NZATD Conference 2018

NZATD Conference 2018

16 & 17 May 2018 Waipuna Hotel
Our conference theme is "Maximising business impact", with the following sub-themes: * Maximising learning impact * Measuring business impact * Technology's impact on learning For all conference inquiries, please email conference@nzatd.org.nz #NZATD2018
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Speakers

Schedule

  • 16 May
  • 17 May
  • 18 May

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony & Opening Address

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote 1 - Learning Steps Up: Learning Impact IS Business Impact

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Nigel Paine

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Breakout Session 1 - Targeting effective leadership coaching to maximise business impact

10:45 AM 11:25 AM

Patricia Bossons

Breakout Session 1 - Overcoming the challenge of evaluating outsourced and off-the-shelf-training

10:45 AM 11:25 AM

Mark Harris

Breakout Session 1 - Don't make me dizzy - better design in VR

10:45 AM 11:25 AM

Jacinta Penn

Break between sessions

11:25 AM 11:40 PM

Breakout Session 2 - Marketing Learning Programmes - What Every L&D Professional Needs to Know

11:40 AM 12:20 PM

Diane  Edwards

Breakout Session 2 - Return on Culture (and other great People Practices)

11:40 AM 12:20 PM

Sarah Williams

Breakout Session 2 - Experimentation – The Key tool to accelerated learning in any organisation

11:40 AM 12:20 PM

Clint Cardozo

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:20 PM 01:20 PM

Keynote 2 - Navigating the World of Digital Learning Technologies as a Learning Designer or Learning Manager

01:20 PM 02:20 PM

Sussan Ockwell

Break between sessions

02:20 PM 02:35 PM

Breakout Session 3 - Virtual reality, the future is here

02:35 PM 03:15 PM

Kyle Berkland

Anna Wilton

Breakout Session 3 - What it means to be a high performing team

02:35 PM 03:15 PM

Peter Auckram

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:15 PM 04:00 PM

Keynote 3 - Learning transfer from classroom to workplace

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Paul Matthews

Wine & Cheese Party in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

L&D Awards Dinner

06:30 PM 10:30 PM

Registrations

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote 4 - Show Your Work: Facilitating the sharing of tacit knowledge

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Jane Bozarth

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Keynote 5 - Jedi mind tricks for training designers

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Cathy Moore

Break between sessions

11:30 AM 11:45 PM

Breakout Session 4 - Using Disruptive Technologies to Impact Learning

11:45 AM 12:25 PM

Karen Gillie

Nigel Young

Breakout Session 4 - Which Learning Technologies should go in your shopping basket?

11:45 AM 12:25 PM

Sue Dark

Breakout Session 4 - Finding the plot - engaging learners with interactive story games

11:45 AM 12:45 PM

Miranda Verswijvelen

Lunch in Trade Exhibit area

12:25 PM 01:10 PM

Keynote 6 - Adding advanced analytics to your learning design

01:10 PM 02:10 PM

Trish Uhl

Break between sessions

02:10 PM 02:25 PM

Breakout Session 5 - Meeting the expectations of a digital workforce (or what L&D can learn from Silicon Valley)

02:25 PM 03:05 PM

Ben Peterson

Breakout Session 5 - What is informing new ways of working in business and what this means for L&D

02:25 PM 03:05 PM

Renetta Alexnder

Breakout Session 5 - Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Business Impact

02:25 PM 03:05 PM

Karen Gillie

Nigel Young

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:05 PM 03:35 PM

Keynote 7 - The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Maximise Results

03:35 PM 04:35 PM

Patti Phillips

Conference Closing

04:35 PM 04:45 PM

The Bottomline on ROI: A one-day ROI competency building workshop

08:30 AM 04:30 PM

Patti Phillips

Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues (#1 of 2 workshop sessions)

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Cathy Moore

Learning transfer: The nuts and bolts from end to end

09:00 AM 04:30 PM

Paul Matthews

Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues (#2 of 2 workshop sessions)

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Cathy Moore

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Cathy Moore

Keynote and Post Conference Workshops
Internationally Recognised Training Designer - Let's save the world from boring training!
About Cathy:
Cathy is an internationally recognised training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people.

“Cathy is an extraordinary force in the eLearning community.”
— Allen Partridge, Adobe

Her advice and designs have been used by organisations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

A fun speaker, Cathy has presented her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style.
Cathy’s writing and design have won awards, and she’s served as a design competition judge. Through her blog, she shares ideas with more than 15,000 international subscribers.

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/

17 May

18 May

18 May

Jane Bozarth

Keynote
Director of Research - The eLearning Guild
About Jane:
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. She is now the DIrector of Research at The eLearning Guild.

