EVENTS AT BLOOM

EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS, TRAINING AND NETWORKING FOR L&D PROFESSIONALS

Bloom provides training and networking events for L&D professionals and teams.  From eLearning and workshops to information about the latest innovations in learning and development.

Here you can also find information on industry events such as eLearnz.

The Team at Bloom constantly ask ourselves, “how can we add value to the L&D community?”  When we come up with new learning and development ideas, we share them with you. Please let us know if you are interested in a particular L&D workshop, webinar or networking event you would like us to run.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel
-Socrate
Feb
21
Tue
Cyber Chats with Lead Learners Webinar Series @ Online
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 9:00 am

Cyber Chats with Lead Learners Webinar Series

Join Bloom Learning and L&D professionals for networking with International Learning Leaders on webinar, 8am – 9am.

Please click the Cyber Chat heading to find out more and register.

Why Micro Learning is huge and how to be a part of it

Tues Feb 21st

Microlearning is learning from content accessed in short bursts, content which is relevant to the individuals and which is repeated over time to ensure retention and build conceptual understanding. By 2025 it is estimated that Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. Considering their average attention span is 90 seconds, you can’t ignore microlearning!

Donald H Taylor will also be sharing the survey results from his L&D Global Sentiment Survey of what L&D professionals think will be hot in 2017. This year, we have a New Zealand sample and attendees will receive a copy of the global report. There are some interesting differences in NZ in trends compared to the rest of the world. Last year microlearning was an emerging trend so it will be interesting to see what this latest trend is doing in 2017.

Retaining work based knowledge of the ageing workforce

Thu Apr 6th

Companies on average will see 36% of their workforce eligible to retire by 2020! Engaging and retaining our workforce is crucial if organisations are going to be able to maintain sufficient skill.

There have been a number of companies that have transformed their work environments to learning communities, with process education, knowledge sharing and document management woven into their cultural fabric.

Find out how your organisation can effectively transfer knowledge and focus on knowledge growth and retention.

eLearning beyond SCORM – xAPI

Thu Jun 15th

The Tin Can API (also known as xAPI) is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from many technologies. Very different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities using Tin Can’s simple vocabulary.

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Find out how your organisation can use xAPI for simple and flexible mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning.

Using Augmented and Virtual Reality in learning settings

Tue Sep 5th

Hear Tom Reidy, Head of the New Zealand AR/VR Association talk on how you can use Augmented and Virtual Reality in your learning settings.

The NZ VR/AR Association champions, supports and grows innovation within virtual and augmented reality in New Zealand.  Their goal is to build capability in education to ensure a strong digital talent pool in NZ.

Learning Trends 2017-2020

Thu Oct 19th

You need to keep ahead of emerging learning trends!  So come along to our final Cyber Chat and hear about the expected learning trends for the next three years.

Join Bloom Learning and L&D professionals for networking and discussion.

Mar
8
Wed
Tech Talks @ Auckland and Wellington
Mar 8 2017 @ 8:00 am – Sep 28 2018 @ 9:30 am
Tech Talks @ Auckland and Wellington

Tech Talks

 

 

Tech Talks follow on from our Cyber Chats with Lead Learners on the hot topics and trends for 2017.  Cyber Chats gives you the knowledge and understanding and Tech Talks follows up with successful Case Studies.  All speakers are leaders in their field, either globally or locally.  This allows us to see what leading edge design and development is happening in New Zealand.

Please click on the date to find out more and register.

Why Micro Learning is huge and how to be a part of it

Wed March 8th – Wellington

Thu March 9th – Auckland

  • What is micro learning?
  • What is its significance in today’s learning scenario?
  • And what are the possibilities this technique offers to make learning effective and powerful?

Last month we hosted the Chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute, Donald H Taylor on Microlearning, what it is and what it isn’t. He also shared the 2017 Global L&D Sentiment survey, trends in learning for 2017. Microlearning was 3rd overall and the number 1 trend in New Zealand. If you would like a copy of the web event and slide pack please email Nicki (nicki.turnbull@bloomtr.co.nz).

Microlearning is learning from content accessed in short bursts, content which is relevant to the individuals and which is repeated over time to ensure retention and build conceptual understanding. By 2025 it is estimated that Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. Considering their average attention span is 90 seconds, you can’t ignore microlearning!

