The Challenges of Scaling and Evolving Learning and Leadership

A lively and practical discussion for an intimate group of Chief People Officers and L&D leaders on the challenges of scaling and evolving learning and leadership (by invite only)


Stephan Thoma, ex Google Global L&D Director in the period that Google scaled from circa 5k to 45k people, and now advisory support to 30+ businesses ranging from startups & scale-ups to major global complex matrixed organisations.

Ian Forshew, serial entrepreneur and founder of T-minus. Ian has previously founded and successfully exited two companies.

Event information

Led by Stephan Thoma, the discussion will be a chance to share and develop practical insight by exploring this challenging topic with a number of like minded people. As global learning leaders, you will have the opportunity to get insight from different organisational contexts, deep dive into key topics and be part of the new community.

We are thrilled to be joined by Stephan, an Advisor and Partner to T-minus. Stephan essentially brings three waves of knowledge and experience to the discussion; deep change management from his GE days, best practice he developed at Google during its scale up phase (including learning, leadership, management, performance, organisational alignment and OKRs), and insights from the next generation of scale ups he’s working with today.

We intend to have a real dialogue rather than a presentation, and collectively begin to synthesize and establish a core set of beliefs, approaches and canvasses that will help Learning Leaders add most value given the ever evolving context within which they operate. We plan for this to be the start of an ongoing Learning Leaders Community that likely will emerge from this initial catalyst.


Pre-event – goals and challenges of attendees collected by Ian (via call or over coffee) and used to shape the agenda for the breakfast.

Day of Event (26th February, 2020):

8.00am – Arrivals / introductions and food

8.30am – Discussions begin, co-facilitated by Stephan and Ian

10.00am – Wrap up thoughts / takeaways

10.30am – Head back to work

Post Event – Summary sent to all attendees. All attendees connected (if desired)


Second Home, Clerkenwell House, Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0EB

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