NZATD Conference 2018

16 & 17 May 2018 Waipuna Hotel
Our conference theme is "Maximising business impact", with the following sub-themes: * Maximising learning impact * Measuring business impact * Technology's impact on learning For all conference inquiries, please email conference@nzatd.org.nz #NZATD2018
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Speakers

Schedule

  • 16 May
  • 17 May

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Powhiri & Welcome

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote 1

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Session 1

10:45 AM 11:25 AM

Break between sessions

11:25 AM 11:40 PM

Session 2

11:40 AM 12:20 PM

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:20 PM 01:20 PM

Keynote 2

01:20 PM 02:20 PM

Break between sessions

02:20 PM 02:35 PM

Session 3

02:35 PM 03:15 PM

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:15 PM 04:00 PM

Keynote 3

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Wine & Cheese Party in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM

Awards Dinner

06:30 PM 10:30 PM

Registrations

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote 4

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Keynote 5

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Break between sessions

11:30 AM 11:45 PM

Session 4

11:45 AM 12:25 PM

Lunch in Trade Exhibit area

12:25 PM 01:10 PM

Keynote 6

01:10 PM 02:10 PM

Break between sessions

02:10 PM 02:25 PM

Session 5

02:25 PM 03:05 PM

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:05 PM 03:35 PM

Keynote 7

03:35 PM 04:35 PM

Conference Closing

04:35 PM 04:45 PM

Sponsors

Exhibitors

Cathy Moore

Internationally Recognised Training Designer
Let's save the world from boring training!
Keynote Title: Jedi mind tricks for training designers

Your client thinks training will solve their problem, but they haven't even defined the problem. Your subject matter expert wants you to present their favourite content, but you suspect it will just waste time. What can you do?

You can magically control their minds! At least, once you understand why your stakeholders think the way they do, you can subtly steer them into thinking differently.

This session will reveal the damaging beliefs that restrict our work and show some ways to turn them around. By changing how we talk to our stakeholders and to ourselves, we can create targeted training that solves problems and improves lives.

About Cathy:
Cathy is an internationally recognised training designer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people.

“Cathy is an extraordinary force in the eLearning community.”
— Allen Partridge, Adobe

Her advice and designs have been used by organisations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide.

A fun speaker, Cathy has presented her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. She’s also an in-demand webinar presenter with an irreverent style.
Cathy’s writing and design have won awards, and she’s served as a design competition judge. Through her blog, she shares ideas with more than 15,000 international subscribers.

http://blog.cathy-moore.com/

Ian Williamson

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce
Victoria University of Wellington
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce
Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Ian O. Williamson is the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Business School at Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand). Prior to joining Victoria University, he served on the faculties of the Melbourne Business School (Australia), Rutgers Business School (USA), the Zurich Institute of Business Education (Switzerland), the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia). He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio USA).

Prof. Williamson’s is a globally recognised expert in the area of human resource management. His research examines the impact of “talent pipelines” on organisational and community outcomes. In particular, his research focuses on how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.

Prof. Williamson’s research has been published in several leading academic journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology) and has been covered by several leading media outlets across the world. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy Management Review, Academy of Management Education and Learning, Journal of Management and Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal and Journal of Management.

Williamson is a past recipient of the Academy of Management (AOM) Education Division best paper award for his research on high performing teams and the AOM Human Resource Division best paper award for his research on the effect of employee mobility on firm performance. He is a recipient of the AOM Best Practices Mentoring Award for his role as the founding President of the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA). Williamson is also a recipient of the AOM Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award for his research examining the top management team (TMT) selection decisions of Fortune 500 firms. He also received the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award.

A passionate educator Professor Williamson has been recognised for his innovative approaches to business education. He is a past recipient of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Krowe Teaching Award, the Melbourne Business School Senior Executive MBA Teaching Award, the University of Melbourne Award for Excellence and Innovation in Indigenous Higher Education and the Business/Higher Education Round Table CPA Australia/ABDC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Education Collaboration.

Williamson has provided consulting services in over 20 countries across six continents in the areas of strategic human resource management, managing organizational innovation, employee recruitment and retention, and executive coaching for organizations such as Accenture, ANZ, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Bunnings, BHP Billiton, Clemenger, CSR, Etihad Airlines, Fletcher Buildings, Kiwi Bank, Pacific Brands, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Lockheed Martin, NAB, Nestle, News Corp, Petronas, Sensis, Sussan Group, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Vision Australia and Urbis. Williamson has served on the board of advisors for the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) and the not-for-profit organisation Leave No Veteran Behind.

