From the monthly archives:

October 2010

TLW 019: Everyone is a Superlearner

by Robin Lindbeck on October 28, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #19–Everyone is a Superlearner

Today’s article:

Other articles and things of interest from this week:

 

Today’s Topic
Marketing your Training & Development department, program and services 

 

What Would You Do?
This week:

  • Dear TLW–
    I have heard you all mention the work you have done for managers, supervisors, and leaders…whether thru classroom work or individual coaching. I’m wondering if you would each share your top three book choices for new managers of people. We are just starting management development in our organization, and have discussed the idea of having the classroom experience supplemented by various readings between sessions or a “management book club.”
  • (Robin, Terri & Max’s book recommendations are at the end of this blog post)

Next week:

  • Dear TLW–
    Help!!  I’m a new trainer…and I’ll be conducting my first training session next month.  I have prepared my notes for the session, I have practiced outloud three times in the room I’ll be using, but I’m afraid I’m going to get in the front of the group, and forget what I’m going to say!  In fact, I’m becoming so worried about it, I’m having nightmares about it!  What suggestions would you provide a novice like me?


2 minute tips of the week

  • Max: Use activities like “brain teasers” or “I.Q. Tests” for participants to work on during breaks or when they come back early from lunch. (from: Still More Games Trainers Play by Scannell and Newstrom)
  • Terri: Provide time for participants to reflect on learning periodically and at the end of a training session.
  • Robin: At the end of a training session, before creating a development plan, ask participants to identify things that helped or hindered him/her successfully execute on development plans in the past.  Include these insights into the creation of the current development plan. 

 

Other resources mentioned during the show

 

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TLW 018: I “herd” that

by Robin Lindbeck on October 21, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #18–I “herd” that
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Today’s article:

Other articles and things of interest from this week:

 

Today’s Topic
Action Learning: From Trainer to Learning Coach!

 

What Would You Do?
This week:

  • Dear TLW–
    I especially enjoyed the week when you discussed how to handle the naysayer in the group. I appreciate anyone and everyone that talks in my session…I find it’s easier for me to train when the participants are saying something versus nothing…even if it’s “naysaying.”My question…what do you do with the dominator…the person who repeats themselves, provides too much detail, or wants the majority of “air time”? Again, I appreciate engaged, involved participants…but when the dominator gets started, I find it difficult to guide or control where the conversation goes.

Next week:

  • Dear TLW–
    I have heard you all mention the work you have done for managers, supervisors, and leaders…whether thru classroom work or individual coaching.  I’m wondering if you would each share your top three book choices for new managers of people.  We are just starting management development in our organization, and have discussed the idea of having the classroom experience supplemented by various readings between sessions or a “management book club.”


2 minute tips of the week

  • Max: Share information with your co-facilitator if he/she were not in the room for part of the session
  • Terri: Use questions to uncover beliefs, assumptions and to increase understanding
  • Robin: When you are creatively stuck, frame the problem in the opposite direction  

 

 Other resources mentioned during the show

 

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TLW 017: Change Agent Yourself

October 12, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #17–Change Agent Yourself (right-click here if you want to download the MP3 to your computer) Today’s article: Becoming a Change Agent (Chief Learning Officer) Other articles and things of interest from this week: Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever? (Upside Learning Solutions blog) Learning for a Workforce of One (Chief Learning […]

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TLW 016: Ethics? What ethics?

October 7, 2010

Today’s Learning Workplace podcast #16–Ethics? What ethics? (right-click here if you want to download the MP3 to your computer) Today’s article: Creating an Organization that Learns (Chief Learning Officer, Peter Senge video, apx 9m) Other articles and things of interest from this week: Combining Cool with Core (Chief Learning Officer magazine, Sep 2010) Train the […]

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