These sessions focus on building practical skills and modern ways to help build your impact. We have a range of industry experts and facilitators running sessions
9th March (9:00am – 5:00pm)
Focussing on practical skills and takeaways to help build your impact. We have a range of industry experts and facilitators running sessions around:
Design Process, Making Learning Impactful, Social and digital learning, Learning Transfer, Evaluating Learning Impact, L&D Strategic Impact
We have included lots of opportunities for attendees to network and share their ideas from sessions, plus join in on a selection of expert tables.
Gala Awards Dinner (6:30pm – 10:00pm)
Gala Awards Dinner – recognising and celebrating individuals and teams who have made significant impacts through their learning and development initiatives.
10th March (9:30am – 3:00pm)
We kick off Day Two with a session on Transfer Effectiveness, a panel discussion drawing on the key ideas from Day One, then all the attendees will have a chance to collaborate to apply the learning from Day One to a challenge of their choosing.
Designing Learning Experiences and Process
Scott ArbuthnotLeadership Online
Scott is a leadership consultant, coach and facilitator with 28 years experience in designing experiential learning process. Since 2002, Scott has e-facilitated blended programs and now hosts www.LeadershipOnline.com.au Scott is an independent scholar with 100+ published articles.
Content is abundant. Learning is less so because content needs deliberately designed experiences and process to sustain new behaviours. If presenting content was the answer, TED Talks would have saved the world years ago.
In this highly interactive session, Scott will share shapes and nested loops to design learning experiences and processes to multiply the outcomes and impacts of your content. This active session gives participants ready to use:
+ ways to extract maximum engagement and value from virtual platforms
+ complex facilitation methods to make voices equal and draw meaning from groups
+ longer term process design methods for experiential, reflective, collaborative and cohort/community enhanced learning
Make Formal Learning Impactful – with Retrieval and Real-world Practice
Geoff RipFounder, Training That Works
Geoff Rip is an entrepreneur, researcher, and innovator in Learning & Development and a Life Member of the ILP. He founded his first consulting and training business in the late 1980’s and has extensive experience in Australia and overseas. Geoff has won awards for his high-impact program designs and has an impressive track record of successful projects and repeat business. His education includes a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) and an MBA (specialising in Organisation Development).
This session focuses on the crucial application (‘transfer’) phase of formal learning programs. Geoff will set the scene by briefly outlining a ‘new’ way of looking at transfer and how it relates to the Training Effectiveness Equation and his Ready-Set-Go-Show Model. He will reveal the two imperatives for ensuring any training (including e-learning) produces outstanding results and the implications for formative assessment.
Geoff will explain the importance of spaced retrieval practice after learning events and numerous ways in which you can easily harness this strategy to influence retention and recall. He will then share summary details of his research into more than 60 models related to learning from application. Geoff will clarify the essential role of ‘self-managed experiential learning’ and some practical ways in which you can support this process to ensure impactful outcomes.
Make your mark, make an impact!
Sally Foley-Lewis FILPA multi-award winning global expert
Sally Foley-Lewis inspires middle managers to be high performing, purposeful and productive. She ensures people reach their potential. Sally’s presentations and programs positively impact confidence, leadership and results.
A multi-award winning global expert, Sally has authored multiple books. The drive to support and skill middle managers comes from her own CEO and senior leadership experiences. Through presentations, keynote speeches, workshops and coaching - online and face-to-face - Sally skills, boosts productivity, confidence and self-leadership.
You know you have made an impact when your learners reach out years later and share their experience of how you changed their world. What impact do you want to make as a learning and development professional? Your learning, growth and networking matters! These have a direct influence on the impact you make as a professional responsible for the learning, growth and development of others. This opening session will weave these together to kick off the Learning Impact Summit 2023!
Adam Le GoodGeneral Manager, ILP Academy
Adam has been part of the Learning and Development industry for over 30 years. For most of that time he’s been consulting with clients from a broad range of industries throughout Australia and New Zealand.
His passion for impacting individuals and organisations, combined with his engaging and theatrical style means he is sought after and well respected throughout Learning and Development.
