Flowering in L&D

Yesterday I wrote this blog post for Training Journal, about how to refresh ourselves in our professional life. It was inspired by seeing a stagnant stream on a walk. This morning I went on a similar walk and saw some plant life that reminded me of two things: blooming in adversity and perspective. Blooming in adversity  Where... Continue Reading →

Sparking my creativity

I love helping people. I guess it's why I naturally fit into Learning and Development so well and why I felt at home the first time I was delivering in a classroom. It's why my business is called Lightbulb Moment and on Twitter I'm @LightbulbJo - it's the moment of learning, of independence, of insight. I... Continue Reading →

Learning to Learn in the 21st Century – TJ event

News report originally published in Training Journal May 2012 Celine Jacques, Principle Psychologist at CAPP, gave an overview of using positive psychology to understand what makes an “ordinary being flourish and succeed in normal life”. Jacques spoke of “flow”, being so engrossed in an activity that there is a loss of time and self-consciousness, and how a... Continue Reading →

Live online learning: Resistance & ingredients to success – Summary from Charity Learning Commission September User Group Meeting

These are the summary notes of research and references from my recent speaking engagement at the Charity Learning Consortium User Group meeting on behalf of the Learning Performance Institute.   "The issue is no longer whether or not online learning is or should occur, but rather how it is implemented" from An Exploratory Study Comparing... Continue Reading →

Action Mapping – summary from Learning Live

These are a few resources from my Learning Live 2014 breakout Inspire session for the Learning Performance Institute. Action Mapping is an approach for designers to identify the measurable performance outcomes a learner needs to perform on the job. Read more from creator Cathy Moore: http://blog.cathy-moore.com Examples in the Learning Live Inspire session were from Cathy's... Continue Reading →

Debunking the Learning Style

A few articles have dripped into my Twitter feed and Inbox recently around the lack of science to back up common learning theories and personality quizzes. The lack of rigorous scientific evidence, in my discussions with others, either doesn't surprise at all or is incomprehensible - with people often commenting “but that’s what I learnt... Continue Reading →

Bold L&D – one of your five a day

One of the many things to happen at November's Bold L&D event was a discussion I had with someone about blended learning. They asked me if I was into it. "Absolutely" I heard myself say, which is true. I think it's about taking different approaches to make sure that the learning of the skills or... Continue Reading →

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