Speakers
ELF19


GUY OOMS
Change communicator. Trainer, consultant, coach & public speaker at #Sigcom. Belgium.

Peop1e First! Learning from inside.




Practice and experience
ANTHONY WILLIAMS
Global Learning Design Manager COSTA, England

How to help move towards a digital mindset within the L&D function




VIKKI LIOGIER
Head of Learning Technologies Education & Training Foundation, UK

The Education and Training Foundation EdTech Support Overview

Practice and experience



Strategy and content
PAUL MATTHEWS
Managing Director, People Alchemy Ltd, Author of: "Informal learning", "Capability at Work", "Learning Transfer", Great Britain

What we do matters, but what learners do afterwards matters more.




NIALL GAVIN
Independent consultant, previously Head of Learning Technologies, Accreditation Mentor for the Learning & Performance Institute, England

How Social Media Can Support Social & Collaborative Learning Communities

Strategy and content



Strategy and content
MIRJAM NEELEN
Learning Advisory Manager, Accenture, Ireland

So how can you use the power of Design Thinking to create highly effective learning experiences while balancing them with evidence-informed learning principles to make sure that the experience delivers impact on performance?




INGE DE WAARD
Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading a project which combines machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), learning analytics and data science. This project combines the expertise of people working for InnoEnergy, The Open University, UK and FutureLearn (MOOC platform).

„Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise. We are gradually getting familiar with its more daily implementation”

Strategy and content



Practice and experience
IVANA DRAGIĆ TOPIĆ
Training Manager w JYSK Nordic, Croatia

„We want people to learn on the basis of both hit and missed decisions.”




MILENA BAŁON
Digital Learning Coordinator, Poland

„Technological barriers, bad experiences, completly different recepient groups – how to create good e-learning? Feed the beast, tame it or rebel against it?”

Practice and experience
Practice and experience
KATARZYNA KOZYRA
Senior Training Manager, Jeronimo Martins Polska

„E-learning is not just a platform and and e-tutoring. It’s the building of proper enviroment for independant learning, providing solutions and tools that are suppose aid the employee.”




MARTA MACHALSKA
President of the Board iPro, author of the series of conferences E-learning Fusion, E-learning trendsetter, Poland

Key objective of using VR/AR or MR is to build user experience. Employers tend to use this phrase ‘user experience’ in many different ways and points and it can’t be denied that it’s becoming a crucial indicator of quality transferred through the training process.

Toolroom
Toolroom
ROBERT WRÓBLEWSKI
Co-founder of iPro, designer and head of a large production team, who from the beginning of the company has run over a hundred of educational projects based on multimedia solutions and the Internet., Poland

Immersive learning thanks to VR/AR technology.




SALLY ANN MOORE
Learning Technologies Paris, France

Showing the Value of your Learning Investment

Strategy and content



Practice and experience
ANNA KĘSIK
Director of the Center in charge of candidate and employee experience in ING Bank Ślaski., Poland

Learning organization in practice




LORI NILES-HOFMANN
Author of Data-Driven Learning Design, Canada

Learn practical ways to use data you already have access to in ways to uncover valuable insights.

Toolroom



DONALD H TAYLOR
Learning and Performance Institute Chairman, Learning Technologies Conferences UK,Curator, Learning Technologies Asia, France, Germany

The future of workplace learning and learning technologies.




ADAM SKRZYŃSKI
EU Learning and Development manager at Elavon Financial Services, Poland

"You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf."




Toolroom
DR KRZYSZTOF WOJEWODZIC
Expert in Mobile and EdTech. As a consultant he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, as well as for NE AB, Xella International, and Brockhaus GmBH.

Will elearning become mobile learning?




DOROTA RANISZEWSKA
Trainer, coach, author of books and many articles. Provides self-designed development programmes. Expert in Photography in Coaching and Personal Development. Engaged socially with women and patients with cancer. Writer and photographer by passion., Poland

"I believe in miracles - the world is a miracle, the human being is a miracle, the mind is a miracle. Technology is too :)."




BARTŁOMIEJ POLAKOWSKI
For over 10 years associated with the e-learning industry. Team leader supporting organisations with implementation of digital solutions in the field of online education, performance support, gamification and blended learning. E-learning consultant,speaker and lecturer.

