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 →

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 →

Learning Live Conference 2013 – day one

As a relatively new freelance member of the Learning and Performance Institute team, I was pleased to be invited to the Learning Live Conference in London during September 2013.  Firstly, Learning Live is now one of the industry events for the Learning and Development community, as per the link in this tweet: Interesting investigation by @nowworkplace... Continue Reading →

Learning Live in London

I am looking forward to attending Learning Live this week, hosted by the Learning Performance Institute. It's the September L&D gathering in London. There are various sessions and workshops to attend on a number of different subjects. I will be blogging and tweeting about those I attend. You can follow all the tweets from the... Continue Reading →

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