Event Alert – Workforce Planning & Management in Mining 2012

On the 17 and 18 of April, 2012, IQPC (The International Quality & Productivity Centre) are hosting the ‘Workforce Planning & Management in Mining 2012’ conference at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Perth, WA.

It promises a very full day with some excellent keynote speakers/topics including: Continue reading

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Grad programs in the Engineering (and related) sectors

Wow, how time flys by when you’re having fun…what with LOTS on at work, doing my MBA, renovating the house, not mention a wife and two kids, it’s just been ages since my last post – time to put that right!

Anyway, I was at the Engineers Australia annual conference yesterday, which was a fantastic event with a large number of stall holders, most of which were looking to attract the best and brightest of the Engineering Grads.

As always, I got myself out there to have a chat with the people on the various stalls and was delighted to find that a/ it seems that L&D people are playing an increasing role in these events Continue reading

Event Alert – HR Summit – Brisbane 5th-6th Oct 2011

If I’m absolutely honest I wouldn’t normally have done an event alert for the HR Summit. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great event (indeed, it’s possibly Australia’s largest HR focussed event) with some outstanding speakers, but it’s quite a lot of money to spend if you’re in the L&D/OD world as the topics obviously tend to cover the far broader HR issues, which means you can end up spending a lot of time listening to stuff that’s interesting but not really relevant to your area.

However, I’ve had a look at the agenda for the Brisbane event next month and I have to say that there’s a fair bit in there that I’d be keen to hear, including: Continue reading

Event Alert – 24th ICDE conference – 2nd to 5th Oct

Like the last event alert, I’m afraid this is another one for those of you with a very understanding boss and/or board and a decent travel budget (if so, luck you!).

The 24th ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Learning) conference is being hosted by Universitas Terbuka, Indonesia, and will take place in Nusa Dua on the island of Bali from the 2nd to the 5th of October.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Expanding horizons – new approaches to ODL’ and lists the following sub-themes:

  • ODL and human capacity building
  • ODL in a changing world
  • Quality and ODL in the future
  • Management and strategic development of ODL
  • OERs in a global world
  • International development and distance learning

Click here for more information

Event Alert – DevLearn – Las Vegas – Nov 2nd to 4th

For those of you with a fairly decent budget for attending events (very envious!), the DevLearn conference is in Las Vegas this year on the 2nd to 4th of November. As with all things American it promises to be BIG with some great keynote speakers and, no doubt, some amazing learning and networking opportunities. If anyone is fortunate enough to go along I’d be extremely grateful if they’d do a bit of a report for us (is anyone already booked?).

For more info and registration follow click here.

Sam

Event Alert – Learnx Asia-Pac Convention – Brisbane – 14th and 15th Sep

For anyone who’s in Brisbane (or who fancies flying in to Brisbane), the LearnX Asia Pacific Conference is on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 – Thursday, 15 September 2011 at the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Brisbane. The production’s theme is ‘Transformations and innovations in how we learn for work and life’.
I’d love to go but I’ll be in Darwin so it’d be great to hear from anyone that went (one of my workmates is going so I’ll ask her to post on what it was like).

More info at http://www.bcec.com.au/whats-on/event-details.aspx?id=662