Pre-Conference Workshop FD1
Speexx Exchange – The Event for Curious HR and L&D Minds
Date Wednesday, Nov 23 Time – Room Bellevue Price: free of charge Status: places available
CEO, International Speaker, Analyst, Facilitator, Emerging Stronger, United Kingdom
Laura Overton is an author, facilitator and award-winning learning analyst dedicated to uncovering and sharing progressive practices that add strategic business value. She led a 15-year global research programme that explored impactful learning strategies. Her work through #Learningchangemakers and Emerging Stronger continue to support and inform the changing world of workplace learning.
Founder and CEO, Performance Works International, United Kingdom
Jeremy is the Chief Executive of PerformanceWorks International (PWI), a company that helps organizations, executive boards, leaders, and teams succeed in the digital climate amidst disruption, opportunity, and uncertainty.
He is also the author of the multi-award winning, international #1 best seller, ‘The Inner CEO – Unleashing leaders at all levels’ and has been named International GameChanger© of the year for 2019, 2020, and, for the first time ever, a third consecutive time in 2021 in the ACQ5 Global Awards for his work on digital transformation, HR transformation, and workforce transformation.
In his keynote session, Jeremy will tackle the challenges faced by modern leaders, explore how leadership is changing, and define strategies to help you empower your people and achieve your own leadership aspirations.
Digital Learning Specialist, United Nations System Staff College, Italy
Ugo is Digital Learning Specialist and Portfolio Manager at the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management (KCLM).
He is the coordinator of the UNSSC’s Blue Line Global Learning Hub – a unique learning hub open to all UN personnel for personalized and self-directed learning. At KCLM he is also responsible for the development of UNSSC’s learning ecosystem and user experience design.
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.
President and Co-Founder, Speexx, Germany
Armin Hopp ist Mitgründer und Vorstand von Speexx, der weltweit führenden digitalen Plattform für Sprachentraining und Online-Sprachtests in Unternehmen. Außerdem ist er Präsident des International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC). Seine Leidenschaft gilt der Familie, dem digitalen Lernen, EdTech, HR-Tech, Learning Transformation, Gitarren - und Speexx.
Armin Hopp is co-founder and president of Speexx, the world’s leading digital language skills testing and learning platform. He is also president of the International Council on Badges and Credentials (ICoBC) He´s passionate about family, digital learning, EdTech, HR tech, learning transformation, guitars – and Speexx.
Senior Learning and Development Manager, HEYJOBS, Germany
Dinye Hernanda is an award-winning Learning & Development Manager, highly experienced in establishing L&D departments in hypergrowth startups. Having worked as an innovation manager in top german companies, Dinye brought her entrepreneurial and creative mindset to L&D, often juggling the role of a trainer, facilitator, coach, and problem solver - all at once. A Berlin-based, passionate community builder, she regularly shares her learnings through a global community called L&D Shakers.
Stefaan van Hooydonk
Founder, Global Curiosity Institute, Belgium
Before launching the Global Curiosity Institute in summer 2020, Stefaan van Hooydonk built a distinguished career as CLO, learning innovator and strategist for companies like Cognizant (UK), Philips (the Netherlands), Agfa (Belgium), Nokia China and Finland), Aramco (Saudi Arabia), CEIBS (China) and Flipkart (India). In his last role, Stefaan was responsible for the development of Cognizant’s 300K employees. The purpose of the Global Curiosity Institute is to assist organisations foster a mindset of curiosity to inspire them to keep discovering and innovating. Next to this, the institute is also doing research on workplace curiosity. Stefaan launched an individual curiosity profiler as well as an organisational curiosity climate diagnostic. He is consulting with teams and organisations on leadership and curiosity, as well as on improving workplace curiosity with teams and organisations. www.globalcuriosityinstitute.com
Senior Data Education Architect, Swiss Re
Patrick Veenhoff is a Human Capital Consultant with over 20 years of professional experience in leading organisational development initiatives, designing and implementing award-winning corporate learning and development programs, and driving transformations in the digital economy for numerous multinational companies.
Live online learning specialist, Lightbulb Moment, United Kingdom
Jo Cook is a speaker, instructional designer and classroom facilitator who specialises in virtual classrooms, webinars and live online learning technology. Jo’s passion is in helping and supporting teams, professionals and organisations embrace the benefits of the virtual classroom. Jo’s background includes: further and higher education; the charity sector; small and large organisations, including CNN News and Bupa International.
