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Welcome to our news and blog page.

 

Here will share what's new and happening in the world of CAKE People Develeopment and all things Learning and Development.

By Shelley Measures, May 2 2019 01:07PM

The path to becoming qualified hasn’t always been an easy one for the L&D Professional. The Learning landscape is shifting, a new era in being created in the development world; becoming qualified puts you in the best position to inspire employees, influence leaders, shape the organisational approach to boost innovation and growth.


The good news is with the apprenticeship levy, the route to becoming qualified has been made easier.

The bads news is that in May, businesses which are paying the levy, but who haven’t spent it, will start to lose it and the funds will gradually be returned to the Treasury. This means that organisations need to act or lose out.


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Join us for a day of learning, collaboration and networking where we will cover:


Apprenticeships 2 Years on – Margaret Burnside – CAKE People Development


We’ll share the very latest updates and help you understand how to make the most of your levy pot. During the session we’ll be covering:


• The Levy, paying or non-paying - What does that mean to business?

• Funding explained and made simple

• The new rules on funding transfers

• Using the Levy to support your business strategy

• How does a Leadership Development or Learning and Development Apprenticeship work?

• 20% off the job learning - What does that mean and how is it covered?

• Optional qualifications explained

• EPA - Endpoint assessment - What's involved and how is it managed?

• Case studies

• Q&A


The Changing Role of L&D: What Do Modern Practitioners Need to Be? - Steve Finch - Thinqi


The learning landscape of the modern workforce is undergoing a radical transformation. Learners are becoming more independent, and skills requirements are evolving, bringing fresh challenges for organisations to face. There's no denying L&D is changing, so it’s time for us to rethink the role of the L&D practitioner.


So, what do modern L&D practitioners need to be? This session explores some of the key roles the modern practitioner must embrace to achieve success, including:


• Collaborator - breaking down silos and being the conduit between business departments

• Coach & Mentor - supporting the independent learner's journey

• Analyst - gaining insight from data to drive decision-making

• Curator - harvesting and categorising content from the web


Each role is contextualised in the modern L&D setting, with examples of the challenges they present the modern L&D practitioner and how to overcome them to achieve success.


We then offer you the choice of 2 streams; Choose your session, swap part way through if you want to …


Stream 1 - Modern Learning in Practice - Steve Finch


This workshop gets you hands-on with Thinqi, a next-generation learning platform, where we’ll be exploring some of the workflows expected from modern learners. We’ll take a blended learning journey through some of the engaging experiences that are transforming the way businesses are approaching L&D including:


• Personalisation

• Informal resource libraries

• Learner-lead journeys

• Bite-size and microlearning

• Curation and creation

• Reward and recognition

• Digital body language and analytics


This session will give you practical experience of what modern learning looks and feels like for both learners and practitioners, with practical guidance on how you can take this back and apply it to your organisation.


Stream 2 – Social Learning (Collaboration and Coaching) - Margaret Burnside


A collaborative discussion prompted by coaching questions to encourage you to share what’s happening in your organisation. In an informal format, you will share experience with other L&D professionals through facilitated discussion. Questions like:


• How do you work with your stakeholders to truly identify needs?


• How do you involve your stakeholders in any learning solutions?


• Who is responsible for learning and development in your organisation?


• How do you measure the effectiveness of any learning interventions?


• How well established is coaching in your organisation?


• Who coaches? External, internal, managers, HR?


• How do people access coaching in your organisation?


• Where does Mentoring fit in?


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It’s all in – breakfast, snacks, tea and coffee, and a two-course lunch are included in the ticket price. NB – If you have a special dietary requirement? Just let us know, and we’ll make sure there’s something for you to enjoy.


We will be donating 50% of the tickets sales to www.you-make-it.org.


A wonderful charity, based in East London that offers a creative and inspiring programme for young women to access tools, networks, experiences and the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment. Their carefully crafted programme offers group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience and start-up support, along with 1-1 pastoral care and counselling to ensure that their participants thrive in every way possible. They are ensuring that all women, regardless of background, have access to the same opportunities to lead happy, independent and fulfilled lives.



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By Shelley Measures, Dec 19 2018 10:20AM

On 29th November CAKE People Development revealed the winners of the CAKE Coaching Awards.


The awards, part of their East of England coaching and mentoring conference, The Coaching Conversation, held at Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket, bought together 100 HR and L&D professional from across the region.


This year's finalists came from a broad range of organisations and sectors giving CAKE the opportunity to recognise the best coaching practices in the region.


