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LEARNING ARTISTRY

We are a consulting company that specialises in the design of digital learning ecosystems. ​

We recently celebrated our 5th year anniversary. Our success is due to carefully listening to our clients’ needs, working closely with them to get the best from the project and making sure that all our solutions achieve the desired outcomes.

We like to think of ourselves as learning design artisans – selecting the very best ingredients, carefully mixing them together, hand-shaping them and arranging them perfectly.

We are also enthusiastic users of digital learning tools. Our goal is to merge technology with learning in creative and effective ways.

Meet our team

Bernadine Sprighton

Co-Founder and Strategy Consultant

M.Ed (Computer-assisted Learning)

Bernadine co-founded Ceed Learning with Connemara in 2013 and now guides the company’s strategic direction and supports clients to develop their digital learning strategies.

The team describes her as ‪#‎motherofdragonsandbreakerofchains‬ and ‬‬‬‬‬‬ gardener-in-chief. Outside of work she enjoys yoga, scuba diving and taking her Great Dane for long walks.

Kershia Naidoo

Senior Learning Technologist

BA. Journalism

Kershia joined the team in 2015. She focuses on understanding the technology and infrastructure available in a client space in order to support and advise on effective delivery of digital learning.

The team describes her as a self-confessed technology geek and team player. Outside of work she loves tinkering with apps, exploring the world of code and learning Korean.

Laura Dall

Senior Learning and Performance Advisor

BA. Hons Audiovisual Communication CPT CPLP

Laura joined Ceed in 2017. She supports clients to dream, evolve and deliver their digital learning strategies aligned to defined business objectives. Naturally curious (ahem, FOMO), meticulous, and always-on-the-go, Laura is forever looking for new ways to ignite learning within organisations.

When not at her computer or in conversation with team members and stakeholders, she enjoys aerial yoga, kettlebell training and spending time with friends over good food and wine. ‬

Candice Ulgheri

Learning and Performance Consultant

BA. English and Psychology

Candice has been working with the Ceed team since May 2014 and became permanent on the 1st of March 2018. She runs a tight ship when managing projects and works well with clients and team members to develop blended learning and performance solutions.

The team describes her as #passionandheart‬ and a firecracker of a leader.‬ Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and writing.

Esta Viviers

Director

M.Com Marketing

Esta is a director at Ceed and represents Connemara’s shareholding in the company. She has consistently provided coaching and guidance from day 1 and is our biggest fan.

Wise, motivational, honest and fair are words that come to mind when we think of Esta. She creates a safe space for others to share their ideas freely. You always leave an encounter with Esta having a little more knowledge than before.

Joanne Frittelli

Operations Manager

BA. Hons. Industrial Psychology

Joanne joined the team in 2017 as a project manager and shortly thereafter became the Operations Manager.

The team’s view of Joanne is #nobeautyshinesbrighterthanthatofagoodheart and describe her as the back bone of the team. In her private time, Joanne cherishes every moment spent with her family.

Lizanne van Zyl

Learning and Performance Consultant

M.Ed (Computer Integrated Education)

Lizanne joined the team in 2018 and works side-by-side with SMEs to design and develop creative learning solutions.

She is described by the team as creative, innovative and caring. In addition to learning, Lizanne enjoys art and travelling.

Smriti Paul

Learning and Performance Consultant

M.A. English

Smriti has extensive international experience, having worked in global projects that spanned across continents. Smriti is a blended learning specialist with a keen interest in learning technologies.

The team describes Smriti as a gentle soul. Outside of work, she loves reading classical literature and her bucket list includes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Bronwyn Kennedy

Business Development Executive

BA. General Design Thinking Facilitator
Certified Consciousness Coach©

Bronwyn started her career in learning and development and grew into the innovation and entrepreneurship space. She now works with clients to craft digital learning solutions and sees every challenge as an opportunity!

Outside of work she enjoys trail running, scuba diving and reading sessions on the couch.

Sorina Olivier

Senior Learning and Performance Advisor

BA. Hons. Industrial Psychology

Sorina’s experience in recruitment and psychometric assessment helped her discover her passion for people development, which made for an easy transition into the learning and development space. She is analytical and solution-focused with a keen eye for detail.

As a baking enthusiast she loves to read about and experiment with different recipes and techniques in her free time.

