Pam Macdonald is a highly regarded presenter and professional speaker who combines facilitation expertise with change management and HR experience. First joining the AITD when her training career started in the mid 1990s Pam is a passionate believer in the value of professional associations and membership.Working as Director of her own consulting practice since 2008 Pam is sought after for her ability to present information in an engaging and practical manner. Specialising in the areas of human resource management, leadership and team performance she is also an experienced and generous mentor who believes that people should learn from her mistakes and then go on to bigger and newer experiences. Pam has been MC at the AITD National Conference as well as that of a National business consultants group.
Day 1 @ 11:30
Taking the guess work out of understanding Australian learning trends
Did you know that more women now participate in learning than men and that the rate of workplace training has fallen by 8 per cent since 2005? Four in ten (40.9%) Australians aged 15-74 years participated in formal and/or non-formal learning in 2016-17. Participation has decreased since the last survey in 2013 (46.4%) and since 2005 (48.9%).
In late 2018 the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the results of the Survey of Work-Related Training and Adult Learning (WRTAL) collected throughout Australia. The WRTAL survey collected information from July 2016 to June 2017 about the level of participation of in formal and non-formal learning. The WRTAL gives fascinating insight into learning trends in Australia providing evidence that traditional classroom instruction, including lectures, presentations and seminars, remains the most common method for delivering work-related training in 2016-17. Online instruction increased from 12.8% of reported training in 2013 to 19.2% in 2016-17.