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The Essentials Mix: How to keep learners engaged on training courses

The Essentials Mix: How to keep learners engaged on training courses

August 31, 2019

I am re-releasing some older episodes that had really useful content, although I might be a bit crap - but it's only the third I recorded!

In this one, I talk to Shirley Gaston of Azesta about how to keep learners engaged throughout the training event.

This is Shirley's specialist subject, something she's been passionate about for years, In the podcast she outlines three different approaches for ensuring the delegates on the course stay engaged.

Watching the leaders - The End of May

Watching the leaders - The End of May

July 31, 2019

 

Hi, I am starting a new series of occasional podcast, blog and YouTube Channel about leadership.

 

Each episode will be looking at leaders in the real world and discussing what we can learn from their successes and failures.

 

It's not political, but it discusses political leaders, both past and present, but focuses on their leadership behaviours and not their politics.

This first episode looks at the top three things that Theresa May got wrong.

 

I hope you find it useful and interesting, but if not, just delete it, I won't get upset.

 

How to put learning at the centre of how your organisation succeeds

How to put learning at the centre of how your organisation succeeds

June 30, 2019

A lot of organisations espouse the value of "learning", some even have it as an official "value" and have fancy posters to inspire people to learn, but few really live it, putting learning at the centre of what they do.

Service industries succeed (or fail) almost entirely on the knowledge, skills, and behaviours of their people, so their ability to learn - and therefore improve performance - throughout their whole career is even more important.

In this podcast I chat to Sarah Brennan and Rachel Sedgwick of JDX Consulting, a company that has done just that: put L&D at the heart of who they are and how they succeed.

Language learning at work: how to do it and why it’s worth it

Language learning at work: how to do it and why it’s worth it

May 31, 2019

In this month's podcast, I talk to Dr Katie Nielson about the role of language learning in organisations and the impact it can have on the motivation and the bottom line.

We look at how to create great language programmes, the science of language learning, and how to understand the ROI.

How can we train executive presence in leadership development?

How can we train executive presence in leadership development?

April 30, 2019

In this month's podcast, we talk to communications experts Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger of Turpin Communications about their leadership development work, and how they work with leaders to train and coach them on improving their "executive presence"

Identity Crisis! Is Learning and Development fulfilling its purpose?

Identity Crisis! Is Learning and Development fulfilling its purpose?

March 31, 2019

In this episode I speak to Kevin M Yates and Krystyna Gadd about how learning and development needs to align itself to business needs and focus on performance improvement – using data, or “facts” as Kevin calls them – if we, and our Learning and Development brothers and sisters, are to thrive and make a real difference!

5 tips to better learning videos

5 tips to better learning videos

February 28, 2019

In this episode I talk to Jeff Long about some simple tips that make a big difference to improving how you record videos for learning

Using simulations to bring leadership development to life

Using simulations to bring leadership development to life

January 31, 2019

Leadership development is a big topic, it cannot be reduced to a series of bullet points stuck on PowerPoint slides. If we are to develop great leaders, we need patience, and we need to provide impactful experiences and create learning spaces where leaders can work with colleagues to learn, reflect, and grow.

Simulations can be an enjoyable and effective part of that ... if they are well-designed!

In this podcast we talk to Bjorn Billhardt and Matt Confer who share their top five tips to creating great leadership development simulations

2019 Learning and Development Executive Summit

2019 Learning and Development Executive Summit

December 15, 2018

At Trainer Tools, we occasionally promote L&D industry events, books or other content that we think is of value.

In this case, we're proud to be involved with the 2019 L&D Executive Summit organised by Opal Group.

Learning leaders from some of the most recognizable global brands including Starbucks, Disney, Wells Fargo, Campbell’s Soup, Yale, Royal Caribbean Cruises and more – will be speaking at the 2019 Learning & Development Executive Summit at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, FL in February 2019.

This exclusive invitation-only event is designed for C-Suite and Heads of Corporate Learning, Talent Development and Talent Management.

Request an invitation or learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting info@opalgroup.net or visiting https://opalgroup.net/conference/learning-development-2019/.

Hot topics include designing for the modern learner, transforming organizational culture and building a resilient, global workforce

Transactional Analysis for trainers (part three): understanding drivers (or working styles)

Transactional Analysis for trainers (part three): understanding drivers (or working styles)

November 30, 2018

In this episode of the Trainer Tools podcast, I welcome back Garry Platt to continue discussions on his specialist subject: Transactional Analysis.

Transactional Analysis, or TA, is a theory of how humans interact with each other - its main application being to help understand human behaviour and communication: each interaction between people being called a "transaction". It was developed by Canadian psychiatrist Eric Berne and has been a tool in the trainer and coach toolbox for many years in helping us understand ourselves and our own interpersonal behaviours, but also understand those of others.

In this episode Garry talks about "Drivers", also known as "working styles" and this builds on the first TA series

This podcast includes a promotion for the 2019 Learning and Development Executive Summit