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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What I Learned in March 2019

The three things I have picked to talk about what I learned in March 2019 are: Mental Models Data Analytics for learning professionals What we can learn from blue zones about longevity Watch the video to hear what I learned and/or read the summary below 1. Mental Models In March…

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What I Learned in February 2019

The three I’ve picked for February's ‘What I Learned’ video: Artificial Intelligence and the future of the learning profession Skill gap across the learning profession Workshops - less is better Watch the video to hear what I learned and/or read the summary below. 1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future…

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Are Learning Professionals Being the Adults?

Michelle Ockers outlines the future of learning while confronting the limitations of learning professionals. “The profession is divided.  Some are highly capable and progressive.  Many are unable to manage their own learning, let alone enable others to learn and perform better.” In recent years the conversation between learning professionals has…

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Stretch and Accelerate Your Professional Development

In January 2019 I helped over 25 people to create future-ready Professional Development plans through individual mentoring and a group webinar. The biggest thing I noticed is how challenging it is for people to set a future-oriented development goal.  Even those who did the guided reflection prior to our session…

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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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Working Out Loud Circle Reflection – Trust, Psychological Safety and Courage

I finished a Working Out Loud Circle* this week.  Twelve weeks of meeting for an hour with three industry colleagues scattered across three Australian states.  Three people I did not know at the start of the year.  Now I have a close bond to each of them - as individuals…

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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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What I Learned In October 2018

I did something different with my monthly 'What I Learned' video for October.  I was inspired by the impact of brevity on my blog writing. My wonderful publicity / blogging mentor, Katie Mac, set me a challenge.  My writing was weighed down with very long sentences.  Katie gave me a…

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That’s where Michelle Ockers comes in

I can help you to achieve your aspirations to transform learning in your organisation in a range of very practical ways. I can help accelerate your learningtransformation regardless of the sector and scale of your organisation, the size of your learning team, or where you are on your modern learning journey. Contact me for a discussion.