UDPATED: Across the Professions: Program

Thursday March 1st 2012, 9.30AM to 5PM

Learning Technology
Session 1
How technologies can deliver ideal learning experiences for adults, and new approaches for professional associations.

Jon White, former Digital Publishing Director at Macmillan Education, is Business Development Director for Publishing Technology plc, a technology company that provides publishers with digital tools from supply chain to social networking, scholarly research to the semantic web. www.publishingtechnology.com

Chris Graf, Editorial Director for Health Sciences Publishing at Wiley in Melbourne, on Learning-Management Systems and his thoughts on what the best technology for continuing professional development-style learning needs to be able to do.

Learning Techniques, Theory and Evidence
Session 2
Interactive exploration of evidence, new techniques and approaches in adult learning

Dr Christine Redman is Senior Lecturer, Science and Technology Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne University. Christine lectures in, and researches, the field of science education, science communication and scientific literacy. Her research focus is always on the relationship of the teacher and or learner to the learning experience. As head of the science education team, at MGSE, she coordinates several postgraduate subjects including Science Communication, Science and Technology Education, Design Personalised Learning and Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment.

Christine will introduce a framework that demonstrates ways to plan for high-level engagement for adult learners. Adult learners seek learning opportunities that advance their knowledge and skill base. This session focuses on an approach that is designed to address how adults learn best. Adult learners are usually highly motivated and goal orientated. They need to be able to identify the ways that they can transfer their new learning into relevant and valued areas. The use of technology as a key component that can support this more personalised response to a learner’s needs will also be explored in this session

Lunchtime Discussion Topics and Networking
Session 3
Choose a discussion group that matches your interests

Topics: 1: Regulation 2: Technology 3: Engagement 4: Content

Experiences Across the Professions: Case Studies
Session 4
Experiences in building professional development programmes from across the profession, for delegates to draw on to use for their organisations

Tony Gleeson has over 25 years of international experience in the field of educational design, development and delivery. He has lived and worked in five continents and held a number of key positions in the world’s leading professional services organisations. He has spoken at a variety of international conferences on professional development issues. Currently Tony is the Executive General Manager of Member Knowledge for CPA Australia and leads a team responsible for the development of educational products that include over 30,000 CPA program candidates sitting certification examinations. CPA Australia has over 139,000 members in over 100 countries who rely on having access to the latest information and knowledge.  Prior to CPA Australia, Tony worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s Global Office in New York as the Global Director of Learning – Programs and Solutions, reporting in to the Global Director of Talent Management.  www.cpaaustralia.com.au
Watch Tony speak about attending the seminar

Professor David Watters is Chair in Surgery at Deakin University School of Medicine, based at Geelong Hospital. David will speak about how the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons developed its CPD program. David’s research interests span quality of health care, health IT systems, performance monitoring and assessment, and surgical education.

Lyn Goodear is National Manager, Professional Development & Deputy CEO, Australian Human Resources Institute. Lyn manages AHRI’s professional development unit which is charted with supporting the professional development of AHRI members through professional education, specialist workshops, online training and in-company training. In addition, Lyn fulfills the role of Deputy CEO representing AHRI at national and international events.  Lyn is also a member of the National Accreditation Committee and manages AHRI’s international training and education programs.  http://www.ahri.com.au
Watch Lyn speak about attending the seminar

Interactive Panel Discussion
Session 5
Uncover specific principles and policies, answer questions from delegates, and explore topics that generated most excitement from earlier sessions

Panel Chair: Professor Steve Trumble. Steve is Chair of Clinical Education and Training Development in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.  A general practitioner by training, Steve has extensive experience in medical training and continuing professional development.  Currently, he is playing a key role in the development of Australia’s first Masters-level medical degree—the Melbourne Medical School’s MD—and ensuring that medical graduates are prepared to meet Australia’s future health needs.
Watch Steve speak about attending the seminar

Panelists representing professional associations (eg RACS, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, AHRI, Australian Human Resources Institute), from regulatory bodies (eg AHPRA, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Dental Board of Australia), from corporations (eg Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline).

John Bower
, Associate Director – Medical, Specialised Medicines / Oncology, GlaxoSmithKline Australia



Lyn Goodear. Lyn’s profile is presented above.



Professor Lyn Littlefield OAM FAPS
, Executive Director, Australian Psychological Society.


Tim Shaw, Director of the Workforce Education and Development Group at University of Sydney. Tim directs the Workforce Education and Development Group in the Sydney Medical School at The University of Sydney. He has run a large number of workplace-based programs for governments and service providers. He currently manages a number of online learning portals such as Cancer Learning for DoHa and ISQua Knowledge for the International Society for Quality in Healthcare. Tim recently spent a year as a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School working on online programs for junior doctors.

Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Dental Board of Australia Tanya Vogt is the Executive Officer for the Dental Board of Australia, and works with the Board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to regulate  dental practitioners through the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme). Previously Tanya held roles as a lawyer, registered health practitioner and Principle Policy Advisor with the Victorian Department of Health. Tanya was involved in the development of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which is now in force in each state and territory. http://www.ahpra.gov.au/  http://www.dentalboard.gov.au/

Professor David Watters
David’s profile is presented above.



Lisa Wyatt, Asia Pacific Assurance Learning & Development Leader, Ernst & Young




Reception, 5PM Cocktails and canapés

Date: Thursday March 1st 2012, 9.30AM to 5PM
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
College of Surgeons’ Gardens
250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne,
VIC 3002 Map Venue
Contact: cgraf [at] wiley.com


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