“I would like to say a huge thank you for your involvement in our conference.  You did an excellent job as chair, tying together the key themes of the day and keeping the audience engaged.

Your presentation was very informative and I believe our delegates could have listened to you all day.  As for your workshop, the feedback has been truly excellent!

We had a very successful two days, so I thank you again for your involvement and adding value for our delegates.”

“It was fantastic having you confirm your availability to participate in the Conference.”

 “…loved your presentation at the ITAB conference in Sydney yesterday – well done Wendy!”Best of 

“Great day at the ITAB conference today.  Loved Wendy @waperry – inspirational”

“95.5% of delegates rated your session good to excellent”

“Your session was most inspiring and tackled key elements of workforce development in an insightful way.”

“It was great to have you there and I thought your presentation really touched the right mark.”

“Your keynote presentation provided an excellent overview of many of the policy issues currently confronting the industry and received strong ratings from the delegates in the evaluations.

Personally, I appreciated the time and effort you put into both the preparation and delivery of your presentation, plus your willingness to be in involved in other aspects of the Conference.”


Conferences and Events

See Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner and the Workforce BluePrint team at these upcoming conferences:

– Workplace Learning Congress

– VET Leaders Congress

Speaking Topics

With over 21 years of speaking and presenting experience, pick and choose the topics, workshops and webinars or blog posts that you are interested in, to build a transformational conference program and get the bonus of a key note speaker, MC and workshop facilitator.

Read these testimonials outlining a track record of success and a high level of generosity in sharing what we know.

The main speaking topics that we address include:

  • Addressing Youth Unemployment and Disengagement with Entrepreneurship and Inspiration
  • Best of Skills and Workforce Development in Australia
  • Develop a Workforce Plan in 5 Easy Steps
  • Developing a 21st Century Workforce and World-class TVET system
  • Digital Disruption
  • Economic Development achieved through Workforce Development
  • Engage Effectively with Employers and Industry
  • How to Develop Powerful Partnerships
  • How to Fast-Track Training Needs Analysis
  • How do you Really Know that you are Successful with your International Clients?
  • Improving Business Productivity through School Based Apprenticeships
  • Maximising Industry Workforce Productivity through Planning
  • Regional Workforce Planning and Development Strategies
  • RTO & Employer Partnerships for Workforce Development
  • School Based Apprenticeships – who benefits more?  The apprentice or employer?
  • Successful Partnerships for Employment, Growth and Workforce Development
  • Transforming your Future: flip risks into opportunities and build new capabilities for future growth
  • The Art of Engaging Employers and Enterprises in Workforce Planning and Development
  • The Future Registered Training Organisation
  • The State of VET Reform in Australia
  • TVET – collaboration, innovation and partnerships
  • VET Reform – What’s happening now and what’s likely into the future?
  • Workforce Planning in Practice
  • Working Collaboratively and Thinking Outside the Box

