Pre-conference workshops: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

08:00 AM - 2:00 PM Workshop A: Designing New Styles of Training Curriculums in the Digital Age

Rob Wilkins, School Policy and Information Management, NSW Department of Education
Businesses now seek to embed digital models to take on a leading edge in a highly competitive environment. However, much depends on having an unequivocal support from leadership and being able to demonstrate a relevant level of skill and capability. Designing a new style curriculum for core skills and capabilities in this digital age is required for your L&D professionals. Not only that but it is important to assess business models to understand the curriculum that is required for your workforce.

Learning outcomes:
  • Recall the skills and capabilities required of digital workforces
  • Demonstrate the latest analysis and use of data for creating curriculum
  • Recall the latest adult learning theory to support the digital workforce
  • Be able to assess business models to understand what curriculum style is required


Rob Wilkins

School Policy and Information Management
NSW Department of Education

Workshop C:

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Data Analytics to Measure and Align Culture and Engagement to Business Outcomes

Robert Brierley, Head of Human Resources, PACCAR Australia
PACCAR effects change throughout the organisation through their people. This is the cornerstone of their organisational development strategy. Connecting your culture and people to business will generate a more agile competitive workplace that facilitates success in what is now a highly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. In this workshop, Rob will analyse PACCAR’s OD strategy to change, measure and align culture and engagement to business outcomes, creating an independent and autonomous workforce.

Learning outcomes will be:
  • How to define your culture, choose relevant business metrics and put in place processes to align and measure culture and engagement on an ongoing basis
  • How do you affect this cultural shift and effectively measure employee engagement?
  • How can we show that employee engagement is aligned to business outcomes?
  • Connecting the dots – making that link between culture and business outcomes through data analytics

Robert Brierley

Head of Human Resources
PACCAR Australia