Over the years, Jane has specialised in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of many books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and is the recipient of the North Carolina State University Distinguished Faculty Award, the eLearning Guild Guild Master Award, and the National Association of State Personnel Executives Rooney Award for Innovative Practice in Government.

https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/authors/293/jane-bozarth

17 May

Nigel Paine

Master of Ceremonies & Keynote
L&D Technologist, Innovator & Change Master
About Nigel:
Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors.

He has extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions.

Nigel focuses on the use of learning technologies, organisational development, leadership and creativity with a spotlight on maximising human potential, innovation and performance in the workplace. Nigel is a strategic thinker, able to motivate, lead and drive organisations forward to deliver business and training objectives.

Nigel has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty years. In the past, he has produced learning software, CD Roms and multimedia materials, and more recently, offered development and support to companies large and small in over 30 countries around the world.
He was appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Under his leadership, the team developed a brand-new on-boarding experience, a comprehensive leadership development programme for over 6,000 staff, an award-winning intranet, and state of the art informal learning and knowledge sharing networks.

He left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company that is focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values based-leadership and learning and the link between them.

He speaks regularly at conferences around the world, and teaches on a doctoral programme at the University of Pennsylvania and for Chicago Booth Business School. His first book for Kogan Page is called, The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development. It was published in September 2014. His new book, for the same publisher, on Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work was published in November 2016. He is currently working on a new book re-examining learning organisations and learning culture. He recently co-authored an eBook introduction to Neuroscience for Learning.

He has a Professorship from Napier University in Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the CIPD, LPI, the RSA and a Masie Learning Fellow in the USA. He presents a monthly TV programme (Learning Now TV), shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch, and regularly writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology and leadership.

Nigel has written articles and white papers published on subjects as diverse as ‘Creativity in the Workplace’, ‘Building Corporate Heroes’ and ‘The Future of E-Learning’.

http://www.nigelpaine.com/

16 May

Patti Phillips

Keynote & Post Conference Workshop
CEO - ROI Institute
About Patti:
Patti Phillips, Ph.D., President and CEO of ROI Institute, Inc. the leading provider of services for measurement, evaluation, metrics, and analytics. She is a recognised expert in measurement and evaluation. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government agencies, and non-governmental organisations. She serves as faculty for the UN System Staff College in Turin, Italy, where she teaches the ROI Methodology and Measurement for Results-Based Management. She also serves as Professor of Practice for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Ph.D. in Human Capital Development program, as Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board, and on the board of the Center for Talent Reporting. She is the author of numerous books on measurement and evaluation. She travels the world teaching organisations how to implement the ROI Methodology™. Her work has been reported through CNBC, Euronews, The Conference Board and People & Strategy.

http://www.roiinstitute.net/patti-phillips/
http://www.roiinstitute.net/

17 May

18 May

Paul Matthews

Keynote & Post Conference Workshop
Managing Director - People Alchemy Ltd
About Paul:
People Alchemy’s founder and managing director is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations.

Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.

https://www.peoplealchemy.co.uk/paul-matthews/


16 May

18 May

Sussan Ockwell

Keynote
Founder & Director - Optimism
Keynote Title: Navigating the World of Digital Learning Technologies

As a Learning Designer or Learning Manager:

  • Are you wondering what you should know about, or what you should be thinking about when it comes to digital learning & content technologies?
  • Have you been challenged by someone asking “Why aren’t we doing that?” or “Are you sure that’s the best way to do this?” 

This session will introduce a model for an organisation’s digital learning journey and a framework for making sense of the options for delivering digital learning and content. You will identify where your organisation is on the digital learning journey, and what steps you can take to help move your organisation along the digital path.

When you’re aware of the digital possibilities, you’ll have more tools in your toolkit and you’ll make better decisions regarding fit for purpose. You will also be better equipped to maximise the learning, performance and business impact of your initiatives. Plus you’ll have increased confidence in responding to challenges or inappropriate requests.

About Sussan:
Sussan Ockwell is the founder and director of Optimism Learning Partners.

Sussan is known for her energy and enthusiasm, and at the last NZATD Conference (2016) she was recognised for her industry expertise and ongoing contribution by being awarded NZATD Person of the Year and NZATD Practitioner of the Year.

