World Class Thinking

Dr Alan Watkins and Paul Matthews

February 10th 2020

Informal Learning and the Case for Revolution

For our first conference of 2020, “Informal Learning and the Case for Revolution”, we are delighted to present two leading thinkers on the future of work and informal learning.

First on stage, we welcome back the renowned thinker and best-selling author of “Coherence” and “4D Leadership”, Dr Alan Watkins. Alan has spoken previously at Benchmark on the science of coherent leadership and how teams develop to deliver measurable business results. For this session Alan will engage and challenge you in an awe-inspiring presentation based on his new book  “The HR (R)Evolution” where he will explore the past, present and future of HR. He describes the seven great waves of HR and why we are currently struggling to move from wave 4 to 5. Those companies who are changing from HR to ‘People’ may be entering the 5th wave. Very few are yet embracing wave 6. Alan will discuss issues ranging from the disruption of HR, the role of People Analytics in HR; the future of work; new organisational designs and planet-based leadership. You’ll discover how to move from your current wave to future-proof your business. In a fast-paced session Alan looks forward to how HR will evolve to waves 6 & 7 over the next few decades, embrace AI, machine learning, flex to flow work practices and many more innovations.

Then after lunch, the inspirational Paul Matthews, one of the world’s most revered authorities on Learning and Development, takes ownership of the platform to share his acclaimed thinking on why Informal Learning is the powerhouse of learning and how you can start to make it work for your organisation. You’ll discover how to leverage that power without destroying the informality that makes it so powerful. Paul presents a highly convincing argument as to why you MUST proactively drive learning transfer. Along the way, you’ll learn about:

  • the mindset you need for learning transfer;
  • where and when to start planning it;
  • the common pitfalls and barriers to getting it right, as well as pervasive myths and misunderstandings;
  • and why learning transfer is so often the elephant in the room… and why there are two other elephants lurking that you need to confront too.

I hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking and challenging day of learning.

Date: Monday 10th February 2020

  • Registration, coffee and rolls: from 8.30 am
  • Conference commences: 9.15 am
  • Alan Watkins: 9.25 am
  • Lunch will be served: 12.25 pm
  • Paul Matthews: 1.40 pm
  • Conference ends: 4.30 pm

All delegates are invited to a complimentary drinks and networking reception until 6.00 pm.

Venue: The Caledonian Club, 9A Halkin Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7DR (See map and directions here)

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