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6 Questions on the Future of Learning in Universities with Professor Michael Nolan

University students are the future of our workforce. However, most students don’t get the chance to practice the key skills that are necessary for them to thrive in the workplace. At Ethical Angel, we’re on a mission to change that, and recently we spoke to Professor Michael Nolan, a senior lecturer at the University of Minnesota about how universities need to evolve to deliver these skills.

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5 Benefits of Purpose-led Learning & Development

The CIPD definition of learning and development is to create the right culture and environment for individuals and organisations to learn and grow. But currently, some would say, it’s not fulfilling its role. A recent survey found that 75% of managers were dissatisfied with their company’s L&D function, and 70% of employees say they don’t have the right skills to do their job effectively. This is clear evidence that learning and development is not working, as employees and managers are not getting the right assistance to grow, learn and ultimately develop.

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What is Experiential Learning?

When you were at school, you may remember that we were constantly told that the best way to learn was by doing… Of course, most of us didn’t take any notice of this advice and carried on with the “proven method” of getting our heads in books. And how wrong we were. A recent study found that when it comes to practising what is learned compared to just studying written material, retention of information more than doubles with practice, from 29% to 68%. 

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Alvin's Podcast: Chris Blackwell, Founder of Purpose Led Performance

On this podcast, I talk to Chris Blackwell the founder of Purpose Led Performance a consultancy that provides leadership development and consultancy to Scale-Ups and purpose driven organisations. Chris talks to us about building a successful and sustainable business, why being purpose driven is important for any business, and the benefits of leadership and employee skills development in today's evolving corporate world.

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How to Measure Soft Skills In The Workplace

Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba, says soft skills are the future. Humans cannot process data quicker than machines, so don’t try. Do what they can't, which is collaborate, influence, lead, and problem solve. He follows the countless professionals who advocate soft skills as the way forward, the future, the key to unlocking the workforce.

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Alvin's Podcast: Anum Mall, Founder & Chair of WHEWW

On this podcast, I talk to Anum Mall the Founder and Chair of The World Health, Education and Women Welfare Trust UK (WHEWW) a non-profit grant-making organisation supporting holistic development initiatives in the UK and globally. We talk to Anum about her passion and work including the current WHEWW project to rebuild and renovate St Teresa’s Hospital in Mirpurkhas District, Pakistan. Anum also shares her experience with Ethical Angel and how the platform has helped WHEWW secure much needed technical support and referrals to partners and opportunities.

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Ethical Angel supports middle managers

Long Live The Middle Manager

There is so much written about the role and value of middle management, those running teams of up to 15 people. Over the years they have received a lot of criticism, but in reality, middle managers are absolutely vital in translating the needs and wants of the C-suite into actionable plans that can be delivered by employees that make up a business’ various teams.


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