Symposium speakers highlights and L&D insights
An L&D conversation with… series features video interviews videos interviews with leaders in Learning & Development, sharing insights, trends and challenges from some of the region’s leading organisations.
A video interview with one of our keynote speakers, Julie Catanach, Head of Leadership, Talent and Learning at Suncorp Group.
Watch and read the full interview here
5 minutes with…
Head of L&D
“The focus on getting correct information to employees regarding COVID initially, and now, 18 months in the focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, has seen a diversity of investment in L&D moving away from the traditional process, product and soft skills training. “
Read the full Q&A with Debbie here
5 minutes with…
Head of Program Design
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
“…with emerging themes such as an adaptive mindset, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making becoming increasingly important, we’ve really needed to re-think how we focus on delivering learning solutions that help with these capabilities without losing the technical context or focus.”
Read the full Q&A with Michelle here
As COVID-19 swept across the globe last year, it brought with it panic, confusion and chaos. Businesses of all sizes experienced wide-scale disruption – workforces dispersed, fundamental business practices were overhauled, and survival relied on doing things differently. Most companies experienced substantial financial loss, widespread redundancies and pay cuts. Others thrived, especially those in the e-commerce and technology sectors. While some companies adapted faster than others, one thing became clear: the role of L&D is now more critical than ever in navigating the challenges presented by the pandemic, future-proofing the workforce and ensuring overall business success.
We asked learning and development professionals across a range of industries in Australia to share their perspectives on the key trends and challenges confronting the L&D industry, and they identified the following as the most pressing issues.