Transforming the Learning Function
Harnessing learning to drive innovation and performance
Building sustainable performance means organisations have to be able to adapt at speed to changes in their environment. Therefore organisations’ capacity to learn and reinvent themselves is a critical capability today.
This webinar explored the state of play in the learning function today, how well equipped it is for success in today’s business context, and where the opportunities lie for improving performance.
Karen is a CRF Associate. She has worked extensively across all sectors on the issue of organisation effectiveness, particularly developing sustainable strategic capability. She has also published books on the global aspects of effectiveness – ‘Leading International Teams’ & ‘Globalisation: The internal dynamic’.
Karen has extensive experience working with high potential leaders globally and in the last nine years has conducted targeted research into the challenges of attracting and retaining the talent needed to lead organisations healthily in times of complexity and ambiguity. Recent clients include Tesco, G4S, UK & UAE Civil Service, AB Foods, a global humanitarian agency, Lloyds, John Lewis, Zentiva and Marketform.
Karen is an accredited Power & Systems facilitator and finds this approach to be transformational particularly for leaders in mature organisations, freeing their energy for change and creating healthy and human workplaces. She is an effective keynote speaker as she brings practical depth and breadth to her contributions.
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor.
As CRF’s Research Director, Gillian has written various reports and papers on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, talent management, coaching and diversity.
Tracey is the Head of People Development and Comms at Sky UK. Sky is Europe’s largest entertainment company with 22 million customers in five countries. Tracey’s experience in learning, leadership and talent spans nearly15 years. She has worked across multiple industries including media andtelecommunications, mining, transport and logistics, employment services, andrecruitment, in both Australia and the UK. Her work has taken her to Arctic Circleand 150m below ground looking for diamonds. Tracey is on a mission to help Sky become a modern learning organisation, and she is a passionate advocate of Agile as a means to achieving this.Tracey also has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a professional qualification in Executive Coaching.
Mark Williamson leads KPMG's Learning Solutions business in the UK which provides our clients with end to end learning solutions to address their skills, workforce and leadership development needs both in the UK and Globally. Mark's experience spans industry sectors, including Defence, Industrial Manufacturing, Telecoms, Financial Services, Public Sector, Consumer Markets and Pharmaceuticals, leading some of the largest workforce and learning transformation programmes for these clients. Mark has over 25 years of experience, working in industry for Rolls-Royce and for a number of other global professional services organisations prior to KPMG. He is a frequent industry commentator and co-author of the well-established book guiding organisations in HR and workforce transformation - "Transforming HR - Creating value through people" - published by Elsevier.
Peter is a member of the Ericsson L&D Leadership Team where he has responsibility for developing world class learning practices for improved business success. He works closely with the CLO on strategy & transformation; coordinates learning across Ericsson’s 5 Market Areas and leads the centre of excellence for the learning function. Previously he spent 3 years as Head of Learning for Region Western and Central Europe with other Ericsson roles including UK Competence, Talent and ER Director; Head of UK HR Operations plus a variety of HR Business Partner roles. He has now clocked up over 30 years’ experience in Learning & HR having previously worked in Philips Electronics and IBM.