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Organisers

Debbie Atwell
Phone
+27 (83) 651 1664
Email
debbie@knowres.co.za

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Date

08 - 09 Jun 2022

Time

All Day

Fee

R7,500

Learning and Development Conference 2022

 

The evolving role of learning in workplace transformation

As the world and businesses have gone through massive changes, so have employees.  With what seems to be a never-ending crisis, rapidly shifting business priorities, digital disruption, and shifts to hybrid work, the L&D function has been presented with substantial challenges.  We know that the importance of learning cannot be over emphasised and is critical for the success of the business.  The role of the Learning leader and the learning function as a whole has new meaning.  While this may at times seem daunting, it is an exciting for learning professionals.  With increasing dependence on technology, everything going online as well as millennial generations no longer wanting to be dependent on one organisation for growth – this has a major impact in the way that Learning functions today.  There is an urgent need to relook at the tools and systems that organisations have in place to support the learning and development of their workforce. In addition, there is also a need for mindsets and mentalities to change around what exactly L&D is and looks like. An overhaul is needed to enable employees to not only survive but thrive in the post-pandemic world.  We now know that tech won’t create the learning organisation you are looking for if your leaders at the top are not modelling the behaviour.

According to the recent Gartner 2022 research, building critical skills and competencies is the number 1 priority for leaders.  As with Research by Bersin (2022) and the Future Work 2021 Study, research uncovers that these are the biggest issues facing Leaders today:

  • Upskilling learning and development team members
  • Innovating corporate learning
  • Building a culture of lifelong learning
  • Cleaning up and integrating all L&D technologies and tools.

Building a learning organisation, future-proofing employees, upskilling, reskilling and developing a culture of continuous learning is vital for all businesses to thrive in 2022. As organizations of all sizes continue to work out what #hybridwork looks like, it’s crucial that we in L&D try and figure out what it means for us.

It is clear that we need to radically rethink our approach to reskilling and workforce learning.  Join us at the annual Learning and Development Conference where we will explore and provide real world solutions to some of L&D’s pressing challenges such as building skills at scale, developing diverse and inclusive leaders, delivering training that drives productivity, and leveraging new tech tools enhance learning. Hearing from other leaders will help you navigate a fast-changing landscape and prepare for the future of work by making your people a competitive advantage.

The conference will put a spotlight on how your peers are adapting and planning for the future. Join the conversations! It will be a powerful, packed, two-days of connecting, sharing and exploring how to build sustainable, and relevant learning experiences for a future-fit workforce.


Why Attend? 

  • ADDED Value!  This year we are incorporating the Online and eLearning Conference into the Learning and Development Conference as a second stream– you now get 2 events for the price of ONE!
  • Invest in yourself! Ensure ongoing professional development of yourself and your team
  • Dive into the key issues facing today’s learning leaders in our rapidly changing world.
  • This event will address how Learning and Talent professionals can anticipate and embrace the future of work.
  • Gain insights into the tools and strategies organizations are implementing to predict future skills and upskill and reskill their workforce
  • Case studies and lessons learnt! Learn from other companies and professionals – Discover what other companies have learnt, are experiencing and planning
  • Participate in engaging online discussions focusing on sharing best practice in L&D and talent development.
  • Virtual connections and networking – form new relationships and expand your network through the virtual platform. The online conference platform enables you to engage and connect one-on-one with other attendees and speakers
  • The Virtual exhibition will showcase various company products and solutions offerings. You will be able to engage directly with virtual exhibitors and have “face-to-face” online meetings.

 

Who should attend?

  • Heads of Learning, Leadership and Talent Development
  • Training Managers
  • Learning & Development Managers/Directors eLearning Managers
  • Skills Development Managers
  • Facilitators, Mentors, Corporate Trainers and
  • Coaches
  • Talent Managers
  • Organisational Capacity Managers
  • Education Managers
  • Training and Education Consultants
  • Instructional Designers
  • Chief People Officers (CPOs)/HR Directors/HR
  • Managers
  • Change Managers
  • eLearning consultant

 

Workshops

7 June 2022 | Pre-conference Workshop 1: Neuroscience Based learning Design
9am till 3pm (SAST) | Learn more

10 June 2022 | Post-conference Workshop 2: Enneagram for individual and team-based development
Includes 6 CPD points, ICF certification and Cloverleaf Enneagram certification
Time: 9am till 3pm (SAST) | Learn more

