Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Who will be speaking at WOLCE conference 2009?


Topics, themes and speakers this year at the Birmingham NEC for the WOLCE event include:


·         How can L&D contribute to better business performance? John McNamara, Chief Executive, Alliance of Sector Skills Councils

·         Demonstrating the value of the L&D function - Stephen Mapp, Senior Manager – Learning Quality, Lloyds TSB,  Chris Goodwin, Managing Director, Results Driven Group


·         Enabling effective change management through L&D - Nigel Jeremy, Head of Learning and Organisation Development, Marks and Spencer and Francis Marshall, Managing Director, Cegos

·         New directions for online learning - Nick Shackleton-Jones, Manager - Online & Informal Learning, BBC

·         Building the role of the line manager in delivering successful learning solutions - Rachel Cairns, Head of HR & Training – Commercial Directorate, Keele University and

·         Suzanne Hitchen, Director, Instep UK

·         Creating opportunities for informal learning in the workplace - Peter Butler, Head of Learning, BT Group and Jack Wills, Chairman, British Institute of Learning & Development

·         The engaged learner - Nigel Paine, Managing Director, NigelPaine.com


Thursday - 1 October

·         The changing face of L&D in the current economic climate - Martyn Sloman, Visiting Professor, Kingston Business School, Penny Tamkin, Programme Director – Management & Leadership, The Work Foundation, Malcolm Pickup, Head of People Development, TNT UK , Laura Overton, Managing Director, Towards Maturity

·         The L&D challenge – delivering more effective learning for less - Jo Hutchins, Global Learning & Academy Manager, Diageo and Bob Bannister, Managing Director, iManage Performance

·         Utilising coaching as a vital business tool - Jon Summerson, Career Planning & Development Manager, British Red Cross and Tim Hawkes, Managing Director, Unlimited Potential

·         Developing skills during organisational change - Adrian Snook, Deputy CEO, The Training Foundation,

·         Integrating learning strategy and talent management to enhance skills - Jan Spalding, Head of Workforce & Development, NHS Coventry (Chair of Coventry & Warwickshire Leadership Management Group)

·         Re-skilling employees for new roles - Geraldine Harrison, Head of Learning & Development, Customer Business & Services, Rolls-Royce

·         Leadership development in a changing business environment - Sarah Henbrey, Director – People & Organisational Development, Sony Electronics Europe and Simon Foster, Client Solutions Director, Centre for High Performance Development

·         Driving performance improvements through learning - Penny Tamkin, Programme Director – Management & Leadership, The Work Foundation

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