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Welcome to the Learning Elevated podcast, where we strive to help you elevate your learning efforts and move up in the world of enterprise learning and development. Each week, hosts Kerri Moore and Rob Ayre stop off at different floors, immersing audiences into a new realm and showing learning through a new lens. With the latest in e-learning insights, real stories straight out of the mouths of top learning professionals, and thoughts from leading experts, we're riding all the way up to the ...
 
Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group. Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body ...
 
The Good Practice podcast from Emerald Works is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show, featuring regular appearances from members of the Emerald Works team, plus the occasional special guest, gets right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the ...
 
For the ambitious, innovative and thoughtful professional. Rooted in a passion for leadership and rich background in fundamentals and principles for producing successful organizational change, KATALYST will host practitioners from various industries and skill sets to bring value to you! If you're a middle-manager or early career professional leading others or simply wanting to lead others, you will find a lot of value by becoming part of this KATALYST community! To new listeners: Please take ...
 
The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources [NAAAHR New Jersey] exists to further the mission of the nationally-established and recognized organization in providing a unique global forum for the career development of Black and African American human resources professionals. Our vision is to expand awareness of the impact that diverse, inclusive values and experiences bring to the workforces that support highly successful New Jersey-based compani ...
 
Host Kevin Anselmo picks the brains of Learning and Development leaders from different organizations for you. We ask similar questions to each guest on the podcast and will be packaging their responses into a series of Special Reports. The content will offer useful insights for those interested in organizational learning. Sign up to receive this content directly in your inbox at www.experientialcommunications.com.
 
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This week we’re focusing on two of my favourite things, that I mention on this podcast over and over again (aren’t you lucky!): Unpredictability and Contrast. My guest today, Johnny Quinn from Audience Alive, epitomises both. This is a masterclass episode in how to do things differently in your workshops. I’m not saying that lightly either, literal…
 
On The Good Practice podcast this week, we're speaking about how to get ahead at work. Gemma and Ross G are joined by Gorick Ng, author of The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. We discuss: The "rules" (Giving the impression of) competence, commitment and compatibility The implications of the rules on others Show notes To le…
 
My guest today threw a crazy stat at me in this conversation: 99% of employees want feedback, however 75% of managers don’t like giving feedback. I feel like if you could talk about some of the challenges that are faced in organisations today, you could relate it back to this one statistic. Toady we’re talking about feedback and I’m joined by Beth …
 
Frequently criticised as box-ticking or virtue signalling by big business, diversity training has become a major talking point once again. Not least because of the resurgence of black lives matter last year, and the UK Government's recent - much criticised - report on race. So does diveristy training make a difference? And what do organisations nee…
 
Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson knows what it is like to play a victim of life’s circumstances. As a former 100-pound overweight, three-time college dropout, he spent most of his life underachieving, struggling in business, and constantly blaming others for his shortcomings. It wasn’t until he put into action a simple consistent system was he able to truly…
 
Today, you’ll hear from a guest with tremendous presence (and a matching tremendous voice!). We all know stories are important, but what’s the best way of eliciting those stories from our workshop participants? My guest today is David Pullan, co-founder of The Story Spotters. In this conversation, David shares pragmatic details on questions and x-f…
 
This week on The Good Practice Podcast, we're removing power dynamics and stripping away management layers with the return of our book club. Emerald Works CEO John Yates and Emerald Publishing CEO Vicky Williams join Ross G and Owen to discuss Humanocracy, by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini. We discuss: the challenge the book presents to bureaucracy …
 
Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson knows what it is like to play a victim of life’s circumstances. As a former 100-pound overweight, three-time college dropout, he spent most of his life underachieving, struggling in business, and constantly blaming others for his shortcomings. It wasn’t until he put into action a simple consistent system was he able to truly…
 
Ooh - how’s this for a first time? It’s the first time we’ve had an L&D detective on the show and he’s here to answer the #1 question that plays on all of our (and our clients’ minds): “How can we measure the results, and the ROI of our workshops?” Known in the global learning and development (L&D) community as “the L&D detective,” Kevin M. Yates a…
 
The quality of compliance training is, let's face it, variable. So how do you get across the dos and don'ts so that they transfer into safe and effective practices? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Gemma is joined by compliance crazy, Tameka J. Harris, and co-host Ross G, to discuss: ways to think about compliance training useful design tips…
 
Your workshops are amazing: So amazing that you’ve been asked to share your expertise in a keynote presentation! How do you convert your interactive group content, to something that can be delivered from the stage in front of hundreds of people? That’s the topic I explore today, where I share actionable tips on how I prepare for a keynote speech. S…
 
If your organisation had a pot of money that could either be used to fund apprenticeships or paid to the tax man, how would you choose to spend it? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by two colleagues from Emerald Group, Mike Shaw and Fiona Allison, to discuss the Apprenticeship Levy. We cover: what the Levy is and how it work…
 