Angela Behan

Learning and Performance Advisor

BA. Hons. Psychology I.L.S. Coach

After building a career in HR, Angela realised her passion was centred around learning and development. She joined the team in 2018 and brings with her a wealth of retail experience and coaching expertise.

She is described as having a wonderful warm energy which manifests in strong client and team relationships. Outside of work she loves playing superhero games with her two young sons and writing, hiking and travel.

Candice de Kock

Learning and Performance Consultant

BA. Hons. Psychology

Candice joined Ceed Learning in 2018 and is passionate about making learning that is simple and accessible through the use of digital technology.

The team describes her as someone who goes out of her way to make life beautiful for others. She loves doing portrait photography and spending quality time with her daughter.

Mahlatse Moropa

Office Admin Support

Generic Management

Mahlatse started working with Ceed in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She provides much needed support enabling the team to focus on our clients and projects.

The team describes Mahlatse as warm, caring, efficient and always willing to take on more tasks and to learn and grow.

Monika Deschodt

Senior Learning and Performance Consultant

M.Ed (Psychology of Education)

Monika aspires to equip learners with real and relevant skills to perform better, smarter and faster in an agile and disruptive world of work.

The team describes her as the queen of attention to detail, who won’t deliver anything less than first class. When not putting herself in her learners’ shoes, she’s travelling Africa, crafting or living life with her family.

Experience matters

We are an experienced team but we still love the challenge of mastering new approaches to design. Our clients benefit from the time we spend with the global learning community and industry experts.

ATD 2018 International Conference

In May we joined colleagues from around the globe to network and learn at the ATD 2018 International Conference in San Diego. Key themes were lifelong learning, skills as a currency, the expertise economy and microlearning. We were particularly interested in the use of data to derive insight and the power of AI and machine learning to support personalised and adaptive learning. Impressive speakers included Carol Leaman (CEO, Axonify), Kelly Palmer (Chief Learning Officer, Degreed), Elliot Masie (Producer, analyst and researcher) and John Mattox (Gartner, Metrics that Matter).

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Learning Technologies 2018

Europe’s leading conference for organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work. Major themes at the conference were the role of AI in learning, the rise of microlearning (especially in video format), and the important role that learning analytics plays in organisational performance.

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Learning Innovation Africa 2018

The tagline for this year’s LIA conference was ‘Learning is being Ubered! Don’t get left behind…’. With a focus on digital, strategic, innovative and point-of-need learning that just about fits into your pocket, Ceed was all over this opportunity! Laura kicked off day one by joining the ‘Millennial Council’ panel discussion and drove home the ‘millennial is a mindset’ message. We partnered with The Networking Company, got crafty during the tea break and challenged attendees to answer our riddle for a chance to win a Learning Battle Cards (LBCs) canvas. On day two we took our LBC Deep Dive Immersion session literally and had our attendees design a complete learning experience using LBCs, canvases and our ever popular, idea-stimulating bendy-men. We also shared our key project learnings when it comes to delivering on an e-enablement strategy. Our end-of-conference raffle saw Nedbank’s Debbie Bowyer win a set of LBCs which her team has since added to their design toolkit.

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Axonify Community Conference 2018

In October we attended the Axonify Community Conference in Toronto! What a great experience it was to connect with Axonify customers, partners, and staff to share best practice and engage in big thinking, game-changing discussions about how Axonify drives purposeful business outcomes. The 2018 Microlearning Global Benchmark Report was a key take away – the first report of its kind that examines Axonify customer’s data to understand how Microlearning improves frontline employee knowledge, confidence, performance, and significantly impacts business results. Contact us for a copy of the report!

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AfricArena 2018

We were invited to participate in the AfricArena challenge held at Leroy Merlin‘s brand new home improvement store in Edenvale. Kershia Naidoo did a great job of pitching our two learning Apps to upskill contractors on how to install Saint-Gobain systems and position themselves as approved installers. Key messages for startups from the panel discussion about the tech opportunities in the South African Ecosystem included: understand your target market, focus on a clear business objective, have a tested minimum viable product before going to market and when asking for funding and make sure you already have some clients in play.

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Atlas Mara Learning Fair

Ceed Learning, as part of the Connemara Enterprise, participated in Atlas Mara’s inaugural Learning Fair at their brand new Learning Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The fair was comprised of 45 minute learning sessions related to important business topics such as sales and service, complaints management, operational risk, building high performance teams, and how blended learning can help organisations such as Atlas Mara achieve their learning (and therefore business) objectives.

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