L&D Matters is written to help L&D professionals and trainers become even more effective. It discusses all things L&D related, with a particular emphasis on practical advice for those new to L&D or who wish to develop their practice further. It is written by Rachel Burnham.
Burnham of Burnham L& D Consultancy writes:After this long winter I’m enjoying the
simple pleasure of waking up to sunshine streaming in through the
curtains.I enjoy a tea-break outside
and revel in feeling the warmth of the sun on my back as I read this month’s
edition of PM magazine.Whilst working
in the office typing up this article, I glimpse apple blossom on the tree
outside.I’m eating asparagus at every
given opportunity and look forward to moving on to cherries, gooseberries and peas
in the pod later in the season.
There are simple pleasures to be had from Learning &
a question and seeing someone work out what the right answer is.
better – when a learner asks you such an interesting question that you are
still thinking about it days later.
a set of assessments and everyone in the group passes.
better – when everyone has tackled that assessment in their own way, to meet
the needs of their particular organisation, showing a whole range of ways of
getting it right.
well prepared interactive activity in a workshop session that works out well on
better – an ‘off-the-top of your head’ activity, which meets the needs of that
group of learners at that moment in time and leads to a learning break through.
L&D professionals new to the field get that ‘training’ doesn’t have to be
limited to workshops.
better – when a request for ‘training’ from line managers is analysed and
options other than L&D activities are considered (such as job aids or improved
you receive positive ratings from learners via feedback forms.
better – when learners show how they have applied their learning at work and
identify what is changing in their organisations as a result.
Pleasures: Small Satisfactions
Burnham L & D
Consultancy specialises in the development of L&D professionals, blended
learning and evaluation