Het programma van de L&D Talks oktober 2022 is in opbouw. 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 27/10/2022.


The first international keynote is Peter Cheese (UK), the CEO of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and People Development. Since January 2019, he has been co-chair of The Flexible Working Task Force, a partnership across government departments, business groups, trade unions and charities, to increase the uptake of flexible working. He is also Chair of Engage for Success and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. In 2021, his book ‘The New World of Work’ was published, exploring the many factors shaping work, workplaces, workforces and our working lives, and the principles around which we can build a future that is good for people, for business and for societies.

Prior to joining the CIPD in 2012 Peter was Chair of the Institute of Leadership and Management, an Executive Fellow at London Business School, and held a number of Board level roles. He had a long career in consulting at Accenture working with organisations around the world, and in his last seven years there was Global Managing Director for the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice.

He is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute), the Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University.


There are many drivers shaping the future of work, from social and demographic change, geopolitical and environmental crises, to increasing digitisation and the impact of technology. These are uncertain and challenging times, but it is vital that we all work together to shape a better future, where work is good for us and our wellbeing, there is fairness of opportunity, and organisations and leaders are acting responsibly in recognising all their stakeholders.

So how do we respond and what is the role of L&D and HR? One of the most significant challenges that businesses today are facing is access to the right skills and talent, and that gap is likely to grow further as new job skills emerge. We need to be able to adapt and to upskill and reskill, to reinvent learning in the workplace, and to work more closely with our systems of education that also need to evolve. We have to be able to plan ahead and understand emerging capability needs, to develop more strategic approaches to workforce planning, and to look more holistically at all the options in filling capability gaps. We have to create cultures of learning, of agility, and of inclusion. This means more understanding of behavioural change as well as how we develop the more direct job skills.

This session will explore these issues and encourage debate as well as providing some inspiration and optimism for the future.

The key takeaways should be:

  • Broader understanding of the context and drivers for the future of work and the priorities we need to respond to
  • The role of L&D and how it also needs to evolve in helping to respond to and shape the future of work
  • The importance of positive and supportive cultures, of inclusion and purpose, and of leadership development, and how together we can make those happen
Jill Everaert, SD Worx Academy heeft Peter geînterviewt tijdens haar zomerverlof. Haar verslag Doing well by doing good vind je in het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/22.


A second keynote is Felipe Zamana (BRA). Felipe is a Creativity Professor, Researcher, International Speaker, and Strategic Advisor dedicated to exploring Creativity applied to Educational, Cultural, Social, and Organizational Development.

He has a Master in Creativity and Innovation and is an invited member of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) for his contributions in the area, having already published articles internationally.

He has been a visiting university professor and invited speaker at events in Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, sharing his expertise in the areas of Creativity, Leadership, Learning Communities, Future of Education, and Future of Work.


We all need a safe space to share ideas, build trust and friendship, lead and be led, with the deeper need to help others.

Ecosystems’ domain became well known since the cross-industrial collaboration become the main driver of innovation and economic evolution. So, if major characteristics that make us human are interpersonal relationships and the ability to create, creative ecosystems are human relationships directed towards creation with learning at the heart of it.

Because of their unpredictability and their spontaneity, creative ecosystems offer a greater idea yield from the assembled brains than traditional approaches. The challenge now is to renounce reliance on strictly strategy and power and to, instead, invite others to come onto your social groups and contribute with their ideas and dreams.

So, let's create together more creative ideas, projects, and solutions?

In this session you will:

  • Understand how creative ecosystems work and the roles of each individual belonging to this system
  • How to apply this systemic approach to navigate complexity and manage change
  • How to create a strong environment to learn, develop skills, share knowledge, and cultivate attitudes to better performance
Luc De Schryver heeft Felipe gesproken naar aanleiding van zijn keynote in Brussel. Lees het interview Waarom creativiteit onmisbaar is voor leerecosystemen ... geschreven voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/12/21.


Another international keynote is Susi Miller (UK). Susi Miller is an industry leading expert on accessible learning design and the founder and director of eLaHub. The author of Designing Accessible Learning Content (Kogan Page, 2021), Susi has more than 30 years L&D experience in the public, private and not-for profit sector. She is a skilled instructional designer and online course developer and a passionate advocate for digital accessibility. Her accessible learning content has been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards.


In this talk Susi Miller will outline the case for digital accessibility. The talk will explore key concepts around different access needs and will challenge some of the common assumptions and misconceptions which often prevent organisations from taking advantage of the many benefits of accessibility. Susi will also focus on the reasons why digital accessibility is rapidly becoming a business priority and how accessible learning content can help L&D better achieve their learning goals and improve workforce productivity.

