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Online and eLearning Conference

Leverage the latest tools and technologies to improve workplace performance and drive engagement

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Two-Day Conference 24 – 25 May 2017
Pre-Conference workshop 23 May 2017
The Hyatt Regency, Rosebank | Johannesburg

Leverage the latest tools and technologies to drive learning, develop skills, improve workplace performance and drive engagement!

With companies being pressurised to innovate and stay ahead of competition, the reality is that there is not much time for organisations to stop its operations for training. At the same time globally, many businesses’ training budgets have been cut, and just cannot afford for staff to dedicate weeks of time to training. Bottom line – training needs to keep up with the fast-paced environment and work demands to meet the needs of the modern learner. Online and eLearning is an effective way to achieve this. Technological advancements have made it possible for workplace training to be even more accessible than ever before!

The KR Online and eLearning Conference 2017 is designed for learning and development professionals who are wanting to leverage the latest in eLearning tools, social media, games, simulations, mobile and other technologies to improve learning and ultimately workplace performance.
The benefits of eLearning are clear offering faster learning delivery, lower costs, customised learning and often more effective way of delivering training and educational content to employees scattered across the country. By attending the event, you will be assisted in navigating the online and eLearning landscape, keep abreast with the latest developments and help you engage with the modern learner.

Venue: The Hyatt Regency - Conveniently situated within walking distance to the Gautrain Rosebank Station
The Hyatt Regency Hotel
191 Oxford Road, Rosebank. Johannesburg
011 280 1234

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • eLearning professionals
  • Instructional designers
  • Learning and development professionals
  • Organisational development professionals
  • Human resources professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Chief learning professionals
  • Academics


MORE INFORMATION

Contact Debbie Atwell +27 83 651 1664 or debbie@knowres.co.za

Programme

DAY ONE • 24 MAY 2017
 
07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks

08:30–08:40

Welcome and introduction by MC: Wayne Adams, eLearning Specialist, SA Reserve Bank

08:40–09:30

Emerging trends in the eLearning field: game changers and disruption

09:30–10:30

The growing role of micro learning: is bite-sized learning the future of eLearning? 

Karen Walstra, ‎Google for Education Program Manager: SSA Team, Google 


10:30–11:00 Morning break

TRACK 1
11:00–12:00

Honda case study:  Digital solutions for distributed businesses

Rajen Mahabeer, Head: Training and Development, Honda
TRACK 2

Digital coaching: coaching to prepare organisations for the accelerated change that digital brings

Carmen Whateley, Managing Director, Accenture Digital


TRACK 1
12:00–13:00

Why electronic isn’t enough: from campuses to corporate head offices

Mike Silver, Co-Ceo, Elevator

TRACK 2

The modern MOOC movement in corporate: learning tips for using MOOCS in corporate eLearning


13:15–14:00 Networking lunch

14:00–15:00

Debunking the mobile myth

Hannes Geldenhuys, Founder and CEO, Hubble Studios


15:00–15:30 Break

15:20–16:15

The use of informal video content in formal learning solutions

Willie Maritz, Founder and MD, Kalleo People Group


16:15 Close for Day-1

 

DAY TWO • 25 MAY 2017

07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks

08:20–08:30

Welcome and introduction by the Chairperson/MC, Grover Abrahams, Manager: eLearning Capability Lead, Accenture

08:30–09:30

Game-based learning and gamification: Hollard case study

09:30–10:30

The power of virtual reality in learning: creating engaging, entertaining and highly realistic experiences

Tyrone Rubin, Founder and CEO, SenseVirtual


10:30–11:00 Morning break

TRACK 1
11:00–12:00

Moving from classroom-based training to digital eLearning

Hilda Kriel, Deputy Director:  Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria and Dennis Kriel, Senior Instructional Designer/Educational Technologist, University of Pretoria

TRACK 2

Storytelling as a vehicle for online learning

Dr Fran Greyling, Chief Director: eLearning, National School of Government


TRACK 1
12:00–13:00

Improving management capability across the organisation: implementing a unit standard aligned blended learning programme (Tracker case study)

TRACK 2

Neuroscience: The science behind attention span, willpower and decision making and how this influences eLearning design

Colleen Lightbody, Owner, Brainwise Coaching and Learning and Managing Director, Neuroleadership Group


13:15–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:00

Making the right investment in technology and online learning platforms - How to do effective evaluation of eLearning solutions 

Harry Akinola, Global Partner (Head), TPS Learning & Development, Standard Bank Group


