Social Learning Conference 2012 Agenda

We are very much looking forward to our first Social Learning event, which will be a combination of case study presentations and mostly unconference-styled discussions amongst attendees. The event will be held on 8th March 2012 in London. We have only a few spots left, so make sure you REGISTER NOW.

So far we have confirmed speakers from Accenture and BP, and track leaders from Eversheds, Onlightment, Social Advantage, NoddlePod, HT2 etc

Find below the programme for the day, though we will also expect attendees to influence the conversations they find most relevant to their needs.


8:30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00 – 9.30 Introduction to Social Learning Conference 2012

Social Learning: A Shift in the Learning Landscape

Jon Ingham, Executive Consultant, Social Advantage

Opening presentation that will evaluate the landscape of Social Learning, with trends and statistics on how Learning is evolving from the traditional formats to a more Social and Collaborative culture. It will also educate Learning professionals on how they can incorporate Social Media, Social Networks and Social Technology tools into their Workplace learning strategy.

9:30 – 10.15 Social Learning Case Study (BBC & BP)

Social Media in Learning: Lessons to be Learned

Nick Shackleton Jones, Group Head of eLearning, BP

Case Study presentation which will highlight the lessons learned from introducing Social Learning technology into two large organisations, tapping on Nick’s experiences at BBC and now BP. This will address the flawed assumption that when you build learning platforms, that people will come – while also focusing on what is most relevant in implementing Social Learning strategies.

10:20 – 10.45 Networking break for Refreshments

10:45 – 11.45 Social Learning Unconference Sessions

  • From Learning 2.0 to Social Learning?(ROOM 1)
    Martin Couzins
    , Community Manager and Owner, Itsdevelopmental
  • Social Learning and Employee Development(ROOM 2)
    Barry Sampson
    , Director & Co-founder, Onlignment

11:45 – 12.45 Social Learning Unconference Sessions

  • Social Collaboration for Workplace Learning(ROOM 1)
    Ollie Gardener
    , CEO, NoddlePod
  • Mobile Learning in Education & Organisations(ROOM 2)
    Ben Betts
    , CEO, HT2

13:00 – 14.00 Buffet Lunch and Refreshments

14:00 – 14.45 Social Learning Case Study (Accenture)

Social Learning Design and Implementation

Priyadarshini Banati, Collaboration Strategy Lead, Social Learning, Accenture

Clare Norman, Talent Development Ambassador, (Learning) Accenture

This will provide an overview of Accenture’s hire-to-retire approach to cultivating a commitment to social learning and knowledge sharing, including key programs, incentives, and best uses of technology. It will also showcase Accenture’s building blocks for establishing successful learning communities and explain how Accenture’s social learning efforts are integrated with overall capability development strategies.

15:00 – 16.00 Social Learning Unconference Sessions

  • Social Learning Communities & Networks(ROOM 1)
    Tim Drewitt
    , L&D Adviser, E-learning, Eversheds
  • Social Learning Leadership and Strategy(ROOM 2)
    Jon Ingham
    , Executive Consultant, Social Advantage

16.15 – 17.00 Summary of Conversations & Conclusion