Through her company Lightbulb Moment, Jo has specialised in training learning professionals about virtual classroom design and delivery since 2013 and has spoken on various topics at conferences such as Learning Technologies, OEB and keynoted for Colleges Wales and E-learning Fusion.
Speexx Exchange is the event for curious HR and L&D minds who want to make a difference.
Chaired by industry thought leader Laura Overton, this event brings together professionals from over 20 countries:
We bring together HR and L&D leaders from across the globe for a day of inspiration, hands-on workshops and plenty of networking amongst peers in Germany’s capital.
Facts & Data
Hear the latest results from Europe’s leading independent benchmark research and return to work with brand-new data insights to underpin your team’s success.
Community of Knowledge
Speexx Exchange is an international community of global thought leaders, friends, and customers. We define what drives success in corporate learning, HR and business.
In-depth best practices to understand how you can successfully transform your learning and HR organization to deliver real business value.
Join us and be inspired by leading keynote speakers and a variety of best practice examples!
- 8.30 am CET - 9.15 am CET | Breakfast & Registration
- 9.15 am CET - 9.30 am CET | Welcome to Speexx Exchange
Introduction by Laura Overton, Jo Cook and Speexx
Welcome and introductions. Join us as Laura sets the scene for the day and outlines why mindset and curiosity are key when it comes to embracing rapid change
Laura Overton | Conference Chair
Jo Cook | International Speaker & Director and Digital Facilitator | Lightbulb Moment Armin Hopp & Speexx
- 9.30 am CET – 10.15 CET | Embrace the Shift in Business
Empowering People – Unleashing Leaders at All Levels
Expectations surrounding management and leadership have changed. Experience the #1 Amazon Best-Selling author on how to empower ourselves and others to lead.
Jeremy Blain | Keynote Speaker | Performance Works International
- 10.15 am CET – 10.45 CET | Coffee Break
- 10.45 am CET - 11.45 am CET | Embrace the Shift in Business
Adapting and Developing Learning Strategies at Scale:
Insights from the United Nations and Swiss Re Together we will explore what skills our organizations need today and how we build them. How do large global organizations adapt to changes in employees’ learning expectations and habits? And what are their approaches to mental health, skills, and data? Join us to gain insights from the latest learning strategies and tactics at the United Nations and Swiss Re.
Ugo Caruso | Digital Learning Specialist | United Nations System Staff College
Patrick Veenhoff | Human Capital Consultant | Swiss Re
Interactive session: Our big question for this session: How can we build organisations that people want to work in?
- 11.45 am CET – 12.00 CET | Coffee Break
- 12.00 pm CET - 1.00 pm CET | Embrace the Shift in Talent and Tech
The Speexx Exchange Fireside Chat
In an environment where talent comes at a premium, on-the-job development is emerging as a key personal and organizational growth strategy Join us to explore how technology, AI and data are impacting how we source, retain, and develop talent. The panel will explore how important it is to retain a human touch in a metrics and tech-driven world and provide insights into their own experiences working at the cutting edge of learning technology.
Our big question for this session: How can we harness technology to build skill and confidence at scale? Get involved: Includes Q&A, both online and offline
Laura Overton | Conference Chair | Moderator
Armin Hopp | Founder | Speexx
Stella Collins | Co-Founder and Chief Learning Office | Stellar Labs
- 1.00 pm CET - 2.15 pm CET | Lunch Break
- 2.15 pm CET - 4.00 pm CET | Embrace the Shift in Me!
How can we (re-)kindle our personal curiosity and experiment more?
One interactive session. Two key contributors.
Includes breakout rooms and interactive workshops
The Power of Curiosity
Curious organizations are winning organizations. They are intentional about how they balance exploration and exploitation. Curious organizations are more successful than incurious ones, especially in times of change. In this interactive session “The Curiosity Manifesto” author Stefaan will contribute his experience and ideas to explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important in our professional life and our organizations and reveal a few tips and tricks at how to improve.
Stefaan van Hooydonk | Founder | Global Curiosity Institute
Unleashing Innovation and Curiosity Through a Diverse Learning Culture
Diverse organizations grow quicker and outperform homogeneous organizations by every metric that matters in business. But what does it take to build a truly inclusive learning culture and embed DEIB principles into a company’s very DNA? Join 30 under 30 Learning nominee Dinye, as she talks us through her work in diverse hypergrowth startups.
Dinye Hernanda | Senior Learning and Development Manager | HeyJobs
- 4.00 pm CET | Cocktail Hour