Schedule

10:30 am
11:00 am

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 Jones

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

Victoria Kossoff

Director and Co-Founder, The Learning Factor

Claire Morrissey

Learning & Development Officer, Aussie Broadband

Christine Tiyur

Head of Leadership, Learning & Development, Wesfarmers Limited

Lauren Trethowan

Head of Organisational Development, MYOB

12:00 pm

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 Cooper

Senior Manager - Learning and Development, Carlton & United Breweries

2:00 pm

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

2:40 pm

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 Barakat

Director - Learning & Development Delivery (APAC), Stryker

3:20 pm
3:50 pm

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 Reynolds

Head of Talent & Learning, Danone

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chairperson

Michelle Morrison

Principal & Organisational Psychologist, Lead & Learn

9:00 am

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 & Organisational Development, Genworth

9:50 am

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
Michelle Morrison

Principal & Organisational Psychologist, Lead & Learn

Mathew Paine

Director of Human Resources, International Convention Centre Sydney

10:30 am
11:00 am

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

11:40 am

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 Bartle

Learning & Development Professional, Bartle Professional Services

Chris McLoughlin

Executive Director - People & Culture, Alfred Health

Gavin Pilz

Group Manager - Talent & Capability, Coateshire

Ashley Spowart

Managing Director, Vanguard Learning

12:30 pm
1:30 pm

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 Slogrove

Learning & Organisational Development Manager (Australia), Fletcher Building

2:00 pm

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
Evelyn Moolenburgh

Managing Director, Learning Ventures

Gavin Pilz

Group Manager - Talent & Capability, Coateshire

Rita Slogrove

Learning & Organisational Development Manager (Australia), Fletcher Building

Shane Thomas

Group General Manager - Learning and Development, Crown Melbourne

2:40 pm

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, Thirsty Hawk

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