NZATD Conference 2021

We are currently working on a new look conference which will be delivered in a virtual format in June 2021

Watch this space.
More details coming soon.

Sponsors


We are delighted to announce a range of sponsorship and exhibition options for interested parties to support the 2020 New Zealand Association of Training and Development biennial conference: Transforming Workplace Learning.


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Speakers


Schedule

  • 03 March
  • 04 March

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony & Opening Address

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote - The Human Side of Learning

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Jane Bozarth

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:40 AM

Keynote - Perform Today, Develop for Tomorrow

10:40 AM 11:40 AM

JD DIllon

Short 10-min break between sessions

11:40 AM 11:50 PM

Power Up Your People!

11:50 AM 12:30 PM

Sussan Ockwell

How emerging disruptive technologies will transform the face of the LMS and online learning. Is the LMS dead?

11:50 AM 12:30 PM

Rustica Lamb

Building Organisational Agility using the latest scientific findings in Organisational Learning and OrgDev Automation

11:50 AM 12:30 PM

Paul Findlay

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:30 PM 01:30 PM

Keynote - Transforming You

01:30 PM 02:30 PM

Neil Von Heupt

Short 10-min break between sessions

02:30 PM 02:40 PM

Engage Managers of Learners – Fast and Simple

02:40 PM 03:20 PM

Shaun Sheldrake

Transforming Workplace Learning Through Technology

02:40 PM 03:20 PM

Rebecca Hampton & James Coddington

Building the leaders of tomorrow- converging human and digital roadmaps

02:40 PM 03:20 PM

Nish Pai

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:20 PM 04:00 PM

Keynote - Developing a Transformational Mindset and Skillset

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Michelle Ockers

Wine & Cheese in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

Conference & L&D Awards Dinner

06:00 PM 10:00 PM

Keynote - Learning in the Future of Work

08:30 AM 09:30 AM

Arun Pradhan

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

09:30 AM 10:10 AM

Our Agile Story - winning hearts & minds

10:10 AM 10:50 AM

James Scoggins & Gina Devanand

Robotics and AI - How L&D can support workplace transformation

10:10 AM 10:50 AM

Diane Edwards

The Ramifications of Gamification

10:10 AM 10:50 AM

Helen McPhun

Short 10-min break between sessions

10:50 AM 11:00 AM

RoVE Panel DIscussion

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Keynote - Deploying AI Chatbots for Learning Transfer – Impact and Insights

01:00 PM 02:00 PM

Emma Weber

Short 10-min break between sessions

02:00 PM 02:10 PM

Closing The Loop - Giving Leadership Learning a Backbone

02:10 PM 02:50 PM

Joshua Dickson

Make your own chatbot coach

02:10 PM 02:50 PM

Jacinta Penn

Learning as Games in the Ludic Century

02:10 PM 02:50 PM

Richard Durham

Afternoon Tea

02:50 PM 03:30 PM

Keynote - Modern Workplace Learning: Building a Continuous Learning Environment Ready for the Future

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Jane Hart

Conference Closing

04:30 PM 04:45 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

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Arun Pradhan

Founder
Learn2LearnApp.com
About Arun:
Arun Pradhan is the founder of Learn2LearnApp.com, an enterprise solution for learning agility, and is an independent learning & performance consultant. He has taken the lead creative role in delivering learning campaigns and performance solutions to some of Australia’s largest banks, telcos, and retailers.

Arun has broad experience in emerging technologies and is an unashamed geek when it comes to learning science, cognitive psychology, behavioural economics, marketing and anything that provides insights into how people think, behave and change. Importantly, he is adept at translating his diverse tech and geek knowledge into practical strategies.

Arun was awarded Australia’s Learning Professional of the Year Award by the Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD) in 2017 and the Award for Individual Excellence by the Australian eLearning Industry Association in 2015.