Waiting for artificial intelligence? You're already late.




KATARZYNA JANKOWSKA
Member of the Board, HR Director at VGL Group Sp. z o. o, Poland

Where is Paweł? How to get a few hundred busy people hooked on a development adventure - project case study for VGL Group.

Practice and experience



Practice and experience
ARKADIUSZ SIECHOWICZ
Westhill Consulting, Partner Zarządzający, Polska

Gdzie jest Paweł? Jak wkręcić kilkuset zapracowanych ludzi w rozwojową przygodę - case study projektu dla VGL Group.




PRZEMYSŁAW KĘDZIA
Chairman of the Board LLidero, Poland

Are you infected? The results of research on the approach to training design and 10 tips on how to design effectively.

Practice and experience



Toolroom
AMANDA NOLEN
Digital Learning Transformation Strategist

What is digital transformation, anyway? Hint: there's more to it than just technology.




ADRIAN POWELL
Senior Director & Head of Global Eductional Consulting Services at Blackboard

Accessible Learning - Flexibility and Accessibility to Meet the Needs of Users

Toolroom



PIOTR PESZKO
Global Manager for Security Awareness ABB

Piotr's goal is to help businesses through learning that just works.




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Guy Ooms


Change communicator. Trainer, consultant, coach & public speaker at #Sigcom. Belgium.

Since 1995 Communication strategy, workshops, training & coaching. Building a brand from the inside out. Working for mid sized companies and multinationals.

The world is changing. The competition is fiercer than ever. All organisations are asking themselves the same question: “how can we remain competitive in this brave new world?”.

Managers often look outside of their organisation for the answer. That is a bit strange because the solution is not outside but inside your organisation. The solutions are within your reach, you just have to find them. With(in) your fellow workers.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Peop1e First! Learning from inside.

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

The sales department creates customer experience The financial guys create shareholder experience. HR creates employee experience. These are all separate initiatives, but how do we create an all-round experience in an organization? There is only one solution. Think out of the box. Stay away from all the systems you know and start seeing it from a different angle: people first.

During this presentation, Guy will answer the following questions:

  • What is the advantage of intrinsically driven employees?
  • How do you involve all of your employees in the creation of your company’s story?
  • How can e-learning help to make a difference?

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Anthony Williams


Global Learning Design Manager COSTA, England

Since 1999, Anthony has focused on providing L&D support to operational teams across the retail, hospitality and technology sectors. Believing that resources, experiences and conversations drive performance, Anthony now leads the Costa Coffee Global Learning Design Team. This team blends digital media with real world experiences aligned to business KPIs.

Prior to that he worked in the team that won the 2017 Digital Learning Transformation Award for its innovative shift from face to face learning into an in-house, digital provision.A keen collaborator, Anthony is an advocate of active personal learning networks for all L&D professionals.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

How to help move towards a digital mindset within the L&D function

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

From building stakeholder relationships and sourcing vendors through to the marketing, comms and PR campaign of a new Learning Management System, Anthony has experienced the highs and lows of Digital Learning Transformation. This case study session covers the lessons learnt in an award winning project (Learning Awards 2017) and ideas on how to help move towards a digital mindset within the L&D function.

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Vikki Liogier


Head of Learning Technologies w Fundacji Education and Training, Great Britain

Vikki Liogier, Head of Learning Technologies at The Education and Training Foundation, is French and has been living in England since 1987. She initially worked as a freelance illustrator and taught graphic design and illustration at South Thames College.

In 1993 Vikki acquired her first Apple Mac, Wacom tablet, colour printer, Adobe suite and scanner, as she could foresee the impact such technology would have on the creative industries and education. From then on, she pursued her interest in the exploration and embedding of digital literacy and capability into her life and course delivery. In 2008, as a keen technology early adopter, Vikki decided to refocus her career on change management and digital capability.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

The Education and Training Foundation EdTech Support Overview

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

Supporting the teaching and training , Vikki Liogier will lead us through a presentation of the Education and Training Foundation’s 2018-21 EdTech Strategy and the development of the Digital Teaching Professional.

