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TLW 88 Learning and Doing…What Do You REALLY think?

by Robin Lindbeck on May 24, 2012

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Topic: Learning & Doing


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Consider having students take an active role in presenting course content to you and their fellow students!


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TLW #4: Re-re-recruiting

by Robin Lindbeck on July 15, 2010

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Show notes



Re-Recruit your team every day (NYTimes)

Other articles and things of note from this week:

Report Forecasts Educated Worker Shortage by 2018 (Georgetown University website, via ASTD Buzz News)

Rewards and Development Top List of Retention Tools (Chief Learning Officer)

Connecting Leader Development with Organizational Needs (Center for Creative Leadership e-newsletter)

Which Kind of Team Member is the Most Challenging to Lead? (and what to do about it) (Great Leadership blog)

Facts on Learning Delivery Methods (Chief Learning Officer)

Why We Can’t Unplug on Vacation (CNN)

10 Fatal Mistakes Managers Make in E-mail (Business Hacks blog, CNET)

Meaningless Meetings, Pointless Projects: Faking it at Work (The Globe and Mail)  note: not only for you as an individual, but “tedious training” is on the list!

Make it Happen

How can we make classroom learning active learning?

What Would You Do?

This week:

Dear TLW-
I was listening to your program and heard the letter from one of your listeners regarding assessments…and then the writer went on to say they were also establishing their credibility  as a department.  I’m anxious to hear what you have to say about the later half of the letter!  I, too, am in a department that is trying to establish their credibility as a “value add” in the organization.  There has not been a learning and development department before.  The organization has grown, and our human resource professionals are feeling the burden of the growth.  They can no longer handle the new employee orientation, safety training, management development and more.  I was hired to meet the ever changing needs of our employees and leaders…and there are many!  I have one full time trainer.  We have both been hired from outside of the organization.  We both come with over 5 years of experience in the training and development field, each having speciality areas.  I have worked primarily with management and employee development in the soft skills area, while my team member has been involved with technical training.  I think we have a lot to offer the company, and we are excited to get started.  We have some ideas of how and what to do, but we want to hear from you!

Next week:

Dear TLW-
It has been enjoyable listening to you three women discuss topics of interest for learning and development professionals!  You seem cool, calm and collected!  Are you?  What would you suggest for those of us who have stage fright?.  Presentation anxiety? Platform panic?  Butterflies?  I have been in the adult education field for several years…yet every time I go into the classroom or a presentation, I can hear my heart beat, feel my face blush, and see my hands start to quiver!  What do each of you do in similar circumstances?

Resources mentioned during the show:

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service by Ken Blanchard

101 Ways to Make Training Active (Active Training Series)by Mel Silberman

The Art and Science of 360 Degree Feedback by Richard Lepsinger

Creative Training Techniques Handbook: Tips, Tactics, and How-To’s for Delivering Effective Training by Bob Pike

Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Usedby Peter Block

The Winning Trainer: Winning Ways to Involve People in Learning, Fourth Edition by Julius Eitington

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