Website:
Learn2Learn - http://learn2learnapp.com/


04 March

Emma Weber

CEO & Founder
Lever - Transfer of Learning
About Emma:
Emma Weber's firm belief is that the key aim of learning in the workplace is to create tangible business benefits. This is also the platform on which she has built her successful global business. Emma established Lever - Transfer of Learning to help organizations and their employees convert learning into effective action on the job. Under her guidance, Lever now delivers Turning Learning into Action programs throughout 20 countries and in 12 languages.

A recognized authority on the transfer of learning, Emma has been a guest speaker at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the USA. She shares her passion and expertise through her writing, and her first book, Turning Learning into Action: A Proven Methodology for Effective Transfer of Learning, was published in 2014 by Kogan Page. Her second book, Making Change Work: How to Create Behavioral Change in Organizations to Drive Impact and ROI, co-authored with Jack and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute, was published in 2016 by Kogan Page.

Website:
https://transferoflearning.com/

04 March

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research
The eLearning Guild
About Jane:
An experienced real-word practitioner and popular conference presenter, Dr. Jane Bozarth's specialties include capturing and sharing tacit knowlege, social and collaborative learning, and crafting low-cost eLearning solutions. She has a Master's degree in Training and Development with a specialization in Technology-Based Training and a doctorate in Training and Development; her dissertation focused on social learning in a community of practice. Jane is the author of many books, including Better than Bullet Points and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud. After many years working as eLearning Coordinator for North Carolina (USA) state government, Dr. Bozarth now serves as of the Director of Research for the e-Learning Guild.

Websites:
http://www.bozarthzone.com
http://http://amzn.to/dfh3tX


03 March

Jane Hart

Author & Founder
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
About Jane:
Jane Hart has been advising businesses for over 25 years and currently focuses on helping organisations and learning professionals modernise their approaches to workplace learning. She is the Founder of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies where she undertakes her annual Top Tools for Learning survey. She is the author of a number on online resources dedicated to supporting L&D, managers and teams with continuous learning.

Websites:
A Professional’s Guide to Modern Learning - https://modernprofessionallearning.com/
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies - http://C4LPT.co.uk
Centre for Modern Workplace Learning - https://www.modernworkplacelearning.com/cild/

04 March

JD DIllon

Chief Learning Architect
Axonify
About JD:
JD Dillon is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling and pure common sense to enable employees, improve performance and drive business results.

For 20 years, JD has executed strategies for global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. He is the founder of LearnGeek, a corporate advising and education services firm.

JD is also the chief learning architect with Axonify, where he partners with an award-winning team to solve business problems for leading organizations through modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.

Website:
LearnGeek - https://www.learngeek.co/

03 March

Michelle Ockers

Organisational Learning Strategist
& Independent L&D Professional
About Michelle:
Michelle Ockers is an organisational learning strategist and modern workplace learning practitioner. Since leading the refresh of the Learning and Performance Institute’s L&D Capability Map in 2018 Michelle has been working with learning leaders on strategic capability building. She inspires others to take charge of their own learning and stay abreast of change through keynotes, hands-on workshops and mentoring. Michelle is the recipient of the 2019 ITA Jay Cross Memorial Award for contribution in the field of informal learning and recently the winner of the 2019 AITD Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year.

Website:
Future Ready Learning - https://michelleockers.com/

03 March

Neil Von Heupt

Senior Learning Designer
Social Media College
About Neil:
Neil designs purposeful, engaging, collaborative learning experiences that will develop people to meet both the performance needs of their organisation and their potential as individuals.

With a thorough understanding of how adults learn in the modern workplace he brings extensive skills in the end-to-end learning and organisational development process - needs analysis/performance consulting, instructional design, blended delivery (formal, informal, social), learning transfer and evaluation. Neil has well developed stakeholder engagement and project management skills, with high-level presentation and facilitation skills to complement strategic planning and organisational development processes.

And his kombi is awesome!

Website:
Divergent Learning - www.divergentlearning.wordpress.com

03 March

Sussan Ockwell

Founder & Director
Optimism
Sussan Ockwell is the founder and director of Optimism Learning Partners, is a frequent speaker at L&D conferences, and is known for her energy and enthusiasm. She was recognised for her industry expertise and contribution by being awarded both NZATD Practitioner of the Year and NZATD Person of the Year in 2016, on top of having led Optimism to win many international eLearning awards.

