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Geoff Rip

Ready-Set-Go-Show for Effective Training

Ready-Set-Go-Show for Effective Training

In the early part of my career, I worked as National Training Manager for two retail companies. During this time, I became increasingly concerned that training (as widely implemented) had critical deficiencies and was not nearly as effective as it could and should have been. These deficiencies included (a) participants who were ill-prepared to learn […]

Six Reasons Why L&D Needs Financial Acumen

Six Reasons Why L&D Needs Financial Acumen

As an ‘old-hand’ at consulting, I’ve been fortunate to work with a large number of L&D managers and team members, both in Australia and overseas. Along the way, I’ve personally experienced the significant benefits of financial know-how and I’ve seen many L&D clients and colleagues disadvantaged by their lack of it. Stephen Covey put it […]

Are you a Trainer or Facilitator, or Both?

Are you a Trainer or Facilitator, or Both?

As you read this article, think about how the terms ‘trainer’ and ‘facilitator’ are used in your organisation. What do these words mean to you?  I have read and heard it said that “facilitation is about process whereas training is about content,” and that “a trainer is a content expert, while a facilitator is a […]

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