Australian Workplace Learning Conference Wrap #AWLC2019

In this video Michelle reflects on key themes from the Australian Workplace Learning Conference: (1) Shift from training first practices (2) Adoption of a performance mindset Below the video is a summary of these themes. Michelle will curate and share her notes from all sessions she attended in a separate…

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Michelle Ockers What i Learned Jan 2019

What I Learned in January 2019

The new year is a great time for renewing your energy and planning for the coming year.  In addition to making my own plans I mentored others to create future-ready Professional Development plans.  I also travelled to participate in the Learning Technologies Conference in the UK. The three I’ve picked…

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What I Learned In November 2018

November was an extraordinarily busy month for me, with abundant learning opportunities in the course of my work.  The three I've picked for this month's 'What I Learned' video are: How I Learn - spoiler alert - mostly through my work, collaboration and conversation with others.  Here is a link…

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My New Partnership to Accelerate Learning Transformation in Australia and New Zealand

The local conversation about learning is shifting.  I’m witnessing a strong appetite to create strategic value using new approaches. I’m delighted to be partnering with Towards Maturity as a business partner providing expert Learning Analyst services to help address that appetite. Over 180 Australian and New Zealand organisations completed the…

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Smart Leaders Leverage Abundant Knowledge

We embraced the advantages and opportunities of our businesses becoming computerised.  Now digital technology shapes every aspect of business. Mostly there’s no going back – nor wish to look over our shoulders – at our pre-digital ways. But I’m seeing cases where technology has confused and misled. In particular, the Information…

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AITD Conference – a Strategic Perspective

The Australian Institute of Training and Development(AITD) lined up a very full agenda for their national conference (7-8 June).  This, along with attending a pre-conference workshop and my role as Master of Ceremonies on Day 2, kept me very busy. My key question The key question I took into this conference was,…

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17 Business Momentum blog-min

Is Your Business Missing Momentum?

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” (1) - Jack Welch As a business leader you are aware of the undeniable shifts in the environment your organisation is operating and competing in.  The fourth industrial revolution is gathering…

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The Training Trap

There is a hidden trap people fall into at your organisation.   Few are aware of the trap. It is so ingrained, most are blind to its existence. We’re ignorant of the part we play in sustaining it, and unaware of the damage it causes. I call it ‘the training…

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Motivation to Learn in Flatter Organisations

Motivaton to Learn in Flatter Organisations

During a discussion with the Procurement Director of a large corporate last week she was exploring the impact of flatter organisational structures on career development and learning for her team.  The elimination of layers in the organisational hierarchy has reduced her ability to offer her team members promotion through a…

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Why Business Needs Learning and Development

Untapped potential in Learning and Development (L&D) is a lost opportunity in most large Australian businesses. Whilst executives wonder what L&D does, L&D doesn’t get a hearing. Meanwhile, organisations and their people miss significant opportunities. Executives look for answers in all directions - wrestling with over-regulation, meeting customer expectations, digital transformation, and…

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