She also serves on the New Zealand Board of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), and was awarded EO Mega Star of the Year in 2019.

Refer Optimism.co.nz, TheInductionMaven.com and Linked in

03 March

Shaun Sheldrake

Director
Growability
Shaun Sheldrake - Director, Growability

In Shaun you get a creative thinker, constantly searching for better ways to drive organisational performance through highly capable people.

His focus on improving performance is achieved by applying influence at all levels of an organisation, from the tone set by the CEO, to the individual contributor applying learning on-the-job.

Enabling learning & development to be transferred into the work people do is at the heart organisational performance. To make this a reality, he helps organisations ‘engineer in’ learning transfer into the way development initiatives are deployed.

Shaun specialises in the creation of capability, learning and engagement models, using technology (where appropriate), to create more engaging, faster and more scalable learning transfer solutions.

He brings 20+ years’ experience as a learning and development professional across corporate, consulting services and not for profit organisations.

Website: growability.co.nz

03 March

Rebecca Hampton & James Coddington

The Skills Group & Joy Business Academy
As part of the Vocational Consulting team, Rebecca is an experienced education professional specialising in customer lead solutions. Rebecca has extensive knowledge of the vocational education sector, successfully leading projects in New Zealand and abroad, from developing and delivering vocational education policy to qualifications, and forward thinking training and assessment solutions. Rebecca is well versed working within the operational constraints of the New Zealand’s education sector and the parameters of qualification frameworks whilst balancing the needs of stakeholders to provide the best outcomes for learners. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Canterbury and a Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching & Learning.

James is the founder of Joy Business Academy (JBA) which is a New Zealand and US-based technology company operating Globally.JBA is an enterprise-focused end-to-end education product that bridges the information and skill gap between employers, employees and jobseekers.JBA uses a human-centered design approach to support education and business in providing the right tools for their learning needs. They help Industries, Educational Institutions and businesses to create immersive, fun and co-operative Virtual Reality training and assessment scenarios that dramatically shorten the time it takes to train their employees while significantly increasing their learning outcomes.

03 March

Paul Findlay

CEO & Co-founder
Professional Development Training (PDT)
Paul Findlay is an Organisational Development and adult learning expert who is dedicated to supporting individuals and organisations to prepare for the future of work by helping organisations build agility and capability to navigate our fast-changing world with resilience and a growth mindset.

Paul is co-founder and CEO and Co-Founder of PDT (Professional Development Training) one of the world’s leading multi-national training companies, Chairman of the OrgDev Institute and has dedicated his professional life to improving OD and L&D.

Australia: https://pdtraining.com.au/
Global:pdtrainingglobal.com

03 March

Nish Pai

Head of Douglas Learning Academy
Douglas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nish Pai is the Head of Learning Academy for Douglas Pharmaceuticals. She started her career as a journalist, and her spectacular failure at it taught her many lessons in motivation, engagement and the need for continuous learning. She spent the next 18 years balancing fun and function in the learning space. She has worked across 3 countries (India, UAE, NZ), 6 industries, and is certified in Transformative Coaching, Instructional Design & Delivery, MBTI, FIRO-B, Kirkpatrick, NLP, and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership. Her professional goal is to foster an organisational environment that celebrates individualised development, multi-faceted diversity, and authentic leadership.

03 March

Joshua Dickson

Organisational Design Specialist
Canterbury & West Coast District Health Boards
Joshua is an organisational design specialist currently supporting the leadership capability build across the Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards. Having worked in start-up, cooperative, and corporate environments, Joshua emphasises the need to keep the user-experience at the heart of any learning and training delivery. Using his knowledge gained from his MBA studies and his experience working with a vast array of audiences, from big-box retailers to healthcare professionals, he believes in doing the basics brilliantly regardless of profession, ability, or goal and is a staunch advocate.

