Is your skills gap hindering your organisation's potential for success?
January 31, 2019
Beyond Roadshow | Utrecht

Survive and Thrive: How L&D Must Pave the Way for Company Success with Soft Skills – The Netherlands

Is your skills gap hindering your organisation’s potential for success?

Although companies are investing substantially in skills development, Gartner research has indicated that 80% of employees are still missing skills for current and future jobs. What’s missing in the equation?  Whether due to a lack of understanding of what essential skills are required, or a lack of focus on key L&D enablers, it is now critical for CLO’s and their L&D departments to adapt and drive the upskilling of the workforce for a competitive advantage.

Don’t miss this worldwide roadshow as the latest L&D research and insights come to Utrecht this January:

  • When: January 31, 2019
  • Time: 15:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Utrecht, Muntgebouw


Join Talent & Learning Thought Leader Jan Rijken, in this highly interactive session (part of the global CrossKnowledge roadshow), as he discusses:

  • The dynamics with the L&D environment that impact employability 
  • 2019 L&D trends that will impact skills development 
  • Key challenges that CLOs specifically face  
  • Who should take responsibility for developing employees’ skills?  

Following Jan’s keynote session, Jef Helmink, Senior Learning Architect at ING will share their best practices on how they created a fully blended leadership program that supports thousands of leaders in their leadership development at ING.

The roadshow will finish with a demonstration of how CrossKnowledge, a global leader in digital learning, supports organisations across the globe in their soft skills development strategies. During the demo, discover: 

  • Features & workflows of  BlendedX, a structured and guided learning path by CrossKnowledge that strengthens learning and engagement   
  • A brand new and superior coaching interface that brings human interaction back to digital learning   
  • How gamification and a streamlined user-experience (UX) to help drive learner engagement
  • Learning tools, social learning & community-building tools

Join us at Het Muntgebouw, a unique and historic venue in Utrecht, close to the Jaarbeurs and easily to reach by car or public transport.


Keynote Speaker:

Jan Rijken – Learning Director, CrossKnowledge

Jan Rijken, especialista da CrossKnowledgeJan Rijken is an experienced talent and learning professional with strong business and human capital impact in complex organizations. He was CLO for KPMG, ABNAmro, and Mercedes-Benz and is a recognized thought leader in the Learning & Talent community. His areas of expertise include: corporate learning transformation & strategy, talent management, leadership, team development, change management & OD, 70-20-10 and L&D measurement. As Learning Director at CrossKnowledge, Jan’s main goal is to share his experience and knowledge and build a learning leader community.