The book focuses on the shift from training to learning to collaborative learning in the modern socially networked age; to accelerate talent engagement, development and organisational change for Breakthrough Results. It outlines key principles, processes, tools to accelerate learning in organisations, using latest research in Neuroscience and practical case studies which bring the learning to life. The book covers paradigm shifts in learning, whole brain, whole person approaches to learning, creating learning cultures, designing Accelerated Learning Programs is relevant to individuals, business leaders and learning specialists.
What’s New: the authors invite readers to engage with the topic, and accelerate their learning through various gamification mechanics and brain-break activities in the book and on-line. There are a rabbit-hole of resources, tools and rewards through opting in to an on-line process and ways of interacting with other readers and learners through social media.
Walt Disney has been accredited with the inspirational, but profound quotation -“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare!” If there was ever a quotation that symbolises the vision, imagination, creative development and tenacity associated with this new publication from Debbie Craig and Kerryn Kohl, Walt Disney aptly sums it up.
This work is an integrative and holistic chronical on accelerated learning and contains a vast array of pragmatic learning applications, solutions, frameworks, tools and case studies. I have had the pleasure of working with Debbie over the last fourteen years and with Kerryn over the last three years and I know that this project has been a special labour of love for both of them. From the early ideas and stirrings of commitment, to the forging of the concept design and content structure, to the insightful awareness of the dynamically changing business backdrop, Debbie and Kerryn have crafted a distinctive resource which will be invaluable to anyone who understands that learning and personal development is the single biggest differentiator in achieving greatness.
This project has been a remarkable collaborative effort between the editors, the chapter contributors and the Heads of Learning across business sectors – all of whom have provided seasoned experience, stimulating perspectives, novel learning techniques and practical case studies within the publication. Having worked in the field of Strategic Change, Talent Management and Management and Leadership Development for a number of decades, I believe that in today’s fast-changing world, this is a definitive piece of work which positions and focuses learning and growth as a critical driver of excellence, which should appeal to leaders, managers, young talent and technical and learning specialists alike.
Debbie and Kerryn bring with them a rich and refreshing blend of specialist expertise, knowledge and international business exposure and are relentless in their insatiable appetite, drive and courage to “push the envelope” and make a difference within this important field of learning, growth and development.
It has been a privilege to be associated with this publication.
John Gatherer, Co- founder and Partner, Catalyst Consulting