Learning in Reflection 4: What’s the trend?

ATD 2016, Day 4 (25 May, 2016):

I jumped out of the bed and kick-started my day with Becky Pike Pluth‘s session, Discover 7 techniques to enhance learner motivated (5 ways to avoid squelching motivation).CjTwDShUkAAi4X3 She built the session around what she was propagating, curiosity. She is an experiential trainer and practically engaged the entire 200+ professionals present at her session. I’m sure, even if there was a 1% chance of someone feeling a little sleepy, would have woken up with the idea of using clickers in the session! Who doesn’t love indulging in a little bit of playful activity? She used game based elements to assess our prior knowledge and what we gathered at her session. Her emphasis on generating curiosity through creative training techniques for the learners, such as Continue reading “Learning in Reflection 4: What’s the trend?”

Learning in Reflection 2: Leadership, ROI and Girl Power!

ATD 2016, Day 2 (23 May, 2016):

I’m back with another post in my learning in reflection series.IMG_nhlm1y First of all, I have to state, I loved being greeted by the Big Blue Bear at the convention center, every morning. The headline’s a little weird, isn’t it? Well, they are related to an eventful and action packed Monday I had at #ATD2016. It all began with the inspiration from Simon Sinek in the morning’s keynote!

The day began early, with a huge line waiting Continue reading “Learning in Reflection 2: Leadership, ROI and Girl Power!”

Getting Rid of One’s Own Small Thinking!

I’m a big fan of Eckhart Tolle‘s ideologies and his teachings. One thing that has stuck on with me is this: “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” and this  mentality exists in us without even we realizing it.

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I was in a meeting the other day and a woman who is a fellow instructional designer had joined me. I happened to raise a conversation regarding she being absent in communications in Continue reading “Getting Rid of One’s Own Small Thinking!”

How to avoid conflict at workplace and in personal life.

I said, “I would never do that.” and my friend nodded and replied, “I agree, me neither.” We smiled at each other while having our Skype call as though ours was the final word on the topic of discussion. We were talking about a conflict of opinion I had with another friend. I always make an attempt to stay in touch, while there are some who don’t. While having this conversation,  I said, “I don’t know how he (my friend) cannot stay in touch? Just send a chat or text message or call? It is so much more easier than ever to be connected in today’s day and age. I would never behave so stupidly.

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That night, I laughed at myself thinking about the irony of “being different” yet wanting others to be aligned in the same thinking as ours. I wanted my friend to empathize with my thoughts, since I thought I was Continue reading “How to avoid conflict at workplace and in personal life.”

You don’t want to listen to other people’s stories?

How many times have you said that you don’t want to listen to other people’s stories – good, bad or ugly? Or felt that no one wants to listen to yours? Or that you don’t have a voice? I’m talking about something basic you might experience at work or at home or socially or even in the virtual sphere these days. Almost everyone has been on one end of the spectrum at times.


I’ve had moments in the past where I wanted to express feelings of really being down in the dumps, or my moments of glory but when I tried talking to people, two things happened: firstly, either people didn’t care about my sad or happy state of mind, because maybe, they were too happy being where they were in life or Continue reading “You don’t want to listen to other people’s stories?”

Creating a social community of learning.

Social media training has its good, back and ugly phases, let’s explore how each one can be tackled, while you are creating your social learning community.

The good, the bad, the ugly

All the tools, under each category can be used as a tool for creating a community of learners. It is the most important aspect. This implies that the organizational culture becomes the learning culture and thereby, ensures that employees are in tune with the company‚Äôs expectations and are delivering results. If you work in a traditional or virtual Continue reading “Creating a social community of learning.”

How social media can help in ‘corporate training’?

It’s time to rest your apprehensions on social media and just start using the awesome social media tools in your training

Whether you are a traditional classroom trainer, or an expert in eLearning or virtual training, an understanding of social media can help you immensely.

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It is important to understand the different uses of social media, recall the different types of useable social media that exist, understand the ways to social learning community

We are living in a connected world where individuals spend nearly Continue reading “How social media can help in ‘corporate training’?”