Jane Bozarth

Elearning Coordinator
North Carolina Office of State
Keynote Title: Show Your Work

Facilitating the sharing of tacit knowledge in an organisation is important. Learn how to have a positive impact on your organisation with benefits to workers, by wrapping it in a "learning" blanket.

About Jane:
Jane Bozarth is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. As leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specializes in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of many books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and is the recipient of the North Carolina State University Distinguished Faculty Award, the eLearning Guild Guild Master Award, and the National Association of State Personnel Executives Rooney Award for Innovative Practice in Government.

https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/authors/293/jane-bozarth


Nigel Paine

L&D Technology, Innovation & Change Master
NigelPaine.com
Keynote Title: Learning Steps Up: Learning Impact IS Business Impact

There is a process of transformation going on inside most organisations as more and more processes are automated or driven by data. Learning has a vital role in retooling the workforce, but first it has to retool itself. The evidence is that L&D is struggling to do this, and running to catch up. There will be lots of practical help and illustrated case studies to nudge you in the right direction. This is a massive opportunity to put workforce development centre stage. Hear why, and hear how.

About Nigel:
Nigel Paine is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development in the public, private and academic sectors.

He has extensive experience in leadership and consultancy with public service broadcasters, SMEs, global industry players, government and education institutions.

Nigel focuses on the use of learning technologies, organisational development, leadership and creativity with a spotlight on maximising human potential, innovation and performance in the workplace. Nigel is a strategic thinker, able to motivate, lead and drive organisations forward to deliver business and training objectives.

Nigel has been involved in corporate learning for over twenty years. In the past, he has produced learning software, CD Roms and multimedia materials, and more recently, offered development and support to companies large and small in over 30 countries around the world.
He was appointed in April 2002 to head up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation. Under his leadership, the team developed a brand-new on-boarding experience, a comprehensive leadership development programme for over 6,000 staff, an award-winning intranet, and state of the art informal learning and knowledge sharing networks.

He left the BBC in September 2006 to start his own company that is focused on building great workplaces by promoting creativity, innovation, values based-leadership and learning and the link between them.

He speaks regularly at conferences around the world, and teaches on a doctoral programme at the University of Pennsylvania and for Chicago Booth Business School. His first book for Kogan Page is called, The Learning Challenge: Dealing with Technology, Innovation and Change in Learning and Development. It was published in September 2014. His new book, for the same publisher, on Building Leadership Development Programmes That Work was published in November 2016. He is currently working on a new book re-examining learning organisations and learning culture. He recently co-authored an eBook introduction to Neuroscience for Learning.

He has a Professorship from Napier University in Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the CIPD, LPI, the RSA and a Masie Learning Fellow in the USA. He presents a monthly TV programme (Learning Now TV), shares a weekly podcast (with Martin Couzins) called From Scratch, and regularly writes articles for magazines and journals about development, technology and leadership.

Nigel has written articles and white papers published on subjects as diverse as ‘Creativity in the Workplace’, ‘Building Corporate Heroes’ and ‘The Future of E-Learning’.

http://www.nigelpaine.com/

Patti Phillips

CEO
ROI Institute
Keynote Title: The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Maximise Results

Patti will discuss the importance of using design thinking to maximise results for both the learner and the business.

About Patti:
Patti Phillips, Ph.D., President and CEO of ROI Institute, Inc. the leading provider of services for measurement, evaluation, metrics, and analytics. She is a recognised expert in measurement and evaluation. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, federal and state government agencies, and non-governmental organisations. She serves as faculty for the UN System Staff College in Turin, Italy, where she teaches the ROI Methodology and Measurement for Results-Based Management. She also serves as Professor of Practice for The University of Southern Mississippi’s Ph.D. in Human Capital Development program, as Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board, and on the board of the Center for Talent Reporting. She is the author of numerous books on measurement and evaluation. She travels the world teaching organisations how to implement the ROI Methodology™. Her work has been reported through CNBC, Euronews, The Conference Board and People & Strategy.

http://www.roiinstitute.net/patti-phillips/
http://www.roiinstitute.net/

Paul Matthews

Managing Director
People Alchemy Ltd
Keynote Title: Learning transfer from classroom to workplace

For all the great work we do in the classroom, research shows that only a small amount of the information delivered gets used effectively back in the workplace. This keynote shows you how to put a ‘wrapper’ around your classroom event so the event itself is more effective, and the learning is transferred back to the workplace and ‘operationalised’. Learn how to make sure your training stays alive after the classroom, and generates the benefits you, and your sponsor, are looking for.

