Fresh Thinking 2019

The Inspirational Learning and Talent Management Event

In partnership with

Stop a minute. It’s time to think.
Reality – not perception. People – not process. Learning that really grows the organisation. Talent Management that actually powers your people.
If these things are important to you, then this is the event for you.
Complimentary to attend, our 2019 event has been curated to deliver content and conversations that will help the learning and talent management expert think fresh and make a difference.
You’ll leave the event inspired, with actionable takeaways, insights into the world’s best technologies and content, and a better network of like-minded learning and talent professionals.

What to expect:

  • Inspirational perspectives from Liggy Webb – best-selling author, behavioural agility specialist and CEO of
  • Dedicated tracks focused on building high-performance cultures and delivering amazing learning experiences
  • True-story insights from industry experts, thought-leaders and peers
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8:45 - 9:15


9:15 – 9:40

Welcome and Introduction "Society is Changing - So Are We"
Vincent Belliveau, Chief Executive, EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand

9:40 – 10:20

[Keynote] Fresh Thinking - ideas into innovation
Liggy Webb, CEO and best-selling author,
This thought provoking and enlightening keynote will take us on a critical path of turning ideas into innovation through curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration

10:20 – 11:05

[Breakout Discussion Track 1] Building a learning and content strategy that aligns to the business and drives innovation
A directed discussion around the creation of a learning and content strategy that impacts the business, and drives fresh thinking and innovation in the age of the skills economy.


[Breakout Discussion Track 2] Continuous performance – why, how and the wider business outcomes
Is continuous performance management always desirable? How can you achieve it? what impact will it have on productivity and the business?

11:05 – 11:20

Break and Networking

11:20 – 12:00

[Keynote] 5 Ways Talent Management Can Adapt
Geoffroy de Lestrange and Sarah Spence
In this session we’ll explore the ways that society is changing our minds. From reduced attention spans and the need for control, to the ability to adapt and the need for a mindful approach. And how L&D and talent professionals can take advantage of these changes to drive impactful strategies.

12:00 – 12:45

[Breakout Discussion Track 1] Driving engagement and amazing micro learning experiences
Share best practices around enhancing the learning experience, empowering the employee to drive their own development, and ultimately driving engagement.


[Breakout Discussion Track 2] Focussing on career mobility and succession planning
Share your challenges, experiences and hopes around key-role continuity and enabling career mobility opportunities.

12:45 – 13:15

[Case Study] Bringing it all together - managing employees from hire to retire
Samantha Brook, Group People Director, Drax Group Plc
Dealing with the complexity of a unified talent management approach, and how to best incorporate recruiting, onboarding, learning, performance and succession to drive a high-impact talent strategy


Lunch and networking


Future Business: Unleashing Your Talent


  • Liggy Webb

    CEO of

    Liggy Webb CEO of Liggy Webb is an award winning and bestselling author, presenter and international consultant, recognised as a thought leader on resilience and works with a wide range of businesses helping people to be more resilient, agile and healthy in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.

  • Vincent Belliveau

    Chief Executive, EMEA
    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Vincent Belliveau is Cornerstone OnDemand's Chief Executive for the EMEA Region. He is responsible for overseeing all of Cornerstone's European operations.

  • Samantha Brook

    Group People Director,
    Drax Group Plc

    Samantha oversees all aspects of HR transformation from L&D to reward, HR systems, diversity, wellbeing, talent and organisational design. She is actively involved in energy industry groups formed to address diversity concerns as well as being a member of the CBI’s Employment & Skills Board. Samantha’s HR career spans Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail and Financial Services.