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 Head to Heart

I was working with a small group of women executives in a peer exchange leadership development program. They had moved through two tumultuous and revealing days together, and had generated some real insights about their unique leadership styles. A capstone activity of the program was to meet with emerging women leaders from one of their […]

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An Action Package for Managers, Part I

Do you sometimes find that training doesn’t stick? Watch a four-minute case study with a creative approach to taking new skills out of the workshop and into the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbeMNxFubvA&feature=youtu.be Keep an eye out for Part Two of this blog for a closer look at this work. What ideas for your organization does this blog […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie

I had been working with a rural community in the Dominican Republic for several months on a housing program. The project relied on strong community involvement and it was frustrating. They were not moving as fast as I thought they could. I was anticipating significant cost overruns.   Still, as I finished my pencil and […]

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More $#%& in My Face!

I cannot remember her name, but I will always remember our moment. I had just started a new training job, and was visiting my new colleagues, bringing with me a small collection of resources we had developed in my previous team—two books, a few manuals, a CD with handy templates. I stopped into the office […]

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An Interview with Christine Little, GLP Partner

This is part of a series of interviews conducted by Kate Larose, GLP's Director of Strategic Partnerships, with people who believe deeply in the power of dialogue to influence learning that lasts. Today's interview is with GLP Partner, Christine Little.  [Chris facilitating a knowledge sharing event in Rwanda for United Nations Capital Development Fund in Rwanda. […]

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Talking Is Doing

There were too many tables and chairs in the room. We started the meeting, a circle of people around a broad expanse of table with banks of tables pushed against the walls at our backs. We had to negotiate carefully to find our way to the tea.  There were too many questions on the first […]

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