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES (excl. VAT)

Option A: Pre-conference Workshop 1: Neuroscience Based Learning design 7 June
(Normal price R2 850)

Option B: Post-Conference Workshop 2: Enneagram for individual and team-based development 10 June (Normal Price R4 250)

Option C: Two-day Conference only (8 and 9 June) 
(Normal Price R7 500)

Option D: Workshop 1 Neuroscience based learning design 7 June + Conference 8-9 June
(Normal Price R8 850)

Option E: Workshop 2 Enneagram 10 June + Conference 8-9 June
(Normal Price R10 250)

Option F: Workshop 1+2 +Conference 7-10 June
(Normal Price R13 100)

 

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 8 June 2022

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome
09:00 - 09:45
Ericsson Case study | Preparing our company for the skills of the future: How Ericsson is reskilling every business function
Pinar Simsek, Head of Learning and Development: Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
Speakers:
Pinar Simsek
09:45 - 10:30
How to deliver measurable L&D success at speed and scale
Nelson Sivalingam, CEO and Co-Founder, HowNow (USA) + Author of Learning at Speed
Speakers:
Nelson Sivalingam
10:30 - 11:00
Morning break
Breakaways begin
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 11:00 - 11:45
Power skills: teaching people how to lead, work in teams, collaborate, communicate and think strategically
Gloria Evelyn Byamugisha, Group Chief HR Officer, Dangote (Nigeria)
Speakers:
Gloria Evelyn Byamugisha
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 11:00 - 11:45
Training in another dimension – What is the metaverse and how can it be used for L&D
Adi Stephan, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, The Boiler Room
Speakers:
Adi Stephan
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 11:45 - 12:30
Old Mutual: Building and nurturing future-fit leaders across the organisation
Caroline Marwisa, Group Head of Learning, Old Mutual Limited
Speakers:
Caroline Marwisa
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 11:45 - 12:30
Discussion | Learning Technology – how to make the right choice to ensure business and learning impact
Facilitated by Linda van der Loo, Executive Partner: Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting, with:
Speakers:
Linda van der Loo, Lisa Lester, Moshe Phasha, Viva Somhlahlo
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 13:30 - 14:15
The digital frontier in learning and development: How Standard Bank creates agile, future-ready learning for employees
Dr Lucy Voss-Price, Group Head of Learning and Development, Standard Bank Group
Speakers:
Dr Lucy Voss-Price
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 13:00 - 14:15
It’s time to reimagine supplier diversity: Overview of a worldclass supplier development programme
Bernadine Sprighton, CEO, Ceed Learning AND Clive Govender, CEO, Black Umbrellas CGC Consulting
Speakers:
Bernadine Sprighton, Clive Govender
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 14:15 - 15:00
The new talent mobility imperative: Grow your own – strategies to grow internal talent
Germinah Nyikana, Talent Solutions Manager, The Shoprite Group of Companies
Speakers:
Germinah Nyikana
Track 2 (Online and eLearning)14:15 - 15:00
Microlearning and memory: how learning bytes can enhance learner cognition
Dr Nancy Miller, Director of Learning, Rumie (Canada)
Speakers:
Dr Nancy Miller
15:00 - 15:15
Quick leg stretch
15:15 - 16:45
EOH case study | Leadership Development for the New Hybrid Workforce: Our approach and outcomes
Elmarie Cronje, Head of Learning and Development, EOH
Speakers:
Elmarie Cronje
16:45
Wrap up