For over 20 years, Sussan has led Optimism in partnering with NZ’s top corporates, developing their people capability through learning for performance. The company focuses on measurably improving performance by leveraging digital learning technologies. More specifically, Optimism designs learning frameworks and strategies, creates integrated and digital learning experiences, and delivers powerful performance support tools which together enable performance and drive business success.

http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/sussan-ockwell/3/aa6/1a2


www.Optimism.co.nz


16 May

Trish Uhl

Keynote
CEO and Founder - Owl's Ledge
About Trish:
Trish Uhl is creator of the Learning Systems Engineering Framework™. She engineers learning solutions and leads project teams in design and development of data-enabled, results-driven learning experiences. As founder of the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum, Trish works with heads of Talent & Learning Development globally on setting and executing strategy for learning transformation and data-enablement projects. In addition, Trish works with talent and learning leaders on the professional development of their L&D teams, expanding the team’s focus from instructional products, to engineering dynamic learning systems leveraging data science, advanced analytics and predictive modelling to promote positive people impact and drive organisational outcomes.

17 May

Anna Wilton

Kineo Pacific
About Anna:
I’m a creative geek with more than 10 years’ L&D experience. I’ve always had a passion for helping people and after completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, my journey has seen me teaching life and work skills to people with serious mental illness and intellectual disabilities through to coaching, resource development, LMS management and learning design in the public and private sectors. I love the challenge of designing and developing learning solutions that are fit for purpose, in whatever form that takes.

16 May

Ben Peterson

Design Manager
Wavelength
About Ben:
Combining a background in design with more than 10 years’ experience in Learning and Development, Ben is passionate about creating impactful solutions that focus on both learning outcomes and user experience.

Ben has worked in a variety of learning roles, as a facilitator, consultant, and L&D manager, with significant experience in the corporate sector. As a Design Thinking coach, he also helps project teams and senior leaders put the end-user at the centre of the design process to shape new strategies and initiatives.

Ben currently leads the design studio at Wavelength, working with clients to understand their needs and overseeing the delivery of high-quality learning and digital projects.

17 May

Clint Cardozo

Head of Digital / Digital Strategist
Air New Zealand
About Clint:
Clint's role at Air New Zealand revolves around creating a 700-strong digital team into accelerated learners. He's run the innovation programme and is currently leading a rapid experimentation and behavioural insights unit all with the focus on learning and change through experience and play.

16 May

Diane Edwards

General Manager People, Systems and Technology
Ports of Auckland
About Diane:
Diane Edwards has experienced the marketing of L&D from both sides of the fence. Having run her own L&D consultancy for over 14 years she knows what it takes to persuade businesses to invest in quality training. Now as a General Manager she knows exactly what she is looking for when seeking to employ an external L&D company, or sell a learning programme to her colleagues. 

Diane is the National President of NZATD and a passionate believer in the importance of good learning interventions. In her day job she is the General Manager People, Systems and Technology for the Ports of Auckland, where (among many other things) she has introduced e-learning, championed simulation and VR training, providing leadership programmes and development opportunities for staff and fought for recognition of the skills of the on-the-job trainers and workplace assessors in her industry.

16 May

Jacinta Penn

Founder
Workbright
About Jacinta:
Jacinta Penn comes from an eclectic history of technology, hr and training roles which led to her starting Workbright seven years ago. Specialising in Articulate Storyline elearning development, she and her team recently moved into developing Virtual Reality training simulations. Jacinta and her Learning Design Manager Ray believe that VR can mean huge gains in the ability to transfer learning in the workplace.

16 May

Karen Gillie

LMS Lead
Synapsys
About Karen:
A former lecturer in adult learning, Karen has been designing workplace L&D for most of her career. She has extensive experience in matching technology to organisational requirements and is responsible for managing LMS implementation projects at Synapsys.

17 May

17 May

Kyle Berkland

Kineo Pacific
About Kyle:
I am a digital developer who has technical and design capabilities that bring a fresh edge to our digital team, working with our in-house development frameworks as well as open source ones, and coordinates asset management and handover between our design and development gurus. I bring a broad skill set to the table on all project work, by identifying and solving technical obstacles to meet project milestones with expertise and technical prowess. VR and AR solutions that benefit health-related issues is what I'm currently researching and developing.

16 May

Miranda Verswijvelen

Learningworld Design
About Miranda:
Miranda Verswijvelen is a senior instructional designer, specialising in scenario-based learning and learning games. Her extensive experience as an eLearning consultant and learning designer covers both corporate and academic contexts in government and the private sector. She previously worked at U&I learning (Belgium), Kineo Pacific, Unitec and Waitemata District Health Board, and now works as a freelancer focusing on digital stories for learning.

17 May

Nigel Young

Client Relationship Manager
Synapsys
About Nigel:
Nigel Young has over 20 years experience in education, training and learning & development with a specialism in learning technologies and has worked in government, not-for-profit, education, military and corporate sectors both in New Zealand and internationally. Nigel is responsible for client relationships and business development within Synapsys.

17 May

17 May

Mark Harris

Leadership Coach and Facilitator
GMD Partnerships Ltd


About Mark:
Mark has over 15 years of learning and development experience with a background in operational and quality management. He works extensively as a lead facilitator, developing and delivering customised leadership development programmes for
healthcare, government, not-for-profit and private industries.

