"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
It's the one feeling we all crave.
Here are some ways to make sure you’re engaging your mature learners.
Play that funky music to help learning cognition.
How many pizzas does it take to feed your team?
When it comes to a new idea, relevance sometimes beats efficiency.
There's a simple reason behind your struggle to learn that second language.
Talk is cheap, which is a bonus for business.
John Cleese shares the secret to creativity.
Four tips to ensure your message comes across succinctly when you’re dealing with multiple departments.
When choosing your core personality type, it's important to pick a trait that resonates with your key consumer.
Too often in VET we focus on the paperwork, so intent on meeting training package requirements and other administrative burdens that we forget about the art of training and engaging with students.
Most people do not listen well. It’s almost a given that because we can hear, we assume that we can listen.
Empathy is the act of perceiving, feeling, and understanding another person’s emotional state. It’s a compassion-based communication craft, which advances our comprehension of one another beyond a verbal level. It’s even been theorised that “mirror neurons” exist which respond to emotions perceived in another by reproducing them (Alford, 2014).
For an RTO, building a rapport with students is an imperative component in ensuring a successful educational experience. And the same could be said for potential students: by establishing a positive connection with interested learners, you will be able to build a sense of trust that can be maintained through their entire learning journey with you.
Throughout three decades of delivering coaching and mentoring seminars to thousands of aspiring professionals, I have often been asked one question: “What does it take to be a truly inspirational trainer?”
Most managers and team-leaders know the perils and pitfalls of “Performance Management” and why it carries such a stigma in the employment context. In sum, performance management involves employers monitoring and reviewing an employee’s work objectives and overall contribution to an organisation.
With the sheer level of technical disruption occurring in Australia and abroad in the VET industry, it’s essential that RTOs maintain a focus on developing their trainers and executives to be robust leaders. Strong leadership — and optimised workplace practices and culture — will define more than ever before one training organisation from another.
Advances in almost every field of knowledge, learning and development have been gleaned from the courage and willingness to risk failure. Organisations should not just risk failure but embrace it over and over again, to find a better way or break through the barrier to success. We all have stories about being punished for making mistakes; at school, in relationships with friends and family, or in the workplace.
We are often asked about aXcelerate’s H.E.A.R.T. values, and the meaning of the acronym. Literally, it refers to the values of Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect and Trust — and volumes could be written about each of these. Symbolically, it represents that which gives life and maintains rhythm, warmth, circulation, connection and unity.
This month, we’re looking at how RTOs can optimise their online profiles and better connect with millions of prospective students from all around the globe. I remember when I started VM Learning back in 1989, the word ‘Internet’ was just a mysterious term whispered by computer students. We’ve come a long, long way since then, but it’s important that we always keep ahead of the technological trends.