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Deep Learning in Training (Part 4)

Part 4: Applying Deep Learning “As you can see from PowerPoint slide number 79, it says…” and the trainer turns their back on the audience, faces the screen and reads out exactly what’s on there. Have you seen this one? Have you perhaps done it yourself? If you are delivering training or a presentation, and […]

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Deep Learning in Training (Part 3)

Part 3: An Example of Deep Learning Have you ever sat in an audience where the trainer/presenter talks… and talks… and talks? How long can you hold your attention on the speaker or the content? Have you found yourself using strategies, like taking notes or doodling in order to stay present in the room? Some […]

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Deep Learning in Training (Part 2)

Part 2: Deep Learning, AI and the Brain I have no doubt that you’ve been on training courses and attended presentations. As a member of the audience, consider for a moment the difference between those that engaged you and those that really didn’t. Those that engaged you will have no doubt been more memorable; and […]

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Deep Learning in Training (Part 1)

Part 1: Deep Learning vs Flat Learning When at school, how often were you presented with information that meant nothing to you? Perhaps it had no bearing on what you were interested in or no association to what you already knew. Teachers ‘drilled’ information into you by making you recite parrot fashion until you had […]

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 4

Part 4: Business Contribution   This third approach to measuring ROI involves talking to stakeholders and leading them along a ‘reverse’ path to showing where and how your intervention can add value to the organisation. We start with the big picture and drill down into further and further specifics until we reach something we can […]

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 3

Part 3: Cost Prevention   Whilst we can sometimes demonstrate a direct link to profit or savings, we might also work on the principle that effective learning & development is a ‘cost prevention’. Coaching and training is often designed to solve a problem.   For example, consider the cost of an ineffective manager when it […]

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 2

Part 2: Profits, Gains, Savings and Benefits   In the second of four articles, we will be exploring an approach to determining ROI on training and coaching. The approach explored here is in establishing the profits, savings and benefits of a training and/or coaching ‘intervention’. Do you have something easily measurable? For example, some ‘soft […]

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How to Measure ROI on Training and Coaching: Part 1

Part 1: An Overview When it comes to training courses and coaching, it can often be challenging to measure specific financial Return on Investment (ROI). For example: what is the ROI on wellbeing, effective management, inspirational leadership and interpersonal skills development? How do we know it has worked? How do we know it has had […]

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How to get a salary increase: What you need to know!

Getting an increase in salary is not always the easiest task. The trick here is to get clear about a number of key factors. Any or all of these could provide enough ‘leverage’ to make you persuasive. You will need to be convincing and you will need evidence and back up data. Here are some […]

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Unconscious Bias Paradox 1: Do Manners Maketh Man…?

Do Manners Maketh Man… or an Unwitting Sexist? Unconscious Bias Paradox 1 : Chivalry vs Subtle Oppression (Part 1) As a child, I was taught by my Grandpa (a gentle-man who spent his life in service to others) about manners and chivalry. I learnt, when it came to treating ladies with respect, to walk on […]

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