Our third and final segment with Brian Adams, Founder of Excelsior Capital and self-professed ‘recovering attorney’ Catch these highlights below: 0:40 Common themes from Brian’s podcast chats 3:35 Direct advice to younger professionals 7:00 Exciting things ahead 10:20 Closing thoughts Connect with Brian Adams LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/b…
 
Energy is the most important thing when it comes to your workshops, and I discovered this nice and early when I geeked out on an energetic conversation with today’s guest, Dana James-Edwards. This is a #bestof episode - I spoke to Dana back in 2018, when she called herself “Dana the Trainer”. Through a series of pivots and discovering her passion, …
 
We continue the discussion with Brian Adams, Founder of Excelsior Capital and self-professed ‘recovering attorney’. In this second segment we bust some of the entrepreneurial myths in real estate and Brian gets vulnerable in sharing how the Against All Odds theme weaves into his journey. Catch these highlights below: 0:34 Odds Brian was up against …
 
We continue the discussion with Rico Racosky, former fighter pilot turned author and motivational speaker, around the theme of AT THE CORE in this second segment. We discuss Rico’s story about presenting to 4th and 5th graders and how that became a catalyst for his journey today. This middle segment of our discussion is packed with practical applic…
 
We bring the discussion with Rico Racosky, former fighter pilot turned author and motivational speaker, to a close in this third segment of our discussion. If you have not listened to the first two segments, go listen to them now! Rico is a great guest, great person, and has a great message for making our best choices! In this final segment, we tal…
 
We accelerate into the AGAINST ALL ODDS series with Brian Adams, Founder of Excelsior Capital and self-professed ‘recovering attorney’. Brian brings an inspiring story going from a family law practice to real estate investing. 3:50 Brian’s early career in law 7:00 Informational interviews 9:45 Transition to current day 12:50 Expectations for 2021 C…
 
This week on The Good Practice Podcast, we're following up on our recent virtual classroom facilitation episode with an in-depth look at design. Jennifer Lindsay-Finan and Karen Vieth, both of InSync Training, share their experience and advice. We discuss: when virtual classrooms are most appropriate the team's process for planning virtual classroo…
 
Our guest is former Herbert Smith Freehills Global CEO, Mark Rigotti. Mark shares his insights on the nuances of managing dispersed and hybrid teams, as well as his reflections on leading one of the world's leading professional firms. This special episode of the Performance Leaders podcast was recorded live at the 2021 Managing Partners Conference …
 
Wouldn't it be cool if you could say to your client: "We'll practise those skills at Sir Elton John's Oscars party!". Today's guest has done that :) Here's one of my #bestof episodes! I'm in deep work mode, working up a new program and busy attempting to pick my own brain. My guest today is Steve Sims and he runs the coolest workshops I’ve ever hea…
 
A year into lockdown, more and more people have started new roles without ever having met a colleague face-to-face. In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, we find out what that's like for people professionals. To discuss, Ross G is joined by Emerald Works CEO John Yates, Frontline Pedagogy Lead Laura Watkin, and Study Group HRD Ed Gri…
 
You’ll often hear how facilitation is used in the context of workshops and meetings on this podcast. However, today’s guest, demonstrates how it’s an incredibly handy skill for life in general, to. In fact, she used the tool of facilitation alone to build an entire Learning and Development department at the company she worked at. She’s a tremendous…
 
Few businesses have felt the impact of Covid-19 more keenly than those in the hospitality industry. Bars, restaurants and cafés have been forced to alter their working practices to keep staff and customers safe. So, how has L&D responded to the challenge? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by James McLuckie from Flow and Thoma…
 
My guest for our special International Women's Day episode of the Performance Leader's Podcast is Michelle Dixon. Michelle is the former CEO of the Australian law firm, Maddocks. In this episode we discuss: the opportunities and challenges of leading a law firm if her leadership style was influenced by her gender the scrutiny that comes from being …
 
Here’s the scenario: You’re working with some new clients, and they haven’t used Zoom before. You pull together some slides, videos and helpful pointers and send them these beforehand. During the session, you dedicate the first few minutes to sharing features, and getting them to feel comfortable using Zoom. You’re happy with what you’ve created bu…
 
If you're a trainer missing the thrill of face-to-face learning, but embracing online facilitation nevertheless, then this episode is for you! This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Gemma chats to Jo Cook and Gaëlle Watson to explore the possibilities that digital life offers facilitators. We discuss: the shifts that have taken place in what facil…
 
“It’s mandatory” - I hear those words, and I involuntarily shudder. Is that what we want our participants feeling before they arrive to our workshops? No! We really can’t control whether someone decides to come along to our workshop, or not, however we can absolutely do our best to influence whether someone wants to come along, and how they feel ab…
 
Covid-19 has changed the world of work, but how has this affected our approach to learning and development? Until now, reporting has been largely anecdotal. So, this week, we're digging into the data. Ross G and Owen are joined by fan favourite Sukh Pabial of Challenging Frontiers, who shares insights from a study he carried out from November 2020 …
 