Mark is the co-founder and partner with David Dewhurst of GMD Partnerships Ltd., a learning, development and performance business located in New Zealand. He is Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certified, a Certified Kirkpatrick Facilitator and affiliate with
Kirkpatrick Partners for New Zealand and Australia. 

Together Mark and David have presented at the 2013 and 2014 AITD conferences in
Australia, ATD 2014 in Taiwan, NZATD and ATD International conference in Denver
USA in 2016 and Keynote at the ANEC conference 2017 on their work implementing
the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. They have published several articles and
their recent work with IHC NZ has been published in the latest Kirkpatrick book
Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation


16 May

Patricia Bossons

Director of Executive Qualifications
Massey Business School, Massey University In association with IMNZ (Institute of Management NZ)
About Patricia:
Patricia Bossons is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an invited member of the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). She has worked as a coach for over 20 years and set up the centre for Coaching and Behavioural exchange at Henley Business School in the UK. A Director of Executive Qualifications at Massey Business School, she works in the area of Executive Education, designing, developing and delivering coaching, leadership and personal development programmes.

16 May

Peter Auckram

Learning Solutions Team Lead
Sysdoc
About Peter:
For the past six years, Peter has been the lead of the Learning Solutions team at Fonterra, a partnership between Fonterra and Sysdoc, one of our Silver Sponsors. Prior to that, he has been a Learning and Development Manager in the FMCG industry as well as a senior educator at Seoul’s pre-eminent high school in South Korea.


16 May

Renetta Alexnder

Manager - Enterprise Learning
BNZ
About Renetta:
Renetta Shalome Terehia Alexander has spent her working life dedicated to developing others. Having lived and worked both in New Zealand and overseas, and with over 15 years’ experience in learning and development, she knows what it takes to affect change, both in people and in organisations.

Renetta has the unique ability to translate big dreams into practical action, and that’s a significant role she plays in a team – taking ideas and turning them into results. Over the years, she’s sought to understand the real impact of learning, and the tangible benefits for companies. She’s combined a love of the psychology of learning with a thirst for the analytics that justify it. Renetta is a staunch advocate for investing in people, but always with a keen eye for the return on that investment.

17 May

Sarah Williams

Director/CEO
Team One
About Sarah:
Sarah is uniquely qualified to traverse the chasm between finance and people. Before joining Team One International, Sarah enjoyed success as an Accountant and then Derivatives trader. Sarah holds a Bachelor in Business with a double major in Management and Finance and is the CEO of Team One International, a consultancy that specialises in developing company cultures that Unleash Human Potential.

16 May

Sue Dark

Vice President - APAC Partner Solutions
Totara Learning
About Sue:
Sue is an experienced learning strategist and performance consultant. Having specialised in e-learning and blended learning for many years in the UK, Europe and Oceania, she has assisted private business, government agencies, public institutions, NGOs and tertiary education Institutions integrate a blended learning approach using learning technologies into their organisational capability. Currently she splits her time between managing Totara Learning Solutions channel partnerships across Asia Pacific and supporting initiatives, including course writing and strategic work at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/suedark

17 May

Optimism

Platinum Sponsor and L&D Awards Sponsor – Innovation of the Year
Your Partner for Learning & Performance

When you want to boost capability and get your people up to speed fast - we can help.

Working with you, we'll create learning frameworks and strategies, engaging learning experiences and powerful support tools that will enable performance and drive business success.

Sysdoc

Silver Sponsor and L&D Awards Sponsor – OJT Coach of the Year
Sysdoc works with clients to understand their strategic requirements and business objectives and provide targeted services and solutions to deliver real and measurable results.

Our practices are underpinned by structured methodology and templates. These support both successful project delivery and transition to business as usual and provide the foundations to enable future internal capability and support on-going change. Using our team of world-class practitioners, we guarantee to deliver the results you need.

Complete Learning Solutions

Silver Sponsor
At Complete Learning Solutions, we help organisations maximise their return on investment in learning and development.

As our name suggests, we offer complete learning and development solutions to NZ organisations, from capability development and learning interventions to the sourcing of learning and development managers, staff and contractors.

We pride ourselves on building in-house capability and are happy to share our methodology.

