Our next event:

SDF Festival of Learning 2022

Date: November 14, 2022 - November 16, 2022


SDF Festival of Learning 2022

14 – 16 November 2022 | Virtual

Designed to be interactive, challenging and human-centred, this online three-day Festival offers the opportunity to meet colleagues digitally as well as working together to find responses to the big questions we are all still facing after the recent years of uncertainty.

Our SDF Festival of Learning and Development is the flagship event serving the heartland of the people profession following 4 streams:

♦ Refining the staff developer’s tools

♦ Evolving our leaders and managers

♦ Augmenting the staff developer’s victories

♦ Metamorphosing the staff developer role

Blending inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers and workshop presenters with unmissable learning and enhanced networking opportunities. Be inspired by leading practitioners and experts with extraordinary stories from within the Learning and Development sector and beyond.  All in a friendly, safe and engaging environment, purpose-built to offer flexibility and enhance your experience.



Women in Learning – Empowering Women Leaders

Monday 14th November | 3:00 – 3:45pm | Sharon Claffey Kaliouby, Learning Pool

We need everyone’s voice to discuss the topic of Women in Learning and here’s why: Research states women are 2 – 3 times less likely as men to have leadership positions in Learning & Development. Studies report firms with greater gender diversity among senior positions perform better.



Speaker Info

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby

VP Strategic Alliances
Sharon was most recently a Learning Fellow & Advisor for Elliott Masie Productions and previously Head of Global Learning & Development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts. As well as working with Learning Pool, Sharon is co-founder of the #WomenInLearning initiative, one of the 2019 Top 50 Leaders in Learning & Development – Americas, the 2018 Learning & Performance Institute Professional of the Year and a two-time member of the USFA National gold medal women’s sabre fencing team.