APAC Totara User Conference

Finding Four Freedoms with Totara
March 18-19 2019
Melbourne

Join us for the 2019 APAC Totara User Conference

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Hosted by Totara Learning Solutions, the 2019 APAC User Conference will bring together the Totara Community from a wide variety of industry sectors to collaborate and to learn from each other's experiences. All Totara Users are invited to secure their spot now!

The format will be a one-day Main Conference followed by a day of Partner-run workshops. 

You'll get the chance to hear directly from the Totara Team about product innovations and what's in store for the future.

All attendees will be awarded a Totara User Conference Open Badge. We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne! 

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Totara User Speakers & Workshop Facilitators

MMorrison (2)
Michelle Morrison
eTraining Systems and Development, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
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Dale Chadwick
Learning Technology Manager, Austin Health
Tanzil (1)
Tanzil Rashid
Learning and Org Development Manager, Henley Properties
Vijay Nanduri
Vijay Nanduri
Learning and Development Specialist, Relationships Australia Queensland
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Matthew Carson
Digital Learning Coordinator, Eastern Health
Alexander Roche
Alexander Roche
Principal Educational Technologist, Androgogic
Karen Young copy (1)
Karen Young
Courseware Development Manager, Androgogic
Robin Petterd
Robin Petterd
Learning and Performance Consultant, Sprout Labs
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Nikki Sinclair
Senior Consultant, Catalyst IT
jess-beale (1)
Jess Beale
eLearning Consultant, Catalyst IT
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James Ballard
Product Manager, Kineo APAC
Melissa Bordogna
Dr. Melissa Bordogna
Keynoye Speaker

User Conference Day 1

08:30
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09:30
Registration
09:30
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10:00
Welcome
Sue Dark and Richard Wyles kick off the day with a welcome message to our Totara Users.
10:00
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10:45
Keynote - Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary: Living a Legacy Through Learning, Dr. Melissa Bordogna
Too often we are fed the notion that only extraordinary individuals can have an impact or leave a legacy. Instead, what if it is more about Living a Legacy that truly makes a lasting impact? So, what does it mean to live your legacy? And, how would you know? Being a passionate learning professional, one vehicle for making a difference is through the creation of learning in its many and varied forms. Sometimes, though, it is difficult to remember the bigger picture when we are immersed in the details and challenges of getting the job done. In this session, Dr. Melissa Bordogna will discuss ways to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary through gaining a deeper insight into ourselves and then translating that insight into inspired action by living our core values daily. Also, how by raising our standards it is easier to reach our goals and positively impact the Futurebilities for ourselves, others and our organisations.
10:45
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11:15
Product sessions
Users will hear from our Product team members, Sam Hemelryk and André Yamin. They'll be sharing product roadmaps, some best practice tips, showcasing some cool features including our recently released Totara V12.
11:15
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11:45
Mid-Morning Networking Coffee Break
11:45
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12:15
Case Study - Implementing a one-stop-shop learning solution for complex business needs, Michelle Morrison, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Michelle has worked in L&D for 15 years, with 10 being spent working with The Pharmacy Guild of Australia. In her session, she will walk attendees through the work The Pharmacy Guild of Australia did with their Totara Partner Androgogic, to create a Totara Learn platform that needed to support multiple audiences with unique requirements for learning, resources and CPD in a one-stop shop solution.
12:15
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12:45
Future-proofing your L&D Technology Strategy
Chloe Powell Solutions Consultant, who will be talking about Future-proofing your L&D Technology Strategy. In a world where technology advances at an exponential rate, how do we ensure our strategic roadmaps are innovative enough to keep up with this rapidly advancing area? This strategy based session should help Totara Users create roadmaps for upgrading your systems, whilst making sure you can build an innovative learning environment and still have the freedom of open source.
12:45
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13:45
Networking Luncheon
13:45
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14:15
Case Study - Totara and I: A New User Experience, Tanzil Rashid, L&OD Manager, Henley Properties
Tanzil is a passionate people and culture practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in L&D. His session will explore the all-too-familiar story of a newly appointed learning manager in a business where learning is the lowest priority. He will demonstrate how to win over the most LMS-averse organisation with Totara Learn, including building a strong business case for updating your learning platform and investing into L&D.
14:15
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14:45
Case Study - Utilising Totara for more than just mandatory training, Matthew Carson, Digital Learning Coordinator, Eastern Health
Employed as a physiotherapist and the digital learning coordinator at Eastern Health Matthew has been managing the Totara system at Eastern Health since 2013 (first health network to be using Totara in Australia). In this session, Matthew will show how Eastern Health has used the Totara system (named iLearn) to go beyond mandatory training to also create communities of practice (learning hubs), manage elective workshops and study days, and coordinate student and graduate nursing/midwifery programs.
14:45
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15:15
Roundtable Discussions
15:15
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15:45
Networking break and afternoon tea
15:45
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16:15
Case Study - Digitalising RAQ’s induction programme, Vijay Nanduri, L&D Specialist, Relationships Australia Queensland
Vijay has over 10 years of experience working in IT and product management and was a core member of the team that transformed Relationships Australia Queensland from a traditional learning organisation into a digital learning organisation. His session will focus on his experience of using Totara Learn with partner Sprout Labs, to transform a legacy, face-to-face induction programme into a learner-centric digital experience. It will reveal how Relationships Australia Queensland managed to improve learning engagement, reduce support call volume and reduced travel and logistics costs.
16:15
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16:45
Case Study - Dynamic audiences and their impact on reporting, Dale Chadwick, Learning Technology Manager, and Ellen Valvasori, Learning Technology Administrator, Austin Health
Dale and Ellen have been creating learner-focused solutions for a combined 14 years, and both entered the healthcare sector from strong retail L&D backgrounds. Together, they will delve into the benefits of Totara Learn’s dynamic audiences functionality for targeting specific cohorts with specific learning. Together, they will delve into the benefits of Totara Learn’s dynamic audiences functionality for targeting specific cohorts with specific learning. They will also reveal how they created filtered reports to create organisation-wide reports on key training activities, along with their innovative centralised reporting solution.
16:45
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17:00
Closing remarks
17:05
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18.00
Networking drinks

