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Jun 8, 2018, 9:00:00 AM
Conferences & Team Building
Highgate House, Northamptonshire

The Learning & Development Thought Leaders’ Conference 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018

Following the huge success of last year's conference, Sundial Group is proud to present the Learning & Development Thought Leaders’ Conference 2018.

The event will appeal to professionals in L&D and Talent Management, bringing together industry experts for an educational day of interactive speaker sessions, including inspirational speaker, mindset coach & travel expert, Natalia Cohen.

Held at Highgate House, Northamptonshire, on Friday 8th June, the conference will also provide the opportunity to network with like-minded specialists in the L&D field.

"Over 90% of last year's attendees said they would recommend the event!"

Speaker Sessions

Keynote Session: Losing Sight of Shore - Natalia Cohen - Inspirational Speaker, Mindset Coach, Travel Expert

With 15 years experience of living and working in over 60 countries, Natalia Cohen has chosen to follow an unusual and fascinating path. Her broad range of professional experience within the travel industry includes adventure tour leading, operations management, teaching/training, volunteer and project coordination, as well as working within the Super Yacht industry and Eco-lodge management, running a remote Safari lodge in Tanzania.

Natalia is no stranger to being outside of her comfort zone and has made an art of embracing and adapting to change. Her understanding of team dynamics, the importance of a positive mindset and the ability to live in the moment led her to become part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean, setting two world records!

PRESENTATION: Insights from Natalia's life journey and record-breaking Pacific row to help delegates deal with change and entering the unknown. She will share practical tips and tools to help teams work more effectively together and allow the audience as individuals to think about the way their minds work and help them gain new insights on how to shift mindset to look for the positive.

Head Space using Psychological Distance to Make Better Decisions - Glenn Mead, Face Value Perfomance Psychology

Research into emotional management has shown how using ‘psychological distance’ can help individuals to reduce stress and anxiety, and to take more control of their lives. There are 4 elements to psychological distance: time, space, social involvement, and probability. These give rise to ways of reappraising situations and to devising a range of options for action. Better decisions lead to increased chances of success.


Futureproof Learning by Individuals, for the Business - Pam Bateson, Thrive Partners

In this interactive session, Pam shows how the L&D industry must move forward against a backdrop of radical change, and will ask:

- What if organisations could learn as fast as individuals?
- What if effectiveness could be hardwired into every intervention?
- What if learning could be fast, easy and worthwhile?
- What if users set their own curriculum?
- And what if learning could help make your business more human-centric?

Tips and takeaways for your business are guaranteed, in this fun, fast-paced session.

Engaging and Authentic Communication using Storytelling - theWholeStory

Do the messages shared at work inspire others? Are they remembered, believed and most importantly acted on? Good leadership means good communication. Whether implementing change, sharing difficult messages or focusing motivation, you need to find the right story and to tell it well.

Using storytelling gives you clarity, shares your values and beliefs and allows your audience to appreciate the purpose of your message. This session will outline the key components you can use from storytelling to explore your subject, choose the right story for your audience, structure a compelling message and share it successfully.

The Human Givens - a New Approach to Mental Health at Work - Hannah Jackson, Yellow Tree Wellbeing

The Human Givens theory suggests we are all born with innate knowledge that we experience as physical and emotional needs. When these needs are met and in balance we experience emotional health and wellbeing. In this session we will outline how these needs are relevant both personally and professionally and how they can impact performance and productivity.

Time - Steven Haggerty, Business Coach, Consultant & Trainer

Time is the one thing that we have zero control over but 100% control of what we do with it. With the right mindset, awareness and attitude you can ensure that your time is spent doing what you truly love.

Master of ceremonies - Will Woodward, No More Rhubarb

Will helps organisations change and build their capability to change. He works with business owners, leaders and teams to support efficient, effective, purposeful conversations that lead to the action required, to reach the outcomes they need.


Watch The 2017 Video

The Venue - Highgate House, Northamptonshire

A Northamptonshire hotel that specialises in conferences and meetings.

With 97 bedrooms and 34 meeting rooms (accommodating up to 280 delegates), it is perfect for all types of events and is multi-award winning for its customer service, food and facilities. 

How to Register

The conference will take place on Friday 8th June, with registration and breakfast starting from 8.30am, and the event concluding at 4.30pm.

Tickets are available for £125 + VAT and include breakfast, all sessions, a networking lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

Purchase Tickets Here >