Conference Agenda

Monday, October 08
Tuesday, October 09

Tuesday, October 09

12:50 PM

Re-writing the Role of an Agile L&D Business Partner Model to Drive Bottom Line

– Location:
Keynote

09:20 AM – 10:00 AM

Description

To deliver high impact and drive true business value, L&D leaders need to re-think traditional operating models to maximise business outcomes. What we know for sure is that there is no one size fits all. This keynote speaker will demystify the principles of agility to disrupt traditional corporate learning and in doing so, partner with different business functions to optimise value.

Applications

You will learn how to adopt an agile strategy and a growth mindset culture to enhance performance, improve stakeholder management, and increase engagement.


Speakers

  • Kimo Kippen

    Founder – Aloha Learning Advisors

    An aspiring "Citizen of the World," Kimo Kippen is an accomplished, visionary thought leader and sought-out international keynote speaker committed to making a difference in the world by inspiring business and civic leaders, as well as employees, to think outside the box and actualize what is truly possible. Originally from Hawaii, for the past 20 years, Kimo has been on a lifetime journey to advance education, global labor force conditions, and economic empowerment internationally. In his past role as Chief Learning Officer at Hilton, he transformed the learning and development culture, improving the company's guest scores, brand loyalty and global market foothold. Subsequently Hilton has won awards, accolades and increased the stock price (27.05% ) following the IPO in 2013, outperforming the S&P 500 by 18.37% as of June 29, 2015. Kimo serves on several boards, where he has positively impacted corporate, academic and civic organizations' abilities to drive progressive change; most recently supporting the success of Hilton's "Travel with Purpose" initiative that educates and trains company team members on how to help stop child trafficking.

The Future Workspace: Rethinking How Talent is Developed in an AI World

– Location:
Keynote

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Description

The current pace of disruptive change is not new to the business world. The difference now is that the disruption extends through the entire organization. AI is igniting businesses to look at how and what they do in new and exciting ways to succeed: examining leadership, engagement, technology and overall employee experience with fresh perspectives to determine how to accelerate the positive impact of disruptive change. How can organizations integrate the power of AI in talent development strategies? How can business leaders sharpen their organization's ability to embrace new mindsets in the age of AI and other advanced technologies?

Applications

In this session, you will hear how organizations are harnessing AI and preparing their L&D departments to thrive in the future.


Speakers

  • Wendy Gates Corbett

    Board of Directors Member – Association for Talent Development

    Wendy Gates Corbett is a corporate training executive with 20 years of experience in designing, delivering, and directing face-to-face, blended, and virtual training programs for technology companies. Wendy achieved the CPLP in 2009 and has coauthored two ATD Infolines on virtual training and a TD at Work on using visuals in presentations. She is also coauthor of SCORE! for Webinar Training: Enhanced Results for Webinar Training and a contributor to 101 More Ways to Make Training Active and 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom. Wendy serves, trains, and coaches professional speakers and professionals who present by amplifying their messages with crisp, provocative presentation materials. Her company, Refresher Training LLC, works with individuals and businesses to refresh the tools and materials they use so their presentations are inspiring, influential, and impactful. Wendy served on the board of the Research Triangle Area ATD chapter for nine years, including as President in 2004. She has served as a National Advisor for Chapters since 2014. She is currently serving as Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters.

The Future of L&D in the Digital Era

– Location:
Keynote

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Description

In this era of automation, business transformation, and obsolescence of classroom-style learning, investing in an innovative digital learning experience for employees is critical for business success. What disruptive trends in L&D revolutionise how we learn? What will learning look like in 2050? How will the outcomes of digital learning programs be measured?

Applications

This panel of both L&D and business executives will share their expert insight into how humans and technology can work smarter together to facilitate lifelong learning.


Speakers

  • Angela Stopper

    Chief Learning Officer & Director of Learning and Development – The University of California, Berkeley

    Dr. Stopper is the Chief Learning Officer & Director of Learning and Development at the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for the team who creates and delivers campus-wide learning initiatives supporting supervisory, management, functional, technical and non-technical learning efforts for the campus's 6,000+ staff and faculty administrators. In addition, her team is responsible for onboarding, re-boarding and overall employee engagement programming, as well as all campus career and professional development programming. In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, Dr. Stopper is a faculty member with Penn State World Campus, where she has developed and is teaching a course for the online Master of Professional Studies degree in Organization Development and Change titled Marketing Organization Development.