About Paul:
People Alchemy’s founder and managing director is Paul Matthews. Paul’s key skill is in making the ideas come alive with stories, and making sure his listeners receive practical tools and tips to take away and implement. He excels at reducing complex theory down to simple concepts and then articulating these in a way that everyone can understand, and more importantly, use to get better results for themselves and their organisations.

Paul is a regular speaker at HR and L&D events and exhibitions covering topics such as harnessing the power of informal learning, capability at work, workplace performance, and how L&D can be effective in these tough times. He is also invited to speak on management and leadership, and how they impact on capability and performance at work.

https://www.peoplealchemy.co.uk/paul-matthews/


Sussan Ockwell

Founder & Director
Optimism
Keynote Title: Navigating the World of Digital Learning Technologies

As a Learning Designer or Learning Manager:

  • Are you wondering what you should know about, or what you should be thinking about when it comes to digital learning & content technologies?
  • Have you been challenged by someone asking “Why aren’t we doing that?” or “Are you sure that’s the best way to do this?” 

This session will introduce a model for an organisation’s digital learning journey and a framework for making sense of the options for delivering digital learning and content. You will identify where your organisation is on the digital learning journey, and what steps you can take to help move your organisation along the digital path.

When you’re aware of the digital possibilities, you’ll have more tools in your toolkit and you’ll make better decisions regarding fit for purpose. You will also be better equipped to maximise the learning, performance and business impact of your initiatives. Plus you’ll have increased confidence in responding to challenges or inappropriate requests.

About Sussan:
Sussan Ockwell is the founder and director of Optimism Learning Partners.

Sussan is known for her energy and enthusiasm, and at the last NZATD Conference (2016) she was recognised for her industry expertise and ongoing contribution by being awarded NZATD Person of the Year and NZATD Practitioner of the Year.

For over 20 years, Sussan has led Optimism in partnering with NZ’s top corporates, developing their people capability through learning for performance. The company focuses on measurably improving performance by leveraging digital learning technologies. More specifically, Optimism designs learning frameworks and strategies, creates integrated and digital learning experiences, and delivers powerful performance support tools which together enable performance and drive business success.

http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/sussan-ockwell/3/aa6/1a2


www.Optimism.co.nz


Mark Harris

Leadership Coach and Facilitator
GMD Partnerships Ltd
Session Title: Overcoming the challenge of evaluating outsourced and off-the-shelf-training

The challenge to deliver good quality training to an increasingly geographically dispersed workforce is growing. At the same time, training departments are being asked to do more with less, so outsourcing training or purchasing off-the-shelf programs seems
appealing. How do you straddle these seemingly conflicting goals? This session will provide specific questions to ask and considerations to make when selecting outsourced and off-the-shelf training. Tactics for building an effective four levels training evaluation plan for outside training content will be explained. Armed with this information, you will be able to integrate outsourced training into a training and evaluation plan that works for your organisation. You will also receive a job aid and supplementary materials to assist you in applying these ideas in your work.

Application on the Job:
  • Know what questions to ask outsourced training providers
  • Understand how to integrate off-the-shelf training into an
  • effective training and evaluation plan
  • See how to maximise training outcomes while minimising the training budget

About Mark:
Mark has over 15 years of learning and development experience with a background in operational and quality management. He works extensively as a lead facilitator, developing and delivering  customised leadership development programmes for
healthcare, government, not-for-profit and private industries.

Mark is the co-founder and partner with David Dewhurst of GMD Partnerships Ltd., a learning, development and performance business located in New Zealand. He is Kirkpatrick Gold Level Certified, a Certified Kirkpatrick Facilitator and affiliate with
Kirkpatrick Partners for New Zealand and Australia. 

