A Dialogue Approach Transforms Corporate Training: A Spectacular Example

Global Learning Partners-certified practitioner Margaret Bean recently reflected on her years as a leader in the Learning and Development department of 7-Eleven. From her reflections, we extracted Six Tips that are helpful for all of us as we bring dialogue-based learning principles into new settings. #1. Expand your company’s understanding of what training is. When […]

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The Importance of Asking WHY

We ask the why question before determining the appropriate content and learning objectives. – Jane Vella   In the online training world, there are interesting obstacles to designing for a learning-centered event. Some of these include, how to incorporate interactive dialogue, affirmations, feedback, and group work. These challenges seem to work themselves out to some […]

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Technology Tools to Support Online Learning

  According to Clark (2012), there has been “more pedagogic change in the last 10 years than the last 1000 years and it is all driven by technology innovations.” The online learning space continues to grow in numbers, content, technological advancements and instructional considerations, and the trends in higher education alone predict continued growth. Here […]

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In Memory of Karen Ridout

Karen Ridout, Senior Partner and Owner at Global Learning Partners, Inc. passed away on February 1, 2018. Additional information regarding the funeral and obituary will be posted here when it is available. Please feel free to leave any comments for the GLP community and family in the comments section. ******* From Peter Noteboom, President, Global […]

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A Structure for Effective Check-Ins*

While facilitating a day-long or week-long learning event, setting aside some time for a “check-in” can give participants the pause they need to process and prepare for what’s next. It allows them to reflect, re-energize, and reconnect before jumping back into a challenging sequence of learning tasks or agenda items. Yet too often, check-ins drift […]

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Four Questions to Transform Your Meetings

It just appeared in your calendar — the mysterious 1.5-hour meeting. You are one of eight invitees. The attached agenda has four topics you’ve heard something about around the office. You click “accept” and quietly say goodbye to 1.5 hours. At Global Learning Partners, we teach practical tools for planning and leading effective meetings — […]

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From Exercises to Real Work: Revolutionizing Radio Broadcaster Training

Farm Radio International (FRI) teaches broadcasters across Africa how to produce high quality, entertaining, relevant radio programs that will improve results for rural farmers. In-station training is a fundamental part of our work with broadcasters, but we identified two key issues with our approach: Stations were balking at dedicating so much time to the training, […]

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Training Wheels for Trainers

“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” –George Bernard Shaw Prakesh handed a worksheet to each trio of participants. Then he directed us all to the poster hanging on the wall behind him, which his teammate had just walked us through, and explained how we could use […]

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