  • Pino Mercuri

    HR Director Italy – Microsoft

    Pino Mercuri is responsible for recruiting, managing and enhancing the Italian HR, reporting directly to the CEO Silvia Candiani. He has also the role of promoting the "New World of Working" vision across the company. Pino Mercuri joined Microsoft after 13 years in the HR field, working for multinational companies the likes of Unilever, Vodafone, Tele2, Artsana Group. Recently, Mercuri worked as HR and Organization Manager Rapid Development Countries for Ariston Thermo Group. Married with three children, Pino Mercuri in his spare time loves to travel, cinema, good food and has a passion for new technologies, practicing various sports including football and running.

Neuroscience & Leadership Agility: The Competitive Advantage That Will Set You Apart

– Location:
Case Study

11:55 AM – 12:35 PM

Description

The mental flexibility of a business's workforce to continuously adapt and adjust to new strategies, structures, and technologies is their greatest competitive advantage. However, building an agile-learning culture needs a neuroscience approach for developing leaders and managers. This session will link the neuro-agility concept to leadership development to enable leaders and managers to embed sustainable behaviour change, promote resilience, and drive innovation. In this interactive session, the audience will be divided into teams, and each group will brainstorm practices to build leadership agility, which they can then take back to the office the next day. Each team will have 10 minutes to brainstorm, after which the teams regroup to share and compare their solutions with the global case studies presented.

Applications

The session will cover planning content and logistics and embedding ongoing practices to sustain behavior change.


Speakers

  • Lisa Dahmus

    Director of Leadership Development – Honeywell

    Lisa Dahmus is a Leadership Development Director with over 17 years of experience building teams and leading culture change initiatives in corporations and nonprofits. Her passion is helping leaders foster creativity and enhance the performance of their teams as well as enabling individuals to be their best at work. Lisa has led culture change and learning initiatives at Dow and DuPont, was a consultant for nonprofit boards including the Red Cross of Detroit; and has published, delivered workshops, and taught courses in the areas of organizational behavior and culture change. She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA with a focus in organizational behavior and human resources from the University of Michigan. Currently, Lisa is a Leadership Development Director at Honeywell where she is responsible for developing and deploying the learning strategy for General Managers. In her free time, Lisa enjoys figure skating and spending time with family.

Harnessing Technology to Drive Team Performance and Better Engagement

– Location:
Case Study

01:45 PM – 02:15 PM

Description

Leaders are expected to work efficiently in fast-paced settings with ever-changing, multinational teams. In this session, learn how learning technology helped accelerate team performance, reduce miscommunication, and enhance engagement. Leave with practical ideas for enhancing team performance and measurably impacting organizational performance.

Applications

The session is for leaders tasked incorporating blended approach to improving productivity of global multinational teams.


Speakers

  • Pino Mercuri

    HR Director Italy – Microsoft

    Pino Mercuri is responsible for recruiting, managing and enhancing the Italian HR, reporting directly to the CEO Silvia Candiani. He has also the role of promoting the "New World of Working" vision across the company. Pino Mercuri joined Microsoft after 13 years in the HR field, working for multinational companies the likes of Unilever, Vodafone, Tele2, Artsana Group. Recently, Mercuri worked as HR and Organization Manager Rapid Development Countries for Ariston Thermo Group. Married with three children, Pino Mercuri in his spare time loves to travel, cinema, good food and has a passion for new technologies, practicing various sports including football and running.

Developing and Adopting an Integrated Talent Management Strategy

– Location:
Expert Insight

02:15 PM – 02:45 PM

Description

The world we work in is constantly changing, becoming more global and digitally connected, forcing businesses to ask our employees to use new ways in which they connect, communicate and collaborate with colleagues and clients around the world. This new era of work almost always calls for people to work across virtual technologies, often without having the required mindset and skills needed to take advantage that these technologies can offer. Digital fluency is the ability to navigate virtual working eloquently. With digital fluency, technology becomes an enabler, building relationships and breaking down barriers. In this session, you will learn how to develop the skill of digital fluency so it translates into more efficiency and productivity. Organisations that can acquire these capabilities are already pulling ahead of the competition, current research has shown that organisations that focus on developing their people to take advantage of these digital skills can revolutionize the effectiveness of their virtual teams.

Applications

Attend this session if you want to transform your organisation into a digitally fluid and connected workforce.


Speakers

  • David Smith

    Global Managing Director – Virtual Gurus Limited

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is co-founder and Global Managing Director of Virtual Gurus, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting the development of Virtual Gurus within organizations. A Virtual Guru is someone with the capability to meet, present, sell or train virtually using web conferencing technologies such as Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoTo or Skype for Business.

Learning in the Gig Economy: Role of L&D in Project-focused Work Environments

– Location:
Panel Discussion

02:45 PM – 03:25 PM

Description

Today's dynamic business environment yielded a world where the only full-time employee in a company is the CEO; a world where employee relationships are 100% transactional and rights are non-existent. The role of L&D and HR directors in this gig economy is a paradigm shift; where a more short-term, project-focused approach is needed to developing and implementing learning programs.

