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Lifelong learning for
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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Recorded sessions

 

 

Presenter:Andrea McMahon
When:Wednesday 4th August @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Orthographic mapping is the process readers use to turn unfamiliar written words into familiar sight words that can be immediately and effortlessly retrieved from long-term memory. Orthographic mapping answers the questions… How does an unfamiliar word become a familiar sight word? Why do poor readers have limited sight vocabularies? There is nothing intuitive about the […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:Wednesday 11th August 2021 @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

About this session The ACSF is a multi-layered document that can be used at a number of levels of complexity.  The focus in this webinar is to show how the ACSF can be used in a simplified way to: ballpark individual core skills performance provide generalised mapping of core skills requirements in education and training […]

Presenter:Annette Foley and Barry Golding
When:Wednesday 25th August 2021 @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

A conversation about adaptation through needs based lifelong learning This presentation will draw from recent research on Men’s Sheds in regional and remote Victoria.  It will reference a case study of a community-based Shed in a disadvantaged rural location to discuss the role local community learning can play in responding to and developing resilience in […]

Presenter:Ros Bauer
When:Available from Thursday 3rd June
Cost:Free

Preconference Video Presentation available from Thursday 3 June 2021 Adult Learning Australia joins the Adult Education in Global Times Conference 2021 (#AEGT2021) online to bring you a special presentation: Literacy Changes Lives – Adult literacy and numeracy in the Australian context  This online forum will provide an overview of adult literacy provision in Australia that […]

Presenter:Odirilwe Selomane
When:PDT on 24 May, 11pm (Vancouver); CAT/CEST on 25 May, 8am (Harare, Berlin); IST on 25 May, 11.30am (India); CST/SGT 25 May, 2pm (Beijing, Singapore); AEST 25 May, 4pm (Sydney)
Duration:1.5 hrs
Cost:Free

Resilience or rebellion? Exploring resilience and climate justice: challenges for ALE   In these times of extreme precarity, a new buzzword is ‘resilience’.  In combination with adjectives resilience means many different things to different constituencies across the natural and social sciences, ranging from absorptive to adaptive; restorative to transformative resilience. This webinar explores different interpretations […]

Presenter:Cheméne Sinson
When:Thursday 13th May @ 10am
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

In this interactive webinar, we’ll highlight insights from recent research about how adults learn, then explore how to use these insights when facilitating virtual learning.

Presenter:Dr Keiko Yasukawa
When:Friday 7 May 2021, 1.00pm AEST via Zoom
Duration:1 hr

This year’s AGM will present the 2020 Annual Report, announce the results of this year’s Board elections and feature guest speaker Dr Keiko Yasukawa. Presentation: The role of adult education in women’s empowerment

Presenter:Various
When:Wednesday 24th March @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1.5 hrs
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Australia’s prison population has disproportionately low levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills, lower levels of educational attainment and higher levels of learning difficulties and learning disabilities than people in the general community.

Presenter:Anne Bayetto
When:Wednesday 10th March 2021 @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Join us for the first session of this special two-part series of webinars.   Session 1: Oral Language Listening and speaking underpin learning, work, and social interactions. However, not all adults with literacy difficulties, are confident when relating with others and may need increased opportunities to listen to, and speak with, others in a range […]

Presenter:Bettina Twyman
When:Wednesday 24th February @ 11am AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This second discussion session is to gather further experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for teachers and the VET sector. The discussion will explore: students with trauma/PTSD and […]

Presenter:Anne Bayetto
When:Wednesday 14th April @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Join us for the second session of this special two-part series of webinars.   Session 2: Vocabulary Learning more words makes people smarter. There are a number of adults who have quite limited vocabularies, and this potentially limits their learning, work, and social possibilities. In this session I will outline why new vocabulary needs to […]

Presenter:Bettina Twyman
When:Wednesday 21st April @ 11am AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This second discussion session is to gather further experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for teachers and the VET sector. The discussion will explore: students with trauma/PTSD and […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:Wednesday 26th May @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members who are part of the LLN Network. $50 for non-network members.

