Dr. Rich Allen.
Dr. Rich Allen.
Dr. Rich Allen is a highly regarded educator and master trainer with more than 35 years experience working with teachers. Founder and President of Green Light Education, he is the author of many popular books in the field of education, including: Green Light Classrooms, High-Impact Teaching in the XYZ Era of Education, TrainSmart: Effective Trainings Every Time, High Five Teaching, and most recently U-Turn Teaching and The Rock ‘n Roll Classroom. He has taken his dynamic teaching strategies beyond the United States to such diverse countries as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Dr. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international education conferences and works with schools and school districts to embed effective teaching methods into mainstream curriculum.
Dr. Allen completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes, and recalls information—knowledge that informs all aspects of his teaching strategies. The author divides his time between his home in the US Virgin Islands on the sun-kissed paradise of St Croix, and his wife’s home in Sydney, Australia, where he is learning to be a step-Dad to two amazing young women.
Dr. Christine Murphy.
Dr. Christine Murphy.
Dr Christine Murphy is an award-winning lecturer. She currently lectures in RMIT’s Graduate School of Business and Law and Swinburne University’s Graduate School of Entrepreneurship in subjects including corporate leadership, governance and design thinking for business. Chris is a former CEO in the Australian labour market and training sector, and is a seasoned company director. Chris works as a consultant, facilitator and speaker across Asia Pacific and globally, working with tier-one and tier-two organisations.
Dr Christine Murphy has just returned from Harvard’s Kennedy School where she participated in an 8-day intensive program for those involved in teaching or facilitating leadership practice - learning from Prof Ron Heifetz; celebrated author, Harvard Professor and advisor to presidents Bush, Clinton and Obama.
Chris holds an MBA and a DBA from RMIT University. Chris’ primary research interests are in leadership and boardroom behaviour, organisational governance and decision making. Chris has won the prestigious RMIT Most Inspiring Lecturer award on two successive occasions and has a host of other awards for excellence for her teaching. She travels across the globe for international conferences on business and leadership.
Dr. Marcus Powe
Dr. Marcus Powe
Marcus founded EIC Growth Pty Ltd to assist CEO’s and leaders implement, embed and measure creativity and innovation systems that result in enterprising behaviours. He specialises in the growth of for profit and not-for-profit organisations that operate in the turbulence of national and international marketplaces.
Marcus also works extensively with Aboriginal, Torres Strait, Maori and Hawaiian communities to assist them achieve economic self-determination through the skills of innovation and entrepreneurship.
He founded EIC Growth LLC (USA) to deliver training and advice for indigenous Hawaiians. He has co-authored four handbooks, which are used by many of the 1500 organisations he has worked with as a pragmatic reference for their sustained growth.
Marcus was awarded Australia’s Best Entrepreneurial Educator and has also been awarded Australia’s best for sustained excellence in collaboration between business and universities in Australia.
Martin Probst has been working within the Vocational Education and Training environment for more than 15 years. He is the founder and Chief Education Officer at PROfound Leadership, and prior to this taught in TAFEs and RTOs for over 10 years.
Martin understands what it means to work in pressured environments and the importance of becoming the best at what you do. Today, he is directly impacting participants’ lives through workshops, webinars, speaking engagements and one-on-one coaching sessions. Participants can’t believe how simple and easy these strategies are to learn and apply, and what immediate and profound impact they have on their professional and personal lives.
Anni Yaringa has worked in the vocational education and training sector for more than 30 years, and has witnessed all the changes from the original introduction of competencies. Her work in the last 16 years has focused on compliance; the last ten being primarily in the area of assessment.
The Standards for RTOs, Government Funding Contracts and the expectations of third party auditors are becoming better understood. However, developing internal capability to meet those expectations continues to challenge RTOs, particularly those relying heavily on casual and contract staff. Anni works with RTOs to create compliant assessments while developing the same capability in the RTO’s staff. This done through presentations, workshops, professional conversations, role modelling and mentoring. Anni’s goal is to find the simplest solutions that work.