Belbin NZ

L&D Awards Sponsor - Programme of the Year

Docebo

L&D Awards Sponsor - Technology Initiative of the Year

Optimism

Platinum Sponsor & Exhibitor

Complete Learning Solutions

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Sysdoc

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Belbin NZ & Team Alchemy

Exhibitor

NZATD

Exhibitor

Owl's Ledge

Exhibitor

SimTutor

Exhibitor

Synapsys

Exhibitor

Workbright

Exhibitor

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Registration Desk

Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony & Opening Address

08:30 AM 09:00 AM Banquet 1&2

Keynote 1 - Learning Steps Up: Learning Impact IS Business Impact

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: Learning Steps Up: Learning Impact IS Business Impact

There is a process of transformation going on inside most organisations as more and more processes are automated or driven by data. Learning has a vital role in retooling the workforce, but first it has to retool itself. The evidence is that L&D is struggling to do this, and running to catch up. There will be lots of practical help and illustrated case studies to nudge you in the right direction. This is a massive opportunity to put workforce development centre stage. Hear why, and hear how.

Speakers

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:45 AM Exhibition Hall

Breakout Session 1 - Targeting effective leadership coaching to maximise business impact

10:45 AM 11:25 AM Banquet 1&2

Session Title: Targeting effective leadership coaching to maximise business impact

Organisations invest a lot of time and money in training and development, however the biggest challenge can be the transferability of learning back into the workplace. Coaching plays a key role in helping teams and individuals contextualize their learning and translate it into practical applications. Most Business Schools now incorporate coaching into programmes such as their MBAs, and find that it makes a significant difference. A greater understanding of the neuroscience behind the way people behave has changed the world of executive coaching. It means individual challenges and issues can be addressed with specific coaching interventions based on an understanding of how the brain works, especially when someone is stuck with a particular kind of problem. This boosts effectiveness and productivity as it enables people to implement experience and learning much easier.

What happens when we use what we know about learning behaviour and the brain and combine it with executive coaching to enhance development? In this session we focus on some of the most common leadership issues that were voiced during executive coaching sessions to better understand how our brains work in order to best enhance development.

The research behind this session comes from the work carried out for our latest book, ‘The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching’, Bloomsbury, 2015.

Speakers

Breakout Session 1 - Overcoming the challenge of evaluating outsourced and off-the-shelf-training

10:45 AM 11:25 AM Conference 1

Session Title: Overcoming the challenge of evaluating outsourced and off-the-shelf-training

The challenge to deliver good quality training to an increasingly geographically dispersed workforce is growing. At the same time, training departments are being asked to do more with less, so outsourcing training or purchasing off-the-shelf programs seems
appealing. How do you straddle these seemingly conflicting goals? This session will provide specific questions to ask and considerations to make when selecting outsourced and off-the-shelf training. Tactics for building an effective four levels training evaluation plan for outside training content will be explained. Armed with this information, you will be able to integrate outsourced training into a training and evaluation plan that works for your organisation. You will also receive a job aid and supplementary materials to assist you in applying these ideas in your work.

Application on the Job:
  • Know what questions to ask outsourced training providers
  • Understand how to integrate off-the-shelf training into an
  • effective training and evaluation plan
  • See how to maximise training outcomes while minimising the training budget

Speakers

Breakout Session 1 - Don't make me dizzy - better design in VR

10:45 AM 11:25 AM Conference 2&3

Session Title: Don't make me dizzy - better design in VR

  • Movement options to avoid nausea
  • Avoiding cognitive overload
  • Ease of use for better learning

With multiple VR authoring tools coming out in 2018, Virtual Reality training is about to be possible for non-coding developers. This means we need to start talking about good learning design in VR. Jacinta will take a brief look at tools that are coming out and what they will allow developers to create with tips on how to avoid nausea, cognitive overload and learner frustration. 

Speakers

Break between sessions

11:25 AM 11:40 PM

Breakout Session 2 - Marketing Learning Programmes - What Every L&D Professional Needs to Know

11:40 AM 12:20 PM Conference 2&3

Marketing Learning Programmes - What Every L&D Professional Needs to Know

Marketing Learning and development is something most L&D professional needs to do at some time in their career. But poor (or non-existent) can be worse than none at all. Whether you are an internal L&D consultant tasked with ensuring your managers provide the right training and development for their staff or an external L&D consultant selling your services to a business or individual, you will need to let people know what is being offered and why they might choose to take up this opportunity, rather than the other ten that are on offer.

First you need to ensure that the person hearing (or reading) about your wonderful programme, initiative or tool is going to be receptive to what you have to say. Then you need to get your message across in language that resonates. In this session you’ll get the chance to learn and share some tips for finding and accessing the right person to target, explore the best ways to craft the message and discuss some of the “do’s” and don’t” when marketing L&D.

Speakers

Breakout Session 2 - Return on Culture (and other great People Practices)

11:40 AM 12:20 PM Conference 1

Return on Culture (and other great People Practices)

It is true – people are your best assets and we’ve probably seen first-hand the effects of a good (or bad) culture. But for the most part, culture remains undefined and is often a mystery to many organisations. For some, it’s the Black Box – only listened to when there is a crash or fatality.