  • Building a coherent profession in +16 vocational education
  • Tools to support individual teachers and trainers’ professional development
  • Free resources for personal development
  • Developing a community of practice

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Paul Matthews


Managing Director, People Alchemy Ltd, Author of: "Informal learning", "Capability at Work", "Learning Transfer", Great Britain

Learning and Performance expert, makes ideas come alive with stories, tips and practical tools everyone can understand. He has authored three bestselling books and is invited to deliver keynotes internationally. His expertise has led to regular speaker appearances at HR and Learning & Development events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, learning transfer, L&D strategy and performance consultancy. He also runs sessions on management and leadership development and how the board can get the most from their L&D team.

As a speaker , Paul’s key skill is in using stories to explain concepts and making sure the audience gets practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple pieces and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations.

Recent speaking engagements and webinars:

  • The Great British Corporate Education Showcase at the British Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic
  • ‘Learning transfer: The nuts and bolts from end to end’ at the New Zealand Association for Training and Development Conference
  • ‘The new role of L&D in a changing HE environment’ Keynote at SDF Conference
  • ‘Performance Management: A new approach’ Keynote at Foundation for HR Development Annual Conference, Malta
  • ‘Learning Transfer – the Nuts and Bolt’ webinar for the LPI.
  • Paul is a regular at the World of Learning conference & exhibition, various national and local CIPD events and Learning Now TV.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Behaviour change needs more than a great training or great elearning!

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

The Knowing-Doing gap , and what to do about it. Paul Matthews says: “It’s time we stepped up and faced our real challenge. It is: Learners do the course, then do little with it. We can help them ‘Know’ but we must also help them ‘Do’! Which means WE must change what WE do.”

Behaviour change needs more than a great training or great elearning!
The 12 Learning Transfer levers
The key to follow up activities
The 5 levels of the Learning Stack

What we do matters,
but what learners do afterwards matters more.

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Niall Gavin


Independent consultant, previously Head of Learning Technologies, Accreditation Mentor for the Learning & Performance Institute, England

After over 30 years as a trainer, people & IT development Manager and latterly, Head of Learning Technologies, in both the public and private sectors, Niall is now an independent L&D Consultant.

He currently assesses & tutors Digital Marketing Apprentices at a college in Worthing, as well as acting as an Accreditation Mentor for the Learning & Performance Institute. He is a Fellow of the LPI, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and is a Committee Member for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Sussex Branch. An enthusiastic champion of Virtual and Social Learning, he is an active Blogger, Tweeter, Speaker and regular Chair at the UK Learning Technologies Conference.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

How Social Media Can Support Social & Collaborative Learning Communities

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

Learning and Development is in a state of transition, from being the source of all knowledge and its transfer, a course provider, to being a trusted partner at the heart of performance and business improvement. This is a big change for L&D, for busines and for learners.

At the same time , social media and learning technology tools are already an accepted part of our day-to-day life - think YouTube, Google, WhatsApp etc, just as Action Learning Sets and Communities of Practice have always been a part of the learning landscape. Let's talk about how we can bring - and are bringing - the two together for everyone's benefit.

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Mirjam Neelen


Learning Advisory Manager, Accenture, Ireland

Mirjam Neelen is a Learning Advisory Manager with over 10 years of industry experience, working at companies such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Google, the Learnovate Centre, and now Accenture. In her current role, she leads the learning experience design processes across Accenture’s various business entities globally. Mirjam analyses business and performance challenges in close collaboration with her clients and manages the front-end design processes, working with other Accenture Learning teams. She leads virtual design thinking sessions to ensure that learners, clients, and other stakeholders collaborate closely to achieve the best possible results.

Mirjam is a proud advocate for evidence-informed approaches to learning experience design and has a collaborative blog with professor Paul A. Kirschner. She has worked on a wide variety of projects, including xAPI, competency assessment and analytics, learning experience audits, learning design models, and learning intervention taxonomies. She presents about her work regularly.

