Posts by christensenbd
Study Guides and Strategies
Way back when I was a shiny “young” new Training Development Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, one of my first jobs was managing e-Learning project teams AND designing e-Learning. A great site that I discovered (or may have been shown to me – it was a long time ago) was “Study Guides and Strategies.”…Read More
A Process Model to Improve Performance
Last month I shared V10 of the Performance Improvement Process Model or PIPM. While I had started writing earlier about the differences between problems and opportunities in “Opportunities vs. Good Ideas“and needs vs. wants in “Putting the NEED in Needs Assessment,” V10 has had some significant changes! Rather than write a long post – it…Read More
Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Ahoy, Me Hearties! This National Day sails away annually on September 19th. Yo Ho Ho bilge rats! Today is the day where you might hear people saying, “Avast ye,” “Blow me down, Bucko,” “Grog” “Hornswaggle,” and many other pirate-like phrases, because it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day. HOW TO OBSERVE Anchor’s away! Get your…Read More
National Day of Encouragement (USA)
A National Day of Encouragement is observed annually on September 12 in the USA, but wouldn’t it be great to do the same here in Canada? This day is dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. The National Day of Encouragement is meant to remind all of us to do something…Read More
The origins of Labour Day can be traced back to April 15, 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights.Read More
National “Work Like a Dog” Day!
My French speaking friends and colleagues often tell me that the English language is confusing. Take, for instance, these two common sayings we use in our everyday lives: “It’s a dog’s life” and “Work like a dog.” Originally, “It’s a dog’s life” referred to a “miserably unhappy existence, as in He’s been leading a dog’s life since…Read More