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Online and e-Learning Conference



Pre-conference workshop: 28 July 2020

Two-day conference: 29-30 July
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg

We have gone through shock and change, and as with so many other industries and professions, L&D faces a tough road ahead. We are working in unprecedented times - the crisis has forced many to suddenly go 100% virtual whether prepared or not and not many organisations have everything worked out just yet. We understand that this is a challenging time for you to navigate online learning, as companies need to find innovative ways to develop their employees remotely and keep the momentum going. The abrupt shift to an online learning approach may be a difficult experience for those employees who are accustomed to face-to-face learning and development programs. Even prior to COVID-19, new technologies were changing the very nature of jobs, and the skills that are needed to do them, companies need to invest more in reskilling and upskilling their employees. Companies want and need learning that is fast and economical with immediate results. However, as modern business practices move and change rapidly, it’s often difficult for employees to keep up. Companies therefore, need ways of quickly plugging knowledge gaps, as and when they occur. Managers need flexible and quick training resources that they can use to help employees get their heads around new material or working practices without spending too much time out of office. In this regard, Online and eLearning offers benefits to both the organisation and the employee because it is flexible, scalable, it can be personalised and can save time and money.

Companies that can develop their employees in real-time achieve a competitive edge over their rivals in good and bad times. Not to mention that the modern learner demands learning opportunities for growth – organisations that don’t invest in learning opportunities for their staff, risk losing critical talent.

If you want to accelerate learning within your organisation, learn what others did to quickly scale learning online, make it interesting, engaging and valuable and not just push content – attend the 2020 Online and eLearning Conference! Gain access to the tools that your organisation needs create experiences where employees can easily access the most relevant learning content at the moment, they need it.


If you are in the following roles – it is critical that you are on the lookout for the latest learning trends so that you can deliver learning that measures up to today’s digital world
  • Training Managers
  • Learning & Development Managers/Directors
  • eLearning Managers
  • Skills Development Managers
  • Facilitators, Mentors, Corporate Trainers and Coaches
  • Talent Managers
  • Organisational Capacity Managers
  • Education Managers
  • Training and Education Consultants
  • Instructional Designers
  • Chief People Officers (CPOs)/HR Directors/HR Managers
  • Change Managers
  • eLearning consultants


Organisations offering products, services, technology and solutions in the following areas:
  • eLearning tools
  • Learning apps
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Onboarding & Induction training
  • Gamification solutions
  • Video solutions
  • Mobile learning
  • Virtual learning environments
  • Collaboration tools
  • Management & Leadership training

Debbie Atwell +27 83 651 1664 or

Conference Programme

DAY ONE • 29 JULY 2020
07:30–08:30 Registration and arrival refreshments and snacks


Welcome and introduction by Chairperson


How our L&D department made it through the crisis – lessons and successes (discussion)

Kirsty Chadwick
, CEO, Training Room Online


Developing a robust emergency response strategy for scalable online learning delivery

10:30–11:00 Morning break


Microlearning with immediate application: when, where and how

Stuart Woolmington
, CEO, WinWin International


Converting in presence training programmes to successful outcomes-based online training sessions

Maryke Burnett
, Digital Enablement and Change Consultant, Mint Group

12:30–13:30 Networking lunch


Mars: A journey to social, integrated, seamless learning tailored to the needs of the employee

Nerisha Charlton
, Director of People and Organisation, Mars


The best and different authoring software tools to use

Adrian Ziller
, Managing Director Blue Pencil

15:00–15:15 Afternoon tea break


Serious Games: Can they finally deliver scalable, measurable soft skills training?

Glenn Gillis
, MD, Seamonster


Wrap up for Day-1


DAY TWO • 30 JULY 2020

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


Welcome and introduction by Chairperson


Motivation and learning: How to maintain learner motivation before, during and after training


Let’s Talk Digital eLearning @EY:  enabling people across the organisation become digitally fluent

Jenny Greyling
, Head of Talent and Learning, EY


Personalised learning using Artificial Intelligence (Absa Case Study)

Nishen Munnisunker
, Group Learning Lead, Absa

10:45–11:15 Morning break


Unlocking full potential: Using mobile, AR and VR to empower staff in real time

Mabore Sithole
, Head HRD and Transformation, Anglo American Platinum


Flexible and personalised learning environments:  exploring LTI (Learning tools interoperability) and NGDLE (Next generation Digital Learning Environment

12:45–13:30 Lunch


Cambridge case study: Developing an online leadership training programme for entry and mid-level employees 

Hannes Geldenhuys
, Founder and CEO, Hubble Studios


Mobile learning trends: mlearning as a critical part of your learning strategy 

This session will look at the items making headlines in mobile in the coming year and what you need to pay attention to.  We will delve into smart speakers and voice assistants, connectivity, VR, shift to the cloud, AI and machine learning, Rise of mobile apps, mobile micro-assessment and more


How to design and develop truly accessible digital content for online learning 

Claire Forbes
, Learning Experience Designer, TFG

15:35 Wrap up and closure


Speaker line up to follow soon…

Workshops | Sponsors  & Exhibitions

Pre-Conference Workshop 1: 28 July

Developing a Learning Strategy and Designing a Digital Learning Measurement Dashboard

Facilitated by Dr Letitia van der Merwe
Industrial Psychologist, Managing Director, InavitIQ Learning (Author of Learning in Disruptive Age)

“90% of CEOs believe that their company is facing disruptive change driven by technology.” (Deloitte).

