Sydney, 7 - 8 June 2018

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Jun 708:15
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Pre-conference meet-up and coffee

DAY ONE
Join us for a coffee and informal session for some quick tips before the conference. Held inside the AITD lounge (inside expo area).
Jun 709:00
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Chairpersons opening remarks

DAY ONE
Chemène Sinson, Consultant - Adult Education, Learning & Performance, Blackwater ProjectsAustralia
Jun 709:10
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Keynote: The science of attention and engagement

DAY ONE
A number of myths persist about people’s allegedly ever-shortening attention spans—but what does the science say? Neuroscience, behavioral economics, and consumer psychology all offer insights into how we manage and allocate attention. Additionally, our ability to manage attention and focus seems to be related to our abilities to allocate willpower and influence how we make decisions.

In this session, you will learn what the current science says about attention and how that influences the design of learning environments. Having a deeper understanding of this topic will help you create more engaging and effective learning solutions.
Jun 709:40
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Keynote: Setting the Right Educational Settings for the Future

DAY ONE
There was a time when workers learnt trade or completed a degree or even learnt on the job and that was that. Not anymore. The future of education involves an iterative process between workplace and learning place. There needs to be a fusion of continuous learning programs bringing business and government closer to places of learning. But it's more than this. The skills that workers will need in the future might need to be sharpened every year. Workers will also need to be entrepreneurial looking at ways of securing continuous improvement. But above all workers will need to be adaptable and "fit-in-able" and which means that continuous learning needs to have a strong social element to it. Bernard Salt is a dynamic speaker with a big-picture vision for Australia generally and education specifically.
Jun 710:10
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Keynote: Championing and fostering a culture of continuous learning

DAY ONE
The days of Learning and Development professionals prioritising knowledge focused training has come to an end. In today’s environment of accelerated change and digital disruption, the conversation has shifted to how can companies, and the people that make them, be more agile, innovative and responsive. The challenge then, is how can L&D become champions of continuous learning as we empower high performance in our organisations?

This presentation will draw on latest research and international examples in examining the strategies, campaigns and approaches L&D professionals can adopt to foster a culture of continuous learning. Topics include how to reframe failure, how to support higher order and agile thinking, and tips on how to most effectively empower our audiences.
Jun 710:40
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Morning tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

DAY ONE
Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 711:20
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Taking the guess work out of understanding Australian learning trends

DAY ONE
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 2017, 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 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.
Stephen Collett, Program Manager of Education, Crime & Culture, Australian Bureau of StatisticsAustralia
Jun 711:40
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The Intersection of Neuroscience, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Adult Learning and Development

DAY ONE

Building a bridge between neuroscience and adult learning friendly technologies.

Adam outlines how state-of-the-art research is helping to shape and drive the rapid translation of neuroscience into real-world adult learning solutions

Jun 712:00
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Panel Discussion: Demystifying L&D technology and integrating products and tools to give you the best results

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Jun 712:20
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Lunch, exhibition exploration, and expo main stage presentations

DAY ONE
Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 713:40
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Panel Discussion: Transforming learning in your organisation

DAY ONE
Learning in organisations and the role of L&D are evolving, moving from controlling learning and pushing programs and content to enabling performance, embedding learning in the flow of work and sharing responsibility for learning with managers and staff. This panel of L&D leaders from organisations that are transforming learning will explore why and how they are changing.
Jun 714:10
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Demonstrating the impact of learning

DAY ONE
Demonstrating the business impact of learning is the Holy Grail for many L&D practitioners. Yet it is also elusive, with organisational decision makers continuing to pigeonhole training as a catchall for a variety of performance problems and evaluation commonly deprioritised due to time, resource or cost pressures. These factors combine such that evaluation is either problematic from the onset, treated as an afterthought, or not pursued at all. While demonstrating impact can be difficult, it is nevertheless critical if L&D practitioners are to earn and keep their ‘seat at the table’. Drawing on a broad range of case studies, this presentation will highlight how answering three essential questions will enable you to develop a learning evaluation strategy capable of showcasing real impact.
Jun 714:30
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Do your employees loathe their eLearning training?

DAY ONE
Join Phil Tutty, Head of Litmos APAC for some industry insights on how to get your employees encouraged about their eLearning training.
Jun 714:50
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Afternoon tea & coffee break, exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations

DAY ONE
Exhibition exploration and expo main stage presentations, EduTECH ExpoAustralia
Jun 715:30
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Transfer of learning case study: Calvary Community Care

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Calvary Community Care are radically transforming their organisation and have developed an internal learning transfer team, whose focus is helping employees convert learning into effective action back on the job.
Jun 715:50
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Creating safe and inclusive training spaces

DAY ONE
Our culture and life experiences have a profound influence on what we need out of a training space to feel safe and supported. Minorities and groups that have typically faced societal discrimination often assume that environments are unsafe for them until explicitly proven otherwise. As a facilitator, we must work doubly hard to ensure that we are competently informed about cultural context and that we are able to communicate this to the people we provide services to.

