L&D hacks to help you emerge stronger from disruption

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 10.00AM AEST

Laura Overton
Author: Facilitator: Researcher
United Kingdom

‘When Life gives you lemons – make lemonade!’ How can we turn L&D’s disruptive start of the new decade into an opportunity to grow stronger?


The first year of a new decade started with high hopes and big plans for today's learning practitioners. Just a few months into 2020, those plans have been disrupted beyond our wildest imagination as we face the immediate reality of learning in the new workplace.

So what lessons are we learning from the experience that will make us stronger to shape the future?

What new L&D hacks are emerging that we can borrow, steal and exploit today that will establish a strong base for creating value in the future?

This interactive discussion with our Workplace Learning Stream Keynote speaker, Laura Overton, will draw on conversations and experiments from around the globe. She will be blending the latest evidence informed thinking with the reality of today’s workplace to uncover simple tricks that make a difference.

Why attend?

Join us to discuss top tips for:

  • Converting L&D challenges into opportunities
  • Making the most of experiments
  • Avoiding technology overload

Webinar Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn that they are not alone, that there is always a creative way to think about today’s challenges

Speaker Bio

Laura Overton, Author: Facilitator: Researcher, United Kingdom

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 Royal Society of Arts. 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).