About Joy Wilson

Joy Wilson is a learning and development consultant. She specializes in designing competency based learning and development solutions. . She holds the British Institute for Learning and Development Quality Mark -The Learning Providers Mark of Distinction . She is a fellow of The British Institute for Learning and Development and a provider of Accredited Learning Solutions. Joy is a Certified Learning Practitioner. She is recognised by The European Coaching and Mentoring Council

Shrinking Human Attention Span

By |2019-11-01T17:49:20+00:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Learning Design, Tips for Training, Training and Development|Tags: , |

You probably won't get to the end of this article if the research about our shrinking human attention span being 8 seconds, has any substance, in fact I've already lost you...but my goldfish is still tuned in because it apparently has an attention span of 9 seconds. What a load of cod! This claim about attention [...]

The Peter Principle From Competence to Incompetence

By |2019-02-11T11:50:14+00:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: Competency|Tags: |

Laurence J. Peter analysed hundreds of cases of occupational incompetence which led him to formulate The Peter Principle. The Peter Principle book is extremely humorous, a satirical model, it was first published in 1969. What is surprising is that many of us continue to experience the impact of occupational incompetence resulting from ridiculous promotion decisions. For [...]

Developing Wizardry with the Stories We Weave

By |2019-02-13T17:48:30+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Learning Design, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

As a learning designer I believe in the power of stories to sustain attention. Our brains are attracted to stories in which the characters struggle and eventually surface unknown abilities to triumph over adversity. This is why our Learning by Design course is so successful. It places the learner at the heart of the story, this helps learners [...]

Facilitating Change Moving from Bitter to Better

By |2019-01-24T19:40:50+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Change leadership, Facilitating Change|Tags: |

Facilitation can be a delicate process, particularly for me today because I am holding 6 raw eggs and my audience are feeling bitter, my aim is to create an environment where we can consider the impact of entrenched patterns of behaviour and consider the mindsets required to move from bitter to better. Facilitating Change I have [...]

Little Value from Bigwigs and Stinking Thinking

By |2019-01-24T19:50:39+00:00January 24th, 2019|Categories: Evaluating Training, Return on training investment, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

A big job had presented itself at training towers. The bigwigs had attended a continuous improvement seminar where they had been publicly embarrassed by the ring masters for their stinking thinking. The big wigs arrived at training towers and the gnomes were summoned. During a verbal thrashing the gnomes were told to put out to tender [...]

Learning – press pause this isn’t working

By |2019-01-24T19:52:07+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Learning Design, Training and Development|Tags: , |

She’s there, the attendance register says so, ticks will go into boxes and records of learning will be kept. But she’s there in body only, her mind is elsewhere. She thinks is this Learning? I need to - press pause this isn’t working Today’s class is about the history of learning and development, apparently considerable transformations [...]

Exploit and cultivate core competencies

By |2019-01-31T19:01:23+00:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Competency, Strategic Planning|Tags: , |

"How will you exploit and cultivate core competencies, those that will enable you to realise your strategic aims?" This is a question that I regularly ask during strategic planning workshops and one which leaders answer from a systems and process perspective. While systems are necessary for any company, most are not unique ,therefore, systems and expertise that [...]

Learning Design and The Art of Seduction

By |2019-01-29T16:50:56+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Learning Design|Tags: |

One of the most important, difficult and common decisions that designers of learning make is whether to add interesting text, sounds, or visuals to learning material. We want to arouse interest,curiosity, engagement but it's important to know when these elements seduce learners and when they become a distraction. Learning Design and The Art of Seduction The [...]