Creating an inclusive environment enhances learning and development (especially in supporting retention and application of learning) and creates an overall more positive learning experience. “We treat everyone the same” is not enough. Responding to cultural needs in a training environment ensures equity of outcome, not equity of input.
Jun 716:10
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Are you ready for Disruption?

DAY ONE
Many people seem to consider disruption from an IT perspective; that is, moving their data from a server to the cloud, or ramping up their cybersecurity system for their business. Knowing about the disruptions is one thing, but being able to do something about them is quite another.

Learning Wise Consulting has developed an analytical tool – a Disruptive Risk Indicator - that identifies the aspects of a business most at risk. The benefit to L&D specialists is the tool’s ability to help identify the skills needed during and after the transformation, as well as the learning strategies that will enable the organisation to manage the change. The benefits to business is that they now have a tool which they can apply any time they need to identify an aspect of their business, especially as a pre- and post-test to see just how they’re tracking as they manage their future proofing strategy. Results from the tool have mostly come from workshop participants who applied the tool to their own business. These results have been captured and analysed to be summarised and explored during the presentation.
Jun 716:30
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Jun 717:00
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Networking drinks

DAY ONE
Drinks hosted by Terrapinn (Event Organisers), Delegates, Speakers, and ExhibitorsAustralia

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Jun 809:00
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Chairpersons opening remarks

Keynotes
Chemène Sinson, Consultant - Adult Education, Learning & Performance, Blackwater ProjectsAustralia
Jun 809:10
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Myths in Microlearning

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Unless you’ve been hiding behind your computer screen with the internet turned off, you’ve seen microlearning emerge as the buzzword in the training industry for the past few years. During this period, it has been learned that microlearning is not only widely misunderstood, but it is often misused in both term and execution.

It can be hard to differentiate fact from fiction when myths are passed down by the well-intentioned. In this session, we will explore each myth in detail, discussing why the myth is believed and what information is available, shedding some light on the truth underlying all the noise and shiny objects. With that in mind, consider the validity of what you’ve heard about microlearning until now.
Jun 809:40
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Top 5 Insights Every L&D Professional Needs To Know

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We surveyed over 4,000 professionals globally to identify the top 5 insights every L&D professional needs to know to thrive in a workforce of constant change. In this session, we will cover our findings and share a story on how a leading Australian business is driving its learning culture.
Jason Laufer, Senior Director, Talent & Learning Solutions ANZ, LinkedinUnited States
Jun 809:50
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What business really wants from training!

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Business doesn't want training - they want change. With over 24 years experience in learning and development Gina Brooks has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of different businesses. During this time she has discovered what business want/need from training has changed. Trainers spend lots of time designing and delivering great training solutions. Businesses only care about what happens after training. In this presentation Gina will share her knowledge of how programs have transformed organisations giving businesses what they really want.
Jun 811:00
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Facts tell, stories sell

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session A
Storytelling techniques have the power to breathe life into dull facts and figures and to change the way an audience feels about a topic. Positional power is on the decrease. Gone are the days of ‘command and control’, we now need to work on our personal power and win people’s hearts, as well as minds. Often, it’s our emotions that make us resistant to change. Stories hook us into the possibility of what could be, and once you have our hearts, our minds will follow. This presentation will help you develop your personal power. You’ll learn how stories can increase your credibility, likeability and help make your message memorable.
Jun 811:00
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Realising Business Transformation and Impact Through Simulated Learning Experiences

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session B
“If this doesn’t work, we’re dead. Flat-out dead. It’s that simple”- Hasso Plattner, Founder & Chairman of SAP.

This is a case study of a company and an industry in a massive state of change. Urgent transformation of the business model was required to secure the future of an industry giant. What was required was a creative and compelling, literally transformative, learning experience to put this at the top of each leader’s priorities; not tomorrow, but today! Here’s how SAP did it, what they achieved and what they learned.
Jun 811:20
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How the Army taught me to be a better Training Developer

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session A
Murray has been a civilian twice: the first time was for 19 years, the second is still a work in progress. 20 years in the army taught him lessons that have set him up to continue with his second stint as a civilian by providing a unique outlook on life and work. He maintains this outlook and applies these lessons daily. This presentation contextualises his army service with subsequent civilian L&D projects.
Jun 811:20
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Video podcasting for showing and sharing your work and learning

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session B
Explore how to create micro and mobile video to use for showing and sharing your work. We will also cover what equipment you need to get started and some strategies to consider so that your content is visually appealing and quick to edit.
Jun 811:40
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Building the Coaching Organisation: Ground Zero to Organizational Maturity

