Katja Schipperheijn – Keynote Speaker

Author, learning strategist and keynote speaker with a passion for continuous improvement through human-centred innovations that support learning

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Future of Work and Learning, Learning Ecosystems (Workshop)
  • Continuous improvement through innovation and Learning Ecosystems
  • Learning Ecosystems focusing on AI and the seamless integration between humans and technology
  • The Learning Maturity Model for organisations and Lean Learning Development
  • Has the future caught up with us, the future of learning and work inspired by children
  • Leadership based on continuous improvement for nimble growth by focusing on human-centred innovation


  • Dutch
  • English


Katja Schipperheijn is an internationally recognised author, learning strategist, futurist, lecturer and keynote speaker on human-centred innovations that support learning and the future of work and, by extension, society. Her provocative ideas challenge traditional dogmas and offer fresh perspectives on how organisations can achieve sustainable growth by investing in learning and a strategy focused on continuous improvement.

Think about the future of work, learning and your life. Think about what makes us human in an increasingly virtual world. How can we as humans and machines strengthen each other? The only way to predict the future is to create it.

Katja’s work explores the intersection of technology and human experience and its impact on our society, often drawing inspiration from observing the world through the eyes of our children. As such, Katja’s keynote speeches are engaging, inspiring and tailored to the needs of her very diverse audience. Her energetic style and ability to connect with her audience make her an ideal choice for events focused on learning, innovation and technology for a future that already seems to have caught up with us.

Besides advising governments, multinationals, learning institutions and start-ups, Katja is also a philanthropist as founder of sCooledu and author of Little Digital Citizens (Dutch 2018). More than 15,000 children have already participated in her workshops about the future and the increasingly virtual world. In doing so, Katja Schipperheijn demonstrates her commitment to social responsibility and the importance of promoting digital literacy among young people. By booking Katja for an event, you not only gain valuable insights but also support a good cause.

Based on her most recent book Learning Ecosystems (2023) finalists best international business books in London and listed at Top 100 best international business books at the eLearning Journal in Germany, Katja Schipperheijn also offers advice for selecting technology and implementing these innovations with involved stakeholders. This can be part of a tailor-made keynote and extended with a workshop.

Popular Talks by Katja Schipperheijn

The Future of Work and Learning, Learning Ecosystems (Workshop)

Working side by side with machines, ubiquitous AI, increasingly virtual worlds and harnessing the power of data is still not a daily bread for 93% of executives. Yet, they seem in no hurry to invest in technological innovations, optimisations and new ways of working that support the future of working and learning from a people-centric approach. This masterclass will give you insights and a roadmap for the essential factors on which a nimble strategy is based. A learning strategy where the symbiosis between people and technology is the foundation for continuous improvement to survive as an organisation in an ever faster changing world.

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