My Daily Dispatch page is inspired by two people who have independently written books called ‘Show Your Work’ - Austin Kleon and Jane Bozarth. Kleon suggests that people share something small every day. He calls this a daily dispatch: “Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, go back to your documentation and find one little piece of your process that you can share.” I’ve chosen to do this here on my website. It’s a way of collecting, organising and expanding on the flow of my work and learning. It’s a place to share ideas and stuff I care about. It’s a way to give others more insight to my work and interact with it and me.

Preparing for Podcast Interview on Learning Culture

I’m the guest on an upcoming episode of The Good Practice podcast on the topic of Learning Culture.  The discussion is being recorded tonight.  I’ve long been a fan of this podcast, so am delighted to be invited to be a guest.  I’m conscious that the episodes are around 20-30 minutes and…

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Join Adult Learners Week Idea Fest 12 Aug 2019

Adult Learners Week (ALW) is 1-8 September 2019.  I’m hosting an online ALW Idea Fest webinar to help brainstorm ideas for activities you could run in your organisation during the week. Adult Learners Week is about championing adult learning and building lifelong learning skills and practices. What could you do…

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Adult Learners Week 1-8 Sept 2019 – What Will You Do?

Did you know that 1st to 8th of September 2019 is Adult Learners Week (ALW)?  It’s a UNESCO initiative, so it's the same day all around the globe. Adult Learning Australia is coordinating community -based activities during the week in Australia. https://vimeo.com/350226844 I encourage people who are working in organisations,…

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I Didn’t Come This Far to Only Come This Far

Most of my previous daily dispatches have been about my work, personal learning or productivity practices.  I have rarely worked out loud about building and running my own business.  I'm at an interesting point in my business life.  I recently decided to really go for it and build a business…

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Learning Uncut Turned One This Month

I co-host the podcast Learning Uncut with Karen Moloney.  Amanda Ashby is our producer-extraordinaire.  We published our first episode on 10 July 2018, having started work on the project five months prior.  It's been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects / hobbies I've ever tackled.  I get to…

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How to Search a Padlet Board

I've been using Padlet to crowd-source, co-curate and share resources for the past six months.  It has many features that make it particularly suitable to share widely and invite others to add resources. A collection of resources is placed on a 'board.  You can make a board public and give…

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Where the Learning Team Sits in an Organisation Does Matter

Image source: http://jarche.com/2011/05/fix-the-workplace/ Today was Learning Uncut podcast recording day.  Our guest was Shawna Murray from Coal Services. We discussed the work she's done over the past two years to introduce human-centred design (HCD) as a way of working in her organisation.  Note that we were not talking about using…

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Australian Public Service Community of Practice Workshop

Today I joined the Australian Public Service's Learning and Development (L&D) Community of Practice (COP) to run a two-hour workshop.  My thanks to the community facilitator, Diane Hickman, for inviting me to facilitate a session. I ran a professional development session for the group called 'The L&D Profession: How to…

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What is Learning Culture?

I was delighted when Nigel Paine approached me late last year to explore the opportunity to collaborate on a project.  We decided to run a 'Building Learning Culture' program in Australia and New Zealand.  (Workshops are running in Melbourne 6 August 2019, Sydney 8 August 2019 and Auckland 15 August…

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Inaugural Screenless Saturday

From time to time this year I've found myself feeling anxious and questioning some of my key professional / career decisions.  I've also noticed that although I'm not working extraordinary hours, my work pattern is a long way from '9 to 5.'  I enjoy the flexibility that comes with working…

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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.