Caring + Experienced Practitioners on Our Doorstep

In 2014, recognizing our need to significantly revamp a two-week residential program preparing adults to live and work outside of their passport country, we asked Global Learning Partners for help. GLP facilitators, Peter Noteboom and Jeanette Romkema had already been involved as trainers of our trainers from 2004-2011 through Learning to Listen and Learning to […]

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We Must Celebrate People

During one of my first Google Hangout meetings with Dr. Jane Vella, I asked her how she built Global Learning Partners. I was so curious about how she created a company out of her gifts of facilitation and teaching adults. She replied, “with a lot of tears.” Jane’s level of transparency and vulnerability left a […]

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Reflecting on a Blended Approach

I want to take a moment to celebrate Jane Vella and the incredible work of GLP.  I am a program officer at the International Budget Partnership, an organization working on budget transparency and accountability to advance social justice. We work closely with civil society organization in many regions of the world and currently, we are […]

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Required Reading for Literacy (2000)

Jane’s book “Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach” was required reading for 3 learning programs I attended: 2 were national adult literacy tutor train the trainer programs (Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy) and 1 was orientation for the Masters of Adult Education program at St. FX in Nova Scotia. I snuck into an introductory course in New Orleans in the 90s with Joye Norris and a group of “School to […]

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Our Truly Global Community 2020

As I reflect on the past year + and all that we have learned from the pandemic, I am struck by the “global” nature of my last public experience with Global Learning Partners. In the winter of 2020, January to be exact, a group of dedicated teaching professionals gathered over five days at a Bed […]

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Learning that LASTS (1999)

I wish I had known you in 1992 when I was writing my thesis on training mother-tongue translators in Melanesia, but my meeting your work through Roland Walker in 1999 upon my return from 4 years in Cameroon was perfect timing for the next phase of my career. I helped him develop “Learning that LASTS” […]

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