How do you keep up to date?

by Darren on May 4, 2016

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We all have to remain competent and in fact as a trainer we have to be a little better than that I think. But how do you do it with limited time and resources? Teaching doesn’t make you current. It might if you were doing something different all the time but doing the same thing over and over again just brings about the same results. You will get better at timing and delivery but not at current content and teaching methodology. I keep current by reading blogs and books, and participating in MOOC’s. Read the article below on how most teachers do it. What do you do?

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Is this the Future?

by Darren on May 2, 2016

I have discussed MOOC’s here on many occasions but generally as a self directed learning tool for individuals. What happens if you utilise them as a corporate learning and development tool? Read the article below. Changes the game a bit doesn’t it?

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Sunday Zephyr – Balance

May 1, 2016

How’s your Sunday going. Hope it is relaxing and not like me another day of work. I have been flat out for a few weeks now and definitely for the next few weeks. Every day, and also many nights. I’m not complaining as I generally enjoy what I do and I do get some good […]

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Coaching program

April 25, 2016

Coaching is a big part of every aspect of business now. It isn’t just a strategy for trainers and other development professionals. There isn’t an organisation that I have done some work for in the last ten years that hasn’t introduced coaching to its managers as a way to develop, enhance and re-invigorate employees. If […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Stretch into the new week

April 24, 2016

I hope your long weekend is going well. The weather in my part of the world isn’t great but that is a good excuse to catch up on some home office work. I have a very busy period ahead in the office as I am designing a range of programs. One thing I am aware […]

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Leadership Development – the right way!

April 20, 2016

I’m involved in a lot of leadership development programs and I am satisfied that they do a good job but they could do better. Time is typically the problem. Time and application. I have been lucky enough to do a few programs where the following article takes us but it is rare. A bit more […]

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Investing in Learning and Development

April 18, 2016

Are organisations investing in learning and development. This survey indicates this but is this what you are observing? I am involved in a couple of big programs by big organisations but I am seeing a withdrawal from face to face training.  What do you see? Read the survey results here.

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Sunday Zephyr – Power of the internet

April 17, 2016

 

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Virtual World’s Conference – Video

April 13, 2016

In a recent post I advised you of the Virtual World’s Online Conference – Best Practice in Education. Some of you may have attended. I didn’t get much of a chance due to the intrusive nature of the real world. Fortunately a series of videos have been produced to provide us all with the highlights. […]

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Motivation and Purpose.

April 9, 2016

Most people know that I am a huge fan of Dan Pink’s book, Drive. You have to read it if you want to understand motivation and the modern workplace. Here is a great article explaining the critical importance of Purpose which is part of the motivation triangle, Purpose, Mastery and Autonomy. Please read it and […]

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