15:00-15:15 Break

15:15–16:00

Firing on all cylinders – Col’cacchios online learning academy delivers results

Roslyn Mommsen, National Training Manager, Col’cacchio Holdings


16:00 Wrap up and closure


Speakers

Willie Martiz, Founder and Managing Director, Kalleo People Group
Willie is the owner and MD of Kalleo People Group. He is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the innovative use of technologies in people management and development. Willie holds post-graduate degrees in Human Resource Development and Business. His entrepreneurial career followed after 9 years in the corporate sector as a generalist HR Practitioner. He is regarded as a thought leader in the area of online learning and does consulting work and talks across the world on topics ranging from Learning Strategy, Learning Trends, Social and Informal Learning as well as Mobile Learning.
Hannes Geldenhuys, CEO, Hubble Studios
Hannes Geldenhuys is the founder and CEO of Hubble Studios, a leading South African digital learning company based in Cape Town. Hannes’ core skills are in digital learning consulting, organisational development and IT service delivery, and he counts his experience across the education, financial and telecommunications sectors. Hannes’ first experience with digital learning came in 2004, when he used open-source technology to create a real-time, interactive, virtual classroom, hosted on a custom learning management system, years before that technology had become the norm. Seeing an opportunity to merge an interest in HR and IT, Hannes founded Hubble Studios in 2012, in partnership with Sam and Rob Paddock, founders themselves of premier online education company, GetSmarter, as featured in the September issue of Entrepreneur magazine (“Zero to R128 Million Online Training Success”). Hannes has a Bachelor of Business science honours degree in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town.
Louise Gideon, Learning Design and Technologies Manager, EOH
Louise recently joined EOH as the Learning Design and Technologies Manager. Prior to this, Louise was the Innovations and Design Manager at the international retail solutions company Smollan where she was responsible for the design and management of all learning interventions and eLearning programmes for the Group. Louise has served more than 17 years in all aspects of HR and training. The majority of her years of service have been dedicated to learning and development, covering all industry segments.
Mike Silver, Co-CEO, Elevator
Mike Silver is the founder and MD of Stretch Experiential Marketing. Mike has been working in the below the line and brand experience arena since 2000. Following his work with youth event properties and festivals in SA, Mike moved to the UK where he worked in sponsorship consultancy and later experiential marketing for one of the UK’s largest agencies of its type, RPM. During this time he helped assist various blue chip clients (including Unilever, Diageo & Yahoo!) with experiential strategies and campaigns. In 2009, Mike returned to SA and started Stretch Experiential Marketing. The agency built a reputation as specialists in developing BTL campaigns for national execution in both B2B and B2C environments. The agency’s clients included Chevron, Lipton Ice Tea, Pepsico, Pernod Ricard, Standard Bank & Metropolitan. In 2017, Stretch merged with Point Blank (a national BTL agency) to form ELEVATOR. As Co-CEO, Mike oversees the business 4 business units (including ELEVATOR Engage; the agency’s b2b and employee engagement offering) and 50 staff in 3 offices around the country. Clients include Cell C, Heineken, Hasbro, Lipton Ice Tea, Standard Bank & Chivas Regal.
Colleen Lightbody, Owner, Brainwise Coaching
Colleen Lightbody is the owner of Brainwise Coaching and Learning Systems.as well as Managing Director of the Neuroleadership Group (Corporate) SA, She is a respected Coach, Trainer, Mentor and Assessor internationally. Her global experience in training, coaching and program development includes clients in the Asia-Pacific Region; the United States, Europe as well as through Africa. Her specific area of expertise lies in Neuroscience; Learning; Personal and Professional Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence. In addition to a private, global coaching practice, Colleen also has over 8000 hours of training and coaching experience working with personal, professional and corporate clients. She is the President of the Neuroleadership Institute Gauteng Chapter; Colleen has completed a Masters in Leadership through University of Johannesburg as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Neuroleadership through Middlesex University and is currently enrolled for a PhD in Leadership. Her positive and energetic style is a reflection of the passion she has for her career and people, as well as a life living her core purpose of being a catalyst for change.
Tyrone Rubin, Founder and CEO, SenseVirtual
Tyrone is founder & CEO of SenseVirtual which is leading Africa forward with its high end Virtual Reality experiences for brands and solutions for companies. SenseVirtual has created Virtual Reality solutions and experiences for the Advertising, Property and Education industries with top international and local brands and companies. SenseVirtual has recently worked with and created Virtual Reality experiences for companies such as Electrolux, Adidas, Barclays, Dell and MiWay. Tyrone continues pushing the boundaries of where Virtual Reality can go in South Africa. He heads up South Africa’s Virtual Reality community, Virtual Reality SA (VRSA), which is Africa’s hub for developers in the VR space.
Dr Fran Greyling, Chief Director: eLearning, National School of Government
Fran Greyling started a career in teaching in 1990. She began teaching in higher education as a part-time lecturer in 1992 and has since facilitated various learning programmes at higher education institutions and in the private sector. On completion of a Master’s degree in Computer-Assisted Education in 1999 (cum laude) Fran worked as an instructional designer at the Tshwane University of Technology where she supported the integration of technologies into classroom practice. In 2002 she was offered an instructional design post at the University of Johannesburg. While working on a doctorate in Computer-Assisted Education, which was completed in 2007, her focus shifted from instructional design to professional development, based on her belief that lecturers should be empowered in the effective use of educational technologies in their field. In 2008 Fran was appointed as the eLearning Manager at the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently heading the eLearning Directorate at the National School of Government. She still teaches and conducts research in the field.
