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In recent years, learning and development has become one of the most effective tools organisations can utilise to combat talent shortages and retention struggles.

Our rapidly changing workforce requires programs that can grow and adapt to fit their evolving needs, challenges, and goals for the future. That’s why it’s more important than ever to continue on a path of innovation and prioritise learning culture, emerging modalities, and proven strategies for upskilling workers, developing leaders and engaging organisations.

The Learning & Development Summit will explore all the newest trends in L&D from exciting learning design strategies for your hybrid workforce to gamification, leadership development and bridging the skill gap. Don’t miss out on this transformative day of discussion, problem-solving and ideation – join us in person this October in Sydney, or access virtually as an international guest.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

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    Access the collective knowledge of learning and development leaders from some of Australia’s top organisations

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    Gain insights into successful, research-backed learning and development initiatives that you can put to action today

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    Collaborate with your peers, connect with leaders, and network with 100-plus senior learning and HR professionals

FEATURED SPEAKERS


Samantha Campbell
Samantha Campbell

Global Leadership and Talent Development Leader
Lion

Dr. Jason Gindidis
Dr. Jason Gindidis

Head of Organisational Development & Learning
Vocus

Clare Di Leva
Clare Di Leva

Talent and Development Lead
AstraZeneca

Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett

Head of Learning, IB&M
Commonwealth Bank

Michael Ghazi
Michael Ghazi

Head of Talent Management, Leadership and Learning
ING Australia

AGENDA


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the chairperson
    Evelyn Moolenburgh
    Evelyn Moolenburgh

    Managing Director
    Learning Ventures

  • Welcome remarks from the event partner
    Sripathi Chakkravarthi
    Sripathi Chakkravarthi

    Regional Director-ANZ
    Whatfix

  • Creating a growth mindset in leaders

    The workplace has changed dramatically – with the great reshuffle, hybrid ways of working, and skills shortages as the backdrop – setting the conditions for workforce capability development is the one of the most pressing challenges organisations face today. How can our leaders and organisations prime their people to actively pursue learning with the ultimate outcome of growth: in our people, businesses and communities.

    • How can a growth mindset support us to address these challenges?
    • Realign the importance of learning and development with the company culture and values
    • Respectfully and intentionally nudge people to engage in learning through experimentation
    Dr. Jason Gindidis
    Dr. Jason Gindidis

    Head of Organisational Development & Learning
    Vocus

  • Welcome and opening remarks from the chairperson
    Treasa Branagan
    Treasa Branagan

    Co-Founder and Director
    The Culture Movement

  • PANEL: Future-proofing your leadership development strategy

    Organisations are facing an extremely challenging business environment. The rapid pace of change, global competition and changing customer preferences makes it crucial for organisations to equip their leaders with the necessary skills to manage disruption. In this session, Australia’s top companies will discuss how they are shaping their leaders to become agile, forward-thinking and resilient to change.

    • Addressing gaps in leadership pipelines through rethinking leadership capability development strategies
    • Redesigning leadership development frameworks to help employees thrive in challenging environments
    • Replicating on-the-job learning experiences such as coaching and informal feedback in a remote environment
    Moderator
    Evelyn Moolenburgh
    Evelyn Moolenburgh

    Managing Director
    Learning Ventures

    Panellists
    Samantha Campbell
    Samantha Campbell

    Global Leadership and Talent Development Leader
    Lion

    Sarah Grafton
    Sarah Grafton

    Head of People and Culture ANZ
    Fujitsu Australia

    Clare Di Leva
    Clare Di Leva

    Talent and Development Lead
    AstraZeneca

    Shivan Selva
    Shivan Selva

    Senior Enterprise Account Executive
    Coursera

  • Workshop 1: The importance of integrating behavioural awareness in all aspects of training

    It has never been a more critical time to build constructive organisational cultures. Training provides organisations with an opportunity for employees to reflect on their behaviours so they may actively become more constructive. Integrating cognitive reflection into the instructional design process creates deep and reflective learning experiences. 