Your learners will love Microlearning as it consumes less of their time and is available exactly when they need it. Organisations love Microlearning because it’s cheaper to build, can be updated fairly easily and ensures better retention of the learning.

Join Bloom as we follow this up at our TechTalk, with showcases of who is using Microlearning in New Zealand, and how they are using it.

Join us for breakfast, networking and great speakers to inspire your own practice.

We look forward to seeing you at our first TechTalk of the year!

Retaining work based knowledge of the ageing workforce

Wed May 10th – Wellington

Thu May 11th – Auckland

Companies on average will see 36% of their workforce eligible to retire by 2020! Engaging and retaining our workforce is crucial if organisations are going to be able to maintain sufficient skill.

There have been a number of companies that have transformed their work environments to learning communities, with process education, knowledge sharing and document management woven into their cultural fabric.

Join Bloom as we follow up our April Cyber Chat on the ageing workforce with our TechTalk, showcasing who is retaining work based knowledge of the ageing workforce in New Zealand, and how they are doing it.

Find out how your organisation can effectively transfer knowledge and focus on knowledge growth and retention.

Join us for breakfast, networking and great speakers to inspire your own practice.

eLearning beyond SCORM – xAPI

Wed July 5th – Wellington

Thu Jul 6th – Auckland

The Tin Can API (also known as xAPI) is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from many technologies. Very different systems are able to securely communicate by capturing and sharing this stream of activities using Tin Can’s simple vocabulary.

Join Bloom as we follow up our June Cyber Chat on xAPI with our TechTalk, showcasing who is using xAPI in New Zealand, and how they are using it.

Find out how your organisation can use xAPI for simple and flexible mobile learning, simulations, virtual worlds, serious games, real-world activities, experiential learning, social learning, offline learning, and collaborative learning.

Join us for breakfast, networking and great speakers to inspire your own practice.

Using Augmented and Virtual Reality in learning settings

Wed Sep 27th – Wellington

Thu Sep 28th – Auckland

Earlier this month we will hear from Tom Reidy, Head of the New Zealand AR/VR Association talking on how you can use Augmented and Virtual Reality in your learning settings.

The NZ VR/AR Association champions, supports and grows innovation within virtual and augmented reality in New Zealand. Their goal is to build capability in education to ensure a strong digital talent pool in NZ.

Join Bloom as we follow up at our TechTalk, showcasing who is using Augmented and Virtual Reality in New Zealand, and how they are using it.

Join us for breakfast, networking and great speakers to inspire your own practice.

 

Apr
1
Sat
Mentoring for L&D Professional Development in 2017
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

Get your L&D professional development sorted now for 2017

It’s not always easy to let L&D staff off for training sessions, and it can be expensive to attend.  So we’ve come up with a Professional Development offering that not only upskills practitioners over six months in Auckland or remotely but also is a great team building exercise.

  • Six monthly professional development sessions March to August
  • 2 hours per month, face to face – Auckland or remotely

Sessions

1. Getting your team into flow using Talent Dynamics

Find out what your natural strengths are and where your value lies.  Learn how to apply these at work, allowing you to feel more energised, more fulfilled in your role and to have more fun.  When you are working in flow, obstacles disappear, your performance improves, you create more value and you become more trusted.

Testimonial 
It is always a challenge to work with a new team of training advisors with an spiration to raise the level of skills and knowledge across the team.  We started by engaging Rustica Lamb from Bloom Learning to deliver the Talent Dynamics Profiling Tool.  This tool not only informs individuals about their strengths, but also provides a platform that naturally leads into deeper discussion about learning design.  Thoughtfully facilitated by Rustica – the feedback session was enjoyable and team strengthening.
Team lead, Kimberley da Silva

Takeaways – 32 page individual talent dynamics report
Assignment – Be aware of your profile and interactions with other profiles and bring examples to share


2. Popular learning frameworks

Learn the ADDIE and Gagne models and undertand how to apply these models immediately.  Be introduced to agile learning design.

Bring – A current programme and explain the learning design applied in its creation
Takeaways – Gagne storyboard template
Assignment – Apply an aspect of ADDIE or Gagne to a learning design project at work


3.Conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Needs Analysis

A TNA is used to find a solution to a known problem and a Needs Assessment is used to discover unknown problems or areas that can be improved.  We also cover Performance Analysis Questionnaire.

