May 19, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Techniques to Read People – Making Sense of Truth and Lies in an L&D Setting

What is it that we see and hear from others that helps us believe they are being truthful? A successful coach or L&D practitioner needs to be able to accurately read the information or feedback given off by their coachee or learner in a variety of settings. Current CIPD qualifications tend to stay away from deception;…

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May 14, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Meet Our HR Record Breaker Robert Pender

Robert Pender completed the Level 5 HR Diploma with DPG in record breaking time, beating our previous record holder Richard Spencer by 28 days. It took Robert just 93 days to complete his Human Resource Diploma including all assessments and marking from DPG’s expert facilitators. We interviewed Robert about his DPG experience and we hope…

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May 1, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Should We Forget Learning and Focus on Performance?

As we try to come to terms with the ghastly implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, how we measure the performance of our organisations has never been more important. We wanted to share what has been happening with our Kirkpatrick Partners to address the performance issue. The New World Kirkpatrick Model has turned Don Kirkpatrick’s original four…

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April 29, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Online Learning Advice in a Webinar World

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn,” Benjamin Franklin Over 300 years ago Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, recognised that as a learner himself he needed to be involved in the process of learning. 300 years later what…

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April 28, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

The course designed to make you AND your organisation better!

CIPD Level 7 blended Human Resource Management is a very different kind of program to some of the others that we offer. It provides a strategic insight into how organisations work and how they can be developed further.  Whether you specialise in human resource development or human resource management you can work with DPG to…

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April 24, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

Helping learners (and my Mum!) to connect in a digital way in a ‘COVID-19’ world

I was lucky enough to specialise in using technology for learning, long before most companies had a focus on it. This was a great opportunity for me to really understand what was happening and what was just a ‘fad’ (not always clear at the beginning). I landed an amazing role as ‘Research and Development Consultant’.…

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April 20, 2020 | Posted in the Blog

An insight into what it is like working with DPG at the moment

Working from Home, or ‘WFH’, was a new concept for me and one that I had previously assumed I would struggle with. The thought of making my morning coffee without bumping into one of my colleagues for a daily catch up was something I believed I would not take kindly to. However, four weeks into…

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What is the Best Leadership Approach During a Crisis?

What an impact an inspirational leader can make! Is it surprising that for years so many have sought to understand the magic of leadership? Many conflicting philosophies, styles, behaviours. Is it an art or a science? Nature or nurture? Somehow a leader instils a sense of trust! Even now … The decision to ‘lock down’…

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