Who Is ILP?

The Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP) is a leading industry body for learning and development (L&D) professionals in Australasia. We believe anyone who works with people to enhance their performance, capability or change behaviour are learning and development professionals.

ILP is committed to continue leading the learning evolution and to raise the benchmark and standards in the L&D industry.  We believe the L&D sector can deliver so much more than is currently offered, through research, innovation, techniques and quality connections.

ILP focuses on three core key areas to help L&D professionals:

  1. Achieve success (with their career or business)
  2. Build Capability
  3. Connect with peers and clients

ILP currently represents over 1500 L&D professionals across Australia, New Zealand and other international areas, as well as the wider L&D community.  We support a diverse range of L&D professionals, both independent and corporate as well as Registered Training Organisations.

ILP also partners with a range of associations to ensure ILP continues to be the best value industry body.  It is important for us to make a positive impact, not just for our members, but also the wider community.  This is the reason ILP contributes to the work of the B1G1 (Buy 1 Give 1) program.

We facilitate the growth and value of the learning and development industry and professionals for today and the future. In essence, we share your passion and desire to create a highly valued and respected learning and development experiences.

Meet Kerry Brocks, ILP’s Founder and CEO. Here she explains the reasons for starting the institute, and shares her passion for learning and development.



Our Team

Kerry Brocks

CEO & Founder

Bill Jarrard

Victoria Advocate

Penny Curnow

North Queensland Advocate

National Advisory Board

The Institute for Learning Professionals (ILP) is supported and guided by a National Advisory Board. This group is made up of ILP Fellows who are nominated annually to support and provide advice toward ILP’s strategic direction and initiatives. Members of the group are chosen based on their areas of expertise and contribution to ILP.

Kerry Brocks

CEO & Founder

Geoff Rip

Geoff Rip

Research Director

Gerald Pauschmann

Gerald Pauschmann

Media Advocate

Mark Vollmer

Large Event Advocate

Joshua Knight

Partnership Advocate

Gabby Button

Member and Finance Advocate

Sandra Elliot

RTO Advocate

Con Sotidis

Social Media Advocate

Our Affiliates


With Arthur J. Gallagher, ILP members can gain broad policy coverage that is tailored to meet their needs and offers maximum protection for their business and their clients.


The Towards Maturity Benchmark helps you assess how your L&D strategy compares with top performing organisations and is considered one of the most comprehensive, independent reviews of how organisations are establishing successful learning strategies in the workplace.


We are able to offer a variety of quality services and solutions, tailored to your needs, to help you get your training online.


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