The winner of the CAKE Coaching Champion Award was Miro Vala, Worldwide Fruit Ltd, nominated by HR Director, Tricia McCarron. She said “Miro is our ‘go to’ person, he’s so passionate about helping others develop and has taken his role further than anyone else in the business. He’s continuing his own development in his quest to help others. He recently requested to work part-time, so he could develop his own coaching consultancy which we were delighted to accommodate.”


Judges comments:

Miro has shown vision, passion and energy for his coaching practice and has, for many years, devoted himself to promoting the importance of coaching at work long before it became a hot topic in business. The drive and focus Miro provides and the support he gives his organisation are clear, and the feedback clearly illustrates the impact of his work. We were very impressed by his support of the coaching culture within the organisation over and above his job role — a very worthy winner.


East Coaching Community Healthcare won the award for The Best Coaching Initiative in recognition of the work it has undertaken to introduce coaching techniques into consultations with patients and clients in order to improve their care and outcomes.


Dr Cushen – Brewster, Director of Quality and programme lead, said “We are thrilled to have been recognised for the advances we have been making in introducing health coaching into all our conversations with users of our services. It helps people to take ownership of their care programme and set realistic goals that they want to achieve and that we can help them reach. I’m very proud of our training team and everyone at ECCH who has embraced health coaching principles with such enthusiasm.”


Judges comments:

The judges were very impressed by this application of coaching. It clearly demonstrates the difference in outcomes when you empower people to manage their own health and wellbeing. The submission outlined the approach and results in a compelling way, and the interview added a richness and passion to the entry. A major element of our judging criteria is whether others can learn from the initiative and this entry certainly demonstrates the transferability of approach.



The Coaching Conversation, hosted by CAKE People Development Director, Margaret Burnside, has become a permanent fixture in the East Anglian business calendar and attracts delegates from a wide variety of sectors. Margaret said, “we have a passionate belief that developing people should be at the heart of every organisation with coaching as a vital ingredient.


Our aim is to support the region's organisations to drive performance and build capacity through the use of coaching. Through our work with clients and our partners, we are privileged to see inspiring, innovative local organisations that actively create stimulating working environments with a genuine commitment to learning and development. Our conferences act as means to bring HR and L&D professionals together for an opportunity to connect, learn, discuss ideas, share insights and hear from a range of experts in their field.”


Guest Speakers included Andy Lancaster – Head of Learning and Development CIPD, Linbert Spencer OBE – Director of Central Leadership and renowned author and Coach Julie Starr.


Take a look at the photos from the conference.


For further information, please contact the CAKE team: slice@cakepd.co.uk






By Shelley Measures, May 25 2018 03:04PM

The L&D landscape has changed significantly in recent years, the standard model of classroom only sessions is becoming less common and has moved to a more modern, blended approach, combining different learning techniques.


We recognise that in today’s world the modern learner likes to take responsibility for their development, preferring an experience that is flexible and open with access to a wealth of resources, when they need it. Our CAKE approach fully supports modern learning and adopts the complementary use of social learning, eLearning and other techniques combined with the standard model.


CAKEconnect is our online learning community, it allows us to create a rich, self-paced learning experience, with space for monitoring and giving feedback.


It provides an enriched learning experience and has great benefits not only for the learners but also for our programme facilitators and the learning process itself.


Since we introduced CAKEconnect, we have found our learners are more engaged. By using a variety of approaches the programme content is easy to grasp, and it enables us to use a range of other supporting material. It is an ideal space where we have created an environment that suits individual learners and different learning styles.


We do our very best to account for everyone in our face to face facilitated workshops, but by diversifying our methods, we can ensure everyone has the best opportunity to learn.


CAKEconnect supports learning in many ways:


Time restrictions of the classroom environment are no longer an issue, which deepens the connections between our learners and our facilitators, creating an extremely supportive environment for questions or concerns to be raised and addressed as well as encouraging conversations and peer to peer learning.

It gives our facilitators a feel for the learner trends and enables them to adapt and act accordingly; it’s a huge benefit to be able to add further resources in an instant from discussions with our learners both in the sessions and online.


Another awesome feature is the reporting; it is always good to be able to have at a glance a quick overview of how well our learners are doing, how far they have progressed and how they are responding to the different methods, which leads onto feedback. CAKEconnect allows our facilitators to use the right tools and blended methods to prepare feedback, and deliver it most effectively.


Overall, it helps the learning become much more meaningful, it engages and encourages learners to take greater responsibility for their learning, and it makes it fun.


Call the CAKE Team today to discover how our CAKEconnect community can support your development solutions 01603 733006.



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