18 episodes

"The Learning Curve with Kenny" is a pioneering podcast series promoting new thinking in enterprise learning. Hosted by imc's very own Kenneth Littlepage, a highly experienced learning expert, the monthly podcast series delivers exciting interviews with HR and learning professionals, innovation managers, and other thinkers at the forefront of modern training techniques. Each episode lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, making it perfect for a quick break whether you tune in on your way to work or in the office.

The Learning Curve with Kenny Kenneth Littlepage

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"The Learning Curve with Kenny" is a pioneering podcast series promoting new thinking in enterprise learning. Hosted by imc's very own Kenneth Littlepage, a highly experienced learning expert, the monthly podcast series delivers exciting interviews with HR and learning professionals, innovation managers, and other thinkers at the forefront of modern training techniques. Each episode lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, making it perfect for a quick break whether you tune in on your way to work or in the office.

    The power of soft skills in the age of AI

    The power of soft skills in the age of AI

    This episode of The Learning Curve with Kenny focuses on the importance of soft skills in the age of AI, featuring an interview with Matthew Doig, CEO and Founder of Growthcave. Matthew delves into the shifts, challenges and transformations brought about by AI, highlighting the need for both companies and individuals to prioritise soft skills for success amidst technological advancements.

    Within our organisations, we need to look more than just what benefits AI will bring us, but also at the people using the AI. In discussion the discussions, Matthew helps Kenny explore the emergence of new job opportunities in areas where AI falls short, highlighting the indispensable role of human capabilities.

    Matthew identifies essential skills, termed ‘power skills’ for navigating the evolving technological landscape effectively: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, adaptability, and emotional intelligence. The discussion prompts reflection on what organisations can do to support individuals in honing these uniquely human skills. Tune in to this fascinating episode to find out more.

     

    💬 About the podcast guest:  

    Matthew Doig is a Human Potential Practitioner who has spent over two decades helping individuals and organisations reach their full potential. As the Founder and CEO of Growth Cave, a Human Potential Development company, he enables people to make the personal and professional transformations necessary to thrive in the Digital Age.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Future Skills

    Future Skills

    The latest episode of The Learning Curve with Kenny features an exciting special guest. Assel Mussagaliyeva-Tang, founder and chief learning officer of EDUTech Future, provides customised education, training, consulting, and coaching programmes for individuals and organisations. Together with Kenny, Assel delves into the topic of future skills.  

     

    Assel sets out how important it is for companies to help their employees develop the skills needed to build meaningful careers for tomorrow. Crucially, these are the human-centric skills that can’t be acquired by machines. Assel also highlights the value of mentorship and urges companies to embrace a broader view of assessment, engage employees on a daily basis, and create career pathways by defining core skills rather than limited job descriptions, which can lead to greater employee satisfaction and productivity.  

     

    Given the ongoing digitalisation, future-ready skills are the key to innovation for companies seeking to keep abreast of new technological developments. Don't miss this episode!  

     

    💬 About the podcast guest:  

    Assel Mussagaliyeva-Tang has many years of experience in education, technology, and international development. As the founder and chief learning officer of EDUTech Future, Assel provides customised training programmes for individuals and organizations. Assel is a certified Microsoft in Education Global Training Partner and Asia-Pacific Learning Partner, delivering bespoke EdTech trainings and offering L&D consulting and mentorship programmes for corporates. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Training as a key pillar to the operation of safe and efficient ships

    Training as a key pillar to the operation of safe and efficient ships

    Catch the latest episode of The Learning Curve for fascinating insights into the diverse training needed to crew large cargo ships. Devesh Gautam, L&D Superintendent at OSM Thome Group, takes Kenny on a voyage through what we can learn from the safety and cross-functional training required for life at sea.