Day 2: Partner-run Workshops

We've curated a selection of highly relevant, hands-on workshops for our Totara users, hosted by our expert Partners. Split into three streams, attendees can pick and mix from the concurrent workshops available throughout the day. 

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09.00
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10:30
Workshop 1 - Experience API: A practical application solving real world problems in the health industry.
Hosted by Androgogic, this workshop will explore xAPI including how it merged and why and how it works. It will then explore a practical example of xAPI in action in the interoperation of learning records across institutions specifically in the Health sector.
09.00
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10.30
Workshop 2 - Maximise your user experience with reports
Hosted by Catalyst, this session will be a deep dive into Totara Report Builder and Dashboards. Looking at ways to maximise the user experience and display relevant data to different Totara roles.
09.00
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10.30
Workshop 3 - Totara Content Marketplace: Connecting your Totara Learn users with the world’s best content
Hosted by our content partner, GO1, this is a hands-on session for Totara customers interested in enriching their Totara Learn instances with an extensive library of 180,000+ e-learning courses-created by the world’s best content providers. Delegates would be able to curate content from Totara Content Marketplace, create courses and configure their 1st custom course collection.This BYOD workshop is aimed at Totara Learn site managers, course-creators, trainers and staff managers.
10.30
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11.00
Morning tea & networking
11:00
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12:30
Workshop 4 - A real world Virtual Reality workshop: Create your own VR learning objects cheaply and quickly using CenarioVR
Hosted by Androgogic, this session will explore the creation of Virtual Reality learning objects using the CenarioVR authoring tool and 360 video or stills. This is a hands-on workshop in which the attendees will build their own VR learning objects and assemble and use a set of VR goggles.
11:00
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12:30
Workshop 5 - H5P, saying goodbye to SCORM
Hosted by Catalyst this is an introductory session for content creators to the open source plugin for Totara called H5P. H5P allows you to build rich interactive content directly in you Totara site.
11.00
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12.30
Workshop 6 - Getting hands on with xAPI data and Totara Learn
This workshop, hosted by Sprout Labs will be a hands-on deep dive into the possibilities of xAPI. Expect to get hands-on looking at ways to generate xAPI statements in Totara Learn and how to bring non LMS data into your xAPI ecosystems. This will include how to use the xAPI bookmarklet and Sprout Labs xAPI enabled checklist builder. Also during the session you will get hands on experience with xAPI reporting in Learning Locker.
12:30
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13:30
Lunch
13.30
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15.00
Workshop 7 - 7 ways to streamline workplace learning
Hosted by our partner, My Learning Space, in this session you'll look at the key functions to ensure training is better targeted, the right people get notified regarding progress, meanwhile saving your time and sanity.
13.30
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15.00
Workshop 8 - People insights: using people data to drive learning impact
In this session run by our partner, Kineo APAC, attendees will discover how to use organisational data to drive structure/reporting in Totara.

THANKS TO Our TOTARA PARTNERS

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