In his current role he’s working with his colleagues to transform the way people view learning by designing and implementing technology, communications, and learning strategies that are operationally lean, agile (in the sense of balancing the climate of healthcare with the on-going needs of its people), and data-driven.

04 March

Rustica Lamb

Founder
Bloom Learning Technologies & LMS Brokers
Rustica Lamb is the founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012) and LMS Brokers (2019). She is currently studying for her Masters of Future Technologies at Tech Future Labs in Auckland.

Once described as ‘an inspiring disruptor, a Nostradamus trend-spotter who travels into the future and brings us back goodies to play with’! Business or play, Rustica leads with a strong set of values and puts outcomes ahead of personal gain.

She is on a mission to give Senior Leadership teams peace of mind and certainty that the skills adoption of any digital transformation and LMS / learning tech selection is done with the fast speed to competence and productivity which solve actual business problems.

03 March

Helen McPhun

Education Director
Learn Plus Ltd
After a successful management career with a multi-national organisation Helen taught in business and adult education programmes for tertiary providers in Canada and New Zealand. She is so committed to helping adults learn she set up her own NZQA accredited school in order to provide the bridge to success for adults pursuing qualifications. She works teaching and consulting across every sector imaginable – trains, boats, planes, offices, farms, factories, schools, and the NZ Defence Force, etc.

Combining qualifications from diverse management and educational roles, Helen has insights into realistic and practical learning solutions. With an MA in Technology and Learning, B. Ed in Adult Ed. and all sorts of other certificates in HR, E-Learning and evaluation etc., Helen can use an evidence-based approach to support her work.

04 March

James Scoggins & Gina Devanand

Vodafone NZ
James has worked in Learning & Development for over 20 years, spending a significant amount of time on large transformation projects. Starting his career training web developers James has held varying positions in consulting, project management, facilitation and instructional design.

Currently James holds a role as a Learning and Performance Coach at Vodafone New Zealand. These days he has a particular interest in improving how people work and loves Agile, both as a flexible alternative to waterfall projects but also as a way of creating truly collaborative and adaptive workplaces.

When not involved in all things L&D James loves to spend time diving or doing anything outdoors.

Gina is passionate about creating simple and meaningful learning experiences that keep them coming back for more. With a mix of OD & generalist HR, she understands the different touch points that can create the holistic people experience at work. Experience in Media, software, consulting & telecommunications has got her interested in the ever changing world of work, spreading good ideas and how People teams can transform behaviour and culture through learning. She’s a shameless lover of country music & a Pilates addict.

04 March

Diane Edwards

General Manager People, Systems and Technology
Ports of Auckland
Diane has had an eclectic career spanning roles in a diverse range of positions including teaching, corporate training, human resources, change management, accounting, process reengineering and IT. She ran her own consulting company for 14 years working across the private, public, central government and not-for-profit sectors, including overseas experience in the UK, USA, Australia, India and Tanzania.

As General Manager People, Foresight and innovation at the Ports of Auckland, she was the first women to be appointed to a Senior Executive position at the Ports and led the organisational redesign and transformation processes that helped change the culture and practices on the waterfront in Auckland.

Diane is a strong advocate for the learning and development profession. Since her corporate training years at ANZ she has been a member of NZATD, and for eight years was its National President. Through a number of career transitions, Diane has always championed the importance of learning and development to the success of organisations and still considers herself part of the profession through her active role in leadership development and executive coaching. She was awarded the Learning and Development person of the year in 2018 for decades of service for NZATD and is a Life Fellow and mentor.

Besides her association with NZATD, Diane is a Director of HRINZ and was their 2015 HR Generalist of the Year. In addition to NZATD she holds Fellowships of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, the Australasian Institute of Management of Leadership and is a Chartered Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of NZ. She is a member of Global Women, the NZ Tech leaders Executive and sits of the Global Futures Advisory Board of the Futures School in Orlando Florida.

Within her industry, Diane is a former Global Chair of the Women’s Forum of the International Association of Ports and Harbors and former International Secretary of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association.

