Learning From The Edges

Michelle Parry-Slater

The world of work is full of friction. Departments work in silos. Work gets stuck. Teams find workplaces are not as easeful as they could or should be. And in all of this human beings are caught in the challenges, resulting in poor work, mental health worries and worse. As a research project, Learning From The Edges will look at the edges of work, where friction exists and explore what gets in the way of work and of learning. Why is there friction? How can work be more fruitful for organisations and people? What barriers do people have and what practical ways they can overcome those barriers? Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges or on our LinkedIn page.

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EP#23 Seeking A Sustainable Engaging Learning Experience. With guests Tess Robinson & Rob Hubbard.
14-02-2024
EP#23 Seeking A Sustainable Engaging Learning Experience. With guests Tess Robinson & Rob Hubbard.
This week we dive into the subject of sustainability in L&D, why it matters to absolutely everyone, and how L&Ders can impact the bigger needs of the business. Sustainability is not a simple decision to put on another round of face to face workshops or choose to move online. There is a lot more nuance to the situation which our guests Tess & Rob walk us through. Founders of award winning learning provider LAS and founders of the Green L&D community on LinkedIn. Tess Robinson & Rob Hubbard are two brilliant brains who share some fantastic insights and experiences into how they create effective solutions to delivering what is needed and not just what is requested. If you are interested in hearing more from Tess & Rob on Green L&D  be sure to join their Linked In Community, Green L&D linkedin.com/groups/12660009. You can also hear Tess & Rob speak on L&D Sustainability at the Learning Technologies Conference in London in April 2024 https://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/ If you're ready to further the conversation directly with our guests from this episode, use the links below to find out more using the following links: Tess Robinson linkedin.com/in/tessrobinson1Rob Hubbard linkedin.com/in/robhubbard16LAS linkedin.com/company/learningage-solutions-ltdNote: This podcast was recorded in September 2023 following a heat wave in the UK. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
EP#22 The Art of Communication in Pausing. With guest Doug Shaw.
31-01-2024
EP#22 The Art of Communication in Pausing. With guest Doug Shaw.
This week Michelle speaks with Doug Shaw, who shares his views and experiences from the various roles he has and continues to play from outside of organisations looking in.By giving voice to those who need to be heard, Doug talks about whether you are a consultant or an internal voice, it’s important to value the vital skill of listening, not just to pause and reply. Doug encourages us with a variety of suggestions to pause and be present to be more effective in our work. Connect with Doug on Linked In www.linkedin.com/in/dougshaw1Doug also invites you to join him in taking the moment to invest in yourself this Leap Day 29th February 2024. Follow Doug, and your curiosity, to try something different. Click here for details: www.tickettailor.com/events/consultingartist/1138750For those keen to learn more about Enso, which Doug references during the episode, learn more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ens%C5%8DThere are a few shout outs in this episode: Elizabeth Day's How to Fail podcast  with Claudia Winkleman in this episode: open.spotify.com/episode/68PqGTCWYDoBLTorz5OE1C?si=c6ad50c4402a4270 David Pearl's Street Wisdom: streetwisdom.orgMeg Peppin with Nancy Kline's Thinking Environment: www.timetothink.com/coach/meg-peppin www.linkedin.com/in/meg-peppin-89136a27 Neil Usher & Doug Shaw collab: consultingartist.com/engagement/human-resource-a-song-about-work ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
EP#21 Pausing Helps To Build Working Relationships. With guest Deeksha Hegde.
17-01-2024
EP#21 Pausing Helps To Build Working Relationships. With guest Deeksha Hegde.
