Marc Ratcliffe

Marc is the CEO and founder of MRWED Training and Assessment, Australia’s leading provider of “Trainer Training” and five-time “Great Place to Work”.  

He has been involved in Workplace and Vocational Education for 22 years and has conducted more than 300 Training and Assessment courses over the past 15 years. He is the author of the “The Trainer’s Toolkit” (2011) and “The Trainer’s Cook Book” (2014) and is a co-author of three of the “S.C.O.R.E. for Trainers” series of publications. He is also one of Australia’s most in-demand conference speakers and workshop facilitators.

He has presented training-related workshops internationally in the UK, North America, Africa and Asia and is one of only three people in the country certified to deliver Bob Pike’s Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp.

Marc is a Registered Teacher and has completed a Masters of Education, specialising in Adult and Workplace Education. In 2009, he was named as one of the top 10 young trainers in the world by US Training Magazine, was awarded a Global HR Award for "Strategic Leadership" by the HRD World Congress in 2012 and was named as AITD’s Learning and Development Professional of the Year for QLD/NT in 2013. Most recently, Marc was named as a finalist in the Category of “HR Champion” (CEO) at the Australian HR Awards (2014) and was presented with the “Outstanding Leadership Award - Learning and Development” (2015) by the HRD World Congress in Mumbai.

Marc continues to push the boundaries of “edu-tainment” and believes that participant interaction and fun are integral to the learning experience.

Video gallery: 

Fact Finding Tour to Mali bares fruit

CEO, Marc Ratcliffe recently visited the Syama Mine in Mali, West Africa to investigate Trainer Training options for Workplace Trainers, Supervisors and Leading Hands on site. As part of the trip he delivered a 2 day workshop for supervisors in French with great success. He will return in January to complete further Trainer Training Workshops.

MRWED participates in Queensland Premier’s Trade Mission to India

Queensland Premier, Campbell Newman has used a panel discussion with some of India’s industry leaders to promote the State’s quality services in education and training, strengthening ties between the two regions. MRWED’s Marc Ratcliffe was part of this panel and provided an important background about skills development needs and opportunities.

Marc to speak at ASTD International Conference and Expo in Dallas

MRWED’s Marc Ratcliffe will once again be a featured presenter at ASTD’s International Conference and Expo to be held in Dallas in 2013. ASTD 2013 is the premier event for workplace learning and development professionals in the United States, with more than 9,000 attendees from over 80 countries.  Marc has been invited back to speak on his 26 Proven Techniques to Engage and Enliven Training.

A Mali Return for Marc

Marc Ratcliffe returned to Mali to deliver Trainer Training Workshops linked to the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to mine workers at Syama Mine, in the first two weeks of January. All the sessions were well received and there was significant skills development gained over the fortnight.

Marc’s Trainer’s Tool Kit a big hit at ASTD International Conference in Dallas

MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe took his Trainer’s Tool Kit on the road to the USA’s largest training event of the year, the ASTD International Conference and Exposition in Dallas. Marc delivered his popular workshop “A-Z of Training – 26 Proven Techniques to engage and enliven training” to rave reviews.

MRWED to host welcome function for National VET Conference in Melbourne

MRWED are proud to announce that they are the official sponsors of the welcome function at this year’s National VET Conference to be held in Melbourne on the 19th/20th September. Event organisers, VELG Training have selected a Hawaiian theme for the function and Marc and Jason got into the spirit of this theme below.

Getting recognition with FAA in Malaysia

MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe returned to Malaysia this week. In addition to signing a new contact with local partners CeDR corporate consulting, he found time to deliver a two-day workshop for the Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) on RPL.

Skills Tasmania Conference

The 2014 Skills Conference was held on 2-3rd June at Wrest Point Conference Centre in Hobart. The 2014 theme was “Riding the wave - it's all about...” and included speakers from across the country that represented an excellent mix of expertise relevant to vocational education and training.

Marc Speaks at 21st International Conference on Learning in NYC

MRWED CEO, Marc Ratcliffe was once again invited to speak at the International Conference on Learning held at the Lander College for Women in New York City this week. He presented his popular “Trainer’s Cook Book” workshop at the event.