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Tip #712: The Peer Learning Group Model

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In management and leadership,Uncategorized, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #712: The Peer Learning Group Model

“Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves.” Paul Solarz

Last week, I introduced The Peer Learning Group. This week, I’d like to provide more specific information about The Peer Learning Group Model, which is a collaborative peer-based learning approach.

The Peer Learning Group Model is based on U-theory, so it looks like this:

 

 

 

The peer learning groups form (engage) to discuss a specific management challenge, using module materials that we provide.

Every module involves two 90-minute sessions, a practice session in the intervening time, and a post-session.  In Session 1, the managers share their knowledge and experience and learn new techniques. More specifically, group members: identify their problems and … Read the rest

Tip #710: How to Set Learners Up to Fail: Part Two

On February 27, 2018, Posted by , In presentation,Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #710: How to Set Learners Up to Fail: Part Two

“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.” Jimi Hendrix

I just attended a three- day marketing seminar conducted by a self-proclaimed curriculum design expert. It was very disappointing to see once again what happens when a trainer ignores the basics and sets learners up to fail.

She made ten glaring mistakes. We covered the first five in last week’s Tip. Here are mistakes 6-10:

  1. Never hold a one-on-one conversation with a participant in response to a question or comment that many could not hear.

Instead, repeat every question and comment before you answer it. This is both a courtesy and a necessity for those who might have shared the same concern or confusion and needed … Read the rest

France Travelogue – 2016

On September 6, 2016, Posted by , In Travelogue,Uncategorized,Where we’ve been, By , , With Comments Off on France Travelogue – 2016

September 3, 2016

Hello, before I tell you about our jam packed day today, I have to add some other tidbits I forgot to mention.

First, the restaurant bathroom was unisex, with one stall for men, one stall for women and a sink all in the same small room. To say we weren’t expecting that would be an understatement. But we managed then and again today in a museum restroom.

Second, more about Napoleon. The reason why he always posed with his hand in front of his waist was not because of ego, it was because of intense stomach pain. When he posed, he was pressing against his stomach to ease some of the pain.

12 years after he died … Read the rest