Are you visiting WOL11 this week at the NEC Birmingham?
There are some excellent speakers and many free seminars to chose from:
Tuesday 27 September 2011
10:15 – 10:45
More effective training for less
How can L&D professionals continue with effective delivery on reduced budgets and timescales?
Graham David, Director, Blue Beetle Training
10:45 – 11:15
Happiness at work
This seminar is about the importance of promoting health and happiness in the workplace. The mental and physical health of your staff is key to successful people engagement.
Liggy Webb, Director, The Learning Architect
11:00 – 11:30
For two years Rob has been running a distance social learning course based on a delivery model he developed with some of the smartest minds in the industry. The course includes a blend of social learning, assignments, serious games, webinars, videos, peer review, self-reflection and more.
Rob Hubbard, Managing Director, LearningAge Solutions
11:45 – 12:15
Global learning programmes – can one size ever fit all?
Today’s large-scale learning roll-outs may involve audiences that are literally spread across the globe. How do you ensure that your learning programmes engage diverse audiences and deliver results across language, cultural, geographical and time boundaries?
Sue Bird, Director of Operations, SkillSet
12:15 – 12:45
Managing conflict within teams
Conflict often arises within teams because individual team members have different ways of working and different expectations of each other.
Jo Keeler, Business Director, Belbin
12:30 – 13:00
Using partnering to build a change management community
Following legislation and the need to maximise the value to its members, The Law Society faced major change to transform itself into a commercial organisation. Without effective leadership at all levels, change would not be delivered in a culture that was typified by silos, lack of trust and ineffective performance management.
This session explores how success was achieved by true partnering with the Board and managers at all levels, where Learning and Development and Berkshire Consultancy developed an empowered management community that seized opportunities and accelerated the pace of change.
Sarah Hunter, Account Director, Berkshire Consultancy
13:15 – 13:45
Learn how to make sense of beautifully complex and changing businesses in three practical steps: Go Engage – Grasp – Collaborate.
Martin Johnson, Director, Big Picture
13:45 – 14:15
How learning response systems can significantly improve learning and development
Each employee works at different levels and paces. This seminar will demonstrate how trainers can adapt their teaching style with powerful effect by improving the delivery of training content, and how this can be achieved.
Ranjit Singh, CEO, Interactive Education
14:00 – 14:30
Compliance e-learning – who says it has to be boring?
The words ‘compliance’ and ‘training’ together rarely elicit enthusiasm. But this presentation will reveal how to draw on the power of storytelling to not only make compliance e-learning more engaging, but more memorable too.
Dr Naomi Norman, Director of Learning
Imogen Casebourne, Head of Learning, Epic
14:45 – 15:15
This interactive session demonstrates tools developed with Nationwide that allow line managers to identify different kinds of potential, put together a succession plan, develop strengths, and get team members to own and drive development. Managers’ self ratings after three months show a 57% increase in understanding the potential in their team; a 50% increase in understanding the talent in their team; a 41% increase in responsibility taken by the team for their own development; and a 47% increase in clarity about their succession plan.
15:15 – 15:45
Seven trends of mobile learning
With such a wide range of options for delivering learning already available, do we really need another?
Martin Addison, Managing Director, Video Arts
15:30 – 16:00
The current budget cuts in local authorities are having a major impact on the services they provide and the people that work for them. Many local authorities are undertaking reviews of their back-office services in an effort to improve efficiency and reduce costs. However, organisational reviews and restructures can leave individuals feeling that the outcome is nothing more than a greater workload and a new desk.
Susanne Evans, Managing Director, Feldspar Consulting
Helen Ashton, Partner and Head of Learning and Development, First Class learning and development
Jennifer Penfold, Corporate Learning and Development Manager, Leicestershire County Council
16:15 - 16:45
Think you know what learning methods leaders and managers like best?
James Reed, Managing Director, LMMatters