Due to the pandemic in 2020/2021 the Professional and Relevant SAIs department have been looking for virtual tools to build our network and provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for resource people, PESA-P Educators, SAI Young Leaders, eLearning specialists, LMS administrators and other resource or trained people. Previously we have catered to this need with face-to-face events. The departments have planned to pilot the online learning festival as a solution to this need. Specifically, we aim to:
• Build the network between resource people and alumni of the Professional and Relevant SAIs Department
• Create an opportunity for CPD alumni of the Professional and Relevant SAIs Department
• Bring people together across the community of the Professional and Relevant SAIs Department
We have invited speakers who are leaders in their field to run workshops on innovation, and education to speak to the work of the Professional and Relevant SAIs department and the interest areas of our participants.
The learning festival is planned as an ongoing series with two events planned at the end of 2021:
In addition to these events networking opportunities are planned to allow the community to come together.
Further events will be offered in 2022 after lessons learned from the pilot have been assessed.