Welcome back to the first Learning From the Edges podcast episode of 2024! We hope you've had a good start to the year and wonder if you have made learning your priority? We can all learn something new, from the experienced expert to the new, fresh perspective thinker. Let's start with considering a couple of questions that come from within this episode. How do we build relationships at work?What judgements and assumptions do we make about what people want to give and take away from work? This week you are in for a treat as host Michelle is joined by Deeksha Hegde, one of the inspiring Learning Technologies 30 under 30 cohort from 2023. Together they dive in, to explore the friction that surround us at work. Deeksha shares her insights into organisational culture and how we treat each other whilst completing tasks, giving and receiving feedback. If you wish to further the discussion, please do connect with Deeksha on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/deeksha-hegde____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
EP#20 Challenge yourself and your thinking: Reflections on Learning From The Edges podcast
27-12-2023
EP#20 Challenge yourself and your thinking: Reflections on Learning From The Edges podcast
Thank you for listening to the Learning From The Edges Podcast during 2023. As with everything it's important to pause and take a moment to reflect. No better time of year to do that than the Christmas break. This week Michelle takes a moment to thank you for listening. She starts to look at some of the themes which are emerging from this podcast. Plus she encourages you to do your own reflection, expand your network and set yourself a learning challenge for 2024. Remember that we can learn more from the friction in work by considering the different people involved and their perspectives.As a member of the Learning From The Edges podcast community, we would love to hear what you have taken from this project and where you think we should go from here. Drop Michelle at email with your thoughts, or connect on LinkedIn - be sure to mention the podcast in your connection message. Thanks once again for joining us throughout this series, recorded in 2023. We look forward to speaking with you in the next episode when we're back from our festive break and resuming our regular schedule in 2024.____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #19 Temporary Brilliance: The Strategic Advantage of Interim Team Members. With guests Sharon Green & Tom Robinson.
13-12-2023
Episode #19 Temporary Brilliance: The Strategic Advantage of Interim Team Members. With guests Sharon Green & Tom Robinson.
In this enlightening episode of the Learning from the Edges Podcast, our host Michelle engages in a thought-provoking conversation with seasoned experts Sharon Green and Tom Robinson.Together, they delve into the intricate world of interim team members, unravelling the unique dynamics that define their employment and exploring how these individuals can be invaluable assets to organisations, easing frictions. Join us as we unravel the strategic advantages that interim teams bring to the table, shedding light on the transformative perspectives that come with their temporary yet impactful presence.From navigating change to decoding the untold stories of ephemeral excellence, this episode promises a deep dive into the world of transient talent and its crucial role in shaping organisational success. Tune in for a compelling exploration of the strategic advantage that interim team members bring to the forefront of business evolution.Sharon Green linkedin.com/in/sharongreenchiaraTom Robinson linkedin.com/in/talenttomSharon's community is The HR Interim Networking community It’s for people professionals wannabe, soon–to-be or actually working as freelancers, contractors, coaches, interims and independent peeps. There are lots of other communities too, which are signposted from time to time to members. Other links referenced in this week's episode:IIM - The Institute of Interim Management - and here’s their annual survey. They also have a community on Linked In called – The Voice of Interim Management – with interims and agencies on it. The Association of Professional Interims,  provides the  ‘what is a professional interim quote’ interim-management-purchasing.co.uk/assoc-professional-interims.html  IPSE is another organisation recommend for freelancers and the EO Executives report provided us with some useful statistics. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #18 Embracing Uncertainty: Championing Evolving Leaders. With guest Julian Stodd.
29-11-2023
Episode #18 Embracing Uncertainty: Championing Evolving Leaders. With guest Julian Stodd.
Welcome to this episode that is charged ready to challenge traditional notions of leadership and learning. Join Michelle and Julian Stodd, as they delve into the importance of cultivating trust, compassion, and understanding within leadership, exploring how these qualities can transform the development of individuals within a business.In a world that is constantly evolving, where uncertainty is the only constant, we discuss why it's crucial for our leaders, and Learning and Development experts to embrace the chaos of learning. Dive into the insights Julian and Michelle explore from how to champion new ways of thinking to fostering an environment that encourages innovation and growth.Consider how we can challenge the notion that learning should follow a singular, uniform approach. Instead, we advocate for recognising the individuality of the learning journey and understanding the unique needs of each team member. To further the discussion with Julian, find him on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/julian-stodd-6774377Julian refers to his many books and publications throughout the podcast. You can find them here seasaltlearning.com/books____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #17 Adjacent Communities: Job Descriptions Unplugged. With guests David Hayden and Steve George.
15-11-2023
Episode #17 Adjacent Communities: Job Descriptions Unplugged. With guests David Hayden and Steve George.
