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L&D + HR Symposium

AGENDA

This carefully crafted program combines inspiring keynotes with informal activities and time to build real relationships.

L&D HR agenda

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Monday

17:00

Delegate registration

20:00

Welcome drinks

Tuesday

8:00

Breakfast & Welcome

8:50

International Keynote: The Great Talent Race – What Are We Doing About It?

A great employee experience is crucial in competing in the race for talent, particularly in the talent short market that we’re all experiencing. With people central to the success of an organisation now and into the future, the stakes are high.

In this session, we’ll delve into the ways in which we can supercharge our employee experience from beginning to end across the employee lifecycle, identifying those moments that matter to design and execute an impactful and meaningful experience our employees. We’ll explore what it means to be truly employee-centric, the role of employee listening, and how we can translate this into the experiences we create for our people.

9:25

Partner Keynote

Presented by Qualtrics

Qualtrics

9:55

Keynote: The New Age of Leadership

The world has become a more complex place, and as part of that, we’re demanding more of our leaders than ever before. Employees’ expectations of their leaders have fundamentally changed, and good leadership is critical in achieving growth as an organisation. So, what does this new age of leadership look like, and what does this mean for how we should be developing our leaders and future leaders?

In this session, we’ll explore how the expectations of leaders are shifting in line with new ways of working, what the new capability mix looks like leaders into the future, and how we can support our leaders in leading the organisation ethically and in line with the expectations of employees.

10:25

Coffee Break & Networking

sponsored by GO1 and LMS365

Go1 and LMS365

10:50

L&D Track
Partner Breakout

Presented by LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning
L&D Track
Partner Breakout

Presented by Cornerstone

Cornerstone
HR Track
Partner Breakout

HR Track
Partner Breakout

11:30

Melitta Hardenberg
L&D TRack
Panel: Reimagining Learning in the Future of Work

Melitta Hardenberg, Head of Learning and Development, SEEK

ANZ

The way that we live and work is vastly different to what is was two years ago. As we enter the post-covid world, what does the future of work and learning look like?

As L&D becomes even more critical in talent attraction, the overall employee experience and future-proofing our organisation, join our panellists as they discuss how we can reimagine learning in this new normal to continue to engage and develop our workforce. The panel will explore whether you can make hybrid learning work; innovations in VR and gamification to amplify learner engagement; and why innovations in AI, smart data and hyper personalisation should be at the forefront of how we deliver great learning experiences.

HR Track

Panel: Linking HR to Business Strategy in an Era of Change

People are central to the success of an organisation, and because of this, people metrics have a great deal of visibility at the board. But how can we think more strategically as a function, and put together a people plan that talks to the board and is linked to the business objectives and commercial strategy of the organisation in an era of exponential change?

In this panel, we’ll be joined by esteemed HR leaders as they discuss how we can become more of a strategic partner to the business and the board, and what our priorities should be when putting together a people plan that is linked to the commercial strategy of the business, from the employee experience we deliver to whether or not we have the right people with the right capabilities to deliver on that strategy.

12:15

L&D Track
Partner Breakout

L&D Track
Partner Breakout

HR Track
Partner Breakout

Presented by LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning
HR Track
Partner Breakout

12:40

Networking Lunch

13:35

L&D Track
Think Tank 1: What Do We Need to Do to Become Future-Fit as L&D Leaders?

L&D Track
Think Tank 2: L&D in an Agile Working Environment

L&D Track
Think Tank 3: Human-Centred Design – Creating Accessible and Inclusive Learning Experiences

HR Track
Think Tank 4: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Our Employees

HR Track
Think Tank 5: Taking Leadership to the Next Level

Kelly Parmenter
HR Track
Think Tank 6: The Revolving Door of Talent: How Can we Better Attract and Retain Talent?