Harry Akinola, Global Partner (Head), TPS Learning & Development, Standard Bank Group
Harry has more than 13 years’ experience in the workplace learning and performance field where he has worked as an Instructional Designer, Adult Learning Specialist, Facilitator, Learning Technology Specialist, Personal Discovery and Development Consultant, Learning & Development Consultant, Project Manager and a Motivational Speaker. Currently Harry is the head of TPS Learning and Development for the Standard Bank Group. Harry has authored and published 2 books, Discovering & Unleashing your Royalty and A Mind to Work (How to be successful in the workplace). Harry is an internationally certified NLP practitioner and coach. Harry has a Bachelor of Science degree and a M.Sc. Management of Technology and Innovation from the Da Vinci Institute.
Wayne Adams, eLearning Specialist, SA Reserve Bank
Wayne is an eLearning specialist at the SA Reserve Bank Academy. He is responsible for integrating the entire eLearning value chain with the SARB Academy’s learning interventions. Wayne is also the owner of i’nāte Learning and Design, a consultancy he has had since 1992. He has been in the training and development field for more than 20 years in various capacities and roles. Prior to the SA Reserve Bank, Wayne worked at companies like Edcon, Accenture, The Training Room Online and FNB
Laura Dall, Learning Solutions Manager, Caveo Learning
Laura is a senior learning and performance professional with experience in human performance analysis, instructional strategy and design of blended workplace learning solutions across a range of industries. At Caveo Laura manages and supports a team of senior instructional designers (IDs) responsible for the design and development of learning and performance solutions. Laura strives to stay ahead of the latest thinking around learning and performance philosophy and technology. Prior to Caveo, Laura worked at Ceed Learning as a consultant, as well as with MTN where she was the performance solutions manager for 4 years. Laura has a honours degree in psychology from the University of Johannesburg.
Grover Abrahams, Grover Abrahams, Manager: eLearning Capability Lead, Accenture
Grover is currently responsible for Accenture South Africa’s eLearning capability, where his focus is on building the eLearning capability by sourcing new business, project managing delivery teams and keeping Accenture’s development teams at the cutting edge of global eLearning best practices. He is an accredited PROSCI Change Manager and eLearning thought leader. He also leads teams that develop and deliver eLearning, Change Management and Learning projects. He has extensive experience with supporting ERP and CRM systems implementations with customised learning strategies and delivery models. Prior to Accenture Grover also headed up Putty Learning and worked at companies such as Edcon, Sanlam Health, Metropolitan, and Discovery Health.
Bernadine Sprighton, Co-Founder and CEO, Ceed Learning
Bernadine has deep experience in the field of technology-enabled learning gained over a period of 25 years. During her career she has been in leadership roles in various organisations including RMB Private Bank (Origin), SAP Germany, Dimension Data, Hi-Performance Learning (HPL) and Deloitte where she had the responsibility of incubating the e-Learning service line. In 2013, Bernadine, together with Connemara Consulting, established Ceed Learning as a niche consulting and blended-learning specialist. Bernadine has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pretoria where her focus was on computer-assisted learning design and is currently busy with her PhD in digital learning through GIBS.
Dumisani Kala, Head: Learning and Development Academy, Tracker
Dumisani Kala is the Head of the Learning and Development Academy at Tracker. This involves the development of talent management strategy, leadership development, driving Tracker culture and change management programmes for strategy deployment. Prior to joining Tracker in 2016, Dumisani headed up the Transnet School of Engineering, where he worked for more than 18 years. Dumisani has a Honours Degree in Human Capital from UNISA, National Diploma Project Management from Crane Field Institution, Lean Manufacturing and Black belt Certificate from Acuity Institution School of Leadership from the state of Colorado. He further completed a three weeks course on lean Six Sigma successfully at General Electric Transportation in Erie Pennsylvania.
Rajen Mahabeer, Head: Training and Development, Honda
Rajen Mahabeer currently heads up the legal, IT and HR portfolio for Honda Motor South Africa, where he has worked since 2006. He is also heading up the Training and Development division. Rajen holds an Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of KZN, as well as Bachelors in Education through Unisa.
Carmen Whateley, Managing Director, Accenture Digital
Carmen is the Managing Director of the South African Mobility practice, a capability that enables business clients to embrace digital transformation through the adoption of connected devices and platforms. Carmen is a passionate believer in the power of digital and mobile technologies to change the way we live, and the way business works. She is also the Digital Lead for Accenture’s Financial Services practice. She has 20+ years’ experience in the digital realm where her focus is on transforming business through the application and integration of Internet and mobile technologies. She is particularly interested in the power of digital to connect people, companies, suppliers and buyers in disruptive ways. Prior to joining Accenture, Carmen held executive level positions at Vodacom and Nedbank. She has a Master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Workshops & Sponsors 

