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Training magazine Events: Exploring Three Impossibility Frontiers

By Tony O’Driscoll, Executive Director, Duke Corporate Education As we set our sights on the Training 2013 conference in Orlando, we wondered what guidance Walt Disney himself might have for us. What insights could Walt provide to help guide our unending quest to help organizations and the individuals working within them become the very best? Time and time again we kept coming back to a single quote of his: “It’s fun to do the impossible.”

Trainer Talk: The 30-Year View

By Bob Pike CSP, CPAE USA Today recently celebrated its 30th birthday. That edition of the newspaper contained both a backward view for 30 years and a forward view. I read with a great deal of interest the forward view—especially when it started talking about education. In a nutshell, the predictions are:

World View: Focus on Nigeria

By Lexi Rifaat, Global Marketing Coordinator, Aperian Global The history of what is now Nigeria goes back thousands of years, with evidence indicating that people have lived in this area of Africa since at least 9,000 B.C. Since gaining its independence from Great Britain in 1960, Nigeria has been ruled by a series of military coups interrupted by brief periods of democratic rule. Now a young democracy with a very recent constitution, Nigerians are still dealing with many years of political and social confusion.

How to Create Lasting Change

By Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA Here are my suggestions about how to make change last: Look at what you are doing now. Make a decision to change one thing. An excellent way to improve your current situation is to initially accept things the way they are. When you know where you are, you then can make thoughtful adjustments.

Best Practices: Fostering a Global Mindset

By Sirin Köprücü, Senior Associate,and Neal Goodman, Ph.D., President, Global Dynamics, Inc.

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