23-25 May, 2017| Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Rob Wilkins


School Policy and Information Management
NSW Department of Education


8:00 AM Workshop A: Designing New Styles of Training Curriculums in the Digital Age

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

11:40 AM Case Study – Training the Trainers

From a digital learning lens, Australia is reportedly 8-11 years behind its global counterparts. Attention on digital learning and appreciation for its benefits are embedded in the NSW Department of Education’s business vision. Rob is currently working on the strategic direction of digital learning and more specifically, the digital literacy for the trainers as they must develop greater competencies in order to design digitally-enabled programs that engage the more self-sufficient and self-directed learner.
  • How digital learning will better engage and develop self sufficient and self directed learners
  • Why trainers must become more agile and acquire critical thinking, design thinking and digital literacy skills (coding, app development) to better cater for GenY learners
  • Rob’s research on ROI – Return on “impact” as opposed to Return on “Investment” – why the latter is immeasurable and we should look at the “impact” of learning across all functions instead

2:30 PM Expert Panel Discussion: The CLO’s Role in Accelerating Organisational Development

Innovating at the speed of change is the new norm as businesses transform their product and services, respond to new competitors and engage a digital workforce. This expert panel explores how CLOs and forward-thinking L&D professionals help:
  • Shape L&D programs and initiatives to better align with the business vision
  • Engage more collaborative and flatter workforces to aid organisational effectiveness
  • Support the thirst for continuous learning
  • Curate and lead an innovative creative organisational culture


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Rob.

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