Conference Agenda

Monday, October 08
Tuesday, October 09

Tuesday, October 09

08:55 AM
12:05 PM
12:35 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.

  • Koko Nakahara

    CEO – Instructional Design Inc. ATD Member Network Japan

    Koko Nakahara is HRD consultant in Yokohama, Japan. She has more than 20 years of experience in Talent Development and Performance Improvement. In early 2002, she incorporated the company Instructional Design Inc. in Japan, based upon her career in developing training and performance management solutions for leading companies including Citibank and Microsoft, and her professional commitment to advancing this field of expertise to meet the critical needs of Japanese companies to develop and manage their strategic HRD. Instructional Design Inc. is instrumental to absorb and digest the best practices of advanced HR systems and training and performance concepts such as HPI and induce these leading Japanese corporations that seek solutions to improve their learning and performance in ways that are acceptable to Japanese society. She is a vice chairperson of ATD International Network Japan. She has been an active contributor to L&D in Japan as well as in ATD International Network.

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

– Location:
Keynote

11:55 AM – 12:40 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

01:40 PM – 02:10 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.

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

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:45 PM – 04:25 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Future-proof Your L&D: Maximizing Knowledge Transfer and Driving Future Learning Success through Neuroscience

– Location:
Expert Insight

05:10 PM – 05:40 PM

Description

Do you know the brain science behind innovative learning solutions like; microlearning and gamification? Leading companies are abandoning traditional methods of learning in favour of more effective solutions using technology and cognitive neuroscience to engage talent and improve performance. Ensuring learning transfer is the greatest and most important challenge facing workplace talent development professionals. This session describes the latest research concepts, suggests practical tools, techniques and ideas to enhance organisational learning & development. It explains the science behind the latest trends in learning solutions; like Micro-learning & Gamification.

Applications

The session also explores which elements of brain science offer evidence for current best practices, as well as, discovering new ideas for enhancing innovative learning initiatives.


Speakers

  • Seema Nagrath Menon

    Founder – Center for Action in Learning Management

    Seema Nagrath Menon is an international speaker, an ATD expert facilitator, a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a senior learning and development specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and a qualified Certificates of Occupational Test Use - British Psychological Society (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she has been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy, and instructional design for more than 18 years. Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a dynamic UAE-based management and learning consultancy dedicated to adding value to people and organizations by focusing on highly effective leadership, management, and L&D practices that enable maximum potential and growth. Seema has also trained as a leadership and emotional intelligence specialist at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing, and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the neuroscience of learning. Using her cross-cultural international business exposure to add value and positively influence the life of her clients in global business, Seema has coached executives and leaders for peak performance. In addition, she has designed, developed, and delivered specialist learning programs on leadership skills, business and life skills, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness for a range of international organizations.

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

– Location:
Panel Discussion

04:25 PM – 05:10 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

09:00 AM – 09:40 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.

  • Jeremie Brecheisen

    Partner & Subject Matter Expert, Workplace – Gallup

    Jeremie is responsible for accelerating culture change by helping Gallup and leading organizations eradicate disengaging management practices, discover the talents within each employee that can be developed, and establish emotional attachment as the first filter for becoming more customer-centric. Jeremie leads several of Gallup's largest cultural transformation and learning and development programmes. Jeremie is an experienced public speaker serving as keynote at international conventions with audiences of over 30,000 and live streaming audiences of more than 10,000.

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

– Location:
Case Study, Keynote

10:55 AM – 11:35 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

09:40 AM – 10:25 AM

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

11:35 AM – 12:05 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

  • Jeremie Brecheisen

    Partner & Subject Matter Expert, Workplace – Gallup

    Jeremie is responsible for accelerating culture change by helping Gallup and leading organizations eradicate disengaging management practices, discover the talents within each employee that can be developed, and establish emotional attachment as the first filter for becoming more customer-centric. Jeremie leads several of Gallup's largest cultural transformation and learning and development programmes. Jeremie is an experienced public speaker serving as keynote at international conventions with audiences of over 30,000 and live streaming audiences of more than 10,000.

Digital Learning 2.0 The Future Qualification Roadmap

– Location:
Case Study

01:35 PM – 02:10 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.