In the distant past, she has completed an MSc in Learning Sciences, an MA in Psycholinguistics and a BA in Speech Therapy. She started her career as a Speech Therapist, working with adults with aphasia and children with various neurological disorders.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Learning Experience Design Success Recipes: Mixing Design Thinking & Learning Sciences

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

In L&D, we are dealing with many challenges. Budget, time, stakeholders focusing on the solution, subject matter experts focusing on the content, to just name a few. Design Thinking involves a radical departure to tackle those challenges. It starts with the user of the 'product' – in this case, the person who needs to learn something – and what they feel they need.

But as experienced learning experience designer , Mirjam Neelen points out that people do not always know how to learn most effectively. So how can you use the power of Design Thinking to create highly effective learning experiences while balancing them with evidence-informed learning principles to make sure that the experience delivers impact on performance?

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Inge de Waard


is currently leading a project which combines machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), learning analytics and data science. This project combines the expertise of people working for InnoEnergy, The Open University, UK and FutureLearn (MOOC platform)., Belgium

Inge de Waard (PhD) is currently leading a project which combines machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), learning analytics and data science. This project combines the expertise of people working for InnoEnergy, The Open University, UK and FutureLearn (MOOC platform).

In the past 15 years Inge has set-up, coordinated and developed several online and mobile learning projects, always with a focus on participation of all stakeholders and durability. Her work was always merging training and learning with research, to ensure evidence-based project development. These projects involved partners and individuals from both the Northern (Canada, United States, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, UK) and Southern regions (South-Africa, India, Peru, Morocco). As a PhD, I have an extensive research background in investigating and implementing Innovative Educational Technologies (The Open University, UK, EIT InnoEnergy, EU; Institute of Tropical Medicine – Belgium; Athabasca University - Canada).

In the past years she was on the forefront of new educational developments, including mobile learning (also in low resource areas), MOOCs, and AI. Enlightened by the first connectivist MOOC (2008), Inge set up the first MOOC on mobile learning, called MobiMOOC (April 2011 & 2012), enabling learners to realize their own mobile project. Her first critical analysis of AI, specifically the risks of using big data for education, leading up to challenges for AI used in education, was noted in 2014 and her interest in the subject grew from there. As an avid enthusiast of open science, I am an active international speaker giving keynotes and guest lectures, as well as providing knowledge input (and consequently receiving lots of input) at seminars, SIGs and workshops.

Past research resulted in a conceptual framework describing how adult learners with prior online learning experience self-direct their informal learning using multiple devices and tools (connected to the FutureLearn MOOCs). I have developed the Instructional Design Variation matrix, a practical instrument which can be used to broaden existing instructional design architectures.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise.

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Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are on the rise. We are gradually getting familiar with its more daily implementations: smart objects such as Google Home or Alexa, they are used for tracking people's progress in training, or to assist the marketing department, or simply to offer a first line of support for companies.

But what is the actual power of machine learning, where are we currently, what are some examples to explore, where could it go, what are the ethical considerations, and above all ... how does it work in simple terms?

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Ivana Dragić Topić


Training Manager w JYSK Nordic, Croatia

As Training Manager at JYSK Nordic, Ivana Dragic Topic is responsible for the ongoing training and development of more than 13.000 employees working in 20 different countries.

Ivana joined in 2014 with a solid HR background working both nationally in Croatia and internationally. As someone who strongly believes that learning should be relevant but also fun, she is very engaged in using new technology to improve trainings and make them more interesting. She is driven by making JYSK even better place to work, and to help JYSK employees provide even better customer service

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Interactive content design that fits to organisation needs

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

We all know - the time of simple e-learnings used on PCs is long gone. Today going mobile is not enough, now we want to make training fun! We are talking about interactive m-learnings with gamification elements, where our employees will not learn theory from some simple power-point-like presentation, as they can not relate to that. We are talking about courses that are interactive, where learners can find themselves in a real situations and choose their own path when dealing with everyday tasks. We want them to learn from their correct choices, but also from their mistakes.

However, today when technically everything is possible , the question is how to find a perfect balance between making a training fun and, at the same time, relevant for our learners? In the end, to secure desired results is what really matters.

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Milena Bałon


Digital Learning Coordinator, Poland

Passionate about new technologies and its implementation in educational processes. At Jeronimo Martins Polska, she develops e-learning, promots digital learning and creates a continuous learning environment.

