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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What I Learned in June 2019

What I Learned in June 2019 covers working with a developer as a Subject Matter Expert, searching on a Padlet board and the anti-clotting medication Warfarin. https://vimeo.com/357031779 Data Analytics - Working with a Developer In What I Learned in March 2019 I spoke about data analytics.  Data analytics continues to…

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Continuous Learning Events and Activities – for Adult Learner’s Week and Beyond

Adult Learners Week is on 1-8 September 2019. The week is about championing and building lifelong learning skills and practices. It provides a great opportunity to promote continuous learning in your organisation, community of practice or other groups.  To encourage learning professionals to make most of this opportunity I recently…

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Lifelong Learning Beyond Formal Education

Many people mistake the word ‘learning’ as synonymous with ‘schooling’. Whilst formal education is one important element of lifelong learning, it’s not the only element. Lifelong learning is much more expansive than that. In 2017 my alma mater, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), invited me to speak at a…

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Take Action on Learning Culture

“Building a learning culture – yeah, right! It’s okay for the likes of Microsoft who’ve got heaps of money and a leader who gets it.  Or a funky start-up where everyone’s job is to try new things and get it wrong while they hang out in beanbags." "Try being in…

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Learning at the Pace of Disruption

The concept of the learning organisation is making a resurgence.  This time round you’ll hear the term ‘learning culture.’  Perhaps you’ve noticed it popping up in leadership publications and events.  It may feel like a fad.  If you’ve been around long enough you’ve seen it before.  It had a flash…

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What I Learned In May 2019

May 2019 was full on. I was working on content for my new website while working through anxiety about business growth. Lots of learning opportunities.  Watch the video for full discussion of three things I learned, or read abridged version with hyperlinks below the video. https://vimeo.com/346694349 Atomic Habits by James…

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What I Learned in April 2019

What I Learned in April video covers: 1) Evidence-informed practice for learning professions 2) Gyroscope as a metaphor for learning culture 3) Otter.ai voice transcription tool https://vimeo.com/340100511 Evidence-Informed Practice I posted on LinkedIn during the month about learning myths and asked people to share ideas and practices that were perpetuated…

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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.