Cultures of Collaboration, Trust and Learning
How can we ensure that what we do makes a postive difference to the organisation? How can we fully involve managers and employees? This session shares principles and practical cases of how learning cultures can influence learning opportunities and what day-to-day activities can support learning culture success.
Bert De Coutere
IP & Innovation Lead, Center for Creative Leadership , Belgium
Bert’s professional life is all about competent people. He thinks, publishes, consults, designs and sets up learning and development projects for corporations. His areas of expertise include technology enhanced learning, leadership development and innovation. Bert has been active in the field of corporate learning and e-learning for the last 20 years, first as instructor and course designer, later as project manager, consultant and business development manager. He worked at IBM Learning Development Europe where he was responsible for commercial e-learning development projects across Europe, and the management of the learning innovation initiatives. Nine years ago he joined the Center for Creative Leadership where he is now part of the global innovation team.
Associate Learning Officer, United Nations System Staff College, Italy
Ms. Sofia Exarchou is an Associate Learning Officer at the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management of the UNSSC. She is an education professional, holding a M.Sc. in International and Comparative Education from Stockholm’s University and a BA Honours degree in Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After completing her M.Sc., Sofia continued her studies in Learning, Communication and Informatics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Sofia has been part of the United Nations System Staff College since 2018 and has served as educational designer and developer for UNSSC's Blue Line. Her working experience stretches from teaching and educational integration advisory to e-learning and learning architecture. At the moment, she is involved in various projects within UNSSC aiming to leverage self-directed learning in the workplace and in the United Nations.
Chief Learning Officer, Stellar Labs, Belgium
Stella Collins MSc FITOL is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Stellar Labs, author of ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’, Linkedin Learning author and one of the Brain Ladies. She has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in upskilling and reskilling their people, especially with digital change being so high on the agenda.
She and her team pragmatically apply principles from neuroscience and psychology to consult, design and build practical, performance focused technology and solutions with measurable ROI. She has trained 1,000s of learning professionals in brain friendly principles in more than 20 years in L&D.
Learning Resilience: A Crash Course to Build a Learning Culture, Stella Collins
By 2030 there is estimated to be an 85.2 million people skills gap. In L and D we are asked to solve this challenge. Clients tell us: We need to transform our learning culture and align with the business but where should we start;. Start with reality because is no magic sauce. Join this session to discover a framework for a strategic learning culture.
- Explore a framework to audit your own learning culture
- Translate learning talk into persuasive business objectives with science and data
- Pick up digital Dos and Don’ts to cut through the technology hype
The Blue Line: Shaping the Learning Culture of the United Nations, Sofia Exarchou
The aim of our presentation is to share our experience of a journey to nurture self-directed learners at the UN. In this light, we will share our insights on turning Blue Line (The United Nations System Staff College's dedicated e-learning platform for personalised self-directed learning at the UN) into a highly responsive and data-driven learning platform, that gives the learner full responsibility of their learning experience.
- Recognize the value of self-directed learning in promoting an organizational culture of learning and continuous development.
- Consider the combination of instructional, learning and behavioural theories to nurture self-directed learners that demonstrate regular learning habits
- Gain new perspectives on the use of technology (eg. Virtual Assistant/Chatbot) in promoting greater autonomy and deliberation in self-directed learning, and as a result higher motivation.
- Explore how the use of AI and Natural Language Processing can assist in identifying learning trends and new learner journeys.