Her goal is to provide training solutions that not only provide knowledge but also influence behaviors.

In her free time, she constantly tries to learn something new (of course online!).

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

How to familiarize the corporation with e-learning?

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

E-learning is not just a platform and and e-tutoring. It’s the building of proper enviroment for independant learning, providing solutions and tools that are suppose aid the employee. Technological barriers, bad experiences, completly different recepient groups – how to create good e-learning? Feed the beast, tame it or rebel against it?

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Katarzyna Kozyra


Senior Training Manager, Jeronimo Martins Polska

HR Manager with 10 years of experience in working with business.

She is motivated by new and difficult projects which require experimenting. It is important for her to create simple and useful solutions that give people value. E-learning is perfect for this :)

In free time she is climbing enthusiast, preferably in the Tatras! Of course not online (but this is the only exception) 😉

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

How to familiarize the corporation with e-learning?

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

E-learning is not just a platform and and e-tutoring. It’s the building of proper enviroment for independant learning, providing solutions and tools that are suppose aid the employee. Technological barriers, bad experiences, completly different recepient groups – how to create good e-learning? Feed the beast, tame it or rebel against it?

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Marta Machalska


President of the Board iPro, author of the series of conferences E-learning Fusion, E-learning trendsetter, Poland

E-learning expert with over 17 years of experience working in key e-learning companies. The creator of prestigious conferences: E-learning Day, E-learning Fusion, HR with an accent and B-Business. Co-founder of EduBiznes Forum. Long-term consultant in training and human resource companies, project manager, author and coordinator of large development projects for employees of many banks and institutions.

Reviewer of professional qualifications standards: methodology expert for on-line and distance education, on-line examiner, instructional designer for multimedia applications. Certified trainer, lecturer at institutions and enterprises in the field of teaching methodology and project creation and management, presentation and self-presentation, utilizing the so-called "serious games" and gaming solutions in e-learning.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Immersive learning thanks to VR/AR technology

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

Key objective of using VR/AR or MR is to build user experience. Employers tend to use this phrase ‘user experience’ in many different ways and points and it can’t be denied that it’s becoming a crucial indicator of quality transferred through the training process.

Tools and, generally speaking, hardware used to build user experience is becoming more versatile. It’s lighter, handy, user friendly and thanks to tracking functions (headset is tracking inside hand movement eliminating the need to use external sensors) experience can be entirely wireless which of course makes it more realistic. By realistic we understand giving user an opportunity to physically move and explore his surroundings, to enter into interaction with the world around him, f. ex. we can achieve that by developing touch sensitive technology. Such technologies allow users to immerse themselves into the world of virtual reality.

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Robert Wróblewski


Co-founder of iPro, designer and head of a large production team, who from the beginning of the company has run over a hundred of educational projects based on multimedia solutions and the Internet., Poland

As an employee of the Department of Cybernetics at the Military Academy of Technology , he created database applications for the Polish Army and Ministry of Defence. In the early nineties he tied his career to ORACLE technology.

Together with his team at INCHROSoft, he created and implemented several systems based on ORACLE databases and tools, among others: The "Golden Autumn" for OFE PZU-CL Transfer Agent, a system for archiving of electronic documents and digitization of agreements with hand written text recognition for OFE Skarbiec Emerytura.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Immersive learning thanks to VR/AR technology

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

Key objective of using VR/AR or MR is to build user experience. Employers tend to use this phrase ‘user experience’ in many different ways and points and it can’t be denied that it’s becoming a crucial indicator of quality transferred through the training process.

Tools and, generally speaking, hardware used to build user experience is becoming more versatile. It’s lighter, handy, user friendly and thanks to tracking functions (headset is tracking inside hand movement eliminating the need to use external sensors) experience can be entirely wireless which of course makes it more realistic. By realistic we understand giving user an opportunity to physically move and explore his surroundings, to enter into interaction with the world around him, f. ex. we can achieve that by developing touch sensitive technology. Such technologies allow users to immerse themselves into the world of virtual reality.

