National Learning & Development Conference
Croke Park Stadium, 6th December 2018
Leading the learning and development profession in Ireland by inspiring excellence in practice to develop individuals and organisations to reach their full potentialFind Out More
OUR SPEAKER LINE UP
Head of Strategic Insights, Towards Maturity
Towards Maturity’s expert analysts have been championing the development of the L&D industry since 2003, driving insights that deliver real impact. To date over 6,500 learning leaders from aroud the globe have participanted in the annual benchmark which sees them contributing strategic intellegence to help analyse, ativate and accelerate change within organisations.
Master of Ceremonies
Matt Cooper is presenter of The Last Word daily current affairs radio show on Today FM and co-presenter of The Tonight Show on Virgin Media One. His latest book, his fourth, is Michael O’Leary, Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair.
Danny McCoy is CEO at Ibec, the group that represents Irish business. He has been a visiting lecturer at the IMD Business School in Switzerland and Harvard University in the US. He is a regular contributor in the print and broadcast media and has written columns for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Irish Times.
Managing Director, hpc
Our lead conference sponsor, hpc has been a leading provider of behavioural change solutions for over thirty years – creating powerful partnerships with clients in Ireland, the UK, US and Europe. For the past 18 years, David Storrs has led the hpc team as they help clients create a high performance culture. Key to hpc’s success is the ability to combine the latest research in behavioural change, learning design and transfer with their team’s experience to create solutions that deliver results, through people.
Learning and Change Management Consultant, GSK
Sinead has over 20 years’ experience in large national and multinational organisations. The past 8 years, she has travelled the world on behalf of GSK supporting them to navigate their global transformational change programmes. She is a co-author of Professional Practice in Training & Development – An Essential Guide.
Head of People Engagement and Development, Sky Europe
Tracey is the Head of People Development and Comms at Sky UK. Tracey’s experience in learning, leadership and talent spans nearly 15 years. She has worked across multiple industries including media and telecommunications, mining, transport and logistics, employment services, and recruitment, in both Australia and the UK.
Director, Stillwater Communications
Cilian is a Director of Stillwater Communications and is one of Ireland’s leading communications and messaging development consultants. He is known for his authenticity, passion and understanding of storytelling and communication, and works with leaders across all sectors in Ireland and internationally. His experience in media, politics, business and the NGO sector has given Cilian a deep understanding of how society works and he uses this understanding to give relevant and timely strategic advice.
Tara is a partner in Matheson, the law firm of choice for internationally focussed companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Tara is the head of Matheson’s Asset Management Department and is also the partner responsible for the firm’s graduate recruitment and training programme
Emmet holds more than 25 years of international experience within some of the world’s largest Life-Science companies. He has held senior positions including Regional President at Pfizer Nutritionals for Europe, Pacific Rim Emerging Markets, Managing Director for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Ireland and President of Transition and Integration for Nestle based in their Global HQ in Vevey, Switzerland.
Vice President and MD, HubSpot EMEA
Christian joined HubSpot Dublin in October 2015 as Director of Sales, where he was responsible for coordinating the company’s sales strategy across key regions. Quickly proving his ability to be a great cross-functional leader, Christian has served as HubSpot’s EMEA Managing Director for the last three years.
Senior Manager, EU Customer Services L&D, Blizzard Entertainment
Tina leads and develops customer service learning & development at Blizzard. She collaborates and contributes globally, reinforcing learning and development initaiatives to drive positive, measurable and sustainable learning experiences and providing learning throughout the European region.
Head of Guest Experience, Aer Lingus
Marc has 15 years experience in the airline/aviation sector, specialising in service strategy, proposition development and cultural/behavioural/process change. He leads the multi award-winning ‘Good to Great’ guest experience transformation programme at Aer Lingus, resulting in the airline achieving a Skytrax 4-star rating, positioning them as a leading global carrier.
IITD President & Head of Talent Consulting, hpc
Appointed in September 2018 as IITD President, Kevin leads the Learning and Talent Consulting offering in hpc. He brings with him a deep wealth of knowledge and passion for developing and growing talent.
Learning and Development Manager, FBD Insurance plc.
John manages the L&D function within FBD. He has over 15 years’ experience in designing and implementing innovative organisational wide solutions in a blended learning environment. He has a passion for excellence in digital learning and most recently implemented an immersive Virtual Reality learning experience within the insurance industry.
Sinead Heneghan – IITD CEO
David Storrs – MD HPC & Lead Sponsor
Matt Cooper – MC
How L&D can contribute to Ireland’s competitive advantage; the importance of capability in attracting investment and the need to drive capability to encourage reinvestment
Understanding a leader’s perspective on the importance of capability development and how it links to the strategic business agenda
Danny McCoy (CEO, ibec); Christian Kinnear (Hubspot)
Emmet Browne (Nuritas); Tara Doyle (Matheson)
Networking & Coffee
Transforming your engagement with the Business through Learning & Development
EVALUATION & METRICS
VR / AR
Harnessing Talent to Find Your Hidden Potential
Using Stories as a Vehicle for Transformation
A Master-class on the power and impact of stories
Networking & Coffee
The Transformation Curve – Providing the Future Roadmap for Learning & Development
Kevin Hannigan (IITD President)
Looking forward to a great day learning from industry leaders about how learning & development can support the workplace of the future.
Individual TicketIITD Members Only
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Group of 4 TicketsIITD Members Only
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Group of 10 TicketsIITD Members Only
Buy 10 Tickets and Save €450
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- Non IITD Members
Croke Park Stadium
Croke Park one of the world’s most wholly unique and flexible venues for bringing people together – to be inspired and entertained.
With recently renovated and state of the art conference facilities, Croke Park is Dublin’s premier conference facility.
In the vibrant heart of Dublin city, the only venue in the city offering up to 600 free and secure parking spaces.
As the home of Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) – Croke Park has played host to iconic moments in Irish sport & history and to major cultural and international events.
Croke Park is one of Europe’s largest stadia, with a capacity of 82,300 and can accommodate all types of events – from field sports to concerts, conferences to tradeshows and bespoke banqueting.
Our central location in Dublin 3, is within easy reach of the city centre, Dublin Airport and Dublin port.
Visitors Entrance on Jones Road
By bus:Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. A number of services bring you quite close to Croke Park and many others will get you to the city centre from where the stadium is a 15 minute walk.
Bus Routes that serve Croke Park
1, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31/a, 31b, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 42, 43, 44, 53, 123, 13
By Bus Éireann: Bus Éireann provide a nationwide bus service and private coach hire options to travelling fans. You can find out more about their schedules and services on the GAA News section of their site.
On DART/LUAS: Both the DART and LUAS networks provide an excellent service from many different parts of Dublin. In most cases ‘park & ride’ is available at various stations along the route.Take the Luas Red Line to Connolly Station and Croke Park is just a 15 minute walk.
By train: Iarnród Éireann provides convenient travel services for anyone travelling to Croke Park from rail connected locations around the country. For further information, visit www.irishrail.ie.