2018 Conference



23RD – 24TH MAY, 2018

Workforce Group, an industry leader in HR solutions: outsourcing, training and development, recruitment and assessment, technology and enterprise innovation; hosted the second edition of the Learning and Development Leaders’ Conference on 23rd-24th of May 2018, in Lagos.

The high-profile event themed, “Learning & Development as a Strategic Lever for Business Growth and Transformation” brought together business leaders and executives from different sectors as well as consummate professionals with several years of experience to engage and deliberate on future trends and insights shaping the business landscape and by extension the L&D function.

The Conference featured keynote addresses, theory presentations, practical debates, team building exercises and interactive sessions from high-profile professionals across diverse Industries.

The event also provided ample opportunities for delegates to collaborate and network with others towards charting new frontiers in critical areas of Learning & Development such as digital technology, leadership development, content curation, learning agility, and strategies to drive a successful learning organisation.


Foluso Aribisala - Director, Workforce Group

Foluso Aribisala – Director, Workforce Group

Foluso brings on board over 16 years of rich hands-on training, facilitation and consulting experience. Throughout his career, he has developed strong lasting partnerships with top individuals and organisations by consistently leveraging on his expertise to offer value creating ideas and strategies to achieve sustainable improvements in their personal and business performance. His passion for business consulting was inspired by the valuable experience gained from his time at KPMG.

Foluso has developed and implemented hundreds of targeted learning interventions across various industries including workshops on Business Strategy, Business Acumen, Problem Solving/Decision Making, Personal Effectiveness, Change Management, Customer Management, Corporate Culture Transformation, Leadership Development, Team Building, and Performance Management.

He has been involved with manpower audits and staff recruitment in both public and private organisations and has also developed and conducted market intelligence research for various financial, healthcare and utility service providers.

Over the years, Foluso has mastered the art of facilitating customized retreats for both public and private organisations designed either to solve their most important and challenging problems or to review their business strategies, structures, systems and performance. His work in Public Sector cuts across Federal and State Governments in Nigeria and Multilateral organisations in West Africa.

He is a FATE and LEAP foundation volunteer, a life skills coach, a pioneer startup consultant to the SERVICOM office (Under the Presidency) and the Institute for Service Delivery in Nigeria. His multi-disciplinary experience makes him a valued external faculty member of MTN Nigeria, The SERVICOM Institute, Abuja, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) and AWLTT (African Women Leadership Think Tank)

Foluso holds a first degree in Management & Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) and is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a licensed ThinkBuzan Creative Thinking and Mind Mapping instructor.

Olasunkanmi Adenuga

A seasoned business and partnerships executive with over 20 years experience, creating strategic alliances with organizations leaders. Builds and supports high performance teams, motivating colleagues to achieve objectives.

Sunkanmi’s contribution to organisations comprises leveraging a combination of business development, team leadership, strategic planning and sales expertise to meet and exceed expectations. He analyses core operational/business functions and implement the most appropriate solutions to drive continual business growth.

He is highly experienced in developing and managing assessments, curriculum, learning and development strategies. Identifies training needs, provides interventions through blended learning, instructor led, consulting, facilitating and measuring training effectiveness.

Sunkanmi’s posses strong, effective communication skills as well as being an able influencer. He has a firm management style coupled with initiative and self motivation .

A widely travelled extrovert with interests in sports, outdoor activity and languages.

Adesoji Ogunsanya

Adesoji Ogunsanya, Learning & Development, Heritage Bank

Adesoji Ogunsanya

Adesoji is a Talent Management Professional with over twelve (12) years worthwhile working experience which spans across Management Consultancy, Insurance, and Banking. He studied Political Science for his first and second degree at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, and he is currently running his Ph.D. program in Public Policy Analysis in the Walden University, United States.

Adesoji is a member of various notable HR Professional bodies both locally and internationally. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), the Nigeria Institute of Training & Development (NITAD), and a certified PHRi professional from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

He currently functions as a Learning & Development Professional in Heritage Bank where he has executed several organisational development projects.

Bolaji Olagunju - CEO, Workforce Group

Bolaji Olagunju – CEO, Workforce Group

Bolaji is a Business Coach, Digital Economy Advocate, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Value Innovator, Mentor, Strategist, Teacher and One of Nigeria’s foremost Management Consultants.

He is most sought after for his ability to infuse, activate and cultivate an Entrepreneurial Spirit and Drive amongst Business and HR Leaders. Over the last decade his industry thought leadership has played a pivotal role in the Digital Transformation of Human Resource Management in Nigeria and refocusing People Management towards a Strategic Business Paradigm..

He is an alumni of London Business Schools and Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government where he attended the highly acclaimed programme – “The Art and Practices of Effective Leadership Development Programme”.

Monike Charles-Binitie

Monike Charles-Binitie, Learning & Development Manager, FrieslandCampina WAMCO

Omonike Charles-Binitie

Monike is the Learning and Development Manager for FrieslandCampina WAMCO.  She is responsible for the full implementation of development plans and initiatives for about 1,500 employees.  Monike is equally responsible for recruitment, and management of the “Young Professionals” – a two-year programme of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, designed to fill the leadership pipeline for the company.

Before joining FrieslandCampina WAMCO, she worked as a consultant from 2001 to 2016 in some of the top consulting firms in Nigeria, including PwC, and FITC.  In her consulting years, she was involved in and led teams that conducted different consulting projects for both private and public sectors.

Monike is an associate of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) and holds the Human Resources Practitioners Licence (HRPL).  She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).  She is a Certified Thomas International Personality Profile Analysis Practitioner, a personality profile analysis tool, and a Certified Persona GLOBAL Consultant.

Monike holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, and she is studying for a doctorate programme from Walden University in the USA.  Monike is a mother of a very active and affectionate son, and when she is not working or caring for her son, she uses her God-given talent of acting as a member of Freegift International, a drama evangelism ministry based in Lagos.


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