In a world changed forever by a global pandemic, no single word is more important than 'resilience.' It is the secret to overcoming the past, the key to the future. But what do we mean by it? How can we become resilient? Should we learn resilience? Can it be taught? How should we invest in resilience? And how can we make learning itself resilient?
At the Opening Plenary of Online Educa Berlin 2021 we will be "Learning Resilience".
Donald H. Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, United Kingdom
A recognised commentator and thinker in the fields of workplace learning and supporting technologies, Donald is committed to helping develop the learning and development profession. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute, where he continues to head the Advisory Board and Learning Professionals Network. A core part of Donald’s commitment to the profession is what he calls ‘creating spaces for meaningful conversations’. To this end, he has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000, hosted its bi-weekly webinar programme since 2007, and contributed to other conferences world-wide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, now in its ninth year, attracts responses from thousands of respondents in over 80 countries. His work over more than 30 years in L&D 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 now advises a number of EdTech start-ups, and works with Emerge Education, a European seed fund focused on start-ups in this field. 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.
Organisational theorist and Author, Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner Consulting, Netherlands
Dr Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch organisational theorist recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.
He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership development.
Listed regularly one of the most influential management thinkers alive and inducted into the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame in 2017 as one of the world’s most influential, living, management thinkers, he has been awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development. Fons was voted one of the top 20 HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2011 by HR Magazine. He is also ranked in the Thinkers 50 2011 2013 and 2015 He was inducted into the Thinker 50 Hall of Fame in 2017.
Fons joined Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Rotterdam. From 1985 he worked in job classification and management development at the Shell Research Laboratories in Amsterdam In 1989 he founded the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management. Since 1998 we operate as Trompenaars Hampden Turner.
Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, Cable and Wireless, CSM and Merrill Lynch.
Fons wrote Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business This book sold over 120 000 copies and was translated into 16 languages amongst them, French, German, Dutch, Korean, Danish, Turkish, Chinese, Hungarian and Portuguese and it is in its 4th edition. He is co author amongst others of Nine Visions of Capitalism Unlocking the Meanings of Wealth Creation and Rewarding Performance Globally.
Founder of Waag, Professor of Practice at HvA, member of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation, Waag, Netherlands
Marleen Stikker is founder of Waag. Marleen Stikker (1962) is also founder of 'De Digitale Stad' (The Digital City) in 1993, the first virtual community introducing free public access to the Internet in Amsterdam. She leads Waag, a social enterprise that consists of a research institute for creative technologies and social innovation and Waag Products, that launched companies like Fairphone, the first fair smartphone in the world. She is also member of the European H2020 Commission High-level Expert Group for SRIA on innovating Cities/DGResearch and the Dutch AcTI academy for technology & innovation. Marleen Stikker strongly adheres to the Maker's Bill of Rights motto: "If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It". Marleen believes that society needs open technologies that meet societal challenges.