Upcoming events

Adult Learning Australia runs forums throughout the year and also offers regular online professional development webinars. Most ALA webinars are free of charge to members.

To register for an ALA webinar, select the webinar you want to attend then:

ALA members: Can register then log in using their ALA member username and password.

Non members: Can Join ALA to access our webinars for free or simply register and follow the prompts to pay for an individual webinar.

To participate in a webinar, you need an Internet connection, microphone and headphones. Here is the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing participant guide.

Past webinars: Members can access past webinar recordings here. If you have any difficulties, please contact us at membership@ala.asn.au.


2019 events calendar

Upcoming events

1 May 2019 @ 1pm AEST – Adult Language Learning through Drama – Zoe Hogan, Rachael Jacobs and Kathryn Salman, Sydney Theatre Company/MTC Australia

22 May 2019 @ 1pm AEST – Validation of ACSF assessment resources – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

5 June 2019 @ 1pm AEST – Analysing and assessing spelling using spelling knowledges – Jan Hagston, Multifangled

23 July 2019 @ 1pm AEST – Use foundation skills to improve training outcomes – Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects

7 August 2019 @ 1pm AEST – Validation of ACSF assessment resources – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

1-8 September 2019 – Adult Learners Week 2019

17 October 2019 @ 1pm AEDT – The principles of adult learning – Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects

13 November @ 1pm AEDT – Validation of ACSF assessment resources – Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean

Presenter: Zoe Hogan, Rachael Jacobs & Kathryn Salman
When: Wednesday 1st May @ 1pm AEST
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: Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 @ 1pm - 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 assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

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

Presenter: Chemène Sinson, Blackwater Projects
When: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 @ 1pm AEST
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

Presenter: Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When: Wednesday 7th August 2019 @ 1 pm - 2 pm 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 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
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

Presenter: Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean
When: Wednesday 13th November @ 1 pm - 2 pm 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 assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Presenter: Jo Howard
When: Wednesday 4th December 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

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