Inge de Waard
Sr. Learning Strategist & hopeful explorer, EIT InnoEnergy, Belgium
Inge is a senior learning strategist, long-time researcher, award-winning learning innovator and (e)Learning coordinator. She developed multiple online and hybrid courses, she coaches and co-creates international, blended curricula with engineers and teachers, and explores new, innovative learning formats. Her expertise has been recognised by peers, resulting in additional co-authored papers, invited talks and keynotes in both academic as well as professional conferences, workshops and seminars. But most of all, she likes to connect, listen and share stories.
Her latest project is twofold and involve AI in Education (https://skillcharge.innoenergy.com/), as well as reskilling and learning above 50 (https://www.secretshakers.com). These two projects fit within the goal of providing a more tailored, lifelong learning journey to employees of all ages. In the AI project, Inge oversees the learning aspect of SkillCharge, a skill project launched by EIT InnoEnergy. This project combines AI, HR and Learning to match courses to skill gaps that individuals. In the Secret Shakers project, Inge researches what makes new projects started by people aged 50+ be successful, and how do these people reskill themselves. This project is a response to the societal view on employees over 50 and their capacities to learn and thrive in new, innovative environments.