Applications

How does the onboarding program look like? How is knowledge retained in a fluid and flexible world? What guarantees effective learning transfer in a short-term project-based environment? How can you measure learning impact? All these hard-hitting questions will be addressed by a panel of business and talent thought-leaders, who will also share exclusive insight into how t


Speakers

  • Alfred Remmits

    CEO – Xprtise

    Alfred Remmits has been the founder of several companies in the world of Learning & Performance Support, including one of the largest IT training companies in the Netherlands in the late 80's and one of the leading Global Performance Support companies in early 2000. Alfred is also the founder and CEO of Xprtise, a global learning & performance organization focused on the implementation of large Performance Support and Adaptive Learning technologies, based on the 5 Moments of Need methodology. Alfred is a regular speaker at learning events and is recognized internationally for his views on 70-20-10, Performance Support, Adaptive Learning and the topic of "Big Data in Learning & Development". Alfred has a master degree in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam and lives in the Netherlands. https://nl.linkedin.com/in/alfredremmits; Twitter: @RemmitsAlfred

  • Berry Lumpkins

    Group Head of Leadership Development – Zurich Insurance Company

    Berry Lumpkins was recently appointed as the Global Head of Leadership Development for the Zurich Insurance Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland. With more than 15 years of experience across Europe, the US and the Middle East, Berry has developed and deployed a number of global solutions in the areas of leadership, performance management, talent development and functional capability building, primarily working for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, and Siemens. Berry was a keynote speaker at the ATD Middle East Expo in Dubai in 2017, where he presented a flagship programme developed for A.P. Moller-Maersk who were awarded an ATD BEST Award in both 2015 and 2016.

Changing Landscape for L&D: How Can Learning Create Value and Remain Relevant for the Business

– Location:
Expert Insight

03:55 PM – 04:25 PM

Description

Automation and AI are already re-shaping the world of work, and businesses need to remain competitive in today's VUCA environment. L&D and HR Managers face the challenge of remaining relevant and valuable in the face of business transformations and the dramatic digital shift. How can learning drive long-term sustainable value and evolve their people strategy to the next level?

Applications

This session is for professionals who want to learn how to create business value in a disruptive workplace and go through the latest learning tools to demonstrate and drive this value.


Future-proof Your L&D: Embracing Digital to Maximize Knowledge Transfer and Drive Future Learning Success

– Location:
Expert Insight

04:25 PM – 05:05 PM

Description

Younger workers have new expectations for learning at work and are adept for searching for any knowledge that they need online. Secondly, workplace automation provides the second challenge with machines doing more of the mundane work. Businesses need to future-proof essential corporate functions for cost-saving opportunities and better workforce planning. How do the organisations prepare and create managers and leaders at every level? How can digital facilitate life-long learning?

Applications

This session will provide an action plan based on proven digital practices that will help drive future learning success.


Millennials and Gen X: The Change Agents that Will Shape the Future Workplace

– Location:
Panel Discussion

05:05 PM – 05:40 PM

Description

Millennial / Gen X Panel Discussion

Speakers

  • Jasper Schonenberg

    Designer of Global Learning and Performance Solutions – Inter IKEA Systems

    My name is Jasper Schonenberg (27) and I work for Inter IKEA Systems BV, the franchisor of the IKEA Concept. Our business unit Competence Development is responsible for the development of learning solutions for all IKEA franchisees. As a Learning designer I utilize the broad spectrum of (digital) tools and methods to design learning and performance solutions that give people the feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction and happiness and contribute to the goals of our organization. I love how we as learning and development professionals have the opportunity to support people in their performance and development and thereby have a positive impact on the way they experience their everyday life.

  • Marjolein van de Ven

    Learning and Development Specialist – Kompas Safety Group

    Two years ago I successfully completed my study Learning and Development, Bachelor of Eduction at HAN University of Applied Science in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. From then on I work as a Learning and Development Specialist for Kompas Safety Group, this organisation provides the complete emergency response organization for companies; training, consultancy and safety products. I design and develop learning solutions that connects with different learners; traditional learning, blended learning and e-learning. In the coming years I want to focus on digital learning. Meet me at www.linkedin.com/in/marjoleinvandeven/

  • Anne van Weert

    Learning Consultant – Infolearn

    Learning consultant at Infolearn; one of the largest providers of a Learning Management System (LMS) in the Netherlands. I have a bachelor-degree in Human Resources and am specialized in learning and development. I have also worked as a HRD advisor in the Dutch healthcare where I faced all the challenges of L&D. My main skills concern E-HRD: designing e-learning and blended learning, consulting and maintaining a LMS. Meet me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/annevanweert

  • Petra Peeters

    Lecturer/Advisor – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)

    Petra Peeters is a university lecturer at HAN University of Applied Sciences at Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Main skills: Consulting, Change Management, implementation of Blended Learning, designing & moderating Social Learning. 20+ years of experience as L&D professional/manager in international companies (e.g. Sara Lee) as trainer and consultant. Member of various (inter)national networks. International Speaker (Co)writer of several articles aimed at practitioners rather than the academic world.