Welcome to episode 17 of Learning from The Edges. You join us this week as we explore the concept of learning from outside of work. Inviting us to look wider, our guests unravel the impact of untapped potential in our learning from our adjacent communities within the professional sphere. Discover how individuals can break free from the constraints of job descriptions and harness the wealth of knowledge gained outside the workplace, turning personal experiences into powerful assets we can use at work. From unlearning and its significance in our everyday lives to what we get from our communities, our panel discussions go beyond traditional learning approaches, encouraging a dynamic mindset that values curiosity, continuous learning, and adaptation.  Whether you're a seasoned Learning and Development professional or someone navigating the challenges of increasing productivity at your organisation, this podcast provides practical insights, real-world examples to help get you started on a journey of growth and transformation.To dive in further to the benefits of learning from your adjacent communities, be sure to check out the book co-authored by David and Steve. Adjacent Learning by David Hayden & Steve George, published by Kogan PageLink: koganpage.com/product/adjacent-learning-9781398608238Or reach out to our guests using the following contact details; David Hayden linkedin.com/in/david-hayden-8176919Steve George linkedin.com/in/steve-george-frsa-assoc-cipd-gmbpss-1a80931b____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #16 Transparent Horizons: Navigating Openness in Our Workplaces. With guests Lisa Gill, Dave Hewett & Perry Timms.
01-11-2023
Episode #16 Transparent Horizons: Navigating Openness in Our Workplaces. With guests Lisa Gill, Dave Hewett & Perry Timms.
Join us this week as we explore the thought-provoking episode discussing the transformative power of transparency and how building open and collaborative structures within the workplace can help us reach 'Transparent Horizons'. Surely by fostering a culture of openness and honesty can revolutionise the way we work and collaborate?As well as the theory, we were interested in how this works practically. In our longest episode to date, we delve into real-world examples, providing insights into the challenges and triumphs of organisations that have successfully embraced transparency in their working practices.Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in work, this episode equips you with actionable insights to create workplaces that thrive on openness, trust, and collaboration. Tune in to for a guide on reshaping your organisation's structure for a more connected and empowered working community.If you want to further the discussion with one of our guests, please find them using the following links. Lisa Gill linkedin.com/in/lisa-gill-23815a4Dave Hewett linkedin.com/in/dave-hewett-b97609Perry Timms linkedin.com/in/perrytimms____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Bonus Episode (Part 2) Crafting a Culture That Works
26-10-2023
Bonus Episode (Part 2) Crafting a Culture That Works
Welcome to this second bonus episode of the Learning From The Edges podcast, where we're switching the format to hear from regular host Michelle as she is interviewed for an article in the Belgian Learning and Development Training Newspaper.In this interview by Robbert Flyppo, we continue from bonus episode 1 to explore our perspectives on learning culture, uncovering practical strategies, and highlight learning culture's pivotal role in organisational growth and employee development.Whilst not originally recorded for a podcast, we felt the insights and ideas complement both Michelle's live Keynote at Stimulearning's L&D Talks, and Robbert's magazine article. As multi-modal learning options are part of a socialised learning culture, we are living our truth by sharing this second episode as a deviation from the usual pod.Below are links to the full article, the interviewer and other resources that were mentioned in the creation of this episode. This interview was recorded to produce an article for the Belgian magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen Opleidingskrant Volume 17 Edition 61 (Learning and Development Training Newspaper). The article can be found on pages 31-33 at this link www.bedrijfsopleidingen.be/documenten/opleidingskrant/opleidingskrant_nl61.pdfThe interviewer is Robbert Flypo www.linkedin.com/in/robbert-flypo-042907141 Robbert is a senior L&D Specialist at Paulig, an international company in the food industry. A teacher who, after his studies, didn’t find the way back to school and instead started his journey in the wondrous world of L&D. His mission: to spice up ‘a life full of flavour’ with lifelong learning using practical know-how and empowering local teams. His current focus is improving the on-the-job training across all Paulig production sites.Also mentioned in the recording are:Sarah Nicholl Learning Habits www.koganpage.com/hr-learning-development/learning-habits-9781398609129 David Marquet Turn The Ship Around davidmarquet.com/turn-the-ship-around-bookNigel Harrison Performance Consulting performconsult.co.uk/what-is-performance-consulting Frederic Laloux Reinventing Organisations www.reinventingorganizations.com____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Bonus Episode (Part 1) Creating a Sharing Culture in L&D
