NZATD Conference 2020

27th & 28th May 2020 Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre

Our conference theme is Transforming Workplace Learning.

For all conference inquiries, please email conference@nzatd.org.nz #nzatdconference

Tickets now on sale now at Eventbrite

Speakers

Schedule

  • 27 May
  • 28 May

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

Breakout Session TBC

11:50 AM 12:30 PM

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

Breakout Session - TBC

02:40 PM 03:20 PM

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

Breakout Session - TBC

10:10 AM 11:50 AM

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

Breakout Session - TBC

02:10 PM 03:50 PM

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

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/


28 May

Emma Weber

CEO and 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/

28 May

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


27 May

Jane Hart

Author and 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/

28 May

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/

27 May

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/

27 May

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

27 May

Complete Learning Solutions

Platinum Sponsor
At Complete Learning Solutions, we help organisations maximise their return on investment in learning and development by providing effective learning solutions. We do this by providing a complete solution that covers every aspect of L&D. We make a difference by proving the value of capability development in people and organisations, and we are passionate about measuring results.

Complete Learning Solutions

Exhibitor

NZATD

Exhibitor

Optimism

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 - 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

Breakout Session TBC

11:50 AM 12:30 PM TBC

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

Breakout Session - TBC

02:40 PM 03:20 PM TBC

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

Breakout Session - TBC

10:10 AM 11:50 AM TBC

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

Breakout Session - TBC

02:10 PM 03:50 PM TBC

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