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Offbeat On Air

Offbeat On Air

By Lavinia Mehedintu & Milica Sapic

We are on a mission to break our L&D bubble! We want to connect to people trying to achieve similar goals to ours, but in other circumstances, with different skills, and tools. We’ll learn how scientists solve problems, how professional athletes think of performance, and how surgeons approach the learning process. All of this to infuse new perspectives into our lives as learning professionals.
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Coaching Practices from the world of Lacrosse
Coaching Practices from the world of Lacrosse
The world of sports is often referenced in organizations. So it seemed natural to have as a guest someone who’s been fully immersed in it and can tell us the story of how coaches nurture player development, but also how they receive support in growing themselves. In this episode, we’re talking to Anne Pedersen, Coaching Coordinator for the European Lacrosse Federation, among others, about the athlete development model, feedback loops, and different units of the coaching development program she facilitates. Our sponsor Joining us for this episode as a sponsor is Innential. Innential makes it easy for HR and L&D teams to automate their talent development workflows like onboarding, personal development plans, and leadership development. They do so through their platform’s flexible learning path system, a diverse content library curated uniquely to your company’s needs, and the ability to upload internal company content like PDFs and videos. Dozens of companies are already using them to level up their talent development workflows, so if that’s something you’re interested in, book a call with them from their website, mention Offbeat On Air, and their founders will happily get in touch with you. Your hosts We’re Lavinia & Mili, and we hope this episode brings you at least one idea you can use in your own practice. If you want to share it with us, feel free to reach out on our LinkedIn profiles, which you can find below. Lavinia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laviniamehedintu/ Milica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milicasapic/ Anne: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aenpedersen/
50:39
December 01, 2022
Exploring Growth Marketing
Exploring Growth Marketing
We've been curious about marketing in L&D for so long! Exploring personas, and learning as much as we can about our audience, among others. But there's more that we can borrow from marketing! In this episode, our guest, Miruna Dragomir, CMO at Planable, walks us through the AARRR growth funnel, how we should go about creating campaigns, and also works with us for a particular use case, sharing how she would approach marketing a leadership development program. Our sponsor Joining us for this episode as a sponsor is Innential. Innential makes it easy for HR and L&D teams to automate their talent development workflows like onboarding, personal development plans, and leadership development. They do so through their platform’s flexible learning path system, a diverse content library curated uniquely to your company’s needs, and the ability to upload internal company content like PDFs and videos. Dozens of companies are already using them to level up their talent development workflows, so if that’s something you’re interested in, book a call with them from their website, mention Offbeat On Air, and their founders will happily get in touch with you. Your hosts We’re Lavinia & Mili, and we hope this episode brings you at least one idea you can use in your own practice. If you want to share it with us, feel free to reach out on our LinkedIn profiles, which you can find below. Lavinia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laviniamehedintu/ Milica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milicasapic/ Miruna: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirunadragomir/
45:00
November 17, 2022
Introduction to Behavior Science & Nudges
Introduction to Behavior Science & Nudges
In this new episode, we go back to exploring behavior change, from another angle. Our guest? Nurit Noble! We first learned about Nurit’s work when we stumbled upon her course: Designing Nudges. Together with her colleague, Christina Gravert, they walked us through what nudges are and the BOOST framework, a process they use in designing nudges to support behavior change in different setups. We explore: The different disciplines that are concerned with behavior science & behavior change; What nudges are and the BOOST process Nurit uses in her work; Different quantitative & qualitative research tools; And using randomized control groups to measure the results of our work. Our sponsor Joining us for this episode as a sponsor is Innential. Innential makes it easy for HR and L&D teams to automate their talent development workflows like onboarding, personal development plans, and leadership development. They do so through their platform’s flexible learning path system, a diverse content library curated uniquely to your company’s needs, and the ability to upload internal company content like PDFs and videos. Dozens of companies are already using them to level up their talent development workflows, so if that’s something you’re interested in, book a call with them from their website, mention Offbeat On Air, and their founders will happily get in touch with you. Your hosts We’re Lavinia & Mili, and we hope this episode brings you at least one idea you can use in your own practice. If you want to share it with us, feel free to reach out on our LinkedIn profiles, which you can find below. Lavinia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laviniamehedintu/ Milica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milicasapic/ Nurit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nnobel/
49:13
November 03, 2022
Leadership Development in the Australian Army
Leadership Development in the Australian Army
Episode 2: Leadership Development in the Australian Army How do other organizations prepare for the future of work? How do they look at leadership development? Why is this episode special you wonder? Because we are going to dive into a totally new space - the army. Joining us on this exploration is Jamie Martin, Director of the Centre for Australian Army Leadership. Jamie has an incredible story! He has led teams of up to 2,000 as a Helicopter Force commander and pilot. As the Commanding Officer of the 5th Aviation Regiment in the Australian Army, he led missions across the SW Pacific and Australia deployed on security missions, amphibious operations, and national disasters like floods and bushfires. Now, in his new role, Jamie is developing programs to grow the leaders of 2040. We talk all about his experience of becoming a leader at an early age, how the Australian Army thinks in terms of leadership development now and for the future, and the lessons he's learning along the way. Our sponsor Joining us for this episode as a sponsor is Innential. Innential makes it easy for HR and L&D teams to automate their talent development workflows like onboarding, personal development plans, and leadership development. They do so through their platform’s flexible learning path system, a diverse content library curated uniquely to your company’s needs, and the ability to upload internal company content like PDFs and videos. Dozens of companies are already using them to level up their talent development workflows, so if that’s something you’re interested in, book a call with them from their website, mention Offbeat On Air, and their founders will happily get in touch with you. Your hosts We’re Lavinia & Mili, and we hope this episode brings you at least one idea you can use in your own practice. If you want to share it with us, feel free to reach out on our LinkedIn profiles, which you can find below. Lavinia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laviniamehedintu/ Milica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milicasapic/ Erica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericaspiegelman/
46:46
October 20, 2022
Addiction & Recovery
Addiction & Recovery
What is addiction? How do you get to recover from addictive behaviors? These are both very important, yet challenging questions. What do they have in common with our work as L&Ds? The process of getting from one behavior you have today to another one that serves you in a more positive way. Or even more important, the process of supporting that transition. In this episode, we spoke to best-selling author, Erica Spiegelman, about her journey of getting rid of an alcohol addiction, using communities, but also quiet time for self-reflection as tools to get rid of addiction, and how L&D can embrace role modeling & repetition to support behavior change. We’re Lavinia & Mili, and we hope this episode brings you at least one idea you can use in your own practice. If you want to share it with us, feel free to reach out on our LinkedIn profiles, which you can find below. Lavinia: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laviniamehedintu/ Milica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milicasapic/ Erica: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericaspiegelman/
30:03
October 06, 2022
Welcome to Offbeat On Air
Welcome to Offbeat On Air
There are so many interesting professions out there. Behavior scientists, fitness instructors, performance coaches, surgeons, ballet performers, cinema directors, astronauts, and landscape architects just to name a few. At a first glance, it might seem they have nothing to do with L&D. But we beg to differ! We’ve found the connecting dots - and we would like to explore them further. In conversations with professionals from the most diverse backgrounds, we will delve from an entirely new standpoint into key concepts that occupy the L&D world. In each episode, we will sit down with a guest from a new exciting discipline to shine a different light on the topic, and connect it back to how we work. Read about the why, the who, and the how right here.
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September 26, 2022