Workforce Planning: Strategic Pipelining at facebook

– Location:
Case Study

01:35 PM – 02:10 PM

Description

Facebook has become the benchmark for thousands of companies around the world when it comes to top employer lists and great workplaces. In this session, Maud will share with you the strategic approach facebook takes towards talents & talent pipelining, as the steps they would adopt to attract & find specific talent pools.

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

02:10 PM – 02:40 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

    Head of Member Network – ATD UK Member Network

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is the former 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

02:10 PM – 02:40 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

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

– Location:
Case Study

02:40 PM – 03:10 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

02:40 PM – 03:10 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

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:40 PM – 04:25 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

  • David Smith

    Head of Member Network – ATD UK Member Network

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is the former 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.

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

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:40 PM – 04:25 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 Applying Neuroscience in L&D Programs

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Panel Discussion

03:40 PM – 04:25 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

  • 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

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

– Location:
Panel Discussion

03:40 PM – 04:25 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

  • Seema Nagrath Menon

    Founder – Center for Action in Learning Management

    Seema Nagrath Menon is an international speaker, an ATD expert facilitator, a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, and a senior learning and development specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and a qualified Certificates of Occupational Test Use - British Psychological Society (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she has been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy, and instructional design for more than 18 years. Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a dynamic UAE-based management and learning consultancy dedicated to adding value to people and organizations by focusing on highly effective leadership, management, and L&D practices that enable maximum potential and growth. Seema has also trained as a leadership and emotional intelligence specialist at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing, and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the neuroscience of learning. Using her cross-cultural international business exposure to add value and positively influence the life of her clients in global business, Seema has coached executives and leaders for peak performance. In addition, she has designed, developed, and delivered specialist learning programs on leadership skills, business and life skills, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness for a range of international organizations.

Same Training, Half The Time: Delivering Results for Busy Learners

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Keynote

04:25 PM – 05:00 PM

Description

Can 5 kilos of training fit into a 2.5-kilo bag? Impossible, right? Let's be clear. You can't have the same training in half the time-no matter what your organization and learners want or need. But you can have better training in half the time. To meet the same training, half the time conundrum, you need to: shift stakeholders' preoccupation with content to a focus on results; move from 'pushing information' to developing competence; construct experiences that build on learners' existing skills and knowledge; create engagement by easing learners' pain points while actively involving them; and more. Better training in half the time is achievable. And it will improve the effectiveness of training in your organization as well as your job satisfaction. In this closing session, Kimberly will uncover simple yet powerful strategies to create and deliver meaningful learning events in less time and with less stress.

Applications

End your experience at the summit by learning how to build a reputation for developing streamlined learning that has immediate application.


Speakers

  • Kimberly Devlin

    Facilitator – EdTrek

    With her combined passions for effective communication and relevant workplace learning, Kimberly Devlin's focus is always on providing direct, complete, and compelling deliverables. In the training room, her focus is on supporting each learner in meeting their specific learning goals. She achieves this, in part, through engaging and interactive learning that is purpose-driven, enjoyable, and immediately applicable. As a senior professional in Employee and Organizational Development with a Masters Degree from the University of Miami, she was among the first in the industry to attain ATD's CPLP certification. Her state-of-the-industry credentials and diverse experience bring real-world examples and stories to the training room. Kimberly's experience extends to city, county, and state government agencies across the U.S. as well as working with Fortune 500 firms here and in South America. She has been a contributor to the ATD community both locally and nationally for many years, serving on boards, presenting conference sessions at ICE and ALC, and also volunteering time for ATD initiatives. You may have seen her in T&D! Now, come learn with her. Kimberly facilitates ATD's Designing Learning Certificate, Fundamentals of Training Design, Training Certificate, Training Certificate Plus, and Facilitating for Excellence programs.

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

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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

– Location:

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM

Networking Lunch

– Location:
Networking

12:40 PM – 01:40 PM

Opening Remarks from the Chair

– Location:

09:00 AM – 09:10 AM

Speakers

  • David Smith

    Head of Member Network – ATD UK Member Network

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is the former 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.

Registration and Welcome Coffee

– Location:

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Coffee and Networking Break

– Location:
Networking

03:15 PM – 03:45 PM

Registration and Welcome Coffee

– Location:

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Opening Remarks from the Chair

– Location:

08:55 AM – 09:00 AM

Speakers

  • David Smith

    Head of Member Network – ATD UK Member Network

    David Smith is a fanatical digital worker, thought leader, and recognized international speaker and author. He is the former 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.

