Future Training Development and Learning Leaders

21 - 22 October, 2019 | Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mukesh Vasandani

Vice President - Learning & Organisational Development Kerzner International UAE

Mukesh holds the position of Vice President, Learning & Organisational Development at Kerzner International and has over 19 years of hospitality experience. He leads the groupwide setup and implementation of Learning and Organisational Development strategies and programmes for Kerzner managing the fully integrated Atlantis Resorts and ultraluxury One&Only properties. Previously, he was the head of learning for companies such as ONYX Hospitality Group (based in Thailand) and Salam International & Salam Hospitality (based in the Middle East). Mukesh began his hospitality experience as a part of the Hyatt team for multiple years and in various roles, where he successfully managed and lead both F&B operations, as well as HR. At Kerzner, he always ensures that a consistent quality and high level of training and developmental programs are delivered to all colleagues across the company portfolio and that these are in line with core values and desired competencies. This includes pre-opening support and training, streamlined on-boarding processes, employee training and growth, management and senior management development, as well as the development of management trainees and related programs.

Conference Day One: Monday, 21 October 2019

Monday, October 21st, 2019

1:50 PM Finding the right fit for the employees to create a desire for learning and improvement

In the learning and development environment, it is now important more than ever to take into different roles – mentor, educator, coach and strategist. But the newest title which is getting more and more discussed nowadays is being a curator. This approach gives the opportunity for the L&D team to gather resources and represent different choices for the employees. In that way, leaners have the chance and ability to review what is available out there and make a decision what is most relevant to them. In addition, curation has the potential to unlock a great personalised experience based on the employees preferences and particular needs.

Key question – How do you know which learning content is right for your employees?
  • Adopting content curation in your L&D strategy to identify the most relevant information, contextualize and organize before presenting it
  • Understanding the process of curated content and what are the content curation strategies

2:50 PM Trailblazer Panel: Selecting the right partner to ensure budget maximization in L&D

The world of workplace learning is constantly evolving and changing, creating not only new challenges and exciting opportunities, but also the demand of L&D professionals to constantly develop their skills in order to meet the demands of their learners. There are many choices and opportunities available to learn, collaborate, share and build knowledge. The most significant enablers for just-in-time learning are applications and technology platforms. For example, mobile-learning apps, polling software, next-generation learning management systems, virtual classrooms, learning video platforms, massive open online courses (MOOCs) to name just a few. However, the L&D leaders must unsure that learning technologies fit into the overall system architecture including functionality to support the overall talent cycle, onboarding, performance management real-time feedback tools, career management, succession planning, recognition and rewards.

Key question – What is the right tool for you to achieve success in training and development?
  • Finding ways to migrate learning into the cloud
  • Overcoming budgetary restrains to maximize tech offerings

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Mukesh.

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