A reflection on 11 great years

Copyright: Kay Buckby When myself, Adrian Green, Serena Dolby, Monica Eynon, and Frank Jordan attended a Learning and Development (L&D) conference back in 2009, we all chose to attend different sessions.  I had the idea that it would be good to share our learning; that meant we’d get ‘double bubble’ for our money. The Development Company paid for a conference […]

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Making Virtual Training Work For Your Learners

As technology and connections have improved, so has the use of virtual training, yet until recently, face to face training remained the most popular form of training. Most organisations, individuals, course sponsors, and IT Departments seem to have been reluctant to fully embrace it. Lockdown, however, has meant an end to face to face training, and change has been thrust […]

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10 Ways to Reboot when You’re Lacking Self-Motivation Picture it, you’re sitting in front of a room full of expectant learners. Some are keen to be there, some are already bored, some are clowning around. Add into the mix a bad night’s sleep and then, to make matters worse, your morning coffee hasn’t kicked in yet! Self-motivation! Daunting isn’t it? […]

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The Coaching Conversation Model

The Coaching Conversation Model is a tool to explain the way a coaching discussion may at times flex into training or mentoring mode, as well as the ideal coaching approach. Creative sector coach Alec McPhedran of Skills Channel TV explains the model, to help new coaches appreciate the skill in flexing coaching conversations. When I was being trained to become […]

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