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Debbie Atwell
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Next Event


05 - 06 Jun 2024


All Day


Thriving in Complexity: Strategies for Supporting Employee Development

In-Person | Venue: Johannesburg


Pre-conference Workshop: 4 June 2024

Two-day Conference: 5 and 6 June 2024

In an era characterised by unprecedented global shifts, the Learning and Development (L&D) function confronts escalating challenges within dynamic landscapes. The 2023 Learning and Development Conference unveiled transformative opportunities emerging amid uncertainties, establishing a foundation for the evolution of the L&D role.

As we step into the 2024 Learning and Development Conference, we will advance beyond merely linking employees to learning opportunities. Progressive L&D functions are now pioneering in empowering individuals to thrive and develop. The pervasive impact of digitisation and automation has underscored the imperative for a skills-based approach to organisational and individual development. Recognising this, thriving companies underscore the vital role of supporting employee development in retaining top talent and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Gartner’s 2024 report accentuates the top three strategic priorities for Learning and Development leaders as: Leader and manager development; L&D design and delivery; and skills and growth needs identification. These priorities are driven by an evolving employee-employer relationship, skills shortages, transformative technology, and the pursuit of efficiency.

Join us at the annual Learning and Development Conference, where we will:

  • Explore real-world solutions to pressing L&D challenges, shedding light on how your peers are adapting and planning for the future.
  • Participate in a powerful, two-day exchange of ideas, sharing insights and exploring the construction of sustainable and relevant learning experiences, tailored to the needs of a rapidly evolving workforce.
  • Engage in the dialogues that will shape the future of Learning and Development.


“Precious insights gained at the impactful L&D Conference; the team embarked on a remarkable learning journey over the last two days.” – Palesa Galane, Capability Specialist, PepsiCo.

“Heartfelt thanks for an enlightening two days! The meticulously curated agenda and the distinguished speakers were commendable. It was delightful to network with the broader L&D community.” – Shanel Munger, Manager – Learning and Development Consulting Services, SARB Academy


  • Hear from leading local and international speakers and companies – the conference will feature a plethora of sessions with over 30 speakers across two days.
  • Expand your professional network in person! Forge connections and exchange knowledge with other senior L&D leaders from across Africa.
  • Focus on your personal development – this event represents a concentrated, efficient opportunity to convene with peers and explore what is new in the industry. Dedicate two days to forward-thinking engagement with your L&D objectives.
  • Engage in a blend of presentations, discussions, and round-table conversations. You will have ample opportunity to be involved, share your perspectives, and ask your questions.
  • Learn from case studies and shared experiences! Discover what other organisations have learned and are planning. Draw inspiration from fellow professionals and industry leaders worldwide in knowledge creation and exchange.
  • Discover new products and services within our intimate exhibition space, intentionally designed to encourage networking and meaningful conversations. This will not be an overwhelming trade show focused on sales pitches. Instead, engage with hand-picked exhibitors ready to provide solutions that enhance the productivity of you and your organisation.
  • Participate in hands-on, skill-enhancement workshops that offer practical tools for immediate implementation. Our sessions are designed to be interactive, ensuring personalised attention and effective learning (Limited seating available).


Senior leaders responsible for learning and talent development strategies, such as:

  • Heads of Learning, Leadership, and Talent Development
  • Training Managers and Directors
  • Heads of Leadership Development
  • L&D 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
  • Corporate University Managers
  • eLearning Consultants



Celebrating excellence, creativity, leadership, and demonstrable impact on the wider organisation.

Submit your entries by 5 July 2024.
For further details, please contact

The winner will be announced at the L&D Conference in Cape Town on 23 October 2024.


LINDA VAN DER LOO, Chief Learning Architect, Blue Pebble Consulting


Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Learning and Development (L&D) Half-Day Workshop
4 June 2024 (09:00 to 13:00)
Learn more >>

Thriving in Today’s World: Self-Discovery, Emotional Mastery & Resilience
4 June 2024 | 9:00 – 16:00
Learn more >>

Registration Fees:

Registration fees exclude VAT.
Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a copy of the speaker slides.

Early Bird Special: Register and pay by 15 March 2024 to qualify for a 15% discount.

