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Learning Designer Diaries – The ‘how much and by when’ story

It’s never easy, having the conversation with the sales team, a potential client and asking the all important ‘how much and by when?’ question. Every designer’s aim is to delight their audience – it’s a marriage of art and science. Using creative treatments to engage people and deliver a tangible result takes curiosity, analysis, rigour and imagination. To make […]

Learning Designer Diaries – bespoke e-learning content techniques

Like many bespoke e-learning designers, I am a big fan of Articulate’s E-Learning Heroes challenges.  The openness and inventiveness of the community makes it such a popular resource and I regularly look out for themes that catch my eye. This week’s challenge is ‘Personalize Your E-Learning Courses with Gamification Techniques’ and it set off an idea (in […]

Introducing the Learning Designer Diaries

I am delighted to introduce our new regular feature – the learning designer diaries.  Our talented learning and digital design team at WillowDNA will be sharing with you quick insights, case studies, reviews and research. From examples of our creative client work, through to top tips on learning design, the team have lots of share […]

CIPD L&D Show Preview

Take a quick look at the conference programme for this year’s CIPD L&D show and the key theme becomes clear – transforming learning. In previous years, the major of the conference has been typified by presentations of specific L&D projects, from organisational wide transformation, through to specific interventions for key areas of the business (such […]

Performance is more than support – Performance Catalysts

So our final instalment of our series, we look at performance in the context of innovation and how performance catalysts (people who help build new connections, bring together different factors and create supporting environments) are key.  Inspired by my conversations and reading the work of Tom Spiglanin, the role of performance catalysts could be a […]

Performance is more than support – performance in context:

Performance Analysis Example: looking at an existing practice or KPI and identifying areas for improvement.  A practical example here would be increasing existing market share – this could be even more specific, such as targeting a segment, geography, product set etc Conditions: Performance analysis requires an environment that welcomes collaboration, commentary and openness to adapt.  It […]