Learning Uncut Ep 49: Harnessing Tacit Knowledge to Make Work Safer – David Broadhurst & Rae Grech

A Case Study from the Construction Industry Construction work is dangerous and leads to fatalities every year.  There are many other high risk industries that rely on physical labour where there is a need to focus on reducing workplace injuries and fatalities.  Often levels of literacy amongst this workplace are…

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Learning Uncut Ep 48: Launching Learning Engineering at Mars – Rachel Horwitz and Trish Uhl

An Integrated Approach to a Complex Global Change Mars is the third largest distributor of food in the world – both for people and pets.  They employ over 100,000 associates and have in excess of 140 production sites.  In 2018 they started work on a cross-discipline global initiative to streamline…

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Learning Uncut Ep 47: All Aboard for Engaging eLearning – Julian Davis and Naomi Waldron

Thoughtful Learning Design My guests in Episode 47 are Julian Davis of Queensland Rail and Naomi Waldron from Easy A, who together developed Queensland Rail’s onboarding and compliance refresher program - fittingly called All Aboard.  This program was winner of best onboarding and induction program in the Australian Institute of…

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Learning Uncut Ep 46: Leading a Distributed Learning Team – Bee Hepburn

Working Cohesively in a Distributed Team Bee Hepburn is the Education and Content Manager at cloud-based accounting platform provider, Xero. Her team provide education and content to Xero’s external customers. Bee and I initially explored how her team created their learning strategy. However, we soon realised that there was a…

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Learning Uncut Ep 45: Building a Future Ready Workforce – Craig MacDonald

Preparing your Workforce for the Future Craig MacDonald is the Executive Manager of learning product at Suncorp, a financial institution.   In Episode 45 of Learning Uncut Craig talks about the Future Ready programme, which aims to prepare people with the capabilities they need and that Suncorp needs for the future.…

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Learning Uncut Ep 44: What Happened Next Pt 2 – Arun Pradhan

The Challenges of Learning Agility This is part 2 of the What I Learned series, where previous guests give us an update on how the solution discussed in their original episode has continued to develop and what impact it’s had over the longer term. Arun Pradhan spoke with us back…

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Learning Uncut Episode 43: What Happened Next

New Learning Uncut Episode is Out! It’s summer Down Under and a lot of people are on an extended holiday break in this part of the world.  I decided to use this as an opportunity to create two special editions of Learning Uncut which vary from the usual format.  I’ve…

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Dr Alastair Rylatt Award for L&D Professional of the Year 2019

On Thursday 17 October 2019 the Australian Institute of Training and Development held their annual Excellence Awards gala dinner.  I was joined by a group of friends, who also happen to be industry colleagues, for a night of celebration.  We were there to recognise and celebrate the work being done…

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What I Learned in September 2019

Part of my What I Learned monthly video series. This month's topics are (1) personal capacity management (2) benefits of joining a book club (3) the power of autonomy for learning - a travel analogy. A more casual tone this month as I shot the video while on holiday in…

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What I Learned in August 2019

Three things I learned in August 2019 - creating space to think in workshops with action learning, deliberate versus purposeful practice, and video tool tips. https://vimeo.com/369032546 1)  Creating Space To Think I'd like to discuss the incredible value of value in creating space to think from the perspective of learning…

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