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 →

Plot a destination and set sail

I've just been having a conversation with a colleague from a previous role who is making the jump and going freelance. It's an awesome decision to make, right for some, not for all. As I have my own company and work for a variety of clients in a different roles, my friend was asking about how do you... Continue Reading →

Recommendation of redundancy

Feature originally published in the now defunct Live Your Life In Colour website December 2012 The 'r' word is scary. It means no holiday. It means a loss of livelihood. It means defaulting on the mortgage. It means what next for my career? We can look out at the job market and not know where... 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 →

Facilitation – an introduction

In a previous blog post I started what I hope to be a discussion with you about instruction and facilitation in Learning and Development. In this post I want to start unpicking what facilitation means more broadly and what it means in a training arena and for online delivery. “Group facilitation”, writes Roger Schwarz, “is... Continue Reading →

Learning Live Conference 2013 – day two

After coffee and various pastries for those who wished to indulge, the keynote of the LPI conference was due. It was delivered by Spencer Kelly, presenter of technology show BBC Click. Sadly there is no video to see of the keynote, due to restrictions in Spencer Kelly's BBC contract.  Spencer Kelly starts his keynote #learninglive... Continue Reading →

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