Moving L&D from Training Order Taker to Supporting Workplace Performance
As organisations become more digital, the role of L&D departments change. Leading organisations are focusing on building an innovative culture, implementing complex change and leading in a world of uncertainty. This Panel aims to challenge you to think about how an L&D professional can support an organisation's digital journey, and what that entails for the L&D professionals skills. This change will include an evolution from being the creator and deliverer of materials to the new role of 'choice architect', fostering learning autonomy, arranging a wider range of learning solutions, and providing guidance and support to help users make wise choices.
DNV GL, Norway
Anna Garseth is currently working as Head of Department – Learning Solutions in DNV GL, Oil & Gas. With over 15 years of experience in learning and development and training design and delivery, Anna’s main fascination has been on the role of training in supporting the business and helping an organisation gain and maintain its competitive advantage. She has been responsible for developing strategic competence build programs and designing learning that suits a changing and complex environment. Anna's focus in recent years has been on the industry challenge of knowledge transfer, something especially relevant in a company with a worldwide operation and a worldwide network of competent people. She has been in the forefront of developing protocols and techniques to ensure an efficient and highly valuable transfer of company critical knowledge.
GÉANT, The Netherlands
Last 14 years have been one continuous journey in the world of education, training, teachers’ professional development, technology enhanced learning and corporate learning. The professional environments of private, government-funded, work-based, community learning and lately multicultural technology driven EU project have provided the backdrop to the most exciting professional and personal journey.
Passion for the teaching, interest in the transformational impact of technology on pedagogy and life overall have remained the constant focus of professional interests. Perceptions of the role of technology, models and paradigms of learning and development have been evolving variables. The opportunity to share lessons learnt is the way to connect with the rich and diverse world of learning professionals, to get new experiences to enable further quest for innovation and creativity in supporting learning and professional growth in the landscape that is defined by the fast-paced technological change.