LearnX Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday 15 October 2019
7.30

REGISTRATION OPEN

7.45

BREKKIE SERVED

8.00

LEARN @ BREKKIE LIVE!

Speaker: Peter Clowes, Co-Founder, Maxart

Talk: The Future of Immersive Technologies in Learning and Development
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for immersive technologies like Virtual and Augmented Reality. What does this mean for the L&D professional and for the end-user? Well it means that it’s about to be simpler and cheaper for anyone to start creating incredible “learning by doing” courses that your team will be begging you to use. In this session Peter will discuss some quick and easy ways you can develop your own kinaesthetic training courses.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Examples of how organisations are harnessing VR and AR technologies right now
– Why immersive technologies should be an important part of your blended learning strategy
– Using immersive technologies to better understand your content and learner behaviour
– What technology is coming in the next 12 months, and why it’s important to plan ahead
– Why learning by doing is so important for the future of education and training.

8.30

Interval

8.50

FUTURISTIX LIVE! 2019

MC: Danny Ginsberg, Outward Mindset Facilitator

Talk: Opening Comments

9.00

KEYNOTE LIVE!

Speaker: Dr Sean Gallagher, Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Swinburne University

Talk:
Learning-Integrated Work
Up against artificial intelligence and automation, workers need to adapt. The question is, how? Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for the New Workforce set out to answer this question by surveying working Australians across the economy to understand how they expect to succeed in the future of work. Sean proposes a new approach called learning-integrated work, where learning increasingly is taken off-campus and immersed in disruptive work environments.

9.45

Interval

10.00

HEADLINER LIVE!

Speakers: Maria Spies & Patrick Brothers, Co-Founders, Holon IQ

Talk:
Dissolving the Boundaries between Learning and Work
Once considered separate realms, the boundaries between learning, skills and work are dissolving fast. This talk will explore the key drivers of change, where investment and innovation are headed, as well as the boundary spanning models, technologies and organisations that are defining this new category between learning and work.

10.45

NETWORK REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.30

LEARNX LIVE!

Speakers: Allison Campbell, National Manager L&D, & Lance Whitworth, L&D Manager, GroupTec, Westpac

Talk:
TechU – Developing Game-Changing Technologists
TechU is Westpac’s internal IT University, developing game-changing technologists to shape the future of banking.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:

– Importance of branding to gain buy-in and raise the profile of future ready capabilities
– Business ownership and accountability – partnering with the business to deliver real value.

12.00

Interval

12.15

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Michael Sebastian, Global Learning Solutions Lead, Nufarm

Talk:
Invest in the Shuttle, Not just the Rocket
For learning to be a worthwhile investment, a business needs to consider a sustainability strategy beyond big bang events and focus more on what happens next.

Key Learning Points at a Glance: 

– Using On-Demand digital assets for foundation learning, knowledge management and on-the-job tools
– Focusing learning asset development into a digital learning & governance framework that produces the capability to deploy scalable assets that sustain multiple use cases for employees, partners & customers.

12.45

Interval

1.00

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Naomi Waldron. Director of Learning, easyA

Talk:
No-one Left Behind – Bringing all Employees into the Future of Work

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Why an over-emphasis on self-directed learning leaves the majority of employees unprepared for the future
– Practical ways organisations can address future capabilities with their people, so no-one is left behind.

1.30

BUFFET NETWORK LUNCH

2.45

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Penny Williamson, Learning & Development Manager, Coles

Talk:
ColesBU Academy Development Program
Today’s fast paced, time poor environment is a constant challenge for any workforce to focus on developing their skills for now and the future.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Design considerations to cater for differing levels of skills and experience
– Implementing strategies to break learned habits and behaviours to enable new skills and insights.

3.15

Interval

3.30

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Gareth Killeen, Head of Learning, Reece Group

Talk: Adventures in Blended Learning
Find out how creating learning experiences with our customers challenged our thinking and helped us design a uniquely ‘right-for-Reece’ blended and spaced learning approach

Key Learning Points at a Glance:

– How building in agile has kept us keep close to our customer’s needs, to fix our mistakes more quickly, while helping us work more productively in small self-organising teams and enabling greater collaboration and creativity
– How our learner experience focus has driven our learning technology investment & development.

