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Organisers

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

Next Event

Date

27 - 28 Oct 2021

Time

All Day

Fee

R6,250

Learning and Development Conference 2021

The transformative and evolving role of the learning function

The pace of change is accelerating and the pandemic’s impact on how organisations develop talent has been unprecedented.  COVID-19 has forced the acceleration of digitalization across all business functions, and L&D is no exception. Work from Home (WFH) and Hybrid arrangements have challenged L&D to reimagine how, where, and when learning is delivered. Never before has L & D been such a core, strategic business function.

Leaders are under pressure to upskill and reskill their staff using digital approaches.  New research by DDI shows that 84% of CHROs rate upskilling and reskilling as one of their top three priorities. This requires not only a technology shift, but a culture and mindset shift which has implications on how businesses approach learning, capabilities and skills going forward.  Articulating critical skills for recovery as well as building future skills are top priorities for organisations.  But how can you prepare for a future that few can define?  Talent no longer means the same as it did 10 years ago where many roles, skills and job titles of tomorrow are unknows.  L&D tools, techniques and technology may seem inadequate in the face of profound change in the workforce. L&D teams and CLOs need to be rethinking their strategy through the lenses of digital transformation and disrupt their traditional operational models.  Learning and Development (L&D) teams must urgently accelerate human capital development to align with the future needs of their businesses. Reskilling was critical in bridging gaps in capabilities needed for their companies’ future success.

This virtual event for learning and talent development leaders provides a platform to hear what other organisations have done to pivot and persevere through difficult times, but also to gain insights into strategies, tools and practices that learning leaders are using to build future ready workplaces.

Why Attend? 

  • 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
  • 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 consultants

This conference also features a pre-conference workshop: Creating a culture of Life Long Learning In your Organisation Workshop

REGISTRATION FEES (excl. VAT)

 

Option A: 26-28 October | Workshop and Two-day Conference
(Normal price R6 250)

Option B: 27-28 October | Two-day conference only
(Normal Price R5 500)

Option C: 27 or 28 October | One day of conference only
(Normal Price R2 800)

Option D: 26 October | Workshop only
(Normal Price R2 250)

 

REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

 

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1 - 27 October 2021

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome and opening of conference
Chairperson: Wilhelm Crous, Managing Director, KR
09:15 - 10:00
Transforming our learning culture to navigate the future
Maggie Pillay, Vice President People Partner, Massmart
Speakers:
Maggie Pillay
10:00 - 10:45
Learning and Development Think Tank: What’s keeping Heads’ of Learning/ Talent Development up at night?
Speakers: Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu, HR Learning and Development, Samsung AND Lindiwe Ncongwane, Head of Learning and Development, Astron Energy AND Trevor Kunda, Group Head Leadership Development and Learning, Discovery
Speakers:
Lindiwe Ncongwane, Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu, Trevor Kunda
10:45 - 11:15
Morning break
11:15 - 12:00
Samsung | How we are becoming a capability-centric organisation: developing learning capability academies
Speaker: Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu, HR Learning and Development, Samsung
Speakers:
Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu
12:00 - 12:15
Quick break
12:15 - 13:00
Self-care for Learning and Development leaders
Speaker: Navlika Ratangee, Managing Director at ICAS Southern Africa and Editor of the newly published book: “Mental Health in the Workplace”
Speakers:
Navlika Ratangee
13:00 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 14:15
The journey of Self-Leadership: Leadership Development along stages of psychological growth
Speaker: Dr Babar Dharani, Senior Lecturer, Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, UCT Graduate School of Business (co-editor of The Poetic Journey of Self-Leadership: Leadership Development along Stages of Psychological Growth)
Speakers:
Dr Babar Dharani
14:15 - 15:00
Deep dive into the role learning and development plays in the pursuit of workplace diversity, equity and inclusion (Discussion)
Speakers: Lerato Semenya, Managing Director, Chromatic Consulting AND Lolly Gwabavu, Group Manager: Leadership, Diversity and Engagement, Hollard AND Lerato Seriba, Head of Learning and Development, G4S
Speakers:
Lerato Semenya, Lerato Seriba, Nompilo (Lolly) Gwabavu
15:00 - 15:15
Quick Break
15:15 - 16:00
A digital mindset: What it really takes to thrive in the age of data, Algorithms, and AI and how to develop talent for successful and continued digital transformation
Speaker: Paul Leonardi, Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara, Author, Consultant, Speaker on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work (Author of The Digital Mindset: What it really takes to thrive in the age of data, algorithms and AI)
Speakers:
Paul Leonardi
16:00 -
Wrap up and close of day 1