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). About the ACSF The ACSF provides a validated framework of national benchmarks […]

Presenter:Chris Tully
When:Wednesday 18th November @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Adult Learning Australia and Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council are coming together for this special webinar event. This webinar is designed for teachers of literacy who also teach some numeracy. It will discuss what are important concepts to understand. The webinar will look at the common issues learners have with numeracy and mathematics. It […]

Presenter:Various
When:Wednesday 25th November @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1.5 hours
Cost:Free

What can we learn from the history of adult learning and education in Australia and what lies ahead? Hear from Australian and international leaders in adult learning and education (ALE) as they reflect on key milestones in adult learning’s past and discuss their vision for its future. This virtual event marks the 60th anniversary of […]

Presenter:Dr. Stephen Billett
When:Wednesday 11th November @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

About this session As a means of advancing our understandings and practices as adult educators, this webinar explores how adults’ learning can be mediated by the interrelations amongst person + education + community. Certainly, we need more complete and comprehensive understandings of this phenomenon. What constitutes and supports adults’ learning across their lives for economic, […]

Presenter:Various
When:Wednesday 7th October 2020 @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

As a community-based registered training organisation (RTO) it’s important for your organisation to engage with industry to ensure your vocational qualifications are: keeping up to date with industry trends complying with RTO standards reflecting what is required by the industry.   To support ACE RTOs, Adult Learning Australia has convened a panel of stakeholders to […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When:Wednesday 21 October 2020 @ 1–2pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). About the ACSF The ACSF provides a validated framework of national benchmarks […]

Presenter:Various
When:Friday 4 September @ 10.30am AEST
Duration:1.5 hours
Cost:Free for Adult Learners' Week

The Power and Potential of Adult Learning and Education in Changing Times A free webinar as part of Adult Learners’ Week – Celebrating 25 years Adult learning and education (ALE) is dynamic, it has a key role in solving some of the biggest challenges of our time. Social cohesion, health and wellbeing, digitalisation, equality, employment, […]

Presenter:Bettina Twyman
When:Thursday 3rd September @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Offered FREE as part of Adult Learners' Week.

This webinar is for adult educators who have experienced teaching to students living with trauma and PTSD. Share your experience This webinar is designed to gather experiences and professional insights from adult educators to assist in building stronger resources for teachers and the VET sector. The discussion will explore: students with trauma/PTSD and the statistics […]

When:Tuesday 1st September @ 1pm AEST
Duration:2 hours
Cost:Free for Adult Learners Week

Adult Learners Week 2020 Launch Join the conversation, as comedian and author Catherine Deveny explores stories of resilience and renewal through learning shared by our fantastic speakers. Guest speakers Shane Fitzsimmons – Former NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner whose leadership guided NSW through one of the biggest natural disasters in our nation’s history. Sean Sweeney […]

Presenter:Stephen Billett
When:Wednesday 26th August @ 1pm AEST
Duration:45 mins
Cost:Offered FREE as part of Adult Learners Week.

Much is made of the importance of adults’ learning across adult life and, particularly, for work-related purposes. This is now seen as being both important and urgent as the requirements for work as well as social and cultural activities constantly change and the need to be employable over a longer portion of adult life and […]

Presenter:Pip Mackey
When:Wednesday 5th August @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

The Little Things project, which is led by the Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre in partnership with Meaningful Ageing Australia. The Little Things project is evidence-based training kit on intercultural communication built on authentic interactions between highly skilled PCAs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) backgrounds and older people who are accessing aged care. […]

Presenter:Robbie Guevara
When:Wednesday 29th July @ 1pm - 2pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

We, as adult educators, responded to the multiple crises we faced. We, as adult educators, identified the crises as an opportunity to advance our own work. And now… how do we harvest the fruits of these crises and make our communities and leaders recognise and value the role of adult learning and education in what […]

Presenter:Karen Dymke
When:Tuesday 21st July @ 2-3pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Behaviours that pose challenges to adult educators can impact on a learner’s capacity to engage. Developing relationships that lead to positive outcomes,can form the basis for helping adults learn how to learn. In order for adult educators to create safe learning environments, it is necessary to understand what motivates these challenging behaviours. If we understand […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:Wednesday 17th June 2020 @ 1–2pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). About the ACSF The ACSF provides a validated framework of national benchmarks […]

Presenter:Debra Guntrip, TasTAFE
When:Wednesday 3rd June 2020 @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for ALA members. Non-members $50.