Together Mark and David have presented at the 2013 and 2014 AITD conferences in
Australia, ATD 2014 in Taiwan, NZATD and ATD International conference in Denver
USA in 2016 and Keynote at the ANEC conference 2017 on their work implementing
the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. They have published several articles and
their recent work with IHC NZ has been published in the latest Kirkpatrick book
Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation


Anna Wilton

Kineo
Session Title: Virtual reality, the future is here

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer some futuristic technology that lives in the realm of gaming. It's being used in some very interesting ways across many different industries, and has been for some time. But does it work? Are those industries seeing the results they expected? Are the results positive? What does the research say?

It's also been popping up in L&D conversations for a while now. Is it the next big thing? Is it just a fad? Is it practical? Where do you start?

In this session, we’ll explore the answers to these questions, see what some of the research says, and take a hands-on look at some practical ways VR could be incorporated into workplace learning without breaking the budget.

About co-presenter Anna Wilton:
I’m a creative geek with more than 10 years’ L&D experience. I’ve always had a passion for helping people and after completing my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, my journey has seen me teaching life and work skills to people with serious mental illness and intellectual disabilities through to coaching, resource development, LMS management and learning design in the public and private sectors. I love the challenge of designing and developing learning solutions that are fit for purpose, in whatever form that takes.

Kyle Berkland

Kineo
Session Title: Virtual reality, the future is here

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer some futuristic technology that lives in the realm of gaming. It's being used in some very interesting ways across many different industries, and has been for some time. But does it work? Are those industries seeing the results they expected? Are the results positive? What does the research say?

It's also been popping up in L&D conversations for a while now. Is it the next big thing? Is it just a fad? Is it practical? Where do you start?

In this session, we’ll explore the answers to these questions, see what some of the research says, and take a hands-on look at some practical ways VR could be incorporated into workplace learning without breaking the budget.

About co-presenter Kyle Berkland:

I am a digital developer who has technical and design capabilities that bring a fresh edge to our digital team, working with our in-house development frameworks as well as open source ones, and coordinates asset management and handover between our design and development gurus. I bring a broad skill set to the table on all project work, by identifying and solving technical obstacles to meet project milestones with expertise and technical prowess. VR and AR solutions that benefit health-related issues is what I'm currently researching and developing.

Sue Dark

Vice President - APAC Partner Solutions
Totara Learning
Session Title: Which Learning Technologies should go in your shopping basket?

There are so many types of learning technologies available to us today that it can be overwhelming trying to understand which would benefit us in our organisation. In this session, using Mosher and Gottfredson’s 5 Moments of Need model, we uncover examples of how technologies can support different business activities and support delegates to identify which learning technologies could benefit their organisational performance needs.

About Sue:
Sue is an experienced learning strategist and performance consultant. Having specialised in e-learning and blended learning for many years in the UK, Europe and Oceania, she has assisted private business, government agencies, public institutions, NGOs and tertiary education Institutions integrate a blended learning approach using learning technologies into their organisational capability. Currently she splits her time between managing Totara Learning Solutions channel partnerships across Asia Pacific and supporting initiatives, including course writing and strategic work at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/suedark

Patricia Bossons

Director of Executive Qualifications
Massey Business School, Massey University
Session Title: Targeting effective leadership coaching to maximize business impact

Organisations invest a lot of time and money in training and development, however the biggest challenge can be the transferability of learning back into the workplace. Coaching plays a key role in helping teams and individuals contextualize their learning and translate it into practical applications. Most Business Schools now incorporate coaching into programmes such as their MBAs, and find that it makes a significant difference. A greater understanding of the neuroscience behind the way people behave has changed the world of executive coaching. It means individual challenges and issues can be addressed with specific coaching interventions based on an understanding of how the brain works, especially when someone is stuck with a particular kind of problem. This boosts effectiveness and productivity as it enables people to implement experience and learning much easier.

What happens when we use what we know about learning behaviour and the brain and combine it with executive coaching to enhance development? In this session we focus on some of the most common leadership issues that were voiced during executive coaching sessions to better understand how our brains work in order to best enhance development.

The research behind this session comes from the work carried out for our latest book, ‘The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching’, Bloomsbury, 2015.