Bring – A potential learning solution to apply a TNA to
Takeaways – TNA and Needs Assessment templates
Assignment – Conduct a TNA or Needs Analysis back at work


4. Design – Writing robust learning objectives

Use Bloom’s Taxonomy to learn the three step process to create robust learning objectives.

Bring – Learning objectives from a current programme to review
Takeaways – Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs table
Assignment – Rewrite the learning objectives of a current programme


5. Design – Further design steps

Learn how to write the following:

  • Assessments
  • Learning steps
  • Sequencing and structuring

Bring – Previous high level dsign models
Takeaways – List of sequencing options
Assignment – Create a high level design on a new project


6. Evaluation

Use Kirkpatricks methodology to learn how to gauge participant:

  • Reactions
  • Learning
  • On the job performance

And how to determine business impact

Bring – A current example of evaluation including ‘happy sheets’
Takeaways – Best practice Reaction (L1) questionnaire
Assignment – Conduct a Level 2 evaluation for a course run this month


Pricing (excludes gst)
  • Payment up front prior to April
  • $295 per person per session
  • Pay for 5 sessions, get the 6th free
  • Contact us for team pricing and discount

 

Per person per session
Talent Dynamics $295
Learning Frameworks $295
Training Needs Analysis $295
Writing Learning Objectives $295
Further Design Steps $295
Evaluation $295

 


Book a time to Chat to Rustica

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Sep
28
Thu
Using Augmented & Virtual Reality in Learning Settings, Auckland @ University of Otago House
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Using Augmented & Virtual Reality in Learning Settings, Auckland @ University of Otago House | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Using Augmented & Virtual Reality in Learning Settings, Auckland
Thursday 28th September 2017, Auckland

8.00am – 9.30am
$29+gst includes a light breakfast

Join Bloom Learning Solutions and L&D professionals for our next Tech Talk, Using Augmented and Virtual Reality in Learning Settings

Hear Tom Reidy, Head of the New Zealand AR/VR Association talk on how you can use Augmented and Virtual Reality in your learning settings. The NZ VR/AR Association champions, supports and grows innovation within virtual and augmented reality in New Zealand. Their goal is to build capability in education to ensure a strong digital talent pool in NZ.

Join Bloom as we showcase who is using AR and VR in New Zealand, and how they are using it. Try your hand at forklift driving, train to be a fire warden or view the Fonterra Shed site induction through 360 video – all in Virtual Reality. Begin to imagine the possibilities for your organisation.

Join us for breakfast, networking and great speakers to inspire you!

Oct
9
Mon
Success with Storyline – Articulate Storyline Workshop @ Otago University House
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm

About the course

This is a highly interactive, two day workshop with an emphasis on the implementation of gamification techniques throughout a rapid build using Storyline 2. After experimenting with some of the more common functions of Storyline, you will be challenged to work on some more complex exercises covering number variables, state changes and interdependent interactions.

Participants will be given resources to use immediately back at the workplace.

Audience

This course is designed for beginner to intermediate Storyline users.  We will tailor the course to participants needs so when you register please let us know if you are a Beginner or Intermediate Storyline user.

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • Storyline 2 software (either your own licence or download the free trial)
  • A piece of your own learning material to work on

Faciliator Anthony Henderson

Anthony Henderson

As a part time author and advocate of great eLearning, Anthony Henderson brings 6 years of film and television industry experience to create truly blended learning solutions. “The duty of a post-production editor is to find your software’s key limitations in order to produce the ultimate outcome. Working with Storyline is no different.”  Within 1 year of using Storyline, he has been able to create an array of engaging, gamified and blended learning solutions.

Anthony facilitated the Storyline workshop at eLearnz eLab this year.  He was one of the best presenters, engaging and well prepared, working hands-on with the attendees and providing valuable resources to ensure everyone was able to complete their project.  The feedback below is from the eLab attendees.

“I learnt some new tricks and it was great to see the quality of his work with Burger fuel”

“This would have to be the best presentation. I really valued that Anthony provided us with a USB with a lot of files on it. This made it so easy when we went to create our Project.  We had time to think about what we were learning, put it into practice and reflect on what we were learning/doing”

“Anthony is a passionate and experienced designer. Great preparation for the workshop. The usb stick of resources is fantastic. He really understood what a learner designer would need in Articulate. Great job!”

“I picked up some great design principles in the workshop. Anthony was a fantastic presenter and he explained things very clearly. His work examples were amazing and it was great to see other examples of what people are creating.”

