In it we examine the experiences of an environmental regulatory agency (the agency) who had been the subject of internal and external reviews which resulted in a comprehensive and significant effort by the agency to build its capability and become a modern regulator. We paid particular attention to the agency's Authorised Officer Induction Program (AOIP), a structured learning program that blends formal and informal learning, theoretical and practical learning, self-directed and peer learning, and individual and social learning. We also consider the agency’s recruitment and continuing professional development practices as important elements of the teaching and learning continuum (p1). Our aim was to identify opportunities for other environmental regulators, and regulators more broadly, to learn from this agency's experience to improve the capability of their compliance and enforcement staff.
Our paper was recently published in the Official Conference Proceedings:
Pink, G & Hudson, J (2016) Teaching and Learning: The Approaches of a Modern Environmental Regulator in ISSN: 2186-2303 The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2016: Official Conference Proceedings, 415-446, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Nagoya, Aichi Japan. http://iafor.org/2186-2303-the-asian-conference-on-the-social-sciences-2016-official-conference-proceedings/