What can you learn from Dora-the-Explorer about presenting?

If you’ve ever had the “pleasure” of watching Dora-the-Explorer you have already seen at least 10 times what makes Dora a great presenter… … is it the annoying girl voice? The overly bright clothing?   No: Dora does a great job of TRANSITIONS … have a look at this short film and you’ll see what […]

Social and Collaborative Learning – answering 2 questions from @isabeldeclercq of @kluweropleiding

In a recent blog post from @isabeldeclercq of @kluweropleiding her first 2 questions interested me: How do you overcome resistance to collaborative learning? What will be the role of managers in our future networked world? This blog post delivers my answers…   Q1 ….before answering, please note that it is slightly strange to talk about […]

Don’t forget to assess results (Evaluating training, part 5)

This blog page is part 5 of a 5 part blog series on evaluating training. Follow this link to find the mother page (page 1).   Finally, don’t forget to assess results We do learning for a reason. It’s not enough to say “let’s do a training” and people always invest time, money and effort for […]

Assessing behaviour (Evaluating training part 4)

This blog page is part 4 of a 5 part blog series on evaluating training. Follow this link to find the mother page (page 1).   If you want to assess behaviour, you need to observe and talk to different people Kirkpatrick’s 3rd level of evaluation is about behaviour: What is the learner DOING after learning? […]

Evaluating what people learnt (Evaluating training, part 3)

This blog page is part 3 of a 5 part blog series on evaluating training. Follow this link to find the mother page (page 1).   If you want to assess learning, you need to test competence The way I define competence gives an immediate idea on how to measure it: “Having the necessary knowledge, skills, […]

Happy sheets (Evaluating training, part 2)

This blog page is part 2 of a 5 part blog series on evaluating training. Follow this link to find the mother page (page 1).   If you are talking about level 1 evaluations (“happy sheets”) these are my current favourite questions: OPEN questions: What is your opinion of the training? What did you learn? […]

What questions should you asked to assess training? or What is the best way to evaluate training?

(This blog post is page 1 of 5 …scroll to the bottom for links to the other pages) Did I really just dare to answer this question? After years of debate? Yes, I did ! And why not .. maybe my opinion is worth something to someone…. I saw this question in a recent LinkedIn […]

How much room can be left for improvisation in training?

This post outlines my reply during a recent Epsilon Group LinkedIn discussion on “improvisation of training content. The question asked by Pascal Denhaerinck * of ONE Management was: “AS A TRAINER, DO YOU HAVE TO PLAN EVERYTHING IN ADVANCE? HOW MUCH ROOM CAN BE LEFT FOR IMPROVISATION?” * You can can find Pascal on Twitter […]