Apply To Be a 2024 Breakfast Club Speaker

Who We Are Looking For

If you possess a wealth of expertise within the learning and development or talent industry, Chief Learning Officer and Talent Management are keen to engage with you. 

In 2024, the Breakfast Club Series returns as a virtual mini-event hosted by CLO and TM and will feature top CLOs and learning and talent leaders. Each month’s mini-event will last about 90 to 120 minutes and will consist of:

  • a 60-min panel discussion with L&D and/or talent practitioners + one sponsor speaker.
  • a 20-min FASTtalk.
  • a 20-min audience polling segment.

Our ideal speakers are executive-level learning and talent practitioners who have firsthand insights into any of our 2024 themes below. You must be an internal-facing practitioner to be considered.

Internal-facing Practitioners Defined

Internal-facing learning practitioner — someone who is currently in a leadership role that focuses on curating programs/materials, leading a team, or overseeing the operations of an internal learning/professional development program at their organization.

Internal-facing talent practitioner — someone who is currently in a leadership role that focuses on driving the design, development and execution of internal talent management programs and/or who leads organizational culture efforts internally at their organization.  

If neither of the definitions above accurately describe your role, then we most likely consider you a vendor or consultant/coach to the L&D or talent management industry. Vendors, consultants and coaches may learn more about Breakfast Club sponsorship and presentation opportunities here.

Available Breakfast Club Themes

Q1 Themes

Tech Check: Getting Intentional With AI

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Conversations around AI are only getting louder, and the L&D space is certainly no exception. Amid all the noise, intentionality is more important than ever. 

Join this in-depth exploration of how learning leaders are leveraging AI to enable and support employee development by first and foremost identifying the problem: What are we looking to solve?

Q2 Themes

Budgets & Bottom Lines for L&D Impact

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Learning and development budget forecasts are holding strong, according to industry research. And the most recent "Chief Learning Officer State of L&D Analysis Report" indicates that near-term increased spending is generally expected behind content development, learning strategy and learning technology. 

With three months now behind us in 2024, where are chief learning officers prioritizing L&D investment? Join CLO for this conversation among learning leaders who are working closely with their business partners to create learning programs and initiatives that deliver the most impact for 2024.

Resilience Through Change: Talent Leaders as Change Agents

Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

In today's dynamic business landscape, talent leaders are positioned to hold a pivotal role as change agents. This Breakfast Club event will explore the strategies, skills and best practices that empower talent leaders to drive organizational transformation and foster a culture of innovation. 

Join Talent Management's panel of expert speakers as they share their experiences and expertise, offering practical advice on how to inspire teams, promote resilience and mental wellness among their workforce, and create thriving workplaces, ultimately driving positive change through effective talent leadership.

Charting Career Paths: Empowering People Through Internal Mobility

Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Organizations and teams continue to strive for greater agility, enabling them to act quickly and pivot in unexpected scenarios. In our current business and economic landscape, agile employees and, by extension, agile companies are key to long-term success and growth.

Offering dynamic career pathways and internal mobility options is key to fostering employee growth and retention, enabling individuals to explore new opportunities and evolve within your company. Join CLO for this discussion on how to revolutionize your internal mobility framework and empower your workforce to reach new heights.

Q3 Themes

The Great Skills Journey: Upskilling & Reskilling at Scale

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Skills have been a key focus area for some time. According to Deloitte research, organizations are increasingly placing skills, rather than jobs, at the center of the way work gets done, and "by basing people decisions on skills more than jobs, organizations can have a scalable, manageable, more equitable way of operating."

Join this exploration of how learning leaders are kicking their large-scale upskilling and reskilling initiatives into high gear and the steep set of challenges they are tackling in doing so.

Using AI to Drive Equity and Diversity in High-Performing Teams

Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

How can AI-driven tools and strategies support and advance DEI? And how can we leverage them for more inclusive talent acquisition, development and retention?

Join this esteemed group of talent professionals as they explore the opportunities that AI presents to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in today's organizations, as well as how they are mitigating potential risks and ensuring ethical and equitable use of the technology.

Being Mindful With Metrics

Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Today’s remote workforces have emphasized and accelerated the need for and use of objective metrics in assessing and managing employee performance. But, according to BetterWork Media Group's "2023 Future Role of the CLO" report, while measurement and analytics was among the top competencies CLOs needed in 2023, the No. 2 competency they felt least prepared for was working with metrics/ROI. In fact, only 8.4 percent of CLOs said they felt prepared to manage using measurement/analytics. 

Join CLO for this conversation on developing and using well-planned measurement and reporting strategies to demonstrate L&D outcomes, as well as how to modify existing learning metrics to better align with organizational metrics.

Q4 Themes

Seize This Pivotal Moment in Leadership Development Transformation

Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations dialed back their leadership development efforts. Now, the need for effective leaders is greater than ever, and the skills and tools that those leaders require has evolved. 

Join CLO for this in-depth discussion about how learning leaders are prioritizing the development of strong, agile managers and leaders poised for impact — and how leadership development models are changing for the future.

Reflections and Projections: A Chief Talent Officer Roundtable

Wednesday, November 20, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

As we approach year's end, join us for this deep dive into 2024's most relevant lessons and takeaways for the future. This collaborative discussion among talent leaders will reflect on what they've learned, how they are striving for excellence in talent management in the current business landscape and, most important, what's on the horizon for 2025 and beyond.

From 2024 to the Future: A Chief Learning Officer Roundtable

Wednesday, December 11, 2024, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

As we close another year and stand poised to dive into 2025, join Chief Learning Officer and our panel of learning and development leaders as we explore the biggest lessons learned in 2024 — and discuss what will be our greatest priorities and challenges in the coming year and beyond.