Helen Blunden is a modern learning practitioner and consultant with over 24 years experience in public and private sector organisations.
She works with executives, managers, work teams and individuals stay current in a constantly changing world of work. She does this by building their digital skills capabilities and social networking behaviours that help them learn faster to work smarter in an ever changing world.
Her point of difference is that not only does she role model future of work skills in her work with clients, she is a key influencer and practitioner of social tools using, sharing and showing how they can be used for business development, employee engagement, and professional or personal development.
She works with teams to identify business problems and co-create unique and custom solutions to close performance gaps. Her expertise stems from strategy development right through to design, development, implementation and evaluation.
In particularly, she helps teams look at their work as collaborative experiences – opportunities to tap into the knowledge, skills, resources and global networks of their colleagues.
Her solutions weave in new digital skills such as building personal networks, knowledge sharing, community building and using social media and networks to tap into global resources so that work teams can understand how to use these tools for their own business purposes.
Her experience and practical applications with the latest social media and platforms as well as use of video and live streaming means that she will provide you with a unique application on how these tools can be customised for use in your own workplace.
Working with individuals, she also provides personal coaching to those who want to “future proof” their careers and who have an expertise and want to build their professional profile, credibility and reputation online in social networks.
Helen practices what she preaches. As such she is constantly learning and sharing her findings and discoveries on various social networks, openly and generously and loves to work with people who do the same.
Helen presents at various conferences around Australia on how people can use the power of social networks to share and show their work, build their professional expertise and achieve their personal and professional development goals.
Member of Change Agents Worldwide
Helen is a member of Change Agents Worldwide, a transparent co-operative of passionate and progressive solo and enterprise change agents who specialise in future of work technologies and practices.
Winner of the Jay Cross Social Learning Award
She was also the inaugural recipient of the Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award in 2016 in recognition for her work advocating a more humanistic approach to workplace learning and performance.
Roving Reporter for LearningNowTV
Helen is a roving reporter for LearningNow TV, an internet TV channel for learning professionals where she provides news stories and interviews from Australia on modern workplace learning practices.
Third Place Founder
Helen also founded Third Place www.meetup.com/Third-Place a social community of over 400 Learning Professionals across Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane to meet, share and learn from each other.
Skills and Competencies
- Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: SharePoint, Yammer, SocialCast
- Open Source: WordPress, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Slack, Trello and many others
- MS Office Suite & Apple Mac equivalent (Word, PowerPoint, Project, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Visio)
- Video: iMovie, MovieMaker, YouTube Video Manager, Live Streaming Video (Periscope, Facebook Live, SnapChat, and many others)
- Virtual Classrooms (WebEx, GoTo Meeting, Skype, Google Hangouts, Adobe Connect, AppearIn, Zoom and many others)
- ELearning Development (Adobe Captivate)
- Learning Management Systems (Oracle, SAP, Sum Total, Moodle)
- Variety of Learning Technology Open Source, cloud-based based tools, apps and software