About the session This presentation with Deb Guntrip from TasTAFE, will focus on how to develop partnerships with industry to deliver work-based literacy projects within a range of industries and organisations. This work would not be possible, in Tasmania, without support and funding from 26TEN (a Tasmanian State Government Strategy to improve Literacy and Numeracy […]

Presenter:Rachel Leigh Taylor
When:Tuesday 26th May 2020 @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for ALA members. Non-members $50

At this webinar, Rachel will focus on how to ensure adult learners with low language, literacy and numeracy are supported through the use of the Australian Core Skills Framework tasks to develop and extend their engagement with their learning content. Key outcomes: Creating simple bench-marked LLN tasks Performance attributes and domains ACSF level descriptors Building […]

Presenter:Rachel Leigh Taylor
When:Tuesday 12th May 2020 @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for ALA members. Non-members $50

Adult educators need to be flexible and be able to adapt and accommodate different learning levels. At this webinar, Rachel will highlight classroom interaction patterns, delivery methodology, activities and teaching resources that can impact on the way adults learn and practice foundation skills. By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to: manage […]

Presenter:Karen Dymke
When:Thursday 23rd April @ 1–2 pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Up to 20% of the population are impacted by specific learning disorders (SLDs) such as Dyslexia and auditory processing disorders. Although not currently researched in Australia, the number of students accessing adult learning programs with SLDs would appear to be much higher. This webinar aims to provide attendees with an understanding of: how SLDs, such […]

Presenter:Cheméne Sinson
When:Thursday 9th April 2020 @ 1–2 pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Back by popular demand! Following the success of this session last year, Cheméne is back to present her take on the Principles of Adult Learning. In this interactive webinar, Chemène re-defines the principles of adult learning and provides strategies on how you can apply them in 21st century learning environments. This webinar is suitable for […]

Presenter:Anthony Turner, SBMS
When:Wednesday 8th April @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hour per session
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Adult Learning Australia is running a 2-day Bootcamp on financial advice for extreme times. Are U Ready – Surviving Small Business Disaster Day 2 Wednesday 8th April 2020 @ 1pm AEST The second webinar session is based on the dual Award winning book Are U Ready…surviving small business disaster that offers insight into the 3 […]

Presenter:Anthony Turner, SBMS
When:Tuesday 7th April @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

Adult Learning Australia is running a 2-day Bootcamp on financial advice for extreme times.   5 Steps to Ensuring Business Success in Extreme Times Day 1 Tuesday 7th April 2020 @ 1pm AEST This webinar session provides an overview of the current Covid-19 impacts on running a business and then discusses how to prepare that […]

Presenter:Rachel Leigh Taylor
When:Tuesday 24th March @ 1pm-2pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for ALA members. Non-members $50

Effective testing underpins the successful delivery of language, literacy and numeracy learning programs, yet it is often poorly implemented. At this webinar, Rachel will highlight how the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a contemporary structure for the identification of LLN needs and how it can be used as a framework for contextualising learning and […]

Presenter:Karen Dymke
When:Friday 21st February @ 1–2 pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members | $50 non-members

This webinar explores the key ingredients that make for an engaging learning environment, including ensuring relevance, focussing on growth and progress rather than just achievement, building a positive learning culture and developing learner’s self-efficacy At the end of this session, you will have practical strategies to design engaging learning programs and experiences. About our presenter […]

Presenter:Various
When:26 February 2020

Australian Learning Communities Network, RMIT University and Adult Learning Australia are hosting the Smart Learning Cities forum.
For details: https://ala.asn.au/youre-invited-to-the-smart-learning-cities-forum/

Presenter:Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When:Wednesday 18th March 2020 @ 1–2 pm AEDT
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). About the ACSF The ACSF provides a validated framework of national benchmarks […]

Presenter:Jo Howard
When:Thursday 28th November 2019 @ 1pm AEDT
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

The Royal Commission report on Family Violence was handed down two years ago and highlighted the fact that family violence can touch the lives of us all and that it exists across all communities and in many forms. Adult and community educators will be working with some participants who have experienced family violence, whether the […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When:Wednesday 13th November @ 1 pm - 2 pm AEDT
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Presenter:Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects
When:Thursday 17th October 2019 @ 1pm AEDT
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

