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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

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

Trading Post at CSTD 2012 Toronto

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“Trading post” is akin to speed dating for experts in the field of training and development. At least that’s how it was explained to me when I was asked to speak about social learning. I enjoyed today’s session. Participants choose a starting point table then they go to two other speakers after 30 minute blocks. . . . → Read More: Trading Post at CSTD 2012 Toronto

10 Simple Steps to less Outlook 2010 Mistaken Sent Files

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This might have happened to you: You accidentally sent a message to someone and said “Uh Oh! I shouldn’t have sent that!” then you had to recall the message?!  There’s a way to have a 3 minute (or whatever number of minutes you want) delay in ALL your sent files before they actually get sent . . . → Read More: 10 Simple Steps to less Outlook 2010 Mistaken Sent Files

Co-facilitation: Top 5 Things to Remember When You Co-Facilitate a Session

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CO.. (collaborate, co-create, cooperate)

Ever worked in a matrix organization? No, it’s not like in that movie.  You report to your day-t0-day operations type managers and you also report to your project-based managers. It is beneficial organizationally because your development as an individual contributor is heightened with perspectives of how you work and your value-add . . . → Read More: Co-Facilitation is like Collaborative Management : Top 5 Things to Remember

Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

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Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

These (and an iteration of these) were the three questions a new senior executive asked each of the members of her team on her first meeting with them.

It zeroes in on your value-add to the company elevator speech. Identifies your alignment with corporate . . . → Read More: Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

How can you get most out of this program?

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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?

What's your learning asset maintenance strategy?

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A colleague of mine, Marcello Bigotti, and I recently spoke at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Training and Development on the topic of Learning Assets and the strategy in managing them. Most of you, instructional designers, are probably already using avatars as learning assets. Avatar has a specific meaning in current . . . → Read More: What’s your learning asset maintenance strategy?

Which English do you use? American or Canadian English?

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When writing for a North American audience, which type of English do you use? Canadian or American? My experience with American audiences for the 15 years I’ve worked in large (more than 50k employees) organization is that for the most part it has to be American English. Canadian Anglophone audiences seem to consider either American . . . → Read More: Which English do you use? American or Canadian English?

How to run a Successful Virtual Group Mentoring session: My 10 quick tips!

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As organizations face knowledge and expertise of long time employees retiring, one method of capturing quickly that information is through group mentoring efforts. If affords the organization the opportunity to mentor many people when qualification to do so is not sufficient to make one-to-one mentoring matches. What do you do when you want to mentor . . . → Read More: How to run a Successful Virtual Group Mentoring session: My 10 quick tips!

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