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session A
Working on the frontline of a 24/7 emergency service brings unique skills and learning approaches. NSW Ambulance managers have finely-honed management skills, leading paramedics, stakeholders and our community through hundreds of thousands of critical incidents every year. Historically, these managers have had limited access to traditional learning structures and supports. In this case study, we track the germination of an independent learning and coaching culture. In this session, the L&D team share what worked, what was learnt and where we are going now.
Jun 811:40
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Online assessment hacks every instructional designer needs to know

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session B
When creating an online learning project, how much thought is put into the assessment piece during the design process? Is it an afterthought? Do you see an opportunity for the learning to continue? Do you ask the learner to apply their knowledge or simply recall content from the learning? Do you
Jun 812:00
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Building strategic L&D from the ground up

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session A
For most L&D professionals we come into roles that are already pre-defined. We may be able to change things but there are already existing structures in place to guide us. What if we had to build a learning and development function from the ground up? This presentation looks at strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid when building an organisational learning and development function where one has not previously existed and presents a frank discussion on the high and lows involved in moving an organisation toward organisational learning maturity
Jun 812:00
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Talk Nerdy to Me - Training 120 Seconds at a Time

DAY TWO - Concurrent Session B
Just how do you get staff to find out the important stuff they need to know when they keep deleting your emails or are too busy to attend training? In 2015 the challenge of information dissemination was taken head on. The radical decision was made to stop sending boring text emails to staff and swap them for entertaining video messages that relay important information/training in under 120 seconds. The initiative has been a huge success - this is how it was done and how others could do it too.
Jun 813:40
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BREAKOUTS - Peer-to-Peer Roundtables

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An open forum where you have the chance to split into smaller groups and attend discussion roundtables to swap ideas and leverage the knowledge and experiences of your peers.
Enabling the modern workforce in the digital age
Luisa Golgini, Senior Customer Success Consultant, SkillsoftAustralia
How self directed learning can be supercharged with mentoring
Heidi Holmes, Co-Founder, MentorloopAustralia
How to successfully navigate the future of L&D leap frogging disruption
Innovation in L&D
Ryan Tracey, Learning Innovation Manager, Macquarie BankAustralia
Learning Analytics – You don’t know what you don’t know
Rob Wilkins, Leader, Information Management, NSW Department of EducationAustralia
Neuroscience of Leadership
Kristen Hansen, CEO, EnHansen PerformanceAustralia
Overcoming infomania – How we need more learning and less information
Trainer skills how to stay relevant in the changing world of learning
Chemène Sinson, Consultant - Adult Education, Learning & Performance, Blackwater ProjectsAustralia
Transforming workplace culture through strengths-based leadership development
Claire de Carteret, Learning Solutions Consultant, Australia & New Zealand, GallupAustralia
Jun 815:20
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Using agile methods in L&D function in the face of downsizing and demands to do more with less

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Learn how to build team capability to operate in an agile way within a framework that works for your team and organisation. This presentation will explore how to combine L&D disciplines with agile principles, such as using agile estimating and planning with multiple projects
Jun 815:40
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Cultivating a collaborative learning environment in groups - rapidly build high-quality connections to learn faster together

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Social learning opportunities occur daily at work. For team members to learn from their peers, there is a need to connect well and be comfortable to seek direction, question current practices and share lessons learned on the job. With little time and resources, how can organisations build the capability in teams to rapidly form strong, supportive connections and psychological safety that are the foundations for collaborative learning? This workshop introduces strategies to support collaboration through the rapid building of positive connections. This session draws on findings from the field of Positive Organisational Scholarship and research into what leads to positive outcomes and extraordinary individual and organisational performance. It introduces evidence-based ways to connect well with others and feel more energised to learn and succeed.
Jun 816:00
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Lurkers, Loafers and Leaners-in: how all kinds of adult learners can thrive in a social learning environment

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All adult learners learn differently, and bring different experiences to the learning journey. Learning designs should never be one size fits all. ICEL has achieved an effective blended social learning experience, without a Learning Management System. Their online learning design focuses on participation and communities and facilitates lifelong learning by taking a perspective that is not limited to a single course or event. Participants love the online learning space; they contribute to it, learn from it, hang out in it, use it to connect and share meaning as well as their understanding of new concepts. Ultimately they come back into a vibrant alumni community, joining thousands of their peers from across the region.
Jun 816:20
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The future of training and learning.

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Explore the disruptive trends shaping the future of learning and development. How is Industry 4.0 impacting on requirements for Workforce 4.0 for all sectors? Learn which countries are leading the way and what new discovery technologies will change the L&D experience.
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