Allison Miller<br/><span class='designation'>Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability</span>

Allison Miller
Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability

Skills trainers need beyond the second (or third) wave

COVID-19 has totally disrupted the delivery of training and assessment in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector with training organisations needing to pivot to remote / online training and assessment practices in a matter of weeks.

While most trainers have settled into their new mode of delivery, consideration needs to be given about how training and assessment will be managed post COVID restrictions by looking at how to implement and facilitate dual delivery and blended training and assessment methodologies.

These modes of delivery require trainers to coordinate learners so they can either attend a socially-distanced on-site environment or attend their class through a webinar environment. This requires trainers to facilitate effective socially-distanced classes for learners attending a live class while still supporting an engaging experience for their digitally connected learners - both at the same time.

To do this, trainers will need to create COVID secure environments and prepare their learners for attending either face to face classes or via an online environment. Trainers will also need to review their training program to ensure they are preparing their learners for working in COVID secure workplaces and/or for working remotely.

This session will showcase how trainers can plan and coordinate their next new normal of training and assessing in VET.

Speaker Biography

Allison Miller is the Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge online learning and online business strategies and solutions.

Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational Development), Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Education (Secondary Business), Diploma of VET, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Business, Certificate IV in Business Administration and Certificate III in Government.

Allison has been involved in education and training for over twenty-five years as an educator, e- learning leader and innovator, and as a disruptive change manager. More recently, Allison has also been helping businesses take advantage of opportunities in a digital economy through digital marketing and branding.

Allison also leads ePortfolios Australia – a professional network which aims to support the use of e- portfolios in Australia and beyond through professional development activities and the sharing of research, resources, ideas and practice. In this role, Allison works with individuals from leading educational institutions, both within Australia and in Europe, New Zealand and North America.

Allison specialises in building digital capability in organisations and individuals through action-based techniques which utilise creative thinking, collaboration and problem-solving techniques. Allison also uses e-mentoring and e-coaching techniques to develop digital mindsets and embed digital-first thinking.

Allison also helps educational organisations ensure that their training and assessment is effective, engaging and compliant, especially online.

Allison uses her extensive education and experience to ensure her clients use strategic thinking on e- designs and e-implementations, basing her information on tried and tested current, as well as emerging, digital capability and business development strategies.

Allison’s wide-ranging project management experience ensures the projects she is involved in are well planned and managed, and that the right stakeholders are consulted, engaged and involved to ensure project goals are achieved.