Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Learning Marketplace update — August 2014

552 views

Published on

An update on the Learning Marketplace project http://pollinators.org.au/learning/learning-marketplace/

Published in: Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Learning Marketplace update — August 2014

  1. 1. We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and pay respect to the Elders and to knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.
  2. 2. We would like to acknowledge the City of Greater Geraldton for seed-funding this project, and the partners who helped develop the concept and scope: • GRCEC • CUCRH • GUC • MWCCI • WACOSS • Centacare Volunteer Services • EverythingGeraldton • Blaze Digital • EventNation • ATC • MWDC • Durack Institute of Technology
  3. 3. Pollinators Mission: Nurture Innovations and People that enable Healthy, Resilient Communities Vision: By 2020 Greater Geraldton is globally- recognised as a model for sustainable communities. Values: Connected, Collaborative, Creative
  4. 4. Learning Marketplace Scope Marketplace pilot is to enable learning, training and development opportunities across the Midwest to be listed and found on a single platform. Project Aim: Increase the amount, quality and reach of learning and development opportunities in the region.
  5. 5. Drivers • Innovators and leaders always want to do better Insight: More than anyone else their leadership, learning and development has a social benefit • Learning and development can fall down list of priorities Insight: Reducing barriers could lead to more effective and resilient community organisations • Much of the learning is relevant across many local organisations Insight: A project that reaches across sectors, services and the region can help everyone
  6. 6. Challenges • There is a learning need for community groups Insight: No single mechanism / organisation to match needs to demand. • There are multiple providers, procurers and networks Insight: No single way/place to find out what’s available or planned. • The current situation is less than ideal for everyone Insight: Money and time is wasted
  7. 7. Solution • Bring all learning opportunities together in one place Benefits: A single way to promote and find learning opportunities • Enable better planning through surveys, suggestions and demand Benefits: Money and time is saved, risk of under- subscription reduced • Enable new ways to deliver training and learn Benefits: Greater impact and better services using existing resources
  8. 8. Lessons
  9. 9. Learnings Learning from other platforms, and our stakeholder engagement. • You can’t do everything for everyone • ‘Free for all’ isn’t sustainable! • Buyers and sellers meet in marketplaces • Everyone’s got something to offer • Ability to test demand reduces risk • Recommendations increase quality • Markets are collaborative, not just competitive
  10. 10. COMPONENT Listings & calendar Network & contacts E-commerce & ticketing Collaboration & feedback Coord & support Optional extras FEATURES & BENEFITS One-stop site for all learning and training Search, browse, filter by: • Category • Date • Cost • Location Easier to find, compare Bookings or listings require registration Large number of users = audience for training, newsletters, notifications Reduced marketing cost Hosted listing, ticketing, booking system Instant online bookings and payment % margin Reduced admin time Forms and forums to request training Feedback and evaluation automated Participant rating of courses Easy to test demand, reduce risk Local online & face-to-face support Training for new users Faster and easier uptake Advanced collaboration Custom app Integrated webinar ‘Badges’ to recognise completion Integrated venue booking Boost reach, users, quality Features
  11. 11. Timeline • Development — June – Aug ‘14 • Training and Trial — Sept ‘14 • Pilot — Oct ’14 - April ’15 • Evaluation — May ’15 • ‘Launch’ — June ’15
  12. 12. Roles • Sponsor – Cash contribution for community-scale outcomes • Network Partner – Collaborate and customise to suit your members • Early Adopter – Priority for training, support and promotion • Customer – List your training, book into other’s training
  13. 13. We would like to acknowledge the City of Greater Geraldton for seed-funding this project, and the partners who helped develop the concept and scope: • GRCEC • CUCRH • GUC • MWCCI • WACOSS • Centacare Volunteer Services • EverythingGeraldton • Blaze Digital • EventNation • ATC • MWDC • Durack Institute of Technology

×