26-10-2023
Bonus Episode (Part 1) Creating a Sharing Culture in L&D
Welcome to this first bonus episode of Learning From The Edges podcast. We are switching the format to hear from podcast host Michelle Parry-Slater as she's interviewed by Robbert Flyppo ahead of her Keynote on Learning Culture at Stimulearning's L&D Talks. In this interview, for the Belgian Learning and Development Training Newspaper, we explore our perspectives on learning culture, uncovering practical strategies, and highlight learning culture's pivotal role in organisational growth and employee development. Not originally recorded for a podcast, we felt the insights and ideas complement both the live Keynote and Robbert's article. As multi-modal learning options are part of a socialised learning culture, we're living our truth by sharing this episode as a deviation from the usual pod. This is part 1 of a longer conversation, so be sure to listen to bonus episode 2 as well. Below are links that were mentioned in the creation of this episode. This interview was recorded to produce an article for the Belgian magazine Leren & Ontwikkelen Opleidingskrant Volume 17 Edition 61 (Learning and Development Training Newspaper). The article features on pages 31-33 www.bedrijfsopleidingen.be/documenten/opleidingskrant/opleidingskrant_nl61.pdfThe interviewer is Robbert Flypo linkedin.com/in/robbert-flypo-042907141Robbert is a senior L&D Specialist at Paulig, an international company in the food industry. A teacher who, after his studies, didn’t find the way back to school and instead started his journey in the wondrous world of L&D. His mission: to spice up ‘a life full of flavour’ with lifelong learning using practical know-how and empowering local teams. His current focus is improving the on-the-job training across all Paulig production sites.Also mentioned in the recording are:Sarah Nicholl Learning Habits www.koganpage.com/hr-learning-development/learning-habits-9781398609129David Marquet Turn The Ship Around davidmarquet.com/turn-the-ship-around-bookNigel Harrison Performance Consulting performconsult.co.uk/what-is-performance-consulting Frederic Laloux Reinventing Organisations www.reinventingorganization____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #15 Beyond the Profile: Navigating the Nuances of Personality Profiling. With guests Lucinda Carney, Sukh Pabial & Teresa Rose.
17-10-2023
Episode #15 Beyond the Profile: Navigating the Nuances of Personality Profiling. With guests Lucinda Carney, Sukh Pabial & Teresa Rose.
Join us in a thought-provoking conversation as we unravel the potential and pitfalls of personality profiling tools in Learning and Development. While these tools offer valuable insights, we'll explore why relying on them alone can be limiting. Is it a case of 'don't box me in' or do they set people free to be themselves?  This week we challenge our thinking towards a holistic approach that combines profiling tools with a deeper understanding of individuals, ensuring development practitioners make informed decisions that go beyond mere judgments and truly enhance personal and professional development.Further the discussion with our guest experts, who can be found here:Teresa Rose https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresar/Lucinda Carney https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/Sukh Pabial https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukhvinder-pabial/____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #14 Prioritising Our Mental Health: Humanising the Workplace. With guest Anita Guru.
03-10-2023
Episode #14 Prioritising Our Mental Health: Humanising the Workplace. With guest Anita Guru.
Work is a big part of our everyday lives but we all have to live with the  impact of how we feel and respond in our day to day roles. In this podcast we think about how people are beyond the desk they sit at. People often face increasing challenges which can affect their mental health. Businesses are looking for better ways to support staff with the balancing act of life and work. How can we all achieve a healthier work-life balance?In time for World Mental Health Day on 10th October, join us as we discuss the impact of friction in work on mental health with Anita Guru.Anita has a background in Occupational Psychology and has worked in Leadership, Talent and Organisational Development for nearly 20 years. Anita has herself been on a personal journey with mental illness. Since her recovery she has been raising awareness around mental health to break the stigma in the workplace and open up the conversation for others who may be struggling.Find Anita using the following links:www.anitagurumindcoach.com | Email contact@anitagurumindcoach.com | www.linkedin.com/in/anitaguru | Instagram - _themindcoach_Other useful links if you, or someone you know, is struggling with their mental health:myblackdog.comind.org.uksamaritains.orgrethink.org____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode  #13 Navigating In-Person, Remote, and Hybrid Learning Challenges. With guests Jo Cook & Gary Cookson.
19-09-2023
Episode #13 Navigating In-Person, Remote, and Hybrid Learning Challenges. With guests Jo Cook & Gary Cookson.