From Threat to Opportunity: A Multi-Generational and Multi-Cultural Workforce

– Location:
Panel Discussion, Keynote

09:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Description

Around the globe, many organisations are grappling with how to manage three or four generations of employees at work, as well as a diverse multicultural environment. The needs, expectations and drivers of these diverse workforces stand out as different, and at times conflicting. But how different are they really? And do you need to tackle these separately or is there a way you can consolidate your generational and multicultural challenges? What are the new skills and roles needed in a globalised workforce?

Applications

This panel session explores issues like engagement, recruitment strategies, communication and leadership style for a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce.


Speakers

  • Lisa Dahmus

    Director of Leadership Development – Honeywell

    Lisa Dahmus is a Leadership Development Director with over 17 years of experience building teams and leading culture change initiatives in corporations and nonprofits. Her passion is helping leaders foster creativity and enhance the performance of their teams as well as enabling individuals to be their best at work. Lisa has led culture change and learning initiatives at Dow and DuPont, was a consultant for nonprofit boards including the Red Cross of Detroit; and has published, delivered workshops, and taught courses in the areas of organizational behavior and culture change. She earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA with a focus in organizational behavior and human resources from the University of Michigan. Currently, Lisa is a Leadership Development Director at Honeywell where she is responsible for developing and deploying the learning strategy for General Managers. In her free time, Lisa enjoys figure skating and spending time with family.

  • Pa Sinyan

    Partner & Country Manager – Gallup

    Pa Sinyan is a Partner at Gallup and Country Manager for Germany. Pa leads Gallup's Germany team in offering organizations the most effective analytics and advice and learning solutions to improve their business outcomes. He works closely with executives – for leading global organizations and for Gallup - to design and implement analytics and learning solutions to help transform their organization's workplace culture and drive performance through organic growth. Sinyan has 10 years of experience consulting leadership teams on both organizational and C-Suite challenges in the manufacturing, financial services, retail and consumer goods industries. Before joining Gallup, Sinyan worked with the German Ministry of Economic Affairs where he provided economic advice for foreign direct investments. He also worked with the African Development Bank in Tunisia. Sinyan earned his master's and a bachelor's degree in international economics and finance from Universiteit van Tilburg in The Netherlands.

Putting the Learner Back in Control: Personalized On-demand Learning to Master Disruptive L&D

– Location:
Keynote

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Description

Given all the changes revolutionizing workplace L&D, pressure to master disruption in recruiting, developing, retaining, and engaging employees is on an upward scale. Research proves that the more personalized a learning experience is, the more employees participate.

Applications

In this session, you will learn how to adopt a personalised on-demand learning framework that will increase engagement, make employees accountable for their learning, promotes continuous development and enhance the learner experience.


Speakers

  • Susan Derkach

    Head of Global Learning – Adidas Group

    Susan Derkach is a practitioner with more than 14 years' experience in the areas of people and organization development as well as talent management. Susan leads the adidas Group Learning function, having held various global-reach positions in both talent management and learning within adidas Group since 2010. Prior to joining adidas Group, Susan worked as a consultant to multinational organizations in China developing leaders and emerging talent, as well as ensuring organizational effectiveness and managing change through people programs. Susan holds a master of science in organization development from Pepperdine University, as well as bachelor of commerce with a specialization in human resources from the University of British Columbia.

Re-engaging the 70:20:10 Model: A Practical Learning Framework for The Modern Workforce

– Location:
Case Study

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Description

The next generation learning technology available today is overwhelming and whether it's collaborative platforms, VR, machine learning, gamification - L&D has more ways to reach people than ever before. This session will unveil how learning leaders across the globe are using and measuring the success of formal, informal and social learning programs to fit the current transformations happening within the L&D world. Angela Stopper, the CLO at the University of California, Berkeley will also share how informal and social learning is currently being implemented in the organisation and start the discussion on how you can begin to think about using it to engage the learners in your organization.

Applications

Don't miss this session if you want to refresh your 70:20:10 learning model to better meet the needs of today's workforce!


