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Hello friend of DeakinPrime

Welcome to our first edition of Prime Times for 2016.
We've had an exciting and productive couple of months at DeakinPrime and are looking forward to a terrific year ahead.
In late January we farewelled Head of Commercial Liz Vinning, who retired after 27 years of dedicated service to DeakinPrime. We will all miss Liz a great deal, and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement.
In an insightful article DeakinPrime's Manager of Digitial Learning Solutions, Arun Pradan, nominates his top five reasons why 70:20:10 solutions can fail and what we can do about it. Examining the role of managers and organisations and their attitudes toward blended learning, Arun thoughtfully unpacks the current status of the 70:20:10 model and suggests how it can be better embraced to empower learners and managers.
In February, David Hunter––along with Wendy Palmer and Arun Pradhan––presented the final in DeakinPrime's 70:20:10 breakfast series. During the breakfast they looked at the '70' in the 70:20:10 model of learning and development, and discussed why it can be regarded as 'the secret weapon' of learning. They explored powerful techniques that can deepen workplace learning and create lasting behavioural change, and they discussed a simple, yet powerful 'design thinking approach', in order to identify meaningful and sustained solutions.
Also in February, I was thrilled to be at the investiture ceremony of Deakin University's new Chancellor, Mr John Stanhope. The Waterfront campus in Geelong was ablaze with colour as an academic procession with full academic regalia graced the streets around the campus. The new Chancellor has many years’ experience in governance, finance, accounting and business strategy, as well as a strong relationship with the University. At the investure he signalled an increased focus on the importance of University and industry engagement. We look forward to advancing this agenda under his leadership.

Best wishes

Simon Hann
Chief Executive Officer

In this issue:


Liz Vinning farewelled

In January this year DeakinPrime staff farewelled one of their most loved and valued colleagues. After 27 years and an immense contribution to corporate education DeakinPrime's Head of Commercial Liz Vinning walked through the doors of 550 Bourke Street one last time into her well-earned retirement.

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Five reasons why 70:20:10 solutions fail

by Arun Pradhan, Manager, Digital Learning Solutions, DeakinPrime

I’ll come clean from the start, I’m an enthusiastic practitioner and advocate of 70:20:10. I’ve found it to be a liberating framework that delivers performance based solutions and helps to break L&D out of the confines of… well, L&D.

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Managing vision and purpose

For nearly 20 years clients have asked me to help their leaders better mange vision and purpose.  There is this sense that perhaps if they can communicate the vision well, it’ll inspire those around them.

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Charles Jennings: From courses to campaigns - using the 70:20:10 approach

One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace.  There are many reasons why this objective makes good sense.

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70:20:10 breakfast - the '70'

Earlier this month we held the final breakfast in our 70:20:10 series where we looked at the '70' is the ‘secret weapon’ of learning. for those who couldn't make you can view the video.

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Why your business needs to train its management team

Doctors spend hours a week reading up on new, emergent healthcare. Firemen are re-drilled on new and old safety procedures on a routine basis. The Armed Forces have routine physical and mental checkups for technical personnel as a matter of course. Why should a management team be any different?

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Deakin's new Chancellor invested at special ceremony

Deakin University invested its new Chancellor, Mr John Stanhope, at a special ceremony at its Waterfront campus in Geelong on 15 February. 

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