Episode 206: Resistance is Not Futile – Featuring Tonjala Eaton

 Sometimes our learning designs go off without a hitch… and sometimes, they don’t! We’ve all been there – you’ve thoughtfully planned out your learning tasks and facilitation techniques, but when you get in the room it’s just not working for one (or more) of your learners – the resistance is palpable! GLP Consultant Tonjala […]

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Episode 205: A Re-Design Worth the Time – Featuring Sinapis

Sinapis Group started in 2010 in Kenya as an accelerator program for entrepreneurs. Since then, they have grown to operate in 9 different countries. Scaling up meant stepping back to take a hard look at their training design. Sylvie Somerville, Director of Training for Sinapis Group, and GLP Senior Partner Jeanette Romkema talk with us about their collaborative effort to re-design Sinapis’ training program to maximize impact for their entrepreneurs. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or virtually anywhere podcasts are found! This […]

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Episode 204: The Right Design Goes the Distance – Featuring The ASPCA

During a year infamous for Zoom fatigue, the annual Right Horse Summit went virtual – and the results were surprising. GLP Consultant Val Uccellani and Christie Schulte Kappert from The Right Horse Initiative – the ASPCA’s equine adoption program – share the unique strategies they used to design a virtual summit that had participants engaged – on and away from the screen. The virtual summit fostered […]

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Episode 203: No Bandwidth? No Problem! – Featuring Sylvia Saenger

How to design for learners who just don’t have the time.  Most of us share at least one workday challenge: finding time and capacity to fit all the meetings and events we need into our workload. It can be a challenge to convene and design meetings that will successfully engage people who are stretched thin. GLP Consultant Sylvia Saenger shares three key strategies she swears by when designing for people with […]

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Episode 202: Not Your Average Zoom Convening – Featuring Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

  Jon Baratta from the Summer Jobs Connect (SJC) Program at Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and GLP‘s Tyler Phillips talk with us about their recent experience moving SJC’s annual convening to a virtual space. They talk about how encouraging relationship-building, highlighting participants’ expertise and creating a flexible space for meaningful exchanges increased engagement and strengthened the learning community.  Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or virtually anywhere podcasts are found! This show is produced by Global Learning Partners and Greg […]

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Episode 201: Organizational Change is a Slow Cook – Featuring Elanco

 Christian MacKinnon with Elanco, an international animal pharmaceutical company, and GLP’s Jeanette Romkema speak with us about how Elanco came to embrace a learning-centered approach throughout their organization. They share the story of how a “learning-centered spark” ignited a years-long journey of organizational change within every level of Elanco – from the veterinarians, to the sales […]

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Shift the Power Season 2 Launches Today

We are excited to launch Season Two of Shift the Power: A Learning-Centered Podcast! Throughout this season we are talking with some of our incredible clients about the practical impacts a learning-centered approach has on concrete organizational challenges. We talk with clients working in animal welfare, financial inclusion, children and families, and international development. They brought GLP in to help with a variety of challenges, such as designing a national conference virtually, using dialogue to collect data and tell stories, […]

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BONUS Episode 111: Peter Gets a Call from the Prime Minister’s Office

Ahead of the holiday season, Shift the Power co-host Peter Noteboom got a call from Prime Minister Trudeau’s office. The ask: to convene a virtual conversation between the Prime Minister and faith leaders across Canada about responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to the extra episode today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you list […]

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Episode 110: Reflecting with Jane on the School of the 80’s

Dr. Jane Vella, Founder of Global Learning Partners, is loving what she calls “The School of the 80’s” – not the 1980’s… her 80’s. Jane shares how in the last decade she has discovered a new way of learning that is rooted in leisure, experience and vulnerability. Listen to how her thinking about her original teachings on Dialogue Education™ has expanded through these insights. Read Jane’s full blog post here. You can find the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google […]

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