Day 2 - 9 June 2022

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome back by
Lome Koekemoer, Head of People Development, Yellow Seed Consulting
Speakers:
Lome Koekemoer
09:00 - 09:45
How managers impact learning culture — for better or for worse
Karl Weston, Talent Transformation Director, Degreed (UK)
09:45 - 10:30
Data driving the learning experience at Roche
Detlef Hold, Organisational Psychologist and Head of Digital Learning Experience, Roche (Switzerland)
Speakers:
Detlef Hold
10:30 - 11:00
Morning break
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 11:00 - 11:45
Trending skills for youth development relevancy
Nonhlanhla Ntshalintshali: Career Campus Business Unit Manager, Impactful Specialist Solutions (Formerly Alton Bytes People Solutions) AND Alwyn van der Linde, Impactful Specialist Solutions (Formerly Altron Bytes People Solutions) Facilitated by Linda van der Loo, Executive Partner, Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting
Speakers:
Alwyn van der Linde, Linda van der Loo, Nonhlanhla Ntshalintshali
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 11:00 - 11:45
Case study | Creating personalized, engaging and connected learning experiences in virtual and hybrid environments
Gbemisola Atimomo, Head: People & Organisation Middle Africa, Novo Nordisk (Kenya)
Speakers:
Gbemisola Atimomo
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 11:45 - 12:30
Supporting healthier minds and wellbeing through learning and development in the workplace
Gabriela Webbstock, Global Director: Leadership, People Development and Wellbeing, NTT Ltd AND Ronald Abvajee, CEO, Healthy Living Consulting (2x Winner of Wellness Strategy of the Year, Radio and television health expert with his show on DSTV Shape Your Life)
Speakers:
Gabriela Webbstock, Ronald Abvajee
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 11:45 - 12:30
Sponsored Session | 5 Best-Kept Excel Secrets for Learning Leaders** Sponsored Session** Excel Academy
This session reveal some of the best-kept Excel secrets you can apply immediately, to significantly ramp up your confidence and productivity in Excel and beyond. We'll be focusing on techniques and shortcuts which are especially relevant in your day-to-day Excel work as an HR or L&D Professional. Best of all, you are guaranteed to learn something new, regardless of whether you consider yourself a complete beginner or a seasoned Excel jockey. Excel Academy has become well known for a uniquely fun, interactive and practical style of presenting. Since 2014, the team has helped tens of thousands of people through their training Dan Stillerman, Founder, Excel Academy Avi Levy, COO, Excel Academy
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 13:30 - 14:15
Developing Managers into Coaches: Take home exercises for Learning Leaders
Dvorah Stein, CEO, Coach and Founder, The Hive Consulting
Speakers:
Dvorah Stein
Track 2 (Online and eLearning) 13:30 - 14:15
Collaborative and social learning in the remote workplace: Ensuring that learning is relevant and available when needed
Kira Koopman, Head of Digital Learning (Group Human Capital), Momentum Metropolitan
Speakers:
Kira Koopman
Track 1 (Learning and Development) 14:15 - 15:00
The future of learning: reshaping learning strategies for a post-covid era. How can L & D leaders prepare and equip teams to meet the changing business demands
Anesa Dindar, Head of Learning, Talent & Engagement at McDonald's AND Segomotsi Qomiso, Head: Learning and Development, MiWay AND Suretha Esterhuysen, Head of Learning and Development, Telesure Investment Holdings AND Tanith Mohale, Head: Learning Adoption Architecture, Standard Bank
Speakers:
Anesa Dindar, Segomotsi Qomiso, Suretha Esterhuysen, Tanith Mohale
15:00 - 15:45
The CLICS of Effective Learning: Using Behavioral Science for Better Analysis
Jon Thompson, Director: Learning Experience and Innovation, Coca-Cola Company (USA)
Speakers:
Jon Thompson
15:45
Wrap up and close of conference
Pinar Simsek
Pinar Simsek
Head of Learning and Development: Middle East and Africa, Ericsson
Pinar Simsek heads up Learning for Ericsson for the Middle East and Africa region. She has more than 22 years of experience in HR. She has global experience in that she has lived and worked in 4 different regions and travelled to 65 countries. She has experienced working in multi-national environments in Banking, Telco, Consulting, Energy, FMCG, start-up. Prior to joining Ericsson she was the head of learning at Vodafone as well as HSBC. She is a certified CTI coach, with qualifications from numerous university’s such as Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), HR Certification from the University of Mamara in Istanbul, Turkey as well as an Economics degree from Cukurova University in Turkey.
Nelson Sivalingam
Nelson Sivalingam
CEO and Co-Founder, HowNow (USA)
Nelson Sivalingam is the CEO and co-founder of HowNow, cited by Forbes as an edtech company to watch out for. With clients including global companies like Mercer, Telefonica, Investec and Deloitte. Based in London, UK, he is a Performance and Development Strategist, a frequent conference speaker, industry writer and has also been named by KPMG as one of the top Asian Stars in Tech. Nelson is also the Author of the new book Learning at Speed to be released in June 2022, published by Kogan Page