Day 2 - 28 October 2021

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome back
09:15 - 10:00
Power skills for the new world of work and learner engagement in hybrid workplaces
Speaker: Joey Kmeid, Senior Sales Manager, LinkedIn Learning & Glint AND Matthew Gray, Head of Africa, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Speakers:
Joey Kmeid, Matthew Gray
10:00 - 10:45
Learning enabling performance at Investec: reskilling and upskilling to ensure high performance at all levels
Speaker: Lara Hallett, People and Learning Consultant, Investec
10:45 - 11:00
Morning break
11:00 - 11:45
Learning and the brain: the science of memory, learning, attention and retention during stressful times
Speaker: Ingra Du Buisson-Narsai, Director, NeuroCapital (Author of Fight, Flight and Flourish: How Neuroscience can unlock human potential)
Speakers:
Ingra Du Buisson-Narsai
11:45 - 12:30
Discussion: What’s next: the learning and talent landscape beyond 2021
Panelist: Peter Muthua, Global Senior Learning Manager, L’Oreal AND Linda van der Loo, Executive Partner: Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting AND Raylene Littler, Head of Learning and Development, Standard Chartered Bank
Speakers:
Linda van der Loo, Peter Muthua, Raylene Littler
12:30 - 13:15
Reimagine the way you view, manage, measure and develop talent
Speaker: Peter Muthua, Global Senior Learning Manager, L’Oreal
Speakers:
Peter Muthua
13:15 - 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 - 14:30
Evolution in Development Centres to develop critical capability in our organization: What we have done, successes and lessons learnt
Speakers: Daniel Burger, Senior Talent Management, Absa Group AND Lia Koutris, Industrial Psychologist and Group Career Mobility Specialist, Absa Group AND Stacy Isaacs, Assessment Consultant, Absa Group & ACSG Committee Member
Speakers:
Dr Daniel Burger, Lia Koutris, Stacy Isaacs
14:30 - 15:15
Future fit L & D: A look at Liberty’s tools and strategies to build future-fit skills and capabilities to serve the business better
Speaker: Linda van der Loo, Executive Partner: Learning Innovation, Blue Pebble Consulting AND Seipati Moloto, Head: Learning and Development, Liberty Group AND Pamela Barletta, Learning Solution Engineer and Integrator, LRMG
Speakers:
Linda van der Loo, Pamela Barletta, Seipati Moloto
15:15 - 15:30
Quick break
15:30 - 16:15
Learning and Development innovations, lessons and shifts
Speaker: Terrence Taylor, Talent and OD Consultant
Speakers:
Terrence Taylor
16:15 -
Wrap up and close of conference
Maggie Pillay
Maggie Pillay
Vice President People Partner, Massmart
Maggie is the VP People Partner at Massmart. She has many years of experience across industries such as Energy, Retail and Financial Services in the field of Talent, Organisational Effectiveness, Leadership, Culture and Learning/ People Development. She is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the HPCSA. Prior to Massmart, Maggie held senior positions at Old Mutual and Sasol to name a few.
Lindiwe Ncongwane
Lindiwe Ncongwane
Head of Learning, Astron Energy
Lindiwe is an experienced HR and Learning and Development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the IT, Hospitality and Oil and Energy sectors. She currently heads up Learning and Development for Astron Energy. Prior to this she worked at Sun City, Chevron and Sun International. She is skilled in in Operations Management, Training Delivery, Management, and Organizational Development. She has a degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from the Central University of Technology in the Free State.
Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu
Prudence Lumaya Hlwempu
HR Learning and Development, Samsung
Prudence Hlwempu is an experienced HR and Learning leader. She currently heads up HR Learning& D for Samsung SA. A role she has been in since 2019. Prior to joining Samsung, Prudence was the Regional HR Manager at Volkswagen SA. She has a Degree from CPUT as well as numerous management and leadership qualifications from Business Schools in SA
Trevor Kunda
Trevor Kunda
Group Head: Learning and Leadership Development, Discovery
Trevor is an International HR Executive with experience in Business Partnering, Change & Transformation as well as Talent and Executive Development. Trevor has held a variety of positions in local country operations, regional management and global roles. Trevor's track record of delivery demonstrates his ability to navigate his way through complex matrix structures, which requires a mindset of interdependence to get things done. Trevor has developed the expertise to develop individuals through executive development and learning solutions, as well as developing organisations through driving employee engagement, team development and integrated talent management. Furthermore, Trevor has led organisation effectiveness and change programmes working with senior leadership teams. Trevor's international experience has enabled him to develop deep cultural sensitivity, whilst maintaining a global perspective in shaping and designing solutions. Trevor's purpose is to liberate potential, and to enable those who he cares about deeply to find their voice, in order to thrive. Specialties: Corporate University Management, Executive Development, Executive Education, Learning Strategy, Programme Design, Programme Delivery, Vendor Management, Mergers, Employee Engagement, Change Management, Restructuring, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Business Partnering, Team Facilitation, Organisation Development, Learning Technology, Learning Experience Design, Future of Work. Accredited to administer as well as interpret various psychometric and management development instruments: MBTI; FIRO-B; TKI; Hay Inventory of Leadership Styles and Organisation Climate Survey