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Sally Ann Moore


Learning Technologies Paris, France

Sally-Ann is the founder and director of iLearning Forum Paris - the largest francophone exhibition and conference on integrated learning solutions in the world – now in its 17th year. This held at in the last week of January every year in central Paris. Sally-Ann has a long career in Human resources development and training management, consulting and international business development.

Today she specializes in:

  • training management,
  • HR development and coaching,
  • Custom Learning Solutions,
  • event management,
  • Learning systems integration,
  • Competence Evaluation and Performance Management.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Showing the Value of your Learning Investment

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

I will take you through a systemic approach to establishing the value of learning. The first step is to identify the issues your business is facing. That tells you what you need to change, and how to measure success.

From there it will demonstrate how to identify and work with stakeholders by establishing activity views of what happens in the business, and how to build a picture of the organisation's value-adding system, with links from activities to skills, knowledge and behaviours and hence to learning.

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Anna Kęsik


Director of the Center in charge of candidate and employee experience in ING Bank Ślaski., Poland

Responsble for development and training, talent management, actions involving organization culture, recruitment and building of employers brand. With her team, she designs, co-creates possibilities, creates paths and explores new grounds.

She believes that learning is a constant, everyday and difficult process, but despite that can still be fun when in a good company. She’s a fan of learing by experience and in knowledge pills. She believes that development happens when we boldly create space for it: open ourselves to new people, experiences, a different world view, unconventional way of communication, when we do something for the very first time. She believes that all who learn are brave.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Learning organization in practice

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

What does it mean that an organization is learning? How do we incorporate the ideas of learning organization in ING Bank Śląski?

How do we inject it into the minds and hearts of the employees, managers, millenials, members of the X-generation, customer service workers and IT specialists. What do these experiences make us learn, and what do they make us unlearn? Why do we work together? And with who? What methods have been succesful and what have been ineffective?

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Lori Niles-Hofmann


Author of Data-Driven Learning Design, Canada

Lori Niles-Hofmann is a senior learning strategist with over 20 years of L&D experience across many industries, including international banking, management consulting, and marketing.

Her specialization is large-scale digital learning transformations. After leading and completing numerous EdTech implementations, she has developed the data-based methodologies and frameworks that empower L&D teams to move from business support function to strategic business driver.

She blogs at www.loriniles.com and is the author of Data-Driven Learning Design.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Use Data to Inform Learning Design Decisions

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

A savvy facilitator observes the body language of their participants to gauge interest and engage. While an online environment lacks the face-to-face interaction, every drop-off, click, or share is a learner shouting their likes and dislikes. These actions are the digital body language equivalents of the eye rolls, smiles and arms-crossed in the classroom. But are we paying attention?

Learn practical waysto use data you already have access to in ways to uncover valuable insights and make design decisions with better results, increased engagements, and save your content from the digital dustbin.

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Donald H Taylor


Learning and Performance Institute Chairman, Learning Technologies Conferences UK Curator, Learning Technologies Asia, France, Germany

Donald H Taylor is a 30-year r veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010. A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition. In 2017, Donald was appointed as a non-executive director to London-based learning technology start up Filtered, which uses patented algorithms to make intelligent learning recommendations.

He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University and in 2016 was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in recognition of his work developing the L&D profession. He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

The future of workplace learning and learning technologies

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The world of work has changed dramatically in just a few years. Knowledge was once power. Now we can access almost all the world’s information for free from a device in our pocket. This has profound effects across our working lives, but particularly on the ways we learn. In this new, fast-moving, technology-driven world, what should Learning and Development (L&D) professionals do?

Join Donald H Taylor, chair of the Learning and Performance Institute and the Learning Technologies Conference, as he explores this new world, drawing on research and practical case studies to offer advice on how to make the most of the opportunities of this new world, and avoid the worst of the dangers it poses.

  • Three key trends in learning and work
  • Learning technologies – what will work, what won’t and why
  • Why creating courses could be a waste of your time
  • Increasing the influence of L&D at work, and showing its impact
  • The key skills that L&D departments need for the future

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Adam Skrzyński


EU Learning and Development manager at Elavon Financial Services, Poland

Learning and Development professional with 15 years of experience as training team manager, coach and facilitator. Currently working as EU L&D manager for Elavon Financial Services - Polish branch. Passionate about travel, cars and airplanes.