Gloria Evelyn Byamugisha
Group Chief HR Officer, Dangote
Gloria Evelyn Byamugisha is a very passionate Human Resources professional, with a demonstrated wealth of experience in championing thought leadership, organisational change, productivity enhancement, capability building, talent Management, and implementing mergers & acquisitions. She attracts talent, nurtures innovators and manages specialists. Her wealth of experience spans over 20 years of working in the Public, Telecoms, Banking and Manufacturing sectors. She consistently seeks to contribute to the development and growth of African Leadership by attracting and nurturing the best talent amidst an ever-changing dynamic global business environment. Gloria is currently the Group Chief HR Officer for Dangote Cement Plc (Lagos, Nigeria), overseeing Dangote Cement Group’s Human Capital with a total staff base of 30,000 across 11 African countries. She previously worked as Group HR Director, Equity Group Holdings (Kenya), where she managed Human Capital requirements for the Equity Group (Financial Services, Equity Foundation and Insurance), with a total staff base of 9,000 across 6 Countries. She had prior served as Regional HR Head, Ecobank (Nigeria and EAC). Gloria was also previously HR Director, Airtel Headquarters (Kenya and Ugancda). She was also key to the restructuring that saw the first outsourcing in Sub-Saharan Africa to Nokia Siemens and IBM. She also managed 2 major brand changes; Celtel to Zain, and Zain to Airtel. Gloria holds a Master of Sciences HR Management.
Adi Stephan
Adi Stephan
Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, The Boiler Room
Prior to joining The Boiler Room as the Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, Adi was the Head of Learning HP at IQ Business. He was also previously employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory as an associate director on the people and organization team. He also had numerous years of experience in Human Capital Management at IBM and Managing Training/L & D at Siemens. He has a bachelors in Technology as well as an honours degree in HR from UNISA.
Caroline Marwisa
Caroline Marwisa
Group Head of Learning, Old Mutual Limited (Author of Master Your Finances: The art of building wealth)
Caroline is a well-rounded financial services professional. She specialises as a Leadership Development and Learning Specialist, Chartered Accountant, Author, Speaker and Facilitator on Personal Finance. Caroline has the ability to relate with her audience because she knows that each person matters. Caroline has over 16 years’ financial services work experience with the top financial institutions (Standard Bank and Barclays) in South Africa. Further, her exposure includes Standard Bank London, Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, Stanlib Ltd, Absa Ltd and Absa Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance. She has worked in banking, asset management, investments, insurance and wealth management as a professional in finance, auditing, leadership and learning and operations. Caroline has served as a key individual, trustee and principal officer of retirement funds for over 5 years. It is her passion to inspire others to find their purpose and lead lives of significance without being limited by the availability of financial resources.
Linda van der Loo
Linda van der Loo
Executive Partner: Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting
Linda is a well-respected seasoned learning executive and thought leader with over 20 years’ experience in the learning, eLearning and digital technology space in SA and Africa. Throughout her career, Linda has been a natural learning innovator in the digital learning space constantly challenging the traditional learning thinking and way of doing. After 5 years Linda recently left her role as the Group Head of Learning for Standard Bank, a role which also included learning technology, solutions, assurance and innovation portfolios. Linda has made a conscious decision to take some much-needed time out from the corporate world and have a career break to invest more time in herself and her future skills.
Lisa Lester
Lisa Lester
Global Learning Experience Solutions Lead, BCG London
Originally from South Africa, now based in London, Lisa is the Global Learning Experience Lead for Boston Consulting Group London where she works closely with vendor, Agile learning technology teams, and internal L&D stakeholders to drive improvements to the LXP, enabling the delivery of BCG cohort and skills-based learning journeys. She is passionate about helping employees fulfil their potential through innovative learning technologies in an ever-changing world of skills. With more than 18 years of experience within learning and consulting, Lisa has worked at companies like Standard Bank, TransUnion, IQ Business to name a few.
Moshe Phasha
Moshe Phasha
Senior Learning Development Consultant, MTN Group
