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14 03, 2019

In the Aged Care industry, broken cultures break people

Australia's Aged Care industry has normalised toxic workplace culture. We would be remiss in thinking that the Royal Commission will solve the problem.

9 10, 2018

This is why resilience is needed in Australian workplaces

What does resilience mean to you and why do we need it in Australian workplaces? I want you to put yourself in a scenario before we get started. Our scenario starts on Sunday evening. Sitting back to relax with Netflix, you find yourself unable properly to follow the story. You can feel Monday stealing your [...]

6 12, 2017

Transformation is about people, not technology

Transformation has been a buzzword for a few years now. Much of the time we see it applied to digital and technology. The idea of ‘digital transformation’ has almost become synonymous with ‘digital disruption’. But what if I were to tell you that just bringing in your fancy, new tech is a waste of time [...]

22 02, 2016

Why a Qualification in Training and Assessment isn’t necessary

Training and Assessment is a necessary function in all workplaces. Firstly let me start by stating that if you are working as a trainer or assessor for an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) then this post is not targeted at you. RTO trainers and assessors need the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (known as the [...]

9 02, 2016

The top 10 techniques for Workplace Learning

What workplace learning techniques do you prefer? This question was asked during a recent survey. The top 10 answers showed that most people prefer: practical, hands on methods working in groups an interactive environment opportunities to experiment learning from mistakes problem-solving activities a clear why (benefit & purpose) humour & fun a relaxed environment an engaging presenter Research [...]

28 08, 2015

Why Training x Design might not be the right training provider for you

Is Training x Design the right training provider for you? If you’re looking for training that checks boxes – we’re not for you. If the primary reason for training is to fulfil a contractual obligations to your clients, suppliers or industry bodies, to complete compliance or any other reason that culminates in ticking a box [...]

27 07, 2015

Trainers, do people believe you?

What makes a trainer credible? What sets apart one specific presenter as different to the others? Why can we be transfixed on one person, nodding our heads in agreement with every point raised and have a skeptical eye on another? At work it seems we get bombarded with many different people "presenting" themselves; their views, [...]

26 06, 2015

The Secret of Measuring Training Outcomes

What's the secret of measuring training outcomes? How do you do it?   I read a comment yesterday in response to an article about the importance of measuring the impact that training has on the business. The comment was about why the article didn't share the metrics that should be used when measuring training outcomes. This [...]

7 04, 2015

Funding for Training in Australia 2015

Are you eligible? Its been a busy start to the year with both Federal and State governments announcing new programs for funding training. Are you eligible? What do you have to do to get one? Do I need to pay out of pocket? Well it depends if you're employer funded or self funded, if the [...]

26 11, 2014

Merry Christmas from Training x Design 2014

What a year 2014 has been for Training x Design. This year we traveled all over Australia to Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Bathurst, Melbourne, Minlaton, Burra and Adelaide of course. We've met many people and changed many hearts and minds along the way. Here's an overview   We're already gearing up for an even better 2015. [...]