L&D Professionals as Strategic Leaders

L&D has such an incredible opportunity to influence employee engagement, help with retaining the changing workforce and facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives.

  • What is the real role of L&D professionals in the future for organisations?
  • Why are we missing a seat at the executive table when we offer so much value to organisations?
  • What are we missing to enable this?
  • How do make it happen so we can make an impact?

This session will provide a robust discussion around these questions, and provide practical tips for both internal and external L&D professionals to build credibility. It is time to step up and take the lead to make this happen!

Adam Le Good

General Manager, ILP Academy

Adam has been part of the Learning and Development industry for over 30 years. For most of that time he’s been consulting with clients from a broad range of industries throughout Australia and New Zealand.

His passion for impacting individuals and organisations, combined with his engaging and theatrical style means he is sought after and well respected throughout Learning and Development.

He has an extensive knowledge of human behaviour, holds accreditations in many different psychological and behavioural instruments and is also a member of the Australian Association of Psychological Type.

He has recently taken on the role of General Manager with the Institute of Learning and Performance’s Academy (ILPA) ensuring the exciting new Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation reaches a broad audience of those involved in Learning and Development.


Gabby Button

Award Winning Facilitator, Futurist

Gabby is an Award-Winning Global Facilitator, Coach and Futurist living on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Since 2000 and she has worked with leaders and coaches around the globe as she immersed herself in her passion for transformation and experiential training and my mission of transforming the world through how we show up at work and in our businesses.

She inspires and educates business leaders, coaches and 'wisdom-preneurs' worldwide to step into their wisdom and participate in creating a future where everyone can thrive.

She is known for my extensive knowledge of creating transformation in adults (a lifelong exploration) and for producing captivating training while stretching (way!) past traditional models. Incorporating a unique blend of business and leadership expertise, andragogy (the art and science of adult learning), goal achievement, ancient wisdom, current research, spirituality, entrepreneurship and future possibilities, with experiential learning to stretch my participants to step into their personal and professional mastery.