He has an extensive knowledge of human behaviour, holds accreditations in many different psychological and behavioural instruments and is also a member of the Australian Association of Psychological Type.
He has recently taken on the role of General Manager with the Institute of Learning and Performance’s Academy (ILPA) ensuring the exciting new Certificate IV in Learning Design and Facilitation reaches a broad audience of those involved in Learning and Development.MEET ME AT THE SUMMIT
Gabby ButtonAward Winning Facilitator, Futurist
Gabby is an Award-Winning Global Facilitator, Coach and Futurist living on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Since 2000 and she has worked with leaders and coaches around the globe as she immersed herself in her passion for transformation and experiential training and my mission of transforming the world through how we show up at work and in our businesses.
She inspires and educates business leaders, coaches and 'wisdom-preneurs' worldwide to step into their wisdom and participate in creating a future where everyone can thrive.
She is known for my extensive knowledge of creating transformation in adults (a lifelong exploration) and for producing captivating training while stretching (way!) past traditional models. Incorporating a unique blend of business and leadership expertise, andragogy (the art and science of adult learning), goal achievement, ancient wisdom, current research, spirituality, entrepreneurship and future possibilities, with experiential learning to stretch my participants to step into their personal and professional mastery.
L&D Professionals as Strategic Leaders
L&D has such an incredible opportunity to influence employee engagement, help with retaining the changing workforce and facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives.
What is the real role of L&D professionals in the future for organisations?
Why are we missing a seat at the executive table when we offer so much value to organisations?
What are we missing to enable this?
How do make it happen so we can make an impact?
This session will provide a robust discussion around these questions, and provide practical tips for both internal and external L&D professionals to build credibility.
It is time to step up and take the lead to make this happen!
Investigate. Identify. Impact.
Carolyn ShawHead of Talent Australasia, JELD-WEN
Carolyn Shaw is a self-confessed ex-finance geek turned talent management executive. As Head of Talent for a multi-national building materials group, she helps organisations lift premier performing cultures and people capability through talent management programs, leadership development and engagement strategies.
With over 20 years’ experience at the intersection of finance, customer operations, systems implementation, learning and development, and talent management, Carolyn brings a unique commercial perspective to the programs that she designs and delivers to make real impact to business objectives.
Carolyn has been an honoured recipient of numerous educational and leadership awards, including City of Gold Coast International Women's Day Awards, MacPherson Community Achiever Award, and Toastmaster of the Year QLD, NNSW, NT and PNG.
“If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution’, – Steve Jobs According to Forbes April 2022, Learning and Development has become a competitive differentiator for an organisation’s success. To stay effective, L&D professionals need to be a strategic learning business partner and create programming that IMPACTS learners and business needs.
In this practical session, explore processes, tools and techniques to conduct a needs assessment that will uncover the real issues and not just the symptoms of the problem, to design solutions that will add measurable value and IMPACT real business objectives.
Social & Digital Learning
Michelle Parry-SlaterAuthor, The Learning and Development Handbook
Michelle is a senior learning and development business strategist, author, and organisation development practitioner. An award-winning workplace learning innovator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI) and the Royal Society Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Michelle heads up Kairos Modern Learning, a boutique consultancy which specialises in supporting organisations embrace the shift to more impactful people development. Moving the profession forward, Michelle has brought her years of Learning & Development practice and consultancy as author of one of the newest global L&D books on your bookshelf, https://thelndhandbook.com/.
Michelle is on a career mission in people development to drive cultural change from ‘Injection Education’ traditional courses to embrace the best of digital, social and face to face workplace learning. Supporting clients to create effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging everyday learning cultures in the flow of work, Michelle offers a rare mix of a practical, pragmatic people professional who really ‘gets it’ when it comes to business impact and strategy implementation to get results.
Michelle works with a variety of clients including national retailers, training providers, government departments, private corporates, universities and youth organisations. Her ideas are regularly shared at conferences, via webinars, podcasts, industry journals, on Learning Now TV, plus you can find Michelle via her websites https://kairosmodernlearning.co.uk/ or https://thelndhandbook.com/ and regularly on Twitter @MiPS1608.
