Five sure-fire ways to improve learning

https://youtu.be/eMTku0xEXQ8 In this episode we’re going to explore learning and dig into what the evidence-based research tells us about what helps us learn new concepts. As we were developing this episode, we were initially thinking about those people who attend our workshops or forums. But much of this material is applicable if you are doing some part-time study or if you have children or friends doing more formal study at… Read More »Five sure-fire ways to improve learning

Top five journal articles for enablers of change

https://youtu.be/DhxO0CbwN70 In today’s blog post we’re going to take you through our top five journal articles for enablers of change. Why do we think journal articles are important? Well it’s because effective enablers of change use research to inform what we do. Journal articles are helpful and can offer ideas we may not have thought about. It’s like having an unofficial mentor to guide you! These articles have helped us,… Read More »Top five journal articles for enablers of change

Mythbuster… are learning styles actually helpful for extension?

In this blog post we’re doing our third mythbusters session! Let’s not just accept something because it’s been said so many times that most people believe it. We are going to delve deeper and explore the facts, taking an evidence-based approach. So, let’s explore… learning styles, and see whether they are actually helpful for extension! Because if they are, then as enablers of change we will want to better understand… Read More »Mythbuster… are learning styles actually helpful for extension?

Unravel your thinking with de Bono’s six thinking hats

Today we’re going to explore using de Bono’s six thinking hats to unravel our thinking. It’s a simple but effective way to help groups deal with complex situations and be able to move forward with their decision making.  John remembers meeting Edward de Bono back in 2006 when he ran a workshop about lateral thinking in Brisbane. It was a great workshop and he kept everyone interested the whole day… Read More »Unravel your thinking with de Bono’s six thinking hats

Top three tips for successfully facilitating online meetings

With so many of us suddenly needing to run online meetings, in this episode we’re going to cover our top three tips for facilitating online meetings. Why’s this important? Because so many of us are experiencing what is officially now known as Zoom fatigue. Just this last week Zoom passed the milestone of having 300 million people using Zoom in one day! That’s a lot of competition for people’s eyes… Read More »Top three tips for successfully facilitating online meetings

Use a reflexive monitor to keep your project on-track

Our hearts go out to all those who’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s brought dramatic and unprecedented change to the way we operate. While physical distancing has sadly become part of our day-to-day lives, as enablers of change many of us have quickly pivoted and found new ways to engage with our clients.  While this is encouraging, it can also be when unforeseen events change the trajectory of… Read More »Use a reflexive monitor to keep your project on-track

Top five journals for enablers of change

As an enabler of change, keeping up with the latest research and practice is important. But we don’t always have lots of spare time for reading. There are lots of journals out there, but some seem more likely than others to deliver articles that inspire our thinking and practice. So today we’re going to go through our top five journals for enablers of change! The first one has to be… Read More »Top five journals for enablers of change

Five tips for running an effective event

As enablers of change, running events is our bread and butter. Whether these be face-to-face, or online, we can tend to establish a routine. Then without us realising, the groove can become a rut and the effectiveness of the events reduce. Would you like to reverse this? Here are our top five tips for helping them really hit the mark. Tip number one is a simple one – what is… Read More »Five tips for running an effective event

Nine tips for making co-innovation work even better

In a previous blog post we talked about co-innovation – what is what it is and when it’s most appropriate to use. Here are nine tips for making it work even better in your change project.  So this is part two to help you more effectively use the principles behind the co-innovation approach. If you haven’t already read that post, then you should probably do so! We’ve also got an… Read More »Nine tips for making co-innovation work even better

Top tips for effective webinars

Denise was recently the presenter in a webinar, and as usual it was a mix of interesting (in a flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of way) and fun. Reflecting on her experience (plus the recent COVID-19 pandemic) made us realise that we needed to share some tips for being a presenter in a webinar, as well as running webinars as enablers of change. So this episode is all about effective webinars. And it… Read More »Top tips for effective webinars