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Showcase #4 + Showcase #5 – double header

Today we presented two showcases back-to-back. It was a double-header, where we told people about what we do and what where all about, and more. It was awesome.

Learning for professionals

We’re not just about building courses – we’re passionate about working with you to design, develop and deliver unique and engaging learning – for professionals.

What’s so different about what we do?

We know professionals are different, not only from the typical undergraduate student at university, but also from each other. They might be juggling full-time jobs, they might be taking on some extra study while commuting, maybe balancing family life or studying at odd hours. They could be new to technology or very familiar.

My point is, we look closely at the end users, right from the start and then uniquely design for them.

We always aim for a modern look and feel – that combines the flavour and function of present-day websites and services our participants may already use. We make sure our learning can be used on any device, which is reassuring, particularly if our participants are returning to study after a break, or learning on the go.

Ease of use is crucial.

There’s no point in having a text-heavy video or document for example, when we know that our participants could be accessing their content with their smartphone. Our approach means that our participants’ efforts are fully-focused on their learning – not trying to figure out what they need to do.

Everyone is busy these days, with competing demands for their time and attention. Our goal is for all our learning experiences to be comfortable, calm, warm and welcoming – as well as concise, professional and even, fun.

We carefully design our learning so that participants know from the very start what they need to do and how they can do it.

Our learning is designed to make it easy for participants to identify where they are in their learning journey, navigate to where they need to go and also track their progress. They can pause their learning on one day, and then easily pick-up where they left off on the next.

Our learning is practical, relevant and immediately useful.

There are many reasons why professionals undertake learning, such as filling knowledge gaps, preparing for promotion, or even a career change or pivot. We understand this which is why our learning features in-depth content, practical examples that our participants can explore and then immediately put into practice.

Some learning may require more intensive educator engagement.

We design for this with options for live events and facilitated workshops to foster collaboration and rich discussion.

Professionals often need to show proof of their learning, such as digital credentials that can be displayed on the LinkedIn profile or on their CV, or even an artefact of their learning that demonstrates their newfound skill in a way that’s meaningful to them. Our learning is intentionally designed to do all this.

My point is, if you need to make a professional development course there’s no need to panic.

We’ve got you.

 

My own commode story

Preparing for the showcases and learning my lines felt very much like Mr Orange learning his ‘commode story’ as part of his research into becoming a character in his role as an undercover cop.

To do this job you gotta be a great actor. You gotta be naturalistic. You gotta be naturalistic as hell. Because if you ain’t a great actor, you’re a bad actor. And bad acting is bullshit in this job. Think about it like a joke. You memorise what’s important and the rest you make your own, alright? You can tell a joke, can’t you?
The things you gotta remember are the details. It’s the details that sell your story. You gotta take all those details and make them your own.
While you’re doing that you gotta remember that this story is about you, and how you perceive the events that went down. The only way to do that is keep saying, and saying it, and saying it.