Washing hands prevents sickness, prevents spreading disease. Washing your hands properly can reduce your chances of death, yes death, by up to 35%. Nothing new there. Smoking kills. The World Health Organization says that 4.2 million people died prematurely in 2000 from smoking. Smoking stinks, … [Read more...] about How you get kids to wash their hands can tell you a lot about effecting change
Learning about change & the power of music to rock the world from United Nations 'Messenger of Truth' Sara Mitaru©
Imagine being able to write “Messenger of Truth” as a job title on your CV. That’s what the incomparable Sara Mitaru can claim. What exactly is a messenger of truth? The United Nation’s Messengers of Truth (MOT) Project has 3 major objectives: to inform youth living in slums and inner cities … [Read more...] about Learning about change & the power of music to rock the world from United Nations 'Messenger of Truth' Sara Mitaru©
What's your theory of change? Evolution or Revolution?
Ever wondered what your theory of change is? How do you believe change happens? If you're a learning and development specialist then you're out to change - change minds, expand learning, influence behaviour. Face it, you're a changemaker. One way to look at change is on a continuum with evolution … [Read more...] about What's your theory of change? Evolution or Revolution?
The 2 most important tips for making your training accessible & inclusive
This summer I got to hang with Sara Mitaru (pictured above), a United Nations designated Messenger of Truth, while we were both at a conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Sara's a tiny, power packed artist who sings about effecting social change. I spent some time in the recording studio where she was … [Read more...] about The 2 most important tips for making your training accessible & inclusive
Putting learning technology in the back seat – where it belongs
At its best learning technology should disappear into the background, allowing the learning to shine. At its worst technology is so much in the foreground that nothing else is discernible (enter video conferences where participant faces look like something a Star Wars make-up artist dreamed up … [Read more...] about Putting learning technology in the back seat – where it belongs
How do you like your learning – with or without olives?
Being in Istanbul, Turkey to do a program evaluation training on behalf of the United Nations naturally means eating a Turkish breakfast. This morning I found myself musing about learning over olives. Yes olives. I was watching the pile of uneaten olives grow on the plates of my breakfast mates. … [Read more...] about How do you like your learning – with or without olives?