Archive for month: September, 2014

Six ingredients for great L&D communication – Part 1

25 Sep
September 25, 2014 We all think we understand great L&D communication – after all, why shouldn’t we? We’re the experts and we communicate all day long.  But deep down we all know that there are times when our communication can be improved. We know that within Learning and Development (L&D) we’re not always understood the way we want to be – we know we want to get our message across with impact and in a memorable way.  We’re not talking about training courses here – we’re talking about how Read more [...]

Connecting the dots at Learning Live

18 Sep
September 18, 2014 Conferences can be good or bad. For me, it all depends on making connections and connecting the dots that are often remote and spurious.  It’s been a week since the Learning Live conference and I’ve had time to reflect on some of the great messages I heard. Not all these messages were immediately obvious or relevant, but as the conference developed there were a number of connections that I started to make – a number of dots that became connected. Random beginnings It all started with Read more [...]

Getting alignment at Learning Live

11 Sep
September 11, 2014 My session is over, the lights have dimmed and the crowds are heading for a well-earned lunch.  So far, Learning Live 2014 has been a stunning success and a credit to the team at the Learning and Performance Institute who made it all possible. As you may have seen from my post earlier today, I wanted to ensure that as many people as possible have access to all the resources associated with my session.  As you’ll have seen from the session details. I was talking about “Why L&D can’t Read more [...]

Learning Live is here!

11 Sep
September 11, 2014 After months of planning, Learning Live 2014 is finally here!  As readers of my blog will know, I’m speaking at the conference this year so this post is a taster of what’s to come. At 11:30 GMT I’ll be taking to the stage to deliver my session - you can see more details here. In what will be a highly interactive and participative session,  I'll outline the benefits of aligning with your business.   The session will be full of real-world examples and backed up with fact and figures.  In Read more [...]

It’s almost time for Learning Live 2014

04 Sep
September 4, 2014 It’s an uncharacteristically short post from me this week as I make the final preparations for Learning Live. I was delighted when my submission for a proposed session was accepted and there’s been an increasing flurry of activity as zero date draws close.  It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly time flies as a major presentation approaches. Learning Live is becoming one of the key Learning and Development events in the UK – and rightly so.  This year there is a great line-up of presenters Read more [...]