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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, November 27 - 29, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop A3

The Intrinsic Learning Power behind Real Competence Development: 'AAA-Learning'

Date Wednesday, Nov 27  Time   –    Room Tiergarten   Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Jef Staes

Jef Staes

Red Monkey, Belgium


In the education and the workplace learning/training sectors, the words “passion” and “talents” are often used. However, are the consequences of using these two words taken into account? In order to embrace the power of passion and talents of learners of all ages, learning must be re-discovered. And there is a need to start by disrupting how training and education programmes are developed. How can people be developed in the groove with who they are?

The facilitator will be focusing on (the consequences of) disruption in learning and working, and of course on passion, talent, skills, and competence development during the Workshop.

The discussions will be based on a concept developed by Jef while he worked as Training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer at Siemens: AAA-Learning. This concept disrupts how training and development can and should be organised. It also disrupts the role of teachers, trainers and consultants in the process. As can be imagined, it faced a lot of resistance … and dealing with resistance and implementation is something that will be addressed as well.


  • 3d-smarting, the fusion between learning and working
  • What is real competence development?
  • Using AAA-Learning to boost real competence development
  • The impact of AAA-Learning on training and education
  • The resistance to AAA-Learning based on real experience
  • The impact of AAA-Learning on using “digital”
  • The impact of AAA-Learning on personal development
  • Reinventing validation of passionate and talented people


Participants will go home with a completely different view on how to develop and organise learning and education programmes.

Who will benefit most?

Anyone and everyone interested in evolution in working and learning.