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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.

Lenka Strick

Business Development Executive

Cert PMP, TTT and Assessor (ETDP Seta)

Lenka’s 16+ years of training experience spans across multiple industries and scales of businesses. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Lenka’s roles included Director and CEO of other leading training companies with a specific passion for innovation, enabling technologies and digital learning platforms.

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.

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.

Ayanda Ngcobo

Business Development

BA in Communication

Ayanda has extensive experience in Business Development, Marketing & B2B Consulting. With an appetite to service Clients & build long lasting relationships she works closely with clients to understand their business needs and ensures that those are executed. She is analytical, accurate and passionate.

The team describes her as warm, friendly and her high energy manifests in how she engages with clients and her colleagues. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym and shopping.

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.

Noshcon 2019

Ceed Learning presented at NOSHCON 2019 on the topic of microlearning and behaviour-based safety. In a time where employees are expected to know more than ever before, there is a need to simplify learning interventions. We explained how by using microlearning and innovative technology we can empower employees to remember critical information, so they can do the right thing, at the right time.

LeaderEx conference

We had a great time networking with experts in different fields and listening to their informative presentations at the LeaderEx conference. Ayanda Ngcobo, who attended the conference said that her most valuable lesson was from the presenter who spoke about creating and developing a culture of learning by employing and entrusting millennials in the business to drive learning and transformation. The Fireside Chat panel with Kershia Naidoo was well received by the participants attending the conference and they left with an established understanding of SA’s appetite to grow in the know-how of learning using digital platforms and the barriers that are currently being faced. Laura Dall and Jessica Matthuysen did a great job hosting the L&D room, held the audience captive and added their powerful insights throughout the day.

Knowledge Resources Online and e-Learning Conference 2019

This annual session presents a valuable opportunity to remind ourselves to design learning that improves performance and to connect with other thought leaders in the industry.  Laura Dall and Jessica Matthysen (Alexander Forbes) co-facilitated a pre-conference workshop on the art and science of curating learning journeys. Together with the delegates, they had a lot of fun playing (and dressing up mannequins), whilst curating learning pathways using Degreed. Among the speakers at the conference was Bernadine Sprighton and Sibongile Antoni (Head of Learning and Development at Woolworths) who shared how they are working together to co-design a learning ecosystem to support the store of the future in the digital economy.

What stood out for us during the two days was the:

focus on delivering accessible and engaging microlearning bites, 
success of gamification in learning,
necessity to make learning accessible on mobile devices,
and  rise of AR and VR in the learning space.

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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