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 deconstructs and reimagines technology and infrastructure in the client space to support the digital delivery of learning. Her interest in consulting is founded on supporting organisations as they look ahead and help their people thrive in the now while preparing for the next.

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

Esta Viviers


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.

Angela Behan

Digital Learning Programme Manager

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 Ulgheri

Digital Learning Programme Manager

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.

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.

Learning Technologies 2020 UK

At # LT20UK the spotlight fell on the most exciting tools and technologies transforming learning today, including assessment, coaching, team performance, upskilling technologies, AI, predictive analytics and virtual reality. There was also a strong focus on learning design, the role of L&D and functional areas such as onboarding and compliance. It was a great opportunity to learn, be inspired and network. We also identified new partners to add to our learning ecosystem!

21st Annual SIOPSA Conference 2019

We attended the 21st Annual SIOPSA Conference. The theme was IOP 4.0 Ahead of Our Time. We had a great time showcasing our innovative digital learning solutions throughout the day and raffled a set of Learning Battle Cards with canvas for the end of the conference.

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).

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.