Skillset New Zealand Blog

Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

You might be thinking, both you and the learner. But who should be doing the work?

On the day, it’s the learner.

There’s truth in the adage, ‘Whoever does the work does the learning'.

Sure, you’ll be working too, but let’s be straight – if you’re using Powerpoint, one slide after the other, you’re doing all the work. You’re busy so you may think they must be. But how much of your content will participants remember and be able to use the next day?

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My two-year-old granddaughter has just started preschool.

It's such fun playing with her and noticing what she enjoys. Whether it's reading her favourite books, tipping beans between cups, or digging in the sand at the beach, she loves real-life, active involvement. It's more than fun. It's her work. She's directing her learning her own way.

Can we transfer what we know kids love doing to adult learning?

About Dharan Longley

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Dharan Longley is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Dharan is an international master trainer with post-graduate qualifications in adult education.

His assignments have included training police officers and university managers in the Middle East, as well as teachers and staff of large organisations in New Zealand.

Dharan's topics are 'effective meetings', 'problem-solving and decision-making', 'team development', 'training for trainers' and 'customer service'. He particularly enjoys helping people with diverse points of view agree on practical solutions.

Dharan is based in Wellington. He has a passion for the outdoors. On days off, he’ll be taking photographs of forests or waves, or out kite surfing.

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