Combining research with input from key industry figures, the conference programme provides an up-to-date overview of the issues facing the senior L&D professional.

‘A visit to the World of Learning presents L&D professionals with an invaluable time and cost-efficient opportunity to share experiences and learn from others how to best overcome the hurdles and ensure you are delivering the solutions the business needs to stay ahead.’

Featuring case studies, interactive seminars and discussion forums, the World of Learning conference programme focuses on the challenges facing L&D professionals. The conference includes ideas for solutions for your day-to-day and long-term business objectives.

The World of Learning Conference presents a fascinating combination of first-hand case-study presentations, lively panel debates and discussions, and interactive workshops.

A great way to see what is hot and what is not in the industry. To register for this free valuable and informative event go to:

https://www.learnevents.com/exhibition-overview/book-now/

There is a great line up of seminars to take part in:

Tuesday 15 October

10:00 – 10:05
Chair’s opening
Robin Hoyle | Author of Informal Learning in Organisations

10:05 – 10:40
Opening Keynote:
L&D 2030 – surviving a high frequency change environment
Tom Cheesewright | Applied Futurist

11:00 – 11:40
What makes training really work? The levers to more effective training
Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel | Head of the Institute for Transfer Effectiveness

11:55 – 12:35
5 secrets of accelerated learning 
Krystyna Gadd | Founder, How to Accelerate Learning
Kate Thomas | Employee Engagement Facilitator, Wales and West Housing

12:50 – 13:25
Evaluation – the Holy Grail or an unnecessary distraction for the L&D professional?
Paul Matthews | Chief Executive Officer, People Alchemy
Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel | Head of the Institute for Transfer Effectiveness
Andy Lancaster | Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD
Anne-Marie Hearne | Senior Talent and Learning Consultant, Sprint Learning

13:40 – 14:15
How to ensure managers are effectively engaged with the learning agenda
Anne-Marie Hearne | Senior Talent and Learning Consultant, Sprint Learning

14:30 – 15:05
Developing soft skills for today’s workforce
Lance Gerrard-Wright | Director – UK, Inspirational Development Group
Helen Greening | Learning and Development Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction

15:20 – 16:00
What skills do today’s learning leaders require to guarantee organisational success? 
Andy Lancaster | Head of Learning and Development Content, CIPD
Robert Ashcroft | Head of Learning Strategy and Development, Santander UK

16:10 – 16:50
Closing Keynote:
From manager to change leader – a case study of an award-winning transformation programme from TfL
Alexandra Bode-Tunji | HR Director, Bucks New University

Wednesday 16 October

09:40 – 09:45
Chair’s opening
Robin Hoyle | Author of Informal Learning in Organisations

09:45 – 10:20
Opening Keynote:
How organisations are making learning technologies work today
Rachel Hutchinson | Director of Learning and Development, Hilti

10:35 – 11:15
Embedding a culture of learner engagement
Robert Stewart | Learning and Development Adviser, Scottish Social Services Council

11:30 – 12:05
How has, and how will, the changing nature of work impact L&D?
Dr Valentina Battista | Lecturer, Director, Cranfield School of Management

12:20 – 13:00
What is the leader’s role in wellbeing and mental health issues in their organisations?
Hugo Metcalfe | Mental Health Expert, Oakwood Training
Jess Hutchinson | HR Officer, Next

13:15 – 13:50
The power of personalised and adaptive learning
David James | Chief Learning Officer, Looop
Adam Harwood | Head of Learning & Development, D&D London

14:00 – 14:35
How data analytics can inform learning design and deliver success 
Jonathan Kettleborough | Senior Lecturer Information Systems Strategy, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:50 – 15:25
How to support leadership teams in uncertain change environments 
Guy Bloom | Founder and Director, Living Brave Leadership

15:30 – 15:50
Closing Keynote:
What resources and cultural changes are needed to create a collaborative organisation?
Robin Hoyle | Author of Informal Learning in Organisations

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