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
May
14
Mon
Best Practice Storyboarding Workshop Auckland @ University of Otago House
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Professional Development for L&D elearning designers!

Learn new and productive elearning design skills in 2018!

“Robust storyboarding reduces development time by at least 25%, improves Learning Designer productivity and reduces rework, stress, project management and stakeholder review time”.

Rustica Lamb, Founder, Bloom Learning Technologies

Have you ever designed elearning and heard the following:

Some people think, having an idea in your head and jumping straight to ‘fingers on the keyboard’ is quicker than thinking through a storyboard first. Rustica disagrees.

Storyboarding is one of the biggest opportunities to reduce time to roll out learning modules and a way to unleash your creativity, and at the same time, direct all stakeholders review in a productive and efficient manner. It is also one of the least used tools for rapid module design. Rapid prototyping is still a recommended technique, but after the storyboard is complete and agreed. Storyboards direct solid thinking time.

Over the past 12 months, Rustica and her team have been researching, trialing, and refining the storyboarding process for greatly reduced cost of elearning (think at least 30% less than industry standard). From powerpoint slides, to text heavy tables to film-like sketches, Bloom has trialed them all. Some didn’t have enough detail, others too much, many hard to read, and in all cases, a document that didn’t serve all stakeholders; reviewers, developers, voice over talent and graphics.

At the end of this 3-hour workshop you be able to design detailed story boards in around 10 hours.

You will learn:

· Different storyboard structures for different types of elearning (systems training vs. soft skills vs. compliance training etc)

· Understand best practice user experience techniques

· Samples of storyboards

· A best practice example and guest speaker from a large retail food chain

· Design instructions for development, SMEs, reviewers, line managers and voice talent

· Receive a storyboard template and start to create a storyboard

Book quickly. Limited to 12 people.

Please note:

1. Arrive no later than 12.45pm to set up.

2. Please bring an internet capable device which is capable of USB document transfer.

Faciliator Rustica Lamb
LX Designer | Docebo LMS top partner globally 2017 | Edupreneur

Rustica is the founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is also the cofounder of Genius Schools. She leads a team who design learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. She travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology so that we can all share in the latest learning trends that make our world and workplaces a better place to be.

Rustica has 20+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, training advisor, trainer and facilitator. She has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks.

She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.

May
22
Tue
Best Practice Storyboarding Workshop Christchurch @ Christchurch
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Professional Development for L&D elearning designers!

Learn new and productive elearning design skills in 2018!

“Robust storyboarding reduces development time by at least 25%, improves Learning Designer productivity and reduces rework, stress, project management and stakeholder review time”.

Rustica Lamb, Founder, Bloom Learning Technologies

Have you ever designed elearning and heard the following:

Some people think, having an idea in your head and jumping straight to ‘fingers on the keyboard’ is quicker than thinking through a storyboard first. Rustica disagrees.

Storyboarding is one of the biggest opportunities to reduce time to roll out learning modules and a way to unleash your creativity, and at the same time, direct all stakeholders review in a productive and efficient manner. It is also one of the least used tools for rapid module design. Rapid prototyping is still a recommended technique, but after the storyboard is complete and agreed. Storyboards direct solid thinking time.

Over the past 12 months, Rustica and her team have been researching, trialing, and refining the storyboarding process for greatly reduced cost of elearning (think at least 30% less than industry standard). From powerpoint slides, to text heavy tables to film-like sketches, Bloom has trialed them all. Some didn’t have enough detail, others too much, many hard to read, and in all cases, a document that didn’t serve all stakeholders; reviewers, developers, voice over talent and graphics.

At the end of this 3.5 hour workshop you be able to design detailed story boards in around 10 hours.

You will learn:

· Different storyboard structures for different types of elearning (systems training vs. soft skills vs. compliance training etc)

· Understand best practice user experience techniques

· Samples of storyboards

· A best practice example and guest speaker from a large retail food chain

· Design instructions for development, SMEs, reviewers, line managers and voice talent

· Receive a storyboard template and start to create a storyboard

Book quickly. Limited to 12 people.