My guest on S2 Ep 4 of the Performance Leaders podcast is Firm Diversity Partner, Dawn Rosemond. In a reflective and candid conversation, Dawn shares her experience as the first African-American female to make equity partner at Barnes & Thornburg, and how it informs the strategic initiatives and programs she champions as Firm Diversity Partner. I h…
 
We will wrap up the AT THE CORE series in this three-part discussion with a former fighter pilot, Rico Racosky. In this intro segment, we discuss Rico’s professional journey and how he reached his platform for Just 2 Choices. Although his family worked in the coal mines, growing up he dreamed of staying “way above the ground” —of being a pilot. In …
 
When did I realise I loved talking about group dynamics? When I was 16, at a netball camp, we did a team-building high ropes course together. Btw - I hate high ropes, but I loved the debriefing part afterwards! The reason I share this, is because this week’s guest Phil Brown works for an adventure company called High 5 Adventure, and he joined the …
 
We continue the AT THE CORE series with Marc Halpert. Marc is a multipreneur. A LinkedIn expert coach and trainer and an author, with a mission to help professionals get unstuck and to help with cash flow activities. We move into part 2 with Marc, and discuss very specific aspects about presenting your best self digitally. We learn more about Marc’…
 
What ideas are L&D most excited about in 2021? And what impact has Covid-19 had on perceptions within our industry? This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D and Owen are joined by Donald Taylor to dig through the results of this year's Global Sentiment Survey. We discuss: the emergence of reskilling/upskilling as a priority for L&D the extent…
 
We continue the AT THE CORE series and bring this discussion with Marc to a close in this episode. Marc is a multipreneur. A LinkedIn expert coach and trainer and an author, with a mission to help professionals get unstuck and to help with cash flow activities. In this final segment with Marc, we unpack the Japanese concept, Ikigai. It’s really fas…
 
Things that are easier said than done: “Just be yourself!” Why is this so hard? Here are a couple of reasons: It’s sometimes hard to see the label when we’re inside the bottle and this creates so We’re scared to share who we really are with the world, in case we get rejected... My guest this week, Leslie Ehm helps people discover their uniqueness a…
 
Does your HR team add value to your organisation? Has HR spend spiralled out of control? Does HR's willingness to become the mouthpiece of bad news let leaders off the hook? In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Laurie Ruettimann - host of the Punk Rock HR podcast - joins Ross G and Owen to discuss. Show notes We're trying something …
 
Do you rely on your colleagues to provides input and decisions to move a project forward? Do you find that you're constantly chasing people to get things done, and finding it hard to build relationships because you can't catch up with people in person? Then, this episode is for you. When we used to do things face to face, and I had to chase a colle…
 
What L&D trends, tropes and clichés would you put into Room 101? Back in 2019, we cast the misappropriation of 'agile', learning styles, and cheesy stock imagery into oblivion. Nearly two years on, we've decided it's high time for another clear-out! This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Ross D is joined by Owen, Gemma and Ross G to make the case …
 
We continue the AT THE CORE series and step into a fun new discussion, with Marc Halpert. Marc is a multipreneur. A LinkedIn expert coach and trainer and an author, with a mission to help professionals get unstuck and to help with cash flow activities. As we kick off this discussion, Marc shares a bit about his professional journey and what motivat…
 
Digital transformation is so hot right now! And isn’t it amazing that my guest today suggests that our superpower of facilitation can help create this transformation in organisations?! Mike Knapp believes there is a better way for business owners and leaders to build their businesses and achieve their big goals. In this conversation, he shares how …
 
If you're looking to change up your approach to learning and development, or just seeking quick tips to focus on performance, this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast is for you. Author Michelle Parry-Slater joins Ross G and Owen to share insights from The Learning and Development Handbook, her new book out this February. We discuss: proble…
 
Move over virtual workshops, let’s talk about virtual marathons - more specifically, online events that can span over a couple of days. It’s a different game, with longer interaction, so how do you maintain your energy, and keep your participants wanting more, too? This week’s guest is the perfect person to answer this question because she’s been r…
 
Wrapping up this episode with the third segment of the podcast, it’s a blast having Glenn as our first guest. He talked about quitting his job and running his morning show Rise and Grind and speaking engagements across the country. He shared valuable information on how he operates, his work ethic, time management, and making sacrifices. There’s so …
 
🔥 It’s part 2 of AT THE CORE series, where Glenn Lundy takes us through his entrepreneurial journey, leadership, growing teams, and hiring and cultivating people, especially millennials; he emphasized the importance of nurturing and engaging the workplace and was genuinely amazed at millennials’ potential. He also discussed his company’s core value…
 
Are you an L&D specialist running a small business? Or are you thinking of becoming one? On this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Lightbulb Moment's Jo Cook and Syncskills' Gaëlle Delmas-Watson join Ross G to share their experiences and advice. We discuss: the advantages and disadvantages of running a small business the importance of va…
 
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