School of Business and Economics


19 November 2019

CIPD Getting ready for the future of work & the future of learning

Presented By Centre for Work, Organisation and Society

About this event

The coming of age of AI, robotics and all things digital has created a fresh focus on business leader’s minds on their people. Swathes of business leaders are talking about the need for widespread reskilling and upskilling in their workforce and the need to attract adaptable talent with strong soft skills. This provides a unique opportunity for people professionals to step up to the challenge, equipping our staff to perform and excel in the new world of work. But are we ready for the challenge and what do we need to do to make sure we are?

This in this interactive session we will explore together:

• Trends impacting learning and work
• Learning culture: rethinking learning in the new world of work
• Ownership - new responsibilities within a modern learning culture
• Readiness – what do people professionals need in today order to be ready for tomorrow’s learning future?

Speaker Profile

Laura Overton is an award winning learning analyst dedicated to uncovering and sharing effective practices in learning innovation that lead to business value. The author of over 40 reports and hundreds of articles, her work is based on 30 years of practical experience and a commitment to supporting evidence based learning decisions. As the founder and original CEO of Towards Maturity, she is also known for leading a 15 year longitudinal study programme (2004 – 2019) with thousands of Learning leaders and workers around the globe to uncover and share learning strategies that lead to business success.

In the UK, Laura is an Academic Fellow of the CIPD and a fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute. In February 2010, she was the first woman to be awarded the Learning and Performance Institute’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for services to training and was the recipient of the inaugural elearning age Special Achievement award at the 2012 elearning awards. In 2018 she was voted the most influential person in corporate elearning in the globe and the top UK listed person (a position held since 2014).

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