On 15 & 16 October at the NEC, Birmingham, the World of Learning Conference 2019 will enable Learning & Development (L&D) professionals to learn from industry leaders and to network with peers.
The carefully procured conference programme will provide real-world insights from organisations including Next, Santander UK, Hilti, Scottish Social Services Council, and Wales and West Housing.
Acknowledging the current economic and social climate, a core theme of the event is that of change, its impact on the workplace and how L&D can deliver positive business outcomes in a constantly evolving environment.
Opening the conference is keynote speaker Tom Cheesewright, an Applied Futurist, who will immediately address the matter of change in his presentation, ‘L&D 2030 – surviving a high frequency change environment.’
In her keynote presentation, Alexandra Bode-Tunji, HR Director at Bucks New University will present a case study of an award-winning transformation programme from TfL.
On day two of the conference Emma Parry, Professor of Human Resource Management at Cranfield School of Management, will examine the impact of new technologies on the world of work and how L&D will need to adapt.
Specifically looking at the impact of change on those in leadership roles will be Guy Bloom, Founder and Director of Living Brave Leadership, when he presents, ‘How to support leadership teams in uncertain change environments.’
Other critical L&D topics under the spotlight will include the leader’s role in workplace well being and mental health, personalised learning, data analytics, learner engagement, and skills for today’s learning leaders.
A popular feature of the conference is the interactive panel session
This year’s lively discussion will be among Andy Lancaster, Dr Ina Weinbauer-Heidel and Anne-Marie Hearne, who will join Paul Matthews, founder and CEO of People Alchemy, to debate ‘Evaluation – the holy grail or an unnecessary distraction for the L&D professional?’
Paul comments, “Weighing a pig every day does not make it grow any faster; but using your measurements to evaluate your pig’s feeding regime, and then changing it, will lead to faster growth. Measuring is not the same as evaluating; it is an input for evaluation, and evaluation is critical for guiding improvement. Notice that we are weighing the pig, not timing how long it spent eating. How does that relate to L&D? Let’s talk farming!”
Delegates can select which sessions they would like to attend; three delegate packages are available, and Platinum and Two-day delegates have a choice of gifts including Apple AirPods, Amazon Echo Plus, Sennheiser Headphones or Amazon Echo Dot. The Platinum package also includes a free evening networking event.
All conference delegates get free access to the Clear Lessons video library from the time of booking, right up to the conference.
Delegates are encouraged to book by 5 July to take advantage of up to 40% off the standard booking rate*.
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