Het programma van de L&D Talks 2022 staat vast. Eindelijk! Het event wordt live georganiseerd op vraag van de Stimulearning-community.

Op deze pagina lees je de eerste 'leerlijn': de internationale keynotes die we verwachten in Brussel.

Stel je eigen L&D Talks samen op 02/06/2022.


The first international keynote is Keith Quinn (UK). Keith has 35+ years’ experience in the public services & has spent 30 years in learning & development in one way or another. Since 2003, Keith has taken a lead role for the development and implementation of learning technologies to support workforce development and has won a number of awards for this work including the Microsoft Prize for eLearning and the Guardian Public Service Award for Innovation. His work has also been featured in case studies developed by the Adobe Corporation. He was the UK lead for a project to develop mobile learning for a workforce of 2.5 million staff. He developed his organisation's digital learning strategy & design framework and lead the development of a range of digital learning resources and services. He initiated projects on the development of games-based learning products for the social service sector and initiated a strategy for the use of Open Badges to accredit informal learning.


  • Demographics relevant to the topic
  • Ecosystems v Learning Management Systems (inc. why this important, research finds on patterns of learning and how much time they have for learning per week etc)
  • Detail components of our ecosystem (ie resource portal, open badge platform, public channels, social media, device types, resource types, educational theory supporting the approach etc)
  • Results
  • Next steps - ie what we have in progress to improve our results even further

Learning objectives. Delegates will:

  • develop an understanding of approaches to learning with an evidence base showing their effectiveness
  • be able to make informed decisions regarding effective learning strategies and learning designs
  • understand and be able to replicate strategies to encourage learners to become self-managing
Lees hier het interview Various L&D approaches in times of restrictions die Ann le Roy had met Keith voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/20.


The second keynote is Dr. Nigel Paine (UK). Nigel has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty-five years. He was appointed in early 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Under his leadership, his excellent team transformed the learning function and put it on the corporate map.

He left the BBC in October 2006 to start his own company that is focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values based-leadership and learning and the link between them. He shares his insights with many companies around the world.

He helped build the CLO Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is still an academic director for the taught blocks. He has written three recent books: the first is called, The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development. His second, focusses on leadership development and came out in 2016. It is called Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work. His new book: Workplace Learning: How to Build a Culture of Continuous Employee Development was published in January 2019. The completely revised second edition came out in September 2021.

He presents a monthly TV Programme (Learning Now TV), shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch. He regularly speaks at conferences, writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology and leadership and works with organizations around the world to improve their culture and their learning impact. He is based in London but spends time in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.


This session will look at the great revolution in organizational learning that never took off: the concept of the learning organization driven forward by a learning culture. It will explain what that means, why it is so important, and what the implications are for those working in HR and L&D.

Given the increases in uncertainty, and the abrupt changes we have experienced in the business environment, it would seem to me that it is critical to break out of the same old, same old jelly mould. We have to build agile organizations with a workforce self-determined learners as skilled at generative learning as they are at productive learning.

Learning outcomes. Delegates will

  • have a clear understanding of what a learning culture is and is not...
  • understand the link between self-determined learners, innovation and a learning culture...
  • have debated the importance of learning organizations...
  • worked out critical next steps in the journey to more agile organizations.
Lees hier het interview Thinking Big about the role of Learning in Organizations die Ning De Baere had met Nigel voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/21.


Another international keynote is Jake Rosch (CH). Jacob has been implementing the principles of blended learning for over 15 years in schools in the USA, UK and Switzerland. He is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Collège du Léman in Switzerland. In this role, he has led his institution in implementing blended learning based on a framework he co-created. In addition, Jacob has conducted academic research on the importance of peer dialogue. Jacob has published articles, books and presented at over twenty conferences on his work.


The best L&D comes from within an organisation so why not DIY. This interactive session will help attendees begin to create their own training programmes based on Jacob's blended learning best practices.

This session will lead participants through:

  • Learn blended learning best practices
  • Create a professional development workshop series
  • Identify stakeholders to help you build your programme
Lees hier het interview Blended learning. It's all about implementation die Karolien Bruselle had met Jake voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/21.


The fourth keynote of the day is An Coppens. She is a leading expert in gamification for learner and employee engagement, with over 15 years experience in creating behaviour change through creative and innovative solutions.

The types of projects she has worked on include gamification of onboarding, learning, recruitment, sales all with the view of increasing engagement and finding the right fit of people and results. Serious games the company created have helped raise awareness in cyber security, teach game design, address major world challenges, etc.

An is the podcast host of A question of gamification and the author of several blogs and books. Her newest book To game or not to game, that is a learning question , is currently in production. In 2018 An was listed in the elite of e-learning professionals.

Her company Gamification Nation with offices in London and Stockholm offers gamification design solutions to clients worldwide. The company is actively working on a suite of apps, games and their own software platform to address the problem of empathy and the lack of feeling like employees belong in a virtual or hybrid work environment. Gamification Nation won the Outstanding Gamification Agency Award in 2017 at Gamification Europe and the Excellence in No-Tech Gamification Design in 2018 at GamiCon 18.