Navlika Ratangee
Navlika Ratangee
Managing Director, ICAS
Navlika Ratangee is a qualified clinical psychologist and is also a GIBS MBA graduate. She is currently the Clinical Operations Director at ICAS SA, a behavioural risk and employee health and wellness company. She has diverse experience in human capital management, behavioural risk, change management, managerial consulting, global management consulting leadership, organisational resilience and organisational strategy. She also has an abundance of experience in dealing with mental health in the workplace and has consulted to many South African corporates in this regard. She is the editor of a newly to be published book.
Dr Babar Dharani
Dr Babar Dharani
Senior Lecturer, Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, UCT Graduate School of Business
Dr Babar Dharani is a Senior Lecturer in the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. Babar is a Business Finance Professional (B.F.P.) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (F.C.A.). His career started at Deloitte in London (UK), and his consultancy career led him to work in audit and assurance, and corporate tax departments in the area of mergers and acquisitions in the largest international accounting firms (London (UK), Port Louis (Mauritius), and Nairobi (Kenya)). His PhD at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) focused on happiness at work.
Lerato Semenya
Lerato Semenya
Managing Director, Chromatic Consulting
Lerato is dynamic, passionate leader and speaker with a talent for telling stories that inspire action, and is a credible voice in strategy development, decision making and establishing governance boundaries. Passionate about creating safe, inclusive spaces where employees, especially women and members of the LGBTI+ community can contribute meaningfully to the development of our economy. She works with Diversity and Inclusion as a tool to both empower organisations, as well as to drive the innovation required by diverse teams in the development of products and services. Communication, and advocacy is her passion - developed and honed through her 17-year corporate career which has spanned across the Mining, Financial Services, Oil and Gas, and IT industries. She intuitively sees the opportunities from constantly evaluating the influence of technology in the solutions available for the South African employment landscape, to ensure that trend evaluation is always done in conjunction with business imperatives and strategic drivers. She works to bring life the strategic objectives of her clients – from getting ready for the future of work, technology and related digital transformation through facilitating discussion around criticality/impact of diverse organizations and all the way to implementing related policy and driving awareness for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. Holding executive level roles in multinational companies allows her to hold dialogue at policy level, creating change at the institutionalized level, to engender a sense of belonging for the marginalized – especially women and the LBGTI+ community. She works to create allyship and allows organizations to draw on their diversity for, and in designing high performance cultures and teams. She is also the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Kuehne + Nagel Inzuzo Trust, which invests in the education and entrepreneurial development of young South African women
Lerato Seriba
Lerato Seriba
Head of Learning and Development, G4S
Lerato heads up the L & D function at G4S. She is an experienced L&D professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and security industries. Prior to joining G4S, she was the L & D Manager for Bayport Financial Services. has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Milpark Business School
Nompilo (Lolly) Gwabavu
Nompilo (Lolly) Gwabavu
Group Manager: Leadership, Diversity and Engagement, Hollard
