January 25, 2018
Southwest Airlines Training & Operations Support (TOPS) Building , Dallas, TX

Debra Ross

AVP, Learning & Organization Development
BNSF Railway
Debra Ross was named assistant vice president, Learning and Organization Development, for BNSF Railway on Jan. 31, 2011. In this capacity, she is responsible for the learning, leadership and organizational development efforts at BNSF; including leadership development, learning governance, talent management, succession planning, performance management, engagement, executive coaching, talent analytics, and assessment processes for hiring and executive development. Prior to joining BNSF, Debra worked in a variety of progressive human resources and learning and organizational development roles at H-E-B Grocery Company, USAA, and Dell Computer Corporation.


5:30 PM Roundtable Discussions: Choose Your Topic

A: Millennial Engagement: Developing a Platform to Engage the Modern Worker
If organizations are going to engage employees from day one, a culture of engagement, transparency and feedback are going to help shape the future of the organization. With the rise of social networking tools, technologies and applications, and the combination of generations, organizations are seeking to integrate next-generation tools in addition to the existing ones. During this roundtable we will discuss the tools used in highly engaged organizations to drive transparency through feedback and
participation.
Led By: Brandon Hobby, Director, Organizational Capability, Cinemark

B: Telling the Data Story
While the tools at an L&D Leader’s disposal for gathering data on learning continue to grow, the biggest challenge has become telling that story in a convincing way to motivate business decisions. During this roundtable we’ll share our experiences telling the story of learning using data to back it up.
Led By: Jim Mason, Director, Learning & Development, TGI Fridays

C: A Unique & Award Winning Approach to Leadership Development
BNSF Railway trains 5400 employees every year with a unique LDP that is never the same as the year before. Backed by executive support and sponsorship, this award winning program provides a truly immersive experience for leaders at all levels to continue to develop and advance their careers. Don't miss this opportunity to hear first-hand how they are executing, measuring and sustaining the program.
Led By: Debra Ross, AVP, Learning & Leadership Development, BNSF Railway


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