When do games work and when should you really stay away from them. Gamification and serious games are close friends, both can achieve a lot for an employee but they require a somewhat different approach as a learning facilitator. In our short time together we will explore what each brings to the table and when they are most effective. We will also look at the use cases where they aren’t of any help.

Participants will hopefully gain:

  • An understanding of when to use which (games or gamification)
  • An appreciation of when to stay clear of games and gamification
  • The arguments learning facilitators should have when persuading budget holders to engage or not to engage in gamification
  • The employee perspective of games and gamification and their context
Lees het interview Gamification is 80% psychologie en 20% game-technieken die Sven Joris had met An voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/20.


Another international keynote is Yannig Raffenel (FR). Il est Expert Digital Learning et en Ingénierie de dispositifs Blended Learning, Co-Président de EdTech France, Co-Fondateur et Programmateur du Learning-show, Fondateur et membre du CA du Hub EdTech Grand Ouest et Fondateur de la SAS Blended Learning.

Yannig apporte ce retour de 25 années d’expérience dans l’écosystème EdTech et digital learning. Il apporte sa vision, l’accompagnement et toutes les compétences utiles pour construire les stratégies digital learning et des dispositifs innovants visant à garantir l'employabilité des collaborateurs. Slasheur depuis toujours pour assimiler toutes les facettes des organisations archipel, il mobilise ses responsabilités de :

  • Directeur éditorial & pédagogique : recrutement de l'équipe, méthodologie et production de + 130 MOOCs certifiants et professionnalisants !
  • Expert en transformation digitale RH : Manager de consultants et de projets stratégiques de Talent Management, d'accompagnement du changement et d'innovation dans le monde RH.
  • Interface entre le monde de l'industrie, des services et les espaces de formation universitaires, grandes écoles.
  • Manager de projets innovants dans le monde de la formation : Social Learning, Blended Learning, E-Learning, Mobile Learning, MOOC.

Yannig nous apportera ce discours : FORMER AUTREMENT POUR FORMER CONTINUELLEMENT !

Yannig va revenir sur les constats posts Covid pour redéfinir ce qu’est réellement le Digital Learning, loin des mauvaises expériences subies de classes virtuelles.

Nous allons explorer combien les innovations technologiques n’ont de sens qu’au travers des transformations des pratiques pédagogiques utilisant le meilleur du digital.

Livrables-Objectifs :

  • l’articulation entre les nouveaux besoins, les contraintes et le repositionnement des services RH
  • 5 points clefs pour construire des pratiques pédagogiques innovantes
  • un panorama des tendances EdTech porteuses de transformations pédagogiques et en fort développement
Lees het verslag van het gesprek Une formation, c'est ne plus une formation die Luc Blondiau met Yannig had voor het magazine Apprendre et se Développer 10/12/21.


The sixth international keynote is Dr Sam Mather (UK). She has a unique combination of skills that allows her to bring neuroscience solutions to individuals and organisations. She has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, an MSc in Learning and Performance Management and a doctorate in Occupational Psychology and Neuroscience. Sam teaches at Henley Business School on the Applied Management and Leadership degrees and Masters in Leadership programmes where she brings her knowledge of Applied Neuroscience to learning. Her research focuses on how organisations can create brain-friendly, safe environments to enable employees to problem solve, adapt, innovate and learn. Sam has published two books: "RISE: The science and practice of creating and developing your cognitive resources for resilience and wellbeing" and "RISE Together: A leader's guide to the science behind creating innovative, engaged and resilient employee" which provide practical tools for leaders and individuals to maximise the brain's performance.


The need to be able to learn continuously is ever present in today's fast-moving organisations: after all the only constant is change. Employees are learning all the time, after all the brain is "plastic" and can take on new knowledge. However, what is being learnt may not necessarily be the things you want people to learn. To ensure that people learn the things that will help them, your leaders and your organisation, the brain needs the right inputs.

Understanding the impact that the environment has on the brain and its ability to learn is key to enabling absorption and retention of new knowledge. Recognising that the optimal learning environment is created by a number of factors, this session aims to address the key elements needed from the brain's perspective.

Based on findings from a recent worldwide survey around the adoption of new technologies and research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, this session will discuss what the brain needs to be able to learn effectively. What organisations and learning and development professionals can do to prime the brain for new knowledge will be discussed, offering practical advice on how this can be incorporated into individual, team and organisational learning. In doing so, questions such as "How do we get the brain "fit" to learn?", "how do we create smart and innovative employees?" and "what is the role of the leader?" will be addressed.

Finally, having discussed the environment that creates optimal learning, how this can be leveraged for greater employee resilience will be considered.

In this session you will:

  • discover the findings of the latest research into barriers of learning
  • understand the elements that influence the brain's ability to learn (and why)
  • take away practical advice on how create the optimal environment for learning
Lees het verslag van het gesprek Learning with the mind in mind die Scarlet Coopman had met Sam en die je ook kan lezen in het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/12/21.

De 3 nationale keynotes zijn de winnaars van het Proeverijen, uw L&D Festival 2020. Zij brengen parallel met de 9 internationale sprekers ook elk 2 keynotes.