4.15

DAY 1 CONCLUDES

Day 2 – Wednesday 16 October 2019
7.30

REGISTRATION OPEN

7.45

BREKKIE SERVED

8.00

LEARN @ BREKKIE LIVE!

Speaker: Graeme Cowan, R U OK? Board Director / Co-founder of FactorC

Talk: How Future Ready Leaders Build Team Mental Health
The future of work includes an increasing mental ill-health risk. CSIRO recently named rising mental health issues as one of the TOP 6 MEGATRENDS for the next 20 years.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– International and local case studies and discuss data driven decision making
– Caring for our teammates mental health … at scale. What can we do?

8.30

Interval

8.50

FUTURISTIX LIVE! 2019

MC: Danny Ginsberg, Outward Mindset Facilitator

Talk: Opening Comments

9.00

KEYNOTE LIVE!

Speaker: Cameron Schwab, Founder & CEO, idesignCEO

Talk: Leadership is not Something to do, it is Something to be!
At the age of 24, he was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club, the youngest CEO in the 160-year history of the AFL, the preeminent ‘professional elite’ sporting competition in the country. As a CEO in this environment, expectations of the position often move faster than your capacity to build capability – always stretched, forever tested and never comfortable. Learning is a constant.

9.45

Interval

10.00

THE PANEL LIVE!

Talk/Discussion: The Future of Work is Learning

Panelists:

– Melanie Taylor, Global Director of L&D, O-I
– Debbie Key, National L&D Manager, Forty Winks (Moderator)
– Richard Wyles, Chief Executive, Totara
– Nicole White, Founder, The ID Crowd
– Paul Boicovitis, Senior Content Curator (Global), Telstra

10.45

NETWORK REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.30

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Luka Popovac, National Customer Experience & Capability Manager, Volkswagen

Talk: Moving to a Future Blended Learning Environment
How do you retain what is great from traditional face to face certification training while moving to a future blended learning model.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Direction, clarity, and change management are key to successful evolution of training
– The blended learning model requires an even deeper understanding of the student to deliver on its significant potential.

12.00

Interval

12.15

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Deb Coram, CEO, Safetrac

Talk: Safetrac Partner with Toyota and Lexus to Drive Compliance Forward
Keeping compliance interesting and engaging is a challenge that Safetrac has endeavoured to meet head-on, amidst evolving legislation and specific industry obligations. Toyota and Lexus took a forward-thinking approach to their responsibilities under the Fair Work Act by conceptualising a range of training courses to help train dealers principals across the country. Deb explains how Safetrac was able to assist in the execution of the brand’s vision by developing a bespoke compliance program, resulting in two Platinum LearnX awards.

12.45

Interval

1.00

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: 

1.30

BUFFET NETWORK LUNCH

2.45

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Lisa Parnis, CEO, Founder, Red Hero Group

Talk: Learning that Drives Commercial Impact
You will learn the core principles that I have used to build learning, that drives rapid and sustainable commercial outcomes, for clients across a range of industries.

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– I will share our techniques, what we do, how we do it
– I will share some tips on how to get started doing it for yourself.

3.15

Interval

3.30

LEARNX LIVE!

Speaker: Tanzil Rashid, Head of Learning, Henley Properties

Talk:
Learning Theory ‘Connectivism’ and its Application via Microlearning
Social media and its capability to connect people and share knowledge have shaped the way adults learn in their workplaces. The days are gone where a learner spent 40mins doing an eLearning course on their own. So what’s the future?

Key Learning Points at a Glance:
– Strategy: engagement, rather enforcement
– Reporting: performance, rather completion.

4.00

AWARDS SHOW LIVE!

Celebratory network drinks will be served!

4.30

LEARNX LIVE! AWARDS SHOW KEYNOTE

Speaker: Lorin Nicholson, Record-Breaking Cyclist, Award-Winning Musician, Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Blind from Birth

Talk: The Risk we all Must Take!
Many people consider living a normal life a huge achievement for someone who is blind. If this is the case, then Lorin is ‘definitely’ not normal!
Get Ready to be Captivated and Inspired by Lorin.

5.15

LEARNX LIVE! AWARDS CEREMONY

7.00

EVENT CONCLUDES!