L&D Communities of Practice

L&D Communities of Practice2018-05-30T14:00:03+10:00

Free to join communities of practice where you can engage with like minds, online and in-person.

  • Adobe Captivate and eLearning Australia

    About: Meetup group for Captivate users in Australia.

    Type: Meetup

  • Articulate Storyline NZ

    About: This is a group for new and existing users of Articulate Storyline. We come together to share best practice, learn from each other, show cool achievements and make the most of this versatile authoring tool! Bring a project you are working on, a development problem you encounter or just join us to talk all things Storyline.

    Type: Meetup

  • Articulate Users New Zealand

    About: Articulate Users NZ is a place to share tips, templates, problems and solutions. Additionally we will advertise regular user meetings for Auckland. If you would like to start a group in your town, contact us here.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • eLearnnz eLearning Conferences

    About: Join us for updates on eLearnz, including information on the next event, resources and networking opportunities.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • eLearning Industry

    About: Posts and discussion around eLearning articles, eLearning concepts, eLearning software, and eLearning resources on a daily basis based on the Top eLearning Authors.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • Future of Learning Discussion Forum

    About: The purpose of this is to learn from each other. It’s a place to share and explore ideas. It’s a place to discuss, debate and innovate. It’s a group of people with shared interests who are all working to make each other better at what they do. This is not a place to sell or promote. Anyone from any organisation is invited to join, but if you’re actively trying to get new customers or sell your product you will be removed. By all means share a blog post you’ve written or link to a worthwhile book, but only if it contains information that will help other members in the group. No sales pitches or shameless self-promotion. This is a place for discussion. As such, people will disagree. Being the devil’s advocate, making thought provoking statements, challenging assumptions and norms – it’s all encouraged.  Please contact Matt Smith for your invitation to join.

    Type: Slack Channel

  • Instructional Design & eLearning Meetup

    About: For everyone interested in instructional design, improving training and creating great learning, whether that’s eLearning, face-to-face or blended. Participants range from seasoned industry leaders to recent graduates. Members’ roles include instructional designers, trainers, eLearning developers, technical authors, training managers and heads of talent development. Individuals include freelancers, team members from some of Australia’s top training companies, solo training practitioners at local companies up to internal team members from multinational corporations. Come to learn more about a specific topic each meeting. Stay to enjoy networking and meeting others interested in improving training and learning. The format, topics and venue constantly vary. If you don’t find what you’re looking for then please feel free to suggest a MeetUp we should run.

    Type: Meetup

  • Learning & Development and Training Professionals New Zealand

    About: This group is for New Zealand L&D/Training managers to network with one another and training providers.  Members must be based in New Zealand (or moving here) and have a Training/L&D related Job Title/Experience to gain access to the group.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • Learning Cafe 

    About: Founded in 2009, LearningCafe is a community of forward looking Learning professionals interested in frank discussions about current issues and trends in learning, performance and knowledge management; and its application at work. LearningCafe was founded to generate quality discussions and accelerate the adoption of innovation and better practices in L&D. At the heart of LearningCafe is the passion to build the capability of the Learning profession to meet current and future challenges.

    Type: Community


    About: The New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD) is the independent organisation for learning and development professionals in Aotearoa / New Zealand.  NZATD encourages high standards of performance in all aspects of learning and development and organisational development amongst members and the community through sharing information and best practices. NZATD monitors relevant issues to members and where necessary represents their interests to ensure that the needs of training and development are understood and addressed. NZATD members include workplace learning and performance, training and development, and adult education specialists.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • NZ Institute of Learning Designers

    About: A group to discuss learning design, whether it be classroom, elearning, micro learning, social learning and more.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • NZ Workplace literacy and numeracy provision

    About: Workplace literacy and numeracy in New Zealand is a growth sector that requires a constant blend of good practice and innovation. Networking is a real challenge across diverse and dispersed workplaces. This group aims to facilitate sector development by providing a forum for networking, problem solving and sharing professional wisdom.

    Type: LinkedIn Group

  • Sydney Educational Technology Meetup (Syd EduTech)

    About: We are a Sydney meet-up group, interested in connecting educators, tech geeks, start-ups and investors who are passionate about the education space and interested in applying technology to solve current problems in the education sector. If you are a developer / hacker / entrepreneur / investor — who is passionate about education — please join us. We bring together interesting speakers from the technology and education space, and throw fun events in Sydney.

    Type: Meetup

  • Third Place

    About: The Third Place is our own social space separate for our work and our home. It is a place where learning professionals from the corporate, academic or vocational sectors in private, public, not-for-profit industries – or anyone freelancing in the in this space gather to learn with each other through each other! It is where we get together to chat and foster new connections, new networks and interactions in a social and informal setting in cafes, libraries, bars, pubs and restaurants. Sometimes, we even co-work. It’s a chance to meet each other face-to-face after connecting online through social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Yammer or others and to bring your personal learning networks to life.

    Type: Meetup

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