    • The role of learning in building constructive cultures 
    • How instructional design creates self-awareness  
    • What we can learn from cognitive behavioural science  
    • Instructional design techniques to encourage constructive behaviours 
    Andres Jonmundsson
    Andres Jonmundsson

    Founder
    Training Culture

  • Workshop 2: Future of Work – Taking a skills-first approach and the impacts for L&D leaders

    The World Economic Forum estimates that almost one-third of all jobs worldwide are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade and every member of the workforce will need to continuously expand their skillset. It’s important for organisations to cultivate a culture of internal mobility to give employees access to on-the-job learning opportunities and to retain employees. Join this session to discuss key ideas around: 

    • How adopting a skills-based approach is crucial for an organisation’s long-term success 
    • The change in skills since 2015 
    • What skills you need to stay competitive
    David Bellas
    David Bellas

    Director, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
    LinkedIn Learning

  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • Digital transformation of learning: Learning in the flow of work

    Remote experiential learning — sounds kind of like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Pivoting to deliver successful, engaging, impactful experiential learning in digital and hybrid environments has required L&D teams to do more than merely replicate their old, in-person offerings. Instead, they’ve had to reimagine them, experiment, iterate and monitor the outcomes. Join this discussion focused on how learning leaders are pushing boundaries and rethinking the traditional in order to deliver powerful, transformative digital learning and development.

    • Identify the challenges faced by your peers in the L&D community when it comes to bridging the technology skills gap
    • Learn some of the best practices in delivering knowledge that is instant, contextual, and experiential
    • Get a sneak peek into how a Digital Adoption Platform can help you enable learning in the flow of work
    Sripathi Chakkravarthi
    Sripathi Chakkravarthi

    Regional Director-ANZ
    Whatfix

  • Workshop 3: It starts from the top: investing in leadership development to become a catalyst for success

    A recent Gallup research study found that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers, and these managers account for 70% of the variance relating to engagement, retention, and performance. In this session, we will discuss how Whole Brain® Thinking has helped organisations improve team engagement, increase job satisfaction, decrease turnover, and drive performance. 

    • How to motivate, retain, and build high-performing teams using Whole Brain® Thinking 
    • How to improve personal and professional development using Whole Brain® Thinking 
    • How to develop learning and development plans and strategies tailored to match thinking preferences for maximum benefit 
    Michael Morgan
    Michael Morgan

    CEO
    Herrmann Asia

  • Workshop 4: eLearning Content Tools for L&D: Engage your Workforce

    Engaging your team in their online L&D is critical to expanding learning opportunities and enhancing the learning experience, yet it is common for companies to slight this portion of the development and focus more on compliance and shortchanging the eLearning content itself. Without a dynamic, inclusive eLearning content, you risk diminishing the ROI and impact of your eLearning investment. In this session, Kristian has identified a few ways L&D professionals can build an organised, streamlined, and engaging program:

    • Identify content elements that don’t work
    • Create an active learning environment
    • Content mediums that are engaging and memorable to create everlasting impact
    • Accessible content authoring tools to achieve engaging eLearning environments
    Kristian Terry
    Kristian Terry

    Creative Director at eCreators
    OpenLMS

  • WORKSHOP: Supercharge your team communications

    How we build company culture has never been more important, and every aspect of our communication is fundamental to ensuring our culture is consistently nurtured. This workshop will empower your teams to understand the role that great comms plays in not only supporting them to produce their best work, but in creating a more positive, collaborative and confident culture.

    • How to reduce confusion and overwhelm in team comms
    • Create clarity, confidence, and efficiency in your team comms strategy
    • How to streamline your tools and channels for effective and efficient communication
    Gavin Nelson
    Gavin Nelson

    Productivity Ninja
    Think Productive

  • Networking lunch
  • Networking lunch
  • Workshop 5: Learning culture: A solution for inclusion

    Inclusion has taken centre stage in the culture agenda for many organisations. In this session, we take a look at how a learning culture is essential for achieving inclusive cultures and leadership. We will explore the interconnectedness between learning and the inclusion agenda, and how learning is a key tenant for the business case for inclusion.

    • How leaning into inclusive leadership can unlock performance, innovation, creativity, problem solving and change resilience
    • Inclusive leadership capabilities that champion learning and enable people to reach their potential
    • Steps organisations can take to embrace the inclusion strategic imperative and enable a learning culture
    Emma Jacob
    Emma Jacob

    Co-Founder and Director
    The Culture Movement

  • PANEL: Reimagining the classroom: Learning design strategies for a hybrid workplace

    Employees are seeking greater flexibility in their work and this transition includes the evolution of the learning experience. How can organisations find the balance between collaborative in-person learning activities and investing in hybrid options? Hear how Australia’s top companies are evolving their learning strategies to effectively engage hybrid workers.

