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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 […]

Anything is possible…

Anything is possible…

By Mike Collins on the 13th January 2013 2012 was a BIG year for me in terms of career development after leaving Direct Line Group (formerly RBS Insurance) to pursue a community management role with DPG plc. I left the organisation I’d been with for 11 years and the safety net that this provided to […]

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 […]

You can’t force social…or can you?

You can’t force social…or can you?

The picture below shows my artistic scribblings on a table cloth from the (now not so) recent Connect HR Unconference “The power of a social engaged organisation“. We were asked to write things down for the afternoon sessions that would give us some meaty topics to discuss.You can see from what I wrote the sort […]

#CHRU4 Visual Minutes

#CHRU4 Visual Minutes

I recently attended the Connect HR Unconference #CHRU4 “The power of a socially engaged organisation”. A great event and one that had a very unique approach to capturing the minutes from the days conversations. The minutes were captured by a team of artists from Creative Connection and at the end of the day I took a […]

You are NOT an innovator

You are NOT an innovator

I remember having a twitter conversation with a couple of members of my network a while ago about innovation. I can’t remember the exact exchange but I remember feeling quite dejected and disappointed by the replies. A comment on Assumed Constraints & L&D Thinking by David Goddin aka @changecontinuum  brought the memory back to me but […]