Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

I just submitted to the Journal of European Industrial Training my review on the latest book by Jim Stewart and Clare Rigg entitled Learning and Talent Development (2001) published by the CIPD House.

My Book Synopsis: This is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) book so the focus is CIPD certification related. . . . → Read More: Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team's goals

One of the ways, managers align their team’s goals with their employes is through coaching  especially when the employees get to be challenging. CoachU has been very helpful in getting me certified as a coach and here’s one of my quick hit, quick start template to get your noggin going. It is not meant . . . → Read More: Quick Coaching Template to align your team activities with your team’s goals

Words in Videos

Found this website that I thought was pretty different and useful for auditory-visual learners and audiences. Wordia is an online visual dictionary. It accepts video uploads as well as has its bank of comedians, politicians, gurus, academics, and people knowledgeable in the field of the word they are expressing through video. How can you apply . . . → Read More: Words in Videos

How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

The other night, my management team and I went to paint pottery at a local shop in the city. Everyone, like yourself, has become quite more busy in the last couple of months, right? Toronto Life even featured an article on this. So what did I do? I brought my management team to an activity-based . . . → Read More: How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

Should you align your Personal New Year's Resolution with your Corporate New Year's Resolution?

What is your Corporate New Year’s resolutions this year? The categories may be….

Better Communication amongst your teams More Efficient way of running your teams (which can translate into better processes and procedures, for example) Focus on being Environment-Friendly (talk about Sustainability) Be More Aware of your corporate Diversity initiatives, Renew your focus on your . . . → Read More: Should you align your Personal New Year’s Resolution with your Corporate New Year’s Resolution?

Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

Figuring out last minute plans for the holidays?

You have 5 days left to go before the holidays and you still don’t know what to do for your team. Here’s my top 3 categories of activities that can get you started in thinking of a meaningful event planning for your team.

Corporate Responsibility is an . . . → Read More: Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

How can you get most out of this program?

How can you get most out of this program?

This is always in the minds of presenters, instructional designers, and any L&D (Learning and Development) person when they provide any type of knowledge transfer activity.

Here’s an idea: At the start of each class, one of the simplest instructions we give to our learners are . . . → Read More: How can you get most out of this program?

Why doodling is good for you

Do you doodle?

I may not be Leonardo Da Vinci, who is left handed and wrote backwards, but like me, the man doodled! Before and after Mona Lisa, he had thousands of pages of doodles, scribbles, visuals of his ideas and more.  These became representations of what’s to become a hydraulic pump, a helicopter, . . . → Read More: Why doodling is good for you

Creative leap sparked by a trip to Vigeland Park, Oslo

When traveling to new cities I always try to find time go to museums, parks, and suggested tourist spots by tourism websites, guides and bloggers. I do this for a couple of reasons: (1) understand why certain artifacts are identified to be important for that culture (2) for fun, of course (!) (3) learn . . . → Read More: Creative leap sparked by a trip to Vigeland Park, Oslo

Live mindmapping the Networked Learning Conference 2010 (#NLC2010)

You’ve read about my live blogging postings from years back and even presented a paper about it. Live blogging sessions have become de riguer in these conferences although at the Networked Learning Conference 2010 (#NLC2010) it only seems like about 5% of the attendees are using a device. Is this cultural or economic or just . . . → Read More: Live mindmapping the Networked Learning Conference 2010 (#NLC2010)