Link & Learn – Business Value of L&D Webinar

15th April 2021 1pm – 2pm

We look forward to welcoming you to the second session this year in the Learnovate Link & Learn Professional Series 2021 which takes place on 15th April from 1 pm to 2pm.

Peter Gillis, the Innovation Services Team Lead in Learnovate, will take us through a four-stage measurement model of the business value of L&D. Demonstrating the business value of learning and development initiatives is a major challenge for L&D leaders, both globally and historically. Historically most models have been too cumbersome or time-consuming for L&D to adopt however Learnovate have taken on this challenge.

During this Link & Learn webinar Peter will share the findings from this two-year research project, including the development of an initial model, co-creating a working model with industry and ongoing development of a technology prototype. The model looks at four stages — Plan, Explore, Analyse and Share — that L&D leaders can apply to show the business value resulting from their efforts.

Through this Link & Learn webinar we aim to help attendees identify genuine business needs and transform those needs into a plan with strong predictions of business value. Other take aways will include being able to identify valuable messages and how to share them with the business as well as carrying out analyses to support your plan.

Join our Link & Learn webinar to learn how to adopt this model and move L&D toward the position of strategic partner to your organisation.


Peter Gillis | Learnovate

Peter is innovation team lead at Learnovate. Responsible for the development and delivery of a learning-focused suite of innovation programs, Peter is skilled in the practices of innovation (JTBD, Lean Startup, Design Thinking), digital strategy and corporate strategy. Peter is also a researcher with a demonstrated history of success in the EdTech research industry. He lectures on the psychology of learning and innovation on several masters programs.

Tom Pollock | Learnovate

Our MC for this event Tom, is the Commercialisation Manager in Learnovate and brings broad business and product development experience across multiple industries, from web and software applications, to his most recent role in the corporate learning sector. His entrepreneurial mindset is geared toward realising the commercial potential of the Centre’s innovations to provide a platform of value for our industry partners.


Barry Harper | Nvolve Group

Barry Harper is the Founder and CEO of the Nvolve Group, an Irish headquartered learning technology company.  Nvolve helps organisations with deskless and distributed workforces drive positive business outcomes through the digital transformation of learning & development and other HR areas such as communication, engagement, performance and recognition.  The Nvolve learning and development platform is available in 25+ languages and is being used by Coca Cola, Mondelez, Kerry Foods, Nelipak, Dawn Farms and many others around the world.

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby | Learning Pool

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby is VP, North America, for Learning Pool. She was most recently a learning fellow and adviser for Elliott Masie Productions and previously was head of global learning and development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston. As well as working with Learning Pool, Sharon is co-founder of the #WomenInLearning initiative, one of the 2019 Top 50 Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas, the 2018 Learning & Performance Institute Professional of the Year and a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.

Davy McAlinden | Axiom Law

Axioms’ Global L&D team are based in Belfast, London and New York and are responsible for the Learning and Development for the USA, Europe and Asia. Prior to Axiom, Davy was an accountant with the Northern Ireland Assembly and since leaving in 2006 has worked in PwC Client Training Group managing training programmes in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. In 2013 he was one of the first Programme Directors appointed to the newly formed William J Clinton Leadership Institute at Queen’s University Belfast providing executive training and business skills training to leadership teams throughout the UK and Ireland.

Date, Duration & How to Join

Date: 15th April 2021
Duration: 1pm to 2pm

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