The secrets of accelerated learning: design with variety in mind

A while ago Krystyna Gadd presented her Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning and after that we decided to break it down to discuss each of the five “secrets” in a lot more detail. In this podcast we look at the third golden nugget of essential advice “design with variety in mind”.

We discuss various models you can use to ensure workshops are designed with variety, including David Meier’s accelerated learning cycle as an overall structure, and many others.

Here’s the link to Krys’s 100 Ways of Learning YouTube series mentioned in the podcast, and to the Center for Accelerated Learning (David Meier’s website).

 

Krystyna Gadd


Krystyna Gadd is a leading authority on accelerated learning and its application in the UK. She has been training trainers since 2008, through CIPD professional programmes and her own workshops. She has published a book “50 ways to Accelerate Learning”, … read more about Krystyna here.

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The secrets of accelerated learning: be a facilitator and not a trainer

A few months ago we chatted with Krystyna Gadd about her Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning, and then we talked about the first of those secrets in What’s your objective?. In this latest podcast we drill down into the second secret: be a facilitator and not a trainer.  Five secrets of accelerated learning

This is about moving away from being the font of all knowledge, the sage on the stage, to being a guide on the side who is in charge of creating an environment and ensuring an engaging process so that learning happens.

The related podcasts mentioned in this interview are:

The guest theme tune (“Conversations”) is by David McGinty.

Krystyna Gadd


Krystyna Gadd is a leading authority on accelerated learning and its application in the UK. She has been training trainers since 2008, through CIPD professional programmes and her own workshops. She has published a book “50 ways to Accelerate Learning”, … read more about Krystyna here.

The secrets of accelerated learning: what’s your objective?

Learning Objectives

A few months ago we chatted with Krystyna Gadd about her Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning, and in this podcast we drill down into the first and most important of those: writing learning objectives that link to the business strategy and the objectives of the learners.

A good learning objective isn’t about restricting flexibility or limiting exploration, it’s about providing focus: answering the “so what” question before it’s even asked.

The five secrets of accelerated learning

Apologies that it’s a bit long, but when you get talking about this sort of thing it can be hard to stop!

 

Krystyna Gadd


Krystyna Gadd is a leading authority on accelerated learning and its application in the UK. She has been training trainers since 2008, through CIPD professional programmes and her own workshops. She has published a book “50 ways to Accelerate Learning”, … read more about Krystyna here.

Five secrets of accelerated learning

Accelerated learning is a term that is oft heard, but not oft understood, and even less oft applied effectively.

It’s not just about playing some music, putting a load of fiddly toys out, and then forcing delegates to flip chart stuff for hours, there’s more to it than that.

The five secrets of accelerated learning

In this episode, I talk to accelerate learning expert Krystyna Gadd about her five secrets of accelerated learning: five areas that need to be considered to ensure that a learning event takes full advantage of all the benefits that accelerated learning can bring.

The only problem is that we went on too long, so I decided not to inflict an hour-long podcast on the poor listener, and instead split it into two halves.

This is a Trainer Tools Essential Podcast

 

Krystyna Gadd


Krystyna Gadd is a leading authority on accelerated learning and its application in the UK. She has been training trainers since 2008, through CIPD professional programmes and her own workshops. She has published a book “50 ways to Accelerate Learning”, … read more about Krystyna here.

A creative and visual way to start Change Management training

How we begin learning events is vital in setting the right tone for the day.

To get the best learning, we want to create a creative a safe environment that is fun and allows for people to express themselves playfully, allows for mistakes, lets people feel that they can challenge and be challenged, and above all exposes the learners to views and perspectives different than their own.

There is no one single magic bullet for achieving this, it’s done through lots of little things that together contribute to building that learning environment.

In this (short!) episode I speak to Kevin Stephens about a simple technique he uses to kick off change management training. Kevin’s whole approach to training is to focus on creating the conditions for learning using accelerated learning techniques, and in this episode he introduces us to a quick and way to start that process off.

 

Kevin Stephens


Kevin Stephens is a Learning and Development practitioner who specialises in helping people get the most of their working relationships by delivering bespoke management and leadership programmes. He has a large well of experience, gained from over 20 years working in senior management … read more about Kevin here.

How to keep learners engaged

In this episode of the Trainer Tools podcast, I talk to Shirley Gaston about how to keep learners engaged throughout the training event.

This is Shirley’s specialist subject, something she’s been passionate about for years, In the podcast she outlines three different approaches for ensuring the delegates on the course stay engaged.

Since releasing this podcast I have blogged about it on TrainingZone website: Three ways to keep learners engaged on your training course

 Shirley Gaston


Shirley Gaston is the founder of  the experiential learning company Azesta which has been developing people for 16 years. As such, she is one of the driving forces within the company. She values openness and this quality is intrinsic to her learning programmes … read more about Shirley here.

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