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
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 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop

4th July

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.

Jul
10
Tue
Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop @ Otago House
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Writing Better Assessment Questions Workshop

10th July

9.00-12.30pm

 

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.

Jul
26
Thu
Monthly L&D professional development & mentoring with Rustica Lamb @ online
Jul 26 @ 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
27
Fri
Fast Soft Skills Design Workshop @ University of Otago House
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fast Soft Skills Design Workshop

27th July 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.

Aug
7
Tue
Quiz Gamification Workshop @ University of Otago House
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Quiz Gamification Workshop

7th August

9.30am-1.00pm

 

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.

 

Aug
23
Thu
Monthly L&D professional development & mentoring with Rustica Lamb @ online
Aug 23 @ 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

Sep
25
Tue
eLearnz Web Summit @ Vodafone HQ, Arena Room
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

eLearnz Web Summit – the Future of Learning

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

eLearnz 2018 is a virtual Web Summit, with an optional live day pass, that brings together the world’s top learning tech speakers. In a world where the rapid pace of technology change affects all industries, the way we learn and adapt to that change is fundamental to our successful future. Bloom Learning Technologies continually scans learning and development trends and technologies around the world to ensure you get the latest tech, tools and thought leaders at eLearnz to drive best practice L&D in New Zealand.

Virtual Web Summit

The virtual Web Summit consists of six international speakers throughout the day. You can watch as many as you like or register to watch all 6 and get one session free! Each session also allows for interactive Q&A. All sessions will be recorded so if you are unable to make it on the day please do register as the recording will be sent to all attendees.

Live Day Pass

The Web Summit live day is an opportunity for the NZ learning and development community to come together to watch the latest in digital learning trends and case studies. This will be held at Vodafone HQ where you will be immersed in big screens. There will be plenty of time for conversation and collaboration that will inspire and invigorate as well as lots of fun to be had, so don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get face to face with your peers and learn from these amazing speakers!


Master of Ceremonies

Cheryl Doig, Leadership Futurist 

Cheryl is a leadership futurist who sees exponential technologies as an opportunity to amplify our human characteristics. She loves challenging organisations to think differently in order to adapt to a rapidly changing and complex world. This world must consider equity, ethics and social impact as our preferred future.

In 2017 Cheryl was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards, in the Innovation and Science category. She sees this recognition as an opportunity to continue influencing young women to grow as leaders and entrepreneurs.

Cheryl has been an award winning principal and is involved in a number of strategic roles and foresight projects. She is currently a Board Chair of the NZ Brain Research Institute, establishment Board Chair of Haeta Community Campus and serves as a trustee for Limitless and Food for Thought Trusts. Cheryl is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. Her 2018 projects include the curation of a book on Collaboration and co-organising the Future of Learning conference, held in July, bringing cutting edge technology and education together, to consider how humanity and technology will interact in changing times.


Keynote Speaker Nigel Paine

Why learning then won’t be like learning now: welcome to the BIG DISRUPTION.”

We will look back on our so-called learning age with astonishment and amazement! How could most people put up with so little for so long? Imprecise, content focussed and tedious learning, forced into formal programmes, that are never repeated, with no measure of impact apart from ‘did you enjoy this?’ nonsense.

The big disruption will be around personalised learning, personalised for every single person but visible to the company as a dashboard that will reveal the pain points and progress across the organisation as a whole. So targeted, just enough and just when needed. This will be a complete transformation. And I will explain much, much more in the session.

Nigel headed up the BBC’s training and development operation, where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. This included an award-winning leadership programme, state-of-the-art informal learning, e-learning and knowledge sharingm and one of the most outstanding and well-used intranets in the corporate sector. Nigel left the BBC in 2006 to start his own company, which focuses on leadership, creativity, innovation and e-learning. He works with companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the US.

Nigel is a Masie Learning Fellow and has written articles and whitepapers on subjects as diverse as ‘creativity in the workplaxce’, ‘building corporate heroes’ and ‘the future of e-learning’ as well as published several books.


Keynote Speaker Donald H Taylor, Chairman, The Learning and Performance Institute UK

2018 learning results and trends (2018 L&D Global Sentiment Survey)

Donald H Taylor is a recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies.

Donald will be sharing the survey results from his annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey on what L&D professionals think will be hot in 2018, with results both globally and from the New Zealand sector. 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 personalisation and adapative delivery topped the table, pushing collaborative and social learning into second place. Personalisation is hotter than ever thanks to the possibilities offered by algorithms and artificial intelligence. Microlearning was a hot topic for NZ but that does not mean it is well defined, understood or implemented. VR, AR and AI all featured highly. Are they mature enough to impact mainstream enterprise L&D in 2018?


