Dr Joel Davies

National Convention & Exhibition 2022

Monday 15 August – Wednesday 17 August


Development done right: unpacking the L&D strategies that make learning stick and motivate employees

Dr Joel Davies, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

Dr Joel Davies is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior People Scientist Culture Amp. Joel works with Culture Amp’s APAC customers to design employee feedback strategies and derive actionable insights from the comprehensive data collected through the Culture Amp Platform. Joel’s former roles have included university academic, management consultant and tech founder. His wide-ranging experience has led to the development of skills across people analytics, change management, facilitation, software development, design thinking, psychometric assessment, coaching, selection, instructional design, and more.

Joel completed his Masters and PhD in Organisational Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Australia. 

Dr Davies is an experienced presenter on the topics of innovation/creativity, motivation, and learning and development.

Overview of presentation

Culture Amp’s research reveals that those organisations that invest in effective L&D are more likely to attract great people, motivate them to do their best work, and keep them. Unfortunately, while most organisations are making some investment in employee development, many of their L&D initiatives fail to create meaningful behavioural change and are often viewed as tick-a-box exercises by many employees. 

In this session, we’ll explore the evidence-based principles that make employee development truly effective and engaging. We will also cover how these principles play out in practice so that you can start to rethink your own development initiatives.