Keynote Speaker: Karen Dmyke

‘I am Capable:

Helping students identify and find their developing capabilties and skills’

Interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies have become the skills that are increasingly important in this technological age. For many years we have described these skills for adult learners and many have them in abundance. Now is the time to build on these strengths and intentionally teach the skills that matter, and that employers want. Karen will outline how to empower students to identify, learn and practice these most important competencies for success for work and the world.

Karen Dymke

Karen Dymke

Karen Dymke, MEd (Applied), BEd, DipT, Cert 1V Training and Assessment, GCI Coach.

Karen Dymke is a passionate and inspiring educator with over thirty years’ experience across a range of sectors, as a teacher, trainer, senior leader, coach and consultant. Much of Karen’s work has been focused in applied learning settings such as ACFE, VET, TAFE and the VCAL. Her work includes lecturing at Latrobe University in Alternative Educational Models, such as Hands on Learning and Community settings.

Her interests are in sharing strategies to engage learners with a focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable learners. Karen’s work has been acknowledged through the Outstanding Teacher/Trainer of the Year award from the TAFE Development Centre, a Fellowship with the International Skills Institute and a number of scholarships to investigate innovative programs for vulnerable learners.

She is the Director of Thoughtfulworks.

2019 WAALC Conference