Building the right skills for the future of work

Learning Technologies Asia 2021 will examine how organisations can develop their learning strategies to stay ahead, innovate and grow.
By: | March 17, 2021

With rapid changes in technology demands and uncertainties related to the global pandemic, organisational growth is being hinged on employees having the right behavioural and technical competencies, said Benny Ramos, Director, Global Solution Practice, Skillsoft.

During his presentation at Learning Technologies Asia 2021, which is taking place from March 23-24. Ramos will explain how digital transformation will create tremendous opportunities to address many challenges faced by organisations. For that to happen however, he urged organisations to leverage the investment in technologies, as well as leadership development, to maintain engagement and morale.

As organisations pushed the boundaries and changed the way they work as a result of the pandemic, learning systems and platforms have gone from being a novelty to being useful in the workplace, suggested Brent Colescott, Senior Director, Global Business Strategy & Transformation, SumTotal Systems. During his presentation, Colescott will highlight how learning can now be found anywhere and at any time.

The emergence of technology as a central hub for work and collaboration, he added, is also seeing the shift from learning and learning systems into a transparent process, a development that has happened when technology found the balance between need and innovation.

Companies wanting to futureproof their workforce’s ability to respond to the unexpected are moving from an efficiency-driven organisation to one more focused on agility and resilience, observed Annee Bayeux, Chief Learning Strategist, EdCast. During her presentation, she will examine how organisations can ensure that their learning team has the skills and agility to support the business during uncertainty.

Discussing the five principles of an agile and future-ready L&D, she will also touch on how an agile L&D function equipped with the right tools and technology is now the pre-requisite to building a culture of curiosity and learning.

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An entirely virtual event, Learning Technologies Asia 2021 is organised by HRM Asia, and will provide key insights into how organsiations in Asia-Pacific can more effectively grow and develop their L&D strategies to stay ahead, innovate and grow.

Participants will also hear from thought leaders such as Dani Johnson, Co-Founder and Principal Analyst; and Heather Gilmartin Adams, Senior Analyst at RedThread Research, as they discuss the key trends and technology innovations that have fundamentally revolutionised learning and employee development journeys.

Also joining us is Joanne Hor, Chief Learning Officer, Group Human Resources, DBS Bank, Singapore, who will be providing her insights on the role L&D is playing in the post-pandemic ‘never normal’.

Click here to reserve your seat, and be part of the L&D discussion at Learning Technologies Asia 2021!

Over the coming weeks, look out for HRM Asia’s HR Leadership Series, which will guide you through all the challenges and opportunities as you navigate through 2021.