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Do you know who owns what?

When I was working with a designer (the brilliant Jakenna Creative Design) to develop the logo for The Trainers CPD Club I was reminded of a pretty horrifying experience one of my clients had with Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). At

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The Importance of the H&S Briefing

Have you ever wondered why you do a Health and Safety brieing at the start of every face-to-face session?  Or have you just always trotted out the same old speech about fire exits, fire alarms and fire drills that you

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The problem with online learning

Over the last few years we have seen a massive surge in the use of online learning for the delivery of training and development.  Companies are seizing on the opportunity to make training more accessible, more flexible, less time consuming,

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Top 3 Tips for Successful Co-facilitation

From time to time you may have to deliver a session with another trainer.  Whilst this can be intimidating in some ways (we’ll blog about that another day!), co-facilitating can be great fun for both the facilitators and the learners. 

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3 reasons to never give handouts (at the start of the session)

Nowadays, handouts are commonplace.  And most often they are given out to learners/delegates at the start of a session.  Here’s our top three reasons why you should never give handouts until the end of your session: 1.  Without handouts people

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Do you have a training crutch?

I have always prided myself with being a trainer that doesn’t rely on PowerPoint to deliver a face-to-face session.  Don’t get me wrong, I do use it, but I’m quite confident running a session with just a flip chart and

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to Lesson Plans

Once you’ve done your Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and developed your learning outcomes, the next step is to map our your lesson plan.  Don’t be put off by its jargon-y title it’s just the document which sets out the content

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It’s not you, it’s them (some of the time anyway)

I had a really interesting experience whilst facilitating last week. I was running an all day session for a group of senior professionals.  After lunch one of the delegates lifted his phone and a notebook and left the room.  I

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to the 70:20:10 Learning Model

The 70:20:10 learning model basically provides a formula for trainers and L&D professionals to use as a guide when they are creating learning solutions.  By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of the

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Made Simple

The taxonomy (a fancy word for classification) was created by a committee of educators and chaired by Benjamin Bloom (which is where it got it’s name).  It was a model originally developed (first published around 1956, but worked on from

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