KR Learning and Development Community Members: Enjoy an exclusive 20% discount

OptionsDate/sIncludedFull priceEarly BirdKR L&D Community Member
Option 15–6  JuneTwo-day conference onlyR11 500R9 775
R1 725)
R9 200
(SAVE R2 300)
Option 24–6 JuneTwo-day conference and Workshop 1 (AI in L&D)R14 000
R1 000)
R11 900

R2 100)

R11 200
(SAVE R2 800)
Option 34–6 JuneTwo-day conference and Workshop 2 (Thriving in Today’s World)R15 500
R1 500)
R13 175
R2 325)
R12 400
(SAVE R3 100)
Option 44 JuneAI in L&D half-day workshop onlyR3 500R2 975
(SAVE R525)
R2 800
(SAVE R700)
Option 54 JuneThriving in Today’s World workshop onlyR5 500R4 675
(SAVE R825)
R4 400
(SAVE R1 100)


Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 5 June 2024

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome and Introduction
09:10 - 09:50
Balancing Artificial Intelligence and Human Ingenuity in Learning and Development
Dr Philippa Hardman, Affiliate scholar at the University of Cambridge, Learning Scientist and Creator of DOMSTM (UK)
09:50 - 10:30
PANEL: Navigating the Skills Challenge:
Track 1
11:00 - 11:40
Exploring Innovative Approaches in Marketing Learning and Development
Track 2
11:00 - 11:40
Boosting Leadership Development Through Personal Mastery
Shervarni Govender, Executive: People and Culture, LegalWise South Africa
Track 1
11:45 - 12:30
Designing Virtual Learning Spaces for an Enhanced Educational Journey
Track 2
11:45 to 12:30
Optimising your Learning and Development Budget for Maximum Impact
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
Track 1
13:30 - 14:10
The Mindset Awakening: The Influence of Mindset on Learning, Development, Performance and Wellbeing
Track 2
13:30 - 14:10
The Mindset Awakening: The Influence of Mindset on Learning, Development, Performance and Wellbeing
Frank de Beer, Director, The Arbinger Institute SA
Track 1
14:15 - 15:00
Fostering Effective Learning Outcomes: Collaboration Between Consultants and In-House Learning Specialists
Tanith Mohale, Workflow Learning and Performance Consultant, Fuse Universal
Track 1
14:15 - 15:00
Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology for Advanced Learning and Development
Theodore Aaron, Head: Learning and Development, Specialist Skills, Standard Bank Group
Track 2
14:15 - 15:00
Captivating Learners Through Innovative Coaching Techniques
Clare Kampel, Learning and Development: Senior Manager, Platinum Life
15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Tea Break
15:30 - 16:30
Measuring L&D Impact: A Data-Driven Approach
16:30 - 18:30
Cocktail Function, Book Launch and Networking Session

Day 2: 6 June 2024

09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Back and Introduction
09:10 - 09:50
Case Study: Building Teams that Move at the Speed of Culture
09:50 - 10:30
Exploring the Impact of Gen Z in the Workplace: Enhancing Learning Strategies for Future Success
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
Track 1
11:00 - 11:40
Case Study: Global Team Success with Lumina Spark
Angela Eustace, Group Talent Head, ABF Sugar
Track 2
11:00 - 11:40
Unlocking the Potential: Harnessing Neuroscience for Learning and Change
Ingra Du Buisson-Narsai Director: NeuroCapital & Registered Organisational Psychologist
Track 1
11:45 - 12:30
Creating a Positive Onboarding Experience: First Impressions Count
Track 2
11:45 - 12:30
Crafting In-House Podcasts: Impact on L&D and Steps to Creation
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
Track 1
13:30 - 14:10
Analysing Success: A Case Study on Achieving ROI and Learning Impact in Training
Track 2
13:30 - 14:10
Analysing Success: A Case Study on Achieving ROI and Learning Impact in Training
Track 2
13:30 - 14:10
The Significance of Purpose and Meaning in Learning and Development
14:15 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: Leading the L&D Function in a Dynamic Environment
Caroline Marwisa, Group Head: Learning and Development, Old Mutual Limited
15:00 - 15:45
Effective Learning Programme Design: Less is More
15:45 - 16:00
Close and wrap up of conference


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