Member Since: 8th Oct 2001
Andrew Gibbons has been ‘helping people to learn’ since 1982 he can be found at: www.andrewgibbons.co.uk
Management Consultant Andrew Gibbons
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11th Sep 2015
Such a surprise!!
11th Jun 2014
12th May 2014
Well it's taken me 32 years to be a skilled facilitator.
So yes I feel there are different kinds...such as the 'professionally grounded and experienced' and the 'I fancy that so will take a course and do it for a while' sort.
The de-professionalising of the learning and development industry bothers me.
7th Dec 2013
Personally my heart sinks when I see the rush to 'let's pretend' games style entertain them first and foremost approaches to team working.
This tends to be 'facilitator-led not needs-of-group-focused, and for me, lessens value by a huge degree.
My preference is to have simple, client group centred activities that hit real issues that real team members feel for real.
For instance the 'Now and then' activity is as simple as it gets, yet hits very powerful real team issues and results in clear actions following for the better.
Find the above activity to download and more at my website www.andrewgibbons.co.uk
I am happy to talk my own experiences on this and other exercises off the site if that helps.
The best email for me is a[email protected]
24th Oct 2013
Ah leadership, 'when all is said and done, a lot more is said than done'.
In thirty three years, and of thousands who call themselves 'in the title' I have met but two special people I consider true leaders, so this is I feel an elusive and unusual talent.
My own research on the topic extends to 300 articles, over 100 public domain videos and rather more than 200 slides with pdf file that gives an excellent resource as I try my utmost to develop the skills of 'leader' number three!
If you or anyone else would like the slides drop me an email a[email protected]
24th Oct 2013
I wish I had asked this 30 years ago when I was 3 years into my design and delivery experience.
I am sure you will develop your own style and methods, and in addition, it is important to learn and at least be aware of other approaches and practices that will suit and enhance your own work,
If you or anyone else would like to contact me off line I will happy to share my own thoughts and learning.
19th Oct 2013
19th Oct 2013
If it helps I have a list of 103 leadership urls to public domain sources.
In addition I can send 210 adaptable leadership slides with a pdf file.
These are carefully selected, and but a fraction of the resources at my website:
15th Jan 2013
My take on this is a bit different, though I endorse the above.
Train the trainer devalues and demeans our performance standards and self perception of professionalism.
Do we see 'train the lawyer', 'train the doctor' or how about 'train the train driver'?
Unthinkable that in a day or sometimes two we can do what these real professionals do for a living.
Too many feel they can do what we have studied years to do, and some of us actually maintain our professional competence...others feel they can step in and do it well enough to satisfy a client.
28th Dec 2012
Every day the new look throws up a surprise.
Today I think we are partly in portuguese.