Nigel Paine

Managing Director,

With over 25 years of experience in corporate learning, Nigel Paine is a regular speaker, writer and broadcaster on the topics of development, technology and leadership. Between 2002 and 2006 he headed up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Following this, he started his own company Ltd that is focused on building great workplaces. He has written three recent books, presents a monthly TV program (Learning Now TV), and shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called "From Scratch".

2:00 - 2:45 PM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

It Is Time for Learning to Step Up

The recent challenges of the pandemic have brought both the strengths and weaknesses of learning inside organizations into stark view. There are changes every learning professional should consider in order to move forward and ensure that once this crisis is over a stronger L&D can emerge.

In this session, you will explore the key lessons learning professionals need to take away from the COVID-19 pandemic. You will examine the importance of focusing on impact and building a culture where learning is supported. You will discover how to empower your staff to take charge of their own professional development. By attending this session, you will learn how to be a contributor to remaking your organization, rather than reacting to the changes.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to focus on impact rather than numbers
  • How to build a climate where learning is embraced rather than tolerated
  • How to contribute to remaking your organization rather than being told what to do once all the big decision have been made
  • How to empower your staff to take charge of their own learning and skills destiny
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Wednesday Nov. 18

Preparing for the New Normal (Panel Discussion)

While we are still actively supporting organizations through the daily disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also prepare for the future and what the “New Normal” will look like once the urgent risks of the pandemic are behind us. While most predictions agree that we will not be returning to pre-pandemic “business as usual” any time soon, there’s much less consensus around what the new normal will look like.

In this closing session of Learning 2020, we will examine the critical role learning will play in leading organizations through the pandemic, and how learning leaders can prepare to meet the challenges to come. We will discuss what we know about the new normal and how that informs our work. Join us for a tactical discussion that provides guidance on how to use what you’ve learned at Learning 2020 to help prepare yourselves, your teams, and your organizations for success in a post-pandemic world.