Gallup’s latest data suggests organisations that focus on culture outperform their competitors by 202%. Impressive figures for sure, but if that’s not enough to get your decision makers taking notice, join Sarah Williams as she shares how to calculate ROC – Return on Culture, to develop a business case with a return that will outperform every other.

Speakers

Breakout Session 2 - Experimentation – The Key tool to accelerated learning in any organisation

11:40 AM 12:20 PM Banquet 1&2

Experimentation – The Key tool to accelerated learning in any organisation

In this session, Clint will present an abridged look at how he is helping create a culture of experimentation and learning at Air New Zealand along with a rapid group demonstration/workshop about the moment of insight that drives innovative thinking.

Speakers

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:20 PM 01:20 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 2 - Navigating the World of Digital Learning Technologies as a Learning Designer or Learning Manager

01:20 PM 02:20 PM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: Navigating the World of Digital Learning Technologies as a Learning Designer or Learning Manager

  • Are you wondering what you should know about, or what you should be thinking about when it comes to digital learning & content technologies?
  • Have you been challenged by someone asking “Why aren’t we doing that?” or “Are you sure that’s the best way to do this?”

This session will introduce a model for an organisation’s digital learning journey and a framework for making sense of the options for delivering digital learning and content. You will identify where your organisation is on the digital learning journey, and what steps you can take to help move your organisation along the digital path.

When you’re aware of the digital possibilities, you’ll have more tools in your toolkit and you’ll make better decisions regarding fit for purpose. You will also be better equipped to maximise the learning, performance and business impact of your initiatives. Plus you’ll have increased confidence in responding to challenges or inappropriate requests.

Speakers

Break between sessions

02:20 PM 02:35 PM

Breakout Session 3 - Virtual reality, the future is here

02:35 PM 03:15 PM Conference 2&3

Session Title: Virtual reality, the future is here

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer some futuristic technology that lives in the realm of gaming. It's being used in some very interesting ways across many different industries, and has been for some time. But does it work? Are those industries seeing the results they expected? Are the results positive? What does the research say?

It's also been popping up in L&D conversations for a while now. Is it the next big thing? Is it just a fad? Is it practical? Where do you start?

In this session, we’ll explore the answers to these questions, see what some of the research says, and take a hands-on look at some practical ways VR could be incorporated into workplace learning without breaking the budget.

Speakers

Breakout Session 3 - What it means to be a high performing team

02:35 PM 03:15 PM Banquet 1&2

Session Title: What it means to be a high performing team

My team, Learning Solutions, won a silver medal for Best Learning Team at the Brandon Hall awards in 2017. This was no mean feat as we were competing against the likes of Google, Siemens, and pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG. Other award winners include international brand names such as General Motors, Bank of America, Boeing, American Express, Royal Dutch Shell, Volvo, Dell Computers, Cisco, Pfizer, Pepsi Co and Hyatt.

In this session, I will share with you some insights into what means to be a great learning team that is able to make a measurable difference to an organisation. I will discuss our transformation from a ‘traditional’ delivery centre to a primarily digital delivery model, along with our strategy and alignment to organisation goals.

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Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:15 PM 04:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 3 - Learning transfer from classroom to workplace

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: Learning transfer from classroom to workplace

For all the great work we do in the classroom, research shows that only a small amount of the information delivered gets used effectively back in the workplace. This keynote shows you how to put a ‘wrapper’ around your classroom event so the event itself is more effective, and the learning is transferred back to the workplace and ‘operationalised’. Learn how to make sure your training stays alive after the classroom, and generates the benefits you, and your sponsor, are looking for.

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Wine & Cheese Party in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Exhibition Hall

L&D Awards Dinner

06:30 PM 10:30 PM Banquet 1&2

Registrations

08:30 AM 09:00 AM Registration Desk

Keynote 4 - Show Your Work: Facilitating the sharing of tacit knowledge

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: Show Your Work: Facilitating the sharing of tacit knowledge

Facilitating the sharing of tacit knowledge in an organisation is important. Learn how to have a positive impact on your organisation with benefits to workers, by wrapping it in a "learning" blanket.

When you ask, “What does learning look like?” the answer is rarely, “Someone talking in front of a room.” We learn by doing, telling others what we’re doing, watching others do things, and showing others how we did something. Narrating work can solve so many problems for organisations, from capturing tacit knowledge, easing transitions when workers depart, and further enabling informal and social learning. How can Training & Development (T&D) help this happen?

