Monday, 27 September 2010

WOLCE 2010 Conference Programme - Day 1 28 September

Tuesday 28 September 2010

09:30 - 10:00 Delegate registration

10:00 - 10:05 Chair's opening of conference
Nicholas Owen, BBC News Presenter


10:05 - 10:45 - A new world for business?
•Is a new approach to business emerging?
•What are the implications and challenges for L&D?
•The vital contribution of L&D in driving competitive advantage
•What will be the effect of increasing recruitment on the talent pool?
•What responsibility should L&D take for creating talent strategies?
•How can L&D combat the resulting widening skills gap from decreased L&D investment?
•Ensuring L&D is at the heart of organisational development
Ruth Spellman OBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute

MORNING SEMINARS - choose between M1 and M2

10:50 - 11:50 - M1 Identifying and building leadership skills in your organisation
•What are the strategic challenges of developing leaders in a new world of business?
•Changing organisations and the impact on leadership skills
•What makes a 'good' business leader in today's global world?
•Expanding a business across the world - the demands placed on the leaders and succession
•Empowering and involving the whole team in leadership development
•What are the stories about leading in your organisation?
•Creating new stories that support and enable people to lead
•The implications for HR and L&D professionals
Steve Robertson, Head of Market Services, Corporation of Lloyd's
Dr David Lines, Head of Board and Top Team Development, Roffey Park Institute

11:15 - 12:15 - M2 Facilitating and dealing with change through learning
•What is the role of L&D in enabling organisational change?
•Do you have a strategy to deal with changes in the organisation?
•How can L&D partner to drive change?
•Communicating and facilitating change through skills development
•Empowering people with the capabilities to embrace change
•Engaging managers to drive change initiatives
Adrian Price, Learning & Development Manager, TUI Travel UK & Ireland
David Vachell, Consultant

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch and opportunity to visit exhibition


13:30 - 14:15 - To what extent does social media have a place in learning?
•Understanding the potential and the limitations of social media networks
•What are the practical uses of social media for learning within your organisation?
•What are the pitfalls of these approaches?
•Can social media go beyond simple knowledge-sharing?
•What are the cultural issues surrounding using social media networks?
•How can these perceptions and barriers be combated?
•Partnering with marketing and stakeholders when using social media
•How can internal and external collaboration benefit from social networks?
•Enhancing your existing collaboration capabilities with social networking concepts
Nick Shackleton-Jones, Manager - Online & Informal Learning, BBC
Clive Shepherd, independent e-learning consultant and Chair, e-Learning Network
Robin Hoyle, Head of Learning, Infinity Learning

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS - choose between A1, A2 and A3

14:15 - 15:30 - A1 Developing the skills to deliver effective online learning
•Using online learning beyond cutting costs and time
•Reshaping the L&D function around doing more online learning
•What are the practical skills you need to develop?
•Dealing with external suppliers
Janet Cowie, Group Learning & Development Manager, Priory Group
Owen Rose, Managing Partner, Information Transfer

14:30 - 15:45 - A2 Influencing stakeholders and marketing your L&D capability
•How do you promote L&D as a beneficial investment and activity?
•Understanding the key drivers for different stakeholders
•Articulating the value L&D adds to the business
•Communicating the benefits to learners
Paul Trueman, Systems Training Adviser, EAGA
Martin Belton, Director, e2train

14:45 - 16:00 - A3 Buying in training
•Understanding the training product marketplace
•Developing a list of criteria to select products and suppliers
•Streamlining your supply chain and creating an approved supplier list
•Structuring an effective tendering process
•Beyond basic cost - how to identify the best value
Adrian Snook, Chief Executive, Learning Accelerators

16:05 - 16:45 - Encouraging workplace learning in your organisation
•How can you develop people outside formal learning activities?
•What roles should L&D play to encourage and foster learning in the workplace?
•Harnessing the potential of informal learning and mentoring
•What support is needed for learners to learn in the workplace?
•The vital role of line managers in enabling learning to take place in the workplace
•Developing an environment for people to learn from those around them
•Ensuring there is sufficient feedback to ensure changes in behaviour are appropriate
•Can you embed workplace learning within formal learning approaches?
•Creating a culture for continuous learning as part of working life
•How can you measure the impact of workplace learning?

Jayne Stokes, Head of Learning, Santander

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