Lolly the Group Manager for Leadership, Engagement and D & I at Hollard Insurance. Lolly believes that we can only create inclusive spaces when we hold high personal awareness and self-acceptance for our own uniqueness, quirks and limitations. She is also a business and life coach that is truly passionate about planting the seeds for greater consciousness in all on the planet. She was qualified through the ICF accredited Consciousness Coach Training Program. She has also completed a Professional Coaching Certificate through Henley University as well as an Integral coaching certificate through UCT. Lolly holds an Honours degree in Human Resource Management, and bachelor’s degree in Industrial psychology. In 2019 she completed her EDP through WITS Business School. Complimenting her formal education is her 16+ years’ experience in generalist HR, OD, Learning as well as Diversity Programme management roles. Prior to Hollard, Lolly worked at Barloworld Equipment, SA Mint and Richard Bay Coal Terminal
Paul Leonardi
Paul Leonardi
Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara | Author, Consultant, Speaker on Digital Transformation and the Future of Work (Author of The Digital Mindset: What it really takes to thrive in the age of data, algorithms and AI)
Paul is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at University of California Santa Barbara. He is an expert on digital transformation and organizational change. He advises senior leaders on how to organize their workforces to compete with data, analytics, and new technologies and consults with companies such as Microsoft, General Motors, and Discover about using digital tools to enhance internal knowledge-sharing, how to structure global product-development operations, and how to manage the human aspects of new-technology implementation. He is also a regular keynote speaker for corporate trainings and user conferences on digital transformation, innovation, and change. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Leonardi is the author of two books on technological innovation and organizational change, Car Crashes without Cars and Technology Choices, and he is the editor of two volumes on technology and expertise. His work has been published in top journals and featured in news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Financial Times. Leonardi earned his doctorate from Stanford University.
Joey Kmeid
Joey Kmeid
Senior Sales Manager, LinkedIn Learning & Glint
Joey Kmeid is the Senior Sales Manager for LinkedIn Learning and Glint. He had the opportunity to build the first sales team for EMEA & Emerging market based in Dublin. Since then, he has grown both their team and the business significantly thanks to a great product-market fit and the outstanding people who are helping companies build a culture of learning every day. During his 7 years at LinkedIn, he has had the opportunity to work across two of LinkedIn's core business lines, Talent and Learning and alongside the most inspiring, world-class people. Joey was educated at Notre Dame University and Grenoble Ecole de Management
Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray
Head of Africa, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
Matthew heads up the LinkedIn Talent Solutions for Africa, in this role he leads the LinkedIn Talent Solutions Africa Team across our Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Mid-Market & High Growth segments. Matthew has worked for LinkedIn for over 6 years. Prior moving to Ireland and joining LinkedIn, Matthew Co-Founded Graylink, an Independent Tech company in South Africa. He has a bachelor of commerce from UCT.
Ingra Du Buisson-Narsai
Ingra Du Buisson-Narsai
Director, NeuroCapital (Author of Fight, Flight and Flourish: How Neuroscience can unlock human potential)
Ingra is the co-founder and Director of NeuroCapital Coaching and Consulting, which consults to some of South Africa’s leading and most admired companies. She is the author of “Fight, Flight and Flourish: How neuroscience can unlock human potential”. Ingra has 20 years of executive-level experience in corporate South Africa and is a Registered Organisational Psychologist in private practice. Her unique contribution is as a catalyst for change, using integrative organisational neuroscience. Ingra is also an established leadership and executive coach and is affiliated with the Wits Business School (WBS) in South Africa, where she supervises and examines the work of postgraduate students in Business and Executive Coaching. Ingra is an Executive Committee Member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) and the Chair for the Interest group of Applied Organisational Neuroscience (AONS). Ingra’s academic qualifications include an MCom (Organisational Psychology), PGCNL and Masters of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience of Leadership, and a PhD in Organisational Neuroscience (in the process). Ingra actively pursues the increasing visibility of neuroscientific methods and diagnostics in the study of organisational behaviour.
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.
Peter Muthua
Peter Muthua
Global Senior Learning Manager, L’Oreal
Peter is the Global Senior Learning Manager at L’Oreal. He has been with L’Oreal for about 7 years in various senior level role in Kenya and France. He is an experienced HR professional with a great passion for Africa and would like to use the tools of Business, Media, Education and Training so as to contribute towards Africa Rising. In his role at the moment, he is responsible for creating and implementing efficient learning solutions according to the business and HR needs, constantly diagnosing Global HR, short and medium-term needs. He facilitates learning events and workshops, manage partnerships with external and internal providers to rollout high-quality solutions. He has a Masters from Strathmore Business School
