Podcast 206 — Global L&D in the social sector

Working within a global L&D network has both opportunities and challenges. But how do they differ within the social sector? How do global organizations deliver learning in rural areas with poor internet connections? And what impact has COVID-19 had on their approach?

Written by Nicola Boyle
Published 04 August 2020
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Podcast 206 — Global L&D in the social sector

This week on The Good Practice Podcast, Nicola Boyle and Ross Garner are joined by Claire Wilson, Head of Global Learning Lab at the Social Enterprise Academy. She shares her experiences of working in global L&D in the social sector.

We discuss: 

  • How the Social Enterprise Academy deliver L&D globally

  • The challenges of delivering learning in developing countries

  • The impact of COVID-19 on global L&D in the social sector.

To find out more about Social Enterprise Academy, check out their website: https://www.socialenterprise.academy/scot/

In What I Learned This Week, Nicola recommended the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Soul Music', the episode on 'I will Survive' can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l7zc

The book that Ross recommended was The Hardest Job in the World by John Dickerson, available at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hardest-Job-World-American-Presidency/dp/1984854518

John Dickerson co-hosts the Slate: Political Gabfest. Listen at: https://slate.com/podcasts/political-gabfest

For a somewhat twee reminder of how we used to consider the Presidency, see The American President, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/

Claire recommended The Happy Newspaper, online at: https://thehappynewspaper.com/

Claire Wilson

Claire Wilson

Head of Global Learning Lab, Social Enterprise Academy

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Nicola Boyle

Nicola Boyle

Marketing Communications Executive, Emerald Works

Nicola has over six years of marketing communications experience. Her responsibilities include managing social media, podcast and webinar channels, as well content management and event planning. Nicola enjoys identifying and anticipating client needs and delivering the best possible experience to build successful long-standing client relationships.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.
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