Annual National Conference 2014
Sydney 14 and 15 May 2014 (9:00am - 5:00pm )
Pre and Post conference full-day workshops on 13th and 16th May
The 2014 AITD National Conference is taking place in May 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Details about speakers and topics are now available. See tabs (right) for more information about the program.
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Work is Learning and Learning is the Work
Consider that about 35% of existing jobs today have an 85% or greater chance of being automated. In the new economy, it’s not what you know, but what you do with what you can learn, that will be valued. The future of work is customised, complex, and intangible.
In this environment, sense-making and knowledge-sharing will become critical skills. This will be in our teams, communities, and networks. What are the challenges and opportunities for training and development professionals in such an environment?
Harold Jarche has been described as 'a keen subversive of the last century’s management and education models'. He knows that the ability to learn is the only lasting competitive advantage for any organisation.
What is really going on in learning?
This address will capture and explore the four significant challenges facing every learning leader, no matter what size company or type of organisation they work for.
Challenge 1: Survival is not mandatory
This is probably the first time, ever, that the value L&D contributes to an organisation is in question. Leaders are having to fight for their lives! But in this loose, ambiguous, and volatile environment opportunities abound. How do you get on the right side of the decision process?
Challenge 2: If you cannot prove that what you do adds value to the organisation you work for, you are in trouble
The age of happy sheets is dead. Long live impact measurement.
Challenge 3: Forget mobile! No one cares!
What people want is the ability to learn whenever, where-ever and however they choose. There are plenty of examples from outside the organisation that make them impatient for change. Your legacy materials may be a liability rather than an asset.
Challenge 4: Social and informal learning are not new!
But there is buzz around those terms. But this is not necessarily your space. How you define your role in these areas will define your future?
Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty years. He has run organisations producing learning software, CD Roms/multimedia materials,and offered development and support as well as learning resources to companies large and small.
Next Gen Learning and Leadership is a Game Changer
We are entering a perfect storm of emerging trends in gaming technology, open collaboration and machine learning that are disrupting learning and development as we know it.
Learning is not about the content anymore, it’s about the experience
Through a better understanding of our neurological, cognitive and emotional drivers, we have been able to harness the power of game systems to create more effective learning experiences.
One of the most exciting opportunities that is emerging is how humans and machines are interacting in computerised learning environments in shaping new avenues for knowledge sharing, collaborative learning and problem solving.
The art and science of gamification, games and simulations
Marigo will delve into the art and science of gamification, games and simulations to give attendees an appreciation of the different tools that are reshaping how we design and deliver learning experiences to produce better personal, community and business outcomes.
Marigo Raftopoulos is a strategic business advisor specialising in innovation using games, gamification, systems thinking and experience design. Marigo is the founder and CEO of Strategic Innovation Lab.
Transforming Our Workforce
Westpac Group has a vision to be one of the world's great companies helping all of our customers, communities and people to prosper and grow. Our 2017+ Strategy has been developed to deliver Strength, Return, Growth and Productivity.
Investing in the development of our people to build the capability we require to deliver our vision is one of the most critical components of our people strategy. This session will explore the capability shifts required of our people, the group wide learning strategy that provides the platform for our change and examples of how we have executed this learning strategy in our business.
Tony Fiddes is the General Manager Group People Capability, Westpac Banking Corporation. Tony joined the Westpac Group in 2005 and has held a number of senior HR positions including Lead Consultant for Culture, and Head of Talent and Reward for Retail and Business Banking.
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