In the dynamic landscape of modern education and training, Learning and Development practitioners face a variety of challenge and friction. Join us on this week's Learning From the Edges podcast as we speak with Gary Cookson and Jo Cook about delivering learning experiences. We discuss it's not all about the delivery, but how we are able to cater for our learners, giving them the best access and environment to learn.If you are keen to learn more about Gary's work you can find his book Hybrid Learning here: https://www.koganpage.com/product/hr-for-hybrid-working-9781398605725 For resources from Jo, including her research reports and more on digital body language, click here: https://lightbulbmoment.info/topresources/ Or to further the conversation with either Gary or Jo, use the links below. Gary: www.linkedin.com/in/garycooksonJo: www.linkedin.com/in/jocooklightbulb____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #12 Creating Space and Time for Optimal Thinking. With guest Meg Peppin.
05-09-2023
Episode #12 Creating Space and Time for Optimal Thinking. With guest Meg Peppin.
Welcome and how are you?Of course, these are only the podcast show notes, but it felt right to greet you like this considering the topic of today's show. I invite you to take a moment and reflect on how often are you genuinely invited to share how you are, without judgment or interruption. This week we discuss the power of how we can optimise our thinking at work, especially when attending meetings and within projects. Meg and I explore how using two different types of thinking can help us to benefit from our independent thoughts as well as exploring where a collective exchange of ideas can lead. If you are here for the link to Meg's  The Thinking Environment programmes they can be found here: mppartnership.co.ukAnd if you want to further the discussion with this week's guest you can find them linked below:Meg Peppin linkedin.com/in/meg-peppin-89136a27 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #11 Our brain: understanding and fine-tuning our key work tool. With guests Hilary Scarlett, Phil Willcox & Stella Collins.
22-08-2023
Episode #11 Our brain: understanding and fine-tuning our key work tool. With guests Hilary Scarlett, Phil Willcox & Stella Collins.
Friction is often thought of negatively, however, let's ponder how friction may indeed be an essential element we all need in order to perform at our peak. In this podcast we discuss our feelings, emotions and how we physically respond to different situations. Whether aware of it, or not, our brain is constantly stimulated and reacting to the environment we are in; be it a busy office, full of noise and energy, or conversely a remote location, a place for focus in our isolated setting. Isn't it interesting how both can be equally full of distraction - which is also often a source of friction. No matter our chosen or prescribed workplace, ultimately how we think and feel impacts how we perform in all aspects of life. Join us in our latest episode where we explore how people function and what we can do to influence our performance, as we dive in to explore how neuroscience, our bodies and our behaviours play a key role in all of our personal development. Please contact our guest experts via the links below:Hilary Scarlett https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilaryscarlett/, Phil Willcox https://www.linkedin.com/in/phil-willcox-02013425/ Stella Collins https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellacollinslearningrevolution/ And as mentioned in this episode, here is a link to David Pearl's Street Wisdom:www.streetwisdom.org____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #10 Is Curiosity the Missing Ingredient for Growth? With guest Donna Ward-Higgs.
09-08-2023
Episode #10 Is Curiosity the Missing Ingredient for Growth? With guest Donna Ward-Higgs.
Do we need to look beyond Learning and Development being a training and compliance function of a business? This week join Donna and Michelle diving into a feast of conversation to fire your brain. With ideas such as the need for creating working cultures that think about the friction we have, as a catalyst for crafting better relationships which in turn impact performance, productivity and our day to day lives.  The episode poses powerful questions for us to consider;By empowering people to challenge and ask questions in a positive and empathetic way, can we harness the power of curiosity, in order to explore the friction within work head on in a positive manner? Could using conversation about friction in itself allow us to take advantage of the by-product of better relationships and working practices to be the fuel we need to move forward?Keen to hear more from our guest on this episode? Be sure to contact her using the following link: Donna Ward-Higgs LinkedIn/donna-ward-higgs-flpi-minstlm-mcmi-8194a969____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #9 Technology: A Friction Point or A Powerful Ally for Learning? With guests Ady Howes & Nelson Sivalingam.
26-07-2023
Episode #9 Technology: A Friction Point or A Powerful Ally for Learning? With guests Ady Howes & Nelson Sivalingam.
