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Sundial Group’s annual Learning and Development Thought Leaders’ Conference was once again a huge success, with over 90% of attendees saying they would recommend the event.

Over 70 L&D professionals gathered at Highgate House on Friday 5th May to network and learn from some inspirational thought leaders working in the industry. 

This is the second year the group has organised the conference, and delegates were quick to praise the event as ‘thought provoking’, ‘very informative’ and ‘enjoyable’. Hear from attendees and speakers at the 2017 event in the video here:

Following on from the conference, we are pleased to share presentations and Q&A's from the speakers:

DOING THINGS ON PURPOSE
Glenn Mead, Performance Psychologist, Face Value Performance Psychology Limited

Why is it that, despite the efforts we go to in planning for the future and every eventuality, we can still find ourselves failing to achieve what we set out to achieve? This session explored what neuroscience can tell us about how the brain functions when setting goals and planning for contingencies and how to make a planned sequence of actions more likely to be followed when under duress.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY?
Andy Kaye, CEO, Bis Henderson​

There are opportunities to benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy, provided businesses seek to fully understand its implications. Andy discussed the effects of the levy before opening the floor to questions.

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LAING O’ROURKE’S JOURNEY TO BECOMING ‘APPRENTICE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR’
Alison Lamplough, Head of Operational Training & Apprenticeships, Laing O’Rourke

Alison shared her story of how Laing O’Rourke are providing entry level talent with the highest quality training, investing in people for the long term with the skills they need now and those they’ll need in the future. Today’s apprentices are tomorrow’s technicians, supervisors, managers and even senior leaders.

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TECHNOLOGY AND THE MODERN LEARNER
Andy Stopps, Director of E-learning, Maguire Training

It’s nigh on impossible to get away from technology, it’s part of everyday life. As a result we are constantly finding new ways to learn and new sources of training content. The learning world is embracing it - some organisations more than others, but technology isn’t always the answer. Alien as it may seem, as an e-learning professional, Andy believes we learn best by interacting with each other, a radical thought, and the challenge is making technology work to enhance the learning experience.

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UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS WITHIN HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
Rory Underwood

Best known for his international Rugby career and now an experienced facilitator and performance coach, Rory explores lessons from sport, the military and business to help unlock the potential of teams

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If you are interested in attending or speaking at next year’s event, contact the group at info@sundialgroup.com for more information.