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Who is ILP?

The Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP) is a leading industry body for people who design, deliver and assess workplace learning and development.

We represent over 1200 learning and development professionals (e.g. trainers, facilitators, teachers, instructional designers, human resources, L&D team leaders and managers, coaches, e-learning designers and more) across Australia, New Zealand and other international areas. Leading through innovation, we set the benchmark for best practice and ongoing professional development by working with individuals and organisations to help them achieve greater results from learning initiatives.

At ILP, we offer a broad range of services and benefits to ALL learning and development professionals – including professional development, networking opportunities, access to resources, the latest research and industry news.

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Our Team

Kerry Brocks – CEO & Founder

Kerry Brocks – CEO & Founder

ILP Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Geoff Rip – Research Director

Geoff Rip – Research Director

ILP Research Director    

Dennis Hall – Marketing Director

Dennis Hall – Marketing Director

Dennis has recently taken on the role as the ILP Marketing Manager with his positive attitude and exciting new

Laura Carr – Office Manager

Laura Carr – Office Manager

Laura is our new resident Events and Office Coordinator! Her background includes many years in the hospitality/tourism/events management and

Sarah Sweeney – Graphic Artist

Sarah Sweeney – Graphic Artist

Sarah is our in house graphics designer and administration assistant.   With her bubbly personality and ability to turn

Mel Sweeney – Membership Coordinator

Mel Sweeney – Membership Coordinator

Mel is our Membership Coordinator who works 3 days a week taking care of all our members needs. Currently


Advisory Groups

The Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP) is supported and guided by a National Advisory Group. This group is made up of ILP Fellows who are nominated annually to support and provide advice toward ILP’s strategic direction and program development. Members of the group are chosen based on their areas of expertise and contribution to ILP.

Kerry Brocks – CEO & Founder

Kerry Brocks – CEO & Founder

ILP Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Geoff Rip – Research Director

Geoff Rip – Research Director

ILP Research Director    

Dennis Hall – Marketing Director

Dennis Hall – Marketing Director

Dennis has recently taken on the role as the ILP Marketing Manager with his positive attitude and exciting new

Sandra Elliot

Sandra Elliot

Sandra Elliott has been an active member of the Vocational and Education and Training (VET) industry for the past

Mark Vollmer

Mark Vollmer

Mark has extensive international experience in corporate and government sectors where he inspires organisations and leaders to stretch and

Louise Phelan

Louise Phelan

Queensland Gas Company

Gerald Pauschmann

Gerald Pauschmann

Gerald Pauschmann is regarded by many as one of the most inspirational and thought provoking facilitators who engages learners

Lucy Marles

Lucy Marles

With 20 years experience in recruitment and training, Lucy is passionate about helping people to learn and develop, both

Kaye Kurth

Kaye Kurth

The attraction of coaching as a profession for Kaye came from the belief that if individuals take control of

Penny Curnow

Penny Curnow

Penny Rocks the worlds of Learning and development. Over a decade of developing her corporate Persona using her unique

Regional Advocates are local representatives who work with the National ILP Team to support members and coordinate ILP activities in their area. ILP views the position of Regional Advocates as a critical role in liaising at a local level with members and as an important way of adding value to our members while simultaneously providing Advocates with value for themselves.

Regional Advocates are allocated to geographical regions where their role is to:

  • assist in providing local support and initiatives to members of that area.
  • assist ILP in achieving its strategic objectives in relation to member retention, growth and service to members.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Regional Advocates across Australia and New Zealand.

Download the Regional Advocates Guide and Terms of Reference


Regional Advocates are appointed/reappointed on an annual basis as mutually agreed with ILP. Fellow members are given preference for the roles due to their level of experience. Although the role of the Regional Advocate is not a permanent position, it is preferable that there is an overlap of one or two Regional Advocates in each region from year to year to ensure knowledge transfer and consistency.

  • Network and liaise with members at a local level.
  • Liaise with your National Advisory Group (NAG) representative to provide feedback and suggestions at a national level.
  • Identify opportunities for professional development events and optimise membership value at a local level.
  • Coordinate two to three professional development events locally per financial year. This includes arranging topics, speakers, venues and catering. All events planned will need to be communicated with the ILP office for marketing and administrative purposes.
  • Ensure all events meet minimum ‘paid’ attendance requirements in order to cover costs. Typically, this is approximately 12 attendees.
  • Welcome new members to your regional area, preferably by way of an introductory phone call or a standard welcome introduction email (as per supplied template). A list of new members will be provided by ILP at the end of each month.
  • Publicly welcome new members at events and introduce them to other members.
  • Whenever possible, actively build awareness of ILP and its services, including promoting professional development programs.
  • Conduct and participate in regular Regional Advocate meetings, preferably once a month.

Volunteering for the role of Regional Advocate provides Fellows and Members with an excellent opportunity to network with other members at a local level and provide input into initiatives and plans for ILP nationally.

In recognition of the substantial commitment from Regional Advocates, ILP will provide the following significant benefits:

  • Assist Regional Advocates to build their personal brand in the learning and development industry via promotion at the annual Future of Learning Conference; as a key local representative; as the host at networking events; at corporate presentations; on the ILP website; plus a feature in our newsletter as a Regional Advocate.
  • The opportunity to attend professional forums or other events to which ILP has been invited.
  • First consideration for running Facilitation Passport programs (Fellows only).
  • Discounted rate for attending ILP professional development programs (10% off member rate) and Future of Learning Conference (cost price).
  • Discounted rate on ILP membership (30% off the rate).
  • Use of Regional Advocate title in email signatures, professional profile and on own website.
  • ILP business cards for use at ILP events and programs, as well as other related industry events.
  • A link from the ILP Regional Advocate web page to the Advocate’s personal website.


  • Jodie Oswald, National Regional Advocates Program Advisor
  • Craig O’Neill
  • Kaye Kurth
  • Penny Curnow

  • Dieter Weinand
  • Kerry Rosser

  • Bridget Hogg
  • Sharon Ferrier

  • Dee Roche

  • Lab Wilson
  • Mary Wilson




Our Affiliates


Parmia-Insurance-Square

 

ILP and Parmia Insurance have partnered to provide our valued ILP members the best rate Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance package designed for learning and development professionals.

 

 

 


 

elnet logo

ElNet is the national network for individual professionals working in the e-learning industry in Australia.  Their primary focus is the impact of web-based technologies in workplaces to improve individual and organisational learning and performance.

For ElNet, e-learning embraces self-paced learning, online distance learning, virtual worlds or games, facilitated live delivery and web-based knowledge sharing, as well as various forms of blended and informal learning.

Elnet will be working with ILP to create blended learning solutions using web-based technologies to improve individual and organisational learning and performance.

 


 

Circulus Education are digital education specialists who help organisations to improve their learner outcomes and grow their business. Circulus provides organisations the support in transitioning their learning models and thinking in order to become competitive and successful in today’s digital education space.

They are partnering with ILP to educate learning and development professionals around implementing innovative trends, contemporary practices and technologies into their learning initiatives.