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Changing times and opening minds

Changing times and opening minds

This time last week, I was taking another trip out of my comfort zone as Alistair Nicholls had very kindly invited me to speak at the North West Business Breakfast organised by Manchester Business School. The title of my talk was Why Corporate L&D Needs to Change and How and it felt a good title to […]

Alter egos

Alter egos

By Mike Collins on the 5th March 2013 Since my last blog I’ve been reflecting on the latest and greatest #LDconnect unconference, spending a lot of time thinking about one of the topics we discussed “How do we get inside the learners heads!“. It was a very interesting discussion that we only really scratched the […]

BILD-ing for the future (Part 1)

BILD-ing for the future (Part 1)

I recently spoke at the British Institute of Learning & Development (@BILDdev) networking event, the theme was L&D : Looking to the Future. A great experience where I met some cool new people and had some thought-provoking conversations. I’ve shared the slides that I used already and wanted to follow the slides up in more […]

To chat or not to chat

To chat or not to chat

That is the question. At least this was one of the questions that were raised during the live online session I facilitated at Learning Live. There were some great points, observations and thoughts that came through on the chat during the session that are worth exploring in more detail. The first point was actually made […]

Assumed Constraints and L&D Thinking

Elephant in chains

I think the key point that Damian and Perry have identified is how kind of events only attract the “enlightened” minds, so unless the people who attend go away with some kind of common purpose that translates into action, they don’t result in any wider change. Even if they do it’s asking a lot for 50 people from disparate backgrounds to change a profession.

OK so perhaps the title should be “Assumed Constraints and Elephant Thinking” but lets go with it as it stands. I’m pleased the new blog is up and running now and I’m not going to set myself any targets to write a blog a week or anything silly, I’m going to write when I think I’ve got something worth sharing or help me think…. simple.

Trouble is I’m having lots of thoughts at the moment prompted by things that are happening at work, the recent LnD Connect Unconference and the conversations I’ve been having with the trusted PLN. Inspiration is all around us and I guess I’m feeling pretty inspired at the moment. I’ve been inspired and encouraged by the recent comments on my first post but the comment from @Burrough is what has prompted this post.

 

 

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