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OEB Global 2022: Moving Beyond the Daily Grind

OEB Conference’s workforce L&D plenary on Friday, November, 25 will look at how Learning and Development can deliver both its day-to-day training and support its organisation’s long-term goals.

The last day of the OEB Conference, taking place in Berlin from 23-25 November, will start with an opening plenary which will consider how L&D might better succeed with two seemingly intractable positions: delivering its 'day-to-day' and the organisation's future talent needs.

This unmissable session for all those involved in learning and development will be led by leading international experts in the fields of L&D, Talent and HR: Meredith Wellard, VP Group Learning Talent and HR Platforms, Deutsche Post DHL; Berna Ostinaz, Chief Human Resources Officer, GENEL ENERGY PLC; Lukas Lewandowski, Country Manager DACH, Coursera; and moderated by Donald H Taylor, Chair, Learning Technologies Conference.

It’s a different world now, very different from a few years ago. People, their skills and knowledge, have moved from the wings to centre stage. And, driven by the pandemic, we now have a wider than ever range of ways of supporting people as they develop. L&D should be a strategic matter, supporting the organisation’s long-term goals by developing the talent it needs for the future.

At the same time, L&D is still largely responsible for the essential daily training every organisation needs – ensuring the business is compliant, and that people can do their jobs today, never mind tomorrow.

Session moderator, Donald H Taylor: How can L&D both complete routine training to a high standard and be a key supporter of business strategy? It’s a demanding role, but some organisations are making it happen. Join us to learn how CLOs are stepping up and making an impact in these difficult times.”

The Workforce L&D plenary will take place on Friday Nov 25, 9:30 a.m.

The full conference agenda for OEB 2022 is online along with OEB Conference ticketing and more information about the exhibition, which runs alongside the conference.

Meredith Wellard
VP Group Learning Talent and HR Platforms, Deutsche Post DHL, Germany

Meredith Wellard is the Vice President, Group Talent, Learning and HR Platforms for Deutsche Post DHL. An innovative and tenacious senior HR professional with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Learning, Meredith has had a diverse career spanning 25 years in customer service and human resource and talent management across Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Berna Ostinaz
Chief Human Resources Officer, GENEL ENERGY PLC, Turkey

Berna Öztnaz has been a Board member of the EAPM since 2020 as well as on the WFPMA Board representing the EAPM since 2022. Berna is the International Affairs and Congress Representative at Peryön, the biggest non-profit organization in Human Resources in Turkey and currently holds the CHRO position at Genel Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the London Stock Exchange. With more than 20 years of experience in multiple disciplines and multicultured environment, Berna focuses on the big revolution of augmented intelligence, digitalization and other mega trends that are shifting the picture of the workforce every day.

Lukas Lewandowski
Country Manager DACH, Coursera

Lukas joined Coursera in August 2021 as the first Country Manager for DACH and will focus on leading Coursera’s regional business, including scaling and broadening our overall reach to serve learners and enterprise clients alike.

Lukas brings over 20 years of education and technology experience from organisations such as EF Education First, SAP and HP. Lukas has a wealth of experience in developing teams to expand international business, turning complex solutions into actionable strategies and driving the talent pipeline across business units.

Donald H Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, London, United Kingdom

Donald H Taylor has worked in learning and technology since the mid-1980s. He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000 and writes and speaks world-wide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, started in 2014, provides a unique perspective on L&D trends from over 100 countries. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute.

Notes for editors

Online Educa Berlin (OEB) is the annual global cross-sector conference and exhibition on technology-supported learning and training since 1995. The 28th edition of the event will take place from November 23–25th, 2022 at Hotel Continental in Berlin.

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Gold Sponsors: Abilite, Busuu, Coursera, D2L, Simovative
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