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Our Keynote Speakers

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Helen Nicholson

Mindfulness for Resilience

As a leader, you're being called on to dig deep and lead in ways that you've never done before. You need to develop your ability to navigate uncertainty, make decisions in ambiguity, leading people remotely and find new ways to collaborate.

Mindfulness is central throughout to ensure that you staying connected!

In this power-hour session you’ll learn:

  • The value of sprints in leading your team.

  • How to take the lessons of the Corporate Athlete in managing your performance and that of your team.

  • The neuroscience behind mindfulness.

  • Practical was to incorporate mindfulness into you and your team's daily schedule.

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Graeme Codrington

Adaptive Leadership

Leading in a changing world is about the current and future challenges that leaders face. It explores the type of thinking, behaviour and habits that you’ll need to successfully navigate the unfolding future.

  • Learn to manage and cope with disruptive change.

  • Unlearn our known “normal”.

  • Understand that disruption is not a once-off - change is constant and inevitable.

  • Develop a practical toolkit for your team to navigate exponential change.

  • Helping shape the “new future” for you an organisation.

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Linda Van Der Loo

Reskilling Revolution - Practical Insights

As learning and development professionals, we have had no choice but head the call to do things differently. Our world has shifted dramatically to become a place where digitisation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are now a reality.

Suddenly, up-skilling has become the ‘flavour of the month’ because new skills are needed at a speed and pace that we aren’t used to. Right now, we are experiencing the Reskilling Revolution!

In this session, I'll share practical examples of how to plan for reskilling in your organisation. We'll explore strategies for targeted initiatives where expiring skills are replaced by future-fit capabilities that align with the business’s vision.


Zoya Mabuto

Be Heard in a Virtual Environment

Our work has changed from our office to 'hoffice' (home office) - something none of us thought would happen! Yet the transition comes with its challenges - especially when it comes to having a strong and professional presence. 

In this session, you'll learn how to be heard virtually by:

  • Focusing on how you show up 

  • Determining the relationships you intend to build

  • Ensuring the tech doesn't become a distraction

  • Avoiding common screen pitfalls


Yumna Tayob

3 Steps the Every Learning Professional Needs to Become the Ultimate Learning Partner.

The world is changing rapidly, and we need to keep up. What helped us to succeed in the past will no longer work today. We need to think differently and embrace new ways of doing things in order to thrive in the 4th and 5th Industrial Revolution.

In this session, Yumna Tayob explores the three steps that every learning professional needs to become the ultimate learning partner.


Niven Postma

Navigating Corporate Politics

If you don’t do politics, politics will do you! Corporate politics can be ‘make-or-break’ your career. It’s can work for you or bring your career to a grinding halt.

In this session, you’ll learn to identify and avoid potential pitfalls of corporate politics. You’ll also understand how to develop a personal brand and network that’ll set your career on a positive trajectory.

  • Recognise the inevitability of corporate politics.

  • Differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate politics.

  • Navigate the political landscape.

  • Network strategically to build broad alliances.

  • Avoid the pitfalls of corporate politics.

Kerryn Kohl

Data Insights for Life-Long Learning

Kerryn is an organisational behaviourist and learning strategist, focusing on the interface between human behaviour and the digital organisation. Combining her knowledge of education, specifically Adult Learning theory, and Psychology allowed her to develop a strong vision for her company, 4thTalent’s strategic approach to building Learning Organisations.

Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding

Transform Employee Experience in this New World

As leaders and as colleagues, we are constantly creating the experience for the people around us. These are moments that either switch them on and grows them or switch them off and deplete them – there are no neutral moments.

This session will include a dynamic set of interactive models, frameworks, and a toolkit for designing, leading, and sustaining a brilliant culture and awesome employee experience – all of which leads to better business results.

Please note that session topics and speakers are may change until the final programme agenda is published.

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