Kelly Parmenter, HR Director, Foxtel

14:20

Wine Tasting

Sponsored by Open LMS

OpenLMS

14:20

Golf

 

14:20

Workshop

Session details TBC

17:00

Relax + Recharge

19:00

Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception

Hosted by Ashton Media

19:45

Dinner

sponsored by Cornerstone 

Cornerstone

21:45

Close

Wednesday

8:00

Villa Checkout

8:00

Breakfast & Opening Comments

8:50

Partner Keynote

9:30

International Keynote: Creating a Culture of Belonging

Michael Henderson, Corporate Anthropologist

In order for businesses to secure, retain and grow the best talent, it’s no longer enough for organisations to be diverse in nature; they need to be truly inclusive in order to create a sense of belonging among their employees. Employees need to feel seen, heard and fully accepted from the very beginning of their journey with the organisation. And that starts with the culture we create in our organisations.

In this session, we’ll hear from Corporate Anthropologist, Michael Henderson, who will challenge the way we think about culture, and will share how we create and leverage our culture as an organisation to cultivate a sense of connection and belonging, particularly in an increasingly remote and hybrid working world.

10:05

L&D TRack

Partner breakout

L&D Track
Partner breakout

HR Track
Partner breakout

HR Track
Partner breakout

10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

Sponsored by GO1 and LMS365

Go1 and LMS365

10:55

Think Tank 1: What Do We Need to Do to Become Future-Fit as L&D Leaders?

Think Tank 2: L&D in an Agile Working Environment

Think Tank 3: Human-Centred Design – Creating Accessible and Inclusive Learning Experiences

Think Tank 4: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Employees

Think Tank 5: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of our Employees

Kelly Parmenter
Think Tank 6: The Revolving Door of Talent: How Can we Better Attract and Retain Talent?

Kelly Parmenter, HR Director, Foxtel

11:45

Panel: What Does a Future Workforce Look Like? – Upskilling and Reskilling Our People at Scale

The world is evolving at an incredibly rapid rate as digital transformation continues to drive change in how businesses operate, but keeping up with that pace of change is proving to be incredibly difficult, and is made all the more challenging in a talent short market.

In this panel discussion, L&D leaders will come together to discuss how we can prioritise what’s important for our organisation now and into the future; how we identify the skills of the future, needed to support the strategic vision for our organisation; and how we can uplift capability by reskilling and upskilling our employees at scale to ensure we retain and grow talent whilst future-proofing our organisation.

Panel: What Does It Mean to be Great at People Analytics?

Justin Sterns, Head of People Technology and Analytics, Allens

Justin Sterns

With advancements in technology, a greater focus on employee listening and sentiment, and with the shift to hybrid and remote working, we have more data than ever on the people in our organisation. So how do we leverage the power of people analytics to drive business strategy and create greater competitive advantage?

In this panel, join leading people analytics experts as we discuss the place and role of people analytics within our organisations, and how we can better leverage people analytics to solve business problems, measure impact, inform business strategy and support and develop the workforce of the future.

12:30

Learning Culture for Business Impact

Arun Pradhan, General Manager of Learning, ANZ

ANZ

How can L&D better enable a culture of continuous learning, and how can that culture better deliver outcomes to your people and organisation? In this presentation, Arun will draw on his extensive work in delivering learning agility campaigns to companies globally, as well as his recent experiences leading Enterprise Learning at ANZ. He will outline common pitfalls, approaches that have worked, and explore how you can begin to shift the dial on learning agility within your organisation. In addition, he will review common approaches to measure learning culture, and explore options to better link learning culture initiatives to business and performance outcomes.

The New Age of the EVP: What Matters?

In a talent short market, the way you position your organisation as an employer and ensuring this is translated in the lived experience of the employee is critical in securing and retaining the best talent to set your organisation up for success in the years to come.

This session will look at what’s new and important in the age of the EVP, from culture, recognition and talent opportunities through to sustainability and purpose before exploring how we can create and track an impactful and meaningful EVP that translates across the whole organisation.

12:55

Closing comments

13:00

Lunch & close of Symposium