If you have an audience interested in Vocational Education and Training (VET) consider these professional development topics or current industry issues outlined in the WPAA blog.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Jobs Australia National Conference, 29-30 October 2015, Adelaide Hilton
  • Economic Development Australia National Conference, Redcliffe, Queensland – see presentation, September 2015
  • Keynote at the World TVET Conference, Borneo Convention Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia – see presentation, August 2015
  • SXSW Meet n Greet Adelaide, Panel member, August 2015
  • Uncovering market opportunities, Akolade Conferences, Sydney, July 2015
  • Youth entrepreneurship in economic development forum, Melbourne, July 2015
  • 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference ‘No Frills’, Western Sydney, July 2015
  • Future Models of Assessment Validation workshop, Service Skills Australia, June 2015
  • Effective Industry Engagement workshop, Service Skills Australia, June 2015
  • How to set up a Partnership Agreement webinar, ACPET, June 2015
  • Australian Consumer Law – what every RTO should know webinar, June 2015
  • EduTECH, Brisbane, June 2015
  • Skills and Workforce Development Conference, Tasmania – see presentation, May 2015
  • Workforce Planners and Developers Network with the delegation from Bhutan, May 2015
  • Working models of industry partnerships beyond government funding webinar, ACPET, April 2015
  • BO$$ camp presentation for Entrepreneurs Weeks, Brand South Australia, February 2015
  • RPL Workshops, December 2014-January 2015
  • VET insight presentations, Melbourne, 2014-15
  • BO$$ camp presentation, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, November 2014
  • BO$$ camp presentation, Riverland Industry Leaders Group, November 2014
  • Interested in delivering Australian Apprenticeships? webinar, ACPET, November 2014
  • Where are the new funding opportunities? Webinar, October 2014
  • VET Reform and Priorities webinar, October 2014
  • Working models of industry partnerships beyond government funding webinar, ACPET, October 2014
  • How to set up partnership agreements webinar, ACPET, September 2014
  • How do you really know that you are successful with your international clients? Sustaining International VET Victorian TAFE International Forum, Melbourne, September 2014
  • Engage Effectively with Employers and Industry, 2014 National VET Conference, VELG Training, Brisbane, September 2014
  • VET Reform – What’s happening now and what’s likely into the future? Jobs Australia National Conference, Melbourne, 27-28.8.14
  • Australian Long Term Unemployed Conference, 18-19.8.14, Gold Coast
  • Apprenticeships & Traineeships, Melbourne, 15-16.7.14
  • GTAV State Conference, Shepparton, 19-20.6.14
  • EduTech, VET Leaders Congress, Brisbane, 3-4.6.14
  • Training Providers Forum 2014, Government of Western Australia, Department of Training and Workforce Development, Perth, 19-20.5.14
  • Launch of the Workforce Planners and Developers Network, Adelaide 29.4.14
  • MINTRAC National Training Conference, 26-27.3.14
  • NSW ITAB’s Conference, Sydney, 31.10.13
  • VELG 2013 National VET Conference, Melbourne, 19-20.9.13
  • ACPET National Conference, Adelaide, 28-30.8.13
  • Get a Head start to your Career for Teens with Jessica Perry from Career BluePrint, Marion Learning Festival, 25.8.13
  • Australia’s Disability Employment Conference, Adelaide, 7-8.8.13
  • NAB National Small Business Summit, 24-25.7.13, Brisbane
  • RTO & Employer Partnerships for Workforce Development, Melbourne, 26-27.6.13
  • Building Capability in Workforce Planning and Development, Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE, May 2013
  • Workforce Planning for Changing Demographics, Mature Aged Workers: Over the Hill or The Hope on the Horizon, Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, 22.5.13
  • Don’t wait for the NBN, get your business ready now!, Lockyer Valley Regional Council Skills Summit 2013, 21.5.13
  • Workforce Development – the key to productivity, growing your business and the region, Lockyer Valley Regional Council Skills Summit 2013, 21.5.13
  • Changing Skills for a Changing World, Melbourne 14.2.13
  • e-Merging Technologies in training, Perth, 30.11.12
  • VELG 2012 National VET Conference, Gold Coast, 20-21.9.12
  • AgriFood Skills Australia National Conference, Sydney, 19.9.12
  • Economic Development Australia Conference, Cairns, 17-20.9.12
  • ACPET National Conference, Sydney, 30-31.8.12
  • NCVER No Frills, Adelaide, 11-13.7.12
  • Four Pillars of VET, DFEEST, Adelaide, 22.6.12
  • VET Reform – the National Picture, South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, Leadership Forum, May 2012
  • vStream ACPET National NBN E-learning Project, Skills Tasmania Conference, May 2012
  • Undertaking Assessment Validation and Moderation, National workshop series for ACPET, March – May 2012
  • Engaging Employers, Stakeholders and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Workshop, May 2012
  • Host of the People you should meet lunch, April 2012
  • Maximising your workforce productivity and uncovering funding opportunities, in Townsville for DEEWR and Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, April 2012
  • Applying for Grants and Tenders, tailored client workshops, April 2012
