Should L&D/HR be Architects of Lifelong Learning in the Workforce?


The Economist dedicated a January 2017 issue to Lifelong Learning, bringing to fore the need for everyone to be Lifelong Learners due to rapid changes in jobs and the skills required for them.

Lifelong Learning is here to stay. While individuals need to take responsibility to keep their capabilities up to date, organisations can support them by helping them create a mindset and skills for Lifelong Learning. L&D can be the architects by providing support and tools while being the advocate for Lifelong Learning.

In this webinar, we discuss if L&D currently advocates or has the mandate to support Lifelong Learning and how best they can achieve this.

 Date & Time : Thur, 25th May 2017, 12 – 1 pm Sydney Time

We Discuss

  1. How important is being a lifelong learner for individuals? Who is responsible for it?
  2. What role is L&D playing in Lifelong Learning?
  3. How the current L&D offerings can be hopefully tweaked for Lifelong Learning?
  4. Do our organisations support Lifelong Learning? Is there a mandate? Is there a budget?


  • Tony Gleeson–Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary at AIRAH. Tony has over 25 years of international experience in the field of leadership, project and change management, organizational integration and talent development. He is an innovative and energetic leader, skilled communicator / team builder, and adept negotiator. Recognized as a strategic business partner to executives throughout an organization, developing and implementing projects and programs that facilitate attainment of corporate growth, revenue, and profit goals both in a corporate and not for profit / membership environments.

  • Rhonda Brighton-Hall – Founder and CEO / Director AHRI. Rhonda Brighton-Hall has 25 years’ experience in senior human resources, communications and line leadership roles across Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Most recently, Rhonda was the executive general manager of organisation development with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2012-2015) following a period as general manager of human resources of the Retail Bank (2010-12). In 2009, Rhonda won the NSW and the National Corporate Award as part of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

  • Kristin Boag -HR Manager, Performance & Capability Development at Australian Trade and Investment Commission.  Kristin is a highly talented professional who is involved in all aspects of capability development and employee engagement – particularly for global organisations with cross cultural leadership challenges. Kristins expertise also involves leadership development and program management for complex, globally located diverse teams which is underpinned by her commitment to constant learning and engagement. Kristin is also a curator and presenter manager for TEDxCanberra.

  • Jeevan Joshi – Founder Learning Cafe & CapabilityCafe– Jeevan is an experienced Learning and Capability practitioner who is passionate about the digitisation of  Learning & HR and building organisational and team capabilities to make it happen. Jeevan is currently involved in Future Capability projects.