How we begin learning events is vital in setting the right tone for the day.
To get the best learning, we want to create a creative a safe environment that is fun and allows for people to express themselves playfully, allows for mistakes, lets people feel that they can challenge and be challenged, and above all exposes the learners to views and perspectives different than their own.
There is no one single magic bullet for achieving this, it's done through lots of little things that together contribute to building that learning environment.
In this (short!) episode I speak to Kevin Stephens about a simple technique he uses to kick off change management training. Kevin's whole approach to training is to focus on creating the conditions for learning using accelerated learning techniques, and in this episode he introduces us to a quick and way to start that process off.
Kevin Stephens is a Learning and Development practitioner who specialises in helping people get the most of their working relationships by delivering bespoke management and leadership programmes.
He has a large well of experience, gained from over 20 years working in senior management within a large international organisation and from having worked extensively with public and voluntary bodies. This has enabled him to help people overcome leadership barriers, whether they are experienced leaders or new to management.
His approach is to focus on making the learning environment fun, engaging and social, giving people the time and space to share experiences that help them to think through and address their personal challenges.
Kevin is Chief Executive of Winning Edge (UK) Ltd - a training company with the motto "Bringing your training to life".
He can be contacted on 07860 514314