Beyond 2020 NAEN Conference 2019

Headline Speakers

We were delighted to see so many delegates at our Beyond 2020 National Conference 2019, held from 31 July – 2 August on the Gold Coast. Significant attendance from within and beyond the GTO network provided overwhelmingly positive feedback, with 100 per cent of respondents indicating they plan to attend our next scheduled national conference.

Keynote speakers Stephen Koukoulas and Michael McQueen were unanimously popular. There was also tremendous support for Mark Hodgson on the topic of leading through change; as well as speakers from government, opposition, NCVER, industry, employment and the VET and GTO sectors.

Our focus on Indigenous culture and the talent of apprentices and trainees through TAFE Queensland was really appreciated, as were the inspiring Australian Apprentice Ambassadors and WorldSkills Skillaroo we heard at the dinner.

We will strive for an even better next national conference, with the location and date yet to be advised!

NAEN thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and contributors for their efforts and support, and special thanks to all NAEN staff for their energy in pulling this important event together for our network.

Speakers, Moderators & Facilitators

Linda White

Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Wendy Walker

Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Mark Hodgson

Presenter and Masterclass Facilitator

Megan Lilly

Head of Workforce Development for Ai Group

Neil Pharaoh

Associate Director, Spark Strategy

Tony Feagan

Director of Wheretofromhere (RTO consultant and professional auditor)

James Orr

Chief Technology Innovation Officer at MTA Queensland Group

Peta Skujins

AATIS Director - Masterclass Facilitator

Erik Salonen

Director Business Development, TAFE QLD SkillsTech

Lisel O'Dwyer

Team Leader at NCVER - Masterclass Facilitator

Troy Williams

Chief Executive, Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia

Gail Silman

A/Director Industry and Community Relations Training Services NSW Skills and Economic Development

John Tucker

General Manager, TAFE QLD SkillsTech

Allan Bonsall

Director, Looking Glass Pty Ltd

John Hutchinson

Education Training and Employent Manager at National Rugby League (NRL)

Kathryn McGilvray

Managing Director, eLearning Educational Solutions P/L

Glenn Barry

Gamilaraay language group and people from NW NSW

Angus Crowther

Strategic Advisor, Spark Strategy

Peter Hoefer

Resolution Consulting Services - Masterclass Facilitator

Peter Nolan


Conference Sponsors, Supporters & Exhibitors