Suitable for Anyone working in training or education in a management or practitioner role. Description In this interactive webinar we’ll re-define the principles of adult learning and discuss how they apply in 21st century learning environments. We’ll cover key techniques trainers can use to facilitate learning that leads to improved performance, regardless of the delivery […]

Presenter:Lidia Lipkiewicz
When:Wednesday 11th September @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

‘Plan a project’ is a weekly, project-based program designed specifically for the EAL/D (ESOL) learner who is also a job seeker. In a nutshell, the program develops language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills, and creates a culture and a mindset of ‘hey I can get a job if I want one!’ […]

Presenter:Chris Tully, Melbourne Polytechnic
When:Wednesday 21st August @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for all ALA members | $50 non-members

This session is designed for Literacy teachers who also teach some numeracy. It will cover how to deliver basic numeracy concepts such as fractions and basic operations. The session will look at what students might be struggling with. It will also discuss different approaches to deliver the concepts. Some resources will be included.   Our […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When:Wednesday 7th August 2019 @ 1 pm - 2 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Presenter:Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects
When:Tuesday 23rd July 2019 @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

Suitable for Vocational trainers or training managers. Description As a vocational trainer or training manager, you play a crucial role in the lives of the people you train. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discover how a focus on foundation skills can improve training outcomes and equip your learners for today’s constantly-evolving world-of-work. We’ll help you […]

Presenter:Jennifer McCafferty and Scott Mitchell, Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST)
When:Wednesday 10th July 2019 @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

With sustainable employment so hard to secure, this webinar will focus on learning employability skills to be successful in obtaining employment with large local employer in Gippsland – Flavorite Tomatoes .

Presenter:Lee Kindler
When:Wednesday 26th June @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

In this workshop, teachers will try out a range of activities that encourage students to dive straight into writing without fear of failure.

Presenter:Jan Hagston, Multifangled
When:Wednesday 5th June 2019 @ 1pm AEST
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

The teaching of the different spelling knowledges (morphemic, etymological, phonological and visual) is a way of building the linguistic skills and processes that students need to become proficient spellers. These spelling knowledges also provide a useful framework for teachers to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses in spelling and to identify areas where students can improve […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When:Wednesday 15th May 2019 @ 1pm - 2pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free for members of LLN Network | $50 non-Network members

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Presenter:Zoe Hogan, Rachael Jacobs & Kathryn Salman
When:Wednesday 1st May @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

‘Connected: Adult Language Learning through Drama’ (CALLD) is a Sydney Theatre program that combines drama approaches with English language learning for adult migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Presenter:Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects
When:Wednesday 10th April 2019 @ 1pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
Duration:1 hr
Cost:Free ALA members | $50 non-members

Back by popular demand, Chemène is returning to repeat her presentation on ‘Best-practice’ competency-based assessment. Suitable for New or experienced RTO assessors or managers of assessors. Description In this interactive webinar we’ll cover key knowledge that assessors need to ensure that their assessment practice is of the highest-possible standard. We’ll help new entrants get ‘up […]

Presenter:Sally Thompson
When:Wednesday 25 March 2015, 2.00pm - 3.00pm (AEDT)(11.00am in WA, 12.30pm in NT, 1.00pm in QLD, 11.30pm in SA, and 2.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

Social Media is an incredibly important tool for connecting with your community and bringing learners into your centre. However it also has the potential to absorb huge amounts of your time for little return. Different platforms are useful for different purposes and even the most useful are changing constantly and can quickly become less valuable. […]

Presenter:Lindee Conway
When:Friday 13 March, 2015, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

“Teachers of adult EAL learners are smart, busy people and we love text books – such is the Power of the Printed Page. But a book isn’t a lesson – it’s the germ of the beginning of an idea for a lesson, and the author doesn’t know any more about our learners than we do.” […]

Presenter:Chris Tully
When:Wednesday 18 February, 2015, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

