It’s Game On! time

By | 2012-01-31T18:00:34+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

It’s Game On! at TorranceLearning. No, we’re not playing a street hockey game with Wayne and Garth or watching a marathon of a 1980s Canadian sports trivia show. Game On! is a month-long fitness challenge in which you face off against another individual or team and try to out-do each [...]

Books we love

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

From time to time, we get pretty jazzed up here at the office about a book. Here are a few of our recent business lit favorites: The New Small, by Phil Simon (read Megan’s review) The Go-Giver, by John David Mann Getting Naked: A business fable about shedding the three [...]

Our interactive book club

By | 2012-01-31T17:50:23+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

Megan surprised us last month at our Monday morning staff meeting. She passed out a copy of a book called The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann to each of us and explained that we were all going to read the book on our own, and then talk [...]

We do this thing called “the Download”

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

It’s not really a conference. Not even a mini-conference. Well, sort of. The Download is a unique way for learning and development professionals to connect, learn and share. If you want to catch a smattering of what’s going on in learning, pick up some new ideas to put a new [...]

Authentic Megan

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

The joke around our office is that Megan can’t talk without a whiteboard. It’s not like I can draw well or anything. It’s just that I get thinking in 3D and it’s just much faster that way, much richer and more memorable. Besides, almost all the whiteboards in our office [...]

Lots and lots of job movement out there…

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

The other day, LinkedIn sent me this Facebook-esque montage to show me how many of my contacts changed their job titles in 2010. In fact, 92 out of my 513 contacts changed their job titles. That’s just under 20%. Wow. Seems like a lot. Now, I know some of people [...]

Life at the intersection of learning and business

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 January 31st, 2012|News|

It occurred to me recently that, while much of the discussion around “work/life balance” assumes that the two don’t ever coincide, I actually continue to live even after I walk through the office door. In fact, sometimes even more so…. although that may simply be a factor of the length [...]

TorranceLearning is hosting its third Download Event!

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 November 21st, 2011|News|

The Download is almost here... Friday, November 18th, make sure to register now! Our twice-yearly not-really-a-conference gathering is a superb opportunity to mingle among great minds with a common goal... to learn and share. It's a forum of open ideas and fun. How does this all work? We'll have 16 [...]

TorranceLearning wins coveted Excellence in Learning award

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 November 10th, 2011|News|

TorranceLearning accepted a coveted 2010 Brandon Hall bronze award for excellence in the Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management category. The award was accepted alongside TorranceLearning’s client Kerry Ingredients & Flavours. The win was announced on Thursday, November 4 in San Francisco, CA, at the Elearning Guild’s annual conference. [...]

Learning by Falling

By | 2017-09-03T13:14:31+00:00 November 1st, 2011|News|

By Jen Vetter I love learning. I love watching others learn even more. I especially love when those learners are five years old or younger. No, I don’t teach five-year-olds about sales or policies and procedures. In my spare time, I coach a Learn to Play Hockey program at the [...]