“Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem-solving.” -Michael J. Gelb
COVID-19 is changing our lives, our businesses, and our jobs, it has become very clear that old skills and capabilities have to lead to the new for organizations to accelerate their transformation out of the downturn. It is one of those situations which call for creative problem-solving.
What is also calls for is that organizations invest in capabilities to capture the emerging opportunities in order to secure the best chance for a brighter future. Thus articulating critical skills for recovery, building the base of future digital skills, reimagining training at a scale in a distant world, and bringing on an experimentative mindset is the need of the hour.
This is what the People Matters L&D Annual Conference 2020 coming to your screens from 21st-22nd October aims to articulate and emphasize.
This year’s theme ‘Rev-Up Growth’ will inspire the community to wrestle with one big question: How do we Rev-Up Growth through capability, through change interventions, and through culture in a time of uncertainty, chaos, and disruption? To enable and empower leaders to build the right learning ecosystem and spearhead the capability building agenda at their organizations, the conference aims to bring the latest trends, innovations, and best practices all under one roof.
One of the highlights of the event will be the keynote session by Michael J. Gelb, the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, innovative leadership, and executive coaching. His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, and YPO. Michael is a Senior Fellow at The Center for Humanistic Management and a member of the Leading People and Organizations Advisory Board at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.
Michael was also awarded a Batten Fellowship in Innovation from the University Of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and he co-directed the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar there for more than 10 years. Michael is the author of 16 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison, and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. A fifth-degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, a former professional juggler, and a champion of Conscious Capitalism, Michael has many sides to his personality.
In his session, ‘Mastering Creative Energy in Crisis Times’, Michael will share insights on the art and science of mastering creative energy in times of crisis. It will share strategies and examples on how organizations can become healing forces, how can individuals realize their untapped potential by cultivating transformational skill sets and achieve great outcomes. Michael will cover the fundamentals of thriving in a highly disrupted world in this power-packed session.
In addition to Michael’s session, over the course of the two days, delegates will also hear from CEOs and CHROs from a variety of business sectors and industries on what’s the latest in L&D to rev-up the organizational capability building agenda, designing and implementing culture change, and power the learning agenda that can enable organizations to rev-up for tomorrow.
Delegates will also learn new ways of designing and executing virtual meetings, virtual workshops, and one2one coaching conversations to help them transition from the physical to the virtual space successfully to uncap the enormous potential of virtual distributed teams.