With more than 13 years of learning experience within Learning and Development, Moshe is a senior consultant with the MTN Group, where he has worked since 2019. He started out as a software programmer and passionately grew into the Multimedia world in 2008. 2011 marked is entry into the L&D sphere where he transformed from a multimedia developer into an eLearning Developer. He has worked in several organizations big and small including the 4 major banks of South Africa. This exposed him to different methods organisations use to upskill/reskill their employees as well as the various rapid development tools and LMS’s used. In 2015 Moshe self-developed his Instructional Design skillset to become an all-rounded Learning and Development consultant. 2019 saw Moshe focus more on analytic skills to inspire data-driven decision making within MTN as it shifts from a Telco to a Techo. His passions include future technologies, artificial intelligence and chess.
Viva Somhlahlo
Viva Somhlahlo
Group Digital Learning Manager, Nedbank
Viva Somhlahlo is the Group Digital Learning Manager at Nedbank. She has spent the past 6 years curiously exploring the boundaries of technology as an enabler for accelerating growth and human potential. At Nedbank she has co-created and implemented a digital learning platform and ecosystem that enables anytime, anywhere and on any device for over 26 000 staff across the African continent. Prior to Nedbank she was at IBM as Learning Partner Manager for Middle East and Africa.
Dr Lucy Voss-Price
Dr Lucy Voss-Price
Group Head of Learning and Development, Standard Bank Group
Dr Lucy Voss-Price is Group Head of Learning at Standard Bank where she leads 190 learning professionals to help 46,000 employees reach clients in 20 African countries. Before joining the bank in January 2020, she was Head of the Central Bank Academy at the South African Reserve Bank. Much of her career has been at business schools, having been Director of Custom Programmes at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Deputy CEO at Regenesys Management, and Head of Faculty and Curriculum Design at the Graduate Institute of Management and Technology (GIMT). Lucy’s career started in non-profit and human rights organisations from where she moved on to teach at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and Griffith University in Australia. She also worked as a learning and development consultant with a range of organisations including Siemens, Dimension Data, Sybase, South African Airways and Samancor Mining. Lucy has a PhD from Griffith University in Australia and a particular interest in the role of play in learning
Bernadine Sprighton
CEO, Ceed Learning
Bernadine co-founded Ceed Learning with Connemara in 2013 and now guides the company’s strategic direction and supports clients to develop their digital learning strategies. She has spent the past 25 years working with learning innovators, both locally and internationally, helping them leverage technology and best practice learning design to create value for their organisation. Her purpose is to make skills development effortless. Prior to starting Ceed Learning, Bernadine worked in corporate for companies like Deloitte, SAP (Germany), RMB, Dimension Data
Clive Govender
Clive Govender
CEO, Black Umbrellas CGC Consulting
Clive is a seasoned Procurement and Supply chain executive having more than 19 years experience in international procurement and supply chain. Clive is currently CEO of CGC Consulting services, a boutique Procurement and Supply chain consulting firm assisting companies in transforming their procurement and supply chain function to deliver bottom line benefits and in doing so transforming them to world- class status. As the, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for Anglo American Platinum, he has lead one of the largest Procurement and supply chain transformation projects in the metals and mining sector. He was a senior member of the Global Leadership team responsible for a spend of 12BUSD and moving Anglo American from a decentralised structure to a centred- led structure delivering over a 1BUSD in bottom line benefits over a 3-year period.
Germinah Nyikana
Germinah Nyikana
Head of Learning and Development: Retail Studies, Shoprite
Germinah has more than 20 years’ experience in human resource management working for JSE listed companies. She has held senior management positions with extensive experience in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Employee Wellness, Employment Equity, Transformation and BBBEE, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Selection, HR Policy Development and Change Management. Prior to joining Shoprite in 2020, she headed up L & D for Homechoice Holdings, and the Clicks Group. Germinah has a BA Honours (Information Science) and a BA Humanities degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA) as well as a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from the University of Stellenbosch. In 2010, Germinah participated in the International Leadership Development Programme at the Penn-State University in the USA.
Dr Nancy Miller
Dr Nancy Miller
Director of Learning, Rumie (Canada)