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dr Krzysztof Wojewodzic


Expert in Mobile and EdTech. Kris is international speaker on strategic management and digital strategy and author two MOOCs with thousands of participants., Poland

Visting professor at the Kozminski University. As a consultant he worked with the Boston Consulting Group, as well as for NE AB, Xella International, and Brockhaus GmBH. Mobile applications and e-learning courses, which he co-created, went to the list of bestsellers in more than a dozen countries, including Germany, Canada, and Mexico.

He is currently CEO of ESCOLA inc., software house creating mobile applications not only for education.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Will elearning become mobile learning?

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

Mobile devices account for over 60% of all network traffic. Mobile has changed the paradigm of building user experiences. In the e-learning industry it still often, boils down to making a mobile application that is an overlay on the desktop UI.

Meanwhile, mobile learning changes not only UX user experience, but also capability in the whole process (learning experience design). From vast courses, to knowledge pills. From a complicated, multi-level screen, to minimalism, with a few buttons. Mobile learning requires more engaging video and short interludes after them. It also gives access to analytics and learning paths that were not available before. Because of how we interact with a smartphone, the experience of personalizing the course is much stronger. For instance, a phone can easily be turned into a VR training tool, which is more immersive than anything we knew in e-learning.

In this session you will learn some practical ideas on how to use the potential of mobile learning in designing training in your organization.

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Dorota Raniszewska


Trainer, coach, author of books and many articles, Poland

Provides self-designed development programmes. Expert in Photography in Coaching and Personal Development. Engaged socially with women and patients with cancer. Writer and photographer by passion.

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Bartłomiej Polakowski


For over 10 years associated with the e-learning industry. Team leader supporting organisations with implementation of digital solutions in the field of online education, performance support, gamification and blended learning. E-learning consultant,speaker and lecturer.

At PwC responsible for the implementation and maintenance of new educational technologies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Indefatigable promoter and fighter for a good name of e-learning on LinkedIn and Facebook :) Privately crossfitter and boardgame geek;)

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Katarzyna Jankowska


Member of the Board, HR Director at VGL Group Sp. z o. o

For over 11 years associated with the development of employee competences, building values and culture in the organization.

By passion and experience: a coach, a trainer, a mentor. In her work as an HR specialist she implements unconventional solutions, combining academic knowledge and experience.

Her strong point is the design and development of the HR department as a strategic business partner.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Where is Paweł? How to get a few hundred busy people hooked on a development adventure - project case study for VGL Group.

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

VGL Adventure! Project is aimed at unifying, extending and preserving valuable knowledge in an organisation. One of the assumptions was developing soft skills of all employees. The users become engaged using gamification platform, i.a. because of the interesting story line.

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Arkadiusz Siechowicz


Westhill Consulting, Managing Partner

The founder and partner in Westhill Consulting – which provides services in areas of trainings and strategic/organisational consulting. He has been supporting development of people and organisations for more than 12 years. An expert in areas of strategic/organisational consulting, including personnel management. Throughout his career, he managed teams of internal trainers twice.

As an experienced speaker, for years he has been participating in the most important trade conferences, also as a keynote speaker before audiences consisting of a few hundred people. His passion and business story mesmerises listeners. He is the finalist of Polish nationwide contest “Mistrz Prezentacji” [the Master of Presentations], and he was awarded twice the title of “Best Speaker” in Olympians Toastmaster Club in London.

He worked 3 years in the United Kingdom on various positions, including Human Potential and Allocation Manager in an international IT consulting company. Before that, he was a member of a team coordinating the largest international recruitment project in Europe, described by, among others, the Financial Times and Personnel Today. He is a certified coach – trained in Richmond upon Thames College in London and in City Lit London, where he completed a certified coaching skills course accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.  

The author of articles about human resources management, published in Personel i Zarządzanie, Zarządzanie i Rozwój and on Wirtualna Polska website. A lecturer cooperating with Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa, prior to that he was involved in cooperation with Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania Personelem, Nowoczesna Firma and Wolters Kluwer.  

