Change is the only constant, as they say. Perpetual innovation and upgrade of an industry in its methodologies, techniques, solutions, and more are all just a part of that change. 

People Matters, the biggest L&D conference in India, throws light on how these positive changes to better the L&D industry every year. The conference hosts prominent names from the industry as speakers and attendees, to empower and guide the learning ecosystem towards the right direction. The discussions foster an environment that inculcates the right mindsets, design processes, and enabling structures in place, into a future-ready workforce. 

Some of the known names that marked the conference this year, held on 6th November were Gurcharan Das (Author and Former CEO of Procter and Gamble), Raghav Bahl (Founder and Chairman of Quint, Former MD Network18), Ashish Vidyarthi (Actor, Founder Ashish Vidyarthi Associates) and more. 

eLucid had the opportunity to exhibit at the conference last year with a successful upshot, resulting to further growth and engagement with the audience, attendees and other exhibitors. This year too, we were among the exhibitors at this uplifting conference and were presented with a chance to contribute with our approach and services. Safe to say, this year rendered even splendid results than last year.

We believe the backdrop of the stall that displayed our identity and our features as an e-learning venture, is what caught the attendees’ attention. We could also attribute our fruitful experience at the conference to the above. Here are a few pictures from the day

However, we didn’t leave the conference feeling only victorious; we left feeling inspired and reflecting on some wise words and advise by the keynote speakers. 

Raghav Bahl, Founder & Chairman of Quint, shared his journey of 25 years in the industry, talking about bracing yourself in the face of adversity and failure. 

“Good times and growth don’t last forever. It is easy to be in a feel good moment. But when the chips are down and when you have to confront failure, when you have to live through adversity that is when you are truly tested as human beings.” 

Gurcharan Das, Author, Commentator, Public Intellectual, Former VP & MD at P&G Worldwide also looked back at his days at P&G, reminiscing anecdotes and shared, 

“There are only three ways of creating competitive advantage – through superior products, lower prices or superior service.” 

Referring to the changing dynamics of learning today, Charandeep David, Head of Learning and Development (SOB), OYO also rightly said,

“Learning can’t be restricted to one teacher or one classroom because teachers today must be innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, and motivators.” 

Winding up

In retrospect, the People Matters L&D Conference ‘19 was no less than a tremendously empowering success. It was not just for the speakers and partners but for everyone who was a part of the day. It was an opportunity to learn about the current trends in the L&D industry, upgrade oneself, gain insight into the industry and grow with the advice of some influential personalities.