Speakers

  • Angela Stopper

    Chief Learning Officer & Director of Learning and Development – The University of California, Berkeley

    Dr. Stopper is the Chief Learning Officer & Director of Learning and Development at the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for the team who creates and delivers campus-wide learning initiatives supporting supervisory, management, functional, technical and non-technical learning efforts for the campus's 6,000+ staff and faculty administrators. In addition, her team is responsible for onboarding, re-boarding and overall employee engagement programming, as well as all campus career and professional development programming. In addition to her work at UC Berkeley, Dr. Stopper is a faculty member with Penn State World Campus, where she has developed and is teaching a course for the online Master of Professional Studies degree in Organization Development and Change titled Marketing Organization Development.

Keeping Pace with Rapid Change Using Virtual Classroom Training

– Location:
Case Study

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

Description

Many organizations in today's global marketplace have a globally dispersed workforce and a rapidly changing business environment. Gathering staff together in one location for training puts pressure on an already busy workforce. Since many knowledge workers are also mobile and tech-savvy, moving training to the virtual classroom is a logical solution. To rapidly develop and deliver training courses to a globally dispersed workforce, the speaker will share model that provides a framework that can be used for both operational training and soft skills training. In this interactive practical session, participants will be divided into teams to critique and discuss a virtual classroom sample session. Participants will then learn how to apply a step-by-step framework to successfully design and deliver virtual classroom training which they can then take back to the office.

Applications

The session will cover key aspects of learning a virtual classroom platform, selecting a facilitation team, and planning content and logistics.


Speakers

  • Darlene Christopher

    Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer – World Bank

    Darlene Christopher, CPLP, has designed and delivered virtual training programs for global audiences for over 15 years and authored a book, The Successful Virtual Classroom, on the subject. She is a Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington D.C. where she directs global learning programs and provides technical leadership on distance learning programs. Previously, Darlene held technology development and management positions at Disney Internet Group, 3Com and Nextel. Darlene speaks regularly at national and international conferences, sharing her passion for leveraging virtual classrooms to solve workplace learning needs. Darlene has an MPA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Spanish from the University of California.

Using People Analytics to Shape Learning & Development Strategy that Drives Business Performance

– Location:
Expert Insight

12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

Description

What L&D support do leaders and employees need for success in today's complex and rapidly evolving business environment? How can we maximise the learning value? This case study session will demonstrate how a people analytics framework can support data-driven decision making and enable L&D executives to gain business ownership.

Applications

Participants will learn how to apply principles of analytics-driven decision making in learning & development to ensure strategic focus, targeted user-centric approach and clear ROI.


Speakers

  • Pa Sinyan

    Partner & Country Manager – Gallup

    Pa Sinyan is a Partner at Gallup and Country Manager for Germany. Pa leads Gallup's Germany team in offering organizations the most effective analytics and advice and learning solutions to improve their business outcomes. He works closely with executives – for leading global organizations and for Gallup - to design and implement analytics and learning solutions to help transform their organization's workplace culture and drive performance through organic growth. Sinyan has 10 years of experience consulting leadership teams on both organizational and C-Suite challenges in the manufacturing, financial services, retail and consumer goods industries. Before joining Gallup, Sinyan worked with the German Ministry of Economic Affairs where he provided economic advice for foreign direct investments. He also worked with the African Development Bank in Tunisia. Sinyan earned his master's and a bachelor's degree in international economics and finance from Universiteit van Tilburg in The Netherlands.

Digital Learning 2.0 The Future Qualification Roadmap

– Location:
Case Study

01:50 PM – 02:50 PM

Description

Innovative driver assistance systems enable consumers to transfer their digital lifestyle to their car. The bits and bytes in daily life require a radical change in qualification methodology resulting in individualized learning, higher importance of learning communities and focus on learning outcome for our employees. How to respond to different paces cross training levels in the global context and meet both employees' and customers' expectations?

Applications

This session illustrates the challenge of bridging qualification of digitalisation and the digitalisation of qualification.


Speakers

  • Silke Schau

    Head of Academy Sales & Services – Volkswagen

    Silke has twenty years work experience in about thirty countries and several automotive companies. She is now responsible for the worldwide sales & service qualification on wholesale and retail level of the Volkswagen brand. Silke is committed to introduce state of the art training methodologies to ensure sustainable increase in knowledge and skills and to focus on core competencies to efficiently support business operations of the Volkswagen brand.

Learning Measurement, Workforce Planning & Business Optimisation. Workforce Planning: Strategic Pipelining at facebook

– Location:
Case Study

01:50 PM – 02:20 PM

Description

In times of economic uncertainty, the topic of strategically planning your workforce becomes critical. What's different this time around is that the tools available to talent, HR and business directors to predict, plan and manage workforces have evolved drastically.

Applications

This session discusses strategic talent pipelining and upskilling current talent as a cost save opportunity and lists the latest trends and tools available to decision makers.