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Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 5 - Jedi mind tricks for training designers

10:30 AM 11:30 AM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: Jedi mind tricks for training designers

Your client thinks training will solve their problem, but they haven't even defined the problem. Your subject matter expert wants you to present their favourite content, but you suspect it will just waste time. What can you do?

You can magically control their minds! At least, once you understand why your stakeholders think the way they do, you can subtly steer them into thinking differently.

This session will reveal the damaging beliefs that restrict our work and show some ways to turn them around. By changing how we talk to our stakeholders and to ourselves, we can create targeted training that solves problems and improves lives.

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Break between sessions

11:30 AM 11:45 PM

Breakout Session 4 - Using Disruptive Technologies to Impact Learning

11:45 AM 12:25 PM Banquet 1&2

Session Title: Using Disruptive Technologies to Impact Learning

Disruptive technologies have shaken up the business world by removing many of the traditional barriers to communication and collaboration. How do we use disruptive technologies to impact learning? We’ll look at how to use these type of tools to enable social learning and how they blend with other types of learning. We’ll show how Citycare and Synapsys used this approach to build their learning environment and build a community of practice during the session!

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Breakout Session 4 - Which Learning Technologies should go in your shopping basket?

11:45 AM 12:25 PM Conference 1

Session Title: Which Learning Technologies should go in your shopping basket?

There are so many types of learning technologies available to us today that it can be overwhelming trying to understand which would benefit us in our organisation. In this session, using Mosher and Gottfredson’s 5 Moments of Need model, we uncover examples of how technologies can support different business activities and support delegates to identify which learning technologies could benefit their organisational performance needs.

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Breakout Session 4 - Finding the plot - engaging learners with interactive story games

11:45 AM 12:45 PM Conference 2&3

Session Title: Finding the plot - engaging learners with interactive story games

Interactive fiction games, heirs of the text adventure age, have experienced a great revival in recent years. A range of free software has put the creation of these story games at the fingertips of instructional designers. Immerse your learners in a world, let them explore different paths, experience the consequences of choices, and talk to virtual colleagues and experts to discover information that will help them make choices.

We will look at examples, explore how to start writing the stories and look at the software to help you start your instructional writing. Bring in your device to play with some of the tools shown and build your first story.

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Lunch in Trade Exhibit area

12:25 PM 01:10 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 6 - Adding advanced analytics to your learning design

01:10 PM 02:10 PM Banquet 1&2

Keynote title: Adding advanced analytics to your learning design

It’s no longer enough simply to produce high-quality instruction. Today, you’re expected to engineer engaging, trackable learning solutions delivered at the speed of need. The aims stretch beyond learning, to enhancing the employee experience and directly contributing to organisational goals. The means: an evidence-based, data-enabled approach to learning design and delivery. Join Trish Uhl in this session to hear how using advanced analytics can help you support this modern design approach.

In this keynote session, Trish will cover:
  • Five principles of applying advanced analytics to design
  • Enhancing the employee experience with a data-powered approach
  • Using analytics to link learning to organisational goals
  • The skills you need to tackle analytics
  • Future-proofing your career by building your analytical capabilities

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Break between sessions

02:10 PM 02:25 PM

Breakout Session 5 - Meeting the expectations of a digital workforce (or what L&D can learn from Silicon Valley)

02:25 PM 03:05 PM Banquet 1&2

Session Title: Meeting the expectations of a digital workforce (or what L&D can learn from Silicon Valley)

As technology becomes a bigger part of our lives, consumer expectations are at an all-time high. New entrants to the workforce have grown up with apps and websites that provide fun, personalised, polished, and effective learning experiences. The teams behind these are experts in user experience, understanding the online and offline behaviour of their users to ensure every interaction adds value and reduces barriers.

At the same time, as learning professionals, we’ve been producing increasing volumes of online content, thanks largely to the increasing availability of authoring tools such as Storyline. But is good instructional design being let down by poor digital design?

In this session, we’ll take a look at some of the tools and techniques used by leading digital teams, from personas and journey maps to prototypes and design systems – techniques you can start applying right away.

Wouldn’t it be great to create eLearning you didn’t have to make mandatory?

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Breakout Session 5 - What is informing new ways of working in business and what this means for L&D

02:25 PM 03:05 PM Conference 1

Session Title: What is informing new ways of working in business and what this means for L&D

In this session, Renetta will discuss new ways of working at BNZ, including:

  • Capabilities required to be agile in L&D
  • How to align LD disciplines with Agile
  • Our journey with Agile at BNZ

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Breakout Session 5 - Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Business Impact

02:25 PM 03:05 PM Conference 2&3

Session Title: Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Business Impact

Organisations invest heavily in change management and new initiatives, but how do we know how effective these initiatives have been? We’ll look at using technology and an approach to actually measure the impact of the initiatives on the organisation. We’ll show a case study on this approach and use the audience to participate in a live evaluation.

