empowering people to learn, innovate and perform.
Hello and welcome
My name’s Arun, I’m an experienced learning & performance professional, 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 performance 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.
Feel free to download the free tools at the bottom of this page and/or explore my blog.
Interested in working with me? Please reach out and let’s chat.
Want to work together? Let’s chat.
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.
Past Clients Include
- So you might have noticed from the large announcement above that I’ve launched the Performance Design Canvas 😀
- Download the free Performance Design Canvas here
- Sign up for a free webinar outlining how to make the most of it here.
- And check out the Design for Performance workshops I run that go in depth into using this and other tools to help shift your role from order takers to performance partners. Workshop overview here, or just contact me about in-house options. Not in a team and interested as an individual, please still register your interest as I’ll likely run public sessions on it during 2020.
- In other news, I’ll be launching a Crash Course in Learning Agility in Feb next year. Watch this space.
Where You Can Catch Me
- I’ll be at the AITD Gala Dinner in Melboure during October, say hello if you’re coming.
- As mentioned above, I’ll be presenting this free webinar to launch the Performance Design Canvas on Nov 8th, 2019, register here now.
- And, for future NZ you, I’ll be heading to New Zealand to keynote the NZ AITD Conference in May 2020. Stay tuned for details. I’m looking for inhouse bookings in NZ for around that time.
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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.
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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.