Insightful. Engaging. Actionable.
The Training Industry Conference & Expo keynote presenters will challenge you to reach new heights and support your growth as a learning leader. Don’t miss your chance to meet and engage with these keynotes, plus over 50 expert workshop presenters and hundreds of L&D thought leaders and colleagues at TICE 2018 – the learning event for the learning leader.

Tiffany Poeppelman

Personal Branding for L&D Professionals: Why It’s Necessary and How To Build It
Tuesday, June 26 | 1:15 p.m.
Tiffany Poeppelman is the head of sales productivity across LinkedIn’s international offices. She drives operational excellence and a culture of learning for a diverse array of sales professionals. Prior to joining LinkedIn, Tiffany was an evaluation project manager within Google’s PeopleDev group. She is passionate about providing strategic solutions in a continuously evolving tech landscape, and serves as a trusted business leader and advisor by forging novel solutions with measurable impact. Tiffany is a board member for Women in Tech, a columnist for the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) quarterly TIP publication, and the Task Force Chair for the SIOP Content Initiative (SCi). She received her master’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology from Northern Kentucky University, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University.

K. Anders Ericsson, Ph.D.
Florida State University

Developing Peak Performance in Your Workforce: The Crucial Role of Purposeful and Deliberate Practice
Tuesday, June 26 | 2:15 p.m.
K. Anders Ericsson, Ph.D., is presently a Conradi Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Florida State University. After earning his Ph.D. in Sweden, he collaborated with the Nobel Prize winner in economics, Herbert A. Simon, on verbal reports of thinking leading to their classic book “Protocol Analysis: Verbal Reports as Data” (1984).

Currently he studies the measurement of expert performance in domains such as music, chess, nursing, law enforcement and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms and physiological adaptations through extended deliberate practice. He has edited several books on expertise, the influential “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” consisted of over 40 chapters and 900 pages and the recent “Development of Professional Expertise,” which appeared in 2009. His most recent book, “Peak: Secrets from the new science of expertise,” was co-authored with Robert Pool (2016). His research has been featured in cover stories in Scientific American, Time, Fortune, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

He has been invited to give keynote presentations at conferences of surgeons, musicians, teachers, clinical psychologists, athletes and coaches as well as professional sports organizations, such as the Philadelphia Eagles (American football), San Antonio Spurs (basketball), Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), and Manchester City (soccer).

Alison Fragale, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Negotiation: The Swiss-Army Knife of Relationship Management
Wednesday, June 27 | 8:15 a.m.
Alison Fragale educates and entertains audiences by bringing the science of psychology and organizational behavior to audiences in a relaxed, relatable way. Alison is the founder of Echelon Executive Leadership, which provides negotiation and leadership development services to organizations and their leaders. She is also the Mary Farley Ames Lee Fellow and associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, joining the faculty in 2004. An award-winning teacher, Alison teaches and mentors leaders and executives through her roles as teacher, coach and facilitator.

For over a decade, Alison has served as a speaker, instructor, or consultant on leadership, psychology and negotiation for executives in numerous organizations, and has spoken before more than 200 executive groups over the course of her career. Her clients include Lowe’s Home Improvement, ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, Eastman Chemical, the National Multi-Housing Council, AvalonBay, Post Properties, Navy Federal Credit Union, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. Her instruction on the psychology of power and leadership is part of the required general officer curriculum in both the U.S. Army and Air Force.

Alison received her B.A. in mathematics and economics, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College, where she recently concluded a nine-year term on the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. She also holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Alison worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. Based in Chicago, IL, she advised numerous companies in the automotive and financial services industries on issues of corporate strategy and change management. Beyond her career, Alison is a mom to three young children, lives in one state (IL) and works in another (NC), and is currently recovering from the role of CEO-wife, a title she held for several years.

Kris Girrell
Emotional Intelligence Expert

Rehumanizing the Workplace: The Next Level of Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, June 28 | 8:15 a.m.
As a strategic consultant to a full cross-section of international business and industry, including high tech, manufacturing, microelectronics, pharmaceutical, as well as professional services like research, consulting, legal and financial firms, Kris has helped companies to redefine their direction, function better as leadership teams and gain efficiencies across all aspects of their operations. In addition to the Greater Boston area, Kris has worked with firms in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

He has been an executive coach to top leaders in their respective firms in the C-suite and senior management. Using a combination of behavioral and personal assessments to map out a plan for both short- and long-term development, Kris’ coaching has resulted in significant increases in their leadership and management effectiveness.

Kris is an avid speaker and writer with publications in scholarly articles in journals such as CLO Magazine, CIO Insight, Talent Management, Baseline, and the Boston Business Journal, as well as books on a wide range of topics such as career decision-making, marriage success and personal transformation.


The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and fulfills 24 CPTM recertification credit hours.