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Where is Paweł? How to get a few hundred busy people hooked on a development adventure - project case study for VGL Group.

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

VGL Adventure! Project is aimed at unifying, extending and preserving valuable knowledge in an organisation. One of the assumptions was developing soft skills of all employees. The users become engaged using gamification platform, i.a. because of the interesting story line.

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Przemysław Kędzia


Chairman of the Board LLidero

For 10 years, together with the LLidero team, he has been designing trainings for the largestbusiness clients.

His passion is training design methodology thatreally changes the behavior of employees and brings results to organizations.

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

Are you infected? The results of research on the approach to training design and 10 tips on how to design effectively.

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We examined the level of infection by the traditional teaching model in the Polish e-learning environment. We will present the results of this research for the first time. We will also present 10 tips on how to design trainings that change behavior and bring results. We know the traditional teaching model very well from school. We learn there, hoping that the knowledge will be useful in the future.

We are so infected by thisapproach, that unknowingly, we use it in the design of trainings for employees. Meanwhile, adults in their professional work learn how to solve specific problems. This requires a completely different approach to design and a different way of using technology. Micro learning, mobile learning, VR or personalization are solutions that willnot bring results if we do not change our attitude and we will not cure ourselves of infection by the traditional teaching model.

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Amanda Nolen


Digital Learning Transformation Strategist

Learning has always been Amanda’s passion. With a mixed background in education, communication and business development she helps organizations navigate digital transformation by deploying just the right combination of strategy, people, content and technology.

Born in the U.S. but based in Spain for over two decades, she is 100% fluent in both languages and cultures (including tapas and wine!).

TITLE OF PRESENTATION:

What is digital transformation, anyway? Hint: there's more to it than just technology.

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So what is digital transformation anyway, and how can learning lead the charge? To begin with, L&D has to become digital itself. And that doesn’t mean just implementing a platform or digitizing existing content. This kind of technology-first approach is doomed to fail.

With years of experience advising global CLOs on learning technology and strategy, Amanda will provide tangible tips to ensure a successful digital learning transformation, such as:

  • How to operate when you move from courses to resources
  • What to do about content? When to buy or build
  • How to choose the best providers and make them work for you… and some red flags to avoid
  • How to get all stakeholders on board: the importance of psychology, communication and sales

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Adrian Powell


Senior Director & Head of Global Eductional Consulting Services at Blackboard

Adrian joined Blackboard as a Senior Consultant in 2010, bringing with him over 25 years of higher education experience in teaching, research and administration. His current role as Senior Director of Educational Consulting Services for Blackboard focuses on the delivery and management of professional services aligned to the successful implementation and adoption of learning technologies. Based in the UK, Adrian leads a team of consultants located across the globe.

Prior to joining Blackboard, Adrian was the Head of the Learning and Teaching Technologies department at the University of Sheffield in the UK and was responsible for establishing and leading a learning and teaching development team with the specific remit to focus on continuing professional development, evaluation of learning and teaching initiatives and the use of online learning technologies to enhance the student experience.

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Accessible Learning - Flexibility and Accessibility to Meet the Needs of Users

ABOUT PRESENTATION:

For many years a key focus of professional development has been on the production of content with high production values. This has been based on the realization that if a learning resource does not meet the visual expectations of the targeted audience they will simply disregard the materials as being of poor quality, increasing their reluctance to invest their time and energy. However, professionally produced materials is only one factor in ensuring the ‘learner’ engages in the development process. The experience needs to engage the ‘learner’ and retain their interest if the desired outcomes are to be achieved.

This ever increasing set of expectations impacts on the design, development and delivery of professional development provision, requiring greater emphasis on the learning needs of the target audience to ensure the experience is both engaging and accessible.

This session looks at how we can provide an accessible learning experience through consideration of the needs of today’s ‘learner’ and the exploration of ways in which they can be met in the context of professional development.

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Piotr Peszko


Global Manager for Security Awareness ABB

Piotr's goal is to help businesses through learning that just works. For the most of his career he is building learning organizations for the fortune 500 organizations.

When he isn't glued to a screen, he spends time recording podcasts, and trying very hard not to be the worst dad in the world.