I’m a curious & empathetic geek who empowers people to learn, innovate and perform.
Hello and welcome
My name’s Arun,
At the heart of everything, I’m an extremely curious, empathetic and geeky human.
Beyond that I’m an experienced learning, performance and innovation strategist, having developed solutions for some of Australia’s largest companies.
I was recognised by the AITD as Australia’s Learning Professional of the Year in 2017 and I’ve developed an international reputation, particularly for my work in enabling learning agility and using design thinking to co-design innovative and impactful blended learning solutions. I have broad experience in emerging technologies and am an unashamed geek when it comes to learning science, cognitive psychology, behavioural economics, marketing and anything that provides insights into how people think, behave and change. Importantly, I’m adept at translating my diverse tech and geek knowledge into impactful strategies.
Curious? Feel free to explore my blog to preview my approach and download some cool tools. Interested in a crash course in learning agility? Check out Learn2Learn, I’ve recently made this resource totally free with no sign-ups so you can check it out right now. And be sure to check out my latest project — ModelThinkers, which empowers you to be smarter, faster, with an actionable playbook of the world’s most powerful ideas. I’m REALLY excited about ModelThinkers so please do check it out.
PLEASE NOTE — I am no longer available for consulting gigs as I’ve taken a role as GM of Learning @ ANZ.
I’m still building ModelThinkers so be sure to stay in touch with me via the free ModelThinkers newsletter that I continue to write every weekend :).
These services are currently unavailable – though you can still access Learn2Learn and ModelThinkers.
Learning Design & Strategy
Co-designing digital and blended learning campaigns. Aligning and enabling learning, performance & business strategy.
Keynotes & Presentations
Engaging keynotes on the future of work, future of learning, developing learning agility, design thinking and more. Funny, insightful and actionable!
Workshops & Training
A range of engaging workshops including ‘From Order Taker to Performance Partner for L&D’; ‘Crash Course in Design Thinking’; and Developing Learning Agility’. Custom workshops and training available.
ModelThinkers & Learn2Learn
Learn2Learn is a free web app to develop learning agility. And ModelThinkers is an actionable playbook of the world’s most powerful ideas to be smarter, faster.
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Interviews with Arun
Neuroscience & Learning
A novel comic-styled interview by Learnovators, covering neuroscience, learning design and the launch of learn2learn. From Nov 2016.
A written interview conducted by Jeffrey Dalto, this explores lifelong learning and learning agility. From Jan 2018.
Design Thinking for Learning
The Learning Hook Podcast interview on design thinking tips and designing blended learning for performance. From Feb 2018.
How do I develop Learning Agility?
This interview has become one of Good Practice’s most popular podcast episodes, exploring the art of learning agility.
Making of Learn2Learn
The Learning Uncut podcast explores behind the scenes of Learn2Learn and developing learning agility at scale. From 2019
Digital learning & Design Thinking
This short video-based interview explored using design thinking for digital learning. From 2019, featured in the FutureLearn Transforming Digital Learning MOOC.
Learning Event Canvas
Use this handy A4 canvas to get the most from your next conference, workshop or event.
Download the Learning Event Canvas here.
Performance Design Canvas
A double sided A3 page canvas that supports learning and performance design. From gap analysis to solution design.
Download the Performance Design Canvas here.
Continuous Learning Canvas
An A3 canvas to help you commit to deeper and more effective continuous learning.
Download the Continuous Learning Canvas here.
Featured Articles & Infographics
Vist my blog here for all my articles & infographics and just check out some of the highlights below.
Learning Agility in an Age of Augmentation.
From mammoths to AI chess games, this article examines how to future-proof ourselves in an age of disruption.
Infographic: If Learning was Water
A classic infographic with a slightly soggy metaphor. It’s an old one but I updated it slightly recently.
Learning in a High Performance Ecosystem
The crowdsourcing of a powerful model to represent high performance ecosystems, one of my most used images.
Design Thinking for Learning Innovation
An article and video filmed a few years ago outlining my end-to-end process for incorporating design thinking for learning innovation.
Cartoon: The New Modern Learning Styles
Are you sick of the persistence of learning style conversations despite the evidence against them? Try these new hillarious versions!
Dear Training, A Breakup Letter from L&D
One of my first articles, written in 2015, a parody about the major shift that L&D professionals must make.