Anthony will demonstrate how to get the most out of Storyline to ensure you get great results in your organisation.

Oct
19
Thu
Learning Trends 2017-2020 webinar @ online
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Learning Trends 2017-2020 webinar @ online

Learning Trends 2017-2020
Thursday 19th October 2017

8.00am – Webinar
$9.95+gst – Online Only

You need to keep ahead of emerging learning trends! So come along to our final Cyber Chat and hear about the expected learning trends for the next three years.

Join Bloom Learning and L&D professionals for networking and discussion.

Nov
29
Wed
Bloom Christmas Party @ Auckland
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us over drinks and nibbles to celebrate 2017.

Mar
15
Thu
The Performance Dectective Workshop with Charles Jennings @ Auckland
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Performance Dectective Workshop

Facilitator; Charles Jennings himself

March 15 2018 9am-5pm

Help change the future of Learning and development! Square the circle with the five new roles FOR L&D!

Organisations cannot afford to ignore change. New technology and services, an evolving regulatory environment, new ways of communicating and working together, and clients’ and employees’ changing expectations all require us to think and act differently. More than ever before Learning and Development (L&D) realises that it must support learning and performance at the speed of business. L&D professionals around the world are embracing 70:20:10 to help expand the range of services they offer and connect directly with their organisations’ core businesses.

70:20:10 provides a concrete opportunity to make these services relevant and up-to-date by ensuring they enable learning and performing at the speed of business. In a changing world 70:20:10 is creating a new future for L&D and helping ensure the profession stays ahead of the game. We’ve defined five new roles to equip L&D professionals for the future.

The 70:20:10 Expert Programme demonstrates and helps you to use them consistently in your own practice, by:

• Expanding your range of services to include 70 and 20 solutions.

 Working more closely with the business to develop these solutions through consultation with experts and managers, based on real-life situations.

 Achieving measurable business impact, because 70:20:10 solutions increase safety, quality and productivity.

 Reducing the cost of training-related absence compared to traditional formal learning solutions.

 Securing the long-term future of L&D services.

Seats are limited to 50

Save a seat and pay later!
Registration must be paid by 31st December or seats will be released.

May
9
Wed
eLearnz eLab Sydney 9th & 10th May @ Cliftons
May 9 @ 9:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm

eLearnz eLab 2018

 

Trends move so quickly in this digital age.  L&D Professionals must keep up-to-date and informed with the latest technology and techniques or risk being left behind.  Since our eLab workshops have been so successful in New Zealand, we are now introducing eLab to L&D practitioners in Australia.  This will be an opportunity to come together to see the latest in digital learning trends and learn hands-on from thought leaders.

The format

eLearnz eLab is a 2 day series of 6 mini workshops, with the focus on the latest in digital learning trends, technology and design.  You will work with the best minds in the world during these hands on sessions where you will actively create digital learning items.  You’ll go away with up-to-date training methods that you can put into practice immediately back at your organisation and pass along to your team.  You will also have a lot of fun and network with respected global and local leaders!

Master of Ceremonies

Our MC is Nigel Paine.  Nigel is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development.  He will also be running one of the eLab sessions.

Our Platinum and Gold ticket holders will have the privilege of being registered on the day by Nigel and Platinum tickets will participate in an exclusive Q&A with him on conclusion of Day 1.

The workshops

Moving from Creation to Curation, and why you should, Nigel Paine.

In a world inundated with information and even with structured learning materials, rushing to create new product is not always the most effective solution.  So this workshop will take you from talking about Curation to actually developing a personal strategy for implementing a curation strategy. From thinking about Curation to actually having a go! And from random acts of curation to some kind of systematic and strategic policy that you can follow yourself or share with your organisation.

Bring a laptop or an iPad as we are really going to get stuck in!

Prezi – Create, give, and track beautiful interactive presentations as easy as 1,2,3

Welcome to Prezi, the presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.  No other presentation platform gives you as much visual storytelling power.  Present anywhere, any time, on any device and analyse results, tracking your team’s performance in real time.

In this session you will learn how to use a stunning alternative to powerpoint and become a more engaging and effective presenter:
– Create a Prezi using a template
– Edit the Prezi
– Share the Prezi with other participants

Storyline – Create interactive courses for any device

Articulate Storyline is the industry’s favourite software for creating interactive courses. It’s simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts. And it lets you create virtually any interaction you can imagine, in minutes. With the new perpetual version of Storyline, you’ll be able to deliver mobile and accessible courses with enhanced interactivity faster.  In this session you will create an engaging and beautiful online course module for your learning piece.

