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Online L&D Meetup #Disruption and The New Normal

HCM Deck is a multi-awarded employee development platform that lets enterprises automate and analyze employee growth in 3 key areas – learning, communication and feedback. The platform delivers growth and greater productivity by offering key functionalities and analytics for HR teams and great user experience for employees.

HCM Deck supports the success of more than 200,000 employees for companies such as Santander Consumer Bank, Leroy Merlin, Nationale Nederlanden, Volkswagen Group and Allianz.

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Across the globe, companies are dealing with disruptions and transformations in the way we work, learn and communicate. The new normal of work is evolving within organizations and impacting HR and L&D departments. We need to be on a lookout for better tools, better ideas, and better strategies to cope with the “new normal” and to be good leaders for others.

With Online L&D Meetup, we wanted to throw a spotlight on the big issues of the 2020’s reality. So we have decided to connect HR leaders from all over the world in a way that had never been done before.

Join a space where you will have the opportunity to connect with some of the most established HR specialists in the field. Topics will range from the change movement, leadership challenges, and online onboarding to remote work effectiveness and employment law. The event will be hosted by brilliant expert speakers, Ed Smith and Donald Taylor.

And most importantly – access for free and from the comfort of your armchairs. 
Sign up today and be a part of Online L&D Meetup #Disruption & The New Normal.

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Rajmund Jasiński

Training Manager at Leroy Merlin Poland

Donald H Taylor

The Learning and Performance 

30-year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010. A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

Trainter, coach and development consultant. Graduate of Coaching School HPR Group "Select Your Way" and Jagiellonian University. He is a certificated Insights Discovery consultant. He has worked over 500 days in training rooms. He is specialised in designing learning programs. He is also an author of onboarding process in Leroy Merlin Poland. 

Online L&D Meetup 
#Disruption & The New Normal

May 4-5, 2020

48 hours dedicated to you – L&D and HR managers, directors, leaders. We’ve built a space that’s all about L&D/HR challenges and trends in today's ever-changing world. Dive into real cases brought to you by the HR industry’s brightest minds. 

About the event

Dorota Piotrowska

HCM & Future of Work Expert

Dorota has been working in the human capital management area since 2005, until recently as the Head of People at Netguru. From 2009 through to 2014 Dorota ran a Business Communication and Cross-cultural Skills company where she trained global leaders. She holds a CIPD L7 Award in Org Design and Development and is a Certified Diversity Professional. Her mission is to foster agile, remote-smart, inclusive and deliberately developmental organizations. 

Renate Kohlmann

Chapter Lead at Grow Remote

With over 25 years’ experience in management and leadership roles, in fast-paced multinational companies, Renate first worked remotely in 2004 with Dell and most recently with Wayfair launching remote working in 2018. Presently Renate provides consulting and coaching services in remote working and career development with Grow Remote.

Colin Ralph

Principal Practitioner and Consultant at People Direct Ltd

Colin has a wealth of experience as an International Organisational Consultant, and has worked with many global companies supporting implementation of their strategy. He has an effective facilitation style and typically coaches and mentors senior executives and teams at board and senior level. Colin has been a guest speaker at the American Chamber of Commerce, The Irish Management Institute, and the Institute of Training and Development. 

Dr. Natalia Wiechowski

Think Natalia

At twenty-nine, at the peak of Dr. Natalia’s corporate career and deep unhappiness, she quit her
job and started from scratch. She
committed to design her purposeful dream life and founded Think Natalia. Her obsession is coachsulting people who left corporate to do their own thing: Coaches, consultants, trainers, authors, keynote speakers, photographers and other experts from companies like IBM, SAP, Bosch, Nestle, Microsoft or Coca Cola.

Piotr Kalisz

Leader, Mentor & mTrainer at Momentum4Business

Experienced Board Member and COO leading massive 500+ teams to their higher efficiency, collaboration and engagement. His personal mission is to constantly share perspectives and inspire leaders to grow and transform through exploration, experiment and team experience. With 20 years in business, consulting and management Piotr started his professional career in Guatemala, optimizing bank operational model. He launched first truly virtual bank in Poland


May 4th

Welcome to the first day!