As the Director of Learning at Rumie, Nancy leads the content creation team to scale to meet organizational goals and to develop content strategy that attracts learners and stakeholders and drives brand awareness. Leading human-centred research into the needs of the modern learners, Nancy also directs and advances an existing volunteer base and coordinates with designers to produce professional-grade assets. Nancy has nearly two decades of experience in global education and a diverse background in marketing and communications. Previous to joining Rumie, she helped to bridge education technology ventures to the education sector through market research, content strategy, and human-centred design. Nancy holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, an MA and BA in literature, a diploma in contemporary dance studies, and a post-graduate certificate in education.
Elmarie Cronje
Elmarie Cronje
Head of Learning and Development, EOH
Elmarie is an experienced People Development executive with over 20 years of experience in this sector. Elmarie is part of the core team that develop, manage, and execute the transformation, diversity, and people development plans to meet current and future organisational needs in line with Group's strategic objectives and policies, the National Skills Development agenda, and the Group Transformation agenda. Digitisation of Learning and Development is a fundamental and strategic focus for our employee development. As head of the EOH Learning and Development division, her purposes is to be a servant and practical leader, develop new learning and development strategies, digitisation and ensure knowledge accessible to all. These goals will lead to futuristic learning practices, change management in transformation practices, and enable streamlined, integrated systematic training processes. I know that learning is a differentiator in the sustainable future of our nation, and programs for unemployed youth, women and people living with a disability are close to her heart. She received the 2018 Council Award at the Da Vinci Institute for her research contribution in Skills Development Practices. She is also involved in the Skills Development Association of South Africa and participated in speaking engagements that include Human Resource Workforce planning at the Workforce Planning & People Analytic Conference. She has written articles for the TFM (Transformation Magazine) regarding unlocking Skills Development processes and practices in organisations.
Lome Koekemoer
Lome Koekemoer
Head of People Development, Yellow Seed
Lome is a registered Psychologist and specializes in the areas of Organisational Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Career Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Stress Management and Coaching. She has a vast amount of experience in working with multinational corporate organisations, smaller companies, teams and individuals. She is also a trained clinical Imago therapist. Lome is especially passionate about the latest technological innovations in the field of psychology, team development, neuroscience, entrepreneurship and relational leadership.
Detlef Hold
Detlef Hold
Organisational Psychologist and Head of Digital Learning Experience, Roche (Switzerland)
Detlef currently drives Digital & Immersive Learning for Roche after a 5 year-stay in Silicon Valley where he led a global People Capabilities & OD strategy, and the Knowledge Management & Learning strategy in a large-scale multi-year transformation program with a focus on upskilling, community- social- and workflow integrated learning. Previously, he led and executed people strategies in global Learning and Organisational Development, Leadership, Talent Development and Team Excellence. Prior to joining Roche in 2004, he was Deputy Head of Corporate Learning in a business psychology consultancy. Detlef holds a Masters in Social and Organisational Psychology, Post Grade certificates in OD/ Whole Scale Change/Facilitation, Executive Coaching/Global Leadership Development and in Agile/Innovation/ Entrepreneurship/Design Thinking from Trigon, Roffey Park, Scrum Alliance, Stanford & Columbia Business School. He is the winner of several International Learning and Innovation Awards, a Judge for Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer Awards as well as a Steering Committee Member of Corporate Learning Network. Detlef has 25 years of experience in Corporate Organisational Learning and is part of the faculty in Higher Ed in Switzerland, Ecuador (PUCE) and the US (Stanford). As an avid swimmer, during his time at Genentech, he established the SwimAcrossAmerica Genentech Swim team, a fundraising community engagement for children who suffer from cancer after having founded a soccer school for working children in South America.
Alwyn van der Linde
Alwyn van der Linde
Impactful Specialist Solutions (Formerly Altron Bytes People Solutions)
Alwyn has more than 25 years’ experience, in the skills development industry, with specific expertise in Outsourcing Youth Development Solutions aligned to the Learning Programme Matrix e.g., Learnerships, Internships, Skills Programmes, Learner Administration and Delivery Solutions, Youth employment projects, B-BBEE aligned solution, career consulting as well as digital and other youth development solutions. He has broad HR experience within the Petro Chemical, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Services, Manufacturing, Mining, Education, Construction, Engineering, Freight Forwarding, Retail and Transportation industries. Alwyn has a master’s degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of the North West.