Speakers

  • Maud Durand

    Learning & Development Recruiting Specialist EMEA & LATAM, – Facebook

    Almost a decade ago, after a Master in HR Management, Maud started the most fascinating journey, working in the Human Resources world. She is passionate person for who the greatest career achievement to date is to bring out the best in talent and being surrounded by the people that encourage her to be a better professional. After few years as an HR Generalist in France, she entered the magic world of working internationally, across dozens of countries in EMEA & in LATAM, as a Recruiting Specialist. With LinkedIn and then Facebook, she had the chance to designed and implemented a Strategic Sourcing model that involves: Being a strong business partner, strategically and proactively design creative ways to talent map, surface top-notch talents, engage, coach and bring them all the way to an offer! She recently made a new turn in her career by now enabling as much as possible the amazing potentials of the talents that surround her. She's a partner, teacher and advocates to her Recruiting & Sourcing colleagues. She ensures they have the guidance and resources to turn their high-impact work into the talents Facebook needs now and in the future.

Digital learning: Developing the Digitally Connected Workforce

– Location:
Expert Insight

02:20 PM – 02:50 PM

Description

The world we work in is constantly changing, becoming more global and digitally connected, forcing businesses to ask our employees to use new ways in which they connect, communicate and collaborate with colleagues and clients around the world. This new era of work almost always calls for people to work across virtual technologies, often without having the required mindset and skills needed to take advantage that these technologies can offer. Digital fluency is the ability to navigate virtual working eloquently. With digital fluency, technology becomes an enabler, building relationships and breaking down barriers. In this session, you will learn how to develop the skill of digital fluency so it translates into more efficiency and productivity. Organisations that can acquire these capabilities are already pulling ahead of the competition, current research has shown that organisations that focus on developing their people to take advantage of these digital skills can revolutionize the effectiveness of their virtual teams. Attend this session if you want to transform your organisation into a digitally fluid and connected workforce.

Speakers

  • David Smith

    Global Managing Director – Virtual Gurus Limited

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is co-founder and Global Managing Director of Virtual Gurus, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting the development of Virtual Gurus within organizations. A Virtual Guru is someone with the capability to meet, present, sell or train virtually using web conferencing technologies such as Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoTo or Skype for Business.

Learning Measurement, Workforce Planning & Business Optimisation: Show Me the RoI: How to Really Measure RoI and Deliver a Business Case for L&D?

– Location:
Case Study

02:20 PM – 02:50 PM

Description

Since human capital can account for up to 70% of an organisation's operating expenses, CEOs are under pressure to extract maximum ROI from this investment for their organization. How do companies measure and quantify leaning RoI? How does L&D measure learning outcomes in a disparate and employee-centric model? The answer is in this interactive session which will showcase how to enhance learning transfer, enable the 70:20:10 learning framework, create a culture of proactive continual learning as well as deliver a return on that learning investment.

Applications

Don't miss this session if you want your L&D strategy to stay ahead of the game.


Speakers

  • Alfred Remmits

    CEO – Xprtise

    Alfred Remmits has been the founder of several companies in the world of Learning & Performance Support, including one of the largest IT training companies in the Netherlands in the late 80's and one of the leading Global Performance Support companies in early 2000. Alfred is also the founder and CEO of Xprtise, a global learning & performance organization focused on the implementation of large Performance Support and Adaptive Learning technologies, based on the 5 Moments of Need methodology. Alfred is a regular speaker at learning events and is recognized internationally for his views on 70-20-10, Performance Support, Adaptive Learning and the topic of "Big Data in Learning & Development". Alfred has a master degree in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam and lives in the Netherlands. https://nl.linkedin.com/in/alfredremmits; Twitter: @RemmitsAlfred

  • Nicole Cullen

    Factory Process & Reliability Planner – Colgate-Palmolive

    Nicole Cullen is an 18-year Colgate-Palmolive, Cambridge Plant employee. The majority of her career was spent as an operator technician running multiple pieces of technical equipment in the manufacture of liquid detergents. Nicole's current role as planner of factory performance and reliability involves the management of the maintenance schedule and continuous improvement projects for those same pieces of equipment. She has volunteered with the development and management of materials and schedules used for onboarding new employees. Colgate's Global Learning department asked the Cambridge Plant to pilot the 5 Moments of Need methodology and to introduce performance support to the operators. Nicole is leading this project.

Digital Learning: From Threat to Opportunity: 5 Real-Life Learning Lessons to Integrate Social Technologies in your L&D Framework

– Location:
Case Study

02:50 PM – 03:20 PM

Description

Social technologies are catalysts helping organizations shift towards an entirely new way of learning and working. Neglecting social technologies – or using them ineffectively – leaves the enterprise ill-equipped for the modern world. Drawing on a range of practical examples, Isabel De Clercq, Author and Founder of Connect
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Lead will explore how social technologies brings value to the digital workplace. What is the difference between collaboration and communication? Do tools really have the power of changing our employees' behaviour? How to make social collaboration a true success? And how to get started yourself?

