Look for What’s Working with Learning in Organisations

It's your choice - do you want to put your energy and attention into what's not working with learning in organisations? Or do you want to put it into what is working and what will keep learning professionals and teams relevant and effective? Whether you believe that L&D is crippled…

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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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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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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 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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Man leaping

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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14-1 AITD2018 MC-min

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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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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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.