No more website … eventually

To make my life easier I have decided to ditch this website and just use the hosting platform website

So … there are new podcasts but you won’t see them here, they’re over on this website

The latest is one is with Sam Carrington about what we can learn from stand-up comedy

How Learning and Development can get closer to the business

In this episode, Krystyna Gadd talks to change management expert Alison Kelly from Hitachi Capital about how Learning and Development can get closer to the business and provide better support

Alison Kelly has led a range of large scale change programmes in a number of different businesses, often focusing on organisational re-structure, changes to business processes, systems and locations … read more about Alison here

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.

Following their path, not yours

A discussion with Nadja Petranovskaja about the value of the training room in creating shiny eyes (motivation, confidence etc.) and having no agenda for the workshop so we follow their path, not yours

Nadja Petranovskaja has more than 20 years of experience as a psychologist. After completing her studies in Hamburg, the native Russian gained international experience as a consultant, project manager, and manager in numerous industries … read more about Nadja here

What does the business want from Learning and Development

In this episode, Krystyna Gadd takes over the interview seat and talks to Janet Barr from Cap Gemini about what the business wants and needs from learning and development.

Janet Barr is the Technical Director for Capgemini but also an executive architect with over 25 years IT experience. She has a solid technical engineering background and has a key interest in problem solving, while using her business experience. She has been with Capgemini since 2000 … read more about Janet here

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 Essentials Mix: How to keep learners engaged on training courses

I am re-releasing some older episodes that had really useful content, although I might be a bit crap – but it’s only the third I recorded!

In this one, I talk to Shirley Gaston of Azesta 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.

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.

How to put learning at the centre of how your organisation succeeds

A lot of organisations espouse the value of “learning”, some even have it as an official “value” and have fancy posters to inspire people to learn, but few really live it, putting learning at the centre of what they do.

Service industries succeed (or fail) almost entirely on the knowledge, skills, and behaviours of their people, so their ability to learn – and therefore improve performance – throughout their whole career is even more important.

In this podcast I chat to Sarah Brennan and Rachel Sedgwick of JDX Consulting, a company that has done just that: put L&D at the heart of who they are and how they succeed.

Sarah Brennan, is the Global Head of Learning and Development at JDX Consulting. Having worked as a leadership consultant to JDX since early 2016, Sarah joined the company in 2017 as the CEO of Create Edge and Global Head of L&D … read more about Sarah

Rachel Sedgwick, Learning and Development Manager at JDX Consulting She has nearly 10 years of learning and development experience in a variety of sectors and is currently responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the L&D function at JDX Consulting … read more about Rachel

Language learning at work: how to do it and why it’s worth it

In this month’s podcast, I talk to Dr Katie Nielson about the role of language learning in organisations and the impact it can have on the motivation and the bottom line.

We look at how to create great language programmes, the science of language learning, and how to understand the ROI.

Katie Nielson has been the Chief Education Officer at Voxy, an educational technology company focused on helping global teams improve careers and performance through personalized language learning at scale. Katie ensures that learners are getting the most efficient and effective educational experience possible … read more about Katie here

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