Please note:

1. Arrive no later than 8.45am to set up.

2. Please bring an internet capable device which is capable of USB document transfer.

Faciliator Rustica Lamb
LX Designer | Docebo LMS top partner globally 2017 | Edupreneur

Rustica is the founder of Bloom Learning Technologies (2012). She is also the cofounder of Genius Schools. She leads a team who design learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring. She travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology so that we can all share in the latest learning trends that make our world and workplaces a better place to be.

Rustica has 20+ years experience as an L&D Manager, eLearning designer, senior instructional designer, capability advisor, SAP trainer, training advisor, trainer and facilitator. She has worked internally and externally with a number of organisations, including: Westpac, ANZ, Ministry of Health, Contact Energy, Vodafone, Ministry of Justice, Mighty River Power, Telecom, Vodafone, Green Cross Health, Orion Health and Morgan & Banks.

She held the position of Vice President for the New Zealand Association of Training and Development (NZATD) from 2012 to 2015, and was the NZATD Practitioner of the Year in 2012.

May
24
Thu
Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop Wellington @ ProjectR
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop

24th May

9.00am – 12.30pm

 

About the course

Are your learners showing you what they’ve learned, or regurgitating content? Quality assessment involves moving beyond ‘seek and destroy’ comprehension questions and into tasks that require higher order thinking. Our workshop will show you how to link assessment to learning and develop tasks and quizzes that engage and stimulate your learners.

You will take a piece of your eLearning, develop a clear set of assessment criteria, then design tasks that push your learners to show deep understanding of the material.

 

Audience

This course is for learning designers at beginner or intermediate level who are looking for ways to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their assessment tasks.

 

Outcome

By the end of this course, learners will be able to design tasks and write assessment questions that elicit responses to show deep understanding of content.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • A piece of eLearning you are working on

 

Facilitator Marion Littin

Marion is an experienced educator with a tremendous breadth of experience working with learners of all ages. She has unique insight into the learning needs of the newest members of the workforce as she worked in Primary education for many years, specialising in digital learning.

Marion has developed engaging, relevant, and purpose-built learning experiences in schools in response to their identified learning needs in order to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum and is bringing this skill set into designing high quality, effective learning for adults. In her teaching career she designed a wide variety of assessments.

Monthly L&D professional development & mentoring with Rustica Lamb @ online
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Short notice professional development and mentoring for L&D elearning designers!

Kick off the new financial year with a goal to stay relevant and access the latest tools, trends and technology for a small time investment each month. Along with mentoring and development with one of the industries most experienced and award winning practitioners! At a great new years price!

Only 10 seats left for the year
First session 24 May

“The L&D landscape is changing rapidly and what L&D need to know and do today is changing in direct relation to that. We are moving into the world of personalisation, AR/VR/ and the possible demise of elearning itself. Why not leverage of the knowledge, research, travel, connections and relationships Bloom builds and stay ahead of the curve.”
Rustica Lamb, Founder, Bloom Learning Technologies

Who should attend?

If you are a team member at the Intermediate level with a passion for learning and a thirst for lifelong learning and staying relevant, this is for you.

The monthly group calls include :

  • Individual sharing of successes and challenges
  • Individual questions answered
  • Best practice learning methodology
  • The latest tools and technology from around the world
  • Ask an Expert in elearning, leadership (Eloise Tzimas) and organisational development (Lynlee Wilson – Organisational Psychologist) at any time of the month via New Zealand’s fastest growing LMS, Docebo

Bonuses include:

  • elearnz web summit ticket (August) worth $594
  • Talent Dynamics profile worth $250
  • A fun, in-person learning event in August

The mentoring content is therefore led by the group, with any themes and questions answered. Content will be provided in the context of these.

Your mentorship team:

Rustica Lamb – Lead mentor/elearning

Lynlee Wilson – Organisational development

Eloise Tzimas – Leadership

Book quickly. Rustica is only mentoring 12 people this year. 10 seats left

Contact us for monthly and invoicing options

May
31
Thu
Quiz Gamification Workshop @ University of Otago House
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Quiz Gamification Workshop

31st May

9am-12.30pm

 

About the course

In this practical half-day session you will learn how to take your quizzes to the next level with an exciting suite of addictive games that will have your learners battling to be top of the leaderboard.

