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Bertelsmann Learning Days 2024

On the 15th and 16th of April, Bertelsmann University will once again be hosting virtual "Learning Days". The third event of its kind will focus on the topics of "HR Data" and "People Analytics", also in relation to the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) sector. The target audience is primarily HR experts. However, all other colleagues who are interested in these focal points can now register for the "Learning Days" which will be conducted in English.   

Find out more and register here 

Learning Days agenda

During the digital "Learning Days - Mastering People Analytics: Transforming Into Data-Driven HR", a series of exciting keynotes await you:

  • HR in Transition: Data, ESG, and the Role of HR - The keynote will shed light on how the tasks of HR are changing and the challenges this brings.​ The transformation of the HR role is a central theme that addresses the future of human resources.​ People analytics, generative AI, and data-based requirements such as ESG reporting are drivers of these changes.​ Dealing with AI and data is essentially the new "reading and writing". HR also needs to embrace and master these tools and use them effectively.​
  • Bertelsmann in Numbers: Elevate Workforce Data with HRytics - Hear about why Bertelsmann is prioritizing a more comprehensive use of workforce data in business decision making. Learn about the key internal and external drivers of a more data-driven HR function at Bertelsmann and get first-hand information on how we are setting up the architecture for group-wide HR reporting and people analytics. Experience the benefits of "HRlytics" with a showcase of insights into learning data.
  • ESG Next_: Tailwind or Headwind for HR at Bertelsmann - The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is a new regulation that requires companies to disclose information about their social impacts, including their own workforce and value chain. The CSRD is a double-edged sword for HR. It cuts through the fog of social washing and reveals companies’ true performance. It sharpens HR’s role as a strategic partner and change agent for a more responsible and transparent organization. However, the CSRD also brings challenges, such as fulfilling the new reporting standards, ensuring data quality, and complying with auditors’ requirements.
  • Empowering HR: Bertelsmann University Program Landscape - Gain insight into the HR digital learning environment at Bertelsmann. Understand the advantages of different learning providers to make an informed choice that best suits you or your employees and familiarize yourself with Bertelsmann’s definition of “training hours” to enhance the data quality in peoplenet LMS.

In addition to the informative keynotes, an interactive online game will be offered on the second day of the Learning Days. In the game, participants will find out in groups of five as a team how to identify relevant data, ensure data quality, and prepare data comprehensibly for third parties.

Get a frist impression of the online game  


More details and recordings

You can also find further information about the event, such as the exact agenda, as well as recordings of the "Learning Days" from 2022 and 2023 at the   landingpage.


Bertelsmann Learning Days 2023

Bertelsmann University will hold its virtual “Bertelsmann Learning Days 2023” for Bertelsmann Employees on April 24-26. The three-day event in English offers participants the opportunity to learn more about Bertelsmann University’s programs and initiatives and have an exchange about workforce transformation at Bertelsmann. 

Global megatrends and crises present constant, ongoing challenges for businesses. In order to be prepared for this challenging future, measuring and building mission-critical skills and a future-proof leadership culture is a need. During the “Learning Days”, initiatives and programs for Bertelsmann employees will be presented through keynotes, workshops or updates that are designed to prepare experts as well as executives for such challenges. 

Each day focuses on a content-related theme.
The first day is essentially about the key initiatives of the department. It will deal, among other issues, with learning culture and the “YOUR Growth Booster”.

Steven Moran, Chief Learning Officer of Bertelsmann, will present the keynote address on “Workforce Transformation at Bertelsmann” on the first day, focusing on the key initiatives of the department.
In his keynote he presents how Bertelsmann actively prepares its workforce through learning opportunities and leadership development for the challenges of the future. Furthermore, he discovers how Bertelsmann is addressing capability management as well as a culture of learning that fosters growth and development across the organization.


On the second day of the event, Beatrice de Surmont, Executive Vice President Talent Management, and Martina Mönninghoff, Senior Vice President Bertelsmann University, will offer insights into ideas of the “Future-Proof Leadership” working group of the “Human Resources Committee”.

Additionally, various programs will be introduced to prepare professionals and leaders for a wide range of future challenges. They include the talent pools “CHROME”, “Team 2030”, and the “Career Development Pool” at Bertelsmann.


The “Tech & Data Development Program” will be presented on the third day, as well as the “Preparing for Opportunities” program in INSEAD and the “Managing Strategy for Actions” program at Harvard University, among other programs.
After watching presentations on so many different programs and activities in the field of workforce transformation, participants will have the opportunity to network at the "Bar Camp".