Nonhlanhla Ntshalintshali
Nonhlanhla Ntshalintshali
Career Campus Business Unit Manager, Impactful Specialist Solutions (Formerly Altron Bytes People Solutions)
Nonhlanhla has 19 years’ experience in the Skills Development industry spanning primarily in Quality Assurance, SETA Accreditation, as well as aligning Skills Development Strategies. Nonhlanhla has gained this experience at Services SETA where she spent 5 years as the ETQA: Accreditation Manager. And in the last 13 years has gained massive consulting experience as an Independent Business Consultant. Her profile of clients includes Netcare, Oracle, University of Cape Town, North-West University, QCTO, Macsteel, New GX Advisory Service, Eskom, to name a few. She is currently in the employ of Impactful Specialist Solutions as the Business Unit Manager driving upskilling and reskilling of professionals and unemployed youth. She holds a Human Resource Development Hons Degree and is a qualified and registered Assessor and Moderator.
Gbemisola Atimomo
Gbemisola Atimomo
Head of People and Organisation, Novo Nordisk Kenya
Gbemisola is an experienced HR leader who is responsible for the People and Organization agenda in Middle Africa – 49 Countries divided into 4 distinct regions, Nigeria, West Central Africa (French West Africa & Ghana), Eastern and Southern Africa. She has been with Novo Nordisk for 6 years. Prior to that she was HR Business Partner for Diageo. She has an MBA from Eaton Business School and several other qualifications through Harvard and Cranfield University.
Gabriela Webbstock
Gabriela Webbstock
Global Director: Leadership, People Development and Wellbeing, NTT Ltd
Gabriela (Gabi) is an accomplished talent development professional with special interests in organizational design, project management and people strategy. She is the Global Director for Leadership, People development and Wellbeing at NTT where she is responsible for Global employee wellbeing, career growth and succession planning. She is particularly passionate about empowering others, mental health and contributing toward a sustainable environment and economy. Prior to joining NTT, Gabriela worked for organisations such as Dimension Data and Investec. Gabi has numerous qualifications including an Honours degree in Clinical Psychology from UNISA, Executive development though IE Business School, Digital Marketing from Vega and Post Graduate studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Ronald Abvajee
Ronald Abvajee
CEO, Healthy Living Consulting (2x Winner of Wellness Strategy of the Year, Radio and television health expert with his show on DSTV Shape Your Life)
As a leading entrepreneur in the corporate engagement and wellness industry, Ronald Abvajee inspires enthusiasm and confidence, with a string of impressive achievements and accolades to his credit. He is the founder and owner of Healthy Living Consulting (HLC) – an established business driving engagement in the workplace through wellbeing, team alignment, technology and media. His company’s extensive portfolio of products, services, forums and online platforms includes MyHealth360 http://www.myhealth360.co.za providing quality healthcare related content and programming in the South African healthcare and wellness economy. As a radio and television health expert he has inspired audiences on his own show called SHAPE YOUR LIFE, broadcast on DSTV. He also has a regular radio slot on numerous national and international radio stations. Ronald is currently the driving force behind one of Africa's largest digital health engagement platforms called MyHealth360 and MyWell360 - and syndicates digital content from South Africa to the world, giving access to health and wellbeing providers on a data free enabled platform.
Dvorah Stein
Dvorah Stein
Dvorah Stein, CEO, Executive & Leadership Coach (PCC) and Facilitator, The Hive
Dvorah Stein is a People and Culture Strategist and Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is ignited by awakening the hidden power of leaders, teams, and organisations. She is the founder of The Hive and a faculty member of Integral+ Africa’s, Coaching Centre and the Eliot Osrin Leadership Institute. She is also an ICF member and certified Five Lens Enneagram Practitioner. She has a background in Industrial Psychology and 18 years’ experience in the field of leadership, coaching, people development, Human Resources and Learning and Development. She worked with a large international retailer equipping her with extensive corporate experience. Her roles spanned Regional HR Business Partner, to Talent Manager, Head of Coaching and Learning and Development Facilitation Manager at the Cape Union Mart Group where she led a team nationally. At Cape Union Mart, she was voted onto the Senior Leadership Group for two consecutive years and had the honour of facilitating at the groups Senior Leadership Conferences. Dvorah finds meaning in supporting people to engage whole-heartedly, transform obstacles and find fulfilment.
