Expired: Future Ready Series Bangalore August 2020 Meetup


Learning & Development in the Virtual World – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Learning and development in the pre and post covid era.
  • Challenges faced in the present situation.
  • How do we face these challenges head on.
  • Are we equipped enough to face these challenges.
  • Changes we need to make to our environment to continue our journey.
DATE: 01/08/2020 | TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
VENUE: Online – Details will be shared with the registrants




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TOPIC: Learning & Development in the Virtual World – Challenges and Opportunities

Learning and development (L&D) as we all know, is one of the core areas of Human Resource Management. It’s a methodical, organized and a systematic process to enhance an employee’s skills, knowledge, and competency, resulting in better performance in a work setting. Broken into specifics , learning is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes and development is the broadening and deepening of knowledge in line with one’s development goals.

The goal of learning and development is to develop or change the behavior of individuals or groups for the better, sharing knowledge and insights that enable them to do their work better, or cultivate attitudes that help them perform better (Lievens, 2011).

With the current pandemic what are the changes it has brought, how can we address the changes in the environment of learning and development so as to benefit the population at large are a few things that what we are going to take a look at in this session.


  1. Reji Cherian, Business Coach and Transformation Evangelist

Current: CTO with a startup venture think tank involved with Business Acceleration and a practicing as certified Business Coach. Is actively engaged with various organization as a Transformation Consultant across Strategy, Mergers and Acquisition Due Diligence, Post merger Integration and Operational Process and restructuring advisory services.

Professional Background & Experience: Has had a journey of nearly 3 decades from being CTO of Siemens Shared Service to Member of Board and Executive Director of T-Systems India the SI arm of the German Telecom, later as Sr. Vice President Capgemini providing leadership to the North American Business Operations followed by played the role of India Head of SQS India. Has had the opportunity to be certified by Harvard Business School for Leader as a Coach program and certified for the Change Agent program of Siemens from MIT Sloan-Boston, Stanford, INSEAD-France and IIM India.

  1. Manirangan, Co-founder and Director, Swift Solution Private Limited

Current: Co-founder of an e learning services company providing solutions for technology enablement and  training effectiveness of different corporations worldwide.

Professional Background & Experience: Has experience spanning over 13 years in the field of IT products Like ERP/Banking domains which include more than 15 years + in the field of e-learning content development and learning content management. Area of expertise includes leading business units for e-learning content development. Have successfully addressed the latent requirements of e-learning content for various vertical domains and have forged relationships with fortune 500 companies and other global corporation including clients in India and deftly handled client relationships, managed large projects and proficient in business development.