Coffee and Refreshment Break

– Location:

10:25 AM – 10:55 AM

Networking Lunch

– Location:
Networking

12:35 PM – 01:35 PM

Coffee and Networking Break

– Location:
Networking

03:20 PM – 03:50 PM

Is There a Future For L&D as We Know it? How Can L&D Survive and Create Value While Remaining Relevant for the Business

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Expert Insight

02:10 PM – 02:45 PM

Description

Technology and globalization are re-shaping the business world and new skills are required to remain competitive in today's VUCA environment. L&D is struggling to keep up with the pace of change but now has the opportunity to add more value than ever before. What are L&D's key challenges and how can L&D survive in this disruptive environment? How can L&D re-invent itself, develop the necessary capabilities to meet changing needs and evolve to the next level?

Applications

This session will answer these hard-hitting questions: learning strategy / governance / leverage technology / learner-centric journeys / L&D KPIs & reporting. Don't miss this session if you want to learn how to create business value and become more credible in the process.


Speakers

  • Jan Rijken

    Director – CrossKnowledge Academy

    Jan is an experienced talent and learning professional with strong business and human capital impact in complex organizations. He was Chief Learning Officer for KPMG, ABNAMRO & Mercedes-Benz and is a recognized thought leader in the Learning & Talent community. As Director of the Crossknowledge Learning Institute, Jan's main goal is to share his experience, research and knowledge with CrossKnowledge client network and support them in their strategic business & L&D transformation, change & innovation. In the past 12 months, Jan has published articles on global-local L&D; Annual Learning reporting; Learner engagement: the Learning Performance Model (ROI); and Corporate Learning Strategy. In addition, Jan is Head of the Nyenrode program advisory board for the European Masterclass L&D Leadership, a unique blended development program for (future) Learning and Talent leaders.

Creating a Learning and Performance Ecosystem

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Case Study

02:45 PM – 03:15 PM

Description

In the modern workplace, businesses aim for learning and performance to be interconnected for best results. Executives want our learning and development approaches to be strategically aligned, flexible and sustainable at the same time, as well as benefit from new technological possibilities for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. How does L&D tie this all together in one approach? How do you develop a learning and performance support ecosystem? Where do you start and what is the roadmap to success?

Applications

The main characteristics and building blocks of a learning and performance support ecosystems Where to start creating one that makes sense for your organization The roadmap for a step by step sustainable approach Practical tips to make the ecosystem flourish.


Speakers

  • Ger Driesen

    Learning Innovation Leader – aNewSpring

    Think of someone connecting people, ideas and inspiration in the global L&D community and you've just created a good description of Ger Driesen. He is the co-founder of CLD Academy and the Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring, the provider of a learning experience platform. In this role, he focusses on sharing the latest insights with L&D professionals to inspire them to design, developed and deliver learning the best way. During his career, he has had a variety of L&D roles, from L&D consultant, trainer and facilitator, to L&D manager and entrepreneur. He's known as 'the Dutch L&D trendcatcher' based on his articles, blogs and tweets on L&D trends and he is a regular speaker at international conferences. Ger can be reached via ger@anewspring.com or @GerDriesen

Why L&D Needs to Disrupt Itself

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Keynote

12:05 PM – 12:35 PM

Description

60-year careers, the decreasing half-life of skills, and digital disruption have many organizations rethinking, and maybe even struggling with how they develop their employees. "Fifty-six percent of current workforce skill sets do not match the changes in their company's strategy, goals, markets, or business models." - ATD, Bridging the Skills Gap, 2015. Creating a continuous learning culture and environment will be the difference between those who make it through the age of disruption and those who don't.

Applications

Eric Duffy, VP OF Degreed and former CEO of Pathgather will talk about finding success in this turbulent time, the new strategies, skillsets and modernized tools needed for corporate learning leadership to take stock of their operations.


Speakers

  • Eric Duffy

    VP of Product Strategy – Degreed

    Eric Duffy is VP of Product Strategy at Degreed, where he focuses on the evolving talent landscape and how to help companies drive innovation and opportunity through learning. Prior to joining Degreed, Eric was CEO of Pathgather, where he was doing a lot of the same. Eric graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in Enterprise Technology.