  • Applying for Grants and Tenders, National workshop series for ACPET, March – April 2012
  • Training Needs Analysis for Local Government Presentation at Local Government Human Resources Conference, LGA SA, March 2012
  • Workforce development and planning for VET practitioners, March 2012
  • Workforce Planning for Local Government, Local Government Learning Solutions NSW, Sydney and Parkes, February 2012
  • Training Needs Analysis for Local Government Workshop, LGA SA, February 2012
  • Funds for Workforce Development and Planning, Polson HR and Training Brokers, February 2012
  • Workforce Development and Planning Solutions, TAFE Queensland Regional Institutes, January – February 2012
  • ATA Forum Future Direction of the Contact Centre Industry, November 2011
  • Organisational Development – what every HR professional should know, Local Government Human Resources National Conference, November 2011
  • Future Corporate Service Provision, Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, October 2011
  • Workforce Planning Essentials, Local Government Association SA, October 2011
  • Assessment Validation and Moderation, ACPET VIC, October 2011
  • Workforce Planning for Service Success, Jobs Australia, September-October 2011
  • Pre-conference workshop, Building Competency Frameworks, Modernising Apprenticeships and Traineeships, September 2011
  • Assessment Validation Workshop, ACPET SA, August 2011
  • Workforce Planning for Local Government, Local Government Learning Solutions NSW, August 2011
  • Women in Science Symposium, RIAus, August 2011
  • Workforce and Business Development Workshop, TAFESA Regional, August 2011
  • Workforce Planning and Development, ACPET SA, August 2011
  • Opting in for RPL, Box Hill TAFE, August 2011
  • Aged and Community Services SA and NT Conference, August 2011
  • DeMYTHdefying RPL, Box Hill TAFE, July 2011
  • NCVER No Frills Conference, Taking and evidence based approach to Workforce Development and Planning, July 2011
  • Workforce Development Workshop, TAFENSW North Coast TAFE, July 2011
  • Quality Assessment and Validation, ACPET SA, June 2011
  • Training Needs Analysis Workshops around Australia for Service Skills Australia, May – June 2011
  • Facilitating Recognition of Prior Learning Workshop, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, Mildura, June 2011
  • MEGA Networking event, joint business associations across Southern Adelaide, May 2011
  • Retirement Village Association Conference, May 2011
  • Facilitating professional conversations, TAFENSW New England, Tamworth, May 2011
  • Workforce Development and Planning for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, May 2011
  • Workforce Planning for Service Success, Jobs Australia, May 2011
  • Advanced Facilitation Methodologies, ACPET SA, May 2011
  • Business Planning and Marketing, ACPET SA, April 2011
  • ATA National Conference Road show, Workforce Planning for Contact Centres, March 2011
  • What now for the local government workforce?, Local Government Association SA, HR Seminar, March 2011
  • Applying for funding and grants, ACPET SA, March 2011
  • The Boom?   How the right planning will benefit your business! Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, March 2011
  • Workforce Planning for Service Success, Jobs Australia, March 2011
  • Workforce Planning Essentials, Local Government Learning Solutions NSW, February 2011
  • Workforce Planning in Practice and  a VET View of Workforce Development, Jobs Australia Conference, October 2010
  • MC and Quiz Master for the Gigglepot Charity Quiz Night, October 2010
  • One day all this will be yours, AUSTAFE Conference, October 2010
  • Changing Mindsets Conference, Victorian TAFE Business Development Managers’ Network, August 2010
  • Workforce Planning in Practice (plenary) and Develop a workforce plan in 5 easy steps, Skills Tasmania Conference, June 2010
  • Developing a workforce plan in 5 easy steps, Retirement Village Association Conference, May 2010
  • TAFENSW Sydney Institute, presentation on higher level qualifications, May 2010 and on Leadership in Vocational Education and Training, May 2010
  • Developing a Workforce Plan – a how to in 5 easy steps by Workforce BluePrint & Electus, March 2010
  • Building Business Capability in Workforce Development for Vocational Education and Training, October – February 2010
  • Workforce Planning Tools, October Business Month, Northern Territory Government, October 2009
  • Workforce Development and Planning for Registered Training Organisations, Skills Tasmania, October 2009
  • How to give a green tinge to your organisation, ACPET National Conference, August 2009
  • Southern Innovation Forum, Small Business Health Checks – taking the pulse of your SME, July 2009
  • National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) Conference, RPL Productivity and Red Tape Reduction, July 2009
  • VISTA Conference, Sustainable VET Workforce Development for the Future, May 2009′
  • Skills Tasmania Conference, A conversational approach to Workforce Development & Planning, May 2008
  • Business Development Workshop, RMIT, May 2008
  • Australian International Education Conference, Global Implications for Workforce Development, Oct 2008
  • Australian Council of Private Education & Training (ACPET) National Conference, August 2008
  • South Australian Training Forum, 2006-2008