Guru Keynotes

Fons Trompenaars

Renowned Culture and Innovation Guru

MONDAY 9 APRIL 2018 | 09:30 – 11:00 A.M

Innovation, Culture, and Change in the New Learning Era

Retrenchment and cost cutting has been the focus of many businesses over the last few years. However, CEOs and industry leaders need to move towards a vision of sustained learning and growth, with innovation as the primary route to that growth. Much has been said about creativity and innovation, but what is needed to reconnect people, teams, and organizations to create constant renewal of talent and motivation?

Recently introduced into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame in 2017 and voted one of the top 20 Most Influential International Thinkers, Fons Trompenaars is known all over the world for his work as a consultant. He is also the author of 13 books, including best seller and book of the year, Riding the Waves of Culture.

In this keynote session, Fons will demonstrate how to create a framework that reconnects corporate culture, innovation, leadership and people engagement to improve learning, attract top talent, sustain growth and ultimately become more profitable.

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Dave Ulrich

One of the World’s Most Influential HR and Business Management Thinkers (*)

TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018 | 09:40 – 11:00 A.M

Creating Business Value Through Learning Innovations in a Disruptive Workplace

Value creation in L&D has transformed from an optional aspiration to a business necessity. No longer is it a supplemental luxury to learn new skills, develop top talent, or clearly articulate learning value. Staying relevant and in demand in today’s increasingly fast-moving competitive market requires an ongoing commitment to learning.

Ranked as the number 1 management guru by Businessweek, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, named a top five coach in Forbes, and recently recognized on Thinkers50 Hall of Fame as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, Dave Ulrich has a passion for ideas with impact. In his writing, teaching, and consulting, he continually seeks new ideas that tackle some of the world’s thorniest and longest-standing challenges, and has co-authored a new book Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent Is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It.

In his session, Dave will help L&D and HR professionals to define the principal of value, demonstrate the value of learning to all stakeholders, and go through the latest learning tools that drive value.

(*) UK’s HR Magazine 2015

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