Schedule - Day One

DAY ONE

Wednesday 5 December 2018

8:45am   Opening remarks from the Chairperson
   

Susan Carter - Director, Digital Conceptual 

9:00am   The future of L&D and the world of work
   

L&D is a global moment at a crossroads. Technology gives us new power and scope while new teaching methods empower employees with boundless creativity. Where are we heading? How will workplace learning change over the coming years? Will technology transform L&D forever?

Shannan Quain - Director, National Learning and Capability Development, Australian Bureau of Statistics

9:15am   PANEL: Meet Australia’s L&D trailblazers
   

Meet the pioneers of Australia’s learning world and be inspired by their fascinating ideas and practical real-world experience.  L&D leaders will share their insights in driving and implementing workplace learning strategies.

  • Lessons from award-winning, large-scale L&D implementations
  • How to leverage insights from big data in learning strategies
  • What is the right channel mix in a blended learning program?

Panellists:

Sarah Stone - Head of Learning & Capability, Foxtel 

Jayne Ormerod - Group L&D Manager, Goodman Fielder

Ingrid Massey - Head of Learning & Development (Pacific), CBRE

Kirsty Golding - Head of Learning & OD, L’Oreal

Moderator:

Evelyn Moolenburgh - Managing Director, Learning Ventures 

10:00am
 

TED TALK: What's missing in the global debate over training?

    This thought-provoking TED-style talk will question everything you held to be true in the world of workplace learning theory.

Elayne Verner - Director & Principal Consultant, Peak People Development

10:15am  

Morning refreshment break

10:45am
 

Beyond the classroom - leading managers through mentoring and coaching programs

   

All too often, employees and managers see formal classroom training as a magic-bullet solution to capability gaps. How can we encourage managers to dedicate time and energy to post-training mentoring and coaching?

  • Encouraging managers and supervisors to engage in alternative learning and development options
  • How to manage a system of personalised learning experiences
  • Evaluating non-classroom learning interventions like coaching, mentoring and action learning

Sarah Hudson - Learning and Development Manager, Minor DKL Food Group

11:30pm  

Race for time: how to secure time commitment from busy learners

     A successful L&D strategy requires senior leadership, line manager and employee support for the time commitment of both participating in the initial training and the follow-up coaching sessions.
  • Securing executive commitment for training
  • Tips for encouraging line managers to dedicate time to coaching
  • How to communicate the importance of training to busy employees
  • Strategies for ensuring that time is being dedicated to online training

Andres Jonmundsson - Head of Learning & Development, Fuji Xerox Australia

12:00pm   Networking lunch
1:00pm   Leadership development – the power of humility
   

For a leadership development program to succeed, leaders first need to admit that their knowledge is imperfect. This session will discuss ways to prepare leaders to accept leadership development training.

  • Overcoming skepticism and cynicism about the development process
  • Can you teach values such as integrity, morality and empathy to leaders? 
  • How to encourage learners to be honest about their leadership abilities
  • Building personal resilience in leaders

Alexandra Sosnov - Director, Leadership, Learning & Talent, MetLife

1:45pm
  Micro-learning best practice: short, sharp and to the point
    Micro-learning is a new way of teaching and delivering content to employees in small and specific bursts, or ‘nuggets’. This session will discuss ways to design short and punchy content for busy employees with minimal spare time.
  • Tips for making digital learning experiences effective, engaging and enjoyable
  • What is the difference between micro, meso and macro learning?
  • What is the ideal length of micro-learning sessions?
  • How to create effective ‘knowledge nuggets’ or ‘threads’

Terrena Hooper - Head of Learning & Development (Australia), Sodexo

2:30pm   Afternoon refreshment break
3:00pm   Session details to be confirmed
3:30pm
  PANEL: How to build a strong learning culture in the workplace
   

In today’s busy work environments, many individuals focus on other aspects of their roles, leaving learning and development to languish at the bottom of their priority list. How can you effectively drive and sustain learner engagement?

  • How to obtain and use executive support for learning initiatives
  • Examples of reward and recognition strategies that can be linked to learning
  • Using tools and new technologies to keep users engaged
  • What skills do leaders need to promote engagement?

Panellists:

Leigh Martin - General Manager Capability & Culture Human Resources (ANZ), Broadspectrum

Mathew Paine - Director of Human Resources, International Convention Centre Sydney

Treasa Branagan - Head of People & Culture, 1Cover Travel Insurance

Kerry Metcalfe-Smith - Head of Learning & Organisational Development, InvoCare

Moderator:

Patrick Phillips - Corporate Learning and Development Specialist (Global), BlueScope Steel

4:30pm

 

Conference concludes

 

 

 

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