Moving Beyond the Daily Grind
Date Friday, Nov 25 Time – Room Pavillon
It’s a different world now, very different, from a few years ago. People, their skills and knowledge, have moved from the wings to centre stage. And, driven by the pandemic, we now have a wider than ever range of ways of supporting people as they develop. L&D should be a strategic matter, supporting the organisation’s long-term goals by developing the talent it needs for the future.
At the same time, L&D is still largely responsible for the essential daily training every organisation needs – ensuring the business is compliant, and that people can do their jobs today, never mind tomorrow.
How can L&D both complete routine training to a high standard and be a key supporter of business strategy? It’s a demanding role, but some organisations are making it happen. Join us to learn how CLOs are stepping up and making an impact in these difficult times.
Future of Work Global Practice Leader, Citi Learning, Switzerland
Anca Iordache is an experienced Learning and OD professional, currently leading the Future of Work Global Practice for Citi Learning. Anca has held various roles such as: Learning & Performance Advisor, Social Learning & Collaboration Expert, Community Builder and 70-20-10 Change Maker. In her everyday work, Anca supports leaders and teams reimagine the way we connect, work and learn. Anca creates value by co-creating human-centred experiences and learning environments, that enable knowledge flows and people growth.
Country Manager DACH, Coursera, Germany
Lukas joined Coursera in August 2021 as the first Country Manager for DACH and will focus on leading Coursera’s regional business, including scaling and broadening our overall reach to serve learners and enterprise clients alike.
Lukas brings over 20 years of education and technology experience from organisations such as EF Education First, SAP and HP. Lukas has a wealth of experience in developing teams to expand international business, turning complex solutions into actionable strategies and driving the talent pipeline across business units.
Lukas holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
VP Group Learning Talent and HR Platforms, Deutsche Post DHL, Germany
Meredith Wellard is the Vice President, Group Talent, Learning and HR Platforms for Deutsche Post DHL. An innovative and tenacious senior HR professional with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Learning, Meredith has had a diverse career spanning 25 years in customer service and human resource and talent management across Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
Before joining the Deutsche Post DHL Group, Meredith worked for Australia’s largest private health insurer as Customer Satisfaction Manager and then National Organizational Development Manager.
Meredith commenced working for DHL Express 14 years ago in in the Middle East and after moving to the Global Headquarters, now lives in Germany and outside of transforming employee experiences, enjoys travelling throughout Europe learning about the history and culture of each country.
Meredith’s expertise stems from having worked in customer and operations management and strategic HR and technology where she has learnt the true value to organizations of aligning technology, employee centricity, leadership and cultural initiatives for the benefit of employees, the customer and the organization overall.
Donald H Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies Conference, London, United Kingdom
Donald H Taylor has worked in learning and technology since the mid-1980s.
He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000 and writes and speaks world-wide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, started in 2014, provides a unique perspective on L&D trends from over 100 countries. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute.
He chairs the Workforce Development board for VC firm Emerge Education, and advises several EdTech start-ups.
The author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace, Donald is a graduate of Oxford University and the recipience of an honorary doctorate from London’s Middlesex University.