Sydney Fishbowl

When: Thursday 1 November 2018
8am – 10am


Open Learning

Level 2, 332 Kent Street


For more details on the venue click here.

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 breakfast options as you network and connect with like-minded participants. The cost is $65.00 pp.

The panel:

Donald H Taylor (appearing live via video streaming) is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board.

A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. In 2017, Donald was appointed as a non-executive director to British learning technology start up Filtered. The London-based company uses patented algorithms to make intelligent learning recommendations.
Howard Dawson is the Learning and Development Program Manager with Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) since 2012. He has over 25 years' experience specialising in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of end-user training and education on large scale corporate and clinical ICT projects.

He has worked in NSW Health for 16 years on the implementation of the electronic Medical Record (eMR), HR/Payroll (StaffLink), rostering (HealthRoster) and learning management (My Health Learning) enterprise systems.

From 2014 Howard program-managed the development of online learning content. In his current role as the Educational Technology and Innovation Development Manager.

Howard devotes time to researching the latest education modes and technologies with key stakeholders to ensure that HETI remains at the 'cutting edge' of education development.
Marie Daniels is a learning and sales effectiveness professional with experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.

She is passionate about building the capability of the individual, groups and the learning and performance team.

Some of her program management focused on influencing change in matrix teams; sales manager development; coaching; and design and development to maximise technology led learning, blended with face to face and on the job application in order to deliver tangible results.
Rob Wilkins is a business professional with extensive experience in Digital Learning, Learning and Human Performance and Knowledge/Information Management, Rob Wilkins brings his unique perspective as a practitioner, a learner and researcher in corporate learning and knowledge management. His experience has been gained over the last 25 years and he has worked in Government, Financial Services and Professional Services industries in that time.

His professional ethos has been built on a strong practitioner focus and contemporary leadership approach with an active involvement in the “doing”, to inform his learning landscape.

With graduate qualifications in adult learning, information management and design, e-learning, Business management and a Masters in knowledge management and information management.

Rob’s personal learning Journey has been one of intrigue and specialty.
Kathy Gerwald is a leader of educational teams and strategies with over 10 years’ experience within the VET sector, workplace capability and higher education.

She has worked as a Trainer, Instructional Designer, Learning & Development Manager and Capability Strategist across a range of industries in both the government and private sector. In her current role at Ausgrid, she is leading the Design and Development team through a transformation from order takers to strategic partners.

Kathy absolutely loves the Learning & Development and Adult Education sector and is privileged to work with work so many highly skilled and passionate people who are committed to creating change for individuals and organisations.

Kathy contributes to the sector by acting as a mentor and is a member of the AITD NSW Council.