Raylene Littler
Raylene Littler
Head of Learning and Development, Standard Chartered Bank
Raylene heads up Learning for the Standard Chartered Bank Southern Africa and has more than 16 years of HR and learning experience primarily in the financial services industry. She has been with Standard Chartered for 9 years, and been in various senior roles. Prior to this she was with Absa, Investec and JP Morgan. She has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Psychology from UNISA.
Dr Daniel Burger
Dr Daniel Burger
Senior Talent Management, Absa Group
Daniel Burger holds a D Litt Et Phil in Industrial Psychology from the University of Johannesburg. He has more than 18 years’ experience in the human resources field, 10 of which was in management consulting, specialising in human capital strategy, talent and analytics. He has been at Absa for the past 5 and a half years, the larger of portion of which as a Human Resource People Partner. Currently he is in the role of Senior Talent Management Specialist in the Absa Group People and Culture Function. Daniel is well published and has presented at various international and local conferences. He also continues to lecture at the University of Johannesburg on an ad hoc basis in the Industrial Psychology programme
Lia Koutris
Lia Koutris
Career Management Specialist: Group Leadership, Learning and Talent, Absa Group
Ioulia Koutris (generally known as Lia), is currently the Career Management Specialist within Group Leadership, Learning and Talent at Absa Group Limited. She holds a M.Com (Industrial Organisational Psychology) degree from the University of Johannesburg and is a registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council of SA. Lia launched her career in in Absa where she completed her Industrial Psychology Professional Internship at the then Barclays Africa Group Limited and later held various roles within change management, talent management and assessments. She is fascinated in terms of people, where they come from, what got them to where they are today, how did they go about making their career choice and how have they navigated their careers to date. She still sees her own career choice, as a continuous journey of discovery. She echoes the sentiment of Angela Duckworth – “Passion for your work is a little bit of discovery, followed by a lot of development, and a lifetime of deepening.
Stacy Isaacs
Stacy Isaacs
Assessment Consultant, Absa Group & ACSG Committee Member
Stacy is an Assessment consultant for the Absa Group where she is responsible for overseeing the Assessment function within Absa. Her interest in technology and Assessment and Development Centres constantly keeps her researching ways to improve the typical approach and take Assessment and Development Centres to the next level. Stacy has a strong interest in Psychometry and the end-to-end design of assessment and development centres. Stacy completed her Honours degree in Industrial Psychology at the University of Johannesburg.
Pamela Barletta
Pamela Barletta
Future Fit Programme Architect, LRMG
Pamela is a specialist in workplace culture and customer experience. She is an experienced Human Resources Professional and Executive leader who is driven by a passion for people; staff and customers alike- with a demonstrated history of working in Retail and Management consulting. Pamela is skilled in Culture, Corporate Communications, Labour Relations, Management Development, Leadership Development, Change leadership and, Customer Experience. Pamela has help many senior level positions over the years including Head of Culture at Busby, HR Director at Incredible Connection, and Group HR Executive of the JD Group to name but a few.
Seipati Moloto
Seipati Moloto
Head of Learning and Development, Liberty Group
Seipati heads up L & D at Liberty Group and has more than 20 years of varied experience in Learning and skills development having worked at Nedbank and Sun International to name a few companies prior to Liberty. She has a degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from Unisa.
Terrence Taylor
Terrence Taylor
Talent and Organisational Development Consultant
Terrence Taylor is a Talent and Organizational Development Consultant with Google based in the US, a position he has held since 2017. He has lived and worked across the world and held senior leadership positions. Prior to joining Google, Terrence worked at Discovery where he was the GM of Talent and Leadership, at Ecobank in Togo where he was the Group L & D Manager, for Citi Bank where he was the VP for Risk Analysis and a lecturer at the Gordon Institute for Business Science to name a few past positions. He is a strong learning and human resources professional with a degree from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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