ALA LLN Webinar: Validating FSK Assessments. Returning in 2015 by popular demand, this webinar is for foundation skills practitioners to come together as a group to validate your assessment strategies to the FSK. The introduction of the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK) has provided practitioners with a framework of units of competency to support and […]

Presenter:Dr Fabian Sack
When:Thursday 27 November, 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

Skills for Sustainability – demand and supply. What the Gen Green 4 Australia study tells us. In this webinar, Dr Fabian Sack, one of the authors of the Gen Green 4 Australia study, will share its findings. Gen Green 4 Australia is a recently completed national study of over 1,000 apprentices, trainees and their teachers, […]

Presenter:Rosemary Sharman
When:Tuesday 25 November, 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

Partnering is essential to the sustainability and growth of not for profit ACE organisations. However, partnerships can be enormously time consuming and need to be entered into strategically. This workshop with Rosemary Sharman will take you through a strategic analysis of your partnerships to make sure you are putting your energies into partnership activities that […]

Presenter:Chris Tully
When:Friday 31 October 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

The introduction of the Foundation Skills Training Package (FSK) has provided practitioners with a framework of units of competency to support and complement a variety of training programs. This webinar is for foundation skills practitioners to come together as a group to validate your assessment strategies to the FSK. The structure for this webinar involves […]

Presenter:Heather Coleman, Damien Moyse and Katrina Shields
When:7 October 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)
Where:Recorded Session

If you really want to make some energy savings, you need to know how to read your energy bill. OK, so this is not the most sexy topic in the world but it’s an important one. At our next session, Heather Coleman from Heyfield Community Resource Centre will share with us how it’s done. She […]

Presenter:Robyn Logan
When:Friday 17 October 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEDT) (10.00am in WA, 11.30am in NT, 12 noon in QLD, 12.30pm in SA, and 1.00pm in ACT, NSW, Vic & Tas)
Where:Recorded Session

In an era of tightening government budgets, many community- based organisations are looking at ways to develop independent revenue streams to support their other work. However, the social enterprise path is littered with examples of poorly planned business ideas that end up costing community organisations money instead of making them money. In this workshop you […]

Presenter:Tao Bak
When:Thursday 11 September 2014, 1.00pm - 2.00pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

By popular demand…. This webinar is designed to support teachers in understanding and using the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) and to respond to the language, literacy and numeracy needs of their students. The session will present a basic introduction to the Australian Core Skills Framework, and its use in identifying the language, literacy and numeracy […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:Thursday 28 August 2014, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Where:Recorded Session

It’s validation time again! This webinar is for language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together as a group to validate your learning and assessment strategies to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). This session is all about collaboration and peer appraisal. The structure for this webinar involves participants sharing one small assessment strategy for […]

Presenter:Jante Kamphuis
When:24 July 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

An auspicing arrangement is similar to sub-contracting. It’s a legally binding contract where one organisation applies for and administers funding on behalf of another. In our next webinar, our facilitator Jante Kamphuis will explore: what an auspice arrangement is why an organisation might seek an auspice arrangement how to select the right partner what the […]

Presenter:Damien Moyse (ATA) and Richard Vinycomb (Byron Region Community College)
When:22 July 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

The Greenhouse Around the Corner initiative is all about helping adult and community education (ACE) providers improve their energy efficiency and save money. Each month we will be exploring different aspects of energy efficiency and featuring an adult and community education provider who has achieved their energy efficiency goals. This month it’s Byron Region Community […]

Presenter:Sally Thompson
When:13 June 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Adults learn in significantly different ways to children and adolescents, yet many of the approaches that are commonly taken by educators are based on principles of child development. When adult learning principles are applied, learning experiences are more enjoyable, more respectful and more likely to result in real changes in behaviour. At this end of […]

Presenter:Lindee Conway
When:30 May 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Adult learners with low literacy come from diverse cultural, social, linguistic, religious, economic and political backgrounds. Some may have limited or disrupted educational experiences. They will all have diverse needs, interests, experiences, abilities and learning styles. Supporting learners with low literacy is complex. It’s not about using one simple approach or method. It’s about working […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:11 April 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

It’s validation time again! This webinar is for our language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together as a group to validate their learning and assessment strategies to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). This session is all about collaboration and peer appraisal. The structure for this webinar involves participants sharing one small teaching or […]

