Lead a learning revolution


27 – 29 April 2021
9am – 3pm (GMT+8)


30 April 2021
9am – 12.15pm (GMT+8)



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Lead a learning revolution fit for the future of people function

No matter where you’re based, HR functions have experienced some adversity in today’s complex, rapidly-changing world. The sixth edition of Learning and Development Asia is here to support you in unravelling the complex business impact of upskilling.

With themes around agility in learning, strategic leadership reinforcement, and adapting a learning culture to support business goals at #LearningDevelopmentAsia, you’ll gain a competitive edge with transformational learning and development (L&D) concepts.

Join #LearningDevelopmentAsia and be emboldened to optimise your current strategies as you strive for an engaged, agile and productive workforce in 2021 and beyond:

Create, adapt and sustain new value in our new reality when you tap into the minds of Asia’s leading HR and L&D leaders through exclusive case-study presentations and interactive strategy discussions.

You’ll also have high value networking opportunities with more than 300 of the best HR and L&D professionals, plus time to interact with the leading L&D solution providers!

The challenges L&D professionals face

Businesses still expect intended learning outcomes to be achieved despite unprecedented change in environments. The global workforce is grappling with what Industry 4.0 means for them, while new, disruptive ways of working require HR professionals to adapt with unfamiliar tools.

Learning & Development Asia is here to help you elevate your HR function in the context of today’s challenges, including:

1. Managing technological disruption
Technology is taking the world by storm, mimicking how the human brain processes, stores and acts on information. Jobs are being transformed beyond recognition or replaced altogether, with today’s job scopes becoming more digital, multidisciplinary, and data-driven. Business leaders are now faced with the challenge of recognising the new skills needed while retraining existing talent for new responsibilities.
2. Anchoring learning adoption and engagement

As skills emerge, evolve and expire, L&D plays a critical role in boosting employee skill preparedness. While continuous training is more cost-effective than disruptive layoffs and hiring, the challenge for talent development experts remains how to identify where, when and why their L&D brands are not resonating with their learners.

3. Tackling the rise of new workforce segments

With demographics such as Gen Z, Millennials, and mobile talent, digitised, social, mobile and self-directed learning opportunities are the 2021 buzzwords for increased engagement. How can HR build a learning culture that resonates with different audiences while taping into the potential and preference of each learner?

4. Aligning business goals with effective teamwork

In a learning culture, management and HR must work together to define impactful values, processes and practices that can be cascaded down to employees, departments and the organisation to enhance performance and competencies.

5. Rapidly adjusting to a new reality

The new ways of working are here to stay. Organisations must now step-up current learning approaches to enable remote and online delivery. At #LearningDevelopmentAsia, we help HR practitioners outline a straightforward, improved practice approach that delivers effective online learning.

Conference themes

We deliver content covering your urgent priorities, highlighting emerging industry trends as well as distilling useful lessons from the past to close the L&D gap between employees and employers in Asia:

Day 1 | 27 April 2021

Progressing towards agility in learning

  • Crisis management and learning adaptation
  • Instilling a purposeful learning mindset

A learning culture for the business, by the business

  • Training innovation
  • Integrating talent development frameworks into succession planning strategy

Strategic leadership reinforcement

  • Anchoring strong leadership to motivate the workforce
  • Mentoring forward, reverse and lateral as a business need
  • Humanising learning to an equitable and sustainable culture

Day 2 | 28 April 2021

Learning management and measurement

  • Establishing the importance of learning and development under budget constraints
  • Utilising emotional intelligence in the workplace

Performance, management & development

  • Explore the power of immerse digital learning experience
  • Removing data biases in integrated analytics

Learning for professional development

  • Leveraging on competency-based approach
  • Shifting the focus from technology to the management gamified learning

Day 3 | 29 April 2021

Talent, learning & culture

  • Facilitating a learning culture for organisational development
  • Embracing people-centric leadership

Internal learning & development

  • Building internal capabilities
  • Relationship building with business units

Future-focused skilling

  • Becoming an influencer: Curating an L&D brand that strongly resonates with employees

Day 4 | 30 April 2021

IN-PERSON: Exclusive leadership exchange through focused group discussions

Developing workforce and optimising talent

  • Building agile career pathing
  • Reimagining Learning and Talent development for workforce of the future
  • Reversing mentoring and change management
  • Using skills adjacencies as an alternative skills identification approach
  • Enhancing learning agility & behaviour change through immersive experience

5 key takeaways from attending #LearningDevelopmentAsia 2021

Maintain a high employee retention rate

While we usually talk about an organisation assessing an employee, don’t forget that the employee is also assessing your organisation. Hear how long-term, past and potential employee ambassadors are crucial in delivering a compelling employer brand for your candidates.

Design a high-impact employee L&D plan with purpose

Learn how your peers and senior representatives across industries define ‘high-impact’, and capture the best cross-industry benchmark techniques you can use when designing your L&D plan.

Passing the baton to your next generation of leaders

Think beyond improving productivity to succession planning. All organisations need to focus on tomorrow by grooming potential leaders for their leadership pipeline.

Co-create solutions with market leaders

As you share and discuss your solutions, open your mind to integrating new concepts adopted by other organisations.

Connect with a passionate L&D community

Network and collaborate with more than 300 C-level executives, senior HR leaders and L&D specialists across industries.

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Sponsors & partners

Learn more about how we can help you achieve your mission-critical priorities and position your business as the brand of choice for L&D solutions. We have the right platform for you at Learning and Development Asia curated by Human Resources Online

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carine Chang at carinec@humanresourcesonline.net

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