What does the future hold for L&D in high growth businesses?

Event Information

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we work and live. It’s forced companies to go remote overnight, reshape their business models and embrace digital like never before.  This has profound implications for the future of learning and development. 

Join a lively panel discussion with L&D Leaders from Google, Facebook, Farfetch & more, where they’ll share their insights on what the future holds for L&D post-Covid and beyond. The panel will be sharing their thoughts as well giving attendees the opportunity to take part in a Q&A.

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Panel chair

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.


Jeff Turner, ex L&D Leader @ Facebook. Jeff transformed the L&D function at Facebook from one that was running and organising workshops to one that was working with the most senior of teams, helping them to become more impactful. The L&D team were asked to be at the top table for the most difficult situations, elevating the function from one of support to a crucial business partner.

Kim Wylie, Global Director of People Development & Change at Farfetch. Previously Kim spent 12+ years at Google

Kat Gray, Head of International L&D at Facebook 

Odharnait Ansbro, senior partner at T-minus, with over ten years of experience in consulting, learning and development and leadership in digital media startups. 


  • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for L&D in the future?
  • What does L&D need to be/do to be successful in this new future?
  • What does this mean for L&D leaders?

When:  24 September 2020, 10am-11.30am

Location: Zoom

Previous Event Outputs: The Challenges of Scaling and Evolving Learning and Leadership