Presenter:Judy Buckingham
When:28 February 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where:Recorded Session

This webinar introduces trainers, workplace support people and managers to techniques and strategies that can lead to positive employment outcomes for students with cognitive disability. In this session, Judy Buckingham from ACE DisAbility will cover: the employer perspective recruitment and job descriptions how people learn the impacts of disability on learning learning techniques fitting in […]

Presenter:Kate Vandervoort
When:14 March 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEDST (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where:Recorded Session

Many ACE providers already understand the potential benefits of Facebook to their organisation. In this session, we look at how to use this platform in the most effective way. In this jam packed hour focussed on Facebook strategy you will learn and understand: where Facebook sits in the social media mix the formula behind Facebook […]

Presenter:Kate Vandervoort
When:15 November 2013 1.00–2:00 pm AEDST (Note Daylight Savings Time
Where:Recorded Session

Social media presents both opportunities and challenges for most community organisations. Embracing social media means so much more than posting a few links every now and then. It is complex and multi-faceted. Therefore, it’s really important to develop a social media strategy that is focused and meets the needs of your organisation. Social media expert, […]

Presenter:Louise Wignall
When:4 October 2013 2.30–3:30 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Who is a foundation skills specialist? Is there a foundation skills field? A scoping project is underway to generate discussion among those working in foundation skills to define and strengthen the identity of the field, advance the status and standing of the profession and explore options for developing professional standards.  To be meaningful and effective, […]

Presenter:Anita Roberts
When:13 September 2013 at 1.00pm–2.00pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

The National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults highlighted the importance of building foundation skills for all adult learners. But keeping abreast of new developments in this area can be a challenge for time poor practitioners. This webinar is designed to put recent foundation skills initiatives into perspective. It will: introduce participants to the FSK Foundation […]

Presenter:Judy Buckingham and Olympia Tzanoudakis
When:2 August 2013 at 1.00pm–2.00pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

People with disability want to be included in our community in a variety of ways. A growing area of interest for them is in becoming volunteers. Sometimes people with disability need special arrangements to ensure the workplace offers satisfactory outcomes both for them and for their employers. At this session, facilitators from ACE Disability will […]

Presenter:Jim Spithill
When:26 July 2013 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:1.00–2:00 pm AEST

It is well known that the ‘N’ in LLN is a barrier to learning and workplace achievement for many adults. Yet it has tended to be the poor cousin in LLN training. In this webinar, Jim Spithill from ACER will demonstrate how L&L supports N in adult numeracy teaching and training, including explaining how a […]

Presenter:Tim Symons
When:21 June 2013
Where:Recorded Session
duration:21 June 2013 1.00–2:00 pm AEST

Are you looking for some fresh ideas to help you develop general adult education opportunities that better meet the needs of your community and boost your bottom line. In our next session, we are discussing strategies for developing learning programs that are creative, appealing and cost-effective for your organisation. Our expert facilitator, Tim Symons will […]

Presenter:Dr Peter Willis
When:31 May 2013 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Dr Peter Willis has a long history of research and exploration of innovative forms of informal learning. The Centre for Convivial Backyard Civilisation has emerged from this. This Adelaide-based group has been meeting for more than a year to discuss applied practice and informal ‘action learning’ projects that promote convivial backyard civilisation in small scale […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:3 May 2013 1:00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Our webinar series around developing effective LLN tasks is all about supporting you to unpack and translate the ACSF. Our next session is where you get to take back control. At the end of session one (15 March 2013), participants were given a link to some stimulus material and asked to prepare a short task […]

Presenter:Sue Ross
When:19 April 2013 at 1.00pm–2.00pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Learning takes place in a variety of situations. Many of these are outside formal education systems. Sue Ross, CEO of WEA Adelaide, is a fierce advocate for non-formal learning. Sue has always believed in providing a wide range of programs targeted at all adults through the lifetime. Under Sue’s watch, the WEA is always developing […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:15 March 2013 at 1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)
Where:Recorded Session
duration:1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)

Let’s face it, it can be challenging to develop good tasks against the ACSF. Trainers and tutors needs practical skills to unpack and translate the framework effectively. Our next session in the LLN series is a ‘hands-on’ workshop where we will develop tasks together. In this workshop, we will: look at different stimuli discuss how […]