Always focusing on our learners and their needs means we must seek to provide learning which is the right solution, for the right problem, for the right people, at the right time, for the right reasons, delivered in the right way. Consequently, we need to be ready to provide learning which embraces the best of face-to-face, social and digital learning solutions, as any one or indeed all of these may be the solution to the problem you are solving with learning. Such breadth can feel difficult, especially if we have come from a traditional in-person training background. Michelle Parry-Slater helps L&Ders feel confident in moving away from what we know and hold dear in learning towards interventions that modern learners and their organisations need.
In this session, let Michelle walk alongside you, as you embrace the best of social and digital learning in a way that feels natural and evolutionary. It is a journey she herself has taken, and now she is a champion and advocate of live online learning, socialised learning spaces and offering the best the digital learning world has to offer. Sharing ideas from her book, The Learning and Development Handbook, Michelle will lead a practical hands-on session on implementing social and digital learning looking specifically at digital body language, storytelling and effective use of slides. She will leave you ready to get going straight away with more effective, efficient, engaging and enjoyable live online learning.
What Makes Training Really Work – 12 Levers Of Transfer Effectiveness
Melanie MartinelliCo-founder of The Learning Gym
Melanie Martinelli is a L&D professional who is passionate about creating a paradigm shift in how we think about designing and delivering programs, by putting the learner in the forefront, and focusing on driving performance (and not just learning).
Her tryst with training began with an award-winning thesis, “Managing Cultural Differences - A Key to Successful Offshore Collaboration.” This led to her joining a Bangalore-based offshore product engineering company. After a three-year stint in International Sales and Account Management, Melanie moved to training and development and started building bridges between companies and people around the globe.
A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in her mindset, she has built three successful training companies across the globe. Her passion for sports and learning was the inspiration for her current venture “The Learning Gym” where you can build, stretch and tone your learning muscles.
Being a Kirkpatrick Certified facilitator, Melanie effectively assists individuals and organizations in building memorable learning experiences linked to performance. Melanie firmly believes in creating learning solutions that are guaranteed to deliver results. She also works closely with Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel from the Institute of Transfer Effectiveness and uses the “12 levers of transfer effectiveness methodology” to develop scientifically sound and practical transfer concepts.
Melanie is highly intuitive and draws on a wide experience to help working professionals from across industries and cultures to grasp the various factors that drive training and transfer effectiveness. Melanie applies strong business acumen and deep understanding of how professionals learn best to design and deliver high impact workshops.
After living in India for 17 years & working extensively across the APAC region, Melanie in 2021 moved back to her hometown Basel together with her Indian husband and son.
What factors determine learning transfer success? How can L&D leaders, facilitators and consultants systematically increase transfer of learning events? And which tools and interventions promote transfer effectiveness? In this session, we’ll explore some of the answers to these questions – answers which are scientifically sound and practically tested”
We will give you an overview on the 12 levers of transfer effectiveness which are the gist of 110 year of scientific research that Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel from the Institute for Transfer effectiveness (www.transfereffectivenss.com) reviewed. These 12 levers are focused on ensuring that the insights of a learning event are transferred into real life in a sustainable way.
In an effort to support your own transfer success from The Learning Impact Summit, we will then zoom into one of the 12 levers called Transfer Planning. We will use the motivation high that typically exists during and at the end of a training/conference and make sure that you carefully plan your first one to three Mini Steps. We know from research that the feeling of successfully having implemented those first mini steps raises your motivation and gives you the energy to take further steps as well! With this easy and basic idea, you can double or even triple transfer success!
The Dynamic Duo of Transfer and Analytics - How to Create and Demonstrate Learning Impact
Emma WeberCEO/Founder Lever – Transfer of Learning
Emma Weber, learning transfer authority, made it her mission in life to make a difference to learning transfer worldwide. Frustrated by the amount of learning which is wasted when it fails to make it across the knowing – doing gap Emma created the Turning Learning into Action™ methodology to solve that problem.
