Did you know I bring together folks from around the world, for a free, monthly Learning and Development Roundtable workshop on a range of interesting and engaging topics that members have asked for?
Last month we had folks from Kenya, Nigeria, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and more, for example.
Our community is a brilliant group of diverse people committed to learning, development, education, development, and growth.
Here’s what we covered this year. And while our last roundtable has been held for 2021, not to worry if you missed out, there’s a whole bunch of new ones cued up for 2022.
Here’s a summary of what we covered in 2021
- We kicked off the new year with a Roundtable where we:
- Learned how to create a solid plan for 2021 that includes time for reflection, figuring out how you want to feel, what systems you need/want, and more.
- Did you, in all your uniqueness (this is far from one size fits all)
- Dropped the dreary, guilt-inducing … “you must, you must” …. and replace them with the know-how to create 2021 that suits you, like a finely tailored suit.
- Incorporated my Life Lenses™ assessment tool to look back in time, look forward to this year, look down for critical details, look up for your vision, and more.
- February saw us diving into:
- What a learning plan is and why it’s so important that you and/or your team have one
- How to use my simple, interactive learning plan template to create a customized learning plan for yourself and/or your team, including how the letter I plays a huge role in it
- How to use S.A.K.E.s (c) to streamline the process and make the learning fit you instead of bending yourself into a pretzel for learning methods that don’t work
- And finally…. how to do all of the above in a fun, interactive way (Hint: the Pink Panther made an appearance, and there might have been a friendly small group competition with a prize)
- March was all about community and engagement, including:
- Learning how to pinpoint the results you’re looking for online using a handy continuum
- Discovering seven signposts to map out your own customized online engagement
- Exploring and experimenting with seven tools to engage and build community
- Ensuring things are tailor-made to fit you and your community by using the litmus test of a roller coaster, raccoon, vacuum cleaner and elephant
- For April, we trashed overwhelm and replaced it with organization, ease and efficiency by…
- Learning how to identify and prioritize your tech pain points by rewriting Einstein’s theory of relativity
- Creating your very own tech map – both your current map and where you’d like to journey to, using an editable worksheet template
- Discovering my four-point plan for minimizing pain and ensuring your tech success
- Uncovering my top two tips for implementing what you’ve learned (they’re surprisingly easy)
- Having Fun exploring a bunch of simple, easy tools to show you that tech tools really can bring you ease and efficiency
- And May saw us escaping by…
- Learning my six-point E.S.C.A.P.E.© plan that includes six new skills for amping up your creativity
- Laughing together as we have fun exploring creativity skills through some simple, engaging creativity exercises
- Exploring and experimenting – by bringing an issue or a challenge you’re facing so you can apply your newfound skills right away
- Leading – putting your learning into practice with some tips for after the Roundtable is done
- After a break for June and July, we reconvened for August and ..
- Learned three simple tips for facilitating and teaching online:
- —> Figuring out how a shower hook can make you look like a star
- —>Learning how to design a powerful and inclusive workshop for your S.A.K.E.© and the S.A.K.E.© of your participants
- —>Discovering which way you lean into learning and how to ensure your preference doesn’t get in the way of inclusive facilitation
- Learning four easy ways to be a powerful public speaker:
- —>The nothing short of miraculous three roles water plays in public speaking
- —>What wonder woman and starfish have in common and how you can use them to counteract your nervousness for public speaking anytime and anywhere
- —>The most powerful and overlooked tool in public speaking that is hidden right under your nose
- —>Why the letter M needs to be given the boot for effective public speaking
- Laughing– having a great time and come away feeling inspired, relaxed, and re-energized with a toolkit full of strategies and tools for you to implement
- Leading – put your learning into practice with some tips for after the Roundtable is done
- We continued the learning with September’s focus on communication with …
- Being introduced to your F.A.V. C.O.M.I.C – a potent combination of eight simple communication skills
- Diagnosing your communication skills so you know where you shine and where you need to shine some light on learning
- Getting a chance to practice in a fun, light-hearted manner
- Coming away feeling inspired, relaxed, and re-energized with a toolkit full of strategies and tools for you to implement
- October had us knocking on the door to get the knack of negotiating by ..
- Learning how to get the best of your nerves and do a simple climate analysis the next time you’re needing to negotiate a conflict
- Learning six simple negotiation skills, including what the two most important questions to ask are
- Unlocking various types of power plus the power of questions, including some ‘wicked’ ones
- Diagnosing the conflict in a snap using a simple matrix
- Mapping your way to success using a simple mapping tool
- And finally, we rounded out the year with some sanity-saving tech tools (yes, that’s possible!) by …
- Rewriting Einstein’s theory of relativity to identify and prioritize your tech pain points so you can get on top of them
- Uncovering an important caveat that will help you forever more in your tech journey
- Learning the five sanity saver tech tools I use multiple times every day to save me time and bring me ease and efficiency
- Uncovering five more sanity saver tech tools I regularly use that you need to add to your toolkit to keep saving your sanity and get on top of tech
We’ll take a break for December, and then we’ll fire up the engines of learning once again starting in January. You can see all of the 2022 Learning and Development Roundtable dates here. So mark your calendars and join us!
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead
- Anything is teachable. Anything is learnable. Like this adorable little one teaching her dad how to wrap her hair.
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