The PLF as Organisational Leader

"I like what you write, but it isn't relevant for me," said a friend. "I'm not a trainer. I work with people. I manage a department".

"Then, fortunately, being a Professional Learning Facilitator is still one of the best investments for your skillset," I begin.

"How so?"

"Well, as a PLF, you practice the philosophy of Learn It, Do It, Live It. This helps you to provide instructions so that your people don't just understand and carry them out, but they become champions of the culture you're building in your organisation," I reply.

"The L.E.A.R.N. model helps you get that done by specifically appealing to how the brain processes information and how it likes to be persuaded. You can then customise your message to get it across to individuals and groups," I add.

"Sounds useful. It also doesn't sound like a train-the-trainer course," he challenged.

"That's because the approach is different. It prepares you to develop skills to interact and collaborate with people, not command and control," I smiled.

"I get it. You facilitate, not dominate," he offers.

"That's a good way to put it. We are all human beings. People respect you for how you help them, not how you demean them. So, to get the ball rolling, respect them as peers first. Then, the mutual respect will come," I conclude.

"But, what if I don't get the respect that will help me and them do our jobs?" he asked, now interested.

"Let's talk..."