ILP Masterclass – There’re no risks being an L&D Pro! Is there?
October 6, 2021
ILP Masterclass – There are no risks being an L&D Professional! Or is there?
6th October 3:30-5:00 Syd/Melb time – please adjust for Daylight Savings
- Simon Quirk, Quick Legal and ILP In-house Counsel
- Marni Dittman, General Manager L&D, Insurance Advisernet and ILP strategic partner
Understanding the legal implications of running an L&D business can seem simple enough, particularly if you are an independent trainer, coach, facilitator, speaker etc. On the surface it doesn’t look like much is involved, at least in Australia for example:
- You make the decision to go out on your own, so you…
- Register a business name, maybe create a Pty Ltd company,
- Apply for an ABN so you can adjust for GST,
- Take out compulsory Workcover and maybe Professional Indemnity and Public Liability (PI/PL) insurance,
- Set up your accounting system so you can invoice and pay your bills, and perhaps engage a business accountant for the more challenging tasks,
- Then fire up the website and get started doing what you love. What could go wrong?
Well that is an excellent question, and while we know many of our ILP members have been running successful businesses for many years, without any problems, perhaps it is time to review what the legal implications are now, particularly as so much has changed in the last two years.
And what about L&D professionals working inside larger organisations, do they need to understand any legal aspects of what they. Yes, indeed they do!
So for the masterclass on 6th October, we going to explore and discuss legal and risk issues that may apply to anyone involved in providing learning and development services, with a stronger focus on the needs of sole operators or micro-businesses.
Joining us will be two people very involved with L&D and who have real experience to help guide our members.
John Quirk, from Quirk Legal, is one of ILP’s strategic partners and our In-house Counsel, and he will help us focus on things like business set-up and structure, requirements around inclusion, regulations around things that must be in place, do and don’ts in the training space, including life online and possibly in self-directed eLearning, issues with copyright, IP protection and misuse, rules around using music and images, and risks involved.
What must trainers be aware of when operating a business, and then in providing training services? Also some of our members have been asking about terms and conditions, cancellations, recording and reusing their programs, etc. We will cover as much as we can in the way how to learn more, and in preparation for the masterclass, you can also send us any issues or questions you would like to explore. Email [email protected].
We will also have Marni Dittman, General Manager L&D, Insurance Advisernet and ILP strategic partner, with us to talk through the significant changes that have taken place in the insurance field in general, and specifically insurance for L&D providers. These changes have had ramifications of on insurance rates, types of cover, and more. We have been talking with Marni and the insurance industry itself to understand these issues, and what we’ve learnt is important for L&D providers to hear.
Importantly as L&D professionals we now need to actually think about Risk, and what insurance can help with. Most members just renew their PI/PL each year, without thinking and just buy on price. That has to change, at least for the next couple of years.
Again you can also send us any issues or questions you would like to explore with Marni. Email [email protected].
So this will be a very important masterclass to attend, for anyone in L&D. Register below.
- ILP Members – Free
- Members of our strategic partners – Free
- Non-members – $27