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INTERACTIVE THEATRE Tuesday 1 October


10:30 – 11:00 Ready, set, go! Engaging your mojo (and that of your learners)


This session will tap into and energise your own engagement for learning, through a series of simple tips and techniques, including Mojo Aerobics and Laughter Yoga.


Peter Lodemore, Creator, Mojo Aerobics


11:15 – 11:50 Formal v informal learning: From black tie to beachwear. How smart are your learning interventions? Research shows that informal learning accounts for more than 70% of learning within an organisation, yet many fail to maximise its untapped potential. By incorporating a mixture of informal and formal activities, this session will explore how to incorporate a more blended approach in your organisation, leaving you with some top tips on the use of technology to support social and informal learning.


Gary Fraser, Informal and Action Learning specialist


12:10 – 12:50 Training is dead, long live learning! How Fusion learning transforms training as we know it This session will introduce you to the concept of Fusion Learning and identify seven clear and easy-to-follow steps to transform training into learning. Help us to revolutionise learning by banning the terms trainer and training, and make the paradigm shift to learners and learning.


Sharon Young, Founder of Pearlcatchers and creator of Fusion Learning


13:10 – 13:45 Supercharge your delivery: don’t be all substance and no sizzle


Knowing your topic is not enough to engage today’s breed of informal learners, who thrive on learning in the moment and expect instant gratification. This session will get you on your feet and use your whole mind, body and voice to create a vibrant and sizzling delivery that will motivate your learners to engage with you.


Nicky Moran, NLP Master Practitioner and Personal Impact Specialist


14:00 – 14:35 The learning loop: Train the trainer reborn! This entertaining session is based around a game designed by Krystyna Gadd using over 20 years of experience of working with trainers. Taking you from needs analysis to design, delivery and finally evaluation, she will guide you through the Learning Loop and demonstrate how this differs so much from traditional trainer training.


Krystyna Gadd, Founder of How to Accelerate Learning


14:55 – 15:35 Dramatic moments: POW! Courageous conversations Learn how to tackle ‘difficult’ conversations promptly and confidently


This session demonstrates the power of theatre in skills development and introduces the seven pearls of wisdom for tackling critical and challenging conversations with confidence and purpose. Learn how to turn challenging conversations into a foundation for improved relationships, enhanced morale and increased productivity.


Gary Fraser, Co-Creator of POW! Courageous Conversations


15:50 – 16:30 Coaching: the missing link between learning and performance This session uses a coaching approach to explore how to better motivate busy managers to see the value of learning and work in partnership with L&D to provide performance support.


Sharon Young, Founder of Pearlcatchers and Creator of Fusion Learning


Facilitated by: Wednesday 2 October


10:30 – 11:00 Unlearning: the key to individual and organisational performance This session helps you to reconnect to your authentic self and discover both how you can unlearn personally and help others to do the same. We will then look at how this concept applies to organisations and introduce you to the most simple but effective form of feedback you will ever have experienced.


Peter Lodemore, Creator, Mojo Aerobics


11:15 – 11:50 New frontiers: Essential skills for the pioneering L&D professionals The paradigm shift from training to learning is transforming the role of L&D from service providers to strategic partners in creating organisational value and sustainability. This involves a whole new set of skills and techniques, not least the ability to build key stakeholder relationships through networking and influence. So saddle up, as we help you explore these new frontiers with confidence and purpose.


Sharon Young, Founder of Pearlcatchers and Creator of Fusion Learning


12:10 – 12:50 The seven deadly sins of technology in learning At its best technology takes learning to the next level. At its worst, focuses on the medium rather than the message or creates boring or disjointed content which has led to a lot of bad press for ‘eLearning’. This session will help you identify key enablers and disablers for integrating technology into your learning mix.


Chaz Chatterton, Learning Technologies Specialist


13:10 – 13:50 Training is dead, long live learning! How Fusion Learning transforms training as we know it This session introduces the concept of Fusion Learning and identifies seven clear and easy-to-follow steps to transform training into learning.


Sharon Young, Founder of Pearlcatchers and Creator of Fusion Learning


14:00 – 14:40 From mindreading to body of proof: Highlighting the true value and worth of L&D through analysis and evaluation Many organisations say that learning is their upmost priority, but studies show that this is rarely the case and whenever a recession hits, training budgets can be the first to go. This session equips you with the tools to show your organisation that learning is not an expensive and time- consuming luxury that delivers no memorable impact.


Jane Hirst, Author of Showing the true and value and worth of L&D


14:55 – 15:35 The emotionally intelligent facilitator: how shaping and handling your emotional state can enhance the experience of your learners Emotions are always bound up with the process of learning and make a huge difference to the engagement levels of learners. This session is a must-see for anyone wanting an entirely new way to better manage their emotions and dramatically improve the experience of their learners.


Colette Lees, Emotional Science and the Neuroscience of Learning specialist


The Interactive Theatre is located at the Experiential Zone (see floorplan on pages 30-31).


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