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Caroline Waters OBE, director of people and policy at BT, will deliver the opening address at next month's World of Learning conference, on how learning and development (L&D) has had to adapt to advances in technology and maintain a flexible approach.
The session will look at whether or not organisations need a new strategy for "Generation Y" workers, as well as what role flexible working will play in future workplaces and the barriers this may create in developing staff.
Caroline Waters, director of people and policy at BT.
Waters' seminar kicks off what will be the 20th annual World of Learning conference on 2-3 October at Birmingham's NEC.
The event will provide L&D practitioners with live workshops, one-to-one consultations and free seminars alongside its annual conference, which will bring together industry-leading speakers from across the world.
Visitors to the free exhibition will find more than 120 companies offering the latest ideas in all sectors of L&D, from e-learning, mobile learning and the use of social media, to experiential training, coaching and informal learning.
Among the firms exhibiting at the conference are e-learning provider e2train, learning and mobile platform supplier Redware, bespoke people and organisational development solutions company SML Training & Consultancy and audience response system Qwizdom.
Andrew Gee, senior project manager for World of Learning, comments: "The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition has established itself as the premier learning and development event, and continues to equip visitors with the skills and support they need to keep pace with the fast evolving L&D sector.
"We're pleased to see a positive climate in the learning and development profession, and this has been reflected in the increased conference programme and extended exhibition at World of Learning 2012, which is set to be one of our most exciting events yet."