Applications

From the more philosophical matters and tool-related questions, right across to concrete cases and "how to" tips: this interactive workshop is a one-stop shop.


Speakers

  • De Clercq Isabel

    Advisor – Han Competens

    Can technology change the culture of an organisation? How does the digital workplace shape New Ways of Learning and Working? And how do social technologies relate to self-leadership? These are some questions Isabel is passionate about. She is the author of the book Social Technologies in Business. Connect | Share | Lead. Published in June 2017 and an international bestseller. In June 2018 the book is republished in Germany by the Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung. Isabel combines her thought leadership on the topic of social technologies with a solid didactical expertise and a convincing presence on stage. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp and the Solvay Business School in Brussels. Helping shape healthy and collaborative workplaces. Making sure there is less noise on social media. And helping people to raise their digital voice. That's Isabel professional calling.

Learning Measurement, Workforce Planning & Business Optimisation. Redefining the Value-chain of L&D Evaluation Frameworks

– Location:
Case Study

02:50 PM – 03:20 PM

Description

Whether you use the Kirkpatrick Model, the Kaufman's Five Levels of Evaluation or the 70:20:10 model – L&D evaluation models need to be refreshed and innovated to keep up with the fast-paced business changes and restructuring. Don't miss this session if you want to adopt a multi-level approach for evaluating learning programs to drive performance and impact.

Speakers

  • Chris Wanrooij

    Senior Learning & Development Specialist – ASML

    Chris Wanrooij obtained his MSc degrees in Educational Science and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Twente. After his studies, he spent a year teaching-learning theory at Hubei University, China. Over the last 10 years, he has held various L&D expertise positions within Philips and ASML, mostly focusing on developing technical knowledge and skill. In 2017 he shifted his focus from the technical domain to the development of personal effectiveness and leadership skills. His main focus over the years has been to bring 'common sense' and 'business mindedness' to L&D. He is an avid paraglider and obstacle runner.

Hackathon Challenge: Solving Real-Business Case Studies Beyond the Hype: Practical Tips for Designing and Deploying AR, VR and Machine Learning

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Panel Discussion

03:50 PM – 04:30 PM

Description

"The Hackathon Challenge" session is an advanced learning opportunity for attendees to dive deeper into their most important L&D priorities and take part in expert-led, facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on specific topics. They are intensive series of brainstorming and collaboration with the aim of answering and overcoming a specific challenge.

Applications

The session will take the form of interactive break-out discussion sessions in the main summit room, with peer-learning activities and discussions.


Speakers

  • Queeny-Aimée Rajkowski

    Academy Manager – Valtech

    Queeny-Aimée has worked at Valtech for 3 years now and sees learning as more than just a training or a single course. That's why at Valtech she has implemented an empowerment program. "Being an Academy Manager at an international digital agency with high demanding clients, innovation and young eager employees, having a healthy learning culture and healthy employees is key." Queeny-Aimée has a master's in organizational development and is a local politician in her spare time.

Hackathon Challenge: Solving Real-Business Case Studies Business-aligned Learning: Moving to a Lean Approach for L&D

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:50 PM – 04:30 PM

Description

"The Hackathon Challenge" session is an advanced learning opportunity for attendees to dive deeper into their most important L&D priorities and take part in expert led, facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on specific topics. They are intensive series of brainstorming and collaboration with the aim of answering and overcoming a specific challenge.

Applications

The session will take the form of interactive break-out discussion sessions in the main summit room, with peer-learning activities and discussions.


Speakers

  • Darlene Christopher

    Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer – World Bank

    Darlene Christopher, CPLP, has designed and delivered virtual training programs for global audiences for over 15 years and authored a book, The Successful Virtual Classroom, on the subject. She is a Senior Knowledge & Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington D.C. where she directs global learning programs and provides technical leadership on distance learning programs. Previously, Darlene held technology development and management positions at Disney Internet Group, 3Com and Nextel. Darlene speaks regularly at national and international conferences, sharing her passion for leveraging virtual classrooms to solve workplace learning needs. Darlene has an MPA in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Spanish from the University of California.

Hackathon Challenge: Solving Real-Business Case Studies Content Creation or Curation? Effectively Managing Your e-Learning Content

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:50 PM – 04:30 PM

Description

"The Hackathon Challenge" session is an advanced learning opportunity for attendees to dive deeper into their most important L&D priorities and take part in expert led, facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on specific topics. They are intensive series of brainstorming and collaboration with the aim of answering and overcoming a specific challenge.

Applications

The session will take the form of interactive break-out discussion sessions in the main summit room, with peer-learning activities and discussions.


