April 13, 2022
On this episode of the Inside Learning podcast, we welcome the author of Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life, Annie Auerbach. Flex is a manifesto for living and working on your terms. It means looking at the established, rigid ways of doing things and asking: ‘Is this really working for me?’ If the answer to that question is ‘No’ then this episode is for you.
Annie tells us about the challenges of Flexible working, what she calls Flexism and solutions for the future.
You can find more about Annie here: https://starlingstrategy.co.uk/index.php/flex-the-book/
We are also joined by Senior Business Manager with the Learnovate Centre, Linda Waters who offers her view on flexible work.
March 15, 2022
Elliot Aronson is the only person in the 120-year history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its major awards: for writing, for teaching, and for research.
In 2007, he received the William James Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association for Psychological Science.
He is ranked as one of the most cited psychologists of the 20th century.
While He officially retired in 1994, he continues to teach and write and he turned 90 just last week.
It is an immense honour to host him on Learnovate's Inside Learning podcast to discuss The Jigsaw method.
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January 5, 2022
Our guest is Robin Rosenberg, a Clinical Psychologist, CEO and Founder of "Live in Their World", a company built to help improve workplace culture using a modern virtual reality method to fully immerse individuals in workplace scenarios teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion. This enables open and honest conversation resulting in mutual understanding and respect among team members.
Our host Aidan McCullen and Robin discuss how Virtual Reality can help immersive training so that participants can not only "walk in the shoes of others" but, "walk in their skin".
We discuss what our guest calls civility training, you prefer that term because DEI training ironically holds its own biases and can be exclusionary.
Aidan is also joined by Technology Lead with The Learnovate Centre, Bilal Ahmed where he discusses VR and learning and indeed the Metaverse.
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November 9, 2021
The latest episode of our podcast, Inside Learning, features a leader who is on a mission to drive more creativity into every aspect of life. We welcome Natalie Nixon, the author of "The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work”.
More about Natalie here: https://www.figure8thinking.com
We are also joined on the podcast by corporate learning expert with The Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin, Frank O’Reilly. Frank has worked for over twenty years in a range of industries both in Ireland and France for companies as diverse as Pizza Hut to Burberry. He shares how important it is for clients to have frameworks to spark creativity.
More about Frank here: https://www.learnovatecentre.org/about-our-team-frank-oreilly/
October 6, 2021
The latest episode of our podcast, Inside Learning, features Barry O'Reilly author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results."
Barry shares how the Cycle of Unlearning is a new way of thinking and a new way of leading organizations in every industry. It’s not difficult to learn more. What is difficult is to know what to unlearn, what to stop, and what to throw away.
This is the paradox of success. While thinking and doing certain methods may have brought you success in the past, it’s almost certain they won’t continue to bring you success in the future.
More about Barry here: https://barryoreilly.com
We are also joined on the podcast by Learnovate's Pablo Alvarez. Pablo is a Tech Lead at the Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin. He shares how Barry's cycle of unlearning maps to what he is seeing with clients.
More about Pablo here: https://www.learnovatecentre.org/pablo-alvarez/
September 5, 2021
The latest episode of our podcast, Inside Learning, features Dr Barbara Oakley author of "Uncommon Sense Teaching Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn."
This episode explores we have made huge strides in the neuroscience of learning, but often these breakthroughs do not filter down to the way teachers teach.
Other topics include diverse friendly learning environments, keeping students engaged in a virtual learning environment, and a small lesson on the neuroscience of learning.
Aidan is also joined on this episode by Innovation Services Team Lead Peter Gillis from The Learnovate Centre.
July 28, 2021
Have you ever been frustrated to discover you couldn’t remember
something you read just the day before?
Have you ever thought you understood a new idea but then found it
difficult to put that idea into words?
Have you ever given up on trying to learn a new skill because when you
tried to apply it, the result was an abysmal failure?
If your answer to any of these is “yes”, you’re in the right place.
Learning is one of the most useful skills we have in today’s
forever-changing world. But even though you’ve probably spent the best
part of your life learning in one form or another, no one has ever
told you about effective learning techniques.
So that’s what today’s guest offers.
We are joined by the author of "4x4 LEARNING: The 4-step method to get
4-times more out of every book, talk or video you read, hear or watch
for the rest of your life", Ian Gibbs
More about Ian: www.iangibbs.me
With a degree in Astrophysics from St. Andrews, Scotland and a Postgrad in Education from Cambridge, England, Ian Gibbs is the author of ‘The Sorites Principle', ‘Learning A Language', ’23 Tips To Learn Stuff Better’, ’23 Tips To Get Better Grades’ and ebook ‘4x4 Learning’. He is the Head of Learning at Advantage Executive Training and the president of the Professional Speakers’ Association of Spain.
Ian has helped thousands of people of all ages become more effective learners through workshops and presentations on Learning Skills. His clients include IESE Business School, ADP, Institut Montgròs, EOI Guinardó, UP! Training Club, IES Picasso, Collegi Sagrada Familia, MD2MD, Bloom (Canada), HP Sant Cugat and Smart Coaching & Training.
July 1, 2021
"In order to get a fair shot at the opportunities available, learners need resources and services that will help them tackle the barriers that have dogged them in the past and prevented them from acquiring the skills they need to get and keep a job that pays well. Wraparound supports are crucial in promoting persistence and completion of education and training programs. These supports include counselling, mental health services, financial advice, and even financial assistance for housing costs and transportation. Sometimes barriers to work are smaller than one would imagine—a participant might need new truck tires, steel-toed boots, or a set of knives for culinary school."
That’s an excerpt from Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet, Welcome to the Inside Learning podcast brought to you by The Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin, I am your host Aidan McCullen and I’m delighted to say we are joined by the author of that book, Michelle Weise.
We are also joined on this episode by researcher with The Learnovate Centre, Richard Harte where we discuss relevant topics raised by Michelle.
June 1, 2021
Our guest today is Chief Learning Officer & Vice President of Organisational Effectiveness with Cornerstone Jeff Miller.
We discuss the topic of schema and unlearning for organisational effectiveness, bias and to enable new learning.