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The Professional Training Coordinator

By |2017-10-02T15:24:51+00:00September 26th, 2017|Tags: , |

The Professional Training Coordinator knows that the provision of modern workplace learning isn’t just about organizing training courses, but providing a structured approach to developing a particular skill set through the best methods available for the skills, the environment and the individual learner. Our learning habits are changing and Professional Training Coordinators know that continuous learning will be essential as the speed of business accelerates. A learner may be motivated to learn something NOW, and perhaps while commuting to and from work the learner watches a video, reads a blog, registers for eLearning or collaborates in an online learning network via what’s app or slack. This environment presents a variety of new tools and offers tremendous opportunity for the professional training coordinator, who will provide lots of different tailored learning experiences to support employees in their self-directed learning via a variety of learning technologies So, if you are ready to step into the world of a modern workplace learning advisor. Learn about and apply the best of traditional approaches to coordinating training activity, and be open to exploring a vast range of new tools and technologies to support your role as a Professional Training Coordinator, this exciting event is for you.

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Learning – press pause this isn’t working

By |2017-08-06T18:54:51+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Learning Design, Training and Development|Tags: , |

She’s there, the attendance register says so, ticks will go into boxes and records of learning will be kept. But she’s there in body only, her mind is elsewhere. She thinks is this Learning - press pause this isn’t working Today’s class is about the history of learning and development, apparently considerable transformations have occurred in [...]

Facilitating Change Moving from Bitter to Better

By |2017-02-27T20:58:45+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Change leadership, Facilitating Change|Tags: |

Facilitation can be a delicate process, particularly for me today because I am holding 6 raw eggs and my audience are feeling bitter, my aim is to create an environment where we can consider the impact of entrenched patterns of behaviour and consider the mindsets required to move from bitter to better.   I have a [...]

Little Value from Bigwigs and Stinking Thinking

By |2017-02-07T09:53:39+00:00February 7th, 2017|Categories: Evaluating Training, Return on training investment, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

A big job had presented itself at training towers. The bigwigs had attended a continuous improvement seminar where they had been publicly embarrassed by the ring masters for their stinking thinking. The big wigs arrived at training towers and the gnomes were summoned. During a verbal thrashing the gnomes were told to put out to tender [...]

Learning Design and The Art of Seduction

By |2017-01-05T10:29:09+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

One of the most important, difficult and most common decisions that designers of learning make is whether to add interesting text, sounds, or visuals to learning material,We want to arouse interest,curiosity, engagement but it's important to know when these elements seduce learners and when they become a distraction. Learning Design and The Art of Seduction The [...]

Developing Wizardry with the Stories We Weave

By |2017-01-05T10:29:09+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Learning Design, Training and Development|Tags: , |

As a learning designer I believe in the power of stories to sustain attention. Our brains are attracted to stories in which the characters struggle and eventually surface unknown abilities to triumph over adversity. This is why our Learning by Design course is so successful it places the learner at the heart of the story, this [...]

Ideacide – Are you killing enough ideas?

By |2017-01-05T10:29:09+00:00November 6th, 2016|Categories: Strategic Planning|Tags: |

There was a time when the past was quite helpful in predicting the future, but in today's volatile business environment we need to be receptive to new ideas. Strategy has shifted into a place where reliance on planning may no longer be the best approach to accommodate changing realities.   Ideacide   I work with senior [...]

Transform your team through the power of positive questions

By |2017-01-05T10:29:09+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: |

Imagine the impact of transforming your team’s mindset from problems to possibilities, from blame to empathy, from opposition to collaboration; it is possible to transform your team through the power of positive questions using the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry. I have been using this technique with a team who I have been working with [...]