Our annual training conference will be held at
the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, August 26-28, 2019
ALIGN brings together learning professionals and practitioners across industries to discuss best practices and trends within training, employee development, and learning technology. Events include: CE Approved breakout sessions, keynote presentations, networking, and engaging sessions on training best practices, theories, and trends.
Questions about ALIGN? Contact Hannah Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What People Are Saying About Align
Justin Jones-Fosu, MBA, CSP is a full-time husband and dad who also happens to be a highly sought after business speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and business consultant. He speaks 70-80 times per year to companies, organizations, and associations in the US and internationally. He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals take action to achieve amazing results. His latest book “Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t” launched in early 2019. If you only remember a few things about Justin, it’s that he is madly in love with his wife and loves being a dad! He believes that these are more important than any accomplishments, recognition, or accolades.
Ken Taylor is president of Training Industry, Inc., and serves as editor-in-chief of Training Industry’s editorial content, including TrainingIndustry.com and Training Industry Magazine. Ken’s passion for technology and its impact on organizational effectiveness drives his deep interest in learning technologies and the role of technology in employee development.
Ken’s career spans 30 years in leadership and entrepreneurial roles in multiple industries and functions, including consulting, operations, technology, sales, and marketing; his experience in finance includes serving as CFO of several multi-billion-dollar business units. His prior experience and current focus combine to give him a unique perspective on the training sector, understanding both the challenges of learning leaders and the perspectives of leadership teams tasked with driving performance and outcomes.
Program of the Year
The program of the year recipient features a company that has a strong marketing/communication plan, buy-in from senior leaders, utilization of more than one solution or module in the LMS, expected outcomes being achieved, a unique vision, and end-user enthusiasm.
Training Professional of the Year
The training professional of the year is progressive in thinking around training and development, an experienced professional, engaged in outside training associations, enthusiastic about training, and is constantly looking to improve and achieve results.
Best Use of Learning Technology
The best use of technology recipient features a company with a broad use of technology and has measurable results that are driven from effective, innovative uses of technology to achieve organizational goals.
Best Measured Results
The company chosen for best measured results has had a program in place for more than a year, clearly defined metrics and ROI, ties training to business results, recognizes the value of training, uses and solicits feedback, and gathers information about program performance.
Best New Program Launch
The best new program launch award goes to a program in its first year of implementation that best utilizes BizLibrary's content and technology and has focused planning.
Selected attendees dance on stage during Dr. Kevin Snyder’s keynote presentation.
Clients and staff connect while cruising down the Mississippi River during an evening event.
Clients having fun in the photo booth at the Welcome Reception.
Attendees taking part in one of the 32 different breakout sessions offered.
Attendees competing in a trivia game during Dean Pichee’s President’s Address.
Attendees learning how to improve their onboarding programs from another client’s first-hand experience.