Training & development learning well June blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of June. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Don’t be a scaredy cat – watch your back as a trainer

I’m very honoured to be in the middle of doing some Training of Trainers for UNDP Somalia.  I’m also very sobered, considering the recent attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu. It’s made me think about watching your back as a trainer. That of course can mean many things – from personal safety to psychological […]

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Where would you put your used kleenex & other odd perspectives

Creative Commons licensed on Flickr by: Pink Sherbet Photography I was working at the United Nations today. A bit snuffly, I blew my nose & put the used kleenex on a dirty cup & saucer. A wait staff came over & angrily asked what ‘it’ (the kleenex) was. Surprised & taken off guard, I was […]

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The 4th annual To do, To stop doing & To’odle compilation

This blog post is taken from this month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors Inc. newsletter. See the entire newsletter, including free, related resources here.  Don’t receive our monthly newsletter?  Whatsamatter you!  Sign up here. It’s a new year, fresh with the smell of a new calendar, a fresh start, a clean page.  At this time of year you may […]

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Training & development learning well November blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of November. Learn well in the training & development learning well.  Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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From Bureaucrats to Bandwidth, a Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of a United Nations Social Media Strategy

I’m headed to the Social Media Strategies Summit in London to present From Bureaucrats to Bandwidth, a Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of a United Nations Social Media Strategy with my lovely colleague Mohamed El Sioufi.  By the time you’re reading this I’ll have just about touched down. I’ll let you know how […]

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Training & development learning well October blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts this month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of October. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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3 lessons from a cheeky email – here’s the initial bumpf

When I asked about information on the urban resilience index, I got this back from a UN colleague: ‘Here’s the initial bumpf.’ ‘Huh? What’s a bumpf,’ I thought. Here’s what he said when I asked… Bumpf (bumf, or bumph): It’s an expressive and pithy word for all the dross that comes in the mail. It’s […]

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A peek inside UNHABITAT training for Urban Youth Fund Grantees in Cairo

Hello from Cairo!  I’ve just finished day 2 of 6 days of training for the UN.  I’m revamping the UN LEL series curriculum for a youth audience & the training participants, from around the world, are participating in a gap & asset assessment to examine how youth can better engage with local leaders.  I’m also […]

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Suck or blow? Power surges & power vacuums

Waaaaay back when, when I used to do leadership training with youth, we’d sometimes play a game called suck & blow.  It involved passing a playing card around a seated, circle of people, without using your hands, only by way of mouth to mouth. You could only pass the card by sucking in (holding the […]

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