You know those days when you’re ruled not by an iron fist but by an invisible clock? When your to-do list is longer than those old encyclopedia Britannica’s. When you feel like that ‘80’s song the 'Final Countdown' is on an endless loop. And you feel like if you stopped for a minute to think … [Read more...] about In praise of medium (not mediocre) + a worksheet
I'm over the moon excited about designing four peace building & conflict resolution courses for the African Virtual University, so this blog post caught my attention from IFLscience - it's a good review of MOOCs (massive open online courses), and give lots of links to examples. Check it … [Read more...] about Take university courses online for free
Thomas Sander, Executive Director of the Saguaro Seminar at Harvard writes an interesting blog post about how socializing expands brain size. Turns out Oxford scholars say the "more social creatures, among them humans, had the most rapidly expanding brain sizes to cope with the complexity of … [Read more...] about Complexity of communication makes for a bigger brain
Yesterday I was honoured to co-host AIESEC’s Youth to Business Global Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Being on stage in front of 500 delegates from 110 countries was energizing, inspiring and simply all round fantabulous! Wish you could have been there? Check out their site for recorded videos of … [Read more...] about ‘Engage and develop every young person in the world’ – how about that for an audacious B.H.A.G.
If you put yourself in the spotlight as a trainer, as a learning and development specialist, it follows that at times you'll get burned. And that spotlight can be mighty hot. In my 20 plus years of designing and leading training workshops I've had my fair share of challenges: a particularly rude … [Read more...] about Training trouble? Activate shield deflector