Presenter:Various
When:When: 11–15 February 2013 at 1:00–2:00 pm each day AEDST

To kick off 2013, ALA will host an online eBusiness Bootcamp aimed at administrators, managers, coordinators or those looking for new and innovative ways to save precious dollars in community environments. The eBusiness bootcamp will include intensive workshops with expert facilitators, who can help you take full advantage of the online environment for operational purposes. […]

Presenter:Rhonda Adamsam
When:14 December 2012 1:00 pm ADST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

It’s nearly Christmas and time to reflect on 2012! If you have spent a good part of the year trying to find committee members for your community organisation with the right mix of skills and knowledge, then this webinar may be just what you need for inspiration in 2013. In our next session, Rhonda Adamsam […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:16 November 2012 1:00 pm ADST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

It’s validation time again! This webinar is for our LLN practitioners to come together as a group to validate their learning and assessment strategies. This webinar will concentrate on learning and assessment strategies for low level learners; that is, learners operating at ACSF Pre-level 1 or Level 1. This session is all about collaboration and […]

Presenter:Rae Plush
When:2 November 2012 at 1.00 pm ADST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:90 minutes

Organisations and their volunteers have rights and responsibilities. Volunteers perform a specific task or role and, in return, the organisation provides their volunteers with a rewarding experience. But it doesn’t end here. There are expectations that need to be considered and met by both sides. This session will cover the key aspects of a successful […]

Presenter:Penny Sara
When:19 October 2012 ADST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

Managing paid staff can presents many challenges. These challenges may relate to recruitment and retention, resourcing, performance management and development, productivity and conflict resolution, time management, etc. In our next session, Penny Sara will provide: an overview of day-to-day management of paid staff, including good supervision practices and how these fit with annual or regular […]

Presenter:Sally Thompson, Janet Chimonyo and Lindee Conway
When:5 October 2012
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

The right to literacy is an inherent part of the right to an education. All Australians, regardless of their employment status, should be supported to develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills. It has long been recognised that literacy serves a social and civic purpose. Since the 1990s, adult literacy has also been framed as […]

Presenter:Judy Buckingham
When:21 September 2012
Where:Recorded Session

The days of educating learners with a disability in segregated settings are long gone. Today people with diverse abilities come together in mainstream learning environments. This shift in attitude around how people with disabilities should be educated has resulted in what is now referred to as an ‘inclusive classroom’. In our next session, Judy Buckingham […]

Presenter:John Pardy
When:7 September 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)

This webinar has been postponed. Please stay tuned to find out when it will be re-scheduled. Victoria is currently leading the country in the introduction of open market mechanisms and cost shifting lead by a philosophical view of education as a cost rather than an investment. John Pardy has been researching recent changes to Victorian […]

Presenter:Jose Roberto Guevara
When:24 August 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne time)
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

The Rio+20 Outcomes document should be celebrated for committing to promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) beyond the UN Decade and for identifying the importance of non-formal education programs for sustainable development. However, there still is a tendency to assume that ESD and education more broadly is about teaching young people for the future. While this […]

Presenter:Rae Plush
When:10 August 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)
Where:Recorded Session

Volunteers help to keep community organisations sustainable and viable. But volunteer management can be challenging. It requires effective planning in terms of Recruitment, Retention and Recognition – the 3 Rs. This session will cover the key aspects of a successful volunteer program in terms of the 3Rs. Participants will enhance their understanding of best practice in […]

Presenter:Morri Young
When:20 July 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)
Where:Recorded Session

For non-accounting people, talking about the Balance Sheet is the quickest way to end a conversation. Whilst it is often portrayed as a mysterious report, it is actually one of the most beautiful, as it provides information about what an organisation owes, owns – and what it is worth. In this session, Morri Young will […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:13 July 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)
Where:Recorded Session
duration:80 minutes

To achieve good outcomes for low level learners, it is important to consider the appropriateness and quality of your learning and/or assessment strategies. Our next webinar in the LLN series will focus on the art of designing and presenting appropriate learning and assessment strategies for low level learners (ACSF Pre-level 1 or Level 1). Our […]

