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Winter Extravaganza - The Business of Learning

  • December 04, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • F5 Tower, 801 5th Ave Seattle WA 98107
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Calling all learning leaders!

If you are responsible for driving learning initiatives, then this event was made just for you.

You have the skills to create dynamic learning experiences.

But do you have the skills needed to sell them?

Ensuring your workforce has the skills and knowledge it needs is a vital business strategy for organizations seeking to stay relevant in the coming years. As talent development professionals, it is our responsibility to play a key part of forming this strategy and to provide programming that helps people and organizations thrive. At "The Business of Learning," we will explore how to successfully pitch ideas, market your programs, and show a return on investment.

The main event! Business Leader Panel

Have you ever wanted to ask an executive "What does it take for you to say 'yes' to a learning program?" or "How can I convince you to give me money?" or "What kind of metrics matter to you?"'s your chance! Our Business Leader Panel will share their thoughts on these questions and more!

Panelists include:

Cecilia Cayetano – Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Educative

Eleanor Bradley – Chief Commercial Officer of Pacific Science Center

Justine Galbraith - Regional Vice President, Sales of Skillsoft

Mika Yamamoto - Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of F5

Robert Duffy - Vice President, Software Engineering of Salesforce

“The Business of Learning” coincides with the Association for Talent Development’s Employee Learning Week (December 2-6), which is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.


3:00 – 3:10: Arrival and Check-in

  • You will check in at F5 reception and be escorted to the event space. Please be prompt as it will be difficult to escort late arrivals.

3:15 – 3:30: Welcome and Opening Activities

3:30 – 4:15: Business Leader Panel

  • Our Panelists will each deliver a lightning talk and participate in a discussion facilitated by Jenn Gile. You will have the opportunity to submit questions through Slido or during Q&A.

4:15 – 5:30: Networking and Merriment

  • Enjoy the view from F5’s Customer Engagement Center while you connect with the panelists, your peers, and ATD Puget Sound volunteers.
  • Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Getting There

Thank you to F5 for hosting this event! The F5 Tower is in downtown Seattle, one block north of the Columbia Tower. The building entrance is on the corner of 5th Ave and Columbia St.

It is easily accessible by numerous bus lines and light rail. Parking in the Tower is not recommended due to limited availability. Click here to see paid parking options in the area.


We are not able to issue refunds after November 25th. Substitutions are encouraged.

Thank you to our sponsors



ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46573
Seattle, WA 98146



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