Keynote Speaker Melissa Milloway, Senior Learning Experience Designer, Amazon

Melissa Milloway

Using xAPI in a VR project – Live case study, Scenes Around Seattle: an A-Frame Virtual Reality Experience Using xAPI

  • What is xAPI?
  • What is the xAPI Cohort and its benefits?
  • Moodboarding for inspiration
  • A-Frame Virtual Reality framework
  • Enabling VR scenes in A-Frame for xAPI
  • Let’s see it in action!

Keynote Speaker on Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence – The current face of innovation


Keynote Speaker Eyal Ronen, Chief Learning Evangelist, GamEffective

Gamified personalised micro learning based on learner KPIs – case study, Supercharge eLearning with Gamification and real-time feedback

Eyal Ronen, A Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, has been focusing on the training and development world for more than two decades. In recent years he has taken a path that investigates and reinforces the human-machine interface to ensure superior e-learning efficacy.

An award-winning professor, an international speaker, and a true Learning Evangelist, Eyal brings a practical approach even to the most academic topics.


Where is the event?

The virtual Web Summit is totally online. Each speaker will have a Zoom room accessed by invitation once you have registered.

eLearnz has partnered with Vodafone to bring you a state-of-the-art venue at their new premises in Smales Farm on the North Shore for the Live Day pass. Vodafone’s smart building offers the most technologically advanced environment workplace in the country, a true workplace of the future, and is wireless-enabled, voice and video aware and incorporates virtual reality. Enter into the stunning open air Atrium, which is 5 stories high, complete with cafe and you may not want to leave!


Also happening:


eLearnz eLab

Two day eLab, where you can come along and learn the latest technology tools.


Join us for eLearnz Web Summit on the 25th September, eLab on the 26th & 27th September, or both events – you’ll be surrounded by learning and development professionals from all industries, ready to share their success stories and advice.

Get ready to connect, inspire and be inspired!


Register your spot for the Virtual Sessions or Book your Bean Bag for the Live Pass Day now!


Sponsorship and Digital Exhibition

To keep the registration cost down, we are offering corporate digital sponsorship. We only sponsor with the best, like minded organisations and we will only be taking one organisation per industry, so get in quick!

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


eLearnz Web Summit Ticket Pricing:

(as Web Summit is an international event, payment is in US dollars)

Virtual sessions – US $49 each

Buy 5 virtual sessions and get the 6th free – US $245 total

Full day live pass – US $489, includes lunch


Please note our cancellation policy:

  • For cancellations on or prior to July 31st, 100% of the conference fee, less booking fees, will be refunded.
  • For cancellations on or after August 1st but prior to August 31st, 50% of the conference fee, less booking fees, will be refunded.
  • For cancellations on or after September 1st, no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Substitutions are welcome though!

Sep
26
Wed
eLearnz eLab 2018 @ Cliftons
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – Sep 27 @ 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.  eLab assists L&D practitioners who were having a hard time keeping up with the latest learning tech and trends.  The hands-on workshops allow you to play with new tech and learn low cost and free tools to help create engaging elearning.  eLab has been a runaway success over the last two years and we are looking forward to hosting it again this year.

The format

eLearnz eLab is 2 days of 6 hands-on mini workshops, with the focus on the latest in digital learning trends, technology and design.  You will work with local and international thought leaders during these sessions where you will actively create digital learning items.  You will 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.

Master of Ceremonies Rustica Lamb

Our MC is Rustica Lamb.  Rustica is a learning designer, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning (2012). She is also co-founder of the first New Zealand Green School (2016). She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring.

Rustica travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology and brings them to New Zealand so that we can all share in the latest trends that make our world and workplaces a better place to be.

 

We are working on the workshop content to bring you the best low cost and free technology.  Stay tuned!

 

Docebo – The LMS you will love to use.

In this session you’ll use the award-winning and the world’s fastest growing LMS, Docebo, and its innovative application Coach & Share.  You will upload your learning pieces so we can vote on the overall best elearning!
– Register as a Docebo user
– Upload your learning pieces
– Rate other attendee’s learning pieces
– Share one piece of your favourite information on Coach and Share

Celebrate Success!

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

Do not miss this exciting learning tech workshop this year!

REGISTER NOW!

eLab Tickets:

$895 full price

Earlybird $795 up until 30th June 2018

Please note our cancellation policy:

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

 

Sep
27
Thu
Monthly L&D professional development & mentoring with Rustica Lamb @ online
Sep 27 @ 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