Focus on Practice Meeting 2021

Focus on Practice Meeting 2021

Designing Learning Ecosystems

March 18 - April 29. 2021 | 6 weekly sessions

A Virtual Series of deep-dives into the practices of Global Corporations



While we had hoped that we would be able to see each other for real by this time, the unpredictable course of the pandemic has forced us to turn our traditional FOP meeting into a virtual event. We will use the same format as last fall’s virtual summit – a series of weekly zoom sessions, this time with a focus on practical experiences and projects from various companies.

Based on the small poll we did earlier this year, we chose the umbrella topic Designing Learning Ecosystems, with special emphasis on how to best support learner-driven learning and scale upskilling and reskilling across large organizations.  


We will kick-off our series of virtual sessions on Thursday, March 18 with our traditional member exchange to allow time for catching up and for better understanding how you relate to this topic in the context of your organization.

We have then planned for a number of deep-dive sessions featuring specific practices from major corporations such as Daimler, IBM, Roche, Allianz, SAP, and UBS, who have agreed to share their experiences.

All sessions will take place on zoom every Thursday at 5 pm CET (11 am ET | 8 am PT). 

Some highlights of the agenda include

  • The Upskilling and Reskilling Challenge
    Elizebeth Varghese, Global Leader Talent and HR Strategy Reinvention, IBM)
  • Creating a Passion for Learning at Scale
    Tony White, Chief Learning Officer, Allianz Group)
  • A Learning Ecosystem for the Extended Enterprise - The Case of SAP
    Thomas Jenewein, Digital Ambassador, SAP Training and Enablement)
  • Shaping the Automotive Transformation Amidst a Pandemic
    Kathrin Dueber, Senior Manager Culture and Learning & Markus Rettich, Manager Top Leadership programs,  | Daimler AG
  • Executive Conversation: Design Challenges of Learning Ecosystems
    Oliver Amrein, Head Executive Development, UBS | Detlef Hold, Head of Digital Learning Experience, Roche



For all questions related to the event please contact


Please note that this event is restricted to ECLF members and invited guests. If you are not a member and would like to receive an invitation please contact us

Guest Policy: Please note that ECLF is a vendor-free community of practitioners only, and that we admit guests in a limited number at our discretion. We charge guests a nominal attendance fee which will be fully credited in case they decide to join ECLF after the event. Guests from member companies receive a 50% discount on that fee.

To register, please visit our dedicated event page at and complete the registration process by getting a "ticket" for the event. You can only book the entire summit series.

The costs for attending this event are:

  • ECLF members:  FREE
  • guests from member companies (if not included in membership): $350
  • guests from non-member companies: $700

Your ticket (registration) is valid for all 6 sessions of the summit. It includes all material that is provided and produced during the event, such as pre-readings, minutes, video recordings, or session summaries.



Hosted by member companies, ECLF annual summits are the highlight of the year, bringing together ECLF members from more than a dozen of countries to engage in an intellectually and socially inspiring dialogue which is the hallmark of ECLF's culture.

Each conference is dedicated to exploring a strategic challenge of the practice.