What a year 2019 has been!

Wow, where did this year disappear to?! Professionally, it’s been a great year.

Video Walks

I started the year on a high and launched the #VideoWalks themes. The aim for this project was to encourage people to create video using their smartphone. It has been inspiring to watch people share their videos via Twitter or Instagram and it’s incredible to watch their increased confidence over the last 12 months. Personally I can see a big difference in the videos I was creating 12 months ago, I’m more aware of what my phone is capable of and plan my videos accordingly.

Smartphone Video Training

I’ve had the delight in working with a variety of organisations to deliver Smartphone Video Training sessions. It’s a privilege to observe people capture video, some for the first time. I’m excited that I can continue to do this in 2020 along with running the first Smartphone Video Training course on the 3rd March in Derbyshire. For further details, or to book, see the events page.

L&D Field Trip

One of the highlights of 2019 was being a co-facilitator, along with David Hayden, Kevin Avis & Rachel Burnham for the first LnD Field Trip to the Design Museum. This was a wonderful event where around 40 people across L&D, HR and OD came together to explore good design and how these principles can be used in our sector. David wrote a great reflective piece on his blog Talent Delivers which you can read here.

Contributions to the wider L&D community

I have contributed to 2 websites and written guest articles for;

  1. Clear Lessons; on Six ways video can enhance learning.
  2. Stellar Learning; after attending Stella’s CIPD Neuroscience training in 2018 I adapted an exercise from this session looking at how we could Use Neuroscience To Support Digital Transformation in the L&D Provision.

By far, one of the proudest achievements was being asked by the CIPD to contribute to the 4th edition of Learning and Development Practice In The Workplace. I was asked to provide a case study about how eLearning can effectively support business objectives and hope this example can help the L&D field look at eLearning slightly more positively.

Let’s see what 2020 brings…

I wish this new year will prove to be a happy and prosperous year for you and hope you’ll turn every opportunity into success in the coming year.

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