The impressive analytics enable you to monitor progress, knowledge retention and engagement to measure the effectiveness of your instruction.

You will experience a selection of games, such as Match, Jump and more, then create your own!

Download the SCORM and take it with you to instantly gamify your latest piece of eLearning.

 

Audience

This course is for learning designers with an interest in gamification. If you have quiz material that you would like to make into a game, bring it along. Images (PNG or JPG) and audio files (MP3 or WAV) can also be used.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • A learning piece that you would like to create a quiz for

 

Our workshops are also available in-house, please enquire if you are interested in this option.

 

Facilitator: Marion Littin

Marion is an experienced educator with a tremendous breadth of experience working with learners of all ages. She has unique insight into the learning needs of the newest members of the workforce as she worked in Primary education for many years, specialising in digital learning.

Marion has developed engaging, relevant, and purpose-built learning experiences in schools in response to their identified learning needs in order to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum and is bringing this skill set into designing high quality, effective learning for adults.

In her teaching career she designed a wide variety of assessments and is excited to be our in-house Training Arcade expert.

 

Create Better User Instructions with Less Effort Workshop @ University of Otago House
May 31 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Create Better User Instructions with Less Effort Workshop

31st May 2018

1.30pm-5.00pm

 

About the course

This course is tailor-made for the busy eLearning professional. You will learn how to capture processes and procedures, then refine your presentation until it is ready to export. At the conclusion of the workshop you will have created an asset that you can take with you and use immediately in your organisation.

 

Audience

This course is designed for elearning professionals who want to save time when producing step-by-step guides or tutorials. You will work on your own process or procedure which you can export and take away with you.

 

Topics covered:

  • Capturing content
  • Marking up slides
  • Editing
  • Adding audio
  • Exporting in multiple formats

 

Outcome: By the end of this workshop you will be able to create training guides, how-to tutorials and other documentation up to 50% faster than you currently do.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • A piece of your own learning material to work on

 

Facilitator: Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson is the managing director of Sydney based Linrock Software. He founded Linrock in 2014 to design and develop a software application for rapid knowledge capture and automatic content formatting.

An IT professional for the better part of 3 decades he has worked for large US organisations such as Lotus and Adobe as well as founding three previous businesses in the fields of eLearning, training and software consultancy. He has a broad range of skills and experience including corporate sales, training, support, implementation, solution design, software development and management.

Jun
1
Fri
Fast Soft Skills Design Workshop @ University of Otago House
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fast Soft Skills Design Workshop

1st June 2018

9.00am-12.30pm

 

About the course

Customisable Courseware is a new groundbreaking training and development product that bridges the time, money, and resource gap between eLearning templates and custom course development.

Whether you need instruction online or in the classroom, Customisable Courseware provides you with everything you would expect from an off-the-shelf training program with one additional benefit—you get all of the source files. And we mean ALL of it! Each course is written by a Subject Matter Expert (SME), professionally and instructionally designed, and developed to provide interactive learning with an amazing visual design.

In this course, you will work with our talented facilitator, Anthony Henderson, to download a course into your favourite authoring tool, then make it your own.

 

Audience

This course is designed for eLearning professionals who need to produce soft-skills courses in a timely, cost-effective manner. The templates provide excellent support for beginners, while more those who are more advanced will enjoy putting this exceptional resource through its paces.

 

Topics covered:

  • 15 pre-built soft skills courses
  • Branding, look and feel
  • Add or change learning objectives
  • Author new modules
  • Write your own quiz questions
  • Update scenarios to reflect your own workplace roles and policies

 

Outcome: By the end of this workshop you will be able to select, customise and brand courseware to create soft skills eLearning quickly and effectively.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred

 

Facilitator: 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.” 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 last year. He was rated the best presenter, engaging and well prepared, working hands-on with the attendees and providing valuable resources to ensure everyone was able to complete their project. We are excited to have him on board to introduce this exciting new resource.

