Schedule - Day Two


Thursday 5 December 2019

8:50am   Opening remarks from the Chairperson

Michelle Morrison - Principal & Organisational Psychologist, Lead & Learn

9:00am   Partnering with C-suite leaders to drive sustainable culture change

Successful HR leaders are highly valued change facilitators. Learn how to:

  • Become a trusted advisor and influencer at the senior leadership level
  • Effectively engage employees in culture change
  • Ensure leaders take ownership and drive the change ongoingly
  • Measure progress and sustain commitment

Yvonne McIntosh - Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Genworth


LIVE INTERVIEW: Getting value from L&D data and metrics


Real-time data can inform your L&D programs to help you to continuously improve your learning strategy. This session will explore the following:

  • How to use real-time data to measure the impact of your L&D programs
  • Taking a deliberate and systematic approach to capability evaluation and metrics
  • How to measure outcomes: employee engagement, team effectiveness, productivity and performance

Mathew PaineDirector of Human Resources, International Convention Centre Sydney

Interviewed by:

Michelle Morrison - Principal & Organisational Psychologist, Lead & Learn

10:30am   Morning tea

CASE STUDY: Gamification in Digital and Blended Learning @ Allens 


A successful workplace gamification program creates challenges and activities that reward positive behaviour and drives results. Unlock employee potential through performance-based learning.

  • Integrating gamification to enhance learning experiences
  • Delivering an engaging and motivating training experience for employees
  • Using gamification technology for remote workers and virtual teams
  • Leveraging instant feedback and live results

Justin Sterns Head of Learning and Development; Head of People Technology and Analytics, Allens

11:40am   PANEL: Securing budget for L&D programs

L&D practitioners need to convince financial decision makers of the commercial value of training programs. Without executive support, L&D programs can’t get off the ground. This panel will address:

  • What is the best way to sell the value of L&D programs to the executive team?
  • How to get functional managers to commit staff time and budget to learning programs
  • Why are some CEOs and CFOs still reluctant to commit time and money to L&D?


Jason BartleLearning & Development Professional, Bartle Professional Services

Chris McLoughlinExecutive Director - People & Culture, Alfred Health

Gavin PilzGroup Manager - Talent & Capability, Coateshire


Ashley SpowartManaging Director, Vanguard Learning 

12:30pm   Networking lunch
1:30pm   CASE STUDY: Driving a continuous learning culture to support your organisation’s business goals 
  • Aligning your L&D initiatives with your organisation’s business goals
  • Using social learning to build a continuous learning culture
  • Understand what drives continuous learning culture at Fletcher Building
  • Strategies implemented in Fletcher Building  to assist employees for future leadership roles

Rita SlogroveLearning & Organisational Development Manager (Australia), Fletcher Building 

2:00pm   PANEL: The great debate – measuring the success of L&D programs

In this interactive debate, our expert panel will discuss the extent to which workplace learning can be quantified and calculated.

  • Can you truly measure the embedding of behavioural change shifts?   
  • Why is calculating L&D ROI so problematic?
  • Which ROI calculations make the most sense to CEOs and CFOs?
  • Common L&D metrics and their pros and cons


Gavin Pilz - Group Manager - Talent & Capability, Coateshire

Rita Slogrove - Learning & Organisational Development Manager (Australia), Fletcher Building

Shane ThomasGroup General Manager - Learning and Development, Crown Melbourne


Evelyn MoolenburghManaging Director, Learning Ventures 

2:40pm   WORKSHOP: LEGO® Serious Play®: Tapping into Creativity in L&D 

LEGO® Serious Play® actively engages business teams to communicate, problem solve and create solutions to the most complex of business problems, all through the power of play.  

The method can be used in a wide range of situations from strategy and planning, to customer experience, communication improvement, teamwork, systems and process improvement, cultural transformation, customer journey mapping and much more. Teams discover an ability to see new ideas they never knew they had, create strategies that future-proof a business, reignite a work-as-one mentality and tap into a "creativity for business" that most adults don't realise they even have.

Lou Jones - Managing Director, ThirstyHawk
and facilitator of the LEGO® Serious Play® method



Conference concludes




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