The Strategic Role of Learning and Development
Date Friday, Nov 29 Time – Room Potsdam III
The work of learning and development often focuses on the tactical – such as producing content and using technology – but this sessions focuses on the strategic. How can we ensure that what we do makes a positive difference to the organisation? How can we fully involve managers in learning? What approach works best for ensuring impact? How do we ensure that training is not a separate function, but part of the business?
Donald H. Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference Track,
Donald H Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.
A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.
His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition.
He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession.
Founder and President of the Peter Drucker Society Europe and of the Global Peter Drucker Forum,
Richard Straub is Founder and President of the Peter Drucker Society Europe and of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, that celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018.
He is also Associate Director of the EFMD, a leading network of Business Schools and Corporations with the mission to improve the quality and effectiveness of management education and development. In his 32 years with IBM Dr. Richard Straub has held key international executive positions such as Deputy General Manager for PC Europe and Global Chief Learning Officer. After having retired from IBM end of 2005 he stayed connected to the company as Senior Advisor to it's global Education Industry.
Learning and Talent Development Executive,
Joe Pokropski is a global learning & development executive who is passionate about helping organizations improve performance through innovative training practices.
He has led training organizations at four global firms helping them connect learning with frontline business strategy. He advocates for “learning at the speed of need” by championing performance support solutions that bring education closer to the business workflow.
Joe challenges organizations to embrace new possibilities and technologies noting that, “We consume news, entertainment and education in ways vastly different than we did just five years ago. Today’s customers demand the same immediacy and choice from their learning.”
Transforming strategy into high performing teams at LEO Pharma A/S,
Transform strategy into high performing teams
Highly-engaged professional with a talent for taking innovative projects and teams from concept development on a global and regional level to sustainable business in local markets.
Equipped to support the mission of Commercial Excellence programs and who seamlessly works across all levels of an organisation to uncover cost-efficient and new solutions, meeting customers' needs.