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‘Workforce conference will focus on development challenges’


Foluso Aribisala, Managing Partner, Workforce Group

Foluso Aribisala, is a Managing Partner, Workforce Group. In this interview, he spoke to Paul Adunwoke on the Learning and Development Leaders Conference scheduled to hold from April 5–6, 2017 at the Zone Centre Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos.

What is the Learning and Development Leadership Conference all about?
It is a gathering of over 300 senior learning and talented development professionals who share a common interest in delivering practical solutions for sustainable organisational development through learning. The conference focuses extensively on one of the most important development challenges of our time. Therefore, we decided to find solution on how to leverage learning as a strategic tool for organisational transformation and growth. For quality education, strategic networking and relevant professional development, this event is simply unmatched.

The two days event will feature sessions from the best and most popular speakers on the most essential Learning and Development topics. It will expose delegates to next practices that could have a positive impact on their organisations. By meeting with industry partners, delegates will find solutions to everyday issues, as well as strengthen existing relationships.


The conference offers motivated professionals the opportunity to make valuable connections, learn from innovators in the field, continue their education in Learning and Development as well as gain the practical knowledge, skills and resources they need to excel in the field of Human Performance Improvement.

What are benefits of the conference?
The conference is tailored to the needs of Learning and Development executives. In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers whilst discovering future practices that will drive business success.

We believe in learning and development excellence and in helping individuals reach their professional goals. Our objective is to provide a platform for the learning community that creates opportunities for professional engagement, learning and strategic networking, invaluable networking opportunities. This conference connects our audience with 300 industry leaders such as Learning and Development experts and business leaders to discuss front burner issues around Learning and Development Strategy. Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) expectations from their learning unit, building a Learning Organisation, Leadership Development and Running Learning and Development like a business, an array of takeaway tools, industry benchmarks reports, templates and policies.

With this, our audience will go away with practical tools and useful tips on growing leaders. Learning transfer strategies, measuring of Learning and Development, strategic talent development, and strategies for gaining management support for Learning and Development initiatives. Including much more gain knowledge of the newest trends in the Learning and Development profession. This conference will explore opportunities for value driven partnerships and exchange, collaboration and alliances. It would serve as an opportunity to enhance your expertise and business knowledge.

What else do you want people to know about the conference?
This conference is the biggest event of the year for learning and development professionals with over 25 industries, recognised leaders discussing the most crucial, practical, and fundamental topics needed to excel as a learning and development professional.

The conference is a product of the Workforce Group, in partnership with Talent Management and Development Institute and The Zone. Over the last 13 years, The Workforce Group has been successfully, organised hundreds of events for the Learning and Development and human resources in communities, and has consequently, built a credible reputation for experts in the communities.

We will be also holding a similar event for heads of human resourcses at the same venue from the 24th to 25th of May, 2017. All these programmes will benefit the community where we operate.


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