This week sees us delving into the way we use technology, exploring how we can move away from the idea of a few power users to a wider distribution of tech skills throughout the workforce. As we have access to a wonderful array of tech in our personal lives, we should be thinking about how we can transfer our delivery, so that we can deploy relevant and personalised learning to empower and encourage power learners! Power learners who not only want to develop themselves, but also help to drive productivity.If you want to hear more from this week's guests Ady Howes Director - Content wizard and Director of Digital Skills People or Nelson Sivalingam - CEO at HowNow, author of 'Learning at Speed' and host of the 'L&D Disrupt' Podcast be sure to find them using the links below.  Ady Howes linkedin.com/in/adyhowesNelson Sivalingam - linkedin.com/in/nelsonsivalingam____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #8: Navigating the Talent Tango: Unravelling friction points in the recruitment and hiring process. With guests Katrina Collier & Leon Morley.
11-07-2023
Episode #8: Navigating the Talent Tango: Unravelling friction points in the recruitment and hiring process. With guests Katrina Collier & Leon Morley.
In this latest edition of the Learning From the Edges podcast, we delve into the intriguing relationship between HR, Learning and Development and Recruitment, uncovering the complex dance involved in finding and securing top talent for businesses. Join Michelle and her two guest experts Katrina Collier and Leon Morley as we explore the various challenges, roadblocks, and sources of friction encountered throughout the recruitment process. This week sees us explore different strategies that can help you streamline and optimise the journey allowing you to hire for skills and expertise, whilst not being held to account by onboarding deadlines. From sourcing and screening to onboarding and retention, this podcast equips both HR and L&D professionals  with the insights and knowledge needed to overcome hurdles to find the perfect rhythm for successful talent acquisition. Get ready to tango with us as we unravel the secrets to attracting and retaining exceptional talent in today's competitive landscape.To hear more from our guests, follow them on the following links. Katrina Collier linkedin.com/in/katrinacollierLeon Morley linkedin.com/in/leonmorleyhr____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #7: Seek healthy conflict and collaborative friction, not combat at work. With guest Liggy Webb.
27-06-2023
Episode #7: Seek healthy conflict and collaborative friction, not combat at work. With guest Liggy Webb.
Work isn't always going to be sunshine and rainbows, but it doesn't have to be doom and gloom either. In our first one to one conversation on this podcast, this week the discussion with Liggy Webb moves around on how assumptions and unspoken communication can cause unwanted friction, plus explores the idea of working with people that challenge us. Thinking about how we can use empathy to create a healthy conflict rather than an unwanted combat.  In this episode we mention the book Nancy Kline's  "The Promise That Changes Everything: I won’t interrupt you". If you're intrigued you can find it at your favourite book shop, but for those keen to follow a single click, find a copy here at Waterstones (other bookshops are available, but the podcast is open to sponsorship!) Connect with Liggy Webb to further the discussion on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/liggyw or learn more about her work via her website: liggywebb.com____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose
Episode #6 Friction - a force for good and bad in our organisations? With guests Meg Peppin, Paul Taylor-Pitt & Perry Timms.
13-06-2023
Episode #6 Friction - a force for good and bad in our organisations? With guests Meg Peppin, Paul Taylor-Pitt & Perry Timms.
Is friction always a bad thing?  Do we actually need friction in work?In this episode three of the greats in the world of Organisation Development discuss both the bad and the good of friction in our workplaces. Listen to Meg, Paul & Perry as they share their thoughts with Michelle, sparking ideas amongst themselves so much so that they all agreed they want to listen back themselves. If you want to further the discussion with this week's guests you can find them linked below:Meg Peppin linkedin.com/in/meg-peppin-89136a27Dr Paul Taylor-Pitt linkedin.com/in/drpaultaylorpittPerry Timms linkedin.com/in/perrytimms____________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning from the Edges is hosted by Michelle Parry-Slater, Director, Kairos Modern Learning.Michelle is the author of The Learning and Development Handbook - a practical guide for all professionals looking to offer effective, efficient, enjoyable and engaging people development, but not sure where to start. This book is full of practical tips and advice. Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this is urgent reading for anyone working in people development.Join us with your thoughts on Twitter @LearningEdges and connect with Michelle on LinkedIn/michelleparryslaterPurchase your copy of The Learning and Development Handbook: thelndhandbook.comWork with Kairos Modern Learning: kairosmodernlearning.co.ukPodcast production by Liam Gardner Record and Repurpose