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Empowering Adults for Powerful Learning: Andragogy in Action

22 November 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar


This webinar invites you to explore the concept of Andragogy, the art and science of adult learning and its historical journey.

This interactive session walks the talk: you will discover and share the essential aspects of working with adults within Australian education.
You will also gain some inside knowledge and understanding of the unique traits of adult learners.

Uncover the keys to empowering adults with lifelong skills and development, guided by Kolbe's insights on adult growth.
Together we will delve into Knowles' principles for successful adult learning experiences and through Bloom's Taxonomy, we'll explore strategies to encourage high-order thinking in adult learners.

You will also be invited to select your choice and immerse yourself in the power of Reflective Practice, a tool that empowers adults in their learning journey.
Finally we will look at some inspiring examples of well-designed programs.

Don't miss this opportunity to witness Andragogy in action, unlocking the potential for powerful learning in adults.

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Andragogy: the journey to now
  • Working with adults: important aspects
  • Skills for Life: empowering adults
  • Kolbe: aspects of adult development
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy encourages high-order, workplace thinking
  • Successful design
  • Reflective Practice
NB. Can't make the session? We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session's closure. All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your time zone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 22nd November 2023
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
12:00pm - 1.30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:30am - 1:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owners
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Kay Schlesinger, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Kay Schlesinger

Kay Schlesinger has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for the professional Development of educators and supported new leaders in the sector. In the last 20 years Kay has worked in VET, Higher Education and as an Educational Consultant.

Kay has received awards for Teaching and Adult learning in the VET sector. She has continually demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching a diverse range of students. This was exemplified in 2018 when she presented at the AVETRA conference around Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies.

In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship by the Department of Education and Training for her work with new teachers. Kay is currently mentoring organisations around empowering new educators for organisational improvement.

Kay has also designed programs around Industry mentoring and was one of the keynote speakers at the 2021 VDC Annual Conference where she addressed: 10 Ways to Empower New Teachers for Success. A pathway for organisational success. Kay has also been a speaker at TAFE Director’s Australia and spoke at TAFE Queensland/ Holmesglen annual conferences. Kay is currently working with The Department of Education in a consulting role.

Developing the capability of educators has been Kay’s passion for many years. She is focussed on partnering with educators to create interesting, interactive learning experiences.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Kay Schlesinger, before the session, please email

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