    • Examples of successful self-directed learning activities for remote and off-site workers
    • Converting traditional learning programs into hybrid and flexible options
    • How do you maintain the level of trust and engagement with learners in a dispersed environment?
    • Identifying and retaining peer-to-peer learning activities that enhance collaboration and engagement
    • Integrating experiential learning with virtual programs to validate knowledge sharing
    Moderator
    Evelyn Moolenburgh
    Evelyn Moolenburgh

    Managing Director
    Learning Ventures

    Panellists
    Sarah Scott Paul
    Sarah Scott Paul

    Global Head of Learning & Development & Head of People & Culture Australia
    Enero Group

    Stephanie Carman
    Stephanie Carman

    Head of Organisational Development & Business Partnering
    humm group

    Michael Ghazi
    Michael Ghazi

    Head of Talent Management, Leadership and Learning
    ING Australia

    Linda Greenleaf
    Linda Greenleaf

    A/Director Education & Skills Digital
    TAFE Digital

  • Workshop 6: Implementing learning and development strategies around hybrid working

    Organisations need to rethink their learning strategies to find the right balance between focus and collaboration, avoiding disconnection and over-connection in hybrid work settings. How do we shift learning and development mindsets to help make great work happen, individually and collectively? This session will discuss implementing new rules of engagement for how we communicate and collaborate in a hybrid working environment.

    • Helping leaders focus on optimisation, not control
    • Building an action-based learning culture
    • Changing expectations about availability, responsiveness and quality
    • Embedding trust as the ultimate learning lubricant
    Gavin Nelson
    Gavin Nelson

    Productivity Ninja
    Think Productive

  • Leveraging analytics to drive learning initiatives

    Learning analytics can be a powerful tool to better understand employee trends and create positive learning experiences for a diverse workforce. In this session, Ingrid will demonstrate how L&D leaders can draw data from online and blended learning activities to support employees’ learning objectives.

    • Identifying data points and metrics to measure ROI on learning
    • Measuring and comparing training effectiveness of virtual and in-person programs
    • How to optimise your learning management system (LMS) to track and analyse learning trends
    Ingrid Massey
    Ingrid Massey

    Director of People, Pacific
    CBRE

  • Workshop 7: Data storytelling for L&D leaders

    The L&D function is creating more data than ever before. This has led to increasing pressure on L&D leaders to weave this information into compelling data stories about L&D alignment with business strategy, assessment of capability gaps and the success of learning interventions. Join TEDx speaker and StoryIQ CEO Isaac Reyes in this highly interactive workshop that will see participants apply a simple five step framework for creating effective L&D data stories. 

    Isaac Reyes
    Isaac Reyes

    Co-Founder and CEO
    StoryIQ

  • End of workshops
  • Afternoon tea and refreshment break
  • Integrating gamification to create learning opportunities

    For at least a decade, gamification proponents have claimed that gamification has the potential to revolutionise learning. Numerous platforms and applications have been rolled out with promises of improving performance and increasing motivation. While it is hard to dispute the potential of gamification, the reality is yet to reach those lofty aspirations. This session will discuss how to apply gamification to produce engaging and effective learning opportunities.

    • Explore the initial challenges of gamification in learning
    • Understand how we can improve on simplified gamification of points and badges
    • Learn to apply gamification elements that lead to better learning outcomes
    Claire Seldon
    Claire Seldon

    Learning Designer
    NSW Department of Education

    Dr. Keith Heggart
    Dr. Keith Heggart

    Lecturer, Learning Design
    University of Technology Sydney

  • PANEL: Cultivating a self-driven and proactive learning culture 

    Employee engagement continues to be a key concern for organisations which presents a unique opportunity to leverage workplace learning to meet changing employee motivators. How can organisations create learning opportunities to actively engage employees? In this session, L&D leaders will discuss how to promote a self-driven learning culture to boost employee engagement.

    • What tools can you adopt to enable ownership of learning so that employees are motivated and engaged?
    • Realigning the importance of learning and development with the company culture and values
    • How do you improve the selection and access of learning resources to enable a self-driven learning approach?
    Moderator
    Natasha Watkins
    Natasha Watkins

    Customer Success Manager-APAC
    Udemy

    Panellists
    Megan Bennett
    Megan Bennett

    Head of Learning, IB&M
    Commonwealth Bank

    James Allan
    James Allan

    GM Organisation Development & Corporate
    Stockland

    Ingrid Massey
    Ingrid Massey

    Director of People, Pacific
    CBRE

    Ben Summerell
    Ben Summerell

    Learning & Development Manager
    Car Next Door

  • Event concludes

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Whatfix

Gold Sponsors

  • Coursera
  • TAFE NSW
  • Udemy

Workshop Sponsors

  • Herrmann
  • LinkedIn
  • Open LMS
  • StoryIQ

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION

  • HRD

RESEARCHED BY

  • Key Media

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