Workplace Learning Starts Here
Date Friday, Dec 8 Time –
How can organisations align training, learning and development with business goals? How can higher education and the TVET sector interact more effectively with the workplace? How can workplaces remain human-centered and use new technologies to keep the momentum to implement continuous change? What are the best ways to encourage dynamic cooperation? Join us for talks and a lively discussion on making workplace learning fit for the future.
Internationally Recognized Expert on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning, USA
Heather McGowan works at the intersection of the future of work and the future of learning advising education and business leaders to most effectively prepare for rapid and disruptive changes in learning, work, and society.
Accelerating disruptive cycles in industry, with rising automation and rapid adoption and scaling of technology, are making traditional jobs frameworks obsolete and demanding new and adaptive skill sets of workers.
In higher education, McGowan advises presidents and senior leaders to develop students’ agile learning mindset in order to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist. McGowan also guides corporate executives to re-think and re-frame their business models, and their understanding of team and organizational structures, to be resilient and successful in changing markets.
Her corporate clients range from start-ups like publicly traded, Fortune 500 companies, including Autodesk and BD Medical. She is the co-author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate (Pearson) and is writing a book on the future of work due out in 2018.
McGowan speaks internationally on the future of work and the future of learning. For more information visit www.heathermcgowan.com.
Insights Lead, Learning Solutions at LinkedIn, USA
I have held a wide range of data-oriented roles in tech, media and finance. Most of this work has been focused on building data products for non-technical users (external and internal). Currently, I lead our insights team for Learning Solutions at LinkedIn, working across sales, marketing, engineering, product and analytics to understand how we can use LinkedIn's unique dataset to provide value to our customers in the e-learning space.
I am passionate about coaching and empowering analysts to use data to inform decision-making and measure impact to ensure the right problems are being addressed. In this role and my past, I have used a variety of technical tools including: distributed file systems (Hadoop), Relational Databases (SQL), Python, unix/bash, web development and whatever else was needed to get the job done. I pride myself on being able to not only think "big picture" but also my ability to "get in the weeds".
Technology Enhanced Learning Lead for HEE and National Programme Director for HEE e-LfH, UK
HEE’s Director of National Programmes is responsible for the delivery of a range of national programmes focusing on the education and training of the healthcare workforce in England, including Technology Enhanced Learning and e-Learning for Healthcare.
Alan is a trained nurse who practiced clinically for 18 years. Previous to this current role he has worked in senior management positions for the Department of Health including Project Director for the R-ITI programme, the award-winning e-learning project for radiology and HEE Technology Enhanced Learning Lead & National Programme Director for the e-Learning for Healthcare programme which drives high quality patient care by working in partnership with the NHS and UK professional bodies to develop nationally quality assured, curriculum based e-learning to support healthcare training across the UK. Other national roles include working with Modernising Medical Careers and the National Clinical Governance Support Team. Alan has been instrumental in driving e-learning and technology enhanced learning in the UK health sector.
Alan has a passion for using technology positively and his interest in education extends to Uganda where the Kiddies Support Scheme charity, for which he is a trustee, helps disadvantaged children escape poverty through education.