AHRI Learning & Development Networking Events

 

 

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I’m a great believer in networking with others in the wider L&D/OD community to keep up-to-date with what’s going on ‘out there’…what the latest learning methods are, what’s working, what’s not, etc etc – not to mention having a place to discuss your ideas and ask for advice and just to have a chat with like-minded people.

For those of you that are members of AHRI (The Australian Human Resources Institute), there are AHRI L&D Networking events hosted across Australia. Continue reading

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Opinion: Is Australian L&D ‘on the up’?

Learning and Development Training Budgets

As most of you would already know, my job is getting out there an meeting with L&D/OD managers to discuss their [business & leadership] training needs and working with them to develop and implement programs to address the identified skills gaps.

As you can imagine, this gives me a fair amount of insight into what’s going on out there in the wider L&D world. However, even if you’re in a fairly isolated role, you’d have to have been living under the proverbial rock to not have been aware of the fact that, due to a somewhat slow economy, a large percentage of L&D/OD managers have had fairly limited budgets (the resultant impact on the workforce being pretty obvious).

However, this year there seems to have been a very tangible change in the market. People who have, for a year or two now, been keen to get going with badly needed programs but struggling to get budget approval, seem to finally be getting the go-ahead. Continue reading

Event Alert: Australian HR Awards 2014

Australian HR Awards 2014

Arguably the premier awards of their type in Australia, the 2014 Australian HR Awards Ceremony kicks off on Friday the 5th of September at Doltone House, Darling Island in Sydney and, as always, will include an award for ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy’.

It’s also a great opportunity to network with others in the HR/OD/L&D community and, of course, have a drink or two with them!

For more information, see below or click here to go to the official website.

Cheers, Sam

From the Australian HR Awards Website…

The Australian HR Awards have kicked off with a bang!

This year has seen a record number of nominations from some of the country’s largest and most innovative companies. The high calibre of entries received this year has resulted in a very impressive list of finalists.

View the full list of finalists

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