Archive for the ‘Learning and Development’ Category

Strong, Smart Mentoring Moves

 12th September 2017 by gihan

For most organisations, traditional training courses have two big weaknesses: They teach skills rather than experience, and they tend to be “one size fits all” processes. You can address both weaknesses with a simple but highly effective More ...

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How to Up Your Mentoring Game

 22nd August 2017 by gihan

Even if your organisation doesn’t have a formal mentoring program in place, offer mentoring to your team members. Because mentoring can be done informally and with few resources, it’s easy to take the initiative yourself.

Find the right mentor

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Professional Development for Distributed Teams

 10th August 2017 by gihan

Members of distributed teams value and expect opportunities for professional development just as much as in-office team members. As a leader or manager, be proactive and innovative to find ways to help accelerate the experience curve for your More ...

More Learning in Less Time: Make the Student the Teacher

 1st August 2017 by gihan

One of the best ways to learn something is by teaching it to somebody else – as you might have discovered with your own learning. Use this with your team members as well, but encouraging them to teach each other. In other words, rather than More ...

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The Future of Training

 14th July 2017 by gihan

In the past, workplace education was done mostly through training courses. But digital disruption has transformed the education industry, and there are now so many other ways to learn and teach. The best organisations use a combination of learning More ...

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The Training Fix That Builds Skills Fast

 27th June 2017 by gihan

When a team member needs some training and development, consider an online course as an option.

Although we’re still in the early days of online training, it’s still advanced far enough to be valuable. It’s also fast, accessible More ...

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Use Case Studies to Accelerate Learning

 8th June 2017 by gihan

One of the best ways to deliver learning in a workplace is through a well-designed case study.

Think of a case study as a training course that’s more interactive and embedded than most courses. Instead of sitting quietly and listening passively, More ...

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Stretch Your Training to Extend the Learning

 16th May 2017 by gihan

Even with greater access to social, mobile and online education, in many organisations – and maybe even yours – the default tool for learning and development is still the traditional training course. Traditional training courses do More ...

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The Future of Learning

 16th February 2016 by gihan

The Future Of Learning

Accelerate the experience curve. In the past, the most common development choice was a training course, but now there are many other options. By tapping into a variety of ways to accelerate learning in your organisation, you cater to individual More ...

“What If This Was More Social?”

 2nd February 2016 by gihan

My partner Nikki’s daughter, Abbey, is just starting Year 12 at school this week. I help her with her Maths and Chemistry study, and she’s a hard-working, disciplined and very competent student. In short, a pleasure to teach.

To help her More ...