Pre-Workshops 23 May

These hands-on, practical and engaging workshops allow you to deep-dive into specific topics which will build skills and offer practical take away tools that can be immediately applied in your day-to-day work. Skills or concepts are taught, demonstrated or explored, and they are embedded with active participation and active learning. Interaction and participation are vital parts of these workshops.
Even if you’re not attending the full conference, you can still register for a stand-alone workshop.


Workshop 1: Efficiency in eLearning design: exploring best practice and innovative new solutions

Facilitated by: Willie Maritz, Founder and Managing Director, Kalleo People Group and Lenka Strick, CEO, Kalleo Learning

While the creation of impactful eLearning material is important, it is also vital to make sure that the eLearning strategy is aligned with the organisational goals and business needs. You also need to choose the right tools and technology and have clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Rushing into eLearning is not the way to go as there are mistakes that are common in eLearning projects. eLearning design and development can be a long and painful process for all parties involved. This workshop will explore some common problems and mistakes, and how they can be avoided and solved. Some themes covered will include:

  • Project management
  • Creative mismatch
  • Quality assurance cycles
  • The roles and skills in the process
Key learning outcomes:
  • Know what to avoid in your own eLearning process
  • Walk away with some practical tips to improve inefficiencies
  • Bring back the fun and creativity into the process

Why attend?

If you are an eLearning practitioner or are involved in the process of creating eLearning, you have probably experienced the pain and inefficiencies that can creep into the process. Many of us have learned hard lessons and this is an opportunity to share some practical advice and innovative solutions. Come share and come learn.


About the facilitators

Willie is the owner and MD of Kalleo People Group. He is an entrepreneur and thought leader in the innovative use of technologies in people management and development. Willie holds post-graduate degrees in Human Resource Development and Business. His entrepreneurial career followed after 9 years in the corporate sector as a generalist HR Practitioner. He is regarded as a thought leader in the area of online learning and does consulting work and talks across the world on topics ranging from Learning Strategy, Learning Trends, Social and Informal Learning as well as Mobile Learning.

Lenka is the CEO of Kalleo Learning. With a passion for training, Lenka is a specialist in eLearning design and development. Her experience includes training in SA, Australia, and across the African continent. Prior to joining Kalleo Lenka was the Technology and eLearning Manager at EOH. Other positions have included being the director of BIHRD

Workshop 2: Blended learning to enable better learning experiences: Step-by-step guide to blended learning

Facilitated by Louise Gideon, Manager: Learning Design and Technologies Manager, EOH

We all know that time is money, so how do we ensure we enable a learning experience that is efficient and effective for the modern organisation. This workshop will explore tools and techniques to integrate online and classroom learning in your learning experiences

This practical, step-by-step workshop will assist you to incorporate bended learning into your organisation, from how to develop for a blended learning approach, through to implementation and assessment of blended learning
Key outcomes and themes to be explored:
  • What is blended learning?
  • When to use it
  • Dos and don’ts of blended learning
  • How to implement blended learning
  • How to assess a blended learning approach
  • Case Studies: participants to bring along scenarios they need assistance with

Who should attend?
  • Training Managers
  • Content designers and developers
  • HR Managers
  • Training Practitioners

About the facilitator:

Louise Gideon, Learning Design and Technologies Manager, EOH
Louise recently joined EOH as the Learning Design and Technologies Manager. Prior to this, Louise was the Innovations and Design Manager at the international retail solutions company Smollan where she was responsible for the design and management of all learning interventions and eLearning programmes for the Group. Louise has served more than 17 years in all aspects of HR and training. The majority of her years of service have been dedicated to learning and development, covering all industry segments.



Sponsors and Exhibitors

Would you like the opportunity to market your company’s products and services to delegates at this seminar?

For information on sponsorships and exhibitions please contact Keel Heubner keel@avenue.co.za       


REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES
  Excl. VAT
Pre-conference workshop only: 23 May 2017
R4 500.00
Two-Day Conference only: 24-25 May   R9 900.00
Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference: 23-25 May   R12 700.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and seminar materials
SETA grants and accreditation requirements

Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.


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Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universitiescontact us for more information!



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debbie@knowres.co.za

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