Moving L&D from Training Order Taker to Supporting Workplace Performance
Date Friday, Dec 7 Time – Room Chess
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.
Training Journal, UK
Jo Cook is Deputy Editor at www.TrainingJournal.com magazine and website, and focuses her time on ground-breaking discussion webinars and speaking at events.
TJ is the only independent, monthly print magazine in the UK for learning and development professionals and has 50 years experience with the best L&D thought leaters.
Jo works for TJ part time and the rest of the time is Director of her company www.LightbulbMoment.info, which specialises in developing, facilitating and training others to deliver great live online training sessions, virtual classrooms, webinars and blended, digital programmes.
You can contact through @LightbulbJo or @TrainingJournal
DNV GL, Norway
L&D skills for the future
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
L&D as “Choice Architect”: Organic Learning on Demand
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.
Swiss Re, Switzerland
Setting Outcome-based Development Goals and Creating Corporate In-house MOOCs to Drive Performance
Gabriel Schaepman, Learning & Development Consultant and VP of Human Resources, Swiss Re.
Gabriel is a results-oriented learning and development leader with more than 30 years' experience. Most recently, he designed outcome-based in-house MOOCs at Swiss Re, a leading provider of reinsurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer.
He was head of e-Learning, developing new approaches to learning and hiring trainers to support delivery of global development programs.
He published the award-winning iPad APP "Sales&More" and developed experiential learning simulations in the leadership area. He has created a new approach for the 70/20/10-concept in the area of corporate finance and early on introduced TouchPoint management for HR.
Lifelong learning and meaningful employment are what Gabriel lives and breathes: Over the years he has earned three Masters degrees, studying economics, corporate finance, Human Resources, change, agile and corporate learning.
As well as working full-time in a Fortune 500 financial services firm, he has founded a start-up.
In his spare time he mentors unemployed people en route to finding work and is also a volunteer mentor for a refugee from a very different culture. Gabriel lives in Switzerland and loves to ride his motorbike through the Alps to blow away a few cobwebs.