Neuroscience and it's impact to Learning |Chat with Britt Andreatta, PhD, Director, Lynda.com/LinkedIn

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To start us off on the Yap with Dr. Yap show is my chat with Britt Andreatta, Director, Learning and Development, Lynda.com / LinkedIn. The quote below is central to her discussion on the intersection of neuroscience and how we approach learning.

Medical Renaissance driving new information and shifting everything about how we understand humans.. and certainly in our field . . . → Read More: Neuroscience and it’s impact to Learning |Chat with Britt Andreatta, PhD, Director, Lynda.com/LinkedIn

BTS of the Yap with Dr. Yap show

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Behind-the-Scenes (BTS)…

In thinking about how I can contribute to pushing the boundaries of our learning field further by providing a platform for thinking differently as well as determining innovative and new ways of learning, I’ve initially thought of having a panel of senior leaders discussing about their world views on their big challenges and how they . . . → Read More: BTS of the Yap with Dr. Yap show

What does an antique vase got to do with employee engagement?

I was at a closing sale at an antique store over the weekend and as I was lost in my thoughts wandering the rows of furniture and old knick-knacks I came upon a vase. It looked ordinary and maybe even unmemorable to some. But to me, it was vase that reminded me of a pottery class . . . → Read More: What does an antique vase got to do with employee engagement?

2015 Rebooted and Reminders

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2015, rebooted. Every new year offers us new adventures, new opportunities, new possibilities. I go to an annual holiday getaway with my family to refresh and relax. It is at this time that I reimagine my perspective, my focus, and enhance my connections with my friends and family. I imagine this would be what others do . . . → Read More: 2015 Rebooted and Reminders

My 5 Important 2014 Learnings

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During this holiday season allow me to share with you my reflections and learnings of the past year.  I learned…

1. The reality of the difference between real friends (who you can trust with your personal and career ebb and flow) and social network friends (especially those who just click “like” your posts on . . . → Read More: My 5 Important 2014 Learnings

What Donny & Marie did on Twitter @ their show but there's a caveat

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Yes, I know what you’re going to say, “Donny & Marie, really?”  For a segment of mostly English-speaking population and, for the most part, of a certain age, know these Utah siblings and their family. So with my varied taste in music, spanning from opera to pop to rock, brought me to their . . . → Read More: What Donny & Marie did on Twitter @ their show but there’s a caveat

5 takeaways for effective storytelling

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Storytelling brings me back to wide-eyed gab sessions about how our lives are intertwined. It’s an opportunity to really connect with someone, to listen to them intently, to engage in lively conversation and to learn more about each other as people. With that as a backdrop, I took the plunge and raised my hand to . . . → Read More: 5 takeaways for effective storytelling

Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

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It’s October 31 and at 7am I see my Starbucks barista wearing a giant Starbucks cup for Halloween (much like the pictures on the left). She wobbles a bit because of the extra girth but everyone coming through those newly renovated glass doors smile as she greets them. For the most part, she . . . → Read More: Ok you can judge books by their cover..but only for today!

How Can Today's University Students Juggle What We Expect From Them?

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I had the pleasure of being part of panel at a recent University of Toronto Rotman Commerce RCPA event on the topic of “Act with Awareness”. During the networking portion of the evening I had the pleasure of meeting a young lady from China who needed an advise.

“How did you do it?” she asked.

. . . → Read More: How Can Today’s University Students Juggle What We Expect From Them?

Why a manager would not hire the one who is most qualified? Here's one reason.

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The CSTD  Toronto Chapter runs a breakfast networking event regularly. It’s a good opportunity to meet the upcoming L&D leaders in the industry and a good time to reconnect with my contemporaries. At this month’s get together, I got to chat with someone I’ve met in the past who is a first time . . . → Read More: Why a manager would not hire the one who is most qualified? Here’s one reason.