Presenter:Natalie Viselli
When:29 June 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

In a rapidly evolving online world, more and more businesses are realising the opportunities that engaging online can offer. And the same applies to non-profits and community organisations. Being online can help increase your campaign awareness, expand supporter bases, improve productivity and reduce operating costs. But often it is the non-profits and community organisations that […]

Presenter:Robyn Jay
When:8 June 2012 1.00 pm Melbourne Time
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

There are many online tools for collaboration and community building. These tools allow us to connect with and share resources. Flickr, for example, is a wonderful photo-sharing community. Its expansive image database and photo-management features make it a wonderful tool for those involved in community education. FlickR allows us to upload images and short videos. […]

Presenter:Morri Young
When:25 May 2012 1.00 pm Melbourne Time
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

There are so many decisions that need to be made when setting up an accounting system for your organisation. In this session, presenter Morri Young from Matrix On Board will provide an overview of financial reporting; in particular the advantages and disadvantages of cash and accrual accounting systems. Cash and accrual are the two methods […]

Presenter:Philippa McLean
When:11 May 2012 1:00 pm Melbourne Time
Where:Recorded Session
duration:75 minutes

Improving literacy skills is about helping people participate fully in family life, the community, learning and employment. This webinar will concentrate on learning and assessment strategies for low level learners; that is, learners operating at ACSF Pre-level 1 or Level 1. This session will embrace the moderation model, which is all about collaboration and peer […]

Presenter:Robyn Jay
When:27 April 2012 1.00 pm Melbourne Time
Where:Recorded Session

Social networking services allow us to stay connected and collaborate with friends, family, community members and people with similar interests around the world.  One of the most popular and well known services in Australia is Facebook.  Despite its popularity Facebook receives a lot of bad press. In this session, we’ll look at social networking generally […]

Presenter:Michael Chalk and Pat Grosse
When:Tuesday 29 November at 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm AEDT
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

For people interested in building up connections across the new LLN Community Educator Network (LLN-CEN). Come to a virtual wine & cheese event. Bring your networking skills and your thinking caps. We’ll continue the discussion from previous events such as the LLNP provider forum and the joint ACAL/ALA conference cafe session. We also welcome your […]

Presenter:Julie McInerney, Coordinator, Cooperative Learning Ltd
When:Thursday 10 November at 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm AEDT
Where:Recorded Session

Cooperative Learning Ltd (CLL), comprising 17 Community Colleges, 16 of which are RTOs, is an exciting experiment in collaboration between regional NSW training providers.  While still in the early stages of organisational formation, CLL has the potential to offer a model for collaboration which enhances business development and builds capacity for the individual members.  Partnerships […]

Presenter:Kathy Brady, Executive Director of Learning Connection
When:Friday 21 October 2011, 10:00am (AEDT)
Where:Recorded Session

From preparation to print – you can produce your publication used to advertise your classes in 4 weeks or less. Organization and software tools are the keys to a successful streamlining process. Find out how to organize your teams to work more efficiently. Working together with a calendar, you can dramatically reduce the time it […]

Presenter:Karen Martin
When:16 September, 1:00pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 min

Expanding the boundaries of students with negative belief systems to achieve amazing results This webinar will use some of the processes of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to assist educators to work with students who have a limited view of the world and their capabilities. This will particularly benefit those who work with language and literacy […]

Presenter:Aileen Boyer and Jane Chilcott
When:Friday 26 August at 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session
duration:60 minutes

Friday 26 August at 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm AEST This is the second in the series of Adult Learners’ Week webinars for 2011. Facilitated by Aileen Boyer and Jane Chilcott, this webinar will feature adult learners who have benefited from ACE programs in their lives, not just as pathways to employment and careers, but […]

Presenter:Greg Goudle, Executive Director of DOME Association Inc
When:Thursday 8 September, 2011, at 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm AEST
Where:Recorded Session

Thursday 8 September, 2011, at 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm AEST. It is fitting that the third and final webinar in the Adult Learners’ Week 2011 series should focus on the ALW theme “It’s only the beginning:  Later life learning and career shifting” and that it should be presented by Greg Goudle, Executive Director of […]

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