How My Organization was Changed (2015)

GLP has fundamentally changed IBP’s life as an organization. Through a period of growth and expansion, the support of GLP and the common practice of the principles of Dialogue Education have helped us build strong connections and shared learning throughout IBP, and between IBP and our partners. This collaboration has deeply enriched our efforts to build more transparent […]

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Taking on a New Challenge (2013)

I am a licensed clinical social worker at First 5 Alameda County a diverse county in California. About 8 years ago, my home visiting department was dissolved, and my fellow home visitors were laid off. I was the program administrator and rather than being laid off was given the opportunity to lead our capacity building training program. Global Learning Partners and in particular Michael Culliton, enabled me […]

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Dialogue Education for My 6-Year-Old (2011) 

A number of years ago through training with GLP, life became centered around dialogue and Dialogue Education. Now, when facing any situation with my 6-year-old son, I count to three and think on how to provide all six principles of learning. Although he is still just a child, the principles of safety, immediacy, relevance, engagement, inclusion and respect are essential. They teach him how […]

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The Training That Changed My Life (2019)  

I remember my first class with GLP trainers Peter Perkins and Michael Culliton in Stowe, Vermont. Michael was talking about how we are asking adults to change when we are inviting learning. That was a total “lightbulb moment” for me. That totally changed the way I think about learning design and the need for the Core Principles. I’m so appreciative of that!  Jill Pattee, […]

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Peter Taught Us How to Highlight Values (1990’s)

I remember standing with Peter Noteboom at the side of a sunlit meeting room outside Chiangmai, Thailand, quietly discussing the rollout of one of the early versions of a learning program on monitoring a government’s budget using human rights law. Peter had been completely engaged in helping us apply the principles of Dialogue Education and the 8 steps to […]

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When my Life was Changed (2017)

In autumn 2017, I was lucky enough to return to Vermont to participate in the weeklong Advanced Learning Design/Learning Evaluation program. I say “return” because I was born and raised in Vermont but have spent decades living and working in Los Angeles. I was lucky to experience the week with a terrific group of dedicated […]

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The Thing that Shines Out to Me.

Perhaps one thing that shines out to me as I’ve experienced Jane Vella and GLP’s work is respect: respect for designers in the simple, flexible, but helpful structure. Respect for learners as a named principle, and as it comes through in the methodology. Respect for others as they equip, and not just pass information on. […]

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