The Learning Edge V - Leading with Purpose

Self, Team & Organisation

  • Venue: Zendesk
  • Time: 8:00 - 14:00 19/09/2019
  • Guest Speaker(s): Various

The Learning Edge

AmCham Annual Conference On Learning;

Leading the Learning Revolution:

Adding Value – to Self, to Team, to Business


 Thursday, September 19, 2019

  08:00am - 14:00pm

 Zendesk, Dublin

 No charge to attend 


08.00   Registration
08.30   Opening & Welcome
08.45   American Chamber President 2019, Mark Gantly Senior R&D Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise 
09.00    Ina Marie, Chief People Officer, Zendesk
09.30    Learning as a Strategic Partner to the Business
10.30    Comfort Break
11.00    Challenging Team Learning & Tacit Knowledge
12.00    Learning & Self - Understanding Motivation
13.00   Close & Networking Lunch


Insights from the vast collective experience of those Leading the Learning in multinationals, both Ireland and Globally, this conference will explore the leadership capabilities and behaviours at all levels. Using field-tested strategies, case studies, and workshops the attendee will work through the practicalities learning support of Business, Team and Self.


  • Thinking strategically, focus on results and cultivate innovation

  • Promote belonging, develop your people, foster collaboration

  • Living your values, modelling a growth mindset, practice agility, increase resilience


Key Note Speaker: InaMarie F. Johnson, Chief People Officer, Zendesk 


Johnson is Chief People Officer at Zendesk, a publicly held company (NYSE: ZEN). In this role, she supports the company's broad business objectives and sets strategic direction for people and culture to drive innovation and growth.Johnson has a proven track record in leading companies specializing in multiple industries including telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, automotive, specialty chemicals, and high tech and electronic materials.Johnson believes in building extraordinary workplace culture through innovative practices. Her wealth of experience and creative thinking help Zendesk and its teams make a positive contribution to the lives of people across the globe through its products and services. 


Special Guest: Brendan Maher, Tipperary Senior Hurler.


Maher is a three-time All-Ireland winner with the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team and brings with him vast experience in the area of personal development and performance. Brendan has held many leadership positions within his sporting career, including being one of a very few players to have captained All-Ireland minor and senior winning teams.

Off the field, Brendan is a Senior Consultant with Teneo PSG since 2017. Within his role Brendan focusses on brand ambassador selection, media training for young athletes, sponsorship activation, leadership talks and strategy.


Lead Contributors:     


  • Dr. Aidan Harney, Talent, Leadership and Org. Development Manager - Intel Corporation 

  • Bruce Harley, Assoc. Director Global Development Training - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

  • Sharon Walsh, Vice President, Technology Management - Fidelity Investments

  • Mary Connole Joyce, Talent Development Manager, Europe - Boston Scientific

  • Siobhan Long, Learning and Development Lead - Eli Lilly 

  • Terri Moloney, Senior Director, Employee Success - Salesforce 

  • John Davenport, Training Leader, Johnson & Johnson 

  • Mairead Mc Carthy, Talent & Development Leaders, Oracle 

  • Chaitra Kamath, Senior Manager - Talent & Learning, Fidelity Investments 

  • Patrick Ryan, Global Program Manager - Skills of the future, State Street. 

  • Laura Bennett, Head of HR EMEA, Tenable 



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