How can we train executive presence in leadership development?

In this month’s podcast, we talk to communications experts Dale Ludwig and Greg Owen-Boger of Turpin Communications about their leadership development work, and how they work with leaders to train and coach them on improving their “executive presence”

The book mentioned in this podcast is “All The Leader You Can Be” by Suzanne Bates

Greg Owen-Boger is the Vice President of Turpin Communication, a business communication training company in Chicago. Over the years he has coached countless employees and leaders to be more effective presenters, facilitators, and trainers … read more about Greg

Dale Ludwig has a Ph.D. in Communication and, prior to founding Turpin Communication in 1992, taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He started Turpin with the mission to provide the best presentation and facilitation skills training possible … read more about Dale

Identity Crisis! Is Learning and Development fulfilling its purpose?

In this episode I speak to Kevin M Yates and Krystyna Gadd about how learning and development needs to align itself to business needs and focus on performance improvement – using data, or “facts” as Kevin calls them – if we, and our Learning and Development brothers and sisters, are to thrive and make a real difference!

Here’s the link to series Kevin wrote for TrainingZone. The first article, “How to collect facts before you start training”, includes the questions Kevin talked about that help L&D gain insight into organization goals and performance requirements to achieve those goals.


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

Kevin M Yates is a Learning & Development detective and just like Sherlock Holmes, he solves mysteries. The mystery he solves is, “Did training work?”   He uses facts, evidence and data to show training and learning’s impact on behavior, performance and goals … read more about Kevin here


5 tips for making better learning videos

In this episode I speak to learning video expert Jeff Long about some simple tips any of us can adopt that will make a big difference to the quality of our learning videos.

Jeff also offers a discount to Trainer Tools listeners for his online learning course coach masterclass programme, find out more on the podcast!


Jeff Long works with companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs to help them create engaging online courses, dynamic training videos, and flexible websites. … read more about Jeff here

Using simulations to bring leadership development to life

Leadership development is a big topic, it cannot be reduced to a series of bullet points stuck on PowerPoint slides. If we are to develop great leaders, we need patience, and we need to provide impactful experiences and create learning spaces where leaders can work with colleagues to learn, reflect, and grow.

Simulations can be an enjoyable and effective part of that … if they are well-designed!

In this podcast we talk to Bjorn Billhardt and Matt Confer who share their top five tips to creating great leadership development simulations

 


Bjorn Billhardt is the CEO of Abilitie. Prior to founding Abilitie in 2015, Bjorn was the CEO of Enspire Learning, Inc., a custom e-learning development company he co-founded in 2001 … read more about Bjorn here

Matt Confer is the VP of Strategy & Business Development at Abilitie focused on new client relationships and partnership development in the learning & development industry … read more about Matt here

2019 Learning & Development Executive Summit

Learning leaders from some of the most recognizable global brands including Starbucks, Disney, Wells Fargo, Campbell’s Soup, Yale, Royal Caribbean Cruises and more – will be speaking at the 2019 Learning & Development Executive Summit at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, FL in February 2019.

This exclusive invitation-only event is designed for C-Suite and Heads of Corporate Learning, Talent Development and Talent Management.

Request an invitation or learn about sponsorship opportunities by contacting info@opalgroup.net or visiting https://opalgroup.net/conference/learning-development-2019/.

Hot topics include designing for the modern learner, transforming organizational culture and building a resilient, global workforce.

Listen to our short podcast, discussing the event here.

Opal Group

 

Transactional Analysis for trainers (part three): understanding drivers (or working styles)

In this episode of the Trainer Tools podcast, I welcome back Garry Platt to continue discussions on his specialist subject: Transactional Analysis.

Transactional Analysis, or TA, is a theory of how humans interact with each other – its main application being to help understand human behaviour and communication: each interaction between people being called a “transaction”. It was developed by Canadian psychiatrist Eric Berne and has been a tool in the trainer and coach toolbox for many years in helping us understand ourselves and our own interpersonal behaviours, but also understand those of others.

Garry mentions two documents during the interview, the TA Drivers Questionnaire and the TA Drivers Outlines, and I mention a meme which maps drivers to ego states.

In this episode Garry talks about “Drivers”, also known as “working styles” and this builds on the first TA series

This podcast includes a promotion for the 2019 Learning and Development Executive Summit

 Garry Platt


Garry Platt is an experienced training consultant with more than 30 years experience in the business. He has worked with a number of international organisations helping them to enhance their approach to training and development … read more about Garry here.

How learning and development can help to future-proof your organisation

Dr Nanette Miner believes that many companies risk going out of business within the next fifteen years because they have failed to train people to be leaders.

She works with organisations to help them plan for the long-term, investing in their people to build business acumen and thinking skills, so once they reach leadership positions, they are in a position to guide the organisation successfully.

In this podcast, I chat with Nanette about her thinking, the learning pathways she recommends and what sits behind her big scary claims.

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Nanette Miner is a leadership development and workplace learning strategy consultant. She is the founder of, and Managing Consultant for, The Training Doctor … read more about Nanette here.

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