Helen Blunden (AUS)

Managing Director @ Activate Learning Solutions

Helen Blunden is the Managing Director of Activate Learning Solutions and has over 24 years of experience in learning and development across private, public and not-for-profit organizations. With a specialty in performance consulting and social networked learning, she believes that organizations need new skills to navigate through a complex world of constant change.

Helen has a passion for enabling people to learn beyond the traditional tools. She believes in the power of networks and communities supported by social tools that drive collaboration, meaning, and engagement in the work. Helen believes that the “learning is the work and the work is the learning” – the tools are instruments that enable us to connect with peers who can inspire us with fresh new ideas so that we can apply them into our own personal or professional contexts.

With experience in all forms of learning, from facilitator-led instruction, online and blended, virtual and social, she practices what she preaches. She is an active user of social tools and emerging technologies and uses these with her clients to put the fun, exploration, and curiosity back into learning.

Helen presents at various conferences around Australia on how people can use social media to build and create global peer networks for personal and professional development as well as build their online reputation.

Helen is the founder of Third Place www.meetup.com/Third-Place an informal social networking community of Learning Professionals across Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane to meet, share and learn from each other in person and through social media.