Thought Leaders

We are thrilled to have a broad talent base sharing their insight and lessons learned as they network with their peers.

Several Chicagoland Learning Leaders have recently presented at a conference or a peer networking session and we have been fortunate enough to archive their lessons learned for our members. You can hear a preview of one of their recent sessions by click on the listen to hotlinks below.

You can view all the thought leaders or select a learning area and/or company to narrow your search.

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Kay Beer
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Kay Beer

HR Manager at Life Fitness and InMovement
Brunswick

Kay is a results-oriented HR business partner. Strategic thinker with ability to engage at senior leadership levels with credibility. Excellent at diagnosing business needs, proposing appropriate and innovative solutions, translating ideas into actionable plans and execution of those plans. Consultative and collaborative with strong facilitation, instructional design & delivery, communication, and project management skills. Other areas of expertise include retail, hospitality, management of learning, learning management systems, sales training and management consulting for manufacturers and distributors.

Brunswick
 
Sue Benbrook
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Sue Benbrook

HR Associate Manager
Allstate

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Allstate
 
Josh Bersin
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Josh Bersin

Principal and Founder
Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Josh Bersin founded Bersin in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte’s long term strategy and market eminence. Josh is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, on BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM. Josh's education includes a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
 
Prashant Bhat
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Prashant Bhat

Director
Cigna

Prashant Bhat is a Learning Director at Cigna. He is responsible for Customer-Centricity talent development across the global enterprise. In this role, he works with the senior leaders to understand the business challenges and the related talent gaps to develop the talent development strategy. As part of the strategy, Prashant works with others inside and outside of Cigna to develop creative solutions that promote collaborative learning to achieve business results.

Before joining Cigna he was a General Manager at Amazon.com leading operations for a 24X7, 1M sq. ft. fulfillment center with a team of 55 managers and 650 employees. Prashant’ s experience includes areas such as Leadership development; High volume distribution operations and Process improvement using LEAN tools.

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Cigna
 
Cheryl Biro
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Cheryl Biro

Director Organizational Development
Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson
 
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