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"It's all about finesse."
First Inaugural CTDO Next Event | Napa, CA | Featured Keynote: Chef Thomas Keller

On November 4, 2017, eight talent development executives gathered in Napa, California to hear from renowned Chef Thomas Keller and his thoughts on developing people. We explored Keller's six guiding principles that helped him throughout his career, his perspective on when talent leaves the organization, and more.

"Success is built on all the people who came before us who paved the way," Keller said.

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If we weren't already doing it this way, is this the way we would start?
ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition, CTDO Next Event | San Diego, CA | Featured Keynote: Paul DePodesta

On May 7, 2018, 30 talent development executives gathered in San Diego to explore how this question, coined by Peter Drucker decades ago, applies today to a profession facing significant disruption and change. Paul DePodesta, chief strategy officer for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, led the learning leaders in a fireside chat. DePodesta, subject of the popular 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and the 2011 sports film of the same name, described how his unique approach to sabermetrics—guided by Drucker's question—revolutionized Major League Baseball data and analytics two decades ago.

"We became absolutely relentless in asking that naïve question," DePodesta said. "It became part of our DNA. We were constantly questioning our core beliefs and all of the decisions we had made."

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Upcoming CTDO Next Events
  • CTDO Next Networking Discussion
    Join us for a discussion with top talent leaders from around the world about leading and developing people in a volatile business market.
  • CTDO Next Networking Event at ATD 2019
    Meet us in the nation's capital for the ATD 2019 International Conference and Exposition and join us at our senior leader networking night to connect with learning executives and CTDO Next members from around the world.
  • CTDO Next Santa Monica 2019
    Featured Keynotes:
    Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer, Roboticist, and Television Host
    Tan Le, Innovative Technology Entrepreneur, CEO and Founder of Emotiv

    It’s no secret that staying ahead of emerging technology trends and learning how to incorporate these new resources designed to help us operate more efficiently is difficult. This is why, now, more than ever it’s important that we come together.

    Please contact us to learn more about the event and join us for CTDO October 16-18, 2019 at the Viceroy located in Santa Monica, California.

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  • CTDO Next Miami 2018
    Featured Keynotes: Kevin Mitnick and Stuart Russell

    “In the long run, we have to help people become better humans.”

    On October 10, 2018, CTDO Next members convened in Miami, Florida, for the network’s second-annual retreat. Featured keynotes included Kevin Mitnick, world-famous hacker turned white-hat security consultant and Stuart Russell, professor at UC Berkeley and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Members began exploring several transformations in talent development, including the future of measurement and analytics, cybersecurity training, and artificial intelligence.