Carnival Time!! How do we make every day a learning day?

In a couple of months, on 10th and 11th May, the Olympia in London will become home to the CIPD Learning & Development Show.

It’s a fantastic learning event – whether you go to the Conference sessions, spend your time on the Exhibition floor and in the taster sessions, or talking to fellow delegates – there’s something for everyone!

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How well do you influence others?

At the start of May I attended a course in Team Coaching, taking coaching from one-to-one to a team brings a whole different set of challenges and opportunities to improve organisational performance…

One of the topics we had some debate around was that of power in work. Power so often has negative connotations. In the same way the word conflict does. If I’d used that word instead of “debate”, what image would have come to mind about our conversation?  How would you have felt about it?  And what about “power”?  What do you think and feel when you hear that word?

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#cipdldshow: From learner control to learner choice

This sessions is with Anne Parker of Booking.com and Peter Kay (no not that one) from Tarmac.

Context being set about choice with a controlled environment – freedom in a framework.

When we have so many coffee shops to choose from it doesn’t drive loyalty and there’s little control for the coffee merchants to get customers to them. Having someone to guide you to a great one or advertising a certain shop will help bring an element of guidance or control to people’s choices.

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#cipdldshow: Influencing Business Leaders to Enbrace the Modern Learning Agenda

Session 2 of #cipdldshow with Tim Hallatt, L&D Business Partner of ATS Euromaster, James Mitchell, Snr Director of Global Talent Develoment of Rackspace and Warren Howlett of the CIPD is hosting.

Going for thought provoking and practical in this session with space for joint Q&A at the end.

First of all it’s Tim and context around ATS Euromaster. UK arm of a European business, Europe’s largest tyre repair company with about 30k people in 18 countries in Europe. Owned by the Michelin group which provides internal challenges because a retail & distribution org owned by a manufacturing org & the two people processes don’t always match. Operate in both B2C and B2B markets from wheelbarrows up to quarry machinery. 7 people in the L&D team. Challenge of 340 sites, 3-16 people in each location, presents a challenge of geographical spread rather than volume of employees.

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#cipdldshow – How comfy are you?

Next week sees the CIPD Learning & Development Show coming to The Olympia in London!  I’m fortunate to be on the Blog Squad again, alongside bloggers old and new, so I hope you’ll find what we share interesting, thought provoking with maybe a few giggles in there too.

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Already, Jo, Ian and Jonathan have written some great pre-event pieces.  I’ve been meaning to write for a while and was wondering what might be most useful to share.  Then this weekend, inspiration came in the form of this TED Talk via a good colleague Garry Turner.

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“Feedback would happen all the time if…..” – #FeedbackCarnival

I started writing a post on feedback the other week because it’s something that comes back again and again as something we all struggle to do.  Even if we’re giving feedback about how great something’s been we can still feel awkward and not deliver it well – is that a British thing?  And then there’s the feedback when we’ve spotted something that, if changed, could help someone improve in some way.  The supposed ‘negative’ feedback.

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