EduTECH’s 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 Congress, Tuesday 17 August 2021

Sean Gallagher
Workplace Learning Congress

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.
Gönül Serbest
Workplace Learning Congress

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
Dale Linegar
Workplace Learning Congress

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 Congress

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
Robin Yarham
Workplace Learning Congress

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.
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55

Workplace Learning Congress, Wednesday 18 August 2021

Cheryle Walker
Workplace Learning Congress

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
Angela Wood
Workplace Learning Congress

Modernise Your Educational Programs with Collaborative Learning with Microsoft Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the most severe global education disruption in history. As a result, digital technologies have become essential to the education experience.In this session, we'll share stories from end users and leading organisations and show you how Microsoft Teams and other cloud services (you may already own) can be used to:
  • Provide a unified experience for students and staff
  • Engage with parents in the hybrid learning environment
  • Deliver highly collaborative, bite-size learning
  • Validate program quality and accreditation
  • Provide secure online exams and proctoring
This session is ideal for leaders from education institutions and corporate training providers seeking best practices to evolve their e-learning programs and harness the power of technology to supplement and enhance face-to-face learning.
Vanessa Trower
Workplace Learning Congress

‘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 (LX). 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.This thought-provoking and creative presentation will cover what is strategic learning brand, how a learning brand can drive engagement, build a learning culture, how to build a learning branding strategy and will show case learning brands.What is Strategic Learning Brand.Including exploration of marketing branding techniques including colour therapy, environmental and social design (fit for target audience and organisational strategy).Steps on how to build a Learning Branding Strategy fit for organisational purpose.
Vanessa Trower, Group Learning and Development Manager, G.W.A. Group Ltd
last published: 11/Jun/21 06:55
EduTECH 2021