We have just brought on four great speakers for THE Performance Improvement Conference in San Antonio, Texas!

CHRIS KENDRICKChris Kendrick of the Carrot Culture Group
Monday, April 27, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Chris Kendrick is a speaker and trainer for the Carrot Culture Group, an organization that focuses on performance improvement through recognition. Using a strengths-based approach, the Carrot Culture Group teaches to recognize what works, what inspires, and what excites employees–and how to take a human approach to building cultures that inspire and appreciate great work.

The Carrot Culture Group’s many publications and trainings are built on evidence-based case studies, data, and research to help build breakthrough teams and empower managers to tap into their own creativity.


Kelly Palmer, Head of Learning & Talent Development, LinkedIn
Wednesday, April 29, 10:30 a.m.

Kelly Palmer is the Global Leader of Learning and Talent Development at LinkedIn and is also responsible for LinkedIn’s global inclusion and diversity strategy. Kelly also sits on the board of the Taproot Foundation, whose mission is to lead, mobilize, and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. Kelly joined LinkedIn in 2012 and started the learning and talent development organization from the ground up.  She has a team that focuses on delivering innovative learning solutions to employees globally. These learning programs include leadership/management development, skill development, career development, and LinkedIn’s new hire experience as well as all LinkedIn’s Talent Management initiatives and the LinkedIn learning platform, LearnIn. Kelly joined LinkedIn from Yahoo! where she was Vice President of Learning and Development. Prior to Yahoo!, Kelly held senior leadership roles at Sun Microsystems in Learning and Development as part of the Global Sales and Services organization and played several key business leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions and product design and development. Kelly is an active member in the learning community, and her learning products, solutions, and teams have produced award winning results for innovation and creativity. She holds a Masters Degree in Instructional  and Performance Technology from BSU. Connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.

Jim-Brazell 120Jim Brazell, CEO, armour.IO
Monday, April 27, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – General Session with Complimentary Sit-Down Lunch: Open to All Attendees

What do modern personal computers, WiFi on a chip, and the largest game world for learning have in common? All of these innovations and many others that shape our lives and work in training, organizational development, and learning originate in San Antonio, Texas. “Bridging Our Past to Our Future” is part history and part futuristic yarn about the Alamo City’s role in shaping our past and our future.

Over the past decade, Jim has authored several journal articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, and managed several high-tech projects. Jim’s experience related to learning and human performance includes being the project manager for Digital Warrior for DARPA, one of the first video games for military training. In collaboration with Bob Allen, from IDEAS Orlando, Jim’s work has contributed to learning designs for CASIS, the International Space Station, and the Dr. Philips Performing Arts Center, in Orlando. Jim’s technology forecasting work for the state of Texas led to uncovering San Antonio’s history of science, technology, innovation, and the arts.

william-kellyRDML (sel) William G. Kelly, Deputy Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center
Sunday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Opening Session

Captain William G. Kelly is a 1987 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and was recently selected for the rank of Rear Admiral in July 2014. He assumed the duties as the Deputy Personnel Service Center in June 2013 where he now serves as the senior adviser to the Flag Officer responsible for the day-to-day execution of human resource policy for the entire Coast Guard active duty and reserve workforce. Prior to arriving at PSC, Captain Kelly served as the commanding officer, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May from June 2010 to June 2013. Training Center Cape May is the Coast Guard’s fifth largest base and is the sole accession source for enlisted members and serves as “The Birthplace of the U.S Coast Guard Enlisted Corps.” During his tour, Captain Kelly was responsible for significant upgrades to the Cape May infrastructure and the accession into our workforce of 20% of today’s Coast Guard enlisted workforce. Training Center Cape May also received the Unit Commendation Award for their collective efforts during Captain Kelly’s tour. Captain Kelly earned his master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. He has extensive experience in personnel development as the director of the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center in New London, CT.

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Focus your learning by attending the Principals and Practices HPT institute taking place April 24-26, the CPT Certification Workshop: Preparing for the CPT taking place April 25-26, and the two-, one-, and half-day workshops scheduled to take place on April 25-26.

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