Op deze pagina maak je later kennis met de derde 'leerlijn': de 6 internationale keynotes die we verwachten in Brussel.

Stel je eigen L&D Talks samen op 22+23+24/10/24.


Njeri Mwagiru (ZAF) is a Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University Business School.

Her work focuses on strengthening capabilities of individuals, organisations and governments in Africa, to navigate complexity and uncertainty, to realise long-term goals and visions. Her research interests include leadership, organisational performance, knowledge, gender and diversity, inclusivity and transformation.

Njeri has a Masters in International Relations and holds a PhD in Business Administration. She has worked with a range of organisations in several capacities and contexts including research and higher education; organisational capacity building and executive management training; policy planning, strategy development and programme delivery; project design, management and coordination; evaluation of initiatives for valued business, public sector, and international partners.

Her vocation is to support knowledge sharing and exchange, to facilitate integrated strategic planning, and enhance evidence-based decision making and high performance to achieve desired futures.

Njeri will bring us a session on THE FUTURE OF LEARNING


The following topics will be discussed in his session:

Ann Sophie Deprez van marbl zal Njeri interviewen interviewen voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/24


Lavinia Mehedintu (ROM) has been designing learning experiences and career development programs for the last 10 years, both in the corporate world and in the academic environment. As a co-founder and learning architect at Offbeat, she applies adult learning principles so learning and development professionals can connect, collaborate, and grow together.

Lavinia will bring us a keynote on NEEDS ANALYSIS

In this session you will:

Sofie Willox - So We Grow zal Lavinia te interviewen voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/24


Nelson Sivalingam (UK) is the CEO and Co-Founder of HowNow and the author of the popular L&D book 'Learning at Speed'. HowNow's Learning and Skills platform is used by over 100 companies ranging from fast-growing companies such as Depop, Trainline and MarshMallow and global enterprises like Sanofi and Investec. The company has been recognised by Forbes as one of the edtech companies to watch out for. Nelson has been a speaker at Google Campus, an Ambassador for Startup Britain and a Guest Lecturer on Entrepreneurship. He has been recognised by Virgin Media Business as one of the top 30 young innovative founders in the UK as well as one of the top Asian Stars in Tech. He is a thought leader on Startups, AI and SaaS contributing to publications such as The Guardian, The Telegraph and, and recently he was featured in Bloomberg's documentary on Entrepreneurial Mindset.

Nelson will bring us a keynote on this topic: SKILLS FIRST

In this session you will:

Nelson wordt geïnterviewd door Ning De Baere van De Opleidingscoach voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/24


Ingeborg Kroese (NL) is an international business executive with years of experience in commercial roles in multinational consumer goods companies. Since 2006, Ingeborg designs and facilitates L&D programs all over the world. Ingeborg lived in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Austria, and the Netherlands. Ingeborg has an MSc in Economics (cum laude) and a Doctorate in Education from the Open University, UK. Ingeborg's thesis and current research focuses on the equity and inclusiveness of L&D programs. She supports and guides training providers and their clients in developing inclusive L&D programs that support equal opportunities. Ingeborg is currently director/owner of Enhance Facilitation and Affiliated Researcher at the Open University, UK.


There is a concerning disconnect in L&D in the way diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is approached. Whereas L&D may offer separate DE&I programs, such as unconscious bias training, DE&I is neglected in the regular (f.e. functional, leadership, soft skills) programs. L&D fails to consider whether these programs are equitable and inclusive, and whether all learners, irrespective of, for example their gender or ethnicity, have an equal opportunity for learning success. Research highlights this is problematic and hampers meeting organisations’ DE&I objectives. As L&D we need to do better!

Key takeaways:

  • An understanding of what DE&I means, specifically in L&D
  • An understanding of how social categories such as gender and ethnicity play a role before, during and after a training
  • Reflection questions to understand whether your L&D strategy and programs are equitable and inclusive
Delia Mensetieri van Atolo zal Ingeborg interviewen voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/24


Julie Dirksen (USA) is Julie Dirksen is the author of the books Design For How People Learn and Talk to the Elephant: Design Learning for Behavior Change. She is a learning strategy consultant with a focus on incorporating behavioral science into learning interventions. Her MS degree is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. She’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and is a Learning Guild Guildmaster. She is happ iest when she gets to learning something new, and you can find her at

She will bring this keynote on this topic: LEARNING DESIGN

The key takeaways should be:

Yannick Willems van The Tipping Point zal Julie interviewen voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/06/24


Ajay Pangarkar (CAN) is partner of CentralKnowledge, and his unique approach applying strategic, financial, and professional learning skills allows him to create innovative learning environments. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA, FCMA), Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), and is a world-renowned workplace performance authority on integrating employee performance strategies within operational environments working closely with government and major corporations.

Ajay published four books with the recent titled, “Learning Metrics: How to Measure the Impact of Organizational Learning" (Kogan Page). He’s an award-winning author receiving multiple prestigious Readership and Editors’ Award, Elearning Magazine’s Learning Champion, and the World Training Development Congress named Ajay their “Distinguished Trainer”. He is a broadcast media commentator addressing workplace performance issues and contributor to leading international publications.

Ajay is a professor at the Sprott School of Business (Carleton University) and Smith School of Business (Queens University) as well as being actively involved with workplace learning working closely with LinkedIn Learning.

Ajay will bring us this keynote: Learning Metrics: How to Measure the Impact of Organizational Learning


What you will learn:

Ger Driesen van aNewSpring zal Ajay interviewen voor het magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen 10/09/24