Mr Scott Jacovou-Johnson | Learning And Development Specialist
Civil Aviation Safety Authority | Australia

Mr Scott Jacovou-Johnson, Learning And Development Specialist, Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Scott is a passionate and widely experienced adult educator who thrives on developing professional skills in individuals, teams and organisations, increasing self-awareness and building business confidence and competence.

Scott is a highly skilled communicator with experience in establishing and leading teams, conceptualising large-scale business initiatives, and working to engage others in achieving strategic learning and capability development objectives. Twenty-five years of instructional design, facilitation and management experience has developed a sound set of executive competencies and core skills.

Scott’s extensive career has included project management, instructional design and facilitating technical and non-technical learning initiatives for more than 30 recognisable Australian and international companies across multiple industry segments.
Today, Scott takes on the challenge of learner advocate – ensuring selected educational strategies align with learner profiles, preferred learning approaches and workplace application


Day 1 @ 11:30

Imbedding Learning in the Executive Mind

"Trainers and training functions sometimes struggle with gaining executive mind space, being actively engaged in projects from conception, and effectively communicating the tangible benefits that ‘best fit for purpose’ learning initiatives can deliver to organisations and individuals. Gaining a voice with executives involves networking and influencing, understanding your business, and selling the story of training and education benefits. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes fail and that can come down to one thing – failing to deliver on commitments. In this presentation, strategies to imbed learning in executive mind space are considered using practical examples from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and personal reflections of your facilitator – Scott Jacovou-Johnson. With an emphasis on delivering on commitments, the presentation explores strategies to engage with senior managers, and enjoying the positive outcomes this produces.Take-AwaysParticipant take-aways include:*Understanding business needs and performance gaps that learning can bridge.*Engaging with learning – top down and bottom up.*Networking, making contact and engaging key decision makers – selling the solution.*Delivering on commitments – getting the basics right.-Understanding when to say ‘no’.-Setting realistic deliverables and identifying milestones.-Monitoring and providing progress updates.-Sharing learnings for future improvements.*Evaluating outcomes and communicating educational results."

Day 2 @ 13:00

The Journey to Learner Advocacy

Today’s world of adult education has deviated from learner to corporate centricity as speed to market, achieving positive Return on Investment (ROI), bottom line profits and learner completion rates counter balance the need for appropriate strategies that develop skills and knowledge, and are ‘best fit for purpose’.Providing a learners’ voice, through effective advocacy, is critical to ensuring learning strategies are ‘best fit for purpose’ for both individual learners and the achievement of corporate metrics. This presentation links the concept of learner advocacy to the selection of optimal learning strategies using practical examples of research, engagement and networking from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and personal reflections of your facilitator – Scott Jacovou-Johnson.Participant take-aways include:*Exploring the term ‘optimal’ in a corporate environment.*Understanding the learner advocacy concept and its role in determining optimal learning strategies.*Applying a three-step process for understanding learner needs:01.Knowing Your Learners – conducting research to understand learner demographics.02.Understanding Your Learners – engaging learners to understand how they like to learn.03.Networking with Your Learners – imbedding yourself in the learner’s environment to gain context.*Using learner knowledge to select optimal learning strategies that are also ‘fit for purpose’.*Customising learning strategies to individual needs through practical accommodations.
last published: 08/Nov/20 22:25 GMT
last published: 08/Nov/20 22:25 GMT
last published: 08/Nov/20 22:25 GMT

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