Restrictions imposed by governments to manage COVID-19 infections have forced many individuals and organisations to consider moving events online. Workforce development events are no exception. The Australian Swim Schools Association (ASSA) reported that its 2020 Annual Conference - held online from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July - succeeded in delivering a program that had been designed to provide the most value to swim schools as well as giving them the opportunity to remain connected.
ASSA General Manager, Emily McNeill advised that with the global pandemic, the Association had not been able to deliver an in-person conference instead running the event in a virtual format over five days, with sessions running three hours per day that included a series of networking and round table discussions. Key areas of focus were Leadership, Product, People, Promotion and Performance, with McNeill stating “we had over 20 incredible industry and non-industry experts deliver these topics who both inspired and engaged. Read more
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) had a busy month in, with the 29th 'No Frills' conference held online for the first time between 7 and 10 July, and the release of research and teacher resources. The conference theme was: Workforce ready: challenges and opportunities for VET.
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