    In the maritime industry, safety training is of utmost importance. It covers a wide range of topics, including fire-fighting, medical assistance, and basic survival skills. All crew members, regardless of their role, are required to undergo mandatory training and obtain a certificate of competency, setting standards for all countries. Navigating the seas of knowledge is complex. We discover how virtual reality (VR) training simulates incidents on a ship. Microlearning helps crew members.

    The unique and mandatory training requirements in the international shipping industry offer many lessons for enterprise learning more widely. Don’t miss this episode!

    💬 About the podcast guest:

    Devesh Gautam, L&D Superintendent, spent many years sailing merchant ships and served as a Chief Engineer. Having transitioned to a shore-based role, he is now responsible for managing Learning & Development activities in India and Europe as part of OSM Thome Group.

    • 58 min
    Empowering new Amazon executives with cultural fluency

    Empowering new Amazon executives with cultural fluency

    Join us for a fascinating interview with William Thomas, the Principal Executive Onboarding Partner at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Learn about the importance of a shared corporate culture, as Kenny dives into the topic of hybrid onboarding at a global company on the very forefront of the cloud computing industry.  

     

    William shares his insights gained from onboarding processes at AWS, highlighting the importance of learning during a new starter's first three months and Amazon's approach to shared leadership values. Discover how Amazon's leadership principles shape the 'Amazonian' identity and are actively applied in everyday conversations and actions. They not only define how Amazon operates and how leaders lead, but also prioritise the customer in decision-making.  

     

    The interview also highlights the significance of affinity groups within Amazon, which unite people with shared interests across different business units, fostering a sense of community. This insightful episode of the Learning Curve is not to be missed! 

     

    💬 About the podcast guest:  

    William Thomas, PhD, is the Principal Executive Onboarding Partner at Amazon Web Services in Singapore.  He helps new executives across the region bring their talents seamlessly into the AWS culture by working with them and other stakeholders throughout the AWS onboarding process. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    What can we learn from space technology for remote training?

    What can we learn from space technology for remote training?

    The accessibility and affordability of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) training looks set to enhance the way businesses and corporations approach learning and development. No longer limited to government agencies like NASA, these cutting-edge technologies are now accessible to a wider audience of learners. 

     

    In this fascinating episode of The Learning Curve, Kenny sits down with Peter Clowes, the visionary founder of MAXART, a prominent VR/AR training technology company. Together, they explore the valuable lessons that learning and development managers can glean from the rigorous training of astronauts. 

     

    NASA's use of ground-breaking technologies and their unwavering investment in highly skilled individuals provide us with a captivating glimpse into the boundless potential of enterprise learning. Specifically, organisations must prioritise enhancing remote training capabilities and recognise the immense value of interdisciplinary skills. 

     

    💬 About the podcast guest:  

    Peter is the CEO and founder of MAXART, one of Australia's leading VR/AR training technology companies. He is also the director and co-founder of Raytracer, a space and defence-focused SME that developed a world-first Neutral Buoyancy VR technology. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Well-being training in the digital age

    Well-being training in the digital age

    How can organisations best promote their employees' mental well-being? Remote working and the challenges of the digital era have thrown up a new set of challenges. In another thought-provoking episode of The Learning Curve, Kenny talks with Todd Morgan, CEO of Outside The Locker Room (OTLR).  

    As a charitable organisation, OTLR helps sporting clubs, schools and businesses across Australia change the game for mental health. Todd highlights the impact of technology on social connections and the rise of severe loneliness and poor mental health among employees who work remotely. But is it all bad? 

     

    There's an increased awareness of companies in investing in the mental well-being of their employees. Todd offers practical advice and highlights the potential for digitalisation offer a more accessible and scalable approach to mental health training. Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS), for example, can help companies deliver mental well-being education can also be a valuable tool for supporting individuals' mental health. Listen in to find out more.  

     

     

    💬 About the podcast guest:  

    Todd Morgan is the Chief Executive Officer of Outside The Locker Room, a charity providing mental health education and welfare support to communities across Australia.  

    • 56 min

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