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Leadership Qualities in a Changing World

Leadership Qualities in a Changing World

By Mike Collins on the 9th August 2013 I recently attended a workshop entitled “Getting the most from your Apprentice” hosted by the Apprentice Academy. It was an interesting session that I wanted to play back, as it looked at starting work through the eyes of 16-18 yr old. Without showing my age too much […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make your presentations more social

Make your presentations more social

By Mike Collins on the 23rd November 2012 It was the CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition a couple of weeks ago and I had the opportunity to present a session in the Topic Taster area on the subject of using online communities. It was my third speaking ‘gig’ where I’d been released on the unsuspecting […]

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 […]