Founder and Managing Partner, Performance Design International
Klaus is the founder and managing partner of Performance Design International, a company focused on performance-based training and specialising in the design of performance systems. He has consulted for more than twenty-five years in a variety of industries, in the public sector, and with non-governmental organisations in more than 25 countries.
Klaus majored in Political Economics and Educational Science and has a broad education in systemic consulting and psychology. He is an adjunct faculty member at two Universities in Germany and Switzerland and served as Vice-President on the Board of the Federation for Professional Qualification, Germany, from 2001 to 2015, and as President of the Board of the International Society for Performance Improvement from 2015 to 2017.
Klaus is an Honorary Life Member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and was the first one to receive the Society’s Geary Rummler Award for the Advancement of Performance Improvement.
In our time-starved world with increasingly short business cycles, employee learning and engagement must be more directly interlinked with business results and form the centerpiece of any successful enterprise growth strategy.
Accordingly, classical development and delivery approaches are too slow and expensive, with no elaborated didactics that can adequately re-skill and up-skill our workforce to remain employable. The prevalence of user-generated content, gamification, augmented reality and artificial intelligence, to name a few, are causing disintermediation and prompting new approaches in developing, curating and delivering content. Interaction with different data and collaboration platforms in real time will become the norm and precipitate new forms of learning and skills acquisition. New tracking systems will also enable contributions made by learning to be monitored and iterated quickly to stay relevant and effective.
This presentation will examine key trends outlined above and guiding principles that can support the re-invention of learning design and delivery. Innovative practices of companies, universities, and training providers globally will illuminate ways for practitioners and businesses to exploit emerging opportunities.