EduTECH’s Virtual Workplace Learning Congress brings together corporate and government training and development managers to share knowledge and insights on key topics for the next learning era: the digital age and new learning technologies, BYOD and work from home technologies, latest theories and innovative approaches, current and future thinking.



  • Training Managers
  • Learning & Development Managers
  • Skills Development Managers
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Business Coaches and Mentors
  • eLearning Managers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Talent Managers
  • Heads of TAFE


  • Digital Transformation
  • BYOD & Work from home technologies
  • Creating a learning culture
  • Collaborative learning
  • L&D strategy
  • Future of Work
  • LearningTECH e.g. AI, robotics, automation, simulation
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Collaboration with industry, TAFE and Higher Ed
  • Gamification
  • ROI Assessment



Digital Transformation
Micro Learning Methods
Optimal Learning Strategies
ROI Assessment

Workplace Learning Channel, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Fiona Letos
Workplace Learning Channel

Taking Victorian EdTech Global

  • The Victorian Government’s vision to establish the State as a global leader in education services, education innovation and education technology.
  • Overview of Global Victoria and how it can assist Victorian EdTech companies build international partnerships
  • The Victorian Government’s Trade and Investment (VGTI) offices in key export markets
  • The role of Education Services Managers within the VGTIs
  • How Study Melbourne’s offshore Study Hubs present opportunities for EdTech companies
Sean Gallagher
Workplace Learning Channel

Peak Human Workplace – Innovation in the unprecedented era

Australian workers and their businesses are at high risk of getting left behind unless employers make significant changes to their workplaces post-COVID, according to a first of its kind Australian survey by the Centre for the New Workforce at Swinburne University of Technology.In this unprecedented era of disruption, the survey found that more than half of Australian workers do almost no learning at work (less than an hour a week), despite three in five workers saying are concerned they don’t have the skills required for the next five years.This keynote will discuss the crisis of creativity facing Australian businesses, including these key findings:
  • Worker-driven learning – where employees are empowered to learn and create knowledge through work – supports innovation much more strongly than structured formal training.
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise between colleagues boosted idea incubation by up to 31 per cent.
  • Collaboration diversity – working with different people from across the organisation and beyond – was a strong factor for boosting innovation, yet only 1 in 5 Australian workers were engaged in the most collaboratively diverse project work.
Dale Linegar
Workplace Learning Channel

Let's get serious about games for training

In this session Dale shall explore:
  • Why you should be considering games for your training needs
  • Best practice when developing and deploying games for training
  • Case studies of how games are being used for training across industries including business, construction, emergency services and health.
Liam McGuire
Workplace Learning Channel

Sorting Wheat from Chaff: Demystifying Innovation and Emerging Technologies

  • How to approach Innovation with Emerging Technologies
  • Lessons in planning, developing & managing successful Emerging Technology projects
  • Critical lenses on development methodologies for Emerging Technology projects
  • Common pitfalls to avoid with Innovation & Emerging Technology adoption
Panel discussion
Workplace Learning Channel

How L&D has changed during covid and what is likely here to stay in a post covid world

  • Get an insight into how SEEK pivoted learning for their staff when revenue dropped by 60%. SEEK didn’t put learning on the backburner even though what we were going through as society was new to everyone.
  • Constantly pivoting is the new norm and involving end users in facilitation is now expected, as opposed to everything being traditional facilitator lead.
Rebecca Sharp
Workplace Learning Channel

Thriving through the accelerating change of the learning industry

  • Understanding the mental health challenges affecting our industry and the impact these have on us as professionals.
  • Checking in on our own wellbeing. As learning professionals, we typically spend our time in outward support mode. It’s imperative that we provide ourselves with the fuel we need, particularly in challenging times. As the saying goes “put your own mask on first.”
  • This session will provide each of us with an opportunity to develop our own mental health toolkit and start a commitment to daily practices that are the foundations of our own resiliency against the external forces affecting our work.
Melinda Godber
Workplace Learning Channel

How workplace culture gives learning and leadership development the edge

  • Australian Red Cross is in the process of a significant culture and strategic development.
  • The skills and capabilities of our workforce, especially our leaders, are critical to this.
  • In this case study Melinda will share how this culture focus has enabled and empowered learning and leadership development at Australian Red Cross.
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05

Workplace Learning Channel, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Cheryle Walker
Workplace Learning Channel

LIVE Online Cultures - How to Create Transformational Virtual Engagement

  • How learning culture can be measured through the lens of virtual engagement
  • How COVID and remote working have amplified the challenges of engagement in virtual workshops
  • How you can build competence and increase confidence in LIVE online collaborative environments
  • How to take your programs from insightful to impactful to influential
Panel discussion
Workplace Learning Channel

Bringing a Learning Culture to Life

  • what is learning culture
  • the power a learning culture can exert
  • practical first steps to build a learning culture
Vanessa Trower
Workplace Learning Channel

‘The Learning Brand’- what marketing has taught us Learning professionals to drive engagement and a learning culture

The ‘learning brand’ is becoming increasingly more important to improve engagement whilst improving the learning experiences. Think about the emotions or values that a brand provides; how do we use marketing techniques for our learning brand to create the desired learning culture and that emotional connection to learning within the organisation. We will look how simply steps on how to build a Learning Brand fit for organisational purpose.
Michelle Ockers
Workplace Learning Channel

Create an Organisational Learning Strategy

Approaches to learning underwent a huge shift in many organisations in 2020.Was it the opportunity you were waiting for to make changes?Or a wake-up call that’s forced you to rethink how learning is enabled? Either way, NOW is the time to leverage gains and build or refresh your learning strategy.Come to this session for guidance on how to create an evidence-informed learning strategy that really fits your organisation, gains strong buy-in and creates value.
  • Why create an organisational learning strategy
  • A four-stage approach to creating a learning strategy
  • Ensuring your strategy ‘fits’ your organisation
Melitta Hardenberg
Workplace Learning Channel

Designing learning for how learners learn best

Almost every organisation had to redesign learning for the remote learner in response to the COVID-19 situations. Some organisations went further, they stopped asking “what do our employees need to know” and re-looked at “how do our employees learn best?”. In this short talk you’ll hear how SEEK reimagined the role of the learning function. You’ll learn:
  • The growing need to redefine the role of learning within an organisation
  • How aligning beliefs can radically influence learning design
  • The need for hyper relevant learning principles that actually drive learning design
Tani Jacobi
Workplace Learning Channel

Driving adoption and engagement of an LMS in your organisation

A learning management system is critical to developing geographically displaced teams, allowing for learner led development and recording completion for compliance. At Cotton On Group we use digital learning within the flow of work to deliver performance outcomes.Our LMS supports 22,000 team members in 19 countries and averages around 28,000 learning bites completed each month; this triples during peak. Let’s chat about:
  • How to build a business case for an LMS
  • How to structure your content for the best user experience
  • How to engage the team to make digital learning part of their day to day
  • How you can leverage the LMS to offer blended learning
Panel discussion
last published: 16/Aug/21 10:05
EduTECH 2021