ALALearning Blog Post · Curiosity · Learnrt · Organizational Culture

Cultures of Curiosity

NEW ALALEARNING BLOG POST This month ALALearning bloggers are focusing on how learning is done in our organizations.  Having started at the MPOW just a few short months ago I am still learning how learning happens– formally and informally — in the organization. So rather than address the question narrowly, I’d like to look more… Continue reading Cultures of Curiosity

ALALearning Blog Post · Effectiveness · Emotional Intelligence · Learning · Productivity · Self-Care · Sleep

Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

Would you like to be more creative?  Learn faster?  Super, all you need to do is… Nothing. Interested?  Read the complete post over at ALA Learning (also archived below on 3/27/13) October 9, 2010 update:  Check out Bobbi Newman’s post on the connection between innovation and working less.  The New York Times reported this week… Continue reading Learn More, do Nothing: The Importance of rest and renewal

ALA · ALALearning Blog Post · Continuing Education · Improv · Just for Fun · Learnrt · Presenting · Productivity · Training

Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

The Learning Round Table co-sponsored (along with ALA) a Battledecks competition at ALA, and (perhaps I’m understating this) a good time was had by all.  Below is the video to prove it! Battledecks is a fun improv exercise that challenges contestants to deliver a presentation on the fly using an unknown slidedeck containing random (and… Continue reading Battledecks at ALA: Try this at your next Staff Day!

ALALearning Blog Post · Learnrt · Presenting · Teamwork · Training

New ALA Learning Post: Reflections on Co-presenting

I recently had the pleasure of co-presenting a full day preconference with my wife Suzanne. (The workshop, entitled, “What’s Your Style? 9 Paths to Personal and Professional Development” was based on the Enneagram personality System)  I’ve co-presented with others many times over the past 15 years and strongly believe that, for a number of reasons,… Continue reading New ALA Learning Post: Reflections on Co-presenting

ALALearning Blog Post · Continuing Education · Training · Webinars

Five Tips For Successful Webinars

Note: Originally published for ALALearning Blog Good webinars don’t just happen.  Beyond having a relevant topic and a great presenter, there are a number factors that affect the end result.  Whether you are scheduling and producing webinars, or creating and presenting them, these tips will help you deliver a great webinar experience for everyone. Write… Continue reading Five Tips For Successful Webinars