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Learning Pool’s Hang Ten with John Helmer

Introducing Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’

We know that the impact of the recent global pandemic and the uncertainty that surrounds it is putting strain across all areas of business, and that includes Learning & Development. Thus inspiring Learning Pool’s ‘Hang Ten’ series.

This video series will consist of informal five-minute chats and will give you a great opportunity to feel connected to others in the industry and gain a rare glimpse into their day-to-day lives. Sharon Claffey Kaliouby will be hosting the series and will be joined by a number of learning professionals to discuss how they are in general and how they’re coping with the current climate.

For series 20, Sharon was joined by writer, speaker, podcaster and Communications Consultant, John Helmer. 

John is the host of The Learning Hack, a podcast about the people and technologies that are shaping the future of learning. During the Hang Ten, Sharon and John discuss the importance of podcasts in L&D and explains how they aren’t a broadcast medium but are in fact a networking medium.  They allow you to go into more detail about niche topics and create conversations with people from all over the world.

John also talks about one of the most popular themes in his podcasts this year so far, which is #womeninlearning. He talks about the fascinating research behind the statement ‘more diverse teams make better decisions’ which showed that the diversity of a group has more effect on its collective intelligence than the intelligence of the constituent members of it. 

Watch the Hang Ten to find out more:

What is a Hang Ten?

According to the Wiki dictionary, a Hang Ten is ‘a surfing maneuver in which a surfer stands and hangs all his or her toes over the nose of the board.’ It’s a maneuver all surfers want to achieve on a longboard and requires great skill and expertise. At Learning Pool, a number of our innovative products are very water-driven, we have our LXP Stream, Waves, Rapids, and Flo.  We also work with some of the most impressive client companies,  so we thought this idea fit perfectly.


Watch other videos in the Hang Ten Series

If you enjoyed this Hang Ten, check out the others in the series.

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