[to be read, to the pace and tune of… Ice Ice Baby. If that means nothing, please complete this recommended pre-work by clicking here and watching for at least 30 seconds]
Alright Stop! Collaborate, and Listen!
LPIs back with a another convention
Something, to make your mind shine brightly, Flow like Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Is it any good? You better go!
Interactive workshops, then you’ll know.
MC Don will rock the mic like a vandal. A personalised learning experience so you really get a handle.
Chance, rush to the speaker in that room, Sparking your thinking with a knowledge boom.
Ready, to soak up Masie and Wiseman, anything less than the best is not right man!
Live it and learn it, I bet you can’t wait, you better be ready for the second day.
If there was a problem with OD you’d solve it.
Ok, ok, I’ll stop. It just felt like a perfectly apt tune that makes me think of ex Training Zone‘s Editor Jon Kennard – not sure why!?
This September 7th and 8th will be my fourth Learning Live! The annual conference for L+Ders by the Learning and Performance institute, and I’m getting excited. This year I’ll be supporting the backchannel for those of you not able to attend, by brining the event to Twitter, blogs and probably a bit of Periscope.
The thing about putting on a learning event for people who work within learning and development, is that the expectations are high. Your audience are familiar with being the facilitators. Comfortable there infact. I’d make the assumption that they arrive eager to be engaged in learning. You might conclude that makes them the best and/or worst audience. I’d choose the former.
This year the LPI are offering ‘Personal Learning Experience’ with consultation and guidance to support you in embedding the learning in your organisation, and maximising your time at the event. For example if you’re looking at improving your digital offer to engage a national audience you might want to attend Jo Cook‘s session on virtual learning, or hear what VirtualSource Technologies have to offer. I’d like to know who is using an mobile app, how and what for!
The keynotes each year have been excellent, and I’m really looking forward to this years. Elliot Masie is an author, speaker, columnist with masses of L+D experience to share, known for developing learning models to accelerate the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organisations. He also publishes a Learning Trends newsletter. I’ve been a Richard Wiseman fan for some time, Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology. He’s written several pop-Psychology books including Quirkology, and the Act As If Principle. He makes psychology accessible and de-mystifies misconceptions, and I’m all for that! I particularly enjoyed the guided happiness diary concept of his ’59 Seconds’ book. The idea being you only need to spend 59 Seconds attending to something each day to have a impact and shift a habit or thinking pattern. I’m looking forward to hearing what he’s working on now.
Hope to see you there! not too late to book tickets here.
If you can’t make it, we plan to bring the event to you, via the backchannel. Here are the dedicated SoMe team you might wish to follow:
Also, the crew behind the LPI and making is happen: Don Taylor (Conference Chairman) – @DonaldHTaylor, Colin Steed (CEO of the LPI) – @ColinSteed, Ed Monk (MD of the LPI) – @EdmundMonk and the main account @YourLPI
About the author – Jo Stephenson:
Coach, Facilitator, L+D professional, specialising in Behaviour Change, Emotional Intelligence and Resilience. Loving freely, challenging kindly, and being nice; its underrated. Currently Learning and Development Manager at Addaction UK: substance misuse and mental health treatment charity. Find me on twitter @Jo_Coaches