Kira Koopman
Kira Koopman
Founder of Elevate Learning and Head of Digital Learning, Momentum Metropolitan
Kira Koopman is the head of digital learning for Momentum Metropolitan. She is also the founder of Elevate Learning (A learning experience design consultancy). She is deeply passionate about learning and understanding how to instil a learning culture into organisations. As such, she is motivated by the way technology can be utilised to create effective, personalised learning experiences, increasing the potential for accountability, performance, and intrinsically-motivated performance. She has more than ten years’ experience in people management, organisational training and development, and learning design. Before joining Momentum last year, Kira worked Kira worked at Allan Gray Orbis Foundation as a curriculum and learning design specialist and at Red and Yellow School where she was the head of online delivery. She has an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
Anesa Dindar
Anesa Dindar
Head of Learning, Talent & Engagement, McDonalds SA
Anesa heads up Learning, Talent and Engagement for McDonalds SA. She has more than 15 years’ experience in Human Resources. Prior to McDonalds, she was the Head of HR at Wesbank, and an HR Business Partner for Nedbank and Absa. Her experience is complimented by a BCom honours degree from UNISA as well as an International Executive Development Programme from Wits Business School
Segomotsi Qomiso
Segomotsi Qomiso
Head: Learning and Development, MiWay
With nearly 20 years in the financial services sector, and a decade in the learning and development arena, it is no surprise that Segomotsi’s passion is in leveraging both her skills and experience in fostering best of breed, wherever her path leads her. At present, she serves as Head of Learning & Development at MiWay, where she is not only involved in designing courses which meet specific skills and competency needs, but she also enjoys facilitating training sessions. An advocate for mentorship and coaching, Segomotsi believes that skills development programmes are able to advance corporate transformation targets, much-needed in the current socio-economic climate of the country. To her credit, she lists Momentum Multiply, FNB Digital Banking, Telesure Group, African Bank, Nedbank Business Banking and Capitec among the big brands to whom she has loan her skill in developing and growing talent within the sector.
Suretha Esterhuysen
Suretha Esterhuysen
Head of Learning and Development, Telesure Investment Holdings
Suretha is an experienced and passionate Learning and Development manager with vast experience in the Learning and Development field. She joined Telesure in 2021 as the Learning and Development Manager. Prior to Telesure, Suretha worked for Momentum Metropolitan for 10 years where she spent time as the head of learning for various units. She also worked for the FirstRand Group for 8 years where she looked after the Learning and Development functions in the Online Banking environment. She has master degree from the University of Johannesburg.
Tanith Mohale
Tanith Mohale
Learning Adoption Architecture, Standard Bank
Tanith has repositioned Learning & Development many times, and specialises in designing Digital Learning Ecosystems that enable people to adopt and adapt to a continuous and ever-changing skill-set requirement for sustainable business performance. In her role, she is responsible for positioning Standard Bank as a learning organisation by promoting a culture of continuous development aligned with the employee experience proposition and transforming how learning is perceived. Her responsibilities include creating, marketing and promoting a learning proposition that leverages integrated internal and external learning platforms to provide continuous and consistent learning experiences across the organisation. Prior to joining Standard Bank in 2019, Tanith worked in L &D for a wide range of industries and companies including Sasol, Anglo American, SABMiller to name but a few.
Jon Thompson
Jon Thompson
Director: Learning Experience and Innovation, Coca-Cola Company (USA)
Jon is the Director: Learning Experience and Innovation, The CocaCola Company (USA). He has more than 25 years in talent development as an instructional designer, project manager, learning consultant, and learning leader. He is currently the Director for Learning experiences and Innovation for The CocaCola Company in the US. He has worked both in industry and consulting with organizations including IBM, SunTrust, Deloitte, Leadercast, the Neuroleadership Institute, EY, and Coca-Cola. Jon helps clients focus on the design and development of effective learning strategy, architecture, technologies, and behavior-change solutions. Jon has served on the board of directors of the ATD Atlanta chapter for more than two years. He is the co-author of the book entitled Learning That CLICS: Using Behavioral Science for Effective Learning Design.

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