Preparing for the Future of L&D - Strategy, Technology and Key Trends
Date Thursday, Dec 6 Time – Room Charlottenburg I
With new technologies, globalisation and rapidly evolving ways of working, organisations need to develop new approaches to their L&D strategies. What should those new approaches take into consideration and what is the best way to determine a strategy for your particular organisation? Join this Panel to consider this, taking into account particularly how you can organise L&D, how to use digital technologies for capability development and what you will need to do differently to be sure of having an impact. Things are changing fast. This session will help the learning leaders of today and tomorrow to stay relevant and deliver value.
Bert de Coutere
Center for Creative Leadership, Belgium
Bert’s professional life is all about competent people. He thinks, publishes, consults, designs and sets up learning and development projects for corporations. His areas of expertise include technology enhanced learning and leadership development.
Bert has been active in the field of corporate learning and e-learning for the last 20 years, first as instructor and course designer, later as project manager, consultant and business development manager. He worked at IBM Learning Development Europe where he was responsible for commercial e-learning development projects across Europe, and the management of the learning innovation initiatives. Six years ago he joined the Center for Creative Leadership where he is now a faculty and EMEA's IP & Innovation Lead. Bert wrote the book 'Homo Competens – Let’s talk about competent people in the network age', frequently speaks at conferences such as OEB and blogs.
Bert is currently a faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) EMEA office. In his role he designs and develops customized leadership interventions and programs for clients. He is also the IP and Innovation Lead, making knowledge flow and orchestrating innovation initiatives.
Nick van Dam
McKinsey & Company, The Netherlands
Dr. Nick van Dam
He is an internationally recognized thought leader, adviser, researcher, author, and speaker on learning innovation and leadership development. Nick is a partner, Global Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and Client Adviser at McKinsey. Over the course of his professional career, Nick has served more than 100 clients around the world. He is also a professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit (The Netherlands) and IE University (Spain), and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he works with candidates in the executive doctoral program for Chief Learning Officers. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was partner, Global Chief Learning Officer, HR Executive and Director of Human Capital for Deloitte and L&D Consultant and Executive for Siemens.
Nick has written articles for various publications and has been quoted by Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Business Week, India Times, Information Week, Management Consulting, CLO Magazine, and TD Magazine.He has authored and coauthored more than 25 books and numerous articles on innovations in learning and leadership development. His latest book (2018) ‘Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from The Field’. Several of his books have been translated in Mandarin, Portuguese and Dutch.
He is board member of ICEDR the world’s premier network in global talent management, leadership development and strategic change. Additionally, he is a board member of the AACSB and advisory board member of edX, which is a nonprofit founded by Harvard and MIT who bridges the gap between education and employment.
Nick has the received the 2012 ‘Lifetime Learning Leadership Award’ for his contributions to innovation and learning from The MASIE Center, an internationally-recognized think tank focused on workforce education and performance
Under the patronage of of the European Parliament Federal Ministry of Education & Research, he received the 2013 Leonardo European Corporate Learning Award for ‘shaping the future of organizational learning and leadership development’.
He is the founder of the e-Learning for Kids Foundation, which has provided digital lessons for more than 20 million underprivileged elementary school children. (www.e-learningforkids.org)
Dr. van Dam is a graduate of the Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Bachelor Degree in Education, Economics and Business Economics, and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He earned his Doctorate in Human Capital Development at Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, The Netherlands.