Our Business EDUCA Programme will specifically address the conference themes from a business perspective, through dedicated sessions with the shared objective to network, improve and explore learning in the workplace.
Business EDUCA is the place for CLOs, HR professionals and learning and talent development leaders to gather and confer on practical strategies and solutions related to those themes of OEB 2013 which apply specifically to organisational learning.
In its third year at OEB, Business EDUCA in 2012 was the most dynamic yet, helping business delegates attending the conference to collaborate, innovate and connect, with the shared objective of improving organisational results.
Learning and development professionals from businesses around the globe took part as participants, speakers and workshop facilitators to share knowledge and identify practical solutions to common business problems.
Business EDUCA FEATURES INCLUDE:
LEARNING FROM PEERS
Peer exchange is an essential component of Business EDUCA. L&D professionals from companies around the globe (including DHL, ArcleorMittal, E.ON, Dexia RBC , CapGemini) provided an honest reflection of their experiences and lessons learned. The topics debated were diverse and included:
• From strategy - looking at new business learning models for learning – to implementation - designing great online learning experiences.
• From new technology - using new media to build workplace performance - to new behaviours such as working in virtual teams.
Dialogue is at the heart of Business EDUCA. The opening and closing conversations framed the programme, creating the space for delegates to reflect on what they needed to achieve in order to thrive in uncertain times and how they would apply those lessons back at work.
The Business EDUCA lounge was new for 2012 and provided a place for delegates to meet and continue discussions and debates over a coffee or a glass of wine.
GENERATING NEW SOLUTIONS
Business EDUCA is not just about talking and debating; it continually looks for ways in which delegates can work together collaboratively to generate new solutions as well.
In 2012, participants from the previous years were invited back to run interactive workshops throughout the event that resulted in practical implementation strategies to take back to work. For example, participants worked out action plans to take a new idea from conception to implementation. They also developed approaches for engaging line managers in 21st century coaching.
New for 2012 was a dynamic crowdsourcing approach through which delegates identified common issues and shared solutions. Under the charge of Charles Jennings as facilitator, we tackled how to overcome the challenges of measuring learning, how we can move from a push to a pull model of learning and how to engage management more effectively.
CHALLENGING OUR THINKING
OEB is the only conference that brings together thought leaders and practitioners across the spectrum of education and business. Just being in this environment challenges our thinking and opens us to new ideas.
The ONLINE EDUCA debate, which centred on imposing a ban on diplomas and degrees, provided business delegates with as much food for thought as the educators.
Meanwhile, in the corporate plenary, Dr Terry Moss showed how learning had had to change in South Africa’s largest energy provider whilst the CEO of Facebook’s top 10 game developer and publisher Geewa Games, Jens Hilgers, shared his perspective on how technology allowed Geewa to grow and interact with 10 million players monthly.
Business EDUCA is the place to be for learning professionals who want to take action and are willing to step outside their comfort zones to achieve the results that their businesses need.