Donald H Taylor
Opening Keynote

Dorota Piotrowska | HCM & Future of Work Expert
How to rethink the fundamentals of company culture and how 
to develop lasting learning around life skills, critical for endurance 
in VUCA times

Dr. Natalia Wiechowski | Think Natalia
(Why) is personal branding the new corporate branding?

Ed Smith | HCM Deck
Automation and Employee-centric approach with HCM Deck


Renate Kohlmann | Grow Remote
Maximizing Employee Engagement in the World of Remote

Neale Richmond | TD at Houses of the Oireachtas
Brexit beyond COVID-19

Mary Lou Nolan | Cor Consulting
Self-mastery and executive presence for leading in a virtual world

May 5th

Welcome to the second day!

Derek McKay | Adare Human Resources Management
HR's role in dealing with the unknowns and planning
for the Next Normal

Derek McKay | Adare Human Resources Management
Linea – the most comprehensive online resource, dedicated
for HR practitioners

Colin Ralph | People Direct Ltd
Leading through Turbulent Times


Piotr Kalisz | Momentum4Business
Human2Human Revolution in Digital Times

Anna Wróbel | Organization effectiveness and transformation Expert 
"Jack be nimble" – moments of truth for organizational effectiveness

Magda Sowierszenko | Remote-how
Boosting digital collaboration in your workplace:
shifting to a remote-first culture

The hours below are in the CEST Time Zone

Derek McKay

Managing Director at Adare Human Resource Management

Experienced Human Resource and Employment Law practitioner who has worked extensively in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. Derek’s role involves overseeing the HR and Employment Law support services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors by the team of consultants within Adare Human Resource Management. 

Neale Richmond

TD (Member of Parliament) at Houses 
of the Oireachtas

Deputy Neale Richmond was elected to Dail Eireann in February 2020. Prior to this, Deputy Richmond served in Seanad Eireann from 2016 – 2020 where he was Chairman of the Brexit Committee. From 2009 – 2014, served as a County Councillor in Dublin including a term as Deputy Mayor and an appointment as Leader of the Irish Delegation to the EU’s Committee of the Regions. A graduate of UCD, Deputy Richmond worked as a political advisor in both the European parliament and Dail Eireann before working in the not for profit sector.


Anna Wróbel

Organization effectiveness and transformation Expert

Over 15 years of experience as consultant and independent advisor to businesses and NGOs. Passionate about working with individuals, teams and organizations to nurture conscious, entrepreneurial, and growing leaders. Organization impact and top team alignment maker. Recently Global VP People at Booksy.

Edward Smith

Head of Global Growth at HCM Deck

With over a decade of senior management, change and process optimisation experience having worked with the world’s leading organisations to develop and implement strategic L&D and HR solutions. Edward is responsible for leading the entire HCM Deck global operations and subject matter expert on Employee Development, Executive Coaching and Mentoring, Strategic directions and Change, with a specific interest in Workflow automation.


Magda Sowierszenko

Head of Marketing&Communications at Remote-how

The go-to person for any issue you can think of. Together with her distributed team, she leads different marketing efforts, including the management of virtual events and social media. Facilitator of "Certified in Distributed Management". Prior to Remote-how, she worked for MSLGROUP leading projects in the corporate and internal communication for clients such as Amazon, P&G or ArcelorMittal.

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Mary Lou Nolan

Managing Principal at Cor Consulting

Qualified coach specialising in Leadership Coaching for Senior Executives. She helps leaders develop confidence, build on their communication skills and executive presence to impact culture and drive performance. Prior to becoming a coach, Mary Lou had a career in a variety of board and business leadership roles spanning the last 20 years in both multi-national and start-up environments. Qualified in business management and company direction.