Tag Archives: Training

Reflections on CIPD 2015 HR Conference

There’s an inescapable irony in the fact that the first time i asked someone “What’s the best thing you’ve seen at the HR conference today“, they replied with a case study of a company that’s ditched HR. If the writing … Continue reading

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Tempo in learning

Tempo: working to a rhythm. Finding the pace. In music, we use variety: introductions, patterns, repetition. Sometimes engagement come through discord, the use of a minor key or sudden change of. Pace. My second consecutive day of workshop delivery today … Continue reading

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Approaching Social Learning

The problem with formal learning is that it’s inherently abstract: no matter how engaging and dynamic it is, it’s always one step away from our everyday reality. When people leave the event and go back to their real lives, real … Continue reading

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The Social Leader as enabler

Today, i want to focus on one aspect of Social Leadership: ‘Social Learning Enabler‘. In the Social Age, generosity is a key survival trait, alongside high social capital (the ability to survive and thrive in online learning and collaboration spaces). … Continue reading

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Where’s your library? Questions around sharing and social learning

As well as a museum, children’s playground and sofas, Schiphol airport boasts a library. In the days of Kindles and eBooks, it may sound slightly anachronistic, but this library has actual shelves and actual books that you can sit in … Continue reading

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Goals and targets: driving engagement and activity

Somehow this week i’ve accidentally signed up for a triathlon and a cycle tour of France. Well, both look like good adventures, so it will probably give me some motivation to get out and train in this dreary weather. At … Continue reading

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What’s in it for me? Considering the learning contract.

When i’m creating a learning solution, i’m trying to contract with the learner: give me some of your time and i’ll give you something in return. Broadly speaking, both things need to be of similar value – the time and … Continue reading

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