Jun
12
Tue
Success with Storyline and Learning Design Workshop @ University of Otago House
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm

Success with Storyline and Learning Design Workshop

12 & 13 June, 9am-5pm

 

About the course

This is a highly interactive, two day workshop with an emphasis on developing engaging, user friendly, creative content using Storyline and incorporating best practice eLearning Instructional design.

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. You will also learn how to implement a range of learning design techniques and edit content to ensure your eLearning is meaningful without overloading your slides.

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. The workshop caters to all versions of Articulate Storyline.

 

Topics covered:

  • Basic functions of Storyline
  • Using number variables, state changes and interdependent interactions
  • Using different Learning design techniques in Storyline
  • Gamification

 

Outcome: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to use Storyline efficiently and effectively to create engaging content.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • Storyline software (either your own licence or download the free trial) or Storyline 360.
  • A piece of your own learning material to work on

 

Facilitator 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 last year. He was rated the best presenter, 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 BurgerFuel”

“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 and share plenty of Learning Design tips to ensure you get great results in your organisation.

Jun
28
Thu
Monthly L&D professional development & mentoring with Rustica Lamb @ online
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Short notice professional development and mentoring for L&D elearning designers!

Kick off the new financial year with a goal to stay relevant and access the latest tools, trends and technology for a small time investment each month. Along with mentoring and development with one of the industries most experienced and award winning practitioners! At a great new years price!

Only 10 seats left for the year
First session 24 May

“The L&D landscape is changing rapidly and what L&D need to know and do today is changing in direct relation to that. We are moving into the world of personalisation, AR/VR/ and the possible demise of elearning itself. Why not leverage of the knowledge, research, travel, connections and relationships Bloom builds and stay ahead of the curve.”
Rustica Lamb, Founder, Bloom Learning Technologies

Who should attend?

If you are a team member at the Intermediate level with a passion for learning and a thirst for lifelong learning and staying relevant, this is for you.

The monthly group calls include :

  • Individual sharing of successes and challenges
  • Individual questions answered
  • Best practice learning methodology
  • The latest tools and technology from around the world
  • Ask an Expert in elearning, leadership (Eloise Tzimas) and organisational development (Lynlee Wilson – Organisational Psychologist) at any time of the month via New Zealand’s fastest growing LMS, Docebo

Bonuses include:

  • elearnz web summit ticket (August) worth $594
  • Talent Dynamics profile worth $250
  • A fun, in-person learning event in August

The mentoring content is therefore led by the group, with any themes and questions answered. Content will be provided in the context of these.

Your mentorship team:

Rustica Lamb – Lead mentor/elearning

Lynlee Wilson – Organisational development

Eloise Tzimas – Leadership

Book quickly. Rustica is only mentoring 12 people this year. 10 seats left

Contact us for monthly and invoicing options

Jul
4
Wed
Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop Wellington @ ProjectR
Jul 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop

4th July

1.30-5.00pm

 

About the course

Are your learners showing you what they’ve learned, or regurgitating content? Quality assessment involves moving beyond ‘seek and destroy’ comprehension questions and into tasks that require higher order thinking. Our workshop will show you how to link assessment to learning and develop tasks and quizzes that engage and stimulate your learners.

You will take a piece of your eLearning, develop a clear set of assessment criteria, then design tasks that push your learners to show deep understanding of the material.

 

Audience

This course is for learning designers at beginner or intermediate level who are looking for ways to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of their assessment tasks.

 

Outcome

By the end of this course, learners will be able to design tasks and write assessment questions that elicit responses to show deep understanding of content.

 

Please bring

  • An internet capable device with keyboard, laptops preferred
  • A piece of eLearning you are working on

 

Facilitator Marion Littin

Marion is an experienced educator with a tremendous breadth of experience working with learners of all ages. She has unique insight into the learning needs of the newest members of the workforce as she worked in Primary education for many years, specialising in digital learning.

Marion has developed engaging, relevant, and purpose-built learning experiences in schools in response to their identified learning needs in order to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum and is bringing this skill set into designing high quality, effective learning for adults. In her teaching career she designed a wide variety of assessments.