"Michelle is a fabulous operator and a skilled learning strategist. Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She worked in relationship and in partnership with me to deliver a professional learning series of workshops for a diverse network of L&D practitioners.
The Capability program was highly relevant and useful for individual working contexts. There were check-ins and nudges on participants applying what they learnt and overall, it provided opportunities for those old and/or new to their roles, opportunities to connect, network, test new ideas and invest in their own professional learning. Participants had new insights to new models and approaches and were shown different ways of working to improve business value and outcomes.
I still draw upon the fabulous resources and information provided by Michelle and many constructs are still resonating."
Department of Premier and Cabinet
"We were seeking an L&D expert to share their perspectives with a group of public sector L&D practitioners. We invited Michelle to speak due to her track record in implementing learning strategies in large private sector organisations, such as Coca-Cola Amatil. Michelle’s ability to translate theory into practice, as well as her straight-talking and engaging communication approach, was exactly what we were looking for."
Australian Public Service Commission
"Michelle delivered a keynote presentation at the launch event of NSW Department of Trade and Investment Knowledge Co-op. She gave an informative and inspiring presentation on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), which included a demonstration of her own PKM practices. Michelle challenged the Co-op members to take personal responsibility for their own knowledge practices and routine, and to take small steps towards improving these. Ultimately, she provided everyone with a great challenge - how we might best support people to develop their personal and professional knowledge networks and routines as part of their work and learning."
NSW Department of Trade and Investment Knowledge Co-Op
"Michelle Ockers was the keynote speaker at our Administrative Professionals Conference. The theme of our conference was 'Be Future Ready’. Michelle's presentation stimulated participants thinking as she explored the changes that we are all facing and the future skills we would need. She stressed the importance of all of us taking responsibility for our own learning, rather than relying on our organisation providing it.
Her presentation was inspiring, visually stimulating, thought provoking and practical. What I appreciated most was that she tailored her presentation to the brief we gave her, learnt about our organisation and was very generous of her time. I would sincerely recommend Michelle as a keynote presenter."
Professional & Organisational Development Services, University of Wollongong
"Michelle provided a great injection of energy when she facilitated a workshop for our Learning System Coordinators across the country in January of this year. The workshop focused on the development of an induction program, and also introduced the geographically dispersed team to Working Out Loud which they have embraced since the workshop. The workshop was exceptionally well prepared and presented."
"Michelle Ockers is a passionate, professional, and engaging subject matter expert in organisational learning and development who generously shared her knowledge and insights on how HR professionals could do to future-proof our learning and development culture in the Tasmanian State Service HR Forum held in Hobart on 27 November 2019. Before the forum, she worked closely with me to ensure that her masterclass aligned with the overall theme but she also proposed different ideas that would make it more interesting and insightful for participants."
I’ve attended multiple events where Michelle presented on particular topics around L&D and I found her to have an exceptional presentation style, very engaging and enthusiastic. Michelle has a vast wealth of knowledge in the industry and is seen as a subject matter expert. Michelle conducted a large amount of research on our agency, our vision and the development frameworks we have in place for our staff, and directly aligned her presentation to suit the audience. This allowed attendees to take away actions that can be used on an ongoing basis to support their development. As an L&D professional myself, I observed the way you facilitated the workshops and presented to the broader audience and took quite a few useful tips that I have since implemented. Looking forward to working with you again in the future!
"Michelle’s “Equipping Yourself for Contemporary Workplace Learning” workshop was exceptionally helpful as it provided L&D practitioners across government to focus on key areas for building their mindset; skillset and toolset. The session was incredibly practical and useful with Michelle’s expertise and delivery engaging. Michelle has helped provide insights into progressing our agenda for learning transformation and to continue the work of building a learning culture. I feel exceptionally grateful for her insights, wisdom and support."
"Michelle is a professional! She is delightful and was incredibly easy to work with. She was timely with everything and flexible and understanding when things changed (and they did). She was extremely well prepared and brought great ideas to the event. Michelle really helped us stitch it all together. I’m thrilled to know Michelle a little more and look forward to exploring ways we can continue to work together."