Schedule - Day One


Wednesday 4 December 2019

9:00am   Opening remarks from the Chairperson

Michelle MorrisonPrincipal & Organisational Psychologist, Lead & Learn


The future of learning and development: what are the emerging trends and where will technology take us?


Megan JohnstonGeneral Manager - Capability & Learning, NBN


Morning tea


PANEL: Choosing the right learning technology for your organisation


Technology is transforming the way we learn. Employers now have access to a huge number of L&D tech solutions, from enterprise level platforms to agile and personalised mobile apps. Which tech solution is right for your workforce?

  • How to align your technology platforms with your strategy and culture
  • Elements of a successful Learning Management System
  • Evaluating new tech: social learning, AI and VR
  • Ensuring your learning platform selection provides a positive return on investment
  • Analysing the current trends and determining the most suitable learning platform for your organisation


Donna JonesGroup General Manager - Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Engagement and Learning, Transdev Australia

Claire MorrisseyLearning & Development Officer, Aussie Broadband 

Christine Tiyur - Head of Leadership Learning & Development, Wesfarmers Limited

Lauren TrethowanHead of Organisational Development, MYOB


Victoria KossoffDirector and Co-Founder, The Learning Factor


CASE STUDY: CUB - Elevating the Learning Experience Using Technology 


Tech platforms today allow employers to create differentiated, experiential, and meaningful learning journeys for employees.  This case study will explain how CUB  leveraged Virtual Reality to create an engaging, impactful learning experience that has resonated with their leadership teams.

  • Creating meaningful, impactful & relevant learning that is driven by employees
  • Varying learning objectives and content based on the needs and preferences of learners
  • Utilising VR technology to build leadership capability
  • Engaging, motivating and inspiring employees with the right content in the right sequence

Ash CooperSenior Manager- Learning and Development, Carlton & United Breweries

1:00pm   Networking lunch
2:00pm   Leading transformation: A model for building transformative capability

Companies need to be agile in order to survive. Similarly, L&D departments must be prepared to quickly launch and deploy capability-building programs to support changing business strategies.

  • Reimagining talent development to support changing business priorities
  • Creating an agile approach to workplace learning
  • Reskilling and upskilling your team to prepare for a digital, knowledge-based economy
  • Which skills are most important to support your company’s future business strategy?

Dr Wesley Payne McClendon - Executive Director, McClendon Research Group; Associate Professor, Human Capital Management

  CASE STUDY: Supporting leaders to develop high-performing teams @ Stryker 
  • HR as a key and essential partner in culture building
  • Hiring and firing as key elements to a great culture
  • Raising great managers and great leaders

Barry BarakatDirector - Learning & Development Delivery (APAC), Stryker 

3:20pm   Afternoon tea
3:50pm   Learning strategies to engage a multi-generational workforce

Today’s workplaces are diverse.  While millennials are often quick to adopt new technology, L&D leaders need to ensure that all generations in the workforce are engaged with learning technologies and programs.

  • How to support different learning preferences across demographics
  • Democratising and personalising your workplace strategy

Belinda ReynoldsHead of Talent & Learning, Danone



Conference concludes





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