Article: Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik to throw light on how L&D leaders can lead the shift in learning

Learning & Development

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik to throw light on how L&D leaders can lead the shift in learning

In his session in the upcoming People Matters L&D Annual Conference 2018, author, mythologist, and leadership coach Devdutt Pattanaik, will throw light on how L&D leaders can lead the shift in learning.
Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik to throw light on how L&D leaders can lead the shift in learning

As the world transforms faster than ever before, and technology changes the way we work as well as the kind of work we are doing, it is also changing the way we are learning. To stay relevant, employees must always be learning and L&D leaders need to redesign their L&D processes to foster lifelong learning to thrive.

While the new keeps trickling in, can L&D leaders also learn from the past to fashion future learning initiatives? This is what the People Matters L&D Annual Conference 2018 aims to answer. The conference which is returning to Mumbai this October as part of the 2018 People Matters event series aims to bring the best and the latest in the sphere of learning and development.

Very aptly, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Reflect. Respond. Repeat’. One such session which will enable and empower leaders to reflect in order to build the right learning ecosystem is the keynote session spearheaded by Devdutt Pattanaik, author, mythologist, and leadership coach. Devdutt Pattanaik is well known for interpretations of ancient Indian scriptures and uses myths and legends to arrive at the wisdom that is both time-worn and refreshingly new.

In his session, ‘Leading the Shift in Learning’, again relying on the two great Indian epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, Devdutt will share insights on how L&D leaders need to figure out both the predictable and unpredictable to design learning for the changing workplace model.

Talking to People Matters about his session, Devdutt stated, "Indian epic poems reveal shifting contexts with different ways of teaching. The Ramayana where the teacher takes the student to the forest and learning is planned vs the Mahabharata where the student is unaware that learning is happening and forced to learn to adapt to the new challenges. Today's L&D leaders need to figure out what is predictable and what is unpredictable for their business, and how to establish learning ecosystems for both situations."



He adds that a good place to clarify these thoughts is by revisiting the two epics that have long shaped Indian minds. Attendees will thus learn from the ancient epics how to navigate the modern learning ecosystems and devising an L&D strategy to tide over both predictable and unpredictable times.

In addition to Devdutt’s session, over the course of the day, 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 spearhead the organizational capability building agenda, create a nimble learning ecosystem and fulfill the heightened expectations.

Know more about such trends at the People Matters Learning & Development Annual Conference 2018 on 23rd October. Register here.

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Topics: Learning & Development, #PMLnD

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