The challenges & importance of establishing a learning centric-culture


In this panel discussion, QA is joined by guests from BT, NIIT, QinetiQ and Microsoft for an insightful panel discussion

Lesson overview

We hear the term ‘learning culture’ but what does this actually really mean? Hear from our clients, partners and our very own subject matter experts, who will share their experiences on what a learning culture means to them and explore the many ways in managing a learning culture.

  • View our panel discussion and learn how you could:
  • Empower your employees to increase productivity and meet business goals
  • Not only retain your workforce, but motivate them too
  • Shift the whole organisation mindset to adapt to change and able to respond to market demands

About the speakers

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Dr Jill Shepherd
Director of Leadership & Management (QA)

Jill works to help client organisations and the people within them make the most of learning/development in a tech driven, VUCA and BANI world. She does so by using innovative ideas to embrace learning in ways that are personalised and yet also valuable to society and organisations. Jill's interests lie in disruption, complexity and impact from executive levels downward and junior levels upward such that leadership is questioned to make it perform.

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Chris Shirley Head of UK Skills & Development

Chris is Head of UK Skills & Development at QinetiQ and has a career spanning the chemical, education, transport and defence sectors. Driven by seeing people develop their own skills to enhance organisational capability, Chris is an advocate for apprenticeships and recognises that learning and development is a strategic investment by organisations to be able to deliver the right capabilities in the long term. Chris’s interests include exploring how skills can be attracted at a sector level to fill capability gaps at an organisational level.

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Lior Locher Award-winning Learning Consultant (NIIT)

Lior Locher is an experienced learning innovation leader with 15+ years of experience in L&D and change across all levels of the organization. They support large organizations with learning innovation and transformation. Published author, TEDx speaker, artist. Served on the board of the eLearning Network in the UK. Industry experience in Professional Services, FMCG, Education, Charity, Pharma, Media, Telecommunications and Aviation industries and in the entrepreneurial space. 

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Paul Griffiths Public Sector Skills Lead (Microsoft)

Paul Griffiths is the Microsoft UK Public Sector Skills Lead with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He is passionate about cloud computing, and how learning can power digital innovation and transform careers. Paul is currently leading the development of training programs for Microsoft's public sector customers across Central Government, Local Government and Policing, helping individuals and organisations realize the benefits of their investment in Microsoft solutions. 

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Wendy James Leadership, Learning, Talent & Diversity Director (BT)

Wendy James is the Leadership, Learning, Talent and Diversity Director at BT. She has over 30 years of experience in the HR, learning and development field, and is passionate about helping people develop their skills and reach their full potential. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and valued.

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