04 March

Richard Durham

Curriculum Development Manager & Director of Play
University of Auckland & Wondertree Studio
Rich is an active designer of games, playful and learning experiences. He’s been fortunate to collaborate on great game projects recently, from Hohi 1816, a board game for teachers about early Māori/pākeha interactions, to live-action adventure While the Light Lasts in the Auckland Maritime Museum. He also works at the University of Auckland, integrating gameful practices wherever he can.

04 March

Jacinta Penn

Director & Instructional Designer
Workbright Ltd
Jacinta started her elearning business Workbright 9 years ago. This provides flexibility around her kids, one of whom has autism, while allowing her to work professionally. Working with Rapid eLearning, VR, AR and exploring Chatbots, clients include sole trainers and large organisations such as Auckland Council, Ak University, Fonterra, multiple DHBs, DB, and Westpac. She also runs training workshops for others on Articulate Storyline and Instructional Design under the IDEA Academy brand. Jacint has a background in IT sales, tutoring, recruitment, and career counselling for people with disabilities.

04 March

Comnplete Learning Solutions

Gold Sponsor

Synapsys

Silver Sponsor

Docebo

Emerging Technology Award

Complete Learning Solutions & Docebo

NZATD

Optimism

Synapsys

Workbright

Axonify

Capability Group

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Registration Desk

Powhiri Welcoming Ceremony & Opening Address

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

Keynote - The Human Side of Learning

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

The Human Side of Learning

Rapidly evolving technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities will change how -- and even whether -- humans enact their work. Additional changes, from robotic exoskeletons, genetic engineering, new medications and surgical techniques, and even "supercharged" synthetic blood will actually change the humans themselves. What's happening now with these technologies, and what does the future realistically hold? In this session we'll take a look at emerging tech and talk about what it means to L&D as we face a future of developing an enhanced workforce -- or a non-human one.

Speakers

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:40 AM Exhibition Hall

Keynote - Perform Today, Develop for Tomorrow

10:40 AM 11:40 AM Banquet 1&2

Perform Today, Develop for Tomorrow: Finding the Balance in Modern Workplace Learning

Workplace learning is a strategic balancing act. People need support to do their everyday jobs. But they also have to look to the future and develop the knowledge and skills needed to build their careers. Unfortunately, the hectic realities of everyday work keeps many employees off-balance. This lack of equilibrium causes declines in engagement, increased turnover, poor execution and a general lack of organizational preparedness. To set people up for long-term success, L&D must re-imagine their approach and strike a balance between performance and development.

Speakers

Short 10-min break between sessions

11:40 AM 11:50 PM

Power Up Your People!

11:50 AM 12:30 PM TBC

Great people can choose who they want to work for, and it’s a constant battle for organisations to attract and secure awesome talent - and it’s expensive. So, when those awesome and expensive people start at your organisation and it isn’t what they expected, it’s only a matter of weeks or months before they walk out. Or worse, they stay... but quickly become disheartened and disengaged, and
don't deliver the value that was expected.

If induction is part of your remit, then you need to come to this session to avoid the mistakes that others make, and make sure that you’re able to get the best from the people entrusted to your induction. Learn about the three biggest induction mistakes that organisations make and find out what those mistakes are really costing them. Then find out how other companies have turned it
around so that their induction really does “power up their people”.

You’ll leave this session inspired to make the difference in how you design and deliver induction at your organisation, with the goal of "powering up your people".

Speakers

How emerging disruptive technologies will transform the face of the LMS and online learning. Is the LMS dead?

11:50 AM 12:30 PM TBC

Would you be courageous enough to recommend the removal of your LMS from your organisation, in return for true learning in the flow of work? What are the local and global trends in online learning?

Have you heard of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Machine Learning, Cryptocurrency, Deep Learning? Have you considered the impact of these emerging technologies on the way learners will learn at work? Want to see the latest examples of how these technologies are being used to provide online learning?

This session will answer the following questions:
  • Artificial Intelligence, how is it really being used in the LMS market. Reality or marketing hype?
  • What’s the difference between machine learning and deep learning and how it it related to the future of online learning?
  • How could you use IoT to create really immersive learning experiences without a large budget? A case study.
  • What is the national and global skills shortages and how can you fill them. A case study.
  • Without true innovation in the LMS market in the last 15-20 years what could the future be utilising emerging disruptive technologies?