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Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:05 PM 03:35 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 7 - The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Maximise Results

03:35 PM 04:35 PM Banquet 1&2

Keynote Title: The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Maximise Results

Patti will discuss the importance of using design thinking to maximise results for both the learner and the business.

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Conference Closing

04:35 PM 04:45 PM Banquet 1&2

The Bottomline on ROI: A one-day ROI competency building workshop

08:30 AM 04:30 PM

The Bottomline on ROI workshop: A one-day ROI competency building workshop

This one-day workshop introduces the concept of ROI and exposes participants to the ROI Methodology, which includes developing objectives, collecting data, isolating the effects of the programme, converting data to monetary values, tabulating appropriate programme costs, and calculating the ROI. The advantages of collecting and analysing six types of data will become apparent as this workshop takes the mystery out of the use of ROI.

The workshop will be facilitated by world-renowned expert in measurement and evaluation Dr Patti Phillips, president and CEO of the US-based ROI Institute. No one knows more about measuring and evaluating HR, L&D and OD programmes than Patti. She has worked with organisations in 70 countries and has authored over 50 books on accountability.

All participants will receive a participant workbook, complete with exercises and exhibits, the ROI process model, and a copy of the book The Bottomline on ROI, 3rd Ed.

Workshop Learning Objectives - after attending this workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the drivers for ROI
  • Make the business case for ROI
  • Develop programme objectives at multiple levels
  • Explain to clients how ROI works
  • Identify 7 of 12 guiding principles
  • Describe the 10 steps in the ROI Methodology
  • Plan next steps

About Patti:
Patti Phillips, Ph.D., President and CEO of ROI Institute, Inc. the leading provider of services for measurement, evaluation, metrics, and analytics. She is a recognised expert in measurement and evaluation. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government agencies, and non-governmental organisations. She serves as faculty for the UN System Staff College in Turin, Italy, where she teaches the ROI Methodology and Measurement for Results-Based Management.

Patti also serves as Professor of Practice for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Ph.D. in Human Capital Development program, as Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board, and on the board of the Center for Talent Reporting. She is the author of numerous books on measurement and evaluation. She travels the world teaching organisations how to implement the ROI Methodology™. Her work has been reported through CNBC, Euronews, The Conference Board and People & Strategy.

http://www.roiinstitute.net/patti-phillips/
http://www.roiinstitute.net/

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Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues (#1 of 2 workshop sessions)

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues

Join Cathy Moore in one of two informal half-day sessions on how to get clients and colleagues to understand good instructional design. Learn how to challenge assumptions without stepping out of your role as instructional designer.

Join this in-depth session on how to recognise the assumptions driving people’s emotions and decisions. As a part of a group, you will brainstorm what can help turn them around while exploring different situations, with lots of client stories and challenges from the participants.

About Cathy:
Cathy is an internationally recognised training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people.

“Cathy is an extraordinary force in the eLearning community.”
— Allen Partridge, Adobe
Her advice and designs have been used by organisations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

A fun speaker, Cathy has presented her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style.Cathy’s writing and design have won awards, and she’s served as a design competition judge. Through her blog, she shares ideas with more than 15,000 international subscribers.

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/

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Learning transfer: The nuts and bolts from end to end

09:00 AM 04:30 PM

Learning transfer: The nuts and bolts from end to end

Learning is a process, so we have to build learning programmes, not just learning events. This workshop will cover the ways you can build learning transfer into a learning programme so it is effective in achieving the results you want. Learn where to start, learn practical steps to take, and learn how others are doing it well. The workshop will be ‘hands on’, so bring a programme to work on as we go through and discuss the steps in detail.

About Paul:
People Alchemy’s founder and managing director is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations.

Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.

https://www.peoplealchemy.co.uk/paul-matthews/

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Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues (#2 of 2 workshop sessions)

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Don't be an Order Taker: How to challenge the training design assumptions of clients and colleagues

Cathy Moore in one of two informal half-day sessions on how to get clients and colleagues to understand good instructional design. Learn how to challenge assumptions without stepping out of your role as instructional designer.

Join this in-depth session on how to recognise the assumptions driving people’s emotions and decisions. As a part of a group, you will brainstorm what can help turn them around while exploring different situations, with lots of client stories and challenges from the participants.

About Cathy:
Cathy is an internationally recognised training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people.

“Cathy is an extraordinary force in the eLearning community.”
— Allen Partridge, Adobe
Her advice and designs have been used by organisations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

A fun speaker, Cathy has presented her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style.Cathy’s writing and design have won awards, and she’s served as a design competition judge. Through her blog, she shares ideas with more than 15,000 international subscribers.

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/

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