5 ways to maximise learner engagement

November 22, 2019,3:52 pm

Everyone knows me as an experiential learning specialist but not everyone knows what that means. Many people assume that that means that I use games, exercises or tasks in my training programmes and that is true, but it is only …

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10 ways to engage the senses in learning

March 12, 2019,5:31 pm

Inspired by a workshop facilitated by the lovely Nicki Davey of Saltbox, I decided to write a short article about the ways I already engage people’s senses in learning for more curiosity, intrigue and to help learning more easily enter …

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5 of the Best Metalog Tools for Team Development

July 12, 2017,10:22 am

What are the best tools to use on team development day? Team development programmes benefit so much from problem-solving challenges and internal training teams get asked to provide these events constantly so this question is asked of me regularly! If …

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10 ways to make your team meet…  

July 12, 2017,12:17 pm

Hits: 2366 We spend a lot of time in meetings these days and most of them are boring. Many individuals manage to turn up to a meeting and contribute nothing other than consuming a few biscuits! If you are a …

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Shirley goes very internationa…  

July 12, 2017,12:12 pm

Hits: 1209 Shirley has teamed up with an amazing facilitator called Steve Creffield from Evolve in Brighton. They have evolved an existing a 3-day leadership development programme for senior project managers within GRM Futures Group. These managers are responsible for …

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MBTI in Coaching…  

July 12, 2017,12:10 pm

Hits: 1150 In December 2014, Shirley was lucky enough to be asked to deliver two workshops for a new client, Mc Bride in Manchester. The first was MBTI in coaching in which 20 European coaches from within the business looked …

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5 simple steps to a great one-…  

July 12, 2017,12:02 pm

Hits: 1261 If you are a manager, it is so important that you make time for regular one-to-ones. Even if your desks are 4 metres apart and you think you are totally in touch with where someone is, you still …

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5 great ways of reviewing expe…  

July 12, 2017,11:55 am

Hits: 1667 Careful design of review processes in experiential learning is essential if learning objectives are to be achieved. It is also crucial that you make reviews active, creative and varied throughout a learning programme so that people don’t get …

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My favourite learning tool or …  

July 12, 2017,11:49 am

Hits: 976Pipeline is absolutely my favourite and most used experiential exercise because of its versatility and the way it never fails to create a high-energy environment with maximum involvement and laughter. For those of you who are not sure what …

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