This session will lead participants through:

  • The ethical, legal and business case for digital accessibility
  • The importance of accessibility for diversity and inclusion
  • The benefits of accessible learning content
Christophe Jacobs ontmoette Susi medio juni 2022 tijdens het Festival of Work in London en interviewde voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/22: Progress over Perfection


For the past 25 years, Dr. Atsusi Hirumi centered his teaching, research, and service on enhancing learning in online and hybrid learning environments. At his former and current institution, Dr. Hirumi worked with colleagues to create online and hybrid professional certificates and degree programs in e-Learning, Instructional Design, and Instructional Design of Simulations. He also collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators in K12 and higher education, medical and health science centers, and the military across North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East to provide high-quality training and education. His research now focuses on improving patient care and safety by increasing the quality and productivity of health professions education.


Learning management systems enabled instructors to meet the educational needs and interests of millions of students and working professionals during the pandemic. The problem is the use of interactive technology does not ensure that meaningful interactions will occur. Good instructors facilitate many interactions in class, but they typically do so spontaneous based on intuition, and verbal and non-verbal cues. In online and hybrid courses, such interactions must be explicitly designed and sequenced to facilitate e-learning. During this session, Dr Hirumi will share tools and techniques for designing e-learning interactions synthesized over the past 25 years.

People will leave with:

  • An array of strategies for designing and sequencing e-learning interactions,
  • Guidelines for determining which aspects of a hybrid course to facilitate synchronously vs. asynchronously, and
  • Agile techniques for ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement of online and hybrid learning experiences.
Lees het interview uit het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/22.


A fifth keynote of the day is Patricia Riddell (UK). She has a unique combination of skills that allows her to bring neuroscience solutions to individuals and organisations. She was awarded her BSc from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc from Imperial College, before receiving a doctorate in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University. Patricia teaches at Henley Business School on the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change and MA in Leadership programmes where she brings her knowledge of Applied Neuroscience to learning. She also researches areas including learning and memory, motivation and leadership. Patricia co-authored “The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching” published in 2016. This book uses case studies to demonstrate how a knowledge of neuroscience can increase both understanding of coaching and flexibility in the tools that coaches use.


Learning and development (L&D) professionals need to carefully consider the role of memory when planning training. An awareness of how the brain remembers information can help enormously when designing programmes to help people learn best. In this session, a number of key questions about how the brain learns best will be answered. Practical advice on how this can be incorporated into individual, team and organisational learning will also be provided.

Learning and memory are intertwined. Indeed, the function of learning is to put information into memory so that it can be accessed when required at a later date. Thus, one key question for L&D experts to consider is what does the brain store and how does it do this? To answer this, we need to better understand how memory works and what makes it fallible. We also need to know what the brain chooses to pay attention to and what it ignores. Another question might be what stops learning from being ‘sticky’ and transferable from the training room to the workplace? The answer to this lies in how we break old and create better habits of learning both individually and organisationally.

Learning and memory can sometimes fail us, but there are ways to harness it to ensure learning remains sticky and can be recalled not just in the short term but also in the long term.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how the brain makes and stores memories and therefore what learning professionals can do to create stickier memories.
  • Understand how organisations can develop bad learning habits and how to change these for the better.
  • Take away practical advice on how to increase learning in the workplace based on how our brains work.

  • Lees het interview 10 questions for Dr Patricia Riddell die Philip Oosterlinck had met 'Trish' voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/21.

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    A sixth international keynote is Guy W. Wallace (USA) is a semi-retired Performance Analyst and Instructional Architect who has been in the L&D field since 1979, and a consultant since 1982. He is a recipient of the 2010 Honorary Life Member Award from the International Society for Performance Improvement for his contributions to both the technology of Performance Improvement and to the Society. He has published over 30 books, over 100 articles, and presented over 145 times at professional organizations. He has worked for over 80 clients, and has won awards for AT&T, General Motors, Change Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Imperial Oil, and Siemen's Building Technologies.


    People are on the payroll not to perform behaviors or tasks, but to produce Worthy Outputs that become Inputs to downstream customers, internally and/or externally, and create acceptable Outcomes for all of the Stakeholders.

    L&D content needs to be authentic and address the real-world requirements of its Target Audiences back on the job, including sharing both the overt Behavioral and the covert Cognitive Tasks, and the strategies and tactics Master Performers use in avoiding the barriers to Performance in the first place, and in recovery if the barriers were unavoidable in the second place.

    In this session, we'll explore

    • the Analysis or Discovery Data needed to feed L&D Design and Development
    • a Data Framework for capturing both Performance and Enabler Data
    • a set of starter Questions to Elicit the Analysis Data
    • a simple method for determining whether your L&D Content should be deployed as Performance Support, a Learning Experience, or both
    Lees hier het interview Structured social learning als kwaliteitslabel voor performantie die Sofie Willox had met Guy voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/22.