The Future of People Development: Where do we go from here?

Adapting to changing expectations, new styles and faster delivery.

Business and management is evolving into a more human-centred, collaborative approach. When, where and how we develop people is a vital part and can be a strategic aspect of this shift. People development is directly related to an organisation’s culture and should be used to reinforce it.

The global pandemic has been quite a catalyst for change. Many companies had to organise themselves virtually, managed to work it out and are seeing many of the benefits; lasting changes seem inevitable. Employees’ expectations about personal development are changing and specifically the increasingly influential Gen-Z is desperate for a more self-determined approach.

Join us for an interactive and colourful session where you gain insight into three different organisational maturity styles and how they influence the future of people development. You will come away with specific ideas on what steps in the right direction could look like and how best to adapt your PE and L&D approach.

Target audience


  • Gain insight into the universal development stages of organisations and how they relate to People Development [road-map]
  • Provide cultural context to implementing modern management practices [change readiness]
  • Learn which drivers are directly related to People Development and their relevance [systems thinking]
  • Understand how change is initially all about orchestrating and then ‘jazzing it’
  • Learn why Gen-Z requests are worth listening to [future employees / customers]


  • Universal road map to develop leaders and organisations
  • Visual overview of adaptive L&D content, delivery styles and where they are most effective
  • List of practical examples for step-by-step development



Rhys is an executive manager and founder with a genuine interest in aligning business strategy with leadership and people development. He has diverse, global experience having worked in start-ups, family businesses, SMEs and corporations in ten countries.

He is a performance driver who thrives on continuous improvement and by collaborating at all levels with trust, transparency, ownership and equality. He is a passionate systems-thinker with international experience assessing people’s change readiness and enabling employees to understand how they can contribute to effective strategy execution.

Over the last 20 years, Rhys has worked as a trainer, coach, facilitator, consultant, keynote speaker and blended learning developer. He enjoys designing road maps, engaging people and orchestrating transformational change programmes with the occasional deep dive to ensure sustainable change at an operational level.

Rhys recently wrote the book The Turquoise Brick Road, one of the more unusual business books to hit the shelves with 8 stories and over 500 illustrations based on 35 years of research by Clare W. Graves. He believes that with the speed with which we are destroying our habitat we are quickly running ourselves into a very unpleasant, intractable situation. Mother Earth will prevail and some of us will live on, but a Mad Max scenario is not what Rhys has in mind for his young daughter. His mission is to make Graves’s work more widely known and applied by building on it and using it as a key to getting us out of this self-inflicted chaos.

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