Online Program Thursday 8 October 2020. Sign up for your favorite sessions: please pick & choose.

  • 09h00-09h45: Joseph Kessels (NL) - Distributed Leadership: a vehicle for Learning & Development

  • Over the last 25 years we adopted the workplace as a powerful learning environment. We explored social learning and team interactions as critical elements in performance improvement. We recognized intrinsic motivation and self-directed learning as driving forces for professional development and personal growth. Now the time has come that we need to acknowledge that staff taking the lead and exerting influence is essential for further improvement and radical innovation. This characteristic is not the privilege of managers in formal positions, instead it is essential for professionals who are expected to come up with new and unknown solutions. Distributed leadership might become the vehicle for a next level of learning.

    In our online meeting we will explore where traditional, positional leadership and its sharp focus on performance improvement inevitably hampers learning and development. We also investigate the subtle yet powerful processes of claiming and granting influence among peers. They enable learning and development at a speed and depth which a formal curriculum can never accomplish.


    • Distributed leadership facilitates learning for innovation
    • Dealing with the power paradox in professional development
    • You cannot be smart against your will!

    Co-hosted by our partner The Tipping Point

  • 10h15-11h15: Leif Sørensen (DK) - Learn how to lead from a distance by playing

  • In the session you will be locked in to a game working with EI (emotional intelligence) on how to lead in times of COVID-19. The game will be played in a multiplayer game mode meaning we all lock in to the game and we battle against all participants in the session. After we have played, we will look at the results and reflect on learnings from the game using the facilitation tools supported in Actee.

    The Game we will play is about the dilemmas that occur when colleagues are forced to work from home. You are tasked with leading a small department through a change scenario brought about by COVID-19. At the end of the game, you will be presented with a leadership profile.

    90% of session you will be actively engaged in doing, this is NOT a webinar and you need to have your camera on and be present and active.

    Key take-aways:

    • You will leave with inspiration on how games and theory can be combined in games.
    • You will experience how games can be played online and still facilitated as a structured learning process.
    • You are going to have fun.

    Co-hosted by our partner marbl

  • 11h45-12h45: Jérôme Wargnier (FR) - L&D Performance: From Promise to Proof

  • Our sponsors don’t need trained people, they need effective teams. In times where the new rule is “More with Less”, demonstrating the impact of training on strategy and results is imperative for defending our budgets and strengthening our positioning.

    Based on concrete cases, we will see how to change the game by…

    • Contracting with our sponsors
    • Making engaging and realistic promises
    • Letting the numbers do the talking

    Co-hosted by our partner ...

  • 13h30-15h00: Jon Ingham (UK) - Social Learning as Learning in Social Groups and Networks

  • L&D tends to focus on the learning of individuals and the whole organisation. However, as work becomes more collaborative and social capital becomes more important than human capital, we need to focus on the learning of social groups and networks too. Therefore, whilst the rise of social learning over the last 15 years and more has been very positive, we now need to extend this to look at the learning that is needed within social groups, not just the way that this learning is done.

    Doing this is complicated by the fact that organisations include a variety of social groups / networks, including teams, communities and distributed networks, and these all have different learning needs, and different approaches which will be appropriate. Attend this session to learn about and co-create new insights about this new focus for social learning. Then take these insights back to your organisation and adapt the learning that takes place. An example might be continuing to use communities of practice to support learning, but also supporting the learning required to ensure the effectiveness of communities of performance operating within the business.


    • Be able to identify social groups and networks contributing to the performance of your business
    • Have thought about and participated in some of these social groups and have developed insights on the type and nature of learning that they need
    • Be able to apply these insights to improve the learning of the social groups and networks you have identified

    Co-hosted by our partner De Opleidingscoach.

  • 15h30-17h30: Shannon Tipton (USA) - Drips, Bots and Email: A New Approach to spaced Learning

  • In a recent Bersin by Deloitte report, it was stated that 80% of CEO’s believe upskilling is their most pressing challenge. A Manpower Report states, 69% of U.S. companies report talent shortages. This means retraining and upskilling are critical to the modern workforce.

    However, large workloads and packed schedules impose a barrier to providing the formal training needed to address the upskilling needs of a modern workforce. The workforce of today requires people to learn on the go. It also requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. For the learning professional this means delivering support and reinforcement programs that are produced in manageable bites, giving people a chance to reflect and apply lessons without disruption to the workflow.

    Here, you’ll discover the first steps on how to plan and organize your drip lessons using a framework you can replicate easily once back facing the day-to-day of the workplace. Immerse yourself by creating conversational and engaging content to support your performance support and learning reinforcement efforts. The amazing part will be the understanding that creating conversational design using drips, bots and blogs can be fun, impactful, and will not require a degree in computer programming.

    We will break down this workshop into three phases where you will:

    • Deconstruct your content to take a closer look at the planning stage to help you determine if you are addressing the right problem.
    • Determine which delivery tools will give your efforts a chance for success.
    • Map conversational content to help achieve a learning outcome with examples of how to apply drip-feeds in your organization.

    Co-hosted by our partner ...

We will use Zoom Meeting. Login will be sent 5 days before Thursday 8 October 2020.