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Learning & Development Summit | Agenda

Day Two  |  Wednesday, 18 October 

Learning and Development


Chairperson’s Opening Address

Yiannis Koullas, Learning and Capability Consultant, Melbourne Airport

Learning and Development


Reigniting motivation through a robust and data-driven employee experience strategy

  • Deciphering the receptiveness and opinions of L&D programs through digital employee experience

  • Re-engaging a burnt-out workforce through smart data driven development initiative

  • Improving DEX within your L&D team by providing tools to increase their data literacy

Mandy Sisson, Head of Employee Experience and Learning, Estia Health

Learning and Development


Panel Discussion: Navigating learning engagement across the employee lifecycle

  • Driving employee engagement through personalised learning pathways and multimodal learning

  • Determining when and how to scale opportunities throughout the employee lifecycle

  • Implementing post-learning assessments to measure an employee’s engagement in training

(Moderator) Penny Williamson, Head of Capability, Coles Group

Darren Clarke, Executive, Culture, Leadership and Learning Delivery, NAB (National Australia Bank)

Dr Jason Gindidis, Head of Organisational Development and Learning, Vocus

Christopher Simpson, Head of Organisational Learning, Portfolio of Department of the Attorney Genera

Exhibition Hall


Morning Tea (Learning and Development Summit)

Learning and Development


Case Study: Reinventing LMS with gamification

  • Hear how Dominos designed their LMS around gamification to develop learning engagement of employees. 

  • Discover the ways that technology and LMS can drive innovative learning experiences.

Matt Kershaw, Global Head of People Development, Domino’s Pizza Enterprise Limited

Learning and Development


International Keynote: 5 Conversations that Drive Performance (Virtual)

Adam Hickman, Ph.D, Vice President of Learning, Organisational Development and Cast Members, Partners Federal Credit Union; Vice President (Partners), The Walt Disney Company

Learning and Development


Panel Discussion: Development for the deskless worker – upward mobility, flexibility and career growth

  • Understanding the unique needs and challenges of deskless workers in their development

  • Using social learning techniques and software such as collaborative work, multimedia and blogs

  • Facilitating experiential learning and exposure opportunities across roles • Developing workplace culture for the hybrid worker

Moderator: Tim Roberts-Ferguson, Head of Learning and Development, Fonterra

Angela Johnston, Head of Learning and Development Transformation, Merivale

Stephanie Stella, Associate Director, Learning and Development, CSL

Tim Drinkall, Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Metro Trains Melbourne

Sally Fahey, Global Specialist – Frontline Worker, Microsoft

Exhibition Hall


Networking Lunch (Learning and Development Summit)

Learning and Development


Trivia (Learning and Development Summit)

Learning and Development


Presentation: Achieving exceptional learning experiences through instructional design

  • How to plan and optimize learning materials that considers diversity and builds employee capabilities

  • Delivering exceptional learning experiences to various work models such as hybrid, remote, and distributed teams

  • Strategise how on-demand learning platforms can complement your current training models

Lellete Van Dyk, Instructional Design Lead, Kmart Australia Limited

Learning and Development


Presentation: Considering the challenges and advantages of the ‘New Learning Economy’

  • Determining how to build capability at scale in your organisation

  • Strategise ways that L&D teams can foster active and supportive relationships with c-suite executives

  • Adapting to and delivering L&D solutions that meet future workforce challenges

Edwina Lee, Enterprise Capability Lead, Organisational Development Chapter Lead, ANZ

Learning and Development


Table Discussion – How can you market the value of L&D within your organisation?

Exhibition Hall


Afternoon Tea

Learning and Development


Fireside Chat: Overcoming the challenges of an everchanging workforce through a strong learning culture

  • Nurturing a growth mindset within your organisation to build an engaged, skilled and productive workforce

  • Understanding the role of a strong learning culture in being recognized as an employer of choice

  • Achieving a people-centric culture by providing equitable learning opportunities for all

(Moderator) Carmel Speer, Head of Organisational Capability, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

Sarah Novelli, Executive Director, People & Culture – APAC, BGIS

Learning and Development


Reflection and Key Takeaways

Learning and Development


Chairperson Closing Address

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