Tag: learning

Gems of Learning

I have been blessed this year with opportunities to hear some fantastic speakers and have insightful conversations.  I know these experiences were great because I can remember the presentation and I took lots of notes.  To this I say- “Big deal!”  While all of this is positive, not reviewing my notes or using what I… Read more »

Local, Affordable In-Person Learning Options

As with online learning, there are many no-cost and low-cost in-person learning options (seminars, workshops, and conferences) employers can utilize, particularly in their local communities. Here are three great places employers can look for free and low-cost in-person local learning opportunities. Libraries Libraries have seen a revitalization in recent years because of a tight economy,… Read more »

Effective Note-Taking: Increasing the Value of Your Notes

This is our fourth and final post in our series Cued Forward’s Back to School, Back to Learning Something New focus. 8 minute read. We hope you have learned insights that have grown your personal or professional development.  But don’t stop here.  Continue your learning journey. Ever attend a presentation and leave with good takeaways… Read more »

Creating Positive Habits

This post is one in a series of blogs for Cued Forward’s Back to School, Back to Learning Something New focus on learning something new for personal and professional development. This post is a 10-minute read. Get more sleep.  Eat healthier.  Grow your career.  We all have positive goals we strive for in our personal… Read more »

Back to School, Back to Learning Something New

I worked for a business that had fruit delivered for its employees several times a week.  I often helped unbox the fruit deliveries in the breakroom.  A couple of times a month, the fruit company included a type of fruit that was unique, one that most people had never tried.  They enclosed a fact card… Read more »

Informal Binge Learning: Strength or Weakness?

A few years ago I interviewed for a job.  The interviewer asked me what I would consider my weakness.  I answered with the correct answer for me even though it may not have been politically correct.  My weakness is that when researching an issue or a project, I sometimes do not know when to stop… Read more »

Learning Options Part Three: Unique Learning Options

Unique Learning Options As we have seen with parts one and two of our learning options series, in-person options are the main menu item you might order at a restaurant while online learning is one of those large side dishes that could be eaten as a meal on its own or shared.  If unique learning… Read more »

Learning Options Part One: In-Person Options

Choosing the type of learning option you need is like ordering from a menu at a restaurant.  You usually find one or two items you want and maybe ones you want to try in the future. Often, there are so many items on the menu that you are not quite prepared when the server asks… Read more »

What is Your Learning Style?

Are there certain learning opportunities that make you more excited than others?  Does the term webinar cause you to shut down your computer because you cannot be involved in another one-sided topic discussion?  Or does the term podcast immediately conjure up the need to view a PowerPoint presentation?  All of us have our preferences in… Read more »

Letter to Younger Learning Self

With graduation season almost here, the commencement speeches will begin to flow and words of wisdom about future selves will be shared.  Here is my reflection to my younger self on how learning experiences starts to fit together. Dear Younger Self, You know you need to learn concepts, reasoning, and skills, but sometimes it seems… Read more »