WalkThru – Software for efficiently creating Visual Instructions for Business – facilitated by Peter Solway

WalkThru, the secret to creating awesome docs, really fast.  Purpose built Windows software for fast production of QRCs, Standard Operating Procedures, Training Materials and other user friendly visual knowledge assets for print, presentation and online.  Quickly transfer the knowledge of your Subject Matter Experts and IT professionals into precise, easy to follow and reusable documents.

In this session you will learn how to create better looking documentation in half the time:
– Simply and easily screen capture
– Automatically create SCORM, instructions and quick reference guides

Create a Powtoon animated video

Powtoon is a web based free tool that is quick and easy to work with to create your own animated cartoons.   It’s the perfect tool to inject some fun into your learning, making your content more memorable with engaging presentations.

In this session you will create a fun animated presentation for your learning piece.

 

Edit a video using Camtasia

Often L&D professionals do not consider video because they think it is too expensive.  Camtasia Studio is a video editing software package that allows you to quickly and easily create high-quality training videos for mobile devices and the Web. It’s a superb tool for adding video to your blended learning solution.

In this session you will create and edit a video for your learning piece.

Showcase on social learning, how to extract knowledge from an ageing workforce (case study)

 

Docebo – The LMS you will love to use.

In this session you will upload your learning pieces to Docebo, the world’s fastest growing LMS,  so we can vote on the overall best learning!
– Register as a Docebo user
– Upload your Prezi and rate other attendee’s Prezi’s
– Upload your screen capture and the quick reference guide created in WalkThru
– Upload your Storyline course
– Upload your Camtasia video
– Upload your Powtoom
– Share one piece of your favourite information on Coach and Share

Drive improvements in your training programme with this user-centric and award winning platform.  Docebo offers a learning ecosystem for companies, their employees, partners and customers for organisations of any size.  Experience a beautiful and modern UI with a scalable pricing model, a robust set of integrations and APIs paired with reliable support, available 24/7.  Docebo will enable you to build a learning experience that’s more likely to attract new talent, drive business change and draw improvements in staff motivation and customer satisfaction.

Celebrate Success!

The most highly rated learning piece will win a Samsung VR headset!

 

Do not miss the most exciting learning and development workshop this year!
REGISTER NOW!

eLearnz eLab Tickets:

Silver, $995
General admisssion
Lunch

Gold, $1,295
VIP registration by Nigel Paine
Priority seating
VIP lunch both days
Matrix lounge access

Platinum, $1,495
VIP registration by Nigel Paine
Priority seating
VIP lunch both days
Matrix lounge
Private Q&A with Nigel Paine
Cheese & wine networking on conclusion of day 1

 

Please note our cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations on or prior to March 31, 100% of the conference fee, less booking fees, will be refunded.
  • For cancellations on or after April 1 and up until April 30, 50% of the conference fee, less booking fees, will be refunded.
  • For cancellations on or after May 1, no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Substitutions are welcome though!

 

Jul
17
Tue
eLearnz Learning Technology Web Summit @ Cliftons
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

eLearnz Learning Technology Web Summit

Your favourite L&D speakers as live streamed holograms from around the world

Tuesday July 17 2018

Not your usual L&D conference

A New Zealand first!

‘Sage from the stage’ format conferences are dying and damn hard work to organise. And with gratitude to some challenges in convening the 2017 eLearnz conference, we asked ourselves, how can we change up the L&D conference scene in 2018. We are after all a learning technology company and therefore using innovative technology became our focus. ‘Why not holograms?’ we asked. We sought and found the tech to live stream L&D thought leaders from all over the world. It’s innovative, it’s risky, it’s fun, and the people we have shared it with are jumping on board.

Limited to 100 seats and they are going fast.

Save a seat today and pay later!
(payment must be made by 31 March or seats will be released)

Sponsorship available

To keep the cost way down, we are offering corporate sponsorship. We already have offers of sponsorship and are only taking one organization per industry.

This is likely to be attractive to those responsible for their organisation’s Digital Strategy

Contact: Nicki Turnbull
Phone: 09 363 2827
Email: elearnz@elearnz.co.nz

eLearnz Learning technology web summit with hologram speakers

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