I’m a curious geek who empowers people to learn, innovate and perform.
Hello and welcome
My name’s Arun, I’m an experienced learning, performance and business 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 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 help with learning, innovation and performance? 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.
Curious? Find out more about my services and offers by downloading my rate card.
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I’m very excited to announce the Learning Agility & Innovation Virtual Crash Course, running from Feb to March 2020.
It’s designed for busy people, with a flexible design that fits in and around your work. Including:
- Weekly webinar overviews and check-ins
- Access powerful infographics and animations via the Learn2Learn app
- Online discussionand support
- (Quick) Email tips,success storiesand virtual nudges
- Virtual Networkingopportunities
Different themes each week include how to hack your learning and develop lifelong learning habits to learn more from people, experience and investigation.
Design for Performance Workshops available f2f & virtually.
In other news, I’ve recently launched the free Performance Design Canvas here.
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.
Where You Can Catch Me
Be sure to say hi to me at these events:
- I’ll be presenting a session and running the hackathon at the QUT Coaching and Leadership Conference in late Nov here.
- You can catch me virtually during my Learning Agility Crash Course in Feb & March 2020
- Ill be at the AITD Conference in Sydney on March 17 & 18th
- 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.
- And, if my workshop proposal gets the nod, I’ll be at DevLearn 2020 in October in Vegas.
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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.