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The APPNZ L&D Professional Development programme focuses on providing practical ideas, case studies, thought leadership and tools and techniques for Learning people to use to deliver more effectively.

The workshops are designed for specific levels of L&D roles - from entry level, through to senior leadership roles.

The programme is split into 6 streams  with 3 levels of learning.

Foundation Level: These workshops cover core learning principles, tools and techniques. The full programme takes 2 year to work through and includes on the job assignments and feedback in between workshops.

Intermediate Level: For those who have some skills and experience in L&D, these workshops will enhance what you deliver and how.

Advanced Level: These workshops are for more senior and experienced Learning professionals and look at strategic delivery, tools and techniques.

Workshops can be attended by non members of APPNZ for $495 + GST per workshop, $795 + GST for a full day or $1295 + GST for 2 days. Foundation level workshops are included in Developing Associates fees and Intermediate and Advanced in Accredited Professionals fees.

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Workshop 7: Understanding Learning - Intermediate Level

 The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Workshop 8: Designing Learning - Intermediate Level

The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Workshop 9: Delivering Learning - Intermediate Level

 The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

L&D Foundations programme

Workshop 1: The Foundations of Understanding Learning

 The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Workshop 2: The Foundations of Designing Learning

The learning outcomes for this workshop are:


Workshops 1 & 2 = Auckland Tues 6 February | Wellington Tues 10 April

Workshops 3 & 4 = Auckland Wed 7 February | Wellington Wed 11 April

Workshops 5 & 6 = Auckland Fri 18 May | Wellington Fri 15 June

For information about our facilitators, please see below.

Workshop 3: The Foundations of Delivering Learning

 The learning outcomes for this workshop include:

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L&D Intermediate programme

L&D Advanced programme

Workshop 15: Delivering Learning -Advanced Level

 The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Workshop 14: Designing Learning - Advanced Level

The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Workshop 13: Understanding Learning - Advanced Level

 The learning outcomes for this workshop are:

Dates for our Intermediate Workshops will be scheduled for 2018 and advised shortly

Dates for our Advanced Workshops will be scheduled for 2018 and advised shortly


Workshop 4: Applying and Measuring Learning

 In this workshop you’ll cover:

Workshop 5: The Foundations of Learning Technology

This workshop will focus on:

Workshop 6: The Foundations of Learning Management

At Foundation level you’ll learn:

Workshop 10: Applying and Measuring Learning - Intermediate

This workshop will cover the following:

Workshop 11: Learning Technology - Intermediate Level

This workshop will cover:

Workshop 12: Learning Management - Intermediate Level

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Workshop 16: Applying & Measuring Learning - Advanced

In this workshop we cover:

Workshop 17: Learning Technology - Advanced Level

Some of the concepts and discussions in this session will include:

Workshop 18: Learning Management - Advanced Level

In this workshop we will cover:

Angela Atkins

People & Learning Director, Elephant Group International

Angela has worked in HR, L&D and Training roles for the last 20 years including roles as Learning Manager for Postie+ Retail Chain and ING Insurance (One Path).

As GM, Training and then People and Learning Director  at Elephant, she has designed and facilitated the Management Bites training programme, which has trained thousands of managers. She has now launched this programme globally. She has also designed and run the Refresh HR and Employment Law courses which over 1,500 people have completed. She also organises Elephant’s conferences.

Angela is passionate about learning that delivers real results, and is fun and practical. She co-founded Elephant to provide this. She is also the best selling author of Management Bites, Employment Bites and Training Bites and the recently released Safety Bites.

Gregor Kempt

Head of Learning, Xero

Gregor has worked in a number of learning roles over the last 20 years including as a programme manager, instructional designer, learning and organisational development advisor, facilitator, learning and development manager and now head of learning at Xero. 

He has developed most of his knowledge and skill through experience but have supplemented it with  core learning from a professional qualification. This gave him a solid base on which to keep building his capability.

Gregor says that what he loves about learning is the fantastic opportunity it gives people to fully engage in their role and career. I believe in New Zealand there's a huge opportunity to be more innovative in the way we approach learning with an equally huge challenge to keep it simple and engaging. That's what keeps me fired up.

Angie Lund

Learning Specialist, Kmart

Angie says that she has had the opportunity to work with some truely fantastic people in her career and have never stopped learning along the way and doesn't expect to either! She has  worked in a variety of HR and Learning & Development roles over the past 17 years gaining experience in both the public and private sectors.

She says that she loves what she does and has a philosophy based around this strange passion for training people to learn – more sustainable than training people to be trained!

About our Workshop Facilitators

Mark Greaney

Director, NZ Facilitators

Mark is a Facilitator and Organisational Development Consultant with 12 years experience in people development. He is able to build rapport easily and can turn even the most reluctant attendees into fully engaged and active participants with his fresh, informal and fun approach.

His previous roles were in management, recruitment, contracting and teaching fields in NZ and in the UK. His recent clients include: Fletcher Building, Fonterra, NZ Police, Fonterra Brands, Red Cross NZ and Turners and Growers. Mark now runs NZ Facilitators, who provide facilitation throughout New Zealand.

Susan Lowe

International HR and L&D consultant

Susan’s 19 year career has spanned Operational Management, Generalist HR Management as well as Learning and Organisational Development Management roles across the diverse FMCG, Retail and Trade sectors both here in NZ and the UK.

Susan is fervent about all things people but specifically growing capability, managing talent, having innovative approaches to career and development as well as future proofing organisations through learning and culture.

Heading up the Learning, Talent and OD function at Noel Leeming, Susan and her team were recognised for their innovative work integrating technology with learning, part of which was introducing social learning to produce outstanding business results.

Susan then spent time as GM HR at Repco with accountability for Learning, and is passionate about how Learning professionals add value to organisations, step outside of the box, cross traditional boundaries and work cross-functionally with their HR colleagues to impact culture, business results, lift capability and importantly retain talent.