Hackathon Challenge: Solving Real-Business Case Studies Action Learning Coaching: How to Be a Catalyst for Transformation

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:50 PM – 04:30 PM

Description

"The Hackathon Challenge" session is an advanced learning opportunity for attendees to dive deeper into their most important L&D priorities and take part in expert led, facilitated peer-to-peer discussions on specific topics. They are intensive series of brainstorming and collaboration with the aim of answering and overcoming a specific challenge.

Applications

The session will take the form of interactive break-out discussion sessions in the main summit room, with peer-learning activities and discussions.


Wellbeing, Positive Phycology and Work-Life Balance: The DNA of Your People Strategy

– Location:
Keynote

04:30 PM – 05:00 PM

Description

Business and private life has become much faster, more complex, and fully global over the last years. This puts a lot of pressure on work-life balance and well-being, creating an environment of permanent stress. This can lead to anything from smaller indispositions to serious diseases. Organizations and individuals need new strategies to cope with stress and ensure a continuous balance of health and well-being as the basis for everything in life. This session will help you refocus on individual balance and well-being during or after a long conference day, and provide key take-away actions for improved work-life balance after the event. The speaker will focus on seven key areas of influence, sharing insights into the how and what of being balanced.

Applications

You'll get to know why things are sometimes out of balance and learn tools and quick exercises to get back on track.


Make the Learning Stick! World Cafe Session on Global HRD

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Panel Discussion

05:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Description

This session will be based on the World café methodology to facilitate interaction and dialogue among participants. The group will be divided into several discussion tables where participants will discuss the top challenges regarding the conference themes. They will start with some questions about the themes (poll using social media) and have the discussion with the people around them. Every discussion theme will be briefly presented. The group will come up with ideas and solutions on each table regarding modern learning. Shared ideas will be captured at the end and presented in a plenary summary. Social media is used to speed up the process and make choices.

Applications

In this practical session, participants will walk away with being able to: •Achieve an international perspective in training and development and new learning •Stimulate and facilitate global learning •Engage international attendees to interact with each other •Share challenges & trends among training and development professionals around the themes of the conference


Speakers

  • Ria van Dinteren

    Chief Editor – TVOO

    Ria van Dinteren is an established author of five books on brain learning and neuroscience. She finished a master study on education management at the University of Roehampton in 2007. Her central themes are leadership, neuroscience, and innovation. She is head editor of TVOO, the largest magazine on human resource development in the Netherlands and works as a teacher for several master's programs. Ria is involved in the human resource development field, higher education, and neuroscience. As an educational expert and business management expert, she is also a certified facilitator who coaches teams and organizations. Ria conducts master classes on using brain techniques for learning and innovating in healthcare, education, and industry. She is also a well-known speaker in the Netherlands and has spoken several times at the ATD International Conference & EXPO

Welcoming Remarks from NVO2

– Location:
Panel Discussion

09:10 AM – 09:20 AM

Speakers

  • Stephan H.M. Obdeijn

    President of the Board – NVO2

    A graduate of educational technology at Twente University, Stephan Obdeijn is the manager of quality, development, and innovation at EMC Performance. As a senior HRD consultant, he is an expert in the field of evaluation and measurement. Stephan joined the board of NVO2 (a Dutch network of HRD professionals) in 2013, and has been president since 2014. After graduation in 1990, Stephan fulfilled various jobs in the Royal Dutch Airforce, a national examination body, and his first job at EMC. Before he joined EMC in 2009, for the second time, Stephan worked for 10 years as an international team manager, business unit manager, and chief operating officer for two certification bodies in the Netherlands.

Ask the Audience - Live Delegate Polling

– Location:
Panel Discussion

11:45 AM – 11:55 AM

Description

Setting the tone for the next session, this interactive polling will put matters in perspective and generate statistics to see what e-learning tools most companies use, the most pressing challenges for L&D and TD professionals in 2018/2019 and the future trends that will shape the industry.

Applications

Real-time statistics will be presented, generated by the audience.


Facilitated Speed Networking

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Networking

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM

Description

Bring a lot of business cards!

Applications

Networking Event


Coffee and Refreshment Break

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11:15 AM – 11:25 AM

Networking Lunch

– Location:
Networking

12:45 PM – 01:45 PM

Opening Remarks from the Chair

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09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Registration and Welcome Coffee

– Location:

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

– Location:
Networking

03:25 PM – 03:55 PM

Registration and Welcome Coffee

– Location:

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Opening Remarks from the Chair

– Location:

09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Coffee and Refreshment Break

– Location:

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Lunch

– Location:
Networking

12:50 PM – 01:50 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

– Location:
Networking

03:20 PM – 03:50 PM