Melbourne Fishbowl

When: Wednesday 28 March 2018
8am – 10am


Curate Space

Level 6, 306 Little Collins Street

Melbourne, 3000

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What: We have brought together a panel of nationally and internationally recognised experts, who are ready to share their stories and years of experience by inviting the audience to participate in a unique Fishbowl format discussion. You will enjoy a selection of healthy and contemporary buffet style breakfast options as you network and connect with like-minded participants. The cost is $65.00 pp, with breakfast included.

The panel:

Nigel Paine has been involved in corporate learning for over 20 years. He has produced learning software, and award-winning multi-media materials, and has offered development and support to public and private sector companies large and small.

As head of the BBC's learning and development operation he led the creation of a brand new on-boarding programme, a comprehensive leadership scheme for over 6,000 staff, and a state-of-the-art informal learning and knowledge sharing network.

He is the author of the "The Learning Challenge" and "Building Leadership Development Programmes that Work."
Damian Anderson has founded three companies and is currently CEO at Acceleration where he leads transformation projects across learning, customer education, knowledge & innovation management, career management & talent attraction.

Damian has a passion for reinventing education with relevance for today’s connected consumers. His expertise centres around market and consumer driven strategy design and delivering solutions using commercial applications of emerging technology.

Damian is currently commercialising Crank a data driven social platform for career and talent management markets that help students, graduates and employees decrease the time needed to stand-out in the workforce by improving career planning and life-long learning and development investments.
Ashley Spowart is a highly experienced learning and organisational development leader, driving transformational change within organisations through strategically aligned people solutions delivering measured financial results and an achievement oriented culture.

He is the Managing Director of Vanguard Learning, an organisation that is focused on providing learning professionals with deeper insight to refine their skills. The focus is on creating communities of practice that collaborate and contribute to the professionalism of our industry.
Michelle Ockers is a strategist, mentor, facilitator, trainer and speaker who believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn and perform at their best.

A constant thread in Michelle's work is moving L&D from ticking off compliance requirements and pushing out courses to being a performance partner that adds strategic business value.
Andrew Gerkens is the Capability & Effectiveness Manager for Visy.

Andrew's experience in Organisational Performance & Development has been gained through development of geographically dispersed teams and organisations. Much of his focus has been on workplace and continuous learning, using the 70:20:10 framework to build and share knowledge at the speed of business, to develop and sustain capability and to improve organisational performance.