About Patricia:
Patricia Bossons is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an invited member of the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS). She has worked as a coach for over 20 years and set up the centre for Coaching and Behavioural exchange at Henley Business School in the UK. A Director of Executive Qualifications at Massey Business School, she works in the area of Executive Education, designing, developing and delivering coaching, leadership and personal development programmes.

Nigel Young

Client Relationship Manager
Synapsys
Session Title: Using Disruptive Technologies to Impact Learning

Disruptive technologies have shaken up the business world by removing many of the traditional barriers to communication and collaboration. How do we use disruptive technologies to impact learning? We’ll look at how to use these type of tools to enable social learning and how they blend with other types of learning. We’ll show how Citycare and Synapsys used this approach to build their learning environment and build a community of practice during the session!

About Nigel:
Nigel Young has over 20 years experience in education, training and learning & development with a specialism in learning technologies and has worked in government, not-for-profit, education, military and corporate sectors both in New Zealand and internationally. Nigel is responsible for client relationships and business development within Synapsys.

Karen Gillie

LMS Lead
Synapsys
Session Title: Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Business Impact

Organisations invest heavily in change management and new initiatives, but how do we know how effective these initiatives have been? We’ll look at using technology and an approach to actually measure the impact of the initiatives on the organisation. We’ll show a case study on this approach and use the audience to participate in a live evaluation.

About Karen:
A former lecturer in adult learning, Karen has been designing workplace L&D for most of her career. She has extensive experience in matching technology to organisational requirements and is responsible for managing LMS implementation projects at Synapsys.

Optimism

Platinum Sponsor
Your Partner for Learning & Performance

When you want to boost capability and get your people up to speed fast - we can help.

Working with you, we'll create learning frameworks and strategies, engaging learning experiences and powerful support tools that will enable performance and drive business success.

Complete Learning Solutions

Silver Sponsor and L&D Awards Sponsor – Technology Initiative of the Year
At Complete Learning Solutions, we help organisations maximise their return on investment in learning and development.

As our name suggests, we offer complete learning and development solutions to NZ organisations, from capability development and learning interventions to the sourcing of learning and development managers, staff and contractors.

We pride ourselves on building in-house capability and are happy to share our methodology.

Sysdoc

Silver Sponsor and L&D Awards Sponsor – OJT Coach of the Year
Sysdoc works with clients to understand their strategic requirements and business objectives and provide targeted services and solutions to deliver real and measurable results.

Our practices are underpinned by structured methodology and templates. These support both successful project delivery and transition to business as usual and provide the foundations to enable future internal capability and support on-going change. Using our team of world-class practitioners, we guarantee to deliver the results you need.

Optimism

Platinum Sponsor & Exhibitor

Complete Learning Solutions

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Sysdoc

Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor

Bloom Learning Technologies

Exhibitor

Synapsys

Exhibitor

Workbright

Exhibitor

Registrations

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Powhiri & Welcome

08:30 AM 09:00 AM Ballroom 1&2

Keynote 1

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Ballroom 1&2

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:45 AM Exhibition Hall

Session 1

10:45 AM 11:25 AM

Break between sessions

11:25 AM 11:40 PM

Session 2

11:40 AM 12:20 PM

Lunch in Trade Exhibit Area

12:20 PM 01:20 PM

Keynote 2

01:20 PM 02:20 PM Ballroom 1&2

Break between sessions

02:20 PM 02:35 PM

Session 3

02:35 PM 03:15 PM

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:15 PM 04:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 3

04:00 PM 05:00 PM Ballroom 1&2

Wine & Cheese Party in Trade Exhibit area

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Exhibition Hall

Awards Dinner

06:30 PM 10:30 PM Ballroom 1&2

Registrations

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Keynote 4

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Ballroom 1&2

Morning Tea in Trade Exhibit area

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 5

10:30 AM 11:30 AM Ballroom 1&2

Break between sessions

11:30 AM 11:45 PM

Session 4

11:45 AM 12:25 PM

Lunch in Trade Exhibit area

12:25 PM 01:10 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 6

01:10 PM 02:10 PM

Break between sessions

02:10 PM 02:25 PM

Session 5

02:25 PM 03:05 PM

Afternoon Tea in Trade Exhibit area

03:05 PM 03:35 PM Exhibition Hall

Keynote 7

03:35 PM 04:35 PM Ballroom 1&2

Conference Closing

04:35 PM 04:45 PM Ballroom 1&2