This methodology is deployed throughout 20 countries and in 12 languages by a talented team and Coach M, a conversational intelligence. Coach M is challenging the industries thinking of what’s possible in learning transfer.
Emma shares her passion and expertise through her writing – her first book 'Turning Learning into Action: a proven methodology for effective transfer of learning' was published by Kogan Page in 2014.
Do you wish you had more visibility of what’s happening in the workplace as people apply the learning from your initiatives?
Have you struggled to show the impact that your learning is having within your organisation?
With technology now playing a key role in learning transfer it has opened the way for easier access to data demonstrating the impact of learning.
In this session, learning transfer expert Emma Weber will unpack the steps required to pair powerful transfer and analytics strategies to demonstrate learning outcomes based on real world examples.
In the session with you will:
- Discover how chatbot data can be used to gather high quality data from learning
- Learn the steps required to access accurate insights from data sets readily available to you
- View examples of real world learning dashboards and learn the stories behind their creation
- Build your confidence is maximising data analytics within your learning initiatives
Craig BrowneProductiser, award-winning game designer
Craig is a Co-founder of CCS Corporation and principal developer of the Compatibility Communication System (or CCS), a unique image-card based communication tool used by thousands of organisations all over the world, in pretty much every field. Known as CCS Cards, and available in both real and virtual formats, this flexible tool can be used to improve the quality of sharing, listening, creativity and collaboration in training, facilitation, coaching, strategic meetings, vision and values creation, counselling, mentoring and education.
Originally trained in science education and media communication, Craig is also an experienced graphic and digital designer and in addition to the CCS, has been inventing and developing award-winning, international games, websites, apps and game-like products for entertainment, education and corporate markets for more than 30 years.
He has created products and concepts for the likes of Disney, DreamWorks, Mattel, Crown and Andrews, Goliath, University Games, ABC, The Wiggles, CommBank, ING, Cerebos and the MAAS. His first game, Compatibility was picked up by Mattel, translated into 5 languages and sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. His game, Sort it Out! won USA Game of the Year in 2010. Most recently, he created the board game adaptation of ABC’s Hard Quiz TV game show.
Beyond these professional pursuits, Craig also likes to write songs and sing, build tracks in the bush, and make things from stone and wood.
Leonie CuttsFacilitator & Coach, CCS Cards Corporation
Facilitating purposeful and meaningful conversations for
connection and growth.
Leonie is a co-founding director of CCS Corporation, the developers of the Compatibility Communication System (CCS Cards). She is principal coach, facilitator and creator of products that bring people together for meaningful connection. The CCS is a communication tool that helps create open and honest communication, and has been used by thousands of trainers, coaches and learning experts around the world.
Leonie has designed and delivered customised programs for leadership, team-building, personal development, presentation skills, communication skills and integrating corporate values across a variety of industries.
As a coach (PCC) with a background in education and psychology and over 25 years of building and delivering programs for managers and leaders, Leonie is passionate about drawing out people's strengths to help them grow personally and to contribute to organisational intelligence.
Benefits of using image cards to improve learning and development
Most learning professionals are familiar with the benefits of using image cards to improve learning and development experiences. However, too often these tools are underutilised — positioned as just add-ons or nice icebreakers.
In this vibrant interactive session, you will experience how careful and at times, courageous, restructuring of learning session flow will maximise the impact of image cards to create compelling learning readiness, deepen engagement, and motivate behaviour change.
In this session, image card experts, Leonie Cutts and Craig Browne, will share:
- The great things image cards do for your learner’s brains
- Positioning real and virtual image card activities in your learning flows for greatest impact
- The bravery and power of wide-open topics
- Maximising learner discovery and leveraging their lived experience
Consulting, Coaching, Speaking, Just Relying on One Is Never Enough
Lindsay Adams OAMThe Relationship Guy
Lindsay Adams OAM, CSP is a practiced speaking professional, workshop facilitator and business relationship specialist. With over 20 years relationship management experience, Lindsay’s focus is on building more sales and generating better outcomes in less time by doing business by relationship. He has worked with executive teams, individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the United States. He won't just 'tell' you the principles of the topic, he will help you put them into action.