By implication, learning is being disrupted. There is enormous pressure on talent development professionals to identify and build digital skills, now and for the future. Far too often, that pressure is further compounded by a lack of a clearly articulated digital learning strategy. Ready or not, digital competence is already differentiating the winners from losers, and organisations, must be agile and dexterous in order to survive. The first part of this masterclass will focus on designing a digital learning strategy for your organisation.

“Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that is counted counts.” (Einstein)

The second part of the masterclass will focus on designing a digital learning measurement dashboard. Ideally your digital strategy and your measurement model should be designed at the same time! Learning measurement often appears to be a perennial topic. The issue, however, does not seem to be one of whether measuring the outcomes and the impact of digital learning are necessary (as Peter Drucker contended with saying “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”), but more (1) what should be measured, (2) how should it be measured, (3) what to report on and to whom, and, (4) how the information generated should be used to guide a proactive learning approach that guarantees the required people capacity at the right time given future, often uncertain organisational requirements in the context of Industry 4.0.

We wish to invite you join this Masterclass in our Master Series programme learning and talent development professionals, which focuses on how learning must become more innovative in creating and capturing value for the organisation. The following topics will be covered during the experiential session:
  • Key digital learning trends for 2020;
  • A practical step by step guide on how to reframe your learning strategy to include digital;
  • A practical step by step guide on what and how to measure
  • Working towards a Learning Reporting Framework, and
  • Implications and considerations for talent development professionals.

Workshop times

07:30 Registration
08:30 Workshop begins
10:00 Morning break
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Afternoon break
16:30 Wrap up


Dr Letitia van der Merwe predominately collaborate with clients in the area where employees support the achievement of specific outcomes that impact on business benefits to be delivered. In thinking about this interface, she is mindful, deliberate and specific about how adults learn in the workplace; why, what and how we develop people; how we measure their competence levels and making sure we see learning and development not as events, but as integrated processes. Her areas of specific expertise include leadership and change, client centricity and project management. Her career encompasses experiences from a wide range of Leadership, Human Resources and Organisational Development projects and interventions in the private and public sector as well as in the world of consulting. She is an industrial psychologist by profession and is the co-author of the book Reshaping Leadership DNA” and lead author of the book “Building the Corporate Leadership Community”. Her latest publication is entitled Learning in a Disruptive Age: Developing Sound Digital Learning Strategies

Pre-Conference Workshop 2: 28 July

Immersive Learning Masterclass

Facilitated by Stuart Woolmington, CEO, WinWin International

Immersive learning is increasingly being used in organisations for employee training and development purposes. Learning and Development (L&D) professionals have realised that in order to enhance the absorption and retention of skills and knowledge to the maximum, they need to help learners experience things first hand. But this is not possible at all times, so the second best thing is to create simulated or artificial environments around learners/employees that let them learn as if learning from a real experience. Immersive learning provides learners with an engaging environment that is highly interactive both virtually as well as physically, putting them in the middle of a learning experience to replicate possible scenarios or to teach particular skills or techniques. Simulations, role play, and virtual learning environments can be considered immersive learning. If you are keen to learn more about immersive learning and how to integrate immersive learning tools, join our masterclass!

What will be included:

  • Section One: What is Immersive Learning?
  • Section Two: How is Immersive Learning different in Offline or Online requirements.
  • Section Three: Breakdown immersive learning tools and where to use them.
  • Section Four: Identifying the need for immersive Learning
  • o The top 10 challenges and solutions comparing existing learning solutions to immersive.
    o How to prepar e content for immersive learning.
  • Section Five: Demonstrate how immersive tools deliver higher results and ROI.
  • Section Six: How immersive learning tools will interact with 4IR.

We will use various client examples that cover mining, manufacturing, FMCG, Oil &Gas etc. These examples will come from real African needs and include clients such as ABInBev, PepsiCo, Exxaro, OLA Energy, CCBA, Illovo.

About the facilitator – Stuart Woolmington, CEO, WinWin International

Stuart is currently the CEO of WinWin International. He has over 20 years of experiences working strategically with large organisations. He has extensive experience in the engagement of strategy, culture change, L&D and skills development. Stuart is also the originator of i-win – a digital communication and learning platform for the distribution of immersive content for clients throughout Africa and the Middle East. He has been involved in the development of teams that customise content and project management, with skills in writing, design and implementation of projects on a large scale. He has experience within a number of industries including banking, retail, agriculture, manufacturing and mining. Some of their clients include ABIn Bev, Exxaro, Multichoice and more. Stuart has a passion for the future of Learning Design


  Excl. VAT
Option A: Pre-conference Workshop 1: Digital Learning Strategy & Digital Learning Measurement 28 July 2020
R4 500.00 Excl.VAT
Option B: Two-day conference only 29-30 July
R10 500.00 Excl.VAT
Option C: Speaker Video Download Two-day conference only 29-30 July
R5 250.00 Excl.VAT
Option DPre Conference Workshop 1 or 2 & Two-day conference  28-30 July
(You save R1 700.00)   
R13 300.00 Excl.VAT

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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