register through the CLO Breakfast Club's website.

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CLO Breakfast Club

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM


The House of Blues Dallas
2200 N. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75202

General admission $49.95

ATD Dallas members get $20 off! (40% savings!)

Must use ATD Dallas promo-code to get discount: located in the confirmation email sent to members who register through this ATD Dallas event page!

Having trouble? You can also contact the ATD Dallas office for help at info@tddallas.org

Event Description:

The CLO Breakfast Club is where local L&D leaders come together to discuss the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success. Don’t miss the unique perspectives and examples of L&D strategy from local CLOs. Hear about what lies ahead in the way of emerging technologies, data analytics and new solutions. Build and strengthen your relationships within the local learning community.

Learning outcomes:
    • Profile of local CLO, Stephanie Speights

    • Panel Discussion on Learning in the Age of Acceleration

    • CLO Hackathon

    • Networking with Local L&D Leaders


Mike Prokopeak

Editor in Chief @ Chief Learning Officer magazine

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief for Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy and Workforce magazines. In that role, he directs content for the magazines as well as the company’s online and in-person events including the CLO Symposium and CLO Breakfast Club.

Prokopeak has a proven track record of editorial achievement over nearly two decades in journalism and publishing. Under his direction, Human Capital Media has won more than two dozen awards for editorial excellence.

Prior to joining Human Capital Media, he held a number of roles with leading publishing companies such as Houghton Mifflin Co. and the Great Books Foundation. He began his career in journalism as a reporter for Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine in Flagstaff (Arizona) and worked his way up to editor in chief, eventually taking on general manager responsibilities for the magazine and its sister publication, Flagstaff Live, both owned by Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. In that role, he directed the editorial, design, advertising and events departments. A former high school teacher and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Prokopeak brings in-depth experience in publishing as well as continuing education to Human Capital Media.

Stephanie Speights

Vice President of Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer @ Children's Health

As vice president of talent management and chief learning officer at Children’s Health in Dallas, Stephanie Speights leads a highly-skilled team focused on selecting, growing and engaging talent across the full employee life cycle, from potential candidate to retiring ambassador. Her team consists of talent acquisition experts, award-winning learning and development professionals, experienced leadership development consultants, and inspiring D&I leaders empowered to drive the organization’s diversity, inclusion and workforce development strategy. Before joining Children’s Health in 2009, Speights led learning and development functions for Washington Mutual Bank and CapitalOne.

Dennie Laney

VP Training & People Development @ MOOYAH Burgers Fries and Shakes

Dennie Laney has dedicated her career to serving individuals, teams and organizations desiring to cultivate an environment of building trusting relationships, where authenticity and humility lay the foundation for outstanding results. Laney has accomplished this by defining the people and performance strategies for both corporate and for operations teams, aligned to achieve bottom line success for performance, profitability and EBITDA achievement.

Laney is also a John Maxwell certified coach, public speaker, and leadership professional, speaking to audiences of hundreds of leaders and executives about the value of people. Her passion lies with supporting leaders in providing an environment where their teams can thrive and succeed both personally and professionally, and recently became a certified leader of Results Through Relationships, a CoreStrengths program.

Laney has worked for iconic brands such as Brinker International, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and G6 Hospitality LLC (Motel 6 Studio 6). She elevates leadership excellence at all levels, with maximum results-orientation at the forefront.

Naomi Arbit

Senior Behavioral Scientist @ BetterUp

Naomi Arbit is a senior behavioral scientist at BetterUp, where she works to advance the science and practice of evidence-based coaching in the workplace. Prior to joining BetterUp, Arbit conducted research and ran a consulting practice where she designed and facilitated change processes for individuals, groups and organizations to enhance well-being, resilience and behavior change. Arbit has spent more than a decade studying the psychology of meaning and behavior change across various contexts, and has published and presented on topics including fostering meaning and purpose at work, meaning-based approaches to behavior change, and mindfulness and compassion-based approaches for building resilience. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals such as Psychology and Health, Public Health Nutrition, Food Quality and Preference and Nutrients, and her work has been profiled in media outlets such as The New York Times and CNN. Prior to pursuing research and behavioral science full time, Arbit spent several years working on Wall Street at Bear Stearns & Co. and Providence Equity Partners.

Arbit completed her MA in bioethics from New York University, her master’s in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, her MS in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University, and her doctorate in behavioral nutrition from Columbia University. She lives in New York City.


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

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