He has served as National President of Professional Speakers Australia and International President of the Global Speakers Federation. He was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to the professional speaking industry in 2020.
Do you rely on just one income stream to earn a living? If so, then you are either very consistent in your marketing or you suffer from dizziness brought on by roller coaster income. It’s either a feast or a famine! One minute you are barely keeping up, the next you suddenly have time to burn. Sound familiar?
In this session Lindsay Adams OAM will share detailed case studies on how he and other consultants learned how to diversify and how they added separate streams of income to their businesses to iron out the peaks, troughs and motion sickness brought on by that roller coaster ride.
He will share how you can double your income on almost every assignment without asking your client for extra money. How to become known in your field with a unique offering that reflects your brand and stand out in that crowded marketplace as an in-demand expert.
Lessons Learned in the Metaverse:
Lindsey Leigh HobsonSpeaker in the Metaverse
Lindsey Leigh is an active team manager across multiple industries, an award-winning Speaker, and a qualified Life Coach. She is the Founder of The Learning and Development Collective, where she leads a network of over 300 learning and development professionals from some of Australia's biggest corporates such as Deloitte, BDO and ANZ.
Insiderknowledge and practical case studies for L&DProfessionals
What happens when you take over 120 Learning and Development professionals into the metaverse, many for the first time? Join Lindsey Leigh Hobson as she shares real data from L&D professionals of their experiences attending and facilitating training sessions in the metaverse. What you’ll learn is out of this world.
In this forward-thinking session, delegates will discover:
- The little black book of metaverse myths... debunked!
- Practical case studies of how L&D professionals are (and are not) using the metaverse in their businesses
- Must-know ‘light bulb’ moments learned through experience, so you can decide if it’s right for your workplace and training
Unlocking the Potential of ChatGPT for L&D
Debbie combines her vast industry experiences and award-winning achievements to work with SuccessBOX clients to achieve organisational excellence. Through an upbeat, inclusivity style, high-precision results and an engaging problem-solving perspective, each SuccessBOX client is taken on a vibrant, inspiring journey that will suit their needs and create successful outcomes. Debbie’s passion sits within the people, learning and organisational development field; however, her years of experience in senior management ensures thorough business acumen and a capability to engage with all levels of the organisation.
This session will explore the various ways ChatGPT, can be used to enhance learning and development programs. Attendees will learn about specific examples of how ChatGPT can be used in areas such as e-learning content creation and personalised learning.
It will also cover the technical aspects of implementing ChatGPT, including best practices for integrating it into existing training programs. Real-world case studies will be presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of ChatGPT in driving measurable improvements in learning and development outcomes. This session is ideal for L&D professionals, e-learning developers, and training managers who want to stay ahead of the curve and use cutting-edge technology to improve their training programs.
How to make your engagement impactful in virtual and hybrid events
Jo CookFounder and Live Online Learning Specialist, Lightbulb Moment Limited
Through her company Lightbulb Moment, Jo Cook has specialised in training learning professionals about virtual classroom and webinar design and delivery since 2013. Jo is a speaker, instructional designer and classroom facilitator. Jo’s passion is in helping and supporting teams, professionals and organisations embrace the benefits of the live online learning technology and her background includes: further and higher education; the charity sector; small and large organisations, including CNN News and Bupa International.
Find out more about Jo and her work on her website: www.lightbulbmoment.online and follow @LightbulbJo on Twitter
One of the hardest elements of live online learning and hybrid events is getting people involved, really involved… in collaborating, generating ideas, decision making or learning. We know it’s hard to get people involved with the activities and harder still to ensure people are connected in hybrid events, so just how do we go about making sure that we are focusing on the people we are working with and not just the technology?
This session has Jo Cook joining us virtually from the UK, where she’ll discuss the above issues and offer some practice solutions for you to use in your own work:
- Why the impactful engagement is of paramount importance
- How to ensure your design focus is in the right place
- Tips for facilitating activities, both virtual and hybrid