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Gamification in Action

We were recently privileged to speak at the L&D COP (center of practice) conference with the theme of Gamification. We shared some practical gamification applications such as how we gamified the Accelerated Learning books and workshops, our umu mobile engagement tool and our SimTalent Boardgame for building skill in managing talent effectively. During the session we did a umu […]

Building a pipeline of future talent – Workforce planning in action by Jean Kilner

Building a pipeline of future talent – Workforce planning in action  

There is a compelling case for Strategic Workforce Planning, more so now, than ever before. Many sectors experience critical shortages of essential talent, while others struggle to define the shape of the workforce they need in the midst of major and rapid change. Organisations are experiencing huge waves […]

Energos – cutting edge data analytics for leadership and culture transformation initiatives

Energos: We have also recently partnered with Energos to bring cutting edge data analytics for leadership and culture transformation initiatives with a proven track record in incremental and sustainable shifts in behaviour which can be directly correlated to individual and business unit performance through the data. Build your own leadership capability index and grow your organisation’s leadership capability in […]

Grow Talent

Catalyst continues to play a pivotal role in the “Grow Talent” journey at our banking industry client through: developing a strategic approach to people management, developing leadership and technical performance and competency standards, aligning role profiles to strategy and standards at each level, doing skills assessments and building a talent and performance culture. This is setting the foundation for […]

ATD International Talent Best Practice – The 6Rs

I recently had the privilege of speaking and participating at the ATD International Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. The Association of Talent Development (ATD) started in the USA, over 70 years ago and has developed into an annual international gathering of over 10000 talent and learning specialists from all over the globe, sharing their expertise, case studies, innovations […]

Catalyst in KZN

2015 started off well, as we went straight into a Turnaround Strategy with a manufacturing company.

We were approached by an organization to facilitate a Turnaround Strategy for a company in the manufacturing sector. They were a previously very successful company, however, due to technological changes, cheaper products from the East and an ageing workforce, they felt that it was […]

When unexpected change happens to a change catalyst

2015 started with a surprising twist. On the 1st January, I went for a hike in the gorgeous Drakenberg mountains to walk off the overindulging gremlins of the festive season. Towards the end of a stunning 3.5 hour hike, I slipped, fell and severely fractured and dislocated my right wrist. I was rushed off to hospital in Pietermaritzburg, had […]

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    From Passive Entitlement to Active Accountability for Career Development

From Passive Entitlement to Active Accountability for Career Development

“First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.” Walt Disney

The world of work is shifting from traditional and predictable career paths, to relentless change, leaner structures, evolving roles, global opportunities, portfolio lives and a need to find meaning and purpose through the work we do. This leaves a lot of people uncertain, confused and anxious about how to […]

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    A trip to Turkey, Workshops with a difference and other latest happenings

A trip to Turkey, Workshops with a difference and other latest happenings

Catalyst and adventure have gone hand in hand the last few months, here’s some of what we’ve been up to recently

Strategy and Leadership Workshop

A few months ago Catalyst was approached to facilitate a Strategy and Leadership workshop for the Africa and Western Europe Division of a client in the Agribusiness sector; the cherry on the cake was that […]

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    South African Organisations – Accelerated Learning Challenges

South African Organisations – Accelerated Learning Challenges

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

In preparation for writing our book, “Accelerated Learning for Breakthrough Results” we interviewed a number of active contributors in the learning field to […]

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