2017's conference programme is now ready. Take a look at the exciting line-up which includes;

  • 8 Masterclasses - to hear the latest from high-profile L&D authors and thought-leaders
  • 8 Case Studies - to hear how other organisations are responding to the same same challenges you face
  • 8 'How to' Sessions - new to 2017 - to develop the latest skills you need to succeed in your role
  • 4 'Interactive' Sessions - new for 2017 - to learn collaboratively with and from your peers
  • 2 Workshops - to delve deeper into key issues and L&D strategies
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

09:30-10:45

[A1] Innovating and Upskilling the Learning Organisation

Speaker: David Willett, Director of Propositions, The Open University
Speaker: Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Masterclass

[A2] Moving from Appraisals to Coaching and Continuous Feedback

Speaker: Chris Britton, L&D Manager (Head Office and Distribution Office), River Island
Speaker: Francine Larkin, L&D Manager (Retail and International), River Island
Speaker: Heather Davidson, European Regional Learning Manager, GE
Subject: Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership Development and Coaching
Format: Case study

[A3] How to Run Successful Webinars to Add Value to Your Organisation

Speaker: Michelle Parry-Slater, Learning & Development Director, Kairos Modern Learning
Speaker: Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: How To Session

09:30-12:30

[W1] Delivering Content to Create an Effective Brain-Friendly Learning Approach

Speaker: Itiel Dror, Senior Cognitive Neuroscientist Researcher, University College London & Cognitive Consultants International (CCI-HQ)
Subject: Science of Learning Science of Learning
Format: Workshop

11:15-12:30

[B1] The Psychology of Coaching

Speaker: Jeremy Snape, Ex-England Cricketer & Founder, Sporting Edge
Subject: Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership Development and Coaching
Format: Masterclass

[B2] Using Technology to Support Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Raquel Rubio, Global Leadership Development Director, Intercontinental Hotel Group
Speaker: Tiffany Poeppelman, Senior Sales Performance Consultant, LinkedIn
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: Case study

[B3] How to Enable Networked and Reciprocal Learning at Work

Speaker: Professor Cliff Oswick, Chair in Organisation Theory, City University London
Speaker: Dr Santi Furnari, Senior lecturer in Strategy, City University London
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: How To Session

13:45-15:00

[C1] Learning and the Future of the Professions

Speaker: Daniel Susskind, Author of 'The Future of the Professions'
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: Masterclass

[C2] Developing High-Value Apprenticeship Schemes to Build your Talent Pipeline

Speaker: Nick McGlashan, UK Apprenticeship Programme Manager, Tesco Stores Ltd
Speaker: Peter Anderson, Managing Partner, Troup Bywaters + Anders
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Case study

[C3] How to Design the Physical Environment to Encourage Learning and Collaboration

Speaker: Colette Wall, Consultant, Learning Space Creations
Subject: Science of Learning Science of Learning
Format: How To Session

[C4] Practical OD - building change capabilities

Speaker: Linda Holbeche, Co-Director, Holbeche Partnership
Subject: Organisation Development Organisation Development
Format: Interactive Session

15:30-16:45

[D1] Creating Agile Workforces to Thrive in Uncertainty

Speaker: Liz Mellon, Author of 'Inside the Leader's Mind' and 'The Strategy of Execution'
Subject: Organisation Development Organisation Development
Format: Masterclass

[D2] Embedding a Culture of Learning to Increase Performance and Productivity

Speaker: Emily O'Mahony, Head of Learning and Development, Securitas Security Services
Speaker: Anna Nesbit, Human Resources Business Partner, Farne Salmon & Trout
Speaker: Ros Hall, Training Manager, Farne Salmon & Trout
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Case study

[D3] How to Create the Conditions for Continuous Learning Beyond the Classroom

Speaker: Robin Hoyle, Senior Consultant, LearnWorks
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: How To Session

[D4] Unlocking Your Potential to Drive a Learning Organisation

Speaker: Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD
Speaker: Laura Overton, CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Interactive Session

Thursday 11 May 2017

09:30-10:45

[E1] Decision-Making under Pressure

Speaker: Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research, UCL
Subject: Science of Learning Science of Learning
Format: Masterclass

[E2] Aligning Learning to the Needs of Your Organisation

Speaker: Alan Duffell, Director of Workforce , Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Speaker: Joanne Mackie, Customer and People Director, AS Watson Health and Beauty UK
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Case study

[E3] How to Produce Impactful Videos and Learning Content

Speaker: Mark Davies, Director, See Learning Films
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: How To Session

09:30-12:30

[W2] Developing Talent within your Learning Strategy

Speaker: David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD
Speaker: Andrew Larkin, Principal Consultant, Leadership Learning Team
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Workshop

11:15-12:30

[F1] Making Learning Analytics Work

Speaker: Jack J Phillips, Chairman, ROI Institute
Speaker: Darren Gleave, Learning & Development Specialist, EDF Energy
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Masterclass

[F2] Transitioning from Face to Face to Digital Learning

Speaker: Andy Hurren, Head of Learning, RWE npower
Speaker: Brian Murphy, Head of Learning EMEA, Citi Group
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: Case study

[F3] How to Develop Self-Awareness for Better Leadership

Speaker: Susan Khan, Faculty Member, School of Life
Subject: Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership Development and Coaching
Format: How To Session

13:45-15:00

[G1] Building Trust in Leadership

Speaker: Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey, Dean and Professor, School of Management, University of Bath
Subject: Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership Development and Coaching
Format: Masterclass

[G2] Designing a Future-Fit L&D Strategy to Support Long-Term Growth

Speaker: Sarah Lindsell, Director of Global & UK Learning Technology & Transformation, PwC
Speaker: Amanda Price, Associate Director - Education, Training and Development, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Case study

[G3] How to Design Brain-Friendly Learning within your own Organisation

Speaker: Jan Hills, Partner, Head, Heart + Brain
Subject: Science of Learning Science of Learning
Format: How To Session

[G4] Successfully Introducing Microlearning within your Organisation

Speaker: Clive Shepherd, Founding Director, The More than Blended Learning Company
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: Interactive Session

15:30-16:45

[H1] Reorganisation - Getting it Right

Speaker: Stephen Heidari-Robinson, Author of 'Reorg - how to get it right'
Subject: Organisation Development Organisation Development
Format: Masterclass

[H2] Upskilling your Line Managers to have Effective Coaching Conversations

Speaker: Sandra Nixon, UK Learning & Development Manager, QVC
Speaker: Rhonda Howarth, Head of L&D, Nestle
Subject: Leadership Development and Coaching Leadership Development and Coaching
Format: Case study

[H3] How to Gamify Your Learning to Make it More Impactful

Speaker: Emma Barrow, Senior Learning Solutions Manager, Yorkshire Building Society
Subject: Digital & Social Learning Digital & Social Learning
Format: How To Session

[H4] Developing a Powerful L&D Brand

Speaker: Sue Beavil, Head of People Development, BDO UK LLP
Subject: Learning and Talent Development Learning and Talent Development
Format: Interactive Session

When and where?

When: 10-11 May 2017

Where: Olympia London