Rustica will share her Masters (of Future Technologies) project centred on a new way of online learning utilising blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Speakers

Building Organisational Agility using the latest scientific findings in Organisational Learning and OrgDev Automation

11:50 AM 12:30 PM TBC

L&D is challenged to keep pace with the pace of change in our increasingly technology and AI driven world. We all experience and talk about the pace of change with industries being disrupted and roles disappearing and new roles being created.

In L&D the responsibility sits with us to prepare our people and organisation to keep pace with change, and be ready to thrive in roles that don't exist.

While this digital transformation is all around us and changing the way all of our organisations work, we have largely been left with traditional L&D practices complemented by eLearning and MicroLearning that help in certain contexts and the promise of what the next generation of VR/AR learning may bring. However, generally we are left wondering how to assess, train and coach our people and support our leaders to thrive today and be ready for whatever tomorrow looks like.

Paul shares the latest in research and innovation that delivers people-centered solutions to build high performing teams today and tomorrow and agile cultures to thrive in our fast-paced complex (VUCA) environment using OrgDev Automation.

Speakers

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:30 PM 01:30 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote - Transforming You

01:30 PM 02:30 PM Banquet 1&2

Transforming You

Learning and Development professionals can be so busy designing and running Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for everyone else that their own development can get neglected. It's important that we don't just organise CPD, but also model and inspire it.

In this engaging and interactive session you'll explore a framework to reflect on, design and plan professional development for your careers most important asset - you!

Speakers

Short 10-min break between sessions

02:30 PM 02:40 PM

Engage Managers of Learners – Fast and Simple

02:40 PM 03:20 PM TBC

Managers of learners are an untapped resource in the quest to transform workplace learning. When managers of learners are brought into the development journey they lift the application of learning on the job by their team member(s).

When we deliver a fast and simple experience for managers and their team members; one that is better than they expected, we increase the opportunity for them to repeat it and over time integrate the techniques and tools into the way they approach developing all of their staff.

By keeping it simple, we ensure this approach can be applied by organisations of any size.

Shaun will share the ‘journey of reduction’ – engaging managers of learners in the learning journey but doing so in a way that minimises the time & energy they need to invest. During the session he will share some highlights of the research that influenced the thinking, along with some prototypes and lessons learned along the way.

Audience members will be given a set of resources (demo learning course material, ONE30 model, manager coaching scripts) and work in groups (or at tables) to create a high-level design of a 1-Up Manager engagement experience.

The Q&A will explore the challenges each group faced in creating their design along with addressing broader questions from the audience on engaging managers of learners in the development journey.

Speakers

Transforming Workplace Learning Through Technology

02:40 PM 03:20 PM TBC

Like all providers of workplace training and development, The Skills Group must rise to the challenges posed by the changing world of work and the accompanying shift in student and employer expectations.

Skills initiative Tradestart, which is in the final stages of development, meets many of these challenges, aligning with the Government’s vision of future-focussed learning that is inclusive, equitable and connected. Tradestart is a game-based assessment tool that will provide an accessible, flexible, engaging and efficient assessment of four Health and Safety Unit Standards. The game-based assessment format of Tradestart is designed to reduce the barriers posed by distance, time, numeracy and literacy.challenges, disengagement, cost and more. Initially targeting new trainees and apprentices, Skills aims to utilise games-based learning and assessment wherever it is beneficial to learners, industry, and employers.

Partnership is key however: Skills has a history of working with stakeholders to develop the best outcomes possible and Tradestart is an example of this. The Skills Group would like the opportunity to present both Tradestart as well as another exciting initiative being developed by Joy Business Academy (JBA) in consultation with us. Through collaboration, JBA is developing virtual reality training solutions with all of the benefits of Tradestart and more – immersive, experiential, efficient and accessible whilst maintaining the integrity of the learning and assessment journey.

Skills and JBA would like to give attendees the opportunity to hear, see, and experience these exciting innovations in workplace learning and development.

Speakers

Building the leaders of tomorrow- converging human and digital roadmaps

02:40 PM 03:20 PM TBC

It's time to challenge the way we view leadership skills and learning- to move away from educational programs in classrooms to supporting our leaders with an optimal environment that creates high-performance teams.

We at the Douglas Learning Academy believe in the 5 Cs of leadership - clarity, connecting with curiosity, continuous learning, coaching and celebrating- the skills that will help us navigate a VUCA world with awareness, authenticity, and agility.

A culture of success can be engendered by empowering our senior and middle-level managers to lead the leaders; by giving time for leadership to our frontline leaders; by giving organizational permission to our scientists, analysts and operators to balance regulatory requirements with the practice of dissent, challenging the status quo and deliberate risks.

Our learning pathways over the last 2 years have focussed on building these skills for the future across all levels. We would love the opportunity to present our learning, challenges and next steps at the conference.

Speakers

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:20 PM 04:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote - Developing a Transformational Mindset and Skillset

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

Developing a Transformational Mindset and Skillset

How can you equip yourself as a learning professional with the mindset and skillset required to transform workplace learning? What can you do to equip your entire learning team? Explore these questions in this practical session with Michelle Ockers using benchmarking, case studies and her experience building the capability of learning teams.

Key Takeaways:

1) Explore the mindset and skillset learning professionals and teams require to transformation workplace learning

2) Reflect on your current mindset and skills and identify steps to better equip yourself

3) Learn how to develop the team capability required to succeed with transformation

Speakers

Wine & Cheese in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Conference & L&D Awards Dinner

06:00 PM 10:00 PM Banquet 1&2

Keynote - Learning in the Future of Work

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

Learning in the Future of Work

"You'll have to reinvent your job sooner than you think, more often than you'd like."

This reminder from Arun Pradhan reflects our digitally-driven period of accelerated change. It's a time where life-long careers are being replaced with lifelong learning, and the need to adapt and be agile has taken centre stage.

This session identifies key trends in the future of work that will impact on us and our organisation, asking what's changed and what hasn't. From there it will deep dive into several evidence-based strategies to develop and augment ourselves and our audiences.

Speakers

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

09:30 AM 10:10 AM Exhibition Hall

Our Agile Story - winning hearts & minds

10:10 AM 10:50 AM TBC

How do you develop a learning programme for a whole organisation in 4 weeks? In 2019, Vodafone went through a large-scale agile transformation. As a Learning Team, we had to prepare people for this change, enable the right mindset and stimulate curiosity. With a month in hand, we had to complete our learning design on speed ... and what better way but to apply agile principles to our own development and learning process. From interactives expos, to self-directed learning; from marketing methods to build interest to using real-life ‘fail fast’ stories to showcase our transformation. We’d love to share our story & experience on the part learning places in changing the hearts and minds of people during large scale transformations.

Speakers

Robotics and AI - How L&D can support workplace transformation

10:10 AM 10:50 AM TBC

Our workplaces are changing. more and more new technologies are transforming how people work and the skills they need to keep up to date. his session will describe how automation, through robotics and artificial intelligence, is changing the types of jobs within the transport and maritime sectors and how learning and development has been key to prepare staff for a very different future. Both existing and new learning methodologies have been used to create a blend that caters for a range of learning styles, literacy levels, and cultural considerations, all designed within a strategic framework focused on the future of work.

Speakers

The Ramifications of Gamification

10:10 AM 10:50 AM TBC

Ready, set, go! You're off exploring the new task or topic and the clock is ticking. The screen is a vibrant maze of interactive excitement and your scores are mounting up. You can see you are way ahead of the office ‘average time spent’ and you’re at the top of the scoreboard. YAY! But, look around, is everyone learning? Is everyone enjoying the process? Back on the job, how will you apply the outputs of the game?

This evidence-based session will look at the successes and merits of gamification and some of the opportunities to enhance learning by addressing potential flaws. A review of the motivators for adults and how these are met in gamification will be covered along with quick reference to the theories that underpin this learning process. We’ll touch on the cognitive demands and implications of the gaming processes and how these can be strengthened.

The key component of the session will be on the importance of ensuring an evaluative approach is used that checks more than the ‘time taken’, ‘screens viewed’, ‘clicks made’ and ‘scores achieved’. Are learners empowered to get back to the job and perform with excellence?

By the end of the session you will be able to:
  • Identify key requirements to promote gamification success
  • Plan ways to balance ‘on task gaming’ and ‘on job learning’
  • Monitor and measure the post-game results

Speakers

Short 10-min break between sessions

10:50 AM 11:00 AM

RoVE Panel DIscussion

11:00 AM 12:00 PM Banquet 1&2

The Review of Vocational Education (RoVE): progress and moving forward. Panel discussion.

A panel representing Government, private training enterprises, tertiary and industry training organisations will be discussing the impact, now and in the future, of the RoVE and taking questions from the floor.

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote - Deploying AI Chatbots for Learning Transfer – Impact and Insights

01:00 PM 02:00 PM Banquet 1&2

Deploying AI Chatbots for Learning Transfer – Impact and Insights

Coach M, a learning transfer coaching chatbot, is navigating unchartered territory! Learn how to incorporate AI in your learning transfer through the Coach M journey.

How can you start integrating emerging technology into your learning initiatives?

Could using AI for impact and insights help you deliver and demonstrate outcomes your organization needs and wants?

Join Emma Weber, learning transfer expert, as she shares real client examples and lessons learned from integrated AI into a proven approach to learning transfer.

5 key lessons learned from deploying chatbot for learning transfer

Challenge your beliefs and assumptions of what’s possible now with AI through insights from real client experiences

Explore behind-the-scenes from three different organizations’ approaches to learning transfer using AI across pharmaceuticals, financial services and retail

Speakers

Short 10-min break between sessions

02:00 PM 02:10 PM

Closing The Loop - Giving Leadership Learning a Backbone

02:10 PM 02:50 PM TBC

We'll explore how our team has given the traditional L&D function a backbone by using data-driven decision-making, established (non-clinical) leadership competency frameworks, and user-experience and process mapping to ensure that every person in our organisation has access to anytime, anywhere learning that's just right for them - right now. We'll also explore where we've succeeded and where we haven't, and what we're doing to grow from our experiences.

Speakers

Make your own chatbot coach

02:10 PM 02:50 PM TBC

In one hour, make your own chatbot coach. In this BYOL session, you will use a cheap and intuitive chat tool to design coaching support for our training session. See how you can offer choices on reviewing content, word questions for reflection and schedule follow up to see how learners are going with achieving goals.

Speakers

Learning as Games in the Ludic Century

02:10 PM 02:50 PM TBC

Learners are more familiar with interactive systems than ever. Therefore, it is ever more advantageous to transform workplaces in gameful ways, leveraging how game-like systems engage and provides paths to mastery. And in the process, judge why and when to use gameful elements, and how the structure of a game can work for or against learning outcomes.

In this session, you'll get a brief rundown on why gameful elements are more relevant than ever for workplace learning, build a basic vocabulary around why game experiences are a mix of extrinsic and intrinsic motivators, and get a taste of building a game structure that is - and is not - aligned with some learning outcomes.

Speakers

Afternoon Tea

02:50 PM 03:30 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote - Modern Workplace Learning: Building a Continuous Learning Environment Ready for the Future

03:30 PM 04:30 PM Banquet 1&2

Modern Workplace Learning: Building a Continuous Learning Environment Ready for the Future

The rapidly changing workplace means that continuous learning is now an economic imperative. However, in organisations this doesn’t just mean providing continuous training but enabling workers to take more responsibility for their own continuous learning and development. This involves L&D teams having a new relationship with the business, working with managers and their teams to enable and support